Have a look at all the activities we did for apple pumpkin days. Art, math, science, cooking and more.
We made many thing with pumpkins and apples; art, science, math and snacks were amongst this fun week. Have a look at these action pictures.
Our kids in room 4 have been preparing for our firefighters visit. We had dress up in firefighters gear, they played with firefighter figures and fire station. We all sang the fire truck songs and read books about fire trucks and fire stations. We were as ready as can be!
The pre-school participated in the Great California Shake Out. We first practiced in class “Bunnies in the Hole,” hide their head and get down and cover their head. The day of the Shake Out we all joined by getting down on the ground, covering our heads, counting to ten, then walking outside the parking lot and making sure everyone was safe outside. The staff and pre-school children walked together to the Elementary School and gathered as one school as we would in a real disaster. Hats off to all the little feet that made the long trail to the designated disaster spot!!
Fire Station 38 Visit is always a thrill for our little ones. Thank you to the officers who came and introduced all their gear and fire truck equipment to our little boys and girls.
Pasadena Christian Preschool is happy to have our own roster of excellent substitute teachers. These fantastic folk jump in and help out wherever needed. They are an integral part of our team and provide a consistent presence on campus with our kiddos when our classroom teachers need to be out.
We had a wonderful visit today from the firefighters of Station 38. They brought out their truck and gear to show us how it all worked. The kids were thrilled! We can’t thank our local heroes enough for all they do and for spending time with us.
A little gross motor, a little fall fun—On the older pod patio we are “picking apples.” This gross motor activity challenges our friends to practice balance and coordination!
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up…” 1 Thessalonians 5:11
In preparation for our visit from the fire department, we are exploring some fire materials on Room 4’s Patio. Check out our friends working hard in their dramatic play area.
Collaborative work is so important for healthy development. When we collaborate we— practice being flexible, learn to share space and materials, reduce environmental waste and build community with our peers! On the patio, we worked together to create some fall nature collages. Stop by the patio to check out our beautiful collaborative creations!
“Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body…” 1 Corinthians 12:12-13
Small groups is a time when the teachers are able to focus on an activity with a smaller amount of children to be able to assess their development. They usually run for about 5-10 minutes.
Here are some of the skills we focused on in September.
Writing: Drawing lines in salt trays. we drew vertical, horizontal, and squiggly lines.
Science: Observing a reaction. Baking soda and vinegar. This one was a “blast” and their favorite one.
Math: Puzzles. The children put together 4-5 piece puzzles together.
Letter concept: Looking for Letter A’s, both big “A” and little “a”, hidden in the block area.