Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Ms. Amy's One-Year-Old Class

"Children learn as they play.  Most important, in play, children learn how to learn"- O. Fred Donaldson

Each Fall I get a new group of sweet kids and I'm always amazed
how much they grow and learn in just a few months time.

This is our class' first blog post for the school year, so I have lots of pictures to share
to show you what your children have been doing during our class time.  

 "The child must know that he is a miracle,


 that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been,


 and until the end of the world there will not be


 another child like him"  - Pablo Casals


"If you're happy and you know it...." is one of our favorite songs.





Painting with apples


Painting with shaving cream and splatter painting by shaking a box


Fall sensory and art activities


"Play is the highest form of research" - Albert Einstein

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Mrs. Christy's 3 year olds - Building Project and Fall Fun








Mrs. Christy's class started off the school year with a building project.  We had fun building with many different materials including cups, cardboard pieces, scented play dough, and popsicle sticks.  Who says you can only build with blocks!  Although, we did enjoy building with wood blocks and legos too.
We set up a dramatic play area for the kids to pretend to be construction workers and used hammers to pound golf tees to work our fine motor skills.


Mrs. Amy's Friday class kicked off the Fall season with a science experiment.  We were mesmerized by adding vinegar and baking soda to hollowed out apples.  It makes it even more fun to add food coloring!



Fall is now in full swing and we have been having so much fun with our sensory table.  We have got to experience pumpkin pie play dough, glow in the dark slime, and colored pasta.  We have been practicing counting through play and love being an active part of story time.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ms. Amy's Class (1 year olds) Fall 2013

These awesome kids in my class
have been very busy learning while
having lots of fun this Fall!!
It's amazing how much they have grown
and changed just since August.
 
"The Value of Play"
'You say that you love your children, and are
concerned that they learn today.....

...as am I, that's why I'm providing a variety
of kinds of play.  You are asking what's the value
of having your children play? Your daughter's
creating a tower, she may be a builder someday....

...You're asking me the value of blocks and sand
and clay.  Your children are solving problems, They will
use that skill every day...

You're questioning the interest centers.  They just
look like useless play.  Your children are making choices,
they'll be on their own someday...


...You're worried your children aren't learning
and later they'll have to pay.  They're learning a
pattern for learning, for they'll be learners always.'
           ~ NAEYC




 Thank you so much for letting
me be a part of your child's
life!


Sunday, July 28, 2013

All I Ever Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten (Pre-K)
~by Robert Fulgham~


 Most of what I really need to know about how to live, and what to do, and how to be, I learned in Kindergarten (Pre-K) . Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sandbox at nursery

These are the things I learned: Share everything. Play fair. Don't hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don't take things that aren't yours. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody. Wash your hands before you eat. Flush. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you. Live a balanced life. Learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work some every day.



Take a nap every afternoon. When you go out into the world, watch for traffic, hold hands, and stick together. Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the plastic cup. The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.

Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the plastic cup ~ they all die. So do we.





 
 
And then remember the book about Dick and Jane and the first word you learned, the biggest word of all: LOOK. Everything you need to know is in there somewhere. The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation, ecology and politics and sane living.







Think of what a better world it would be if we all ~the whole world had cookies and milk about 3 o'clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankets for a nap. Or if we had a basic policy in our nation and other nations to always put things back where we found them and clean up our own messes. And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together



Saturday, July 27, 2013

Tuition fees

Tuition and Enrollment Fees 2014
Tuesday and Thursday - $150 a month
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - $195 a month
Our tuition is prorated and takes into consideration school breaks and snow days.

For those enrolling more than one child in our school, we offer a 10% discount on the tuition of each additional child.

Tuition is paid on the 15th of each month.
Please make your checks payable to Christian Life School.
A $10 service charge will be added to all insufficient checks.

If your check is received one week late there will be a $10.00 late fee added.
The amount increases by $10 for each week late.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Superheroes Unite!

 Wrapping up villains
                                                          Mr. Freeze snowcone creations

                                                                         Building bigger!
Solving puzzles

      




            Wow! The summer has completely flown by! In the past couple months, my classes have gone through superhero training, learned how to cook based on comics, solved mysteries, and created a 3D comic book scene. In these classes, my friends practiced math, science, and literacy skills. They also learned how to work cooperatively with others to accomplish a common goal. To be honest, I had no idea how 6-year-olds could possibly be interested in and participate in the same activities as 5th graders. But boy did these kids prove me wrong!
This summer I learned that age and differences aren't enough to stop kids from working together and having fun!

                     -Ms. Julia