PB Classroom Newsletter for the week of 9/23/19

This week in Mrs. Mendoza’s class:

All  About Apples!

Book Corner: Children can share books about apples.

Writing: Children observe apples and write stories about their experiences with that delicious fruit.

Math/Fine Motor Children develop their fine motor skills using a variety of materials and count how many they have.

Science: Children explore the parts of the apple. Taste and graph what color of apple is the favorite in our PB class.

Dramatic Play: Children pretend that they are in an Apple Stand.

Construction: Children use blocks and cardboard to build ramps to perform an apple race.

Art: Children express their creativity using real apples as a painting tool.

Sand table: Children sort apples that they find in the sensory table.

Religion: Children continue to practice The Lord’s Prayer every morning during circle time and pray before meals.

Notes and Reminders

We are a peanut and tree nut free classroom.

Please keep the “home toys” at home.

We play outside rain or shine! Make sure that your child brings a coat every day.

Please be sure to bring a set of extra clothes.

Upcoming Events

This Friday, September 27th, there will be no PM Preschool to allow for staff development time. AM only and Full day students will need to be picked up at 11:10 am. There will also be no after school extension that day.

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Hello! My name is Anna Buenvenida and I am excited to join the SMM staff as the Preschool Director. I am grateful for this opportunity to combine my fondness for teaching with my cherished Catholic faith. I graduated from the UW with my B.S. degree in Psychology and then completed their Early Childhood Special Education program to earn my M.Ed. degree. Over the years and in different ways, I have had the privilege of working with young children with special needs and their families. I first worked as a Family Resource Coordinator for the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation in Magnolia. After grad school, I continued to work with infants and toddlers as a Special Educator at Wonderland Developmental Center in Shoreline. Eventually, I joined the Edmonds School District where I taught a developmental preschool classroom of 3-5 year old’s with a variety of special needs. After several fulfilling years of teaching, I decided to stay at home to spend more time with our kids, Marianna and Valentina. My husband Marc and I have really enjoyed being a part of the SMM community since Marianna started preschool here 4 years ago. We love watching the kids grow together, the sense of camaraderie with other parents, and the dedication of the teachers. I am looking forward to being more involved with the SMM community in this special way and to a wonderful school year!