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!
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.
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Hello from Room 5!!
We have had a very busy first 2 weeks of school! We have been playing outside; running around, dancing (especially to baby shark!) and of course popping bubbles!! Our friends in Room 5 LOVE bubbles! We have also been splashing in our water tables and watering our new plants outside on our patio!
Inside our classroom we have been busy cooking in dramatic play, stamping and coloring in our writing center and building with blocks in the block area. Again, music is a BIG part of our day! We like to dance and sing silly songs. We just started painting inside on the easel and our friends have been exploring the paint with their hands…and even their arms!!!
We are having lots of fun and we hope you enjoy our pictures below!
Blessings from Room 5
Thank you all for helping us celebrate Valentine’s Day by bringing yummy fruit, teddy grams, cheese, milk and decorations! Our parties were a great success! Each child that brought a valentines to share passed theirs out to their friends. We practiced showing gratitude by saying “Thank you!” to each friend. Check out the pictures below!
Happy February! Nothing says love like–PIZZA! Younger Pod is enjoying their new dramatic play area, That’s Amore Pizzeria.
Hello from Room 5!
We have been learning about Lunar New Year in the past few weeks. We have read a book, “Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas” by Natasha Yim.
For art: We painted our very own Chinese Lanterns.
We also gave each child a small envelope with good luck money to welcome good fortune for the new year.
We then enjoyed a very yummy family style lunch from China Express. We enjoyed Fried Rice, Chicken Chow Mein, Beef with Broccoli, Teriyaki Chicken (fried) and Egg Drop Soup.
Happy Lunar New Year from Room 5!
Today, we introduced new tree logs into our outdoor patio play! Our younger pod friends felt on top of the world, as they climbed, balanced, stepped and jumped off. Check out our big smiles and our BIG gross motor skills!
Also, are you seeing these social skills?!? We’re taking turns, being patient, sharing space and encouraging each other! Look at us letting our light shine for Jesus!
Please, keep our outdoor classroom in mind if you come across fun natural materials or recyclables. We love to integrate the two–nature and play!
Happy New Year! We’re so happy to be back together in younger pod– exploring our winter themed activities. Check out some fun from our first week back!
For art last week, we painted with shades of blue to create snowman masterpieces!
Our snowflake counting game was a hit!
Check out how we scoop, pour, fill and dump salt at our winter sensory table!
It’s the question everyone is asking, Do you wanna build a snowman? In our dramatic play area, we built snow people! We counted the “snowboxes” and pointed out the different details, shapes and colors used for the parts of the snow people! We had a blast seeing how tall we could build it, and of course, knocking it down!
One of our gross motor activities is a snowman toss! Check out our friends working together to collect all the snowmen (styrofoam balls with snowmen faces) and toss them into the white basket!
Our friends are getting strong spiritually, socially, emotionally, cognitively and PHYSICALLY! On Thursday, our friends worked together to roll, flip, carry and move the BIG tires in our outdoor environment. Check out this teamwork!