First United Methodist Preschool

NEWS TO KNOW  

May 2021

I live by faith in the Son of God – Gal. 2:20b

 

 

 
 
 

 

Have a

Blessed Summer!

 
REMINDER! Now enrolling for

 

2021 – 2022 PRESCHOOL YEAR!

You may pick up an enrollment form from the mailbox by the preschool entrance. Please fill out the form, mail it to me in the envelope provided. You may pay the $40 fee on the church website, click the Online Tithing button on the Home page and follow the prompts. Your child will be officially enrolled when the fee has been paid. I will send you a text to let you know your child is enrolled.

For more information please call Sherril 918-639-2726

      You may choose the days that meet your needs:

                                                 Monday- Thursday 8:40 – 2:00 extended care 2:00-4:00

  2 day session — $112 with extended care $144

  3 day session—-$168 with extended care $216

  4 day session—-$224 with extended care $288

 
 


 
Dates to Remember
 
Last day of Preschool celebrations in the Fellowship Hall will be May 19th & 20th
 
 

 

Drop off and pick up times!!

Drop off  8:40-9:00
 
THE DOOR WILL BE LOCKED AT 9am, use the church west entrance if late.
 

Pick up- 2:00-2:15

Aftercare 2:15-4:00
 
 
 
 

Please, reserve the handicap parking

spaces for those who need them.

May Themes
Nests and Hives
Little Bookworms
Shape -Square
Color – Purple
Numbers
19, 20

Theme Descriptions

Nests and Hives: This theme highlights two prominent figures of spring—birds and
bees. Children will learn about bird and bee behavior and why they are important to humans. Children will observe, discover, sing, move, and more during this theme.
 
 
Little Bookworms: It goes without saying that children love books. Invite them to share th
eir love of reading with this theme. Learn about libraries and the special care books need. A favorite children’s book author or illustrator will be highlighted each day during this theme.
 
 

Activities for Home

• Take a walk in a tree-filled park or playground in your neighborhood. Do you see any birds on the ground or in the trees? Can you spot any bird nests? Bring along a blanket to lie on while you listen to the birds’ spring songs.
• Care for animals, plants, trees, and gardens with your child. Plant bulbs (flowers or onions) and watch what happens. Put toothpicks in an avocado pit and suspend it over a clear container of water. Visit it daily. Soon you will see a new plant growing from the top and bottom of the pit.
• Open your child’s eyes to the world of books. Visit the library or bookmobile in your community. Attend a story hour or puppet show. Browse through the local bookstore. Check with your library to see if they have a summer reading
program. Sign up your child and then check out some fun books together.
 
 
 

COLORING PAGES 

Alphabet Practice

Practice Writing Numbers and Counting

LETTERS

Yy, Zz

ALPHABET WORDS

yacht, yardstick,
yolk, yo-yo,
zigzag, zinnia,
zither, zoo
 

 Sign Language

Bird
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
                                               Book
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:
 
Are You a Bee?
by Judy Allen

Balance the Birds
by Susie Ghahremani
 
Beehive
by Jorey Hurley
 
Fly!
by Mark Teague
 
How to Read a Book
by Kwame Alexander
 
The Not So Quiet Library
by Zachariah OHora
 
Wild About Books
by Judy Sierra
 
Bunny’s Book Club
by Annie Silvestro
De
 

SING ALONG WITH ME

 
Guess the Bird
Sung to “Skip to My Lou”

Can you guess which bird I am?
Listen close and hear my sound.
I say (“Quack! Quack!”) all day long.
Which bird can I be? (A duck!)
Repeat with:
Caw (A crow!)
Hoot (An owl!)
Cluck (A chicken!)
Gobble (A turkey!)
 
I Can Read
Sung to “Are You Sleeping?”
What can you read? What can you read?
Lots of things! Lots of things!
Books and cards and newspapers,
Menus, maps, and street signs.
I can read! I can read!
 
(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!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Happy

Mother’s

Day
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 

 

 

“Miraculous Catch of Fish”