Tuesday, October 29, 2013

"The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.  This is especially so during the preschool years."  From Becoming a Nation of Readers, report of the National Reading Panel

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

The children in the Red and Yellow classes had a wonderful time making Gak today using Borax, Elmer's glue and water.  Visit http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/glue-borax-gak for the recipe and instructions to make Gak at home.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The children enjoyed the fire safety presentation and the "tour" of the fire truck.  A big "thank you" to Fire Station #9 for visiting Promises Preschool!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

These rainy days have provided the students with the opportunity to enjoy indoor gym time!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

On Tuesday, October 22nd 6:30pm-8:30pm, Susan Brown from Commonwealth Parenting will present a parenting class "Raising the Resilient Child" (for parents/caregivers of children 0-7 years of age).   This class is free for Promises families and $30 for others.

Raising the Resilient Child
Helping children build life skills has become more important than ever.  Have you thought about how your child will handle responsibilities as he/she grows?  Would you like to see your child develop greater self-confidence?  Find out how to encourage children to solve their own problems, learn from the consequences of their choices and think for themselves.  Allowing our children to have both success and failures in a safe, nurturing environment builds self-confidence and motivation to make positive choices.  

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Media Center was a big hit this week.  The children learned about how to care for books and enjoyed checking out their first books to take home.  Please have your child return those books next week.

Next week we will begin our first author study.  The children will spend several weeks learning about Laura Numeroff's popular children's books.  Visit Laura Numeroff's website www.lauranumeroff.com for more information.

Many thanks to our wonderful Media Center volunteers!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

It's been a beautiful week at Promises Preschool!  The children have really enjoyed the playgrounds and God's Garden.