Giraffe News June 12th

Upcoming Events

Wednesday July 25th – August 1st – PLC Vacation Bible School

Monday June 18th – PCP Office Summer Hours

Wednesday August 6th – Preschool Regular Office Hours

Monday August 27th – Wednesday August 29th  – School Visits

This Week in the Giraffe Class

This week in the Giraffe class we have traveled to the Zoo.  We started the week off with the book “Put me in the Zoo”.  First stop at the Zoo was the Zebras.  We learned that each Zebra has it’s own unique pattern of stripes and they are similar to horses.  Next up was the Giraffe, which we already know a lot about, so this was pretty easy.  We read the book “I am a Little Giraffe”.  We made drawings of Giraffes and created animals using animal stencils.  On Thursday we talked about Pandas.  It was fun to learn about where they live (China) and it was sad to learn that they never meet their dads.  For science this week we experimented with different types of soap to see if they would sink or float, the Ivory soap floats!  We had a wonderful discussion about the differences in animal feet and why they are different.  And finally we did an experiment with sunscreen and why we need it.  Thank you for joining us for Daddy Day, we hope you had just as much fun as your children did.


Thank you

It has been an amazing school year.  Thank you for all your support, kindness, and time.  Thank you for dropping your children off everyday and trusting that we will love them, care about them, and teach them as if they were our own.  We would love to have you come back to visit us.  We wish you and your child all the best in the coming school year and beyond.

Thank you Mrs. McFarlin (Ronald’s Mom) for helping out on Beach Day.

Thank you Mrs. Lieburn (Cillian’s Mom) for helping out on Beach Day.

Thank you Mrs. Snyder (Case’s Mom) for helping out on Beach Day.

Thank you Mrs. Tu (Abby’s Mom) for helping out on Beach Day.

The Big God Story

Jesus Redeems

Remember Verse: I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I have set my set my heart on heart on your laws.  Psalm 119:30

Spanish News

¡Hola!  This week we continued to learn various clothing words and practiced the ones we have learned so far such as los pantalones (pants), una camisa (shirt), los zapatos (shoes), un gorro (hat), unos calcetines (socks) and  un vestido (dress). This week we also read Que Pondré Hoy? a fun book about dressing for each season. We also played a matching game on the smart board with all of the fun words from this past year. What a wonderful year it has been teaching Spanish and watching the children grow and learn many new words and songs.


This week in DKZ we took this time to talk about what we have been learning this year, what things we enjoyed the most, and how we can use our imagination to explore our world.  On Monday we listened to the story “Mary Lou Melon”.  Mary Lou had the most beautiful toys, but her Grandmother would tell her “In the Olden Days I didn’t have …..” “So I used ……”  This inspired Mary Lou to build things from materials she had around the house.  This then inspired us to do the same.  We made creations out of cardboard boxes and made amazing drawings at the small easels.  Tuesday we read the story Wild Ideas which took us on an adventure of how animals solve problems. Did you know that otters use stones as tools to help them eat? Otters also use their extra skin fold as pockets to keep their “tools”. The children used animals stamps, animal prints, and stickers to make wild creations.  Our DKZ friends made their own animal portraits and went on a “walk on the jungle”.  On Wednesday we continued our discussion about animals by acting out the song “Animal Action” and making a collage with animal print paper.  On Thursday we went on a nature walk around our playground to find items to glue on a plate for a nature collage.  This was after reading the book “All Things Bright and Beautiful”.  Thank you for a wonderful school year.  We have enjoyed our time with your children.  Looking forward to seeing some of you back again next year.


Nature Hut Adventures

Desert Animals

Animals have adapted to survive in the desert despite its extreme temperatures and lack of water. Many of the animals are nocturnal, they sleep during the heat of the day and come out when it’s cooler at night. Rattlesnakes are a desert animal but they also live in our own backyards! I found one in my backyard over the weekend and was able to capture it, kill it and bring its body (without the head) in to show the students. The children were able to get an up-close look at the diamond pattern on the skin and the rattles on its tail. They know that if they see a snake with that pattern to back off and not to touch. We learned that each time the snake sheds his skin he gains another rattle. The kids enjoyed making snake tracks with string painting and snake patterns on the back wall. Lots of other desert animals were in the sensory bin for the kids to explore, too!

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