Happy Fall, One & All! It is a blessing to be back in school and learning together! It is so exciting to be working with our preschool children and families. We have learned how to be kind and safe at school and home. We have taken our focus Bible Verse “Let Your Light Shine” (Matthew 5:16) and inserted our two class rules (Be kind. Be safe) like this: If you give kindness, kindness will shine upon you. Then we listed ways to show kindness. We repeated this with how to be safe. It was truly amazing to hear all the ways the children shared to be kind and safe at home and school!
We spent our first month of school learning “All About Me and My School” helping us get to know each other, build friendships, and learn about our school family. We have graphed many attributes as we learned about each other; comparing our heights, shoe sizes, favorite colors, family sizes, etc. We count, compare, graph, measure, and weigh items as we gain Math literacy skills and understanding of the Math & Science tools we use at school.
We love books, songs, and fingerplays; they help us learn about God’s word, school, friendships, rhyming, the joy of reading and SO MUCH more! We are huge fans of the How Do Dinosaurs. . . series, Pete the Cat series, and our Child’s First Bible. We practice retelling stories, book handling, and early reading literacy skills.
We have focused on color naming, sorting, counting, and letter identification as we have become classroom authors together. We enjoy creating class (even some individual) books, giving notes of love and encouragement, and caring for one another through words and actions. They truly know how to let Love Shine!
We wrapped up September celebrating the “Me, God made me to be; a shining star of kindness.” We discovered our families can come in many different sizes, but they all love us just as Jesus loves us. We are happiest when we let His light shine through our words, works, and even our play.
We look forward to the changes of fall and seeing how we grow closer in faith and friendship!