May 14-18, 2018

Hello families!

This is the last website update I will post for the year-how time flies! I just want to say thank you for trusting me as one of your child’s first teachers in their formal education. I have enjoyed watching each student grow and learn in their time here. Each has a very bright future ahead! I have also loved getting to know families and appreciate your willingness to partner with me as we problem solved together this year. Please don’t hesitate to drop me a note next year- even just to say hello. I would love to hear from you, anytime!


In our small groups next week, we will be studying live worms, going on a bug hunt, and using strings to create unique art. Our read aloud books are Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, Pete the Cat and His White Shoes, and Pete the Cat Rockin’ in His School Shoes. Next week we will also be continuing to practice how to eat in the cafeteria!

.      Our last day of school is Thursday, May 24! Preschool will be participating in the Kloefkorn Field Day from 9:15-11:15 am. Please make sure your child is dressed in appropriate active wear (running shoes, comfortable bottom and top). If you would like your child to wear sunscreen, it must be applied before they come to school for the day. If you would like to volunteer for Field Day, please be in contact with Mr. Schmeeckle (


Families may begin arriving at 11:15 am on May 24. Please check into the front desk, then proceed to our preschool classroom (Room #101). We will watch a short slideshow, then enjoy a sack lunch on our preschool playground. You do not need to provide a sack lunch- the school will have one ready for each person in attendance. Please be sure to notify myself, Miss Deb or Mrs. Friend if you requested a special lunch for dietary reasons, so you are given the correct food as we are transitioning outside to the playground with our lunches. Before you leave for the day, please be sure to check in with me so I know what the dismissal plan is for each child. You may leave with your child as soon as they are finished eating.

Have a wonderful weekend!



May 7-11, 2018

Hello families!


In our small groups next week, we will be following a recipe to make lemonade, creating an instruction list for an outdoor task, tallying to find out how many on an outdoor bug hunt, studying live worms, and using strings to create unique art. Our read aloud books are The Very Clumsy Click Beetle, Who Lives in Trees?, and Insect Quest: Hide and Seek. Our academic focus of the week is numbers 11-20, and our investigative question is “How do insects help the earth?”  We welcome a visitor from the Nebraska Game and Parks on Friday!


For our social skills lesson next week, we will be reviewing classroom/outside expectations and reviewing the problem solving steps. The problem solving steps are:

  1. Take deep breaths to calm down.
  2. Choose a problem solving solution from the kit.
  3. Ask an adult for help if the solution does not work.

Have a great weekend!