First United Methodist Preschool


January 2020

The Lord is my Rock  2 Samuel 22:2
Dates to Remember  
No school January 20-Martin Luther King Day

Please return the Preschool’s extra clothing or change your child’s extra clthing to winter clothes.


Tax Statements will be sent home in your in child’s backpack Before Feb. 1



If Pryor Schools are are closed due to bad weather, the Preschool will also be closed.

If your child feels ill or has been sick, please be sure they have no fever and are not contagious before returning them to school.

 Preschool Evaluation Forms

Please fill out the evaluation forms and place in the box on my office door. Your input is very important and will help us to continue to improve our program and plan for the future.
Thank you,
January Themes
Snow Friends
Scribbles and Splats
Shape – Octagon
Color – White
11, 12

Theme Descriptions

Snow Friends: Some areas of the world stay cold and wintry year-round. Children will gather information about snow animals and participate in plenty of freezing fun!
Scribbles and Splats: Children can express creativity and develop fine motor skills as they practice familiar ways to create art and explore new art processes. The focus will be on exploration and discovery.
Activities for Home
• Make fingerprint penguins with your child using black and white finger paints and blue construction paper. Use the thumb to make a white body and a fingertip to make black
wings and a head. With a toothpick, make two white dots for eyes. Stretch out cotton balls and glue them to the blue paper to make an iceberg.

• Review numbers you see on signs and in books. Practice counting steps, toys, or items from the grocery store. Children can also count napkins, plates, and silverware when they help set the table.
• If you live in a snowy area, play outside in the snow. Ride a sled down a hill, build a snowman, or make a snow fort. How does the snow feel? If your area is not snowy, talk about what snow might be like. Enjoy a snow cone or an ice cream treat together instead!
• Provide a variety of art supplies (crayons, colored paper, glue, scissors, and paint) for your child to use freely. Point out illustrations and sculptures wherever you see them. If possible, visit an art museum or show. Talk about how artists use shapes, textures, and colors.


Mm, Nn, Oo



map, milk,
moon, mountain, nest, noodles, notepad, nuts, olives, omelet, orange, ox

 Sign Language

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:
Snowmen Series by Caralyn Buehner
Stella, Queen of the Snow by Marie-Lousie Gay
Who Lives Here? Polar Animals by Deborah Hodge
Pete the Cat:I Love my White Shoes by Eric Litwin
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos by Monica Brown 
The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken
I Feel a Foot! by Maranke Rinck
I am Martin Luther King Jr. by Brad Meltzer
The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds




I’m a Little Penguin
Sung to “I’m a Little Teapot”
I’m a little penguin, short and stout.
I cannot fly so I waddle about.
When I want to eat, I have to swim.
So I waddle to the water and dive right in!

Look for Colors
Sung to “Are You Sleeping?”
Look for (yellow), look for (yellow),
On your clothes, on your clothes.
If you’re wearing (yellow),
(Wiggle like Jell-O).
I found (yellow), I found (yellow)!
Continue with the additional colors below:
red…Put your finger on your head
purple…Spin in a circle
green…Find a place to lean
white…Close your eyes good night
brown…Make your face frown
pink…Give your friend a wink
glue…Hold up number two
orange…Bite a juicy orange
black…Clap behind your back
(Find these songs at
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.
Hot Cocoa Mix
1 lb. can unsweetened
powdered cocoa
8 quart box nonfat dry milk
8 oz. container powder
nondairy creamer
1 cup powdered sugar
1 package mini marshmallows
Mix the ingredients.
Store in an airtight container in a cool location.
Serve by adding four heaping teaspoons per
cup of hot water. Top with mini marshmallows!


Chapel Time
Starts September 4th
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.
The Wise and the Foolish Buliders
Matthew 7:4-27


 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.