Way to have fun inside our class. We had a chance to explore the freezing ice blocks and watch it slowly Melt in the sun.
Louise Nevelson was an American sculptor known for her single colored monochromatic, wooden wall pieces and outdoor sculptures. Her sculptures appeared puzzle-like, with multiple intricately wooden cut pieces. The students looked at samples of her work and learned about her life. This projects purpose was to create a monochromatic puzzle like wall piece inspired by Nevelson’s artwork. They did a fabulous job. – Ms. Monica; Art Teacher
Today is National Popcorn Day! Huzzah! And of course we couldn’t let that go by without a little celebration. Today for snack we had a little popcorn along with our regular snack (apologies to parents who packed a home lunch and you see a lot of it go home today).
All in all it was a pretty good day!
We are so excited to be back together at the preschool and to have our very first Chapel of 2021!
Today we discussed what we remembered about the Christmas Story and the birth of Jesus. Where he was born and who Jesus’ first visitors were. Then we learned about the Wise Men from the East and read Matthew 2:1-12 as well as the Rhyme Bible. We learned how the Wise Men (Magi) followed the star from far away to find the new born king (Messiah). The children had a wonderful time learning the first two verses of We Three Kings and discussing the three gifts that the Wise Men brought. It was a fantastic way to start a new year together.
Recently we have visited the Big Field on the main campus. We have a picnic snack and we read a story and then we get to run and play in the grass.
Red Light, Green Light is the game of the moment. And one day when I’m not running with the class I will remember to take some pictures of them playing it!
It is January and we are busy with the important work of playing. And Room 3 friends play hard!
We also love puzzles and spend a lot of time switching back and forth between our favorites.
Inside and outside we play hard and have fun and we get to learn along the way. What more could you ask for? 😀
The students and I talked about how one creates a snowman and all the different parts needed. We also shared stories about going to the snow with our families. -Mrs. Monica
Welcome to “2021.” We pray that you all had a healthy and safe celebration.
As we come back from a long vacation some of the kids will be experiencing separation anxiety, It’s very normal. The children probably enjoyed their special time with you and they probably would like to stay in bed a little longer, keep their pj’s on all day or just cuddle with mommy or daddy. We would probably like to do that too. 😃
January is a good time to talk about the cold weather since is cold outside and everyone is wearing jackets. We have on display winter books such as; “All You Need for a Snowman,” “Snowballs,” “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow,” “When it starts to Snow,” and “Snowmen at Night.” We are making fun winter arts and craft and have turned our Christmas tree into a giant snowman.
Returning to school is fun. We get to ask the kids What did you do all these days at home? We had some that said; We went to church, we had dinner, we open presents and some who said we drank hot coco or went on an airplane. They had a lot to say and let me tell you our goal was to hear their words and collective minds, patiently waiting for their turn to tell us their stories .
With prayers to God, we wish you a year full of hope, surprises, blessings, health, peace and happiness.
Every day at preschool you can find our children excavating, heaping, heaving, sifting, pouring, and learning though the magic of large/fine motor sand exploration and play. Whether it’s digging out a trench to fill with water or heaping a mound for a volcano experiment, the children relish the dusty, dirty, gritty experience of the sand. Over twenty years, our sand has received much love and attention from not only our own children but even the local wild life and a few neighborhood cats. With all that affection and use, it was time for a change and refresh.
Through the help of a grant provided to us by Options for Learning, a free, low cost high quality child care and early learning services program, through the state of California, we were able to completely replace the sand in our large central sandbox together with the sand in our smaller younger pod box. As you can imagine, this was no mean feat in both cost and effort. We are very appreciative of the Options for Learning program and their continued support of early childhood programs, especially during these trying times.
While it might seem like a minor change, sand for sand. In reality it is huge with regards to the health, safety, and wellbeing of our students and staff. We are infinitely grateful for the generosity of the Options for Learning program as well as the hard work of our own Pasadena Christian School Environmental Services team. Mr. Dave Ekstrand and his crew spent three days eliminating the old sand and replacing it with the 36 tons of new sand.
The children were elated to find a fresh sandy landscape awaiting them upon our return from the Christmas break. They have wasted no time fully immersing themselves by digging right in. After all, what would a day at preschool be without some sand in your shoe?
We have been talking about Winter weather and ice and snow. A few of our classmates have gone to the snow over the break and they told us how cold it was!
We have been exploring ice in our classroom. So far we have discovered that it’s cold, slippery and delicious!
We are getting ramped up for our snow days at the end of the month! Huzzah!