October 8, 2018

Hello Families!

Picture day is tomorrow! Please make sure to return your picture envelope to school sealed with a check or exact change inside, or pay online at lifetouch.com. Ms. Thabet and I WILL NOT be able to make change in the morning.


The website for paying online is: lifetouch.com

Our Picture Day ID is: LM748262Y0



Thank you!

Mrs. Stortini and Ms. Thabet



September 24, 2018

Hello families, two quick updates:

Library books went home in backpacks today, please read these book together with your child and return them to school by Thursday.


Secondly, we have been having a bit of a problem in the bathroom these past two weeks. Many children are still struggling to use the bathroom by themselves during the school day. Please continue to work on this skill at home. For example; washing/drying hands, taking clothing on and off, and cleaning themselves.


Thank you so much for your help, and have a great evening!

~Mrs. Stortini and Ms. Thabet

September 12, 2018

Hello Families!

The children made it through the first day of school with flying colors! We had a few tears in the morning, but everyone settled down to eat breakfast and listen to morning messages. Today the children began learning about our Daily Routine, here are some pictures from the children interacting in the classroom. Please enjoy and we can’t wait to see everyone tomorrow morning!



Have a great afternoon!

~Mrs. Stortini and Ms. Thabet



September 9, 2018


Hello families!

Welcome to our classroom, we are so excited to have your child in our preschool class for this school year! Please subscribe to our blog to stay up to date on all of the fun things we will be doing in our classroom during the year.


~Mrs. Stortini and Ms. Thabet

June 15, 2018

Hello families!

Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating today! As Dearborn Schools officially kicks off summer vacation we want to wish everyone a safe, happy, and fun summer break. Enjoy your time together!

~Mrs. Stortini and Ms. Thabet

Mother Goose Olympics

During the last week of school children participated in Mother Goose Olympics (our field day). Each activity was themed to a nursery rhyme; and the children practiced rhyming, singing, and phonemic awareness while playing each game.

Jack and Jill Sponge Race

One, Two, Buckle my Shoe shoe race

Little Miss Muffett hopper race

Row, Row, Row your Boat water table activity

Jack be Nimble potato sack race

June 1, 2018

Hello Families!

Can you believe next week is already the last week of school?! A calendar went home in your child’s folder yesterday, but I wanted to recap next week here for you:

Monday- June 4th – FIELD TRIP U of M- Dearborn Environmental Interpretive Center. If you are attending the field trip with us please plan to meet in our classroom at 11:15am. The children will be finishing up lunch and then we will board the bus to the pond study. We will be outside for the majority of the trip so please check the weather and dress yourself and your child accordingly. Ex. Comfortable clothes, gym shoes 

Tuesday- June 5th – Regular School Day

Wednesday – June 6th– Regular School day, Mother Goose Olympics/Field Day during outside time. Please dress your child in comfortable play clothes and gym shoes.

Thursday- June 7th– Last day of school celebration! 1-2pm in our classroom. Children will be dismissed following the classroom celebration.



Have a great weekend and we will see you Monday!

~Mrs. Stortini and Ms. Thabet

May 24, 2018


Please enjoy these pictures from our Trike-a-thon this morning!




Don’t Forget:

*May 25- Monday May, 28 – NO SCHOOL, Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!

*June 4th -Field Trip to U of M- Dearborn Environmental interpretive center. Permission slips are in your child’s folder, this is free for children and adults and we will be taking a bus from Cotter. ALL parents are welcome and encouraged to come!



Have a great weekend!

~Mrs. Stortini and Ms. Thabet

May 23, 2018

Hello families!

As summer vacation approaches we have been talking alot in school about ideas for playing outside and how to stay safe while doing so.

This week we focused on bike safety and tomorrow the children will be practicing the new skills they learned at our Trike-a-thon! We will be outside riding tricycles for about 30 minutes and it is supposed to be sunny and hot; please dress your child for the weather in comfortable play clothes and gym shoes.

Enjoy the sunshine and have a great afternoon!

~Mrs. Stortini and Ms. Thabet