Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Sister Therese

The Three's had a new visitor on Tuesday. Sr. Therese came in to teach us poetry. She taught us 2 poems. One was A.A. Milne's "Now I am Six". The other poem was about Thanksgiving. 
I am happy to say that Sr. Therese is going to be coming in every Tuesday morning to teach us songs, poems, and stories. The children were so interested, very attentive, and listened intently. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Our Families in Church

PK3 Families in Church
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Friday, September 11, 2015

How to Use the Blog


Use the tab labeled "Weekly Schedule" to see what we will be doing in the classroom each week.

See the Show and Tell Calendar for your child's day.

The Classroom calendar has important dates for parties, school functions, and also the weekly schedule. If you click on the +GoogleCalendar icon on the bottom right corner of the calendar you can add all the events to your calendar.

See the Photo Gallery tab to see the children playing, for party pictures, and other school events.

On the Documents tab, you will find all the important information that Ms. Barb shares throughout the year, such as allergy information, schedules, and donation information.

Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions!
Ms. Barb

Sunday, September 6, 2015


From Carol Dweck's Mindset... If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. That way, their children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence. – Carol Dweck
If you view the document section of the blog you will see a list of thoughts that children can have when confronted with challenges. The left side shows the "fixed" mindset while the right side shows the "growth" mindset. 

Letting Our Light Shine

Letting our light shine...
The pre school classes have been collecting gently used children's books for a number of years. We donate the books to Our Daily Bread "soup" kitchen that serves the needy in the Baltimore area.  Sad to say, if you were to serve at ODB you would see not only adults coming in to eat but families as well. I've asked for the books for the children who eat there. They can read a book there as well as take a book with them when they leave.
All of the above is to set the scene for you and your child to think about as you do fall cleaning at your house. We collect books now AND all year long though so remember the children who will enjoy the books your child has finished reading!
Thank you!

Saturday, October 1, 2011


The most amazing job….
Your tiny baby needs lots of hugs.
Rock her …hold her….she won’t be spoiled! And…
Cherish the moments.
Your toddler must be allowed to make decisions.
Only appropriate for the age…limits are important, and…
Cherish the moments.
Pre-school …patience, explain, pause, laugh, listen, answer every question, and…
Cherish the moments.
School days start.
Encourage friendships, tell her to be a good friend, teach her to treat others as she wants to be treated, and…
Cherish the moments.
School days continue. Be there for her. Guide her.  Support her. Listen to her. Love her no matter what, and…
Cherish the moments.
Pre teen years are confusing for everyone. Be strong. Be supportive. Let make decisions within limits, and …
Cherish the moments.
Teen years can be challenging. Listen. Listen. Listen. Love her especially on the rough days! Hold her with an open hand….and…
Cherish the moments.
College ….you gave her roots now give her wings! …and…
Cherish the moments.
Cherish the memories.
Barbara Filar

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I love this...

from Eliot Wigginton:
We teach, and at the same time allow ourselves to be taught by those we teach. We talk, and at the same time, listen. We experience the world anew through another's eyes. And therein lies the secret of renewal. It comes, in part, from allowing students some of the same positive energy we try to put out into our lives. We refuel each other.