Music and Literature


Music and Literature engages students in language. During this enrichment program, students will discuss authors, illustrators, Fiction and non-fiction within books that are geared to preschool children. Students perform plays and share read-alouds throughout the year as well as creating their own classroom books to read and share. We celebrate special events and holidays in class by reading and singing songs around those themes. Students who enjoy music will love the songs and movement presented. Children participate in singing songs using hand movements and props to dance to the music. We culminate the year with 3 small plays and 3 songs performed for parents to showcase all the work they have done!

Lunch recommendations for extended day:

  1. Please do not send in foods containing peanuts and tree nuts.
  2. Please send a cold lunch or food in a thermos.
  3. Pack silverware if needed.
  4. Napkins and paper towels are always needed.
  5. Please send a water bottle.
  6. Keep the lunch simple, packed with a few nutritious foods your child will most likely eat.
  7. Please refrain from sending candy.
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Rebekah McLane

Rebekah McLane is our lead teacher in the Fun in 3s class. Rebekah has created the 3s class curriculum and is our literacy teacher for the Music and Literature program at MCNS.  She holds a Bachelors degree in education from William Smith College in Geneva. Mrs. McLane has taught preschool in a variety of settings from NOLA to Happiness House in Canandaigua, NY and brings her past experiences to MCNS.  She enjoys watching her teenage children play sports and walking her dog.

Jennà Towner

Jennà Towner has served as assistant teacher in the afternoon Three’s for two years. She holds an associates degree in Early Childhood Education from SUNY Cobleskill. Jennà has been involved in teaching preschool for the past 15 years, from North Carolina to New York State, and her favorite ages to teach are 3 and 4 year old children. She has two children of her own that keep her busy with sports, including coaching her daughters cheer leading team.