Flu and cold season is officially upon us and unfortunately, and at times, it seems the only things little children are willing to share are germs!
Please click here to visit the CDC’s “ACTION STEPS” for fighting the flu!
At preschool, we are taking every measure possible to prevent the spread of germs at school such as disinfecting surfaces and toys with an EPA approved, school-friendly disinfectant, washing hands regularly, and as required by law, checking students daily for signs of sickness. Students who exhibit symptoms will be sent home to recover.
We appreciate every parent who has been proactive in checking their child(ren) daily for signs of sickness before coming to school. Please remember to keep your child home if they are exhibiting any symptoms of sickness, including lethargy, fever, vomiting, coughing, sneezing, excessive crankiness, disrupted sleep patterns, etc.
If your child does get sick, please remember that there is a mandatory 24 hour waiting period after the final symptoms of fever, vomiting, or diarrhea without the aid of medication.
Finally, if your child does exhibit signs of the flu, it is highly encouraged to see a doctor right away as your child may be eligible for an anti-viral that will shorten the duration of the sickness.
Well, we’re off and running! We have been so busy getting to know each other, our classroom agenda, and all our pre-k responsibilities. Your little blessings are learning letters, writing our names, counting and writing our numbers, and learning patience (this is a tough one!😉). Each Wednesday we get to walk to the “big school” to have learning fun on the field and attend chapel with the big kids! Our small groups are off to a terrific start as we explore more challenging, focused science, math, language & literacy, writing, journaling, and working independently. We have also studied about Creation, Adam & Eve, Noah, The Tower of Babel, Abraham, Joseph, and Moses! Phew! We have been busy! Here’s a look at all our fun…
To capstone our exploration of community helpers, Room 1 visited Los Angeles Fire Station 82 this past week. As we drove up to the station, ALL three emergency vehicles pulled out of the garage, sirens blaring! Our little ones were captivated while our adults were a little nervous that our tour would be canceled. But OH YEAH, that was just God’s favor…AN EXCITING look at a REAL response to a call. The firefighters returned within a few short minutes, skillfully backed the engines into the garage and our tour began! They showed us their fire gear, equipment on the truck, their kitchen and their gym. They even let us hold and spray a firehose! Check it out!
Thank you to our wonderful parents and grandparents who chaperoned, drove, and made this field trip possible and so much fun! And a HUGE thank you to the amazing firefighters at Station 82!
Check out just a few other fun things we’ve been up to in Room 1:
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The students in Room 1 have shown a keen interest in news casting and weather reporting over the past few weeks, so the teachers set up an ABC7 themed news room in the dramatic play center. Much to our delight, Phillip Palmer offered to come and visit!!
The students (and teachers!) were brimming with excitement this morning when Phillip Palmer and Mr. Chris, the camera man, made their appearance this morning. The students got to see the camera, hold the microphone and even go inside the truck!
After a presentation from Mr. Phillip, and a very lively Q&A from the students, the children showed Mr. Phillip their “news station” and pretended to put on their own news cast!
This story will be featured on ABC7 on Friday, February 9th between 6:00 -7:00 am.