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.

Flying into a New Year

In Room 2, we painted and built an airplane! Our dramatic play area transformed into an airport and we integrated a few thematic elements into our classroom activities, small groups and books we read.

Some of the fun roles our room 2 friends took on in our airport included: pilot, air traffic control, airport employee and traveler!

In our math small group, we played a fun number recognition game. We rolled the dice, counted dots and flew to the “cloud” with the corresponding number.

This is an example of emergent curriculum. When we returned from Christmas break, our friends were discussing travel so we facilitated fun ways for them to keep the conversation going. We built on their experience and knowledge of the world around them. They piloted our play and this is where we landed!

Chapel – January 2021

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.

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For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son.

John 3:16a