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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Some of Our Amazing Volunteers!!!

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Pumpkin Party Day!

What a great morning!  I hope you all had as much fun as I did at the Pumpkin Party.  We had 17 volunteers from the congregation running our booths and providing wholesome fun for our preschoolers.  Thanks to all those who donated items for the party!  Pictures will be emailed out in the next week or so... it might take me a little bit to get on that task!

Thanks again and have a happy and safe evening tonight!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Growing Together!

Woodworking was a highlight of our morning, along with play dough, shaving cream exploration in the sensory table, card making and number matching.  We also had some fun with trains, castles and ponies.  It is fun to see how the children are growing and learning to use their words to resolve conflicts and play together cooperatively.  This is a huge goal in preschool!

Our Pumpkin Party is tomorrow from 10:30-11:30am.  Appropriate costumes are welcome.  The kids and these teachers are super excited. It's sure to be a great time!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Making Cards

I was so proud of the preschoolers this morning!  They took great care to make special cards for Ms. Holly. It was a wonderful moment to watch all 12 preschoolers making their card for her as we prayed for her during her time of loss.

We were a group with lots of energy today!  We got our hands into some fun shaving cream, put on our safety goggles and did some woodworking, matched numerals with the correct amount of pumpkins and had some great imaginative play.

Our worship time included the Pumpkin Prayer.  Prayer cards came home today.  Make sure to ask your preschooler about them.  They are pretty neat!

The PUMPKIN PARTY is Wednesday morning from 10:30-11:30!  We are very excited. Family is welcome as are appropriate costumes.  Please email me or call if you have any questions!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Coming Up This Week...

Get ready for some wonderful fun this week!  We will be having our annual Pumpkin Party on Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am.  This is for all of our preschoolers and their families!  The T/Th kids can show up at 10:30 with an adult to enjoy the festivities.  There will be lots of carnival booths, pumpkin decorating, cookie decorating and fun prizes.  Appropriate costumes are welcome.  Please, no masks or spooky costumes. 

This week we will be making special cards for our Art teacher, Ms. Holly.  Her father died last week so we will be letting her know she is in our thoughts and prayers.  We will also start learning about leaves!  We will begin a Leaf Book that each preschooler will have as we learn about leaves.  There are some fun activities that involve art, math and reading.  I look forward to your children sharing their books with you.  We will also continue to match numerals with the correct number of objects and work on letter identification. 

During our Worship time we will be using a fun Pumpkin Prayer tool.  It will be coming home so you can share in the Pumpkin Prayer too.

Blessings on your week!

Important Information

The weather is changing!  Please make sure that your child’s extra clothing in his/her cubby is weather appropriate.

Please have a hat and gloves or mittens available for your child each day.  You can leave some in their cubby if you would like!

During the month of November, we will be having a food drive.  All donated items will be given to the local food bank.  More info. To come.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Parking Problems

I want to apologize for all of the parking issues lately.  I also want to let you know that we are taking some steps to improve the situation.  Next week citations will be issued and cars will be towed if they are in violation.  Thank you for your patience as we get this taken care of.  I know it is frustrating.

We Love Pastor Dudley!

We had a fabulous breakfast with pastor Dudley this morning!  We enjoyed sausage, muffins, cinnamon rolls, apple juice, strawberries and grapes.  The adults also enjoyed some yummy coffee.  It was a wonderful morning appreciating Pastor Dudley.  Many of the preschoolers declared, "This is the best breakfast ever!"

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Today we were busy making delicious pumpkin muffins with Grandma Karen and getting the finishing touches taken care of for Pastor Dudley's special gift.

During out worship time, we made tents to remind us of Sarah and Abraham and the promise God made to them.  We thanked God for His promises and that we can always trust in Him and His Word!

We played outside today... and got a little bit dirty!  Please start sending hats and gloves for your preschooler.  We like to keep those fingers and ears nice and warm.

