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April 13, 2015

Hi Everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous spring vacation! We’re coming back in time to celebrate the “Week of the Young Child!” (that’s our kids). Preschool has some great activities planned. I hope you’ll all participate. Monday:  Pajama day (have your child wear their pajamas) Tuesday: Dress up like your favorite character day […]

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March 23, 2015

      Hannah’s grandfather came to our morning class and gave the children a video presentation of southwest Native American dance in the auditorium. He also showed us pictures of paintings he did. Its was so exciting! The children were fascinated, danced along with the video and asked many great questions. Thanks, Mr. Steve […]

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March 15, 2015

Hi Everyone!  Wow! What amazing weather we’re having! It feels so great after all that cold! I hope you all got a chance to go outside and find signs of spring – birds singing, crocuses in bloom, daffodils starting, and buds on the trees. We’ll be looking for signs of spring this week when we […]

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March 1, 2015

Hi Everyone! It’s March! So spring is near!! How many signs of spring can you and your child find together? Look for birds nests in the trees (before the leaves come back), birds singing as they call to their mates and mark their territories, buds on shrubs and trees, early bulbs (snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils, etc.). […]

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February 16, 2015

Hi Everyone! I hope you’re enjoying this three day weekend with your children. First of all, welcome Aisha, Ahmad’s new baby sister! She was born last week, healthy and happy! We have an exciting week planned. This Thursday is the Lunar New Year, celebrated by much of East Asia and many in the United States. […]

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February 9, 2015

Hi Everyone! I hope you all enjoyed our brief foray into spring. I’ve been hearing some spring birds, mostly Song Sparrows. A really great way to help your child mark the changing seasons is to see what nature is doing, and listening to birds in spring is a great start. You can also notice how […]

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February 1, 2015

Hi Everyone! I really hope you all got out in the snow today with your children! What great snow for making snowpeople! Sadly it is supposed to freeze tomorrow so we’ll probably be inside playing with snow in the water table. Note: I will be out Tuesday morning for a professional development meeting. There will […]

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January 16, 2015

                  Hi Everyone! We’ve been having a great time getting to know each other after winter break.  For those of you who were asking, Ms. Terri is working in a first grade classroom right now as a substitute. She was a substitute for me while I was […]

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January 6, 2015

NOTICE!!! CPS schools are closed tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan 7, because of the cold. There will be no preschool tomorrow!! Also, International Night, scheduled for Thursday evening, has been postponed.

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January 2, 2015

Monday starts a new calendar year, hopefully free of flu virus, and with it the return of the old teacher, Ms. Jane.   My deepest thanks go to Ms. Terri and Ms. Green for keeping the classroom going this last year. I’m looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. We will be […]

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December 12, 2014- one more thing

Parents, many of our children have been sick.  Please be sensitive to the symptoms your child is displaying – cough, low-grade fever, low energy level, irritability may be signs of illness.  They should not come to school within 24 hours of a fever or vomiting.  Upon return, if you have not emailed me (tarobinson1@cps.edu), please […]

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December 12, 2014

Hello!  The classes are really enjoying the activities with “The Gingerbread Man”, especially comparing different versions of the story.  Have you read  “The Gingerbread Cowboy”?  This is the first time I read it, and we all enjoyed it! We also enjoy the festive atmosphere in the class, especially with lights up in the room.  We […]

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