Room 5 Shakes Out!

Today we participated in the California Shake Out! It’s a statewide earthquake drill that takes place at the same time on the same day every year. This year was at 10:20 on 10/20 and the friends in Room 5 did an excellent job! We practiced dropping and covering our heads with the code words “Bunny in the Hole” and everyone held on to our rainbow rope and walked quietly from the parking lot all the way to the field over at the big school! Our friends were brave, patient, and had amazing self control! We had a picnic snack on the big field as everyone was checked and accounted for. We had no tears and no boo-boos… way to go students of Room 5! 

 Big Field, Loads of Fun.

This week, Room 3 had an amazing time going up to the main campus and playing on what we call the “Big Field.” The children get to do all sorts of things such as playing with balls, popping bubbles, chasing Mr. Timmy and playing a variety of games. The first game we started playing was Red light, Green light and it was a blast. The children made it more fun by striking poses when they had to stop. Please look forward to hearing about many more games in the future from both teachers and the children from Room 3.

The Farmer And His Pumpkins!

Hello Room 2 friends! Welcome back to our blog! We LOVE all of our friends who come and check in with us each week.😊


It’s been a beautiful and wonderful week here in Room 2, full of fun activities and learning. Here are our highlights of the week!💫

On Monday and Tuesday, we had a fun cooking activity! Our friends made pumpkin donuts, and they were DELICIOUS!!🍩🍩🍩. **(And a very special Thank You to Dina for all her help! You are a blessing, Dina!💖)**



We also had a new friend of the week this week! Our friends had the chance to learn about our friend’s life and her favorite things! She also had lunch with her best friend at the Friend-Of-The-Week table! So fun.🌈🍴

Room 2 also had a fun science activity this week: dissecting Pumpkins!🎃 It was a fantastic opportunity for friends to get in there with their hands and explore how Pumpkins smell, feel, and what they are like on the inside! Some friends loved getting in there, while other friends were a little more hesitant. But everyone gave it a try, and the Room 2 teachers were so proud!


On Wednesday, Room 2 headed outside for our Big Field activity and we played a great game of Martian Tag! Friends went wild, playing on Miss Kira’s Team, The Martians, and Miss Wendy’s Team, The Rangers! 

During Morning Meetings, our story this week was “The Pumpkin Patch Parable,” and it told us the story of a farmer and his patience in growing his pumpkins, which were his favorite. The farmer eventually grows his best pumpkin and gives it a face, making it new, and he puts a candle in it, filling it with light. We learned that just like the farmer, God offers His children the chance to be made new, filled with joy and light for the whole world to see and know He is good. (2Corinthians 5:17)

It’s our heart’s desire that wherever you might be reading this, you will feel a part of the growth happening in Room 2. We are so deeply proud of each of our friends and the way they continuously show their teachers, and each other, that they are thriving, shining, and helping each other to love like Jesus does. We pray that you are drawn nearer to God’s loving heart each week as you check in with us, and we cannot wait to check in with you again next week!

Have a blessed week!

Your friends, 

Room 2.❤️ 

P.S. It was picture day this week! Our friends showed up to school in their Sunday Best! Can’t wait to see how the pictures turn out! In the meantime, here are some extra pictures we hope you’ll love!💕

Room 5’s Fall Factory!

Room 5 is getting in spirit of autumn! We’ve incorporated the seasonal theme into our dramatic play center with a costume dress-up station, into our art projects with marbled leaf printing, and even into our sensory bin with orange corn kernels and black and white striped sunflower seed shells. Songs like “Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Vine” have been added into our morning meeting routine, and there’s much more to come!

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Check out our fantastic fall sensory bin!

We’re still enjoying our time in the outdoor classroom before the weather turns cold, and Team 6 has a big hit with their Western themed dramatic play center. Room 5 friends decided to put on their hats and ride the “tractor”…Yeehaw!

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We know autumn is a rich time of year where family traditions and special customs bring us all closer together. We would love to hear about your own family’s traditions and what you like to do together as we enter this special season. Pictures, stories, special dishes that you like to make can all be incorporated into our curriculum to help build on the family values that make this time of year so special to us all.

Blessings from Room 5, and happy fall!!


Pre-kindergarteners at Work

Our littles in Room 1 have been hard at work (and by work, we mean PLAY!). It’s been an extremely busy start to the school year but rest assured our friends are settling into their classroom, their new friendships, and the rhythms of Pre-K quite nicely. Here is what we’ve been up to:

Developing imagination, demonstrating conceptual knowledge, and practicing book handling skills…

Completing tasks that require collaboration…

Building with a new level of purpose and execution…

Strengthening our pencil grip, and using open ended art materials…

Making sense of the world around us by experiencing it for ourselves through dramatic play…

Exercising, working on gross motor movements, and teamwork…

Exploring the laws of physics…

Strengthening fine motor skills and creativity…

Investigating concepts like force, motion, and speed…

Developing language as we work together to dig, build, and bury…

Practicing math, measurements, and ordinal sequences…

Discovering color mixing in practical ways…

Learning God’s word by reading our Bible and acting out fun skits…

Loving each other and enjoying life together!

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6

APPLEsolutely Fun!

In the midst of all the fun apple activities this week like:

Room 1’s Apple Jenga S.T.E.M. Challenge

Our Apple Investigation

The Buoyancy Test


Making Mini Apple Pies…


And Apple Stackin’


Let’s remember we are “applesolutely” the apple of God’s eye! Psalm 17:8 says, “Keep me as the apple of Your eye; Hide me under the shadow of Your wings…”

Room 1 has been memorizing Psalm 56:3-4 “When I am afraid I will trust in you, in God whose word I praise.” We are equipping our little ones with the truth of God’s word, in preparation for what can be a very scary season. In moments of fear or anxiety, we remind our friends that God is our protector, our Prince of Peace! He has not given us a spirit of fear (2 Timothy 1:7) but He has given us His Spirit, who helps us have power, love and a sound mind!