A Smashing Good Day!

Happy Apple Pumpkin Day! Our friends in Room 2 had a smashing fun day!

We enjoyed a fun and festive apple graham cracker delight!

Check out some of our beautiful apple and pumpkin themed art!

Today, we dissected a pumpkin together! We explored the seeds and pulp for a sensory experience. We also cut out some shapes to create a jack-o-lantern. We named him Jojo!

Pumpkin pounding was a great way for us to build some fine motor skills!

Oh My Gourdness! We had a blast doing some indoor pumpkin and gourd bowling!

The Great Shakeout!

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Today the preschool took part in the Great California Shakeout. Schools, businesses, and companies across the state participate each year in practicing what to do in case of an earthquake. At the preschool we call our “duck and cover” procedure, “Bunnies in the Hole.” All the classes had a fantastic time running through the whole process from “duck and cover” to mustering all the way to the big field on the main campus. They kids did a great job staying safe and listening to their teachers!

Chapel – October 2020

We had our first Preschool Chapel of the school year and we’re so excited! It was a wonderful time spent together singing, worshiping, sharing Bible stories, and enjoying the beautiful day that the Lord has made.

Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:16
Song: You Are the Light of the World by Steve Green, Hide ’em in Your Heart Vol. 1

Click the button below to see the details of our Chapel.

September in Room 2

September has been a blast! We’ve been hard at work in Room 2. Check out some highlights from our month together.

In small groups, we’ve done fun things like drawing our family portraits, shape sorting, making “shape soup,” creating shape sun catchers, apple sorting to recognize the letters Aa and Bb, dot counting, color mixing with play dough and more!

On Wednesdays, we walk over to the elementary school where we get to enjoy “The Big Field.” We get our bodies moving with gross motor activities that build coordination and cooperative skills.

As we play, we’re building friendships, gaining knowledge about the world around us, using fun materials that help shape us into thinkers, artists, engineers, storytellers, caring family members and so much more!

Most importantly, we’re learning God’s word! We love singing our Bible memory verse songs. Having God’s word in our heart is the most important and most effective way to grow socially and emotionally. It’s the roadmap we use to navigate how we interact with God and with others. We highly recommend singing along at home to: Steve Green’s Hide ‘Em in your Heart Vol. 1 and 2https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqe4xkD6FVk&list=PLnBE6CMNMLh01KgWRc9lseCt-34_AnlQc

We’re so happy to see our friends growing together. As we head into a new season, we’re excited for all the fall fun ahead!

A Day in Room 2

We are off to a great start in Room 2! Our friends are acclimating nicely to their new classroom, getting to know some new friends and reconnecting with classmates from last year. Check out some highlights from our first couple weeks together.

At morning meeting, we pick classroom helpers, discuss the calendar, sing songs and pray together.

We read our Bible and interact with exciting props to solidify the concepts and themes in the stories.

When we play—we’re thinking, building, creating, problem-solving, socializing, developing language, using negotiation skills and exploring the world around us!

Small group time is a great opportunity for us to practice attention maintenance, following directions and learning how to engage in fun learning activities pertaining to language literacy, fine motor development, color concepts, shapes, sorting, patterning, science exploration, gross motor development and much more!

We even get to enjoy “the big field” at the elementary school! We do gross motor activities and play fun games like Red Light, Green Light and What Time is it Mr. Fox?

We’re already making huge leaps in our ability to connect print and storytelling! Check out this video of some Room 2 friends using our writing center white board to recreate some familiar stories. AMAZING!

We are looking forward to a wonderful year together!

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” 3 John 1

Special Visitor Today!

Today we had the extreme privilege of a visit from B.G. Hennessy, the current author of the Corduroy books, as well as over 35 other children’s titles. She is the proud grandmother of two of our own preschool kiddos who were extremely proud to share her with us. Each classroom was blessed with an individual presentation by Mrs. Hennessy. The kids from Room 5 to 1 sat in rapt attention as she shared her fantastic and whimsical stories with us. We can’t thank her enough for her visit and sincerely hope she comes back soon.

Flu & Illness Prevention

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.

Happy Birthday Jesus Party

What a blessing it is to work with these little ones each day! It is also a joy to be able to share the love of Christ with them and to sing about His birth this Christmas season! Thank you, parents, for sharing them with us!

Our annual Happy Birthday Jesus Party was a huge success! Each and every one of our Littles did such a spectacular job performing on stage!! Games, crafts, pizza and cupcakes were a special treat for a job well done!

Thank you to all the teachers who made this show possible and to our parent volunteers who helped make this event a success!!

Pre-k 1 & 2 sang a medley of songs. This is their performance at Grandparents’ Day.

Room 3 (younger 3s) recreated the manger scene by singing “Oh What a Special Night”.

Rooms 4 & 5 (2 year olds) sang a peppy version of This Little Light of Mine and One Little Finger.