First United Methodist Preschool

NEWS TO KNOW  

April 2019

Have you enrolled your child for the next school year?
Early enrollment  for the 2019-2020 school year is now in full swing. Open  enrollment to the public begins  April 8th Space is limited. If you know someone who is considering  our program please stop by the office and get an enrollment form for them.     
 
NOTE: It is sery hard for children to run an play in flip-flops and strapless shoes. CLOSED SHOES ARE ALWAYS BEST!

 EASTER EGG HUNT  APRIL 18TH

Your child will need an

Easter Egg Basket

with 6 plastic eggs filled

with candy and taped shut.

 

WALK IN MY SHOES OUTREACH 

APRIL 1 – MAY 16

Please, donate children’s  shoes.
New and like new shoes accepted. 
All shoes will be donated to the Pryor Ministry Center to be given to children in need.   
 
April Themes
Up and Away
Spring has Sprung
Shapes – Oval
Colors – Yellow
 
Numbers
17    18
Activities for Home
Go for a walk with your child to look for signs of spring. Are the birds building nests? Are spring flowers blooming? If you live in an area with snowy winters, has the snow melted? Look for trees turning green, flowers sprouting, and any other signs of spring in your area.
Visit with your child about the characteristics of a rabbit. Invite your child to pretend to be a bunny. Have her hop, wiggle her nose, and nibble on a carrot. Stop at your local pet store or farm supply store to observe a real bunny, if possible.
Fly and move like an airplane with your child. Hold your arms out like wings and make airplane sounds. Practice taking off and landing!
Have fun together with rhymes. Walk around your home with your child and look for objects with names that rhyme with their colors. For example, you might discover green beans, a blue shoe, a red sled, and so on. Try making up some silly poems about a few of the objects you found.

LETTERS

Vv, Ww, Xx
 

ALPHABET WORDS

vacuum
vase
violin
visor
waffles
wolf
whale
watermelondown
exit
box
fox
ax
Nursery Rhymes
Nursery rhymes teach children auditory skills and help them develop an appreciation for rhyme and rhythm. They also help children develop language, memory, creativity, and other cognitive skills.
 
Character Card

I am patient.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Look for Books
The best way to learn which books your child enjoys is to read children’s books –lots of them!
Check out funshineextras.com for Book Lists corresponding to each month’s themes. Get to know your local librarians and ask for their recommendations as well:
 
I Want to Be an Astronaut by Byron Barton
 
Big Book of Airplanes by Caroline Bingham
 
Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story by Will Hillenbrand
 
Kite Flying by Grace Lynn
 
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
 
Happy Easter, Mouse by Laura Numeroff
 
Sammy Spider’s Passover Shapes by Sylvia A. Rouss
 
First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cooking Together
 
When cooking with young children, allow them to help in a safe way with mixing, pouring, rolling, mashing, shaking, etc. Use words to describe what you are doing and what you plan to do next. Talk about what you see, smell, feel, and hear.

Biscuit Blooms

Ingredients:
Refrigerated biscuit dough
Jam
Waxed Paper
Directions:
Heat the oven and prepare a pan according to package instructions. Give your child a plastic knife and a biscuit on a piece of waxed paper. Show him how to make several cuts through the dough around the outside edges of the biscuit. Gently separate the dough to make flower petals. Transfer the biscuit to the pan by simply turning the paper upside down. Have your child make an indent with his thumb in the center of his biscuit. Bake as directed. When the biscuits are done, place a dab of jam in the middle and enjoy!
Chapel Time
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
The children go to the church Sanctuary at 9:30 for a FAITH LESSON.
They sing Bible songs, hear a Bible story and learn a Bible scripture.

Faith Lesson

“The Easter Story”
 
He is not here He is Risen.
 
Matthew 28:6

Tuition

 2-day session – $1,200 per school year or $112 per month 
 with extended care $1440 per school year or $144  per month
 3-day session – $1,680 per school year or $168 per month
 with extended care $2,160 per school year or $216  per month
 4-day session – $2,240 per school year or $224 per month
 with extended care $2,880 per school year or $288  per month

 There is a $40 Enrollment fee which includes a school T-shirt.