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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

Not Just Building Blocks

The children in Mrs. Fogg’s and Mrs. Kuhla’s three-day class have found out it’s more fun to play with friends than on their own. “Spring has sprung not only flowers, but a new community in our room,” Fogg said. “Much of the play this ye[…]
Posted May 02, 2016

Butterfly Observations

The children in Mrs. Jones’ 3/4-day class have been exploring the life cycle of butterflies by keeping a habitat in the classroom and observing caterpillars create their chrysalises and eventually emerge as butterflies. “The children have learne[…]
Posted April 28, 2016

Welcoming Our New Chaplain

Amelia McDaniel is the new director of children's ministries for St. Mary's Episcopal Church and the newly appointed chaplain for the preschool. Amelia has 20 years of experience in serving both churches and schools of the Episcopal tradition. She be[…]
Posted March 15, 2016

Indoor Fun

Rain, snow, freezing temperatures – nothing can dampen the spirits of the three/four-year-olds in Mrs. Jones' class! “There are so many opportunities for gross motor development at St. Mary’s that children are still able to get their energy ou[…]
Posted March 03, 2016

Self-Serve Paint

In the three-year-olds class, Mrs. Fogg and Mrs. Kuhla have introduced “Self-Serve Paint,” offering different colored paint in pump soap dispensers. “This is a fun way to enable the children to be more independent,” Kuhla said. “We have fo[…]
Posted February 12, 2016