First United Methodist Preschool

NEWS TO KNOW  

September 2021

Welcome to the Methodist Preschool !!!

 We have had a wonderful beginning of preschool! Lots of old friends and lots of new friends to enjoy and get acquainted with. Each month you will receive this newsletter, along with a  Fun shine Curriculum  Newsletter.  The monthly letters will help you to know of important events coming up  and information  about the things your child will be learning in class.

Our hope is that each child, as well as you, will have a great preschool year and become part of our family here at Methodist Preschool.                                                                    

 In His Service,

 Sherrill

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Character Trait

I am kind

September Themes
Hello and Goodbye
Apples Everywhere
Shape -Circle
Color – Red
Numbers
1, 2,3
 

September 12

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Theme Descriptions

 
 
Hello and Goodbye: As a new curriculum year begins, children may say goodbye to family members and hello to new and returning friends in their group. Some may continue in the same room and others will transition to a new setting. Activities are planned to help children adjust to new schedule and rules. We’ll also focus on names, sharing, and friendships. To add to the fun, we celebrate Grandparent’s Day.

 

 
Apples Everywhere: Apples, apples, everywhere apples! Learn about the different types of apples, how they grow, and different foods to make with them. Children use apples to learn about nature, nutrition, basic, color concepts, and much more!

 

 
 

Activities for Home

• With summer coming to an end, try to spend some extra time outdoors with your child. Visit a local park, eat a snack under a shade tree, or take a walk around the neighborhood. Take along a bottle of bubbles and have fun blowing and popping bubbles together!
• Splish, splash! It’s time for a bath! Partially fill a wading pool with water and let it warm in the sun. Add scented bubble bath to the pool. Agitate the water to create lots of bubbles. Add washcloths and bath toys and invite your child to spend
time playing in this outdoor bubble bath! Be sure to supervise children around water at all times.
• Play some grassy games outdoors. Toss, catch, and roll a ball through the grass with your child, play Frisbee, or roll down a grassy hill together! Don’t forget to walk barefoot through a patch of soft, thick grass. Talk about how the grass feels.
 
 
 

COLORING PAGES 

Alphabet Practice

Practice Writing Numbers and Counting

LETTERS

Aa, Bb, Cc

 
 

WORD WALL

Greeting
Classroom
Apples
Trees
 

 Sign Language

Apple
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
                                                School
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:
 
Peanut Butter & Cupcake
by Terry Border
 
Bubbles
by Kit Chase

I Took the Moon for a
Walk
by Carolyn Curtis

100 Bugs!: A Counting Book
by Kate Narita

Tangled: A Story About Shapes
by Anne Miranda
 
I Spy Numbers I Spy Letters
by Jean Marzollo

The Secret Life of Squirrels: Back to School
by Nancy Roseou
De
 

SING ALONG WITH ME

 
In the Cool, Green Grass
Sung to “Ring Around the Rosie”

Snakes live in the grass,
They wiggle and they squiggle.
Slithering, sliding through
The cool, green grass.
Crickets live in the grass,
They cheep and they chirp.
Hopping, crawling through
The cool, green grass.
Ants live under the grass,
They hurry and they scurry.
Crawling, creeping through
The cool, green grass.
 
Rainbow Bubbles
Sung to “Up on the Housetop”

First came a bubble passing by,
Shining a rainbow in my eye!
Then came another and many more,
Until they filled the bright blue sky!
Bubbles shine, all around!
Bubbles float, up and down!
All from the bubble passing by,
Shining a rainbow in my eye!
 
(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.
 
For the Birds
oats
dried fruit
birdseed
peanut butter
pine cone
string
Gather a pine cone and tie string to
one end. Set out a small dish of peanut butter. Offer your child a spoon or child-safe knife to spread peanut butter all around the pine cone. 
Mix small amounts of oats, dried
fruit, and birdseed on a plate.
Have your child roll the pine
cone along the mixture so it attaches to the peanut butter. Once it’s amply covered, hang the pine
cone feeder outside and watch for hungry birds!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Tips for instilling faith in children

 

 
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 
 
I have hidden your word in my heart. Psalm 119:11