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3-year-olds Archives | St. Mary's School

Watch the Video: Our School Community & Educational Philosophy

Take a peek behind the scenes to see what makes our school so special for children and their families.  […]
Posted June 14, 2018

“Loose Parts” Help Children Think Critically, Take Risks

Rocks, sticks, gems, shells, tree blocks, beads, corks and paper towel tubes. “We call these materials ‘loose parts,’ and they help to inspire open-ended play,” said Shannon Jones, 3/4-Year-Olds teacher. “These natural and synthetic mate[…]
Posted February 23, 2018

St. Mary’s Episcopal Preschool Awarded Accreditation by NAEYC

We are pleased to announce that St. Mary’s Episcopal Preschool has been awarded accreditation by NAEYC, The National Association for the Education of Young Children. NAEYC Accreditation is a transformative quality improvement system that sets p[…]
Posted January 30, 2018

St. Mary’s Families Enjoy a “Great Pumpkin” Night

St. Mary's preschool families gathered together for Family Night Oct. 24. An annual tradition, Family Night allows parents, preschool children and siblings to gather together, build community and have fun. This year, we had a pizza party, and the chi[…]
Posted October 26, 2017

Why It’s Great to Re-Read Your Child’s Favorite Stories

Did you know that reading your child's favorite stories to them (again! and again!) actually promotes comprehension and boosts vocabulary acquisition? "Every morning during circle time, we participate in repeated reading," said Mrs. Jones, teacher[…]
Posted September 22, 2017

“Camping” with the 3/4-Day Class Extends Dramatic Play

The children in Mrs. Jones' 3/4-Day class had so much fun with the bear cave and learning about bears that play has been extended to CAMPING! A tent has been brought in for children to "roast hot dogs" and "toast marshmallows" to make s’mores! "[…]
Posted March 02, 2017

A Bear Cave in the Classroom

After enjoying bear puppets, the children in Mrs. Jones' 3/4-Day class have been creating a bear cave in the classroom. Over several days, the children were invited to paint a large box that would become the cave. Natural blocks, rocks, pinecones and[…]
Posted February 15, 2017

Puppets Promote Language Development, Imagination

Recently, puppets have been incorporated into the dramatic play area in Mrs. Jones' 3/4-Year-Olds classroom. The class read "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" and used the puppets to help tell the tale. The children have been delighted to use the puppe[…]
Posted February 02, 2017

Christmas Cheer and Fine Motor Skills

The children in the three/four-day class have been enjoying fine motor activities centered around Christmas. Students are using tongs to sort Christmas-themed erasers; creating candy cane patterns with pony beads and pipe cleaners; and using tangram […]
Posted December 14, 2016

Open Time Means More Experiences, More Friends

Each morning when they come in, the children in Mrs. Jones' Three/Four-Day class and Mrs. Fogg's Three-Day class participate in Open Time. "The doors are opened between the two classrooms, and the children are afforded more opportunities to intera[…]
Posted November 17, 2016