The build up and the hype about the fist week of school is a day most kids are super excited about…..until, the first day of school. The emotion from one child to another always seems to fluctuate and not all come as excited as they were before having to say goodbye to Mom and Dad. This year however, we can proudly say, was the exception to the rule. Every new friend came in excited, eager, and happy to meet new friends. The majority of tears that were seen were from Mom and Dad. Those are tears that represent milestones that their child is reaching. It is hard to let go and watch children grow, until we see them growing their personalities and showing along the way everything they have learned.
Our adventure begins in the Love Fruit Stand. Take a look and say hello to each new Caterpillar and Butterfly.
They walked the halls of their school and discovered new experiences awaiting them. They learned other fruitful classes will come alongside them and help them learn, that the library has rows of books for them to enjoy, the office is a place where booboos get fixed, that a dancing snoopy is in Mrs. Stephens office waiting to dance with them, and that the cafeteria offers more to do than eat. They can make recipes or attend chapel in the cafeteria too. What fun they had discovering that learning does not end when they leave their classroom.
Our caterpillars and butterflies began their first adventure in prek learning about Love, Day 1 of Creation, the number one, the color red, the circle shape, and their first bible verse of the year. (Genesis 1:1) We used the theme “All about Me” to help learn about some of those things. Self-portraits were made, letter games were played, fine motor was used to help make circles, sensory fun was offered to find buried letter A and color red items to talk about, and story books were used to offer more ways to learn. “The Kissing Hand” offered them a chance to make cookies along with learning how to come to school with some love from mommy and daddy.
So, what did we do this week? We learned how to have fun while we learn. We were hunters, explorers, bakers, singers, and dancers.
….And of course, there was so much more. Please come back to discover more next week.