Big Field! ( and a little more)

This week has been a quiet one but still a fun one. The big school is on Spring Break and while the cats away the mice will play! We got to go to the Big Field on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

We took our blankets and had a nice snack on the field and Ms. Sheri read us a couple of stories and then we got to run and play!

Pinkalicious is always a favorite book to read. Ms. Sheri also read Baby Beluga and The Poky Little Puppy.
Red Light, Green Light is a favorite game for the Big Field. Although sometimes we forget that red means stop.

We also just like to run and chase each other. I don’t know who is more tired at the end, the kids or the teachers.

This week we have been very focused on birthday parties. So in the sandbox we have decided that it is everyone’s birthday and we had the biggest party ever!

While this week has been so much fun, we can’t even imagine how much fun next week will be when we celebrate The Week of the Young Child. Each day will have its own exciting new theme!

Easter is Coming!

Easter Sunday is on April 4th and what better way to celebrate but with a party!! We danced,ate snack, wore bunny ears, made crafts and read from the Bible.

After we do morning meeting we pray before we head to snack!
We had festive tablecloths and fun snack and one little sweet treat!
We decorated big eggs and made crowns!
Outside we painted fake flowers and one of the teachers brought their pet bunny. Hello Pancake!
We loved wearing our bunny ears inside the classroom! Thanks Ms. Sheri!
We danced until we dropped!

We had such a fun time with the eggs and the bunnies and the chicks but we all know that the real reason we celebrate Easter is because of Jesus and his never ending love.

We are so fortunate to be able to celebrate in all the big ways and little ways too! Happy Easter to all!

A Special Guest

Mr. Yorlin brought his pet bunny “Pancake” from home. In class we sat around in circle and instructed the kids to use two fingers and gently pet the bunny. The kids patiently waited for their name to be called, they were very excited, used their listening ears, gentle hands and followed directions on how to pet “Pancake.”

“IS NOT ABOUT THE BUNNY”

On the week of March 15- 19 we read a”The True King,” John 13: 3-30 from our Bible. We used the little figures from the resurrection egg Easter story as a visual aid to assist the children in retelling us the story of Easter. On the following week we displayed all the pieces on the table the kids got to touch, identify and re- cap the story to use
We made cross impressions on the easel, painted flower bottle stamps and dyed eggs.
For our special morning snack we made egg salad which we ate with crackers a tiny cupcake and grapes.
May you and your family be blessed as you celebrate the true meaning of Easter.

EASTER IN CLASS#4

Indoor egg discovery. Discovering what was inside the eggs was the main focus and important task for our little friends in class. But as teaches we planned this activity with different skills our little children can gain from it. For example; recalling items in a group, back and forth conversation, spacial awareness, recognize colors and shapes.

2021 News and Reminders

April showers bring May flowers and so much more at preschool! Hello Spring!

Teacher In-Service Day – Thursday, April 1st STUDENT FREE

It is time for our last teacher in-service day of the school year. These days are crucial and provided us the much needed time for training, planning, preparation, and cleaning that can’t be achieved while the children are on campus. We are grateful for these opportunities to grow and improve all that we do in service of the children and families.

Good Friday – Friday, April 2nd PRESCHOOL CLOSED

We will be celebrating the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ by taking the day to reflect on the gift that the cross represents for all of us.

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:10

He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:2

Easter Sunday – Sunday, April 4th

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Matthew 28:5-6

Hallelujah, He is risen!!

Week of the Young Child – Monday, April 12th – Friday, April 16th

Each year we celebrate the wonderful little people we serve and the unique world they inhabit with exciting week long festivities. This year we will be selecting special themed books for each day of the week that will be aligned with activities for our kiddos. This week is a national celebration that focusing on acknowledging this fundamental and transformative period of life. Oh to be a young child.

Preschool Virtual Open House – Friday, April 23rd MINIMUM DAY

We will be having a Virtual Open House this year at the preschool. Each classroom will be creating a special presentation that will go live on Friday, April 23rd. We are excited to share the life and happenings of our campus and while we would love to bring everyone in, we will do our best to bridge the gap in new and exciting ways.

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 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.

Starting in April, we will be opening up any remaining camp spots to outside families.

CHRYSALIDES

Our baby caterpillars have arrived in time for Spring. We have been observing the changes for this week. The kids saw very tiny caterpillars, as the days go by the kids saw the caterpillars getting bigger. We read the book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”

Next week we will be making egg carton caterpillars, butterflies and discussing the changes of the caterpillars.