SHARE DAY and BREAKFAST WITH DUDLEY are on Thursday and Friday.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Gift

Today we worked on our gift to Pastor Dudley to honor him during Pastor Appreciation Month.  We are making a calendar for him!  Each month has the picture of all the preschoolers hugging Pastor that Janet took on picture day.  We are adding paintings to each day and quotes from the preschoolers about what they like most about Pastor Dudley.

We enjoyed woodworking today.  The preschoolers learned about the hammer and did a bit of nailing.  We also made Pumpkin headbands, we explored the inside of a pumpkin, we built a train track, engineered marbleworks and made some beautiful art on the whiteboards.

Since it was raining, we stayed inside and played with our parachute.  We made popcorn, did some fun dances and had a lot of fun with it!  The parachute got the most amount of votes for our chart today.

Thursday and Friday we will be hosting a special breakfast for Pastor Dudley.  The preschoolers will be serving him as well as eating with him!  It should be a lot of fun and I know the preschoolers are excited about it.

Monday, October 22, 2012


We explored our inner pumpkin today!  We took a close look at the seeds, the flesh and stringy stuff inside a pumpkin.  We discovered which part is used for eating and making yummy things like pumpkin muffins and pumpkin pie!

During centers we finger painted orange letter "P", played in pumpkin goop, made pumpkin headbands, had fun with our royal dress up clothes and played with very popular marbleworks set.

At worship, we listened to the story of Isaac's birth and the promise God made to Abraham and Sarah.  We learned that God keeps His promises and we can trust what His Word says.

We spent some chilly time outside!  Please be sure to send appropriate outdoor clothing as we will try to go outside each day.  If it is raining we will stay inside.

Our Mom's Bible Study is tonight at 8pm.  We have a marvelous group of ladies and all are welcome to join us!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Coming Up!!!

This week we will be digging into pumpkins!  Last week we didn’t get to opening up a pumpkin, so that’s where we will start this week.  Lots of goop, string and seeds!  We are going to start some work in our Handwriting notebooks as well as matching numbers with their correct number of items and learning the Hokie Pokie! 

October is Pastor Appreciation Month and we will be appreciating Pastor Dudley this week.  On Thursday and Friday will have a small brunch with him.  If you would like to help provide a food item, please let me know.  We have a special gift in the making, but it isn’t quite ready yet.
During our Worship time, we will be hearing about the birth story of Isaac and how we can trust God.  Chapel is on Thursday.

SHARE DAY is Thursday and Friday this week!

Our Pumpkin Party will be on October 31 from 10:30-11:30am.  ALL PRESCHOOLERS are invited.  Parents/Family are encouraged to attend.  It’s a lot of fun carnival booths!  Appropriate costumes are welcome.  Watch for more information to come.  A sign up sheet is out for items to be donated.  Thanks!

Blessings on your week.

Important Information

The weather is changing!  Please make sure that your child’s extra clothing in his/her cubby is weather appropriate.  Please send a jacket each day too.

The Pumpkin Party Sign-Up for items to be donated is out.  If you would like to donate, please sign up for an item.  Thanks!


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pumpkin Muffins

We made delicious pumpkin muffins to day at Cooking with Grandma Karen.  Each preschooler got to add an ingredient and put some batter into a muffin cup.  Then, or course, we ate them at snack time!  Yummy.

We also worked on Pumpkin Lifecycle Books, created chalk drawings, sorted fall gourds, and engineered marbleworks.

Prayer Journals were a big part of our worship time together and we enjoyed the fall weather outside.  It was good fun to rake lots of the pine needles that fell during our big wind storm.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

More Pumpkin Fun

Today we learned a bit more about the life cycle of a pumpkin.  We enjoyed an interactive poster and creating our own pumpkin books.  If your child didn't make one today, they will have the opportunity again if they choose!

During centers we got those fine motor muscles working while drawing on pumpkin papers and using scissors.  We also enjoyed amazing marbleworks structures, dinosaur habitats, and other fun building activities.

Pastor Dudley was with us for Chapel today.  We learned about Jesus making our hearts clean!  Ask your preschooler what he used to show us this.

