First United Methodist Preschool


Summer 2019




Early Enrollment

August 2019 – May 2020

If you are planning to enroll your child for Preschool next year, please fill out the Child Information and OSIIS Authorization forms (click to download) and return to me with $40.

Thank you ! For sharing your children with us this year. It has been a privilege and a delight. We pray that your family will have a blessed summer and your child will have great success as he/she moves forward in their educational  experiences.  

May Themes
Baby Animals
When I’m Big
Shapes – Square
Colors – Purple
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Activities for Home
Visit with your child about baby animals. Ask your child if she knows how mother animals take care of their babies. What special things might baby animals need? How are baby animals different from their parents? Consider visiting a petting zoo or pet shop to look at the baby animals. You may also search for pictures of baby animals to share with your child.
Visit with your child about which animals make good pets. Name some baby animals and then talk about why they would or would not be a good pet. Invite your child to name some animals as well. What is your child’s favorite animal?
Enjoy a purple snack to reinforce the color of the month. Suggestions include grape juice, jelly sandwiches, purple cabbage cole slaw, grapes, and plums.
Review the letter Y by talking about yawning. Look in the mirror with your child and pretend to yawn. Why do we yawn? Explain that we yawn when we are tired. When we yawn, we take a big gulp of air to help wake us up!


Yy, Zz


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.

Little Kitty
I love little Kitty,
Her coat is so warm,
And if I don’t hurt her,
She’ll do me no harm.
So I’ll not pull her tail,
Nor drive her away,
But Kitty and I
Very gently will play. 
Look for Books
The best way to learn which books your child enjoys is to read children’s books –lots of them!
Check out for Book Lists corresponding to each month’s themes. Get to know your local librarians and ask for their recommendations as well:
If You Were Born a Kitten by Marion Dane Bauer
I Can Do It Too! by Karen Baicker
Some Pets by Angela DiTerlizzi
Celebrating Mother’s Day: Mom’s Memory Box by Sandi Hill
Froggy Gets a Doggy by Jonathan London
Memorial Day by Jacqueline S. Cotton
The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin
Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
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.

Hush Puppy Snacks

2 1/4 cups cornmeal
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 T. onion, minced
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
vegetable oil
Mix cornmeal, salt, soda, and onion. Add buttermilk last. Drop by spoonfuls into hot oil and fry until browned. Lay on paper towels to absorb extra oil. Serve with milk.
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.


 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.