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!
Summer is upon us! As we finish out our days with camp fun, the teachers are thinking of the possibilities of a new school year! Please contact Our director, Rebecca Martin,firstname.lastname@example.org, for any questions about our sweet little school! We look forward to hearing from you!
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!
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!
This is my most favorite time of the year! Apples, Pumpkins, Leaves and Halloween!! Our class has spent our mornings learning about apples! We’ve painted with apples. We’ve patterned with apples. We’ve tasted apples. We’ve even made apples to use for counting.
Our friends love to build together! They love to create things with Magna tiles and Blocks!
We’ve also been learning little about rhyming words through little poems about acorns and apples. We love to learn through play! We love to act out EVERYTHING!
Thank you to Chiles Orchard for a fun trip to the Pumpkin Patch! Our little class had so much fun tasting and exploring the gifts of Fall!
Happy Halloween!!! From your friends at Olivet!
Welcome Friends to a New Year at Olivet Preschool
As the summer days comes to a close, it is time to think about learning. As we enter the 2016-2017 school year we have doubled in size! Our little hallways are filled with laughter and smiles. We welcome 2 new teachers and a big group of 3 year olds and new 4 year olds to our sweet little school. We are off to a great start learning about our school and our friends.
Our 4 year old Pre K class has been learning about each other and what it means to be part of our “Den.” We started our learn off embracing the last days of summer with a camping theme. The kiddos have explored and created in our tent. We’ve met around the campfire and we’ve made s’mores!
We are learning about working together and playing together. In Pre K, we have very important social skills to learn from each other…. Sharing, caring, and exploring with one another.
This week we have been sharing pictures of our families with each other. We have learning that families include our pets. Oh what fun we’ve had taking and learning about pets. We created a Pet shop and all week long, the kiddos have been buying pets, grooming pets, making homes for pets, and even entering the pets into a pet show! These kids have completely embraced our pet shop and I have loved seeing their minds work…
We also started our specials this week. We met our school friends that teach Bible, Art, Music and Guidance. Each area of specials are taught with young children in mind. We are off to a great start this year!
We are so loving this weather that we’ve taken things outside! We are creating Fairy Gardens and Dinosaur Environments for our playground!
We have been learning about Caterpillars and Butterflies! Again this year, we discovered what happens to Caterpillars throughout their lifecycle. We loved watching and learning how a caterpillar eats and prepares for its transformation. We patiently waited for the caterpillars to rest in their cocoon. We eagerly awaited their grand entrance as butterflies! Would a wonderful learning opportunity to experience this change as a class. We drew wonderful pictures and we wrote about our butterfly families! Then finally we set them free! Oh what a day!