I am Thankful for you!

Hello Ladybug families,

In our classroom this week the Ladybugs will be beginning to explore Thanksgiving. We will be harvesting a cranberry bog, making corn art with lego and reflecting on all the many things we are thankful for.

  • Snack this week is kindly provided by Mia's family (w/f), and Piper's family (t/th).

We wish peace,love and happiness to all the children, all over the world.

Sarah

Beautiful Fall!

Hello Ladybug Friends,

This week in class we will continue to explore the wonders of Fall. We will be making leaf sun catchers, examining apples, playing in a farm stand and reading the beautiful book, Leaf Man.

See if your little Ladybug can sing our Fall song,'Five Golden Autumn Leaves’.

  • Thank you to Madeleine’s Family,(mwf), and Oliver’s Family,(t/th) for providing snack this week

  • Come and check out the Book Fair in Ascension Hall starting this Monday, 5th November.

We wish peace, love and happiness, to all the children, all over the world,

Sarah

Happy Halloween!

Hi Ladybug Families,

I hope you are enjoying your weekend, and your Halloween preparations are going well.

We have another fun filled week lined up for our Ladybug friends. We will continue to study Fall, and we will be finding out what is inside a pumpkin! We will be printing with pine cones, and making some monster slime....eeewwww! 

We are excited to celebrate Halloween on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Children can wear their costumes to school if they would like to on these days. Make sure they have play clothes underneath, or in their cubby to change into. Costumes are completely optional.  Some children find dressing up really stressful, so no worries if dress up just isn’t their thing! We will have a little ‘parade’ around the other classrooms to get into the Halloween spirit!

  • Snack this week is kindly provided by Lena's Family, (MWF), and Keaton's Family, (T/Th).

  • Please check the spare clothes in your child’s cubby are suitable for the colder weather.

  • Please send your child into school with a warm coat or jacket for the playground.

  • Check out the class photo pages for a sneaky peek at our fall fun!

We are looking forward to another spooktacular week!

We wish peace, love and happiness to all the children all over the world.

Sarah

Golden Autumn Leaves

Hello Ladybug Families,

As we begin to think about fall you may spot some pumpkins arriving in Ladybug Class! We will be hunting for leaves in our outside play times and studying the changing seasons. If you are going out and about please collect any signs of fall that you see: leaves, pine cones, twigs, and acorns, and bring them to our class to share. We will also continue our transport theme in class, painting our big red firetruck,making trains and experimenting with boats and the scientific concept of sinking and floating.

  • We are excited to have Happy Dan the Magic Man join us at school on Wednesday at 10am. T/Th friends are welcome to join us with their caregivers if they wish.

  • Snack is kindly provided this week by Kristen's family, (MWF), and Juliana's family, (TTH).

I am looking forward to another happy week with my Ladybug friends,

We wish peace, love and happiness to all the children, all over the world.

Sarah

 

 

The Wheels on the bus..........

Hello Ladybug Families,

It was so lovely to meet you all for parent conferences last week. I hope that you are as proud as I am of your little Ladybugs, and the wonderful start they have made to this school year. Good communication with parents is so important to me. You are the experts of your own children, and there is much that I can learn from you. Your insights into your child help inform our classroom practice, and aids us in best meeting the needs of ALL the children in our care. Please don't hesitate to share your concerns or ideas with me. Thank you!

This week in Ladybug class we will continue our theme of Transport. We will be exploring vehicles that move on land, sea and air. We will be making a fire truck, looking at the scientific concepts of speed and gravity with cars and ramps, and singing, dancing and playing together.

Thank you all for your patience while we battled with another storm last week. We are making up a missed school day this Thursday 18th October, which was originally fall break. School is still closed, however, this Friday 19th, as CCP will be studying hard at a preschool conference.

Some reminders for this week:

  • This week snack is kindly provided Keito's Family (MW), and Joshua's family, (T/Th).

  • Please bring any cardboard dozen egg boxes and toilet roll tubes you have at home to school for a craft project

  • Please check the class photo button on the Ladybug Class page of the website regularly for a sneaky peek into our classroom fun!

Thank you for sharing your fantastic children with me every week!

We wish peace, love and happiness, to all the children all over the world

Sarah

 

Cars and Trucks and Things that go......

