MRS. SOUTHERN'S TEACHER PAGE

Welcome to Preschool!

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Romans 15:13

MRS. SOUTHERN’S CLASS INFORMATION

Session 2 ? January- April 2020 Class Schedule ? Wednesday 8:30? and Friday 10:15

Jan 8/10: Class 1

Jan 15/17: Class 2

Jan 22/24: Class 3- Dinosaur Day

Jan 29/31: NO CLASS

Feb 5/7: Class 4- Transportation

Feb 12/14: Class 5 Valentine’s Day

Feb 19/21: Class 6

Feb 26/28: Class 7

Mar 4/6: Class 8

Mar 11/13: Class 9- Bug Day

Mar 18/20: NO CLASS

Mar 25/27: Class 10- Ocean Day

Apr 1/3: Class 11- Easter

Apr 8/10: NO CLASS

Apr 15/17: Class 12- Last Class

Snack time is fun for Preschoolers and gives them an opportunity to socialize with their classmates toward the end of the day. I want to introduce them to some healthy food choices as I feel nutrition is so important with young children. Along with the snacks that are brought in each day they will drink water. Please provide 5-ounce cups and napkins for the children on your snack day.?(Please send in ONLY 18 cups and napkins as we do not have room to store tons of cups and napkins).
PLEASE DO NOT SEND SNACKS THAT CONTAIN OR ARE PROCESSED IN A FACILITY WITH ANY KIND OF NUTS.

Please pick one item from?BOTH CATEGORIES?to send in on your snack day.

Below is a list of acceptable snacks for the year:

Category A

Category B

Cereal (i.e. Corn Flakes, Crispix, Froot Loops, Pops and Apple Jacks)

Individual applesauce cups

Crackers (i.e. Ritz, Wheat Thins, Honeymaid Graham Crackers) with cheese (optional)

Pre-cut fresh fruit (dip optional) i.e. apples and caramel

Pretzels (i.e. Gold Roll)

Pre-cut fresh veggies (dip optional) i.e. carrots and ranch dressing

Tostito Brand plain tortilla corn chips no seasoning

Salsa

Veggie Straws

Cheese sticks

Tuesday

Thursday

September 24

Mrs. Southern

September 26

#1

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October 1

#2

October 3

#3

October 8

FIELD TRIP

October 10

NO SCHOOL

October 15

#4

October 17

#5

October 22

#6

October 24

#7

October 29

#8

October 31

#9

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November 5

#10

November 7

#11

November 12

#12

November 14

#13

November 19

#14

November 21

#15

November 26

#16

November 28

NO SCHOOL THANKSGIVING

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December 3

#17

December 5

#18

December 10

#1

December 12

#2

December 17

Christmas Celebration

December 19

NO SCHOOL Christmas break

December 24

NO SCHOOL

December 26

NO SCHOOL

December 31

NO SCHOOL

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January 2

NO SCHOOL

January 7??????????

#3

January 9

#4

January 14?????????

#5

January 16??????

#6

January 21

#7

January 22

#8

January 28

#9

January 30

#10

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February 4

#11

February 6

#12

February 11

#13

February 13

Valentine Party

February 18

#14

February 20

#15

February 25

#16

February 27

#17

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March 3

#18

March 5

#1

March 10

#2

March 12

#3

March 17

#4

March 19

NO SCHOOL- Conferences

March 24

#5

March 26

#6

March 31

#7

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April 2

Easter Party

April 7

Spring Break No school

April 9

Spring Break No school

April 14

#8

April 16

#9

April 21

#10

April 23

#11

April 28

#12

April 30

#13

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May 5

FIELD TRIP

May 7

#14

May 12

#15/#16

May 14

CLASS PICNIC

May 19

#17/#18

May 21

Closing Service

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PRE-3?S AM SCHEDULE (times are approximate)

Tuesday
8:30-8:40 Arrival / Free Play

8:40?9:00 Opening Activities / Story Time:
A large group time ? we start with an opening song and prayer, look at the job chart and schedule for the day, and celebrate birthdays. We will look in our learning basket to practice the color, number, or letter of the day. Then we will have Story Time, which sometimes relates to activities that follow.

9:00?9:20 Activity Time:
The children will take turns working in small groups with a teacher on learning activities or art activities, and will also have free choice play at centers such as: Play dough, Kitchen Center, Reading Pool, Puzzles and Manipulatives, Legos and Blocks, Writing center, and Sensory table.

9:20?9:40 Gym (when available)

9:40?10:05 Finish Activity Time

10:05?10:10 Clean-up

10:10?10:30 Bible Time / Large Group Activities:
A second large group time that includes Bible Time (when we learn from the Bible about God and His Son Jesus, our best friend and Savior), songs, finger plays, and learning activities. On the days we don?t go outside or to the gym, this time will be longer and will include large motor movement activities.

10:30?10:50 Wash / Snack Time / Show and Tell

11:00 Dismissal
Thursday
8:30 – 8:40 Arrival / Free Play

8:40 ? 9:00 Opening Activities / Story Time

9:00 ? 9:20 Activity Time
9:20?9:40 Gym (when available)
9:40-10:05 Finish Activity Time

10:05-1:10 Clean-up

10:10 ? 10:30 Bible Time / Large Group Activities

10:30 – 10:50 Wash / Snack Time / Show and Tell

11:00 Dismissal

PRE-3?S PM SCHEDULE (times are approximate)

Tuesday
12:15?12:25 Arrival / Free Play

12:25?12:45 Opening Activities / Story Time:
A large group time ? we start with an opening song and prayer, look at the job chart and schedule for the day, and celebrate birthdays. We will look in our learning basket to practice the color, number, or letter of the day. Then we will have Story Time, which sometimes relates to activities that follow.

