2021 News and Reminders

April showers bring May flowers and so much more at preschool! Hello Spring!

Teacher In-Service Day – Thursday, April 1st STUDENT FREE

It is time for our last teacher in-service day of the school year. These days are crucial and provided us the much needed time for training, planning, preparation, and cleaning that can’t be achieved while the children are on campus. We are grateful for these opportunities to grow and improve all that we do in service of the children and families.

Good Friday – Friday, April 2nd PRESCHOOL CLOSED

We will be celebrating the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ by taking the day to reflect on the gift that the cross represents for all of us.

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:10

He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:2

Easter Sunday – Sunday, April 4th

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Matthew 28:5-6

Hallelujah, He is risen!!

Week of the Young Child – Monday, April 12th – Friday, April 16th

Each year we celebrate the wonderful little people we serve and the unique world they inhabit with exciting week long festivities. This year we will be selecting special themed books for each day of the week that will be aligned with activities for our kiddos. This week is a national celebration that focusing on acknowledging this fundamental and transformative period of life. Oh to be a young child.

Preschool Virtual Open House – Friday, April 23rd MINIMUM DAY

We will be having a Virtual Open House this year at the preschool. Each classroom will be creating a special presentation that will go live on Friday, April 23rd. We are excited to share the life and happenings of our campus and while we would love to bring everyone in, we will do our best to bridge the gap in new and exciting ways.

Summer Camp Registration

Will you be joining the “Fun in the Sun” summer camp this year? If so, be sure to turn in your summer camp registration forms ASAP. Spaces are filling up fast and we are still limited by our smaller class sizes. Summer camp is FIRST COME FIRST SERVE so don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of the fun at the preschool this summer.

Starting in April, we will be opening up any remaining camp spots to outside families.

CHRYSALIDES

Our baby caterpillars have arrived in time for Spring. We have been observing the changes for this week. The kids saw very tiny caterpillars, as the days go by the kids saw the caterpillars getting bigger. We read the book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”

Next week we will be making egg carton caterpillars, butterflies and discussing the changes of the caterpillars.

Green All Day!

We started off our day with an exciting book reading by Mr. Tim. We all love his visits to the classroom and the fun voices that he does when he reads. Thanks Mr. Tim!

Green Eggs and Ham. Sounds delicious to me! 😋
We danced until it was snack time. We got to request our favorite songs.

The Catchy Song, Freeze Dance, and Animal Freeze by Jack Hartmann were all requested.

We ate Green Eggs and Ham (bacon). Some of us were unsure about the green eggs but we all tried them.
Everyone loves bacon!
We did an art project from Ms. Monica! We mixed blue and yellow to get green!
We played Flower Shop in the yard outside and we wore them in our hair and decorated Ms. Sheri with flowers.
All in all we had a busy day playing with each other. We look forward to playing together again tomorrow!

GREEN DAY

We had a grand old time with lots of green all around.

Sugar cookie,cheese and crackers for a special occasion.
Bell pepper prints
Big Yard flower fun!

We read the book Little Blue and Little Yellow. The kids were able to see the transformation to green by mixing both blue and yellow play dough. Voilà!

St. Patrick’s Day/ Dr. Seuss Celebration mash-up!

Today we had a very green day! We decided to combine St. Patrick’s day with Green Eggs and Ham. From the first yard time to the end of the day we were all about green.

When we out to the yard we discovered we could make Shamrock crowns!
When we went inside we read Green Eggs and Ham and then we made some. ( The teachers made the bacon beforehand). Ms. Sheri and Ms. Terri rocked it!

We also used green and gold for our decorations because of St. Patrick’s Day and because they are our colors for March.

We got to crack eggs and then we made them green.
We played with play dough that had green sparkles in it and made Shamrock shapes.
After nap we went outside and played with green and gold legos! We also matched Shamrocks and blew bubbles.

Today was a day filled with dancing and laughing and a lot of fun.

And we get to do it all again tomorrow!

Preschool Fire Drill

Practicing staying safe is an important part of our preschool curriculum. This includes periodic fire/earthquake drills. On Thursday, March 11 the entire preschool took part in a fire drill. Everyone exited the preschool to muster up in the preschool parking lot for a quick headcount. The children did a fantastic job listening to teachers and we had an incredibly smooth drill. Great work everyone!

Spring is Coming!

We have had some warm and sunny days recently and we took full advantage of them. Playing comes so naturally to us and we do it every day!

Outside we have so much fun with each other. We love climbing and digging and bouncing.
All the fun in the sun we had last week!
We played with umbrellas in preparation for the rain. We even had a train that Mr. Yorlin made and let us use it. Thanks! It was so much fun.
The sand was perfect for making mountains after the rain.
We were practicing with scissors
And we are learning new skills.

Today has been such a wet day and we haven’t gone outside much but it’s fun to look back on last week when we did!

Alma Woodsey Thomas Inspired Art

Alma Thomas was an artist and teacher who lived and worked in Washington D.C., for 38 years she worked as an art teacher in the public schools and built an outstanding art program which integrated all types of learners. Her work was loved by President Obama that he had her piece “Resurrection” purchased and had it displayed in the dinning room at the White House. The children loved seeing samples of her work, learning about her life and fascinated by her use of color. Some of the children felt she used rainbow colors in her paintings. The students were encouraged to use many colors in their own paintings. -Mrs. Monica; Art Teacher

Dino Day

For the past two weeks, our friends in Room 2 have been exploring dinosaurs! We got out our paleontologist brushes to dust off fossils in our sensory bin, got creative with dinosaur art, built Jurassic habitats in the block area and so much more!

As a way to celebrate all the fun things we’ve learned we had a Dino Day! What is Dino Day… you ask? We dressed dinosaur festive, made dinosaur shaped pancakes, enjoyed a special presentation of PBS’ Dinosaur Train and made volcanos ERUPT! Our celebration was DINO-mite!

Thank you Room 2 Parents for your contributions! You made our day extra special and so very exciting!