Our 2020-2021 school year was memorable and fun. The children went through lots of different stages of development. They learned to use age appropriate words to meet their wants and needs, to use the writing center and give meaning to their scribbles. They also used their body in different and creative ways to strengthen their fine and gross motor skills. They all became comfortable at being around each other and respect each other’s space.
Learning about God’s love, reading our beginners Bible, singing and worshiping daily has always been on the top of our to do list. Our last song we are singing these last few weeks is “The Fruit of the Spirit.”
We want to say THANK YOU parents for allowing us to be part of your child’s life. It has been a wonderful and rewarding year for all of us.
This week we have been reading the book “Dragon’s Love Tacos,” in the story the dragon loves tomatoes, lettuce, cheese and chicken in his tacos, “No” hot sauce. Today the children got to put together their own taco with tomatoes, lettuce, cheese and chicken but “No” hot sauce. We had a little taco fiesta for Cinco de Mayo. Throughout the week we took photos of the kids wearing a big sombrero and made window collage with the colors red, green and white. We also made maracas with paper plates and beans.
It’s hard to believe it’s already the last month of the school year! We feel so blessed to have been together since August and are excited by everything we will do over the next four weeks of May.
End of the Year Pizza Parties – Monday, May 24th & Tuesday, May 25th
The last week of preschool will kick off with our traditional classroom Pizza Parties. Pizza will be provided by the preschool but there will be classroom sign-ups for additional side items such as fruit, paper goods, and even table décor. The classrooms will be sharing those sign-ups towards the middle of May.
Aloha Days! – Wednesday, May 26th & Thursday, May 27th – MINIMUM DAYS
For our last two days of preschool this year, we felt that aloha was the perfect sentiment. Hello to summer, goodbye to our year together, and of course I love you. On both Wednesday and Thursday we invite all the kids to dress in their brightest, most tropical, and Hawaiian best. We will be celebrating the conclusion of our year with special photo ops at drop off and much more.
Preschool Promotion – Wednesday, May 26th
This year has been amazing! While we did face unprecedented challenges, it has been a truly fantastic year spent together at the preschool. It is a blessing to watch the children grow up and we are excited to celebrate those students who will be moving on to the next phase of school whether that is here at PCS or beyond. This year, we will be hosting a drive through promotion ceremony. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for your invitation with all the details.
Preschool Closed – Friday, May 28th through Friday, June 4th
The preschool will be closed to students for cleaning and summer prep. The preschool office will be open to answer questions and help with any summer paperwork that may still need to be done prior to the start of camp.
First Day of Fun in the Sun Summer Camp – Monday, June 7th
Our first session of Fun in the Sun: Sea Sand, and Me! will kick off Monday, June 7th. Summers at the preschool are chock-full of good times and new adventures, we can hardly wait to get started.
Summer Camp Registration
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 only have a few left. 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.
Just a friendly reminder of our Preschool Parking Lot Rules/Requests
Please drive with care keeping an eye on speed and kiddos in the lot.
Children should be directed to stay on the sidewalk during pick-up and drop-off except when accessing their vehicles. Little people are very hard to spot between cars.
Due to limited spaces in our lot, quick drop-offs and pick-ups are ideal.
Thanks for helping us keep our little ones safe, healthy, and happy.
This week we have been doing lots of planting 😁 we have planted two kinds of lettuce, cucumber, yellow squash, peas, beets, radish and sunflowers. We are excited to take care of our plants and watch them grow. Stay tuned for updates.
Hello amazing parents! Since you are unable to enter the classroom and see all the amazing work your child does, we decided to do a virtual classroom tour just for you. Below is a description of each area and activity shown in the video.
We hope you enjoy the virtual tour! 🙂
Window—Bible verse Psalm 147:4 was displayed on the window: “He determines the number of stars and calls them each by name.” Each student received one star and wrote their name on it. Great job, friends!
Cubby Area—Name Rockets are displayed on the wall. For this activity, they counted the number of letters in their name, practiced cutting along the lines, and used their fine motor skills to glue and assemble their rockets. They identified shapes, such as squares and triangles. Our students also received new star cubby name labels. Yay!
Trellis—Each student painted and used their fine motor skills to glue different color ribbons on their shooting stars. They also identified the shape of a star. Also hanging on the trellis are our styrofoamplanets. Together we painted the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Earth and Jupiter. Room 1B students painted the remaining planets.
Writing Center—As mentioned in our previous Butterfly Blog, we observed and documented the different stages of our live caterpillars. Once we released our butterflies, we recalled the different stages and created sculptures for each stage in the Butterfly Life Cycle.
Library—To provide a more cozy and inviting area, we added a canopy with glow-in-the-dark stars. Hanging around the canopy are rocket ships our students created with different materials. We also added a background to the walls to give it a more “Spacey” surrounding. We can’t forget the awesome space books they can read in their new library area.
Block Area—We provided a space background with pictures of astronauts, rockets and rovers to inspire them when they build with blocks and other construction materials (Big Builders and connectors).
Dramatic Play Area—5…4…3…2…1… Blast off! In this area they can dress up as astronauts and play in a NASA rocket ship! The planets around the walls were painted by our students.
Class Bulletin Board—For a week we focused on a 3-part space writing project. For the first part, we asked each student “If you went to space what would you do? What would you see?” After telling us their answers, we wrote it with a highlighter and they traced over it. For the second part, they drew a picture that reflected their answers. For the third part, they colored their very own astronaut suit and added a picture of their faces to their suits. Our future astronauts look adorable!
Pick-up/Drop-off Door—“Blast into Room 1!” Displayed on the door are spaceships driven by each student! For this activity, they worked on coloring inside the lines and cutting along the lines. Afterwards a picture of their faces was added to their individual ships. So adorable!
Light Table—Two weeks ago, my friends worked on extending patterns. This week they are working on creating their own patterns with two or three elements.
My friends worked so hard on each of their space activities. Let me tell you, they did an AMAZING job! We’re so proud of them and all their hard work. High five, friends! ♥️
In room four we planted carrots and sunflowers in the garden. We started from seeds to plant to flower. The children participated in watering, de-weeding and measuring the plant, they saw it growing and growing.
We have been learning how to sort bears; placing the right color bears into the right color cup. We have been practicing with mixing colors; we have mixed yellow and red to make orange, yellow and blue to make green. We have also used green and blue to create the earth.