Art on Older Pod Patio

In the month of September we emphasize the concept of lines. On older pod patio, we’ve been exploring lines through line collage art, negative space painting, golf ball painting and more!

Even clean up is fun! Check out our Room 1 friends as they work together to clean up colorful paint splatter around the art easel.

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10

Small Groups

We have officially started small groups! Last week we picked out our group names. This week we are focusing on the letter A and things that start with A like apples. Right now we are getting used to gathering in our groups and we are learning which teacher leads each small group. So here they are!

Ms. Sheri has the Purple Penguins.
Mr. Yorlin has the Pink Dinosaurs.
Ms. Kira has the Blue Kangaroos.

Small Groups happen every day except for Wednesday and we are having a lot of fun learning new things. We look forward to a year of learning and exploring together.

SEPTEMBER TO REMEMBER

What amazing kids we have in class, they can recap our Bible story Creations. We ask them questions such as, What did God put on the sky for night time? Or for day time? We also ask them, What kind of animals did God created for the ocean? Or animals that can crawl, creek or slider? They can excitedly give the correct answers.

Fall is near and we are reading some awesome Apple Books. We will be doing art, simple cooking with our two year olds, math and science with all different kids of apples.

Older Pod Patio

The enrichment patio is an extension of our classrooms and it provides many of the benefits of the outdoor classroom. In the patio, we’re able to move our bodies, raise our voices, get messy and explore! Our friends in older pod have been hard at work, doing what they do best—PLAYING!

Check out some highlights of our play-based curriculum and your kiddos in action on the older pod patio!

One Week Down!

Last Wednesday was the start of a brand new school year! It has now been officially one week and we are enjoying getting to know all of the children in the classroom.

In the morning the friends are greeted by Ms. Sheri and Mr. Yorlin and they get to play in the classroom until about 8:30 when everyone takes a trip to the potty before hitting the yard.

We then transition out to the yard and we get to be on the whole yard in the morning!
Then when we go back inside we wash our hands and go to morning meeting where we sing fun songs and read books. The book this week is called Rosie Goes to Preschool; an appropriate one for the start of a school year.
Their schedule is a lot like ours!
We have been painting a lot during our free time. Inside we are exploring green and white and outside there is red, yellow and blue.
We love playing with play dough and building with blocks. There are so many activities in the classroom to explore and get involved in.
After nap we have another snack time and then we get to play in the yard again.
We love playing with the friends and the teachers! Hide and Seek is a popular game for the afternoon.

After our second time in the yard we come in our classroom and relax on the rug for a moment with a story before we get to play again until it’s time to go home. Another successful day complete.

We are so grateful for a new school year and a chance to be a part of each and every child’s growth and development. We look forward to year filled with exploration and adventure.

Welcome to a New School Year! 2021-22

We are so excited to meet our new students this week! We are praying for each and every family for a safe and healthy year! See you Wednesday!

Blessings from the Room 5 teachers!

(From Right to Left) Ms. Erin (Lead Teacher), Ms. Ana (Associate Teacher), Mrs. Irma (Associate Teacher) and Mrs. Yasmin (Associate Teacher)

The Last Day

The last day of summer came so quickly and while we thought we knew it was coming we weren’t emotionally ready to say goodbye.

We played outside and we had popsicles to celebrate a birthday! We all stayed close together on our last day. There were lots of hugs and love.
We watched Bluey and ate Pirates Booty and hugged the teachers sooo many times. We had our last morning meeting and did the final Donut Shop to snack.
We watched a little more Bluey in the afternoon. It’s everyone’s new favorite show!

Thank you all for a great summer and even though we didn’t get to go on field trips we still had so much fun with each other! We wish all of our students a fun and relaxing break and a fantastic start to the new school year! We love you all.

Week 7 & 8: Sailing Away. . .

The summer is drawing to a close and it feels like it went too quickly!! We tried to go out with a bang and make as many happy memories as we possibly could. Here are a few photos of those memories.

We had popsicles and Pirates Booty on Wednesday and Thursday of the last week! No complaints about either. 😁
The last Pump and Splash! We all got so wet. Apparently if you tell children they can throw water at you they will do so with gusto!
Slow slide is a big hit with Room 3 friends. I go down the slide as slowly as possible and they all go down with me. Such a silly game that they seem to love.