October 28, 2009

Fall Campaign Extended

We are extending our fall enrollment campaign for one week, until November 6, because of the two-day school closure earlier this week. Here is a link to more information.

More Ideas for Home Study

Some children have gotten over the suffering part of influenza and are into "feeling-fine-but-waiting-to-be-noncontagious" part. Looking for something to do with your child? Playisessential.net is a blog with tons of great home-study ideas for toddlers and preschoolers. Here's an example that lines up nicely with our "rock" theme at the preschool this week.
Today you can find Rocks.

As you walk collect rocks.
Discuss their size, shape, color, textures, and if they are pretty.

Bring your rocks home and paint them to be pet rocks!
You can give your rocks hair, googly eyes, nose, and mouth.
You can let your toddler paint the rock and after it is dry, you can put the face on it for them.

October 27, 2009

Preschool at Home

Here is a student who was feeling better after being hit by the flu and wanted to do preschool at home. (Her mom shared the pictures. I asked for and got permission to post them here.)

Calendar Time

Letter of the Week and Coloring Projects

Bible Time

She made this card and sent it as a fax to us teachers. I love it!

October 16, 2009

Baking Bread

Our Bible story this week was from the book of Ruth. Ruth gleaned barley and wheat to get food for herself and her mother-in-law, Naomi. We learned about loyal friendship and how wheat becomes flour to bake bread. On Friday, we capped off the week by baking bread. It was great fun and the fresh baked bread was delicious.

Wheat becomes flour.

Measuring the ingredients (math and practical life skills)

Shaping the rolls (motor skills)


October 15, 2009

Fall Field Day

We spent a beautiful Tuesday at Hikarigaoka park. Here are several thousand words' worth of pictures.

October 08, 2009


We had three birthdays recently. Happy birthday kids!

Z is for Zoo

Z was a recent letter of the week. A table had just been delivered in a big box so we figured what better way to illustrate the letter Z than by painting a ZOO! Click the photo for a larger version.

Welcome Sign

Last month we had a party for preschool families and staff. The children were learning about hospitality that week so they prepared a welcome sign for their parents. They had a lot of fun making it and I think it turned out great!

The children also made blueberry tarts, of which unfortunately, I don't have photos. They were yummy though.