Shine with the Light of Jesus

The month of October has come to an end and we in Class 4 did so many fun things with apples, pumpkins and many other fall items.

Cooking pumpkin power balls and pumpkin delight dessert while learning math and science at the same time was as sight to see and enjoy. Discovering and exploring different kinds of fall items was fun and messy! Reading different books and exposing children to new language and information was educational; among the books we read were “The Pumpkin Parable,” “The Biggest Pumpkin Ever,” “Pumpkin Patch Blessing,” and “Too Many Pumpkins.” We painted with Indian corn with fall colors and enjoyed our mini pumpkin patch! 😊We finished with a bag…YES, we were part of The Great California Shake Out.🤗 We practiced in class then we did the big practice by joining the big school.

November 2017 Preschool News and Calendar of Events

We are officially heading into HOLIDAY MODE! While the children have started practicing their Christmas songs for our Grandparents’ Day and Happy Birthday Jesus celebrations, I suppose we can’t start cranking the Christmas tunes quite yet…we still need to get through Thanksgiving first! Nonetheless, the holiday season is such a blessing and a joy to experience through the young eyes of preschoolers!

This past week had have so much fun with our Apple and Pumpkin Days. Classes were immersed in baking, painting, crafts, games, and so much more. A huge thanks to all who helped make this event a success!

There are several BIG events and happenings this month. Please be sure to read about them here to stay in the loop! 🙂


NEWS, NOTES & MORE

Payment Reminder – Underwood Farms  – https://parent.smarttuition.com/

If you haven’t already, please remember to PAY for your child’s admission to Underwood Farms ONLINE through your Smart Tuition account. Payment for students and chaperones is due Friday, November 3.

Site Workday – A HUGE thank you to all the parents who helped out at our work day. It was an incredible show of support, hard work, and pure grit!

PCS Observation Day – November 16 @ 9:00 – If you are interested in PCS for your rising TK/Kindergartener, please come to one of our Observation Days. You will hear from Dr. Gray, view classrooms, and see us “in action!” Sign up online!


UPCOMING EVENTS: 

Echo Parenting Seminar – Thursday, November 2 @ 7:00

It is not too late to join the seminar on Challenging Behaviors. Join us in the PCS library. Parking will be available in the PCS and Preschool front lots.

Fall FestivalSaturday, November 4th – This is one of the most fun event events of the year! We are looking forward to seeing everyone there. If you didn’t pre-purchase tickets, they will be available at the door.

We have a few BIG events this month:

Day at the Farm, Stone Soup, and Grandparents’ Day!

Day at the Farm –  November 14th. The older pod will be heading out on a field trip to Underwood Farms to enjoy a tractor ride, picking vegetables, and petting some farm animals. While the older kids are away at the farm, the younger pod will be enjoying a stay-trip and setting up their very own farm on campus to enjoy animals, crafts, games, and more!

Stone Soup – November 20 & 21 – This event is a long standing tradition at our school. It begins with all the classrooms reading the classic tale “Stone Soup“, a tale in which a community comes together to make a pot of soup. During Stone Soup Day, each student brings a veggie to contribute to their classroom’s pot of soup! Volunteers are needed and MVP hours abound…so please talk with your teacher about how you can join the fun!

Grandparents’ Day –  November 30th Calling all grandparents…this day is for YOU! Invitations were sent out to all grandparents’ whose families sent in an “Invitation Request Form.” If you didn’t send in a request, please contact Antoinette Andrews so your child’s grandparent/special friend can join the fun. Rooms 1 & 2 will present a song in the PCS Auditorium (see invitation). Rooms 3, 4 & 5 will present songs in their classrooms around 11:15.


PARENT TEACHER FELLOWSHIP (PTF):

Volunteer opportunities are available! Check back regularly as events are added as the year progresses.  Please follow this link: https://signup.com/group/1186271400029

CLASSROOM TEACHER TREATS: 

November 17 – Parents of Room 3


WE HUMBLY REQUEST…

Morning Drop – Offs – Please make drop offs very quick during “rush hour” (7:57 am – 8:45 am) as cars are lined out the driveway waiting to get in. Believe it or not…prior to 7:57 am, the lot wide open, so give it a try and have a low-stress drop-off! 


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TEACHERS!!!

November 27th – Pam

 


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Saturday, November 4 – Fall Festival

Friday, November 10 – Veteran’s Day Holiday – No School

Thursday, November 16 – Observation Day

November 20 & 21 – Stone Soup Days

November 22 – 24 – Thanksgiving Holidays

November 30 – Grandparents’ Day!

Saturday, December 2nd – Christmas Brunch and Kids Only Store

Thursday, December 14 – PCS Observation Day

Saturday, December 16 – Happy Birthday Jesus Party (10am-12pm)

December 20 & 21 – PJ and Hot Cocoa Day

December 22 – MINIMUM DAY

December 25 – January 5 – Christmas Holidays – School Closed

Happy Apple and Pumpkin Day!

Although it was our first time participating in Apple and Pumpkin Day, we had an amazing time. The day was packed with fun activities, smiles and laughter. We would like to thank all the parents that contributed and helped out! 

Fall is Here!

In the studio, we learned all about the season of fall. We questioned why the weather changes, why it gets darker earlier, the changes of the colors in the leaves and we also talked briefly about the other 3 seasons. We then looked at all the different types of trees. And talked about how every tree has different types of leaves. Unique to each tree type God has created. They then painted their very own fall tree watercolor painting…

-Mrs. Monica

Room 2 Check-In: Fall!🍁🍂

Hi friends! Welcome back to Room 2’s blog post! We hope this finds you well and enjoying the fall season. Here in our classroom, we’ve really been enjoying all the fun activities and learning that comes with the fall season. God is so good and he’s been so faithful in our classroom.💫< b>< b>To start off, our small groups have been going wonderfully! Our friends have really been working hard at each activity, and have already shown lots of growth in their ability to focus and stay on task. Friends have been practicing their prewriting skills and have even given letters a try!📝We are SO proud of our friends for being so willing and excited to try and to not give up, even when the writing or drawing gets hard to do. We are working together as a team to continue building up our friends’ confidence to learn and take risks! One of our fun and risky activities this past week was digging into and dissecting a pumpkin!🎃It was so fun exploring a pumpkin’s insides and feeling all of the textures! Lots of friends stepped out of their comfort zone and went for it! So fun!😊We’ve also had so much fun during our outdoor times! One of our favorite activities was playing with a giant parachute! We loved seeing so many colors in the sun and Gavin our friends jump and dance. It was so beautiful!🌈
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br>< so, today was an exciting day on our campus! We had our annual California Shake-Out! Thankfully, things went smoothly as we practiced our drills to prepare us for an earthquake. Our friends did so well! We are so excited for what’s ahead in the coming weeks leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday! We know God is present and continues to lead us with grace and love as our friends grow and learn in their classroom. It’s been such a gift to watch them take the lead and grow more confident and more able. The last couple of weeks, we’ve been talking about and memorizing Psalm 91:1. It’s so important to us that our friends really internalize God’s word and understand it to the best of their ability. We know that true identity of self is found in God’s word, so we want to continue to encourage growth in our classroom in this area as well. It’s pretty amazing, and we know that equipping them in this is a tool that they will have for the rest of their lives. We encourage you at home to join us in putting this to practice with us!
📖☺️ Until next time, everyone! Blessings and we’ll see you around!❤️

In His love, 

Miss Wendy and the Room 2 Team.🍎

P.S. Enjoy the extras!📷🤗