In class we cooked corn bread with our children in class#4. In this fun and interactive activity the children learned skills needed in life such as, social-emotional development; pride and confidence in their skills and abilities, follow directions and using thinking skills to problem solve. Physical development; spreading and mixing, skills that help develop a child’s small muscle control and eye-hand coordination, and even early concepts of math and science. Cognitive development; Cooking inspires children’s curiosity, offering new opportunities to make predictions and observations. Language development; cooking is also a great opportunity for language development, children can match pictures to words and articulate questions inspired by their new experiences. Literacy;following written recipe with images.
Thank you for bringing all the delicious apples, your generous contribution made this apple galore an exciting successful apple-venture filled with many different activities to do with your children. We have done apple tasting, made apple dumplings, and most recently made apple sauce.
On September 27th and 28th, the children participated in apple tasting and charting. On October 3rd and 4th, we made apple dumplings and they were able to follow direction such as spreading the dough, placing the apple in the center, shaking the cinnamon and sugar, wrapping the apple with the dough, and enjoying a delicious dessert after lunch. On October 10th and 11th, we made apple sauce and the children were chopping the apples into small piece with butter knives. We are looking forward to a lot more fun activities this school year.
In January we had lots of fun discussing and exploring the different kinds of weather. We had “WINTER” this year, days that were really cold, days that were rainy and other days that were sunny. We read books about arctic animals, snow and rain. The children played with ice and animals that live in Antarctica, built some snowmen with different size boxes, dressed it up with scarves, hats and with their imagination they requested features to be added such as a face, buttons and arms. We really got to enjoy our outside play making mud piles and making lots of different molded shapes with the wet sand. As we engage in outside play, the children enjoyed a fun and messy experience with cornstarch as they discovered texture, cause and effect, and measuring. With all these experiences the children were exposed to social-emotional, cognitive, math and language skills.
The shamrock is used as a spiritual symbol; each leaf demonstrates a feature of the Christian trinity. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the Beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen
“PATTERNING and SORTING“
“SCIENCE WITH SKITTLES” Taste the rainbow.
“HAPPY ST. PATTY’S DAY”
We read “Little Blue and Little Yellow.” What happens when you mix blue and yellow? We see GREEN
“DEVELOPING FineMotorSKILLS While Learning Colors”
As you know, Pasadena Christian School is rich in cultural diversity. Early in the school year, we welcomed our families to share traditions, recipes, books or share a special celebration with the children in class.
This February Ms. Joy, with a few parents, shared songs, read special books, created fun arts and crafts, and cooked dumplings! These fantastic activities were a wonderful way to expose our class to “Lunar New Year.”
Welcome back to a new year filled with love, happiness and many blessings. We hope that you spent the holidays at home or out and about creating beautiful family memories and traditions. On our first day back to school your children shared their holiday adventures; we were excited to hear stories from all the children. Some of their stories were: “I went to church,” “I went on an airplane to the snow,” “The snow was cold,” “I played with Sydney,” “I open my presents,””I have a new jacket,” and the stories went on and on. All the children came back in great spirits and with lots of stories to share, we were amazed by how much their language expanded and how comfortable and open they were with their stories.
Currently, our Bible story is, “The Bright Star and Three Visitors,” Matthew 2:1 – 12. We are talking about the bright star that lead the Wise Men to Jesus, the gifts of gold, the sweet-smelling spices and the King Herod who didn’t like Jesus.
Before the holidays we had fun decorating our Christmas tree with the beautiful ornaments that everyone brought from home. Grandparents Day was a great success! We invited grandparents and special visitors to come see our classrooms and performed our special songs for them. We also enjoyed pajama day with hot cocoa, and a relaxing movie, we had a lot of fun. We are posting some December pictures, we hope you enjoy them.
We want to thank all our parents for being so thoughtful with the cute cards, special dedications, wishes, yummy treats, spa treats and gift cards.
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.