First United Methodist Preschool

NEWS TO KNOW  

Summer 2022

Matthew 24:32  “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree:

As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.”

  

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2022-23
 
April Themes
Up and Away
Spring has Sprung
Shape -Oval
Color – 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

 
 

WORD WALL

vacuum, vase, violin, visor, waffles, wolf, whale, watermelon, exit, box, fox, ax
 
 
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
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SING ALONG WITH ME

 
Little Airplane
Sung to “Jingle Bells”

Little plane, little plane,
Flying way up high!
(Pretend to fly a plane.)
Up and down and all around,
Zooming through the sky!
Little plane, little plane,
Vrooming oh so loud!
As I pass, I’ll wave to you,
(Wave.)
From behind a cloud!
 
Up Pop the Flowers
Sung to “Pop goes the Weasel”

We plant some seeds in the dirt.
(Pretend to plant seeds.)
The rain falls in a shower.
(Make rain with fingers.)
The sun comes out and what do you know? (Crouch down.)
Up pop the flowers!
(Pop up!)
 
(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.
 
Biscuit Blooms

refrigerated biscuit dough
jam
 
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!
 
 
 
 
 

EASTER SUNDAY

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
SCRIPTURE 
Jesus loves the Children