Thank You

We did it! Thank you to our FIFTEEN generous donors we were able to raise $1,275 to purchase a beautiful, long-lasting, outdoor sensory table from Community Playthings. Our older pod friends are currently enjoying their new table along with some festive-fall pumpkin exploration.

A very special THANK YOU to—

The Archer Family

The Boyce Family

The Clark Family

The Ebrahimi Family

The Ferrera Family

The Hernandez Family

The Sugranes Family

The Kiprotcih Family

The Lee Family

The MacLeod Family

The Ortiz Family

The Poehler Family

The Stryker Family

The Yuen Family

The Yun Family

Collaborative Collages on the Patio

Collaborative work is so important for healthy development. When we collaborate we— practice being flexible, learn to share space and materials, reduce environmental waste and build community with our peers! On the patio, we worked together to create some fall nature collages. Stop by the patio to check out our beautiful collaborative creations!

“Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body…” 1 Corinthians 12:12-13

Music Time

We had a wonderful time doing interpretive dance with a musical piece from Jon George titled, “Distant Chimes.” During this time, they gave their interpretations of rain, flowers and trees.

Summer on the Patio

Summer Fun in the Sun is off to a great start on the Older Pod Patio! At the water table, we’re working on fine motor—pouring, twisting on and off bottle caps and other practical skills. We’re also mixing primary colors to create secondary colors. This fun, hands on experience is the best way to build knowledge of color concepts.

We have also been Walking the Plank to practice balance and coordination. This on theme, gross motor activity has all our friends trying to keep their little toes safe from the sharks below. Our bodies and imaginations are working!

Painting, water beads, peg boards, dramatic play grotto, and so much more have all our friends exploring and growing together and it’s only week 2!

Checkout a few of our Room 3 friends taking a break from cooking in our dramatic play grotto to have a jam session on our pots and pans! This is a great demonstration of creative play— these friends found an alternative purpose for our materials and seized the opportunity to explore sound. They’re sharing space and materials effectively and developing an understanding of rhythm and music!

Patio Fun in the Sun

We are ready for some fun in the sun! The older pod enrichment patio is an extension of rooms 1, 2 and 3– our three year olds, young fours and our pre-kindergarteners. Our littles are given the opportunity to flow in and out of their classrooms during their free choice play time. This gives them plenty of options to explore areas that peak their individual interests. Check out some of the play centers ready for our campers to enjoy!

The Grotto: A fun dramatic play, Cafe Experience
The Water Table
Small World Play: Under the Sea / Coral Reef
Sensory: Ocean Rice and Mermaids

We are looking forward to a fun summer full of water play, sensory exploration, building, bonding and growing in Jesus’ love for us!