Our Catholic-based Preschool class is an opportunity for children ages 3-4 to participate in a fun and educational mixture of freeplay time and structured activities. This year each class will be centered around a New Testament bible story with an activity or coloring sheet to go along with it. Children will learn more about their faith through prayers, songs, and stories of great saints. They will have opportunities to be classroom helpers, practice age-appropriate skills (writing, drawing, using scissors), and they will be able to participate in activities that encourage learning more about colors, shapes, and numbers. Freeplay time, which will be offered during each class, will consist of a variety of options including puzzles, games, writing/drawing, playdough, imaginary play, etc.
Instructor: Mrs. Rosanne Freitag
I grew up on a dairy farm in rural Gibbon, MN and graduated from college with a degree in Elementary Education. My husband Ryan and I have 5 children (ages 10-20). Ryan is the mechanic for the trucking company that he co–owns with his brother, and I homeschool our 3 youngest children. On our hobby farm in rural Hector, MN where we have lived for the past 20 years, we make maple syrup, have a large garden and raise chickens and turkeys. I enjoy playing piano, singing in the church choir.; Working in the garden, reading, and learning more about essential oils and traditional ways of preparing nutritious food.
I have taught preschool at the co-op for 2 years, kindergarten for 1 year and have also coordinated/taught the Life Skills class for 2 years. In preschool and kindergarten we are laying the foundation to help achieve our co-op’s goal of assisting Christ in making disciples of all nations by increasing their knowledge of basic bible stories, teaching simple prayers and discussing our faith. In Life Skills we are also helping to achieve this goal by learning and perfecting life skills that will glorify God, and hopefully our good example of serving God and sharing our talents and skills will influence others to also become faithful servants of Our Lord. I am grateful for all the blessings our family has received through our 5 years of involvement in the All Saints co-op, and I hope I can give something back by teaching. One of my favorite saint quotes is from Saint Teresa of Calcutta, “The fruit of silence is prayer. The fruit of prayer is faith. The fruit of faith is love. The fruit of love is-service. The fruit of service is peace.”