Our program is a child center environment based on our understanding of how young children learn. Our curriculum centers on the “whole child” approach and learning through play.
You might ask yourself what is my child learning when she/he is playing with blocks.
Science and math: they discover that one long block is equal to two short blocks ( proportions, fractions). Match block shapes to shelf label (spatial sense). Make patterns ( square, square, triangle, triangle and so on.
Language and literacy: Learn vocabulary; shapes (cylinder, arch) comparison (taller, heavier), talk about structure before, during and after.
Social and emotional: rebuild after a block tower falls (self confidence, perseverance), put away blocks when finished building (self regulation,sense of community).
How many children have been in our care since the beginning of our grand opening? Too many to count. 🥰Our first students are either entering college or entering a promising career. We celebrate and thank all the parents and spiritual leaders who helped guide their future and Plant a strong Christian seed.
On this 2020 school year many things are challenging us CovinaVirus, fires and earthquakes but with God’s will and grace we are standing strong. State regulation allowed us to open our doors with half of our classroom ratio and slowly we will be getting back to our full capacity. The children who are joining us are happy to be here exploring, learning our classroom routine, getting to know each other and learning about personal space 🙂. They are two, even as adults we are still learning about personal space.😀
ONE FOE THE MONEY, TWO FOR THE SHOW, THREE TO GET READY and FOUR TO “GO!” “Oh, Yes!” The weather was great, the kids were excited and ready to have fun all together as a big school.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.
Miriam: “You go to the dentist.” Emma: “You brush your teeth.” Christian: “You put toothpaste on your toothbrush, you don’t eat.” Michael: “Eat good food.” Isaiah: “You eat rice.” Justice: “You brush the top and the bottom teeth.” Lucy: “You don’t eat ice cream and candy.” Dustee: “The dentist will look inside your mouth.” Austin: “You eat chicken.”
February was an amazing month for Room 4. We got to celebrate Valentine’s Day in collaboration with our amazing Room 4 parents. We decorated cookies, shared valentines and showed appreciation for one another.
“For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20
We read books about making snow family , here you see-how our class made their own family snow family with flannel cut outs. Some of o books included “All I Need for a Snowman by: Alice Schertle, Snowballs by: Lois Ehlert, Winter is for snowflakes by: Michelle Knudsen and Frozen Noses by: Jan Carr COLD WEATHER BIG JACKETS
Pasadena Christian Preschool is blessed to be rich in culture. January 26, 2020 was the beginning of the Lunar New Year. In celebration of the new year our classroom made dumplings, practiced using chopsticks, made lanterns, and sang Chinese songs. Through first hand experience, the children got to learn about different aspects and traditions that some families do prior to Lunar New Year. This couldn’t be possible without our parent volunteers and donations. Thank you, parents!
Making dumplingsMaking lanternslLearning to use chopsticks
It is hard to believe that we are half way through the school year. December was a busy and short month for us . We had fun decorating our room with Christmas decorations, making fun art to post on our bulletin boards and making special gifts for parents to take home. In between these fun activities we also made time to enjoy a cup of hot coco and cookies while decorating our classroom Christmas tree.
It was such a blessing to finish the year with Grandparents day and Happy Birthday Jesus. “2019 Grandparents”
In preparation for Stone Soup we began reading Fox Tail Soup by Tony Bonning. We also tasted and painted with all kinds of vegetables. The children had lots of fun using prior knowledge from our story to make their own Stone Soup in our dramatic play area. They had the opportunity to practice holding a knife and cutting pretend Velcro vegetables. We had the chance to utilize our sensory table by giving the children a chance to wash and scrub some toy vegetables. With this lesson the children learned that vegetables are healthy and nutritious and will make their bodies big and strong Thank you for our amazing parent who volunteered and made some amazing soup.
How awesome it was to have the farm come to us. While our older classrooms went to Underwood Farm we stayed behind and enjoyed a fun day riding on Wagon, picking some fresh carrots, petting farm animals such as pigs, goats, sheep, bunnies and an alpaca in a farmer attire. Fun, fun, funplaceholder://