Friday, November 1, 2013

Look what was happening in our classes this week.  We enjoyed lots of activities for Halloween including Pumpkin Pie Playdough, Halloween stories, and wring Halloween words like candy, halloween, and pumpkin. 

Sharing a story together
 Our farm play

 Pumpkin Pie Flavored Playdough
 Writing Practice

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

November Happenings....

Check out what is coming up in November for the 4 year classes:

 GRANDPARENT DAYS!   Thursday, November 14 & Friday, November 15

      Grandparents can come and stay the entire class with their grandchild, or drop in for a short time to say hello.


     Thanksgiving Break is from Wednesday, November 27 through Friday, November 29.  Enjoy your time to spend with family and thanking God for His wonderful mercies.

October Pumpkin Patch Field Trips

 Bellinger's Pumpkin Patch 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Noah's Ark Story (4 year Old Style)

 We told the story of Noah's ark today and each child was an animal partner with another.  We entered two by two into the Ark and waited a long time for the 40 days of rain.  Then we discovered God had kept us safe during the storm, just like Jesus saves us now.  Lots of fun and lots of animal noises!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Preschool Open House...September 29th, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Preschool Open House.
Sunday, September 29
4:00 - 5:30 pm
See your child's classroom!
Meet our staff!
Get a family photo!
Go on a treasure hunt!

Can't wait to see you there.  We love to meet our families and get to know you.  If you have any questions, just give us a call at the preschool.  567-7829


Friday, September 6, 2013

Bring a photo of your child!

We need a 4 x 6 snapshot of each child this week.  We plan to do self-portraits and would like to look at our pictures to draw ourselves.  We want to know what color God made our eyes and our hair.  God tells us we are special!

Awesome First Week of School 2013 2014 School Year

Well, we not only survived our first week of classes, but we thrived.  Each class is settling in and learning the rules as well as meeting all the new friends.  I think we've called most of the children by their correct names, and I know we've soooooo enjoyed them.

Here are a few photos of our afternoon classes.  Sorry, I didn't get the morning classes pictures, just thought of it in the afternoon.  But, not to worry, I'll get some morning photos soon.

Keeping busy pretending in our housekeeping area.

Making squares and rectangles with our geo boards.

Reading Brown Bear book with felt pieces.

Working together with the barn and animals.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Confession Time.....

Life has been so busy with field trips, extra notes home, and other May details, I forgot to post the May stories.  But, better late than never.

Upcoming events in our classroom:
  • Mother's Day Visit Day  Thursday and Friday, May 9 & 10
  • Spatter Painting....bring a white T-Shirt by Friday, May 10.  Wear old paint clothes on Monday, May 13 & Tuesday May 14.  The paint does NOT come out!
  • Pizza with Pastor... bring your favorite pizza topping for May 15 & 16!
  • Un-Birthday Day....all children with summer birthdays can bring a special snack to school on the 23rd & 24th
  • End of Year Picnics at McKenzie Park on Thursday and Friday, May 30 & 31
Alot crammed into the last month.  Exciting and a little sad that I will be saying goodbye to many of my preschool friends.  But let's celebrate the time we have left!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

2013/2014 Registration Dates

Alumni Registration is April 9th at noon.

Public Registration is May 7th at 9 a.m.

Be sure to tell your friends.

Bring:    Registration Form (
             Immunization Records
             $100 registration fee

Airport Field Trips

We will be heading to the Hermiston Airport on April 25 & 26.   We'll need parents to drive us there and help on the field trip.  Let me know if you can help us out.

Make sure you have a background check on file with our school.  This is a popular field trip and we need time to get your background check completed.

Children will need to wear their BLPS T-Shirts and a warm jacket.

Mike Martin shares his plane and hanger with us and lets each child get into his plane and talk on the radio.

Dad's Week April 8 thru April 12

All dads are invited to come into our classroom the week of April 8 thru the 12th.  Stay the whole class period or stop in for a short time.  I know your child will soooo enjoy you being there!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Fire Station Field Trip

 Checking out a child's heart with a firemen in the ambulance.
 This is what a fireman would look like if he was coming in to save you in a fire.  Don't be afraid.  Make lots of noise and let him find you.
 TTH AM Class Picture
MWF PM Class Picture
 MWF AM Class Picture
We got to go inside a firetruck!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Coming soon.....Fire Station Field Trip Pictures

As soon as I can get them loaded, we'll see what happened at the Fire Station.  The men and women of our own Hermiston Fire Department do an amazing field trip for our classes.  We learn about being safe, what to do if the fire department ever needs to come to our house and help us, and not to be afraid if the firemen come into our house.

We also love spraying the fire hose.  What an awesome experience the Hermiston Fire Department provides for our preschool.

Thanks to all of our parents who so willingly drive our children to and from our field trips and stay to help us do this wonderful activity!

February has come and almost gone, lets check out what we've been up to...

 We discovered, while learning about Jonah and the Whale, that the longest whale on record could hold all of us and more.  God had an amazing plan for Jonah and He has an amazing plan for us too!
 Grandpa Ed helped us make our very own crosses to take home.  This was the week we learned about Boy Jesus and how He was a carpenter with His father Joseph.
 We've been creating amazing structures.  Sometimes there are 6 to 10 children working together to make the "Wood Factory".
 Another day of the "Wood Factory" creation.
 We also learned about Noah's Ark.  These children created their own Ark and added their own animals.
 And what is Valentine's Day without beautiful pink play dough?
 We practiced our cutting and put hearts in size order to make a Valentine message too!
And, many of us enjoyed learning about The Woman and the Well.  Pastor made this "real" well for us to understand what it was like to bring water from the ground instead of through pipes in our house.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Upcoming January Happenings......

January is a month of Old Testament Stories and fun....

Daniel in the Lion's Den - Jan 14...making lion snacks, making lion puppets, and sharing amazing facts about lions.

Jonah in the Whale - Jan. 21...painting whales in different ways and learning all about whales in the ocean.

Noah's Ark - Jan. 28...painting rainbows, making arks and talking about the colors of the rainbow.

I see every child growing and maturing is so many ways.  The names are being written a little clearer, the socialization is getting more complex, and the understanding of letters and numbers is growing each day.  What a blessing it is to teach your children.

After Christmas Programs were AWESOME!

Our after Christmas programs were totally awesome.  Each child knew their line and sang so beautifully.  Thanks for making sure your child was able to attend.  The sanctuary was filled each night which is over 100 people each night.  Thanks parents for encouraging your child to share the Good News this way.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Back to School

We go back to school January 3 & 4!  See you soon!

Janaury Happenings......

Happy New Year! 

We are starting the new year off with our "After Christmas Programs".  Be sure to check your child's newsletter calendar.


          Wednesday, January 9th at 7 .m.

          Thursday, January 10th at 7 p.m.

Be sure to bring your child by 6:45 on the night of their program.  We will meet in our classroom!!!