First United Methodist Preschool

NEWS TO KNOW  

September 2019

 
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  Funshine 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
 

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.
 

 Dates to Remember

Sept. 1 – Tuition is due
September 2 – No School – Labor Day
September 16 – No School
September 24 &25 – Picture Day
September Themes
I am special
Where we live
Shapes – Circle
Colors – Red
 
Numbers
1, 2, 3

Theme Descriptions

I Am Special: As the school year begins, children will explore how each person in the world is unique and precious. They will learn that their bodies can do many things, such as run, jump, laugh, sing, and even make silly faces! Feelings, friends, and families (including Grandparents Day) will also be touched on.
 
Where we Live: People homes and animal homes—this theme is all about where people and animals live. Children will learn about different kinds of homes, who builds them, and what makes a home.
Activities for Home
September is National Literacy Month. Reading to your child every day helps him or her learn and understand new words. Attend story time at your local library or bookstore, sign up for
a library card, or purchase a special book this month. Share the love of reading with your child.
• Talk with your child about the special qualities that make him or her unique. Celebrate your child’s growing independence and remember to tell your child you are proud of his or her
wonderful accomplishments!
• Look at the leaves and trees around your yard or neighborhood. Compare the leaves of different trees. Have the leaves started to change color? How are they the same or different? Look at the branches and the bark of the trees. Talk
with your child about the colors and textures you see.
• Take a walk outside to look for signs of fall. How does the fall weather change in the area where you live? Has it begun to get cooler? Are there any leaves to rake in your yard? Do you see any animal homes or places that might make a nice home for an animal?
 

ALETTERS

Aa, Bb, Cc
 

ALPHABET WORDS

acorn, alligator,
animals, apricots,
balloons, barn,
basketball, bear, cactus, cat,
comb, cone
 

 Sign Language

 
   NAME
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     HOUSE
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:
 
Our Grandparents:A Global Album by Maya Ajmera
 
Building a house by Byron Barton
 
Circle by Mac Barnett
 
Windows by Julia Denos
 
Why am I me? by Paige Britt
 
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
 
Do You Want to be My Friend? by Eric Carle
 
My Little Golden Book About Johnny Appleseed by Lori Haskins Houran
 
 

SING ALONG WITH ME

 
 
 
 

 

 
Exercise
Sung to “Pop! Goes the Weasel”
Shake your (arms) and shake your (legs),
Get up and exercise.
Turn around,
Jump off the ground—
Hey, let’s stay healthy!
Repeat with: hands/feet elbows/knees head/hips
 
Little House
Sung to “I’m a Little Teapot”
I’m a little house, open up my door. (Open arms wide.)
Count my windows: one, two, three, four! (Count with fingers.)
My roof keeps the inside warm and dry, (Form a roof with hands over head.)
And my chimney’s on top, way up high! (Stretch arms high.)
 
(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.
 
Apple Crisp
4 cups sliced apples
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 stick of butter
Place apple slices in a buttered deep
dish pie plate. Sprinkle cinnamon and
nutmeg over apples and add water.
In a separate bowl, mix sugar,
flour, rolled oats, and butter
until mixture is crumbly.
Sprinkle over apples.
Bake at 350 degrees
until apples are
tender, about 35-45
minutes.
 

Hush Puppy Snacks

Ingredients:
2 1/4 cups cornmeal
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 T. onion, minced
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
vegetable oil
 
Directions:
Mix cornmeal, salt, soda, and onion. Add buttermilk last. Drop by spoonfuls into hot oil and fry until browned. Lay on paper towels to absorb extra oil. Serve with milk.
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
SEPTEMBER
 
I have hidden your word in my heart. Psalm 119:11
 
Be kind to one another. Eph. 4:32

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.