January News

Way to have fun inside our class. We had a chance to explore the freezing ice blocks and watch it slowly Melt in the sun.

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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Top: Myrrh Middle: Gold Bottom: Frankincense

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

John 3:16a

“OUT WITH THE OLD IN WITH THE NEW”

Welcome to “2021.” We pray that you all had a healthy and safe celebration.

As we come back from a long vacation some of the kids will be experiencing separation anxiety, It’s very normal. The children probably enjoyed their special time with you and they probably would like to stay in bed a little longer, keep their pj’s on all day or just cuddle with mommy or daddy. We would probably like to do that too. 😃

January is a good time to talk about the cold weather since is cold outside and everyone is wearing jackets. We have on display winter books such as; “All You Need for a Snowman,” “Snowballs,” “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow,” “When it starts to Snow,” and “Snowmen at Night.” We are making fun winter arts and craft and have turned our Christmas tree into a giant snowman.

“Building a Water Bottle Snowman”
“Igloo Winter Scene”

Returning to school is fun. We get to ask the kids What did you do all these days at home? We had some that said; We went to church, we had dinner, we open presents and some who said we drank hot coco or went on an airplane. They had a lot to say and let me tell you our goal was to hear their words and collective minds, patiently waiting for their turn to tell us their stories .

“Our Giant Snowman”

With prayers to God, we wish you a year full of hope, surprises, blessings, health, peace and happiness.

FOX TAIL SOUP

Thank you parents for supporting us in this long time tradition at Pasadena Christian Preschool. There are many versions to stone soup and the shortest story for class 4 is “Fox Tail soup,” Thank you for bringing all the vegetables and sides. The kids had fun chopping and tasting them. The soup was delicious and all the kids seemed to enjoy the soup. Enjoy your Thanksgiving week, stay safe and may God bless you and your family.

Give Thanks to the Lord for He is good. Psalms 106:1

BROWN POTATOES

What room 4 had to say about potatoes.

Chapel – November 2020

November is full of so many things from autumn leaves, squash, farm fun, concepts of gratitude/thankfulness as well as times spent with family and loved ones. It is the family theme that inspires this months Bible focus on Noah’s Ark. Noah’s Ark is the prefect story for preschool to discuss the concepts of talking/listening to God, family, and of course animals. The children had a wonderful time singing “Rise & Shine” and “This is the Day” along with reading from our children’s rhyming Bible.

Rise and Shine! by Tim Warnes
Our song/story book for today’s Chapel
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
Colossians 4:2

APPLE PUMPKIN FUN

This month we read many different apple and pumpkin books such as; “Up,up, up It’s Apple Picking Time” by Judy Flickes Shapiro, “The Biggest Apple Ever,” “The Biggest Pumpkin Surprise Ever!” by Steven Kroll, “The Apples on the Tree,” by Steve Metzger, “Plumpy, Dumply Pumpkin,” by Mary Serfozo, “Too Many Pumpkins,” by Linda White, “The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything,” by Linda Williams and “ The Pumpkin Patch Parable,” by Liz Curtis Higgs. Some of these books are too long for some of our kiddos so we paraphrase them as we see fit. During circle time we picked special books to read and others were read through out the day.

Our pumpkin patch on the loft was decorated with all the pumpkins you all brought to class, it looks adorable.🥰 Today we all indulge in some popcorn and a movie and a gummy worm.