December 13, 2018: Thank you for meeting with me for parent teacher conferences. If you still would like to meet, please speak with me to arrange a time. We have been busy with all things Christmas, and the children are doing a great job learning their parts for our service on December 20th. Please let me know as soon as possible if your child will be participating in the service. A note was sent home this week regarding the gift exchange and class parties on Wednesday the 19th (4 year olds) and Thursday the 20th (3 year olds).
December 6, 2018: We have been hard at work practicing our recitations, songs, and handbells for our Christmas service on December 20th. Please return your note as soon as possible so that we can plan for which children will be participating in the service This week we are learning about our five senses, the letter J, and the number 5. In our BIble lessons we are learning how God spoke to Samuel and how God rescued the three men. Please sign up for a parent teacher conference if you have not already done so. If the dates or times do not work for you, I would be happy to find another time to meet with you.
November 29, 2018: I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving and enjoyed their extra day off! This week the students are having fun learning about magnets and the letter I. In our Bible lesson we are learning how God made the walls of Jericho fall down when he brought the Israelites into the land he promised to them. Our books this week are Inch by Inch and Press Here. Please be sure to send snow gear for your children for every class - they will need it! December will be a busy month, please be sure to read the notes that come home.
November 15, 2018; The 4 year old class will be meeting at Michigan Lutheran Seminary at 8:40am on Friday morning to see Beauty and the Beast. The children are looking forward to it! We have been learning about the first Thanksgiving this week and doing various Thanksgiving activities. Our letter this week is H, and we are also working on the number 4. Please be sure that your child has a warm coat, a hat, and mittens every class. Once we have snow, the children will also need snow pants and boots.
November 8, 2018: Permission slips for Beauty and the Beast were sent home this week. Please return them by Monday, the 12th. This week we are learning about the seasons and working on the letter G. Our books are Big Bear, Small Mouse and Goodnight Already! In our Bible lesson we are hearing how God took care of baby Moses and how he takes care of us too. The children are excited to sing their song in church on Sunday!
November 1, 2018: It’s hard to believe it is November already! I have begun assessments on the children and will be holding parent teacher conferences in a few weeks once assessments are finished and sent home. Please note there is no preschool next Friday, November 9. In our Bible lesson this week we are learning how Joseph forgave his brothers. Our books are The Very Busy Spider and Go Away Big Green Monster!, and we had fun making pages for our own monster book with our 5th-8th grade buddies. We have show and tell again this week with the letter F, and our new shape is a triangle.
October 25, 2018: Thank you for donating the treats and paper supplies for our harvest fest party! Our books this week are Leaf Man and Big Pumpkin, and we are working on the number 3 and the color orange. In our Bible lesson we are learning how God continued to bless Joseph and made him a ruler in Egypt. If anyone needs order forms for pictures on the 30th, please let me know. We will have our next Mommy and Me class next Tuesday. It is a free class, so please join us for some fun and socialization!
October 18, 2018: This week the preschoolers are learning about fire safety, and the 4 year olds had the opportunity to learn about it first hand from one of our parents who is a fireman. Thank you, Mr. Shaffer! We are working on the letter E and making patterns, and our books are Fire Engine No. 9 and Elmer. In our Bible lesson, we are learning how God had a plan for Joseph even when his brothers tried to harm him
October 4, 2018: We are learning all about apples this week and the letter D. Our books this week are Apples for Everyone and The Dot. We are also working on the number 2. In our Bible lesson we are learning how God answered Abraham’s prayer for a son. The preschool students will be having their harvest parties on October 25th and 26th. Parents are welcome to join us those days. More information will be coming soon.
Sept 27, 2018: This week we are learning about our families and how they are alike and different. Our books are Sing and Dance in Your Polka Dot Pants and The Duckling Gets a Cookie. The children have been doing a great job with their letter bags; this week is the letter C. In our Bible lesson we are learning how God saved Noah and his family and how God continues to keep his promises to us. Health appraisals and immunization records need to be turned in before next week!
Sept 20, 2018: The preschoolers have quickly adjusted to the routine of preschool and have all been such good helpers when it is time to clean up! This week we are continuing to learn about our friends and our emotions. Our books are The Way I Feel and Mat Man Shapes. We use Mat Man to learn how to draw our bodies, and we use the pieces of Mat Man to make all of our letters. We even made Mat Man for a snack! Our letter this week is B, and our shape is a circle. In our Bible lesson we are learning how Adam and Eve disobeyed God, but God showed his love with the promise of a Savior.
Sept 13, 2018: This week in preschool we are working on the letter A, and we will have our first letter show and tell on Thursday and Friday. Thank you for returning your children’s All About Me and My Family sheets. We are using them to learn about our classmates and how we are alike and different. Our books this week are Be Who You Are and David Goes to School. In our Bible lesson we are learning how God created our world and man and woman. Please return any missing paperwork as soon as possible and be sure to send in an extra set of clothes for your child if you have not done so
Sept 6, 2018: We are having a great first week in preschool! We have been learning our friends’ names, learning the classroom routines, and have had fun exploring the classroom. We have also been practicing the song that we will be singing on Sunday. Please join us at 9:00 for our outdoor service and then stay for the fun afterward. The children received a St. Bartholomew t-shirt. Please wear them on Sunday. If your child did not receive a shirt, more shirts are being ordered, and your child will receive his or hers shortly. Please send in any missing paperwork and an extra set of clothes as soon as possible.