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Jen Myers

About Jen Myers

Welcome to the Holy Cross Early Childhood Education Blog! I am Mrs. Myers the Early Childhood Director. I have been in Lutheran Education since the fall of 2003. I have taught everything from three year old preschool to eight grade English. I have my masters in Early Childhood Education. I love to learn and help others learn too!
I am also a wife, mommy, singer, gardener, runner and reader.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Learning about Braille

Today Mrs. Boss’ class learn about how blind people read and braille.

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Happy birthday Kansas

DSCN0356 DSCN0357Kansas became a state January 29, 1861. Each preschool class celebrated in different ways today.

 

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Fun with trains

Mr. Frager was very generous and brought in his trains to show the JK. He taught the children the about tanks, passenger cars, gondolas, different engines, box cars, and refrigerator cars.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

January fun

We started the new year off running. In the land of preschool we constantly are learning, playing and growing. Some of our highlights are.

Step-Up Day. Students get to go to the classroom that they will for the next school year. They get to meet the teacher and have a taste of the next grade up.

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Family Fellowship Veggie Tale Movie: we had 76 attend the fun event with Veggie Tales and snacks.

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Having “snow” much fun!  January can be a hard month with windy, cold, icy weather. Students stayed warm and played with “indoor snow-balls,” and “snow” play dough.

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Photography by David Drew

A big thank you to David Drew Photography for taking photos of our program Tuesday, December 8. It was a wonderful event! The child did so well! Thank you to all the families for bring your children and helping us with this celebration.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Thank you to our wonderful staff!

