PB Classroom Newsletter for the week of 9/30/19

This Week in Mrs. Mendoza’s class:

Book Corner: Children can share books about families and communities.

Writing: Children draw, trace, match and copy the letters in their first name.

Math: Children make sets of classroom objects, compare the sets, and count the number of objects in each one.

Science: Children match, compare and sort adult animals and their babies.

Dramatic Play: Children continue to pretend that they are at the Apple Stand with family and friends.

Construction: Children make houses using blocks.

Art: Children make pictures of their families, home, and communities using variety of materials.

Sand table: Children make sets of objects and shapes out of sand. They compare and match the sets.

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


Please be sure to bring a set of extra clothes and return the ones that we



Picture Make up/Re-take day: Tuesday October 1, 2019

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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!