Pre-K 3’s

My name is Mary (Genelin) Grieves. I am a life-long resident of Le Sueur, member of St. Anne’s Church and alumnae of St. Anne’s School. I graduated from the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University with a BA in Elementary Education. This marks my 31st year in education! I began my teaching career at St. Anne’s School, teaching fifth grade for 4 years. After leaving to start my own family, I came back to St. Anne’s to teach fourth grade for 12 years then kindergarten for 8 years. Currently, I teach three-year-old preschool children each morning and work as our school’s librarian in the afternoon. My husband Al and I have two sons, Lucas and Zachary, who are also St. Anne’s alums. We live in Le Sueur with our Carin Terrier, Tank. My interests include gardening and backyard birds, which spill over into my classroom. I believe as a teacher of young children, I am responsible for providing a positive learning experience. I strive to model respect, patience, and genuine care for others.

Mrs. Grieves Pre-K 3-year-old Daily Schedule

First Bell (8:00) -Students come in, find their names, and place them in the basket (attendance). Quiet work at table (books, puzzles) until others arrive.

Second Bell (8:10)-Meet in hallway for pledge, prayer, mission statement.

Phy Ed M/TH/F, Music T/W (8:20-8:45)

Bathroom Break (8:45-8:55)

Snack (9:00-9:20) During this time, we will talk with each other, learning more about each other. Children will take responsibility for cleaning up after they are finished.

Morning Meeting (9:20-9:40) We will begin by greeting each other. We will talk about the month, day of the week, number of the day and the day’s weather. Scholastic’s “My Big World” learning magazine will be done one day each week at this time as well.

Play time in Centers/Art (9:40-10:20) Children will have the opportunity to choose the center they wish to play at, while others may work with me.

Clean Up (10:20-10:30) It is important for us to learn responsibility for cleaning up after ourselves.

Recap of the Day (10:30-10:50) I will read (a story each M-TH/ Religion on Friday) to the children and we will talk about the happenings of our day.

Get ready for dismissal (10:50-11:00)