First United Methodist Preschool

NEWS TO KNOW  

November 2021

Give thanks to the Lord. Psalm 118:1a

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We are collecting PB and jelly all month to give to the Children of Mayes County through the Pryor Ministry Center. Our goal this year is 50 items.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

No PreSchool November 22 – 26

 
November Themes
Making Music
I’m Thankful
Shape -Square
Color – Brown
Numbers
7, 8

Theme Descriptions

 
 
Making Music
The children will learn about musical instruments, rhythm, and sound. They will explore how to make music by clapping and snapping and making instruments out of everyday, household items.

 

 
 
I’m Thankful
Children will learn about ways to express thanks, show age-appropriate manners, and engage in simple acts of kindness.
 

Activities for Home

• Make Music
Provide materials for your child to make simple
musical instruments. A drum can be made using
an empty oatmeal carton or coffee can. Your child can personalize the instrument by decorating the outside of the container with paper, crayons, and markers. Make a kazoo by attaching a small piece of wax paper to the end of a cardboard tube with a rubber band. Poke a small hole in the wax paper and your child will be ready to toot away! Compare the sounds produced by the different instruments
to develop auditory discrimination skills.

• Being Thankful
Visit with your child about what you are thankful
for. To foster thankfulness in your child, ask her
what makes her happy, teach her to say “thank
you” in appropriate situations, read books about
thankfulness, and model gratitude in your words
and actions. Be patient! Thankfulness is a virtue
that requires practice year round.
 

 

LETTERS

Gg, Hh, Ii

 
 

WORD WALL

garlic, gerbil, goggles, goose, hammock,
handle, helicopter, horse, icicles,
inchworm, infant, insects
 
 

 Sign Language

Music     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
                                         Thank You
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:
 
Wild Symphony
by Dan Brown

Creepy Crawly Calypso
by Tony Langham

Max Found Two Sticks
by Brian Pinkney

City Street Beat
by Nancy Viau

Dozens of Doughnuts
by Carrie Finison

Around the Table That Grandad Built
by Melanie Heuiser Hill

Homemade Love
by bell hooks

Thank You, Omu!
by Oge Mora
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SING ALONG WITH ME

 
When I Hear Music
Sung to “Yankee Doodle”

When I hear some music playing
Soon my feet are tapping.
Tippy-tapping, tippy-tapping,
And my hands start clapping!
Tapping, clapping to the beat,
A-swishing and a-swaying.
I keep moving to the beat
When I hear music playing.
When I hear some music playing
I just can’t help humming.
I grab my make-believe guitar
And play like I am strumming.
Mm-mm-mm-mm, hear me hum,
A-humming and a-strumming.
I may even slap my knees
And play like I am drumming.
 
I’m So Thankfulainbow Bubbles
Sung to “The Muffin Man”

I’m thankful for (so many things).
(So many things, so many things).
I’m thankful for (so many things).
Do you feel thankful too?
Repeat with:
my family
the food I eat
a place to live
Repeat first verse.
 
(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.
 
Turkey Taco

1 lb. chopped leftover turkey
1 pkg. taco seasoning
soft corn or flour tortilla shells
lettuce
shredded cheese
fresh tomatoes, diced
salsa (optional)

In a medium skillet, warm the chopped leftover turkey.
Invite your child to help you add taco seasoning according to the package directions. Warm tortillas
in a microwave or oven. Spoon a portion of the turkey mixture onto each tortilla shell. Add any of the
remaining ingredients or some of your own family favorite toppings, fold, and enjoy!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Advent begins

November 28

 

 
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 
 
 
The people bring gifts to make a tabernacle.