Happy Thanksgiving❤️🍂

It’s not difficult to be thankful with God when looking at these faces. He is so good, and His heart for us all radiates through each of our Room 2 friends.😍


We want to wish you the Happiest Thanksgiving, and we pray that as you enjoy time with your friends and family, that your heart would find itself being ignited for Jesus; He is so good. 

We are so thankful for such a loving and giving God, who loves us so much… May we always remember how much He gave and how much He continues to give. We will see Him face to face one day, and that promise is the best gift of all, and the real reason to celebrate and remain thankful–through the good times, and the hard ones too.🌈


We hope this encourages you today, and with the deepest love in our hearts, Happy Thanksgiving from Ms. Wendy, Ms. Daisy, and Ms. Kira.❤️


See you Monday…🍂

…And I Can Cook, Too!

Autumn brings with it one of our favorite celebrations at Pasadena Christian Preschool- Stone Soup! Each classroom celebrates the spirit of Thanksgiving by sharing our blessings with one another on these special days. Each child picks out one item to bring to the celebration to contribute to our “Stone Soup” on the week of Thanksgiving.

Now even though Room 5 is the youngest of all the preschool classrooms- we can still cook up a storm! Our 2-year-olds have been busy in the Room 5 kitchen.

Last week we baked delicious and healthy lemon-poppy seed muffins with veggies (zucchini and corn bake very well in almost any recipe!) and everyone participated masterfully!

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We have also been acting out social situations and role-playing in the kitchen/dramatic play center! We watch as our students set the table, “pour coffee”, mix in bowls, bake in the oven, serve each other, and eventually sit around the table and chat! It fills our hearts to know that they are reenacting and repeating the pro-social behaviors and family values that they see at home. It is so important to remember that we are always modeling for our young children whether we like it or not! The loving attitudes and considerate manners we see the friends in Room 5 act out in dramatic play come from their loving home environments, and that is such a blessing to behold!

The Teachers are Pasadena Christian are very blessed as well by these loving families! We all enjoyed a beautiful spread from the PTF this afternoon. Thank you to all the amazing, hard-working parents who never cease to amaze and bless us at this school.

In this time of great abundance and bounty- that is the celebration of Thanksgiving- we are called to remember the true spirit of abundance and brotherhood. The Bible tells us how to truly be rich and share God’s gifts with others.

 “Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.”

Isaiah 58:7

 

Vegetable Fun!

Room 4 has been busy exploring a variety of veggies! We have been introducing different kinds of vegetables to ease them in to our Stone Soup day. The children had the privilege of choosing what veggie they wanted to bring in for Stone Soup (you know, they love being in control). We are very excited😜

The children had a chance to taste corn in different forms other than the regular old way of finding it in our soups or rice. We exposed them to corn on the cob, corn fritters, a delicious corn salad, and our biggest hit, POPCORN!🍿

We got to practice our small motor skills and hand-eye coordination to chop some potatoes. Then, we put them in the oven and had some tasty French fries😋

We compared and contrasted fruits and vegetables🤗. We agreed that fruits have seeds and vegetables do not. Our kids were very excited and were good at distinguishing them.

Down on the Farm!

Last Tuesday Room 1 headed out to the Underwood Family Farms for our first field trip of the year! Our road to the farm was prefaced with fun books, games, art, micro-dramatic play, tractors, and science exploration focused on farming.

In the “Kid’s Country Classroom” Farmer Alex took us through a fun and interactive presentation about fruits and vegetables…

We enjoyed lunch in the “Sheep Shed”…

Rode a tractor out to the fields with our friends…

Picked cilantro, lettuce, and celery according to Farmer Jen’s instructions…

Worked with our Mommies and Daddies to pick and bag our veggies!

Watched an alpaca kick, a hen jump (not fly), a giant rabbit communicate with her feet, and a Labrador set his flying friends free at The Animal Show!

As our trip came to an end we fed some animals, explored a compactor, ran through a tire tunnel, boarded a wooden train, and climbed a haystack!

Our field trip was a major success thanks to all of our wonderful parents who drove us, looked after us, played with us, and returned us safely to school!

Our prayer this harvest season is that our little ones are sowing God’s word and bearing good fruit in their lives, homes, and classrooms! “The sower sows the word…these are the ones sown on good ground, those who HEAR the word, ACCEPT it, and BEAR fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.” Mark 4:14,20

Happy November!🍂

Hi, friends! Welcome back to our blog!😊

October came and went, and just like that, we are in November! We are so excited to have you back to check in on what we’ve been up to as a classroom. 

Ready? Here we go!☀️

This season, we’ve been working hard, focusing a lot on our learning activities during small groups. Friends have been really applying themselves each week as we enter new stories and interactive activities that create space for critical thinking, as well as practice in our development of fine motor skills. 


We are EXTREMELY proud of the progress that we are making as a classroom, and of the willingness in our friends to participate as well as their eagerness to learn.📚😊☀️

Friends have been practicing their pre-writing skills by tracing over work sheets and working through guided activity sheets that correlate with our Kindergarten curriculum each week. They’ve also been learning about math through measuring different items like pumpkins and practicing counting when making patterns. The best part of our approach is that we incorporate games and art into each activity, and we’ve noticed a natural willingness to focus when those are a part of the work. We are so happy and excited to keep growing and learning together! It’s a beautiful thing.❤️📖📊🖍1️⃣2️⃣3️⃣

During our big field activities, we’ve been practicing our hand-eye coordination by learning to aim well and throw a ball at our friends to catch. We’ve had so much fun!


We’ve had a BLAST!!!☺️⚾️

Before we go, we felt there was one last thing worth highlighting. Lately, our Room 2 friends have really been showing their teachers and each other God’s love in such beautiful and tangible ways. This week, Miss Kira witnessed a beautiful moment between students, when one student went over to pray for another student’s headache. How amazing and powerful is that?! Our friends are understanding that more than anything else, we as a Room 2 family are called to love, pray, share, and simply be like Jesus. We hope that each day we are here, the atmosphere of our room would emanate God’s love, laughter, and compassion. We are all one beautiful family: His.❤️

So, until next time, we leave you with this thought. We hope and pray that wherever you are that God would give you the boldness and courage to love each day, just like He gives Room 2. 

Blessings, and we’ll check back in with you soon.❤️❤️❤️

Love, 

Room 2.💖

p.s. As always, we hope you enjoy these candids as much as we enjoyed taking them!🙃

(Future teacher?!😍)

(Building cities!!🏙)

Snare Drums and Cymbals, Bam!

Over the past few weeks we have been reading a story titled Creepy, Crawly Calypso. A lively tale about insects who play a variety of instruments, making calypso music. This book has a companion CD that introduces the children to the sounds of different instruments. Following this, Ms Silvia brought in a Snare Drum and Cymbals for the kiddos to try. Your Little’s loved making music! Take a look….

Jacob had everyone dancing!
Kelsey played and everyone waited patiently for a turn.
Beckett enjoyed making his own beet!

 

Music lives inside of everyone.

Class 4 worked on developing music by playing drums and moving.Adding a Cymbal to the snare drum stimulated and motivated their curiosity.The class learned to set up the snare drum on the stand,  how it can change  to  different sounds, how to play soft and loud sounds and to play the snare drum only with drum sticks.