A time for giving thanks!

What a busy fall at Olivet Preschool!  Our students have had a blast – visits to the pumpkin patch and apple orchard; cooking fresh food, directly from the local farmers market; tea parties; amazing art and music classes; and so much more!  Above all this, the kids have made strong and lasting friendships and grown into wonderful students, eager to explore, play and learn.  And for that we are so very thankful!  Many Blessings this Thanksgiving!

Reflection

We had our last Chapel of the year.  It was a time to reflect on God.  Pastor Seth wanted us to know that God is everywhere!  As our children leave us for the summer and so even go on to Elementary school in the Fall, that God will be with them. He is all around us!  God is good!

Bike Day!

Our school friends were ready to have fun on Bike day!  We created licenses plates for our bikes.  We decorated our bikes!   And we created the most creatives bike paths!  We made paths in the shapes of circles, squares and triangles!  It was awesome!

Olivet Went to the Farm. E-I-E-I-O!

We are have been so busy having fun!   Times with our friends are the best!   We had a wonderful opportunity to visit a farm!  We learned all about sheep!  We learned how to take care of them, feed them, and all about their bodies!   We also spent time learning about how to work on the farm!   Oh what fun!

The Joy that comes from a Box

We have had so much fun this month thinking about and preparing for Christmas!  Perhaps my favorite thing that we have worked so hard on has been our Transforming Gingerbread house!  Rainy day are best kept for making and creating!  Our gingerbread house was created over a couple of days where we worked on  patterns and cutting.  We decorated it with lights and snowflakes. We drew and glued.  We created something special!

Each week, our Gingerbread house had a different purpose.  The first week, it was the home for the little Gingerbread Boy, and Girl, and Baby.  We enjoyed reading and comparing the different Gingerbread stories.

The Second week, we turned our house into a Bake Shop. We make cookies out of playdoh. We graphed and measured cookies.  We even cooked our favorite cookies in the kitchen.

Finally we made a workshop for gift wrapping and thinking of others!  We had to problem solve how much wrapping paper and ribbon we might need!   So much joy comes from just a box!

We have so much to be Thankful for!

Our little preschool has so much to be thankful for!  We have grown!  Boy, have we grown.  When I think back to the beginning of our school year to the dinner that we had welcoming our school friends to Olivet, my heart was overwhelmed with joy.  As I am catching up on pictures, I came across one from our Thankful program.  Each November, we invite families to come in for a small music program.  It is our intent to share some of the things that we are learning with our families. This year’s program I could really fee how much we have grown!  Thanks to the families that share your children with us!  They bless us each day!  And a big Thanks to Ms. Betsy!