First United Methodist Preschool

NEWS TO KNOW  

October 2019

 
Dates to Remember  
October 8- Fire truck on display  
 
October 16 -21  Fall Break No Preschool                                             October- 18 & 19  Methodist Men’s Garage Sale 
October 31–  Wear your costume to Preschool and Play in the bounce house
 
 
Please reserve the handicapped parking spaces for those that need
 
them.

The door opens at 8:45, class begins at 9:00 . The door will be locked at 9:15 You must have your child picked up by 4:00.  

Please NO lunch bags or boxes 

 
ONLY paper sacks for your child’s lunch.

Illness

If your child has had a fever or other symptoms of illness within the last 24 hours,

DO NOT bring them to school

until the child is symptom free. (without any medications )  

Mondays

I have noticed by following the Public school schedule  we will be closed    several Mondays this year . If you would like to make that day up ask your child’s teacher if he/she could come a different day  that week.
 
 
October Themes
Mischievous Mice
On the Farm
Shape – Triangle
Colors – Orange
              & Black
 
Numbers
4, 5, 6

Theme Descriptions

 
Mischievous Mice: Mice are interesting little creatures! This theme includes facts about mice—from what they eat to the characters they have portrayed in children’s books and fairy tales.
 
On the Farm: This theme will teach children where their food comes from. Farming is big business! Typical farm buildings, equipment, and animals, such as cows, horses, and pigs, will be covered in depth.
 
 
Fire Prevention Week will also be observed to help children learn important fire safety procedures.
Activities for Home
Mice are popular characters in children’s books. Read some stories that feature mice as the main characters. Compare the mice in the stories. How are they the same and different?
• Practice a fire drill with your family. Designate a meeting spot outside, away from your house. Explain to your children that they should meet there if they ever need to leave the house in
an emergency. Stress the importance of waiting in that spot until they see a familiar adult.
• Talk with your child about different foods that come from farms. As you shop for groceries this week, look at the foods in the produce and dairy sections of the store. Examine the foods you have in your refrigerator or cupboards at home as well. Are any of these foods raised on farms?
• Celebrate National Pasta Month by enjoying your favorite pasta dish for a meal this week. Let your child choose the perfect pasta noodles to use in the recipe!
• Visit a pumpkin patch, a pumpkin stand, or the produce section of the grocery store. Can your child identify the
pumpkins that are big or small?

ALETTERS

De, Ee, Ff
 

ALPHABET WORDS

dandelion, deer, doll, donkey, ear, eggplant, elk, envelope, fan, fingerprint, fork, fox
 

 Sign Language

 
  PIG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     MOUSE
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:
 
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes
Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk
Firefighters Help by Dee Ready
The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee
Machines at Work: Tractors by Wendy Strobel Dieker Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden by George Levenson Who Took the Farmer’s Hat? by Joan L. Nodse
 
 
 

SING ALONG WITH ME

 
 
 
 

 

 
Itsy Bitsy Mouse
Sung to “Itsy Bitsy Spider”
The itsy bitsy mouse crawled up so quietly,
Hid behind a pan and waited patiently.
All through the day he didn’t make a sound,
At night he munched some cheese and
Scampered all around!
The itsy bitsy mouse hid in a kitchen door,
Loved that cheese and is looking for some more.
In comes the cat who sees mouse tracks—
Pounce, pounce! Meow!
The mouse scampers past!
 
Farmers Grow Good Things to Eat
Sung to “Mary Had a Little Lamb”
Farmers grow good things to eat,
Things to eat, things to eat.
Farmers grow good things to eat
To make me big and strong!
Corn, potatoes, milk, and fruit,
Milk and fruit, milk and fruit.
Corn, potatoes, milk, and fruit
To make me big and strong!
 
 
(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.
 
Pumpkin Shakes
1/2 cup frozen yogurt OR ice cream
3 Tbs. milk
1 tsp. canned pumpkin
1 candy pumpkin OR candy corn
(optional)
Blend the first three ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve in cups and add a candy pumpkin or candy corn  o the top of each shake.
Pumpkin is a hearty, nutritious food! This
snack is a nice way to reinforce the color
orange, which your child is learning about
this month.
 
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.
FAITH LESSON SCRIPTURE FOR
October

I will always obey your law forever. Ps.119:44 I live by faith in the Son of God. Gal. 2:20b

Tuition

 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.