Tue Jul 24th, 2018
We are about half-way through summer. The kids have enjoyed our crafts and activities as we have learned about animals.
Here is a video of some of the older children pretending to be walruses.
It seems like most Wednesday's haven't been very warm but we have been able to get outside a few times for water day.
After playing in the water, the kids change back into their clothes and we go to Garfield Park for a picnic.
And, of course, we have had lots of outdoor fun!
Thu Jun 7th, 2018
School is officially over and it's time for Summer Camp! This year's theme is about animals. The kids will learn about where different animals live, what they eat and what they look like. We will have a craft and activity to go along with each animal that we learn about, in addition to having (or making) a special snack. We will learn about animals such as hummingbirds, seals and raccoons to name a few.
Every Wednesday we will have water day. The kids love this day!
Wed May 9th, 2018
On Tuesday, May 8 and Wednesday May 9, the preschoolers celebrated their dads with a special mother’s day tribute. The classes celebrated their moms and grandmas with crafts, time spent together and special snacks. We are so thankful for all of the moms and grandmas that were able to come to celebrate with us.
Fri Apr 27th, 2018This week the children in Ms. Darla's 4-year old preschool class and Ms. Charlotte's 5-year old preschool class participated in the St. Jude's Bike-a-thon. Throughout the week they learned about bike safety. They also learned about how the money that they raised will help sick children and their families.
On Wednesday the kids rode bikes at the Garfield Playground across the street. We were thankful that the rain held off while we were outside riding!
While some of the kids were riding, the remainder of the children played on the playground.
Thank you to everyone that donated money to St. Jude's through the Bike-a-thon!
Wed Apr 18th, 2018
On Monday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 17, the preschoolers celebrated their dads with a special father’s day tribute. Each class had planned activities for their dads. Some recited poems, shared what they know about their dads, read books, or did a craft together. Regardless of activity, a good time was had by all. Thank you to all the dads and grandpas that were able to attend!
Wed Apr 11th, 2018
Our words are a lot like toothpaste. Once they come out of our mouths, they can't be put back in, just as toothpaste can't be put back into the tube.
In chapel today we learned that the Bible has a lot to say about our words. We can use them to tear others down or we can use them to build others up.
To illustrate this point Ms. Melissa gave two children a tube of toothpaste and asked them to squeeze it out. Once most of the toothpaste was squeezed out she asked them to put the toothpaste back into the tube. The children tried to suck it back up into the tube, but that didn't work. Instead more came out. She gave them toothpicks to scoop it back in which worked, but was very messy and was taking a long time. Finally they gave up.
In Ephesians 4:32 God asks us to "be kind to one another." One of the ways that we can show kindness to others is by being careful with our words, because once they are out of our mouths, we can't take them back. To close chapel we prayed and asked God to help us to be kind to one another with our words.
And the next time we brush our teeth we will be reminded of this important lesson.