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

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

Inspiring a Sense of Wonder in Nature

"At St. Mary’s, we believe in connecting children with nature as often and as early in their development as possible," said Shannon Jones, 3/4-Day teacher. Jones' class went on a nature walk this week to look for signs of Fall. Students explored[…]
Posted November 01, 2016

Three-Day Children Find Out “What Makes a Rainbow?”

After reading "What Makes a Rainbow?" by Betty Schwartz, the children in Mrs. Fogg's three-day class couldn't wait to start creating. Using several mediums such as finger paint, water color, and easel paint, the children were allowed to explore h[…]
Posted October 28, 2016

Encouraging School Success by Fostering Community, Belonging

When children feel connected and safe in a caring community, they know what to expect so they have the confidence to learn and take risks. "In the 16 years that St. Mary’s has been providing quality education for our little ones, this is probabl[…]
Posted September 16, 2016