Art on Older Pod Patio

In the month of September we emphasize the concept of lines. On older pod patio, we’ve been exploring lines through line collage art, negative space painting, golf ball painting and more!

Even clean up is fun! Check out our Room 1 friends as they work together to clean up colorful paint splatter around the art easel.

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10

Older Pod Patio

The enrichment patio is an extension of our classrooms and it provides many of the benefits of the outdoor classroom. In the patio, we’re able to move our bodies, raise our voices, get messy and explore! Our friends in older pod have been hard at work, doing what they do best—PLAYING!

Check out some highlights of our play-based curriculum and your kiddos in action on the older pod patio!

Summer Send Off

Our littles in Room 2 have played their way through another year of preschool! This year we have created so many beautiful pieces of art, experienced a wide variety of sensory materials, built with an array of manipulatives, sang, danced, played, explored and enjoyed our days together with friends. We are so incredibly proud of our Room 2 friends who have not only grown individually but also together as a close-knit family (it’s not every year our class size is 9)!

We thank God for allowing us to return to preschool after the 2020 pandemic/quarantine. We also thank all of our wonderful parents for entrusting us to care for their little ones this year.

It’s our prayer that every family knows how deeply loved they are. We hope, even with our limited interactions this year, everyone has experienced the love of Christ and see Him at the center of everything we say and do.

With so much love from Room 2, thank you for another fabulously fun year! We hope you have a wonderful summer!

Check out some fun from our last week together!

Chapel – April 2021

This April’s chapel focused on the “Good News” of Christ resurrections. While Easter is a few weeks behind us, we aspire to celebrate Jesus’ love, power, and promise everyday.

We also learned the words and Mr. Tim’s hand motions to Lord I Lift Your Name On High. Below you will find a YouTube link to a fun version of the song and a preschool favorite.

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: 
While we were still sinners, 
Christ died for us. 
Romans 5:8 (NIV)

We revisited the details of the Easter Story by reading from our Rhyme Bible. It was a great way to recall everything that happened on that incredible day. He is risen!

The Rhyme Bible: Toni Goffe, Linda J. Sattgast: 9780880708296: Amazon.com:  Books

Butterflies in Room 2

Room 2 welcomed caterpillars into our classroom a couple weeks ago. We used magnifying glasses to make observations, have discussions and read books about the life cycle of butterflies. This week we observed 4 butterflies emerge from their chrysalis.

Today we released our butterflies at the big field. Check out how excited our little ones were to say their joyful goodbyes!

He is RISEN!

Happy Spring! Room 2 has welcomed the new season with fun caterpillar observations, spring focused art and much more!

To celebrate Easter we hosted The Last Lunch. Our friends in Room 2, collaborated to create the menu for a very special meal. Just as Jesus sat down with his disciples for The Last Supper, we enjoyed our last meal together before Easter.

Easter is a wonderful time to look toward the cross as a reminder of Jesus’ love and sacrifice but thankfully, at PCS, everyday is full of reminders, stories, conversations and prayers that teach us who Jesus is and what He’s done for us.

Mr. Yorlin and his bunny Pancake even stopped by for an Easter visit!

Preschool Fire Drill

Practicing staying safe is an important part of our preschool curriculum. This includes periodic fire/earthquake drills. On Thursday, March 11 the entire preschool took part in a fire drill. Everyone exited the preschool to muster up in the preschool parking lot for a quick headcount. The children did a fantastic job listening to teachers and we had an incredibly smooth drill. Great work everyone!

Dino Day

For the past two weeks, our friends in Room 2 have been exploring dinosaurs! We got out our paleontologist brushes to dust off fossils in our sensory bin, got creative with dinosaur art, built Jurassic habitats in the block area and so much more!

As a way to celebrate all the fun things we’ve learned we had a Dino Day! What is Dino Day… you ask? We dressed dinosaur festive, made dinosaur shaped pancakes, enjoyed a special presentation of PBS’ Dinosaur Train and made volcanos ERUPT! Our celebration was DINO-mite!

Thank you Room 2 Parents for your contributions! You made our day extra special and so very exciting!

Jesus Loves Me Party

Room 2 celebrated Valentine’s Day with our Jesus Loves Me Party! We enjoyed a festive valentine fruit parfait and passed out our valentine cards. Ms. Monica stopped by for a special reading of Love by Eric Carle and passed out cross necklaces to remind us who loves us the most—JESUS!

“For God so LOVED the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

Chapel – February 2021

February Chapel is always a great time to talk about love and specifically, God’s love.

For this chapel we read 1 John 4:7-13, which discusses how much God loves us and the role we play in sharing God’s love with the world.

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Our focus song was G.O.D. is L.O.V.E. based on 1 John 4:8 & 16 and we learned how to spell it out using American sign language.

We also enjoyed reading the book Because God Loves Me! Below you will find the link to Mr. Tim’s YouTube version of the story.

We concluded chapel by brainstorming how we can show love at the preschool. The most popular answers across all the classrooms were…share, give hugs, say “hi”, and give cards.

We are so grateful for the love of God and the ability to share that love with the world.