Enjoy this beautiful fall day!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pumpkins and Building

This morning was full of pumpkins and all kinds of fantastic building.  We learned a bit about how a pumpkin grows and we sang a silly pumpkin vine song.  During centers we had numerous marbleworks towers up and running, and elaborate train track set up with several trains working and checking the weather and hauling big loads.  We also drew some pumpkins and did a bit of woodworking.

We had chapel with Pastor Dudley today and we learned about having a clean heart.  We know that Jesus is the only one who can give us a clean heart!

We played outside in the wind and just a little bit of rain... the kids thought the rain was fabulous!

Monday, October 15, 2012

How a Pumpkin Grows

Today we learned about how a pumpkin grows.  We read a book that showed us just how a pumpkins changes from a seed to a ripe, round, orange pumpkin.  We also took a close look at pumpkin seeds.

During Centers time we painted paper bag pumpkins, enjoyed woodworking, sorted fall gourds, played pumpkin memory, put pumpkins in order from largest to smallest and built amazing marbleworks structures.

In our worship time, we worked in our prayer journals and sang songs together.

We enjoyed some time outside in the cool, damp fall air.  It felt nice to be in the cool air, and it smelled sooooo good!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Coming Up...

We are all about Pumpkins this week!  Your children will be learning about the lifecycle of the pumpkin, creating pumpkin art, digging into a real pumpkin, exploring their senses with pumpkins, finding words to describe the look of certain pumpkins and more.  We will also be learning more with size comparisons and position words in math.  We will be sorting, comparing and describing in  many different activities. 

Each class will have chapel with Pastor Dudley this week because he had to be gone last week on our scheduled chapel day.  We will also be having time in our prayer journals.

Pictures are in!  I’ll be handing them out to parents.

Our Mom’s Bible Study meets on Monday’s at 8pm here at the church.  All are welcome!

Mrs. Barrington will be gone Tuesday-Friday this week.  Mrs. Eld will be filling in for most of the time and a few volunteers will be helping out too. 

Our Pumpkin Party will be on October 31 from 10:30-11:30am.  ALL PRESCHOOLERS are invited.  Parents/Family are encouraged to attend.  It’s a lot of fun carnival booths!  Appropriate costumes are welcome.  Watch for more information to come.  A sign up sheet is out for items to be donated.  Thanks!

Blessings on your week!

Important Information

The weather is changing!  Please make sure that your child’s extra clothing in his/her cubby is weather appropriate.  Please send a jacket each day too.

The Pumpkin Party Sign-Up for items to be donated is out.  If you would like to donate, please sign up for an item.  Thanks!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Apple Tree Song

The Apple Tree Song was our most voted for activity of the day!  It is a silly song that really is a lot of fun.  We also did apple printing at Art with Miss Holly.

We built Mat Man together at opening circle and tried our hand at drawing Mat Man.  The drawings were great!  We did some woodworking with Ken, made wooden sculptures again (a favorite), worked on a group banner, and sorted and compared leaves in the sensory table.

School pictures should be back early next week!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Mat Man helped us out with opposites today.  Maybe your preschooler can tell you some opposites!  We enjoyed making applesauce with Grandma Karen, playing a game that matched rhyming words, creating wooden sculptures, reading wonderful books, and making apple art.

At closing circle we sang an apple tree songs and each person got to choose what kind of fruit was growing on the apple tree... it certainly was one silly apple tree!

Monday, October 8, 2012

A Great Beginning to the Week!

What a great morning!  We worked together to build Mat Man and then during centers time, many of the children built him all one their own.  Some worked in teams to build Mat Man.  They were giggling and enjoying the work they were doing.  My kind of morning!

We enjoyed observing capillary action with colors of apples, coffee, water and pipettes.  We learned about balance and design as we used wood scraps to make unique sculptures.  Things were humming in the classroom and it was a perfect sound!

During worship we heard about Abraham obeying the Lord and moving from his home to a brand new place.  We heard about God's amazing promise to Abraham and we learned about obeying the Lord.  We had a great time brainstorming just how we could obey God.  Ask your preschooler about it.