12:45?1:30 Activity Time:
The children will take turns working in small groups with a teacher on learning activities or art activities, and will also have free choice play at centers such as: Play dough, Kitchen Center, Reading Pool, Puzzles and Manipulatives, Legos and Blocks, Writing center, and Sensory table.

1:30?1:35 Clean-up

1:35-1:55 Gym (when available)

1:55 ? 2:15 Bible Time / Large Group Activities:
A second large group time that includes Bible Time (when we learn from the Bible about God and His Son Jesus, our best friend and Savior), songs, finger plays, and learning activities. On the days we don?t go outside or to the gym, this time will be longer and will include large motor movement activities.

2:15 ? 2:35 Wash / Snack Time / Show and Tell

2:45 Dismissal

Thursday
12:15 ? 12:25 Arrival / Free Play

12:25 ? 12:45 Opening Activities / Story Time

12:45 ? 1:30 Activity Time

1:30-1:35 Clean-up

1:35-1:55 Gym (when available)

1:55 ? 2:15 Bible Time / Large Group Activities

2:15 ? 2:35 Wash / Snack Time / Show and Tell
2:45 Dismissal

Mrs. Southern?s Preschool 3?s Class Calendar??? 2019-2020

* Denotes events where students must be accompanied by an adult throughout the whole event

Tuesday, Sept. 3? ? ? ? * Open House ??????????? AM class: anytime between 9:00-11:00 am

PM class: anytime between 12:30-2:30 pm

Tuesday, Sept. 10? ? First day of school?? 9:00-10:00 am / 1:00-2:00 pm

Thursday, Sept. 12? ? ?Class?? 9:00-10:00 am / 1:00-2:00 pm

Tues., Sept. 17 and Thurs. Sept. 19? ? ?Class?? 8:30-10:15 am / 12:15-2:00 pm

Tuesday, Sept. 24? ? Class begins regular schedule?? 8:30-11:00 am / 12:15-2:45 pm

Tuesday, October 1? ? Picture Day

Tuesday, October 8? ?Westview Orchard Pumpkin Field trip 9:30/12:30

Thursday, October 10? No school- fall break

Thursday, Nov. 28? No School: Thanksgiving

Tuesday, Dec. 17??????Christmas Celebration A.M. 8:30 arrival, 9:00-10:00 party, families 10:00-10:05 arrival

Christmas Celebration P.M. 12:15 arrival, 12:45-1:45 party, families 1:45-1:50 arrival

Dec. 19, 24,26, 31 Jan. 2?????? No School ? Christmas Break

Tuesday, Jan. 7? ? First day back to school after Christmas Break

Thursday, Feb. 13? ? ?Valentine Party

Thursday, Mar. 19? No school- Conferences

Thursday, Apr. 2 Easter Party

Tues Apr. 7 & Thurs Apr. 9? ? No School- Spring Break

Tuesday, Apr. 14? ?School resumes after Spring Break

Tuesday, May 5? ?** Field Trip to Sterling Heights Nature Center? ?9:30 am /12:30 pm

Thursday, May 14? ?** Picnic ? Waldenburg Park (Families invited) ??9:30-11 am / 12:15-1:45 pm

Tuesday, May 19? ? ?Last regular class day

Thursday, May 21? ? ?** Closing Service (Families invited) ????10-11 am for all classes

Book Orders are due: Friday, March 13, 2020

Meet the Teacher and the Assistant
Kate Southern – 3 Year Old Lead Teacher

My name is Kate Southern. I am married to my husband of 10 years, Tom. We have been members at Immanuel since 2009. I am a mother of four children. Emma (16) and Carter (14), my stepchildren, we affectionately refer to as ?the bigs?. Caraline (8) and Coleton (6) are our youngest, and we refer to them as ?the littles?. I graduated from Michigan State University in 2004 with a BA in Psychology. After working as an assistant at Tutor Time in Okemos and then as a paraprofessional in Bloomfield Hills, I returned to graduate school at Wayne State University to pursue a Master?s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. I graduated in 2010 and completed my clinical fellowship at Children?s Hospital of Michigan. I continue to work part-time as an SLP, primarily in the home care setting with medically fragile children and young adults. I have assisted Mrs. Clor and Mrs. Sell in the 4 year old and 3 year old programs before becoming a lead teacher of 3’s last year. I am so thankful that the Lord has led me to this opportunity to teach at Immanuel. I am so excited to share the love of Jesus with your tiny treasures and 3 year old preschoolers.

Becky Safran- 3 Year Old Assistant Teacher

My name is Becky Safran. I am very excited to continue to work with children and families here at Immanuel. I have been married to Matt for 18 years and we live in Clinton Township. We have three children, all of whom attend(ed) school here at Immanuel. My son Luke is in tenth grade, my son Noah is in seventh grade, and my daughter Leah is in fifth grade. We also have two dogs named Penny and Parker. In my free time, I enjoy attending my children?s sporting events, reading, and spending time with family and friends. I assisted Carol Shull in 3 year old preschool for two years and am excited for this opportunity to team up with Kate for a 2nd year, my 4th year at Immanuel.