Hello Ladybug Families,

This week in Ladybug class we will be exploring all forms of transport. How do we move on land, sea and air? We are also very excited to be meeting with Chapel Hill Fire Department on Thursday 11th around 9 30, to look around a real fire truck, and talk about fire safety. If you are a m/w/f Ladybug, you are very welcome to accompany your child to explore the fire truck on Thursday.

I am very much looking forward to meeting with all my Ladybug parents on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th October. Ms Amber will be taking very good care of the children in class. I will be over in the church offices, building 105. I am excited to share what a lovely start to the year we have had together.

  • Snack this week is kindly provided by: Jackson’s Family, (mwf), and Jackie's family,(t/th).

I wish peace, love and happiness to all the children all over the world,

Sarah

 

 

Creating a School Family

Hello Friends,

This week the Ladybugs have been learning all about each other, and our families. If you have a chance, come and look at our family tree in the hall outside our classroom. It has been wonderful to talk to each other about our Moms and Dads, brothers and sisters, Grandmas and Grandpa's, and family pets too! This week we will be focusing on building our own unique class family. We will be working on learning each others names, and how to show love and kindness to each other every day. We will be exploring how each of our Ladybug friends are unique, with their own skills and talents. We will be making our own Ladybug friendship books to take home too!

Some reminders:

  • Snack this week is kindly provided by Iker's Family, (MWF), and Greyson's Family, (T/TH).

  • Check out the Conference sign up form on the Ladybug blog page and make a date for a chat! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044caaaf2ba02-fall

  • Smile! This Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th October are picture days. We will keep messy play to a minimum!

  • We are excited to introduce Clare Feole to our Friday morning classroom. Clare is studying early years education and will volunteer with us each Friday morning. Clare volunteered in our classroom last year, and is much loved by Ladybug Class! We are excited to have her return and help out.

I am looking forward to a new week with my Ladybug friends!

Sarah

 

 

Ladybug News!

Hello Ladybug Families,

The Ladybugs have been having so much fun in class this week. But most importantly, we have been getting to know each other and our classroom routines. See if your little ones can sing you our good morning song, or the Ladybug song. We have also been practicing breathing together. We have been working on smelling the flower, and blowing out the candle! 

This week will be very exciting as we continue our music classes with Ms Rebecca, (Monday and Thursday), and our Chapel times with Ms Debbie, (Tuesday and Wednesday).

Our theme in the classroom this week is my home and family. We would love to make a family tree. Please send in a photo of your family that we can add to our tree. Please list your family members on the back of the photo. Talking about families is a great way to show we love and value each child, and that we are eager to get to know the whole family. It is also a great way to initiate language and conversation, and to get children to open up and feel comfortable with us.

Some reminders:

  • Snack this week is kindly provided by Hannah's family (MWF), and Fletcher's family, (T/TH).

  • Please sign up to make play dough for the class on the Ladybug page on the website, we still have a few spots to fill! www.christchurchpreschoolnc.com Password: CCP2018-19. Look on the Ladybug class page

  • Click on the class photo album buttons to see more photos of our Ladybug fun, I add to this each week!!

Wishing you well!

Sarah

 

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see?

Hello Ladybug Families,

I hope you are all safe and well during this storm. I am sorry that our start to the new school year has been somewhat disrupted by the arrival of Florence. While you are still cooped up at home, I thought I would let you know what our week ahead in Ladybug Class looks like!

We have enjoyed reading the Brown Bear, Brown Bear book together in class. This book is fantastic for developing color recognition, sequencing, and rhyme. We will continue to explore Brown Bear in class this week, linking it to art, math and literacy learning. We will also continue to work on strengthening our school family connections. We will be using our 'wish well' board to send love to our absent friends. We will be looking at our helpers chart, and will each take responsibility for a job in our classroom. We will also be practicing using breathe to feel calm and happy!

Some reminders:

  • This week snack is kindly provided by Gabriel's family, (M/W/F), and Audrey's family,(T/Th).

  • We are excited to begin our first music class with Ms Rebecca this week, on Mondays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Chapel also begins with Ms Debbie on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:30 am.

  • Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Ladybug blog page.(www.christchurchpreschoolnc.com password: CCP2018-19.) You will find photo albums for each class, a calendar with class events and snack reminders, and a play dough sign up button. Please help us by committing to make 1 batch of play dough during the school year. Thank you so much for your help!

    Lets have a happy, (rain free!) week together!

