First United Methodist Preschool

NEWS TO KNOW  

February 2019

Love One Another

1 John 3:23

 
 
We will be OPEN February 4 & 5
No school on Feb. 18th – President’s Day

 

Valentine Card Exchange

Feb. 14th

Children will need to bring a Valentine card for each child in their class. Please write 
“From: Youe Child’s Name on each card. The children will decorate bags in class and pass out their cards. You may also send individually wrapped treats they can share with their classmates.
Ms. Joni  – 6
Ms. Jana & Ms. Casie  – 18
Ms. Debbie & Ms. Dana  – 20
Ms. Tammy  –  16 
The color of the month is pink and the shape of the month is the heart shape. 
Look for both in Valentine decorations displayed in your home, neighborhood, or local stores. Point them out or ask your child to point them out to you.
Reinforce the letter P by playing with playdough.
Bring out heart-shaped cookie cutters to review the heart shape. See below for a “Valentine Playdough” recipe.
February Themes
In the Mail
I Am Healthy
Shapes  – Heart Colors – Pink
Numbers
13    14
Activities for Home
Talk about the mail system with your child.
Talk about the items you mail, as well as the items you receive in the mail.
Consider saving any promotional, unwanted, or “junk” mail for your child to open and examine.
Point out the stamp and address areas of each piece of mail.
Take your child with you to the post office, if possible.
Invite your child to help you prepare special cards or treats to share with friends and relatives for Valentine’s Day.
Visit with your child about each special person as you are creating his or her valentine.
 
 
Alphabet Words
parrot
pancakes,
panda,
pineapple,
quail,
queen,
quilt,
quill,
ring,
robot,
rocket,
rooster
 
 
Letters
Pp, Qq, Rr
Nursery Rhymes
A nursery rhyme is included in each monthly curriculum. Nursery rhymes strengthen memory and allow children to see a connection between words, alliteration, and rhythm.
Character Card
 
I am active.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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:
 
Never Mail an Elephant by Mike Thaler
A Day with a Mail Carrier by Jan Kottke
The Post Office Book by Gail Gibbons
Clarabella’s Teeth by An Vrombaut
Take Care of Your Teeth by Don L. Curry
How Many Teeth? by Paul Showers
The Biggest Valentine Ever by Steven Kroll
How Kind! by Mary Murphy
The Giant Hug by Sandra Horning
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cold & Flu Season

Please helpp us stay healthy this cold and flu season by following these guidelines:
Keep your child home if…
1. They have a temperature
2. They have been diagnosed with strep. They should be on antibiotics for 24 hrs. before returning to school
3. They have or had diarrhea or vomitting in last 24 hrs.
4. They have a sore throat and do not feel well.
 
Even when your child is not contagious, if they don’t feel well, it can be miserable for them to be at school.
 
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.
Valentine Playdough
2 1/2 cups flour
1 T. cream of tartar
2 pkgs. unsweetened cherry, strawberry or pink lemonade Kool-Aid
1 cup salt
2 cups boiling water
3 T. cooking oil
Mix the dry ingredients. Add the oil to the boiling water and pour it into the dry ingredients. Stir quickly, mixing well.
As the dough cools, knead it until smooth.
Store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
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

Luke 15:11-32
 
The Prodigal Son
 
 
 
 

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.