Tuesday, March 24, 2009


     Spring break is over.  We hope you had a fun week with your children?  We know some of you were able to travel a bit, whether it be to Grandma's and Grandpa's or a vacation destination, and some of you chose to relax at home.  Or maybe the "relaxing" starts this week when the kids are back at school.  We teachers do know that the children are glad to be back.  They are so chatty and excited tell us all about what they have been doing!  So, welcome back!
     Just before break, we had a special visitor,  Ed the  Builder, otherwise known as Ed Griffin, Mrs. Shelly's dad.  Ed brought lots of his tools, both hand and electric, to school so we could see how they worked.  He also told us how important it is to build things straight and level, showing us how we can check to be sure we are doing just that.  Before leaving Ed the Builder, each child got to squeeze the power drill and make it go.  Cool!!  Back in our rooms there were hammers, nails, blocks, and work benches to keep us busy.
We are thankful for Ed and all other volunteers who are willing to use their time teaching young children about their hobbies and jobs!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


     Easter is such a hopeful time of year!  The world around us is coming back to life after a long winter's rest.  If we are attentive, we can see the first tiny signs in the grass, the pond, the trees and the sky.  These occurrences in spring can set the stage for the most miraculous new life story of all, the Easter story.  Pastor Pattie will be our guest storyteller on April 1st and 2nd as we hear of how Jesus died for our sins, rose again and was taken to heaven where he will prepare a place for us.  Our Easter parties, on  April 7th and 8th will include a little fun.  In addition to dying eggs and making baskets, we are hoping the Easter Bunny will make a stop at our school to give the children an Easter surprise to take home!
The second half of April will take us outside a bit more and we are hoping for good weather.  We will be planting marigold seeds, sharing stories about our pets, and learning about and observing the pond and the birds.  We are not the only ones busy in spring.  All God's creatures are busy too!

Monday, March 2, 2009


Pajama Day at Pre School was anything but a sleeper!  We played lots of fun games, read stories like "The Princess and the Pea," and had milk and cereal for snack.  We thought you might enjoy these pictures.