Celebrating our beautiful fall season, families, health, and the joy of children - our Harvest Festival was fun and friendship at its best! It was a coming together of communities as so many of our preschool families joined our church and community families to usher in the fall season. Dressed in Halloween garb, our little ones “trunk or treated” at specially decorated cars in our lot. Live music from our local band, “Rolling Heartbreakers” entertained the crowd, while children enjoyed pony rides and many carnival games. A silent auction and 50/50 drawing created a festive atmosphere, while families enjoyed the yummy homemade chili cook-off and BBQ bonanza.
Embracing our families and our community is such an important aspect of preschool education at St. Andrew’s Preschool. The harvest is a lovely reminder of all that we have to be thankful for. The past weeks we have melded this theme into our letter of the week projects, focusing on the science of apples and ants for the letter of the week, Aa. Children discovered how apples emerge from flower buds, by looking at our very own apple tree, blooming in the play yard. We made fingerprint ants after exploring a nonfiction book all about ant trails, hills and ant bodies. This week, our preschoolers will learn about how family, friendship and feasts, (letter of the week, Ff) are all part of giving thanks during this season. As they march along a giant F on our carpet, read inclusive books about how different ALL kinds of families can be, create a “What I am thankful for” poster and even create a painting together with a new friend, we hope they learn about the true meaning of giving thanks through the letter F. Happy fall and friendship to all. Stay tuned for the next buzz, as we begin the excitement of the holidays!
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