    We wish peace, love and happiness to all the children, all over the world.

    Sarah

So proud of my Ladybugs!

Hello Ladybug Families,

I am so proud of all my little Ladybugs! They have all managed a full day of preschool! It is a big step for your little ones to say goodbye, and begin to function autonomously in a classroom environment. We will be working hard to introduce a predictable structure and routine into our daily preschool sessions, so that your children gain confidence and feel safe and secure with us. If your child is unsure, remind them that Miss Amber and Ms Sarah will love them and keep them safe until you return. Talk about the play materials and routines such as playground time, story-time and snack. We are excited to continue our Ladybug adventures with them! In the class photo albums on the Ladybug blog page you will see how busy your children have been in class. Use these photos as a resource to talk with your child about their school day.

This week in class we will continue to focus on building our class family. We will begin learning each others names, and we will practice our good morning song. We will also begin learning breathing techniques. We will talk about our safe place in class and how to use it. We will be thinking about how to use different centers in our classroom, and discuss how to look after our classroom our toys and each other. So a very busy week ahead!

Some reminders:

  • School is closed this Friday 14th September, as the teachers attend a training conference.
  • Snack this week is kindly provided by Daniel's Family (MWF), and Asher's Family (T/Th). Please bring in enough snack for 12 children each day. Thanks so much for your support. We don't need any plates/cups or napkins at this time.
  • Please ensure your child has a spare change of clothes in a ziploc bag in their cubby.
  • Please sign up to make a batch of play dough for our classroom. You can sign up on the ladybug page on the CCP website. 
  • Please ensure your child wears clothes that are easy for them to remove when using the bathroom. It is also easier and safer to wear closed toe shoes like sneakers, with socks for outside play rather than sandels/crocs that fill with sand and mulch and are slippery on the climbing equipment.
  • Please save paper towel/toilet roll tubes, egg carton's, boxes, lids and any interesting recycled materials, and bring them to class for us to use for model making and crafts. Thank You!,

We are looking forward to a wonderful week,

Ms Sarah

Reminders for this week!

Hello Ladybug Families,

I hope you are enjoying your long weekend.

Here is how the week ahead looks for the Ladybugs.......

T/Th Ladybug Class:

Tuesday 4th September: Half day visit to Ladybug Class:

9:00- 10:15

Piper, Reese, Asher, Audrey, Keaton, Juliana

10:45-12:00

Sam, Fletcher, Joshua, Oliver, Jackie, Greyson

Thursday 6th September: your first full day of preschool begins: 9:00- 12:00.

 

M/W/F Ladybug Class:

Wednesday 5th September: Half day visit to Ladybug Class:

9:00- 10:15

Hannah, Nora, Kristen, Lena, Keito, Iker

10:45-12:00

Gabriel, Daniel, Jackson, Mia, Madeleine, Vivienne

Friday 7th September: your first full day of preschool begins: 9:00- 12:00.

 

The teachers will be providing snack for this first week of school.

If you didn't get a parent packet or the snack schedule make sure to pick one up in class this week.

We can't wait to get started! 

Sarah and Amber

 

 

It was so great to meet you!

Hello Ladybug Families,

It was so lovely to meet you and our new little Ladybugs yesterday. I hope each one of them had a positive first experience of the classroom. Our Fun Days are always busy, and our classroom gets a little crowded, but it was lovely for us to see the room come alive with play and excited energy again after our quiet weeks of summer planning and preparation.

If you were able to make it to the parent orientation meeting last night, you will probably have gathered that public speaking is not my strong point! Every year, when it comes time to talk to a large group, I get sweaty palms, and my voice cracks up.....it is just a task that fills me with dread!  I hope that, despite my strange talk, you were able to gather that Ms Amber and I are passionate about our jobs, and that we work hard to create a loving, nurturing, creative and fun preschool experience for each child. (We are also experts at hugs, fixing boo boo's, and wiping tears, and noses! )

Please take a moment to read the Ladybug handbook that you received in class last night. It will give you all the information you need for the year ahead.

I am excited to get to know and love each of your children. Each one brings their own unique personality, strengths and talents to our classroom. Ms Amber and I are honored to have the chance to watch them grow and learn this year.

Please do not hesitate to email me with any questions you may have about our class.

Have a fantastic long weekend, and I will see you next week,

Ms Sarah