First United Methodist Preschool

NEWS TO KNOW  

March 2021

He is not here he is risen. Matt.28:6

 

 
 
 

Feb. 7 – April 3

 

 

 
 

Biblical Pictoral Timeline to download

 

 Dr. Seuss Week March 1- 4

            Celebrating childrens literature
 
Monday – Wear Red
Tuesday – Wear clothes with pockets
Wednesday – Wear mismatched clothes, dress wacky
Thursday – Wear PJs to school! (appropriate)
 
REMINDER!

Fall enrollment begins on April 1

 
Dates to Remember
No School March 15-18
 

Easter Egg Hunt

April 1

Staggered times beginning
at 9:30

 

Drop off and pick up times!!

Drop off  8:40-9:00

Pick up- 2:00-2:15

Aftercare 2:15-4:00
 
 
 
 

Please, reserve the handicap parking

Space for those who need them

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

PLEASE return the Preschool’s extra clothes or change your child’s extra clothes to winter clothes.

Cold and Flu Season

Please help us stay healthy during this cold and flu season by following these guidelines: 

Keep your child home if….

They have a temperature.

  1. They have been diagnosed with a strep infection. They should be on antibiotics for 24 hours before they return to school.
  2. They have had diarrhea or vomiting within the last 24 hours
  3. They have a horrible cough, chest congestion, or discolored nasal discharge.
  4. They have a sore throat and do not feel well.

 

Even when a child is not contagious, if they don’t feel well, it can be miserable for them to be at  school. 

 

March Themes
Wacky Weeks
Egg-citing Changes
Shape – Oval
Color – Blue
Numbers
15, 16

Theme Descriptions

 
Wacky Weeks: Things will be a little topsy-turvy during this theme! Children willengage in regular pretend play and sensoryexploration. Optical illusions, exploring textures, and playing with sounds are covered in this theme. Children will also learn about appropriate times to express their silliness.
 
 
Egg-citing Changes: Eggs are an important symbol of spring. This theme will explore this symbolism by introducing the major changes that occur during spring. The children will explore chicks hatching, leaves and grass emerging, and the shift in weather patterns. Seasonal holidays will be touched upon as well.
 
 
 

Activities for Home

• Wiggly, jiggly, fizzy, foamy, slippery, slimy—these are a few of the silly and descriptive words your child will be learning about. Point out the everyday things in your home environment that have silly descriptions. Jello is wiggly, soap in the tub is slippery, and carbonated beverages are fizzy. Can your child find anything that’s slimy, foamy, or makes goofy sounds?
To help your child learn the alphabet, make sure that he is learning letters in meaningful ways. Help your child learn to identify his own name and the letters that spell it. Begin with uppercase letters, as they are easier for children to recognize. Show him his whole name in functional ways. You might put name labels on his backpack or lunch box or inside the covers of favorite books.
Read about spring with your child. Look carefully at the pictures. What symbols of spring are portrayed in the book—rain, flowers, birds, bugs? Go for a walk with your child to look for signs of spring in your area. Talk about the different colors in each of the flowers. Are all of the blossoms shaped the same? How does each flower smell? Are birds building nests? How many different shades of green can you find?
 
 
 
 

COLORING PAGES 

Alphabet Practice

Practice Writing Numbers and Counting

LETTERS

Ss, Tt, Uu

ALPHABET WORDS

salad, siren, ski, sun, tamborine, tiptoe, tongue, tree, underground, undershirt, upstairs, utensils 
 

 Sign Language

           Clown   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
                             EGG
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:
 
This Book Is Magic
by Ashley Evanson
 
Potato Pants!
by Laurie Keller
 
Don’t Blink!
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
 
A Birthday for Cow! 
by Jan Thomas
 
An Egg Is Quiet
by Dianna Hutts Aston
 
Pippa’s Passover Plate 
by Vivian Kirkfield 
 
Here Comes the Easter Cat 
by Deborah Underwood
 
What Will Hatch? 
by Jennifer Ward
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SING ALONG WITH ME

 
Silly Sounds
Sung to “The Muffin Man”
 
Oh, can you make a silly sound?
Can you hear this? My silly sound.
Oh, can you make a silly sound?
My sound…it goes like this.
(Make various sounds)
 
Repeat
 
Sky Shapes
Sung to “Twinkle, Twinkle”
 
Floating clouds up in the sky,
(Point up.)
Changing shapes as you pass by!
(Make different shapes with arms and hands.) Floating by without a sound,
(Move arms and hands slowly.)
Won’t you come and touch the ground?
(Touch the ground.)
Floating clouds up in the sky,
(Point up.)
Changing shapes as you pass by! 
(Make different shapes with arms and hands.)
 
 
(Find these songs at www.funshineexpress.com)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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, hear, and taste.
 
Springtime Strawberry Dip
4 oz. cream cheese
8 oz. fresh or frozen strawberries
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 T. sugar (optional)
 
Place strawberries in a food processor
or blender and process until smooth.
Add the cream cheese, yogurt, and
sugar, if using. Blend again until
smooth. Serve with fresh fruit to
dip, such as apple slices, pineapple wedges, or berries.
 
 
 

St. Patricks Day

April 17
 
 
Chapel Time
 
Tuesdays & 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