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 at home. We have built our classroom foundation on the Fruit of the Holy Spirit, focusing the first month on Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Goodness, and Kindness. We know God loves us, and we want to share His love with others. Joy fills our hearts, and we’re excited to sing “Deep & Wide” to share Jesus’s joy with others! We worked hard to understand we can have peace around us and peace inside us. We know how to clean up after ourselves and how to take deep breaths to focus our attention and calm our bodies. We know the more we practice peace and patience, the stronger we will grow in faith! 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 school family. We have graphed many attributes as we learned about each other; comparing our eye colors, family sizes, favorite colors, first letters of our names, 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 Too
Much Glue, How Do Dinosaurs. . . series, If You Give a series, and our Child’s First Bible.
We practice retelling stories, book handling, and early reading literacy skills. We have
blasted off from our Launchpad to literacy on our new Promethean board.
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 God’s love is deeper than the sea!
We wrapped up September celebrating the “Me, God made me to be; a wave 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 Jesus 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!