Can you believe that it’s already March? We are about to spring into spring and can hardly wait to see what hatches around the preschool.
Dr. Seuss’ Birthday – Tuesday, March 2nd
Dr. Seuss wrote more than 46 children’s books and stories that have shaped and continue to impact the world of early childhood literature. We will be celebrating him at preschool by reading a few of his books this year. Thank you Dr. Seuss for firing our imaginations, our love of rhyme, and introducing us to the worlds inside of books.
Just for your enjoyment, here are links to two famous Dr. Seuss books that Mr. Tim recorded when we went to distance learning a year ago. Enjoy!
Mr. Tim Reads:
The Cat in the Hat
Green Eggs and Ham
Summer Camp Registration – DUE: Friday, March 12th
Will you be joining the “Fun in the Sun” summer camp this year? If so, be sure to turn in your summer camp registration forms ASAP. Spaces are filling up fast and we are still limited by our smaller class sizes. Summer camp is FIRST COME FIRST SERVE so don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of the fun at the preschool this summer.
With a touch of the blarney, we will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year with leprechauns, shamrocks, and so much more. The story of St. Patrick is also a wonderful time to talk about God’s commandment for us to spread the gospel with the world.
Black history Month is an annual observance for the remembrance of significant people and events in African American history.
With our young kids we decided to introduce them to Garret Morgan by introducing the traffic sign. Red means “STOP,” “GREEN,” “YELLOW,” very, very slow. We introduced the song “Tweekle, tweenkle traffic light.
We shared the history of how Garett Morgan worked very hard as a handyman at a young age. He continued his education and became very prosperous as a sewing machine repairman with his own clothing manufacturing business.
Then we read them a little introduction about Garret Morgan’s inventions. He invented the traffic lights as he saw too many accidents happening. He also invented the gas mask and was known for perfecting the sewing machines belt. By coincidence, while oiling the sewing machine, he discovered that the oil can also make his hair soft.
We read books about teeth and dental health. We made a mouth model with construction paper and used marshmallows and glued on some teeth. We talked about food that makes the teeth strong and how water is good for the body and keeps you hydrated.
The kids seem to have more fun on our second day of snow fun. They were pros at climbing on the sled and enjoying the ride down the slope. We had a snowball fight and even got to make a bigger snowman. Hip, hip, hooray!
We read fun books and learn Mandarin words and numbers one to ten from Ms. Melissa
In class we Cooked fried rice it was fun experience, all the children got to put something in the wok and they heard the sizzling sound. “It was tasteful!” Heidi and Kevin (Evelyn’s mom and dad) graciously shared a book “Bringing In the New Year,” dumplings and egg roll as well to have for snack in the class.
Jim Dine, an American painter, graphic artist, sculptor and poet from the Pop Art period was famous for his series of heart paintings. When asked what his fascination with the hearts, “I have no idea but it’s mine and I use it as a template for all my emotions/feelings. It’s a landscape for everything.” The students were asked “If your heart could have many colors, what would it look like?” They also talked about what makes your heart feel happy and what actions can we do to show our love to someone. -Ms. Monica
Reading the Bible story “Jesus loves the little children (Matthew 18:1-14) captured the children’s attention. Specially where Jesus said “Let the children come to me and don’t stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to persons like them.” We are very happy to see how fast our kids learn the song “Jesus Love Me,” along with hand motions for our song.
Our Valentines Day Celebration was adorable. All the children got a chance to distribute their valentine cards, decorate our sugar cookies and enjoy fresh fruit as a morning snack