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Coming Up This Week

This week we will be learning more about Mat Man and even drawing him.  As we do this, we learn more about parts of our body, shapes, our handwriting strokes and colors.  We love multitasking!  We will also be doing some line and color counting, number identification and sorting.  We’ll be having fun with rhyming this week too.  We will observe capillary action in one of our apple art projects too.  Watch for apple prints this week as well.

Our Bible experience is about Abraham obeying the Lord and moving away from his home.  We will hear the Bible account and play a traveling game.  Chapel is on Thursday.

PICTURE DAY IS TUESDAY.  We will meet upstairs in the sanctuary at 9:15am to have our group picture taken.  Please be on time.  We will not be able to wait as this is not any “easy” picture to take J.  3 Day kids will have individual pictures following the group picture.  2 and 5 Day kids will follow.  Please have your envelopes ready if you want to order pictures.  If the weather is good, individual photos will be taken outdoors.  Siblings and groups are welcome to have pictures taken too.

Our Mom’s Bible Study meets on Monday’s at 8pm here at the church.  All are welcome!
Upcoming Events
Oct. 8             Mom’s Bible Study 8pm
Oct. 9             School Pictures
Oct. 25          SHARE DAY
Oct. 26          SHARE DAY
Oct. 31          Pumpkin Party!

Important Information

Please make sure your child has a jacket every day.  You never know what the weather around here is going to be like!  Thanks!


Thursday, October 4, 2012


The smell of making applesauce is so very yummy!  We enjoyed making applesauce today and eating it for our feast time!  The kids took great pleasure in making their own snack and it smelled really good!

We enjoyed painting with watercolors, cutting stems for paper plate apples, getting our hands busy in the moon sand, writing names at the name station and creating some fabulous drawings on our whiteboards.

Ask your preschooler about "Prayer Bear."  Prayer Bear is a special bear that joins us for prayer during our worship time and likes to hang around our altar in the preschool.  Come on in and check it out!

REMINDER... NO PRESCHOOL TOMORROW.  Have a great weekend!

Also, school pictures are on Tuesday morning.  Our group picture will be upstairs in the sanctuary at 9:15am.  The individual pictures will most likely be outside with the nice weather.  If the weather isn't good, the pictures will be inside.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Test Kitchen

We met Julia today, our puppet friend who enjoys the kitchen.  We helped her in the test kitchen taste testing three different kinds of apples.  We made a list of words to described each taste.  We had a lot of fun in our test kitchen!

At centers time we made rainbow bracelets to help us remember God's promises. We were also busy in our worship area with hands on play involving Noah's ark and our Creation globes.  Our apples have begun to decorate our room too.

We thought about the colors of our apples... red, yellow and green.  We made a tower with the red apple on top, the yellow in the middle, and the green on the bottom.  We discovered this looked much like a stop light!

We also have begun working with shapes and meeting a good friend named Mat Man.  You'll hear more about him in the next few weeks!


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Wind and Bubbles

One on the highlights of my morning was watching the wind blow bubbles when we were outside!  The kids enjoyed it even more than I did.  Not only did the wind blow the bubbles, but the wind currents carried the bubbles in  lots of different directions.  We were able to see the swirling of the wind in the movement of hundreds of bubbles.  The chasing of the bubbles and the massive amounts of giggling was a perfect way to end our morning!

We worked hard making apple number cards, painting different colored apples, writing our names at the name station and enjoying books in our quiet reading tents.

Just a note about upcoming School Pictures.  Our photographer, Janet Leifer, will be taking the individual pictures outside if the weather is nice.  If the weather is not so nice, they will be indoor pictures with a backdrop.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Red, Yellow and Green

There are some beautiful colors of apples!  This morning we read a book together telling us about how an apples grows.  We looked at many different types of apples and learned that an apple seed is called a pip.  We painted paper plates to begin making our orchard of apples.  We have yellow, red and green apples that will be showing up in the classroom.  We enjoyed making apple number cards and using a hand plane during woodworking. Those wood curls are so much fun!

We heard of God's promises to us and the rainbow that God set in the sky after the flood.  We will be doing some rainbow activities later on this week.


Our Mom's Bible Study starts tonight at 8pm!