Preschool Classroom Corner

Submitted by gadams on Fri, 10/13/2017 - 9:40am

The Classroom Corner: Academic Highlights of How God is at Work in Our School, This Week Featuring Preschool

As stated in the book, "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" by Dr. Seuss, our Preschool is literally experiencing the opening text of "Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away!" as their formal educational journey has officially begun!
When you walk into our Preschool room, you are immediately greeted by bright and vibrant colors that invite our youngest students into an exciting world of learning.

Mrs. Rohman is a DI coach and is enjoying implementing the new DI STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), into her classroom instruction.
Utilizing "Zoo Phonics" curriculum, a multisensory Language Arts program that utilizes animal friends as helpful cues and reminders, our Preschoolers have begun learning and mastering letter identification.  Their "Handwriting Without Tears" curriculum is also guiding their emerging writing skills.
Geo Boards have provided a fun avenue to learn patterns and shapes this month, while their current science curriculum has been focusing on pumpkins.  A field trip to Spicer's Cider Mill this week will be a delicious way to  help reinforce these lessons, too!

During religion, our Preschoolers have been making weekly entries into their personal faith journals, which will make wonderful spiritual keepsakes at the end of the year.  This week, they traced their feet as a reminder that Jesus is with them wherever they go. This month, they are also learning about Biblical heroes, such as Moses, and learning that just as God helped these heroes of the Old Testament, He also helps us every day as well the Preschools favorite song that they love to sing this year is "Jesus is My Best Friend!"

This week, Preschool has been filling the hallways with delicious smells from the apple strudel that they are preparing for the Progressive Dinner.  They are very excited for the dinner and look forward to everyone sampling their amazing creation!

Dr. Seuss' famous quote really sums up our Preschool program... "Today was good, today was fun.  Tomorrow is another one!"

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