Thank you for visiting my Holy Cross School teacher page. The early childhood program at Holy Cross is for children ages 3-5 years old. The three year old program is offered as a half day option from 7:40-10:40 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for children who are three years old by September 1st. The full day 4K program has two enrollment options for children who turn four years old by September 1st. There is a three full days a week option available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and a five full day a week option.
The Holy Cross early childhood program uses the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards for its educational guidelines (WMELS site link for additional information: http://www.collaboratingpartners.com/wmels-about.php ). I have been trained in using the WMELS and The Creative Curriculum and use both as my primary resources when planning educational experiences for your children. In addition to these two educational resources faith formation is integrated throughout the program and the 4K children follow the Allelu! early childhood series weekly and start attending school masses midway through the school year.
I use this web page and weekly classroom newsletters to keep families informed of what the children are learning about in school and to provide resources for families to use at home.
If you are interested in enrolling your child in our two half day 3 year old preschool program or in one of the full day 4K program options, please feel free to contact me via e-mail. We are always interested in meeting with new families and welcome any inquiries. As you can see from the pictures below we have a play based educational program suited to the needs of 3, 4, and 5 year olds. Stop on by and check us out! For more information you can click on the link to my parent handbook below and/or the link to the early childhood program information found under the Future Families tab at the top of this page.
Early Childhood Class Photos
Creating the Straw House from the Three Little Pigs Story
Big Bad Wolf Science Experiment
What could we blow away when we huffed and puffed?
We made a letter Q!
Indoor Snowball Tossing with 3rd Grade
Giving our babies a bath.
Painting Our Snowmen at Night Class Pictures
Holiday Tie Dye Color Mixing Painting
Using Uni-fix Cubes to Measure!
Look how many cubes long we are : )
Making Jingle Bell Necklaces
Snow angels in the fresh snow!
Turkey Math in Teams of Two
(We did 1:1 correspondence, counting, sequencing & comparing!)
Fun with New Center Toys
Look what I built for my dinosaurs!
I put this new puzzle together all by myself!
Look what we built with the Magformers by working together as a team!
All Dressed Up for the Halloween Field Trip
Making Ghost Slime for the Letter G and Halloween Science
A few examples of our PlayDoh Halloween monsters!
Our 4K Pumpkin Investigation
We learned that pumpkins float.
One floated right side up and the other floated upside down.
We counted how many lines each pumpkin had
and investigated the inside of the pumpkins.
We weighed the pumpkin seeds from each pumpkin to compare the 2 pumpkins.
The pumpkin with the most lines had the most seeds.
Letter of the Week Show & Share (Letter E Items)
We sorted our letter E items from shortest to tallest.
Great Lakes Apple Crunch
Surprising our 5th grade buddies while they were gone on a field trip!
We made them special cards using these photos : )
Color Mixing with the Primary Colors
4K Learning about Fire Safety from the New Franken Firefighters
Ms. Busch tries out the Firefighter Gear
Inside the Firetruck
Learning about El Alphabeto Espanol from 2nd Grade
Hillside Apple Orchard Field Trip
Sorting a Big Bin of Buttons by Shape
Moving to the Music and Making Butter
Creating Our Groovy Button Letter Bs
Fun at Center Time in the Library Area
Learning How to Paint with Watercolors