Welcome Yellow Aprons!

My name is Wendy Allen.  I have been teaching Preschool for 27 years. This is my 24th year at First United Methodist Church Preschool.  I have one daughter Amy who is the mother of my grandsons Austin and Jacob! Austin will be celebrating his 11th birthday on Sept. 4th. My second grandson Jacob celebrated his 8th birthday on July 8th! I enjoy it so much when we all learn and play together!

I would like to introduce Mrs. Stacy Ventura who will be working alongside of me.  Mrs. Ventura’s children also attended school here a while ago.  We loved her so much, we just had to keep her!  She has 3 children, Spencer who is in the 10th grade, Madison in the 8th grade and Abigail in the 4th grade.  Her girls play softball and her husband Brian coaches so when she’s not here you can find her on the field!  I know you will love her as much as I already do!

We would like to welcome all our new and returning Preschool children. Mrs. Ventura and I look forward to meeting all of you. Please know that we will give your child lots of hugs and encouragement to make them feel comfortable at school. We will try our best to make your child’s Preschool experience as wonderful as possible. 

During our first couple of weeks, we will focus on getting acquainted with each other. We will help the children become familiar with classroom and playground rules. We will be talking about Creation. God Made the World and everything in it.

September concepts will include learning about the color yellow, the number one, and the shape will be circle.  In our unit “God Made the World” we will learn about “Creation”.  In the beginning God spoke and things came into being. He created the light and dark, the water,  the land, the sun, the moon and the stars. He created the animals, birds, fish and people. God looked at all He had made and called it “good”. Also this month, we will look at Johnny Appleseed as well as apples of different colors, sizes and tastes. We will have many apple snacks too. Yummy!  Please be aware of the weekly curriculum that is posted on the inside of the door.  This will inform you of all the activities throughout each day. 

Our classroom “Art Appreciation” painting this month will be “Sunflowers” by Vincent Van Gogh. The colors in the painting include yellow, orange and green. We will have these colors at our easel for our Preschoolers to enjoy.

Help your child find an item he/she would enjoy bringing to school for sharing time on his/her assigned share day. Please encourage your child to only find one object to bring. Please label share toys at home. This will avoid items becoming mixed up when similar toys arrive.

Reminder:  Our children may have a potty or juice spill accident on occasion.  Please bring a complete change of clothes (shirt, shorts/pants, underwear and socks) in a large Ziploc bag.  Please label the Ziploc bag with the child’s full name.  The clothes will be kept at school and returned at the end of the school year.

Hope to see you on Wednesday, September 4th at 6:00 p.m. for Back to School Night! No school on Monday, September 2nd due to the Labor Day Holiday.

Love from the Yellow Aprons,

Mrs. Allen and Mrs. Ventura