Monthly eNews | September 2019
In This Issue:
News from Kathryn
Toddler 1 Class
From the Church
Sept. 2 & 3:
NO SCHOOL!: Labor Day &
Staff Professional Development Day!
Parent Advisory Council Meeting:
|Sept. 16 & 17:
Meet & Greets: 9am
News from Kathryn:
We are off to a wonderful start to the 2019-2020 school year!
Please remember to turn in all missing paperwork by Friday, September 13! It is important that all of the children's files are up to date!
- We will begin accepting ACH payments this month! If you are still interested in this option, please return your form by Friday, September 6! We can also still accept payments by cash or a check or money order made payable to Christ Lutheran Church Preschool (or CLCP for short). September tuition and key card deposits are due by Tuesday, September 10!
Please remember to check your children in and out each day using the laptop in the narthex! Please let me know if you are not yet registered and/or if you are having trouble with your fingerprint or your code!
- We will be closed on Monday, September 2, AND Tuesday, September 3, for Labor Day and a staff professional development day! Classes will resume on Wednesday, September 4!
- Our 3/4s and Pre-K classes will start having dance classes with Catherine Casciani on Wednesday and Thursday, September 4 and 5, between 9:30-10:30am in the Fellowship Hall! This month they will be studying ballet. If your child does not typically attend school on a Wednesday or a Thursday, please feel free to drop in with him or her during that time!
- Our first Parent Advisory Council meeting of the school year will be held on Tuesday, September 10, from 6:15-7pm in the Luther Library! Everyone is welcome to attend! Please let me know if you will be in attendance and also if you will need childcare!
- Our first preschool play date of the school year will be held on Friday, September 13, from 12:30-2:30pm either outside or in the Fellowship Hall, depending on the weather! Please feel free to bring a picnic lunch and use our space to connect with other parents and children!
- The Zionsville Library will be visiting on Monday and Thursday, September 16 and 19, between 9:30-10:30am in the sanctuary! If your child does not typically attend school on a Monday or a Thursday, please feel free to drop in with him or her during that time!
- Our September meet and greets will be held on Monday and Tuesday, September 16 and 17, after drop-off in the narthex! Please feel free to stay for a while after drop-off to connect with me and other parents and enjoy some coffee and yummy refreshments!
- We will have Pet Week the week of September 23-27 and will be having visits from the Humane Society of Boone County on Wednesday and Thursday, September 25 and 26, between 10-11am in the narthex! If your child does not typically attend school on a Wednesday or a Thursday, please fee free to drop in with him or her during that time! We are also doing a pet supply drive to support the Humane Society of Boone County during the month of September. If you are interested in participating in this service project, please see the poster and the large donation box in the narthex.
We began having weekly chapel during the month of August! Some highlights from August chapel time include:
- Meeting Pastor Wes
- Discussing the colors you might see at church
- Talking about the Bible
- Learning the Lord's Prayer and Johnny Appleseed prayer
Toddler 1 Class:
During the month of August our focuses were "Welcome to School", and "On the Farm". Our Bible focus was "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them. For the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these." (Matthew 19:14). Some highlights from the month of August include:
- Listening to Bible stories relating to our Bible focus for the month and attending chapel
- Listening to a variety of books relating to our focuses for the month, including The Toddler's Bible, Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney, The Grumpy Morning by Pamela Edwards and Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming
- Playing with magnetic board with ABC magnets
- Exploring the classroom and learning classroom routines
- Identifying the color red
- Identifying the shape of a circle
- Practicing counting our friends 1-5
- Measuring how tall we are and comparing
- Identifying our feelings, focusing on happy, sad, and mad and making different feeling faces
- Using red crayons and markers
- Using dot paints
- Painting circles with red paint
- Painting with golf balls
- Playing with red play dough
- Exploring in a sensory bin with dry pasta and alphabet letters
- Exploring in a farm themed sensory bin filled with corn, animals and farm trucks
- Using our fine motor skills to match assorted puzzles
- Dancing to music with scarves
- Learning new songs/finger plays, such as: "Friends, Friends 123", "If You're Happy and You Know It", "Wheels on the Bus", Jiggle Your Scarf", "Move and Freeze", and "Jesus Loves Me"
- Exploring the kitchen and dramatic play area in the classroom
- Exploring the playgrounds and Fellowship Hall and playing with bubbles
During the month of August our focuses were "Names, Names, We All Have Names", "Feelings", and "All About Me". Our Bible focuses were "God Knows My Name" and "God Made Me Unique". Some highlights from the month of August include:
- Listening to Bible stories relating to our Bible focuses for the month and attending chapel
- Listening to a variety of books relating to our focuses for the month, including The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, Bear Makes a New Friend by Karma Wilson, and Incredible Me! by Kathi Appelt
- Learning classroom routines
- Matching stick letters
- Fishing for letter fish
- Putting together frozen letter puzzles
- Stamping letters in play dough
- Making name tags by painting with Legos
- Learning classmates' names
- Counting our friends and how many boys, how many girls
- Graphing our first day feelings
- Sorting face cards by feelings (happy or sad)
- Taking care of classroom bunnies
- Drawing a first day self-portrait
- Creating a self-portrait with magazine cutouts and construction paper
- Creating a foil art mirror
- Sponge painting people
- Manipulating play dough into faces
- Painting with water on a Buddha Board
- Exploring our senses with alphabet pasta in the sensory bin with fish letter cards, fishing poles, and cups
- Making name I Spy bottles with rice and letters
- Exploring classroom instruments
- Building with various types of blocks
- Building our fine motor skills: Practicing with scissors, Mr. Potato Head, and putting together puzzles
- Learning new songs/finger plays such as: "If You're Happy and You Know It", "Alphabet Soup Rhyme", and clapping a friend's name
- Using our imaginations in the dramatic play area while taking care of baby dolls, doing household chores, and giving someone a check up at the doctor's office
- Exploring the playgrounds and Fellowship Hall
- Celebrating our friends' birthdays: Emma, Ethan, Floria, Graham, Gwen, and Henley
During the month of August our focuses were "Back to School" and "All About Me". Our Bible focuses were "Introducing the Bible" and "God Knows My Name" (Isaiah 43:1). Some highlights from the month of August include:
- Listening to Bible stories relating to our Bible focuses for the month and attending chapel
- Meeting Poppy the Puppet at chapel
- Listening to a variety of books relating to our focuses for the month, including Rosie Goes to School by Susannah Bradley and Rebecca Archer, Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney, and I Like Me by Nancy Carlson
- Decorating the first letters of our names
- Exploring our school and the breakout classrooms
- Learning the daily routines and discussing our classroom commitments
- Playing a "Good Choice/Poor Choice" game
- Exploring classroom learning areas
- Sorting colors
- Taking attendance and counting our friends
- Graphing our hair colors and comparing
- Creating shape collages
- Meeting our classroom pet, Everett, and our classroom plant and taking care of them
- Using our 5 senses to learn about the environment
- Using magnifying glasses in the science area
- Looking in a mirror to label different feelings
- Playing "Whose Smile is This?" game with friends
- Manipulating play dough
- Drawing self-portraits
- Painting with watercolors
- Learning new songs/finger plays, such as "Good Morning Song", "Jesus Loves Me", and "Silly Dance Contest"
- Exploring the dramatic play area with a restaurant theme
- Putting together simple puzzles
- Exploring the Fellowship Hall and outdoor playground
- Celebrating our friends' birthdays: Cameron and Gavyn
Our Fun Friday (Friday enrichment) class enjoyed thematic activities relating to "Colors", "Healthy Habits", and "Going on a Picnic" during the month of August!
During the month of August our focuses were "Pre-K Pals" and "Our Daily Routine". Our Bible focuses for this month were from our WOW Worship. Some highlights from the month of August include:
- Listening to Bible stories relating to our focuses for the month and attending chapel
- Listening to a variety of books and audio books relating to our focuses for the month
- Having Show-N-Tell
- Learning letters with Zoo phonics: letters "a"-"t"
- Writing our first names
- Counting our lucky stars
- Counting to 10 with teddy bear 10 frames
- Exploring our senses with play dough and "hungry worms"
- Exploring magnets creating crazy "magnetic" hairstyles
- Making mosaic apples
- Painting on the art easel
- Building fine motor skills with activities such as: picking apples, sweeping beans, and drawing with stencils
- Exploring the dramatic play area with a pet clinic
- Building with cardboard and wooden blocks
- Building marble runs
- Learning new songs/finger plays, such as: "Hello Neighbor" and "Be a Friend" and playing with classroom instruments
- Exploring the playground and Fellowship Hall and playing games, such as "Master in the Middle"
- Celebrating our friends' birthdays: Dane and Henry S.
Our Fun Friday (Friday enrichment) class enjoyed thematic activities relating to "Fun and Games", "Pete the Cat", and "Chalk it Up" during the month of August!
Flu Shot Clinic-Sunday, September 22:
Once again this year, we will hold a Flu Shot Clinic at church on Sunday, September 22, from 9am-12pm. Getting a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and your family and offers protection for you all season long. It takes about 2 weeks for the flu shot to provide full protection, so the sooner you get vaccinated, the more likely it is that you will be fully protected once the flu begins to circulate in your community. Franciscan Alliance will bill your health insurance company. No health insurance? You will pay only $10. Walk-ins welcome-no appointment necessary.
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