Giraffes - June 2017 Update
What an awesome celebration! Easter is the death and resurrection of our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. "Oh, happy day. Jesus washed my sins away!" He who knew no sin barred my sin and took my punishment so I could go free. I'm sure all this is hard to understand, but our children get it. Every time I am able to teach the death and resurrection of Jesus through the meaning of the Resurrection Eggs, it is amazing how they learn and enjoy the love that God the Father has for us. It still amazes me how much a child learns.
Our children in the Upper Level at preschool have just completed learning in the Spanish language the days of the week (Domingo, Lunes, Martes, Miercoles, Jueves, Viernes, Sabado). We learned through both rhythm and song. They have also learned the months of the year (Enero, Febrero, Marzo, Abril, Mayo, Junio, Julio, Agosto, Septiembre, Noviembre, Diciembre). Notice the months are a bit related in spelling to our English months except for Enero (January). The reason they tell parents to read, sing, and speak to children at an early age is because this is the time to help them take it all in. I have experienced children at the age of 5 not being able to write their name, form sentences or socially relate to others because adults in their lives depend on the television or computer to teach and entertain them. We as educators teach on what you have started in the first 9 months in the womb, and then the next 1 to 2 and a half years. It is amazing to see a 2 1/2 year old talking to an adult because you as parents have started those conversations.
We celebrated Mother's Day nationwide in the month of May. The children made lovely gifts and we explained the importance of mommy in their lives. We let them know how much we love by listening to our parents and following their directions. Parents and friends, children will learn if you teach them. You can see the pictures above of the goodies we made during our cooking time. Smoothie for letter S. Teeth for letter T. This is another part of our learning we have here at ARK OF HOPE CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL. We teach the whole child. We are now reviewing our numbers from 1 to 10, but most of our morning circle time we teach 1 to 20. We jump and get the wiggles out and count from 1 to 20. Every day, Circle Time consists of Bible learning, songs, and alphabet (letter, sound, picture). We see the letter, sound it out, and look and say what picture it has that sounds with the picture. Believe me, it is fascinating to see these little children learn. Well, I'm off and look forward to sharing with you again in our next blog!