ART STUDIO

Ms. Jen (Silas’s mom) was happy to dedicate her valuable time at our school and make an art project with all the classes in the art studio. Each classroom had a time slop to use the studio and make a special fall art activity. Your little ones enjoyed their time learning new language (squeeze and release), colors and the function of how to use an eye dropper.

FALL AND PUMPKINS

Fall is here and we have decorated our class with pumpkins of all size, shapes and textures. Thank you parents for bringing all the assorted and fun fall items. Fall is in our class and outside our yard.

We have many books and the kids love to turn the pages, look at the pictures and make up words that go along with the book they choose. Here are some of their favorite books, “Little acorn,” ”In the middle of Fall,” “The Biggest Apple Ever,” “I Love Fall,” “Hedgehugs,” “Plumpy, Dumply, Pumpkin,” ”Penguin and Pumpkin,” “Apples and Pumpkins,” and ” The Little old lady who was not Afraid of Anything,”

Patio Pigs in the Mud

In the month of November, we explore life on the farm. We also focus on the colors yellow and brown. This week’s Older Pod Patio sensory bin is set up to intentionally highlight these three major curricular concepts.

Friends from Rooms 1, 2 and 3 explore brown oobleck—a solid substance that quickly oozes into a liquid. Checkout our little piggies playing in this perfect pretend mud!

Apple Pumpkin Days

October has been filled with lots of harvest fun! We’ve explored apples and pumpkins all month long and got to celebrate harvest the last 2 days; Apple Pumpkin Day!

We incorporate fun apple pumpkin activities during small group such as exploring what breaks done pumpkin faster: Dish soap, water, or tea.

Small group and free choice activities throughout October

Apple Pumpkin days were filled with Apple explosions, pumpkin carving, pumpkin painting, apple pumpkin building and apple pumpkin fingerprints!

Thursday the Children wore red!
Friday the children wore orange!

Apple 🍎 Pumpkin 🎃Days

Yay October! Fall has come and it has brought a few cool days (and some really warm ones) but with it we have a few special celebrations. Apple/Pumpkin Day is one of those special times that we get to celebrate; not just once but two days!From special snacks to art and fun stories we have had a couple of busy days. Here are a couple of pictures of what we did.

On the first day we had a special story and a snack that was like an apple pie in a cup. Complete with Graham cracker crust ( graham cracker pieces).

We also made apple prints and did a fine motor activity with apple erasers and tongs.

On the second day we had small pumpkin spice pancakes and we played on the patio.
We got to decorate pumpkins and make paper jack-o-lanterns.

We loved having the opportunity to have parents in our classrooms and we look forward to seeing more of you guys as the year progresses!

2021 News and Reminders

Speech and Language Screenings – Monday, Nov. 1st & Tuesday, Nov. 2nd

Speech and language pathologist from Jabberdogs will be providing screenings for receptive and expressive language, voice, articulation and fluency for a fee of $30. If you are interested in participating, please be sure to fill out and return the Permission Slip by Friday, October 29th.

Orchestra Visit – Wednesday, Nov. 10th

The “big kids” from our elementary campus will be visiting the preschool for a command, outdoor, musical performance. These budding musicians will play a brief selection of songs as well as share with us the details of what instrument they play and how they work.

Special Fall Art Project – Thursday, Nov. 11th & Friday, Nov. 12th

The preschool is thrilled to announce our first special art project of the year! Ms. Jen (a Room 1 mom and artist) will be coming in to facilitate a fall themed art project with all of our kiddos over two days. Each classroom will have an opportunity to go into our preschool Art Studio to work with Ms. Jen and create their own masterpiece.

Preschool Chapel – Friday, Nov. 17th

This month’s chapel will focus on the story of Noah’s Ark. The children adore this story and its emphasis on family, animals, and listening to God. We can hardly wait to worship and praise God together.

Farm Days – Thursday, Nov. 18th & Friday, Nov. 19th

On-site Field Trip

We will be continuing the Harvest celebration with on-site themed activities for all the children over these two days. Songs, stories, games, and a few special animal visitors. Be sure to check with your classroom for volunteer/MVP opportunities.

Veterans Day – Thursday, Nov. 11th

PRESCHOOL OPEN

The preschool will be open for Veterans Day. We are thankful and eternally grateful to all the men and women who have served our country and look forward to honoring both their sacrifice and service.

Stone Soup Days – Monday, Nov. 22nd & Tuesday, Nov. 23rd

Stone Soup Days are one of the biggest preschool events of the year. Based on the beloved children’s book, Stone Soup, each child brings a vegetable/food item to class to contribute to the community/class pot of soup. Your classroom teachers or Room Parents will let you know the details of how you can pitch-in and be a part of this wonderful preschool annual tradition.

Wednesday, November 24th

The day before our Preschool Thanksgiving Break is a Minimum Day. The preschool will close promptly at 12 noon.

Thanksgiving Break – Thursday, November 25th – Friday, November 26th

SCHOOL CLOSED

The preschool will be closed for Thanksgiving Break on the second half of the 4th week of November. We hope and pray that everyone has a tremendous time off reflecting on what they are thankful for.

From our preschool family to yours’…

May God continue to bless, protect, guide, and grace you all with His presence, mercy, and love now and in the year to come, Amen.

November Nature Collages on the Patio

Collaborative projects teach children how to work toward a common goal, while fostering cooperation and flexibility. Collaborative activities also create social cohesion and build supportive environments.

When we create collaborative pieces together we’re practicing sharing space, taking turns, communicating and enjoying the process rather than focusing on a finished product.

Integrating natural materials into early childhood art projects enrich the overall learning experience. Exploring natural materials gives children the opportunity to experience an array of textures, shapes and colors. It also increases their knowledge of the world and objects in it, all while fostering a curiosity for the environment.

Friends from Rooms 1, 2 and 3 collected leaves, painted, assembled and glittered these collaborative masterpieces!

McGruff the Crime Dog, a Motorcycle, and More! The Pasadena Police Department stopped by the Preschool.

We were so excited to meet McGruff the Crime Dog today. Officer Hilda and McGruff explained what strangers are, who we should trust, how to stay safe if we trick-or-treat, plus how to safely ride our bikes. We even were able to take pictures with McGruff! The excitement didn’t stop there, however. After McGruff said goodbye we had a special visit from a Motorcycle Officer Meeks. The kids were able to get up close to check out his ride, ask him questions, and even pose for pictures. It was a fantastic visit!

A special thanks to the Pasadena Police Department for all of their hard work and for taking the time to be with us today.