Wednesday, August 25, 2010

First full week of school! We had a great week this week. We are starting to get used to the schedule. We had a lot of fun making play dough this week. See recipe below. We used the play dough to cut out the letters of our name. We also worked on writing our names for the first time this year. We finished up our "All About Me" posters, you can check them out in the hallway next week. We also started drawing pictures of what we do at school

This week in Jesus time we started learning about God's creation. We talked about how God created the world. We learned that God created everything even us. We have also been practicing some new songs. This year during the school year we are going to be learning songs from our church liturgy so that when our students go to church they can feel like part of the service. These songs are also part of our own chapel service. This week chapel was on Thursday. Next week Chapel will be on Wednesday.

Scholastic Book Orders

Our first Scholastic Book Order went out this week. You can place your order online.

Ordering Information
Web address:
Class Activation Code: GPGJT

For every dollar that is spent earns points for our classroom that I can spend on books or other supplies for the classroom.

Highlights Magazine

I am sure many of you have heard of Highlights Magazine. Every year Highlights asks teachers to send our forms to get new people to subscribe. For every response we receive back we earn points to get fun things for our room. You do not have to sign up for the magazine. Simply check "No" and sign the form and send it back to school.

Fundraiser Packets

Fundraisers Packets are going home today. Fundraiser sales end September 7.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

We made it through our first few days of full day preschool! It was a lot of fun to meet everyone and get the year started. Learning the schedule and the procedures of a new classroom are difficult and will take a little bit of time. In the next few weeks your child will learn the expectations of school and they will be more comfortable in the classroom.


Our school theme this year is based on Micah 6:8 "He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."

In preschool we are focusing on the theme in the following ways:
Act: What did Jesus do for us? He died on the cross for us Love: Jesus loves us so much he died on the cross for us so we should also love everyone else Walk: We walk with Jesus and the things we do for others show Jesus' love

This week as we got used to our schedule we had fun getting to know each other, check out our "All About Me" posters in the hallway. We also got to make some paintings that will decorate our classroom all year.

Back to School Night

On Tuesday night at 7 PM is the PTL Back to School Night. The evening starts with an opening devotion and information about the school fundraiser in the church. Then parents have the chance meet with their child's teachers. Since preschool had parent orientation night the preschool teachers will only be available at the first session for parents. You do not need to come. If you have any questions please let me know.

Nap Time
We are still adjusting to the schedule. I know it has been hard for some and that nap time seems a little long but right now I am not letting the kids get or look at books during nap. As the year goes on and we have all adjusted to what nap time means, I will make adjustments for the children who do not nap.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


I am so excited to get the year started and to try a new way of sharing the classroom with you. I will be using this blog this year instead of doing a weekly letter. You can subscribe to the blog and receive the updates in your email program or you may have your own way of keeping up with blogs you read. I will also send an email every week with the link as a reminder to check the blog. You will also be able to get there from the school website.

I have tried to include some great links, upcoming events, and a calendar to help you stay up to date on what is going on in our classroom. If you have any questions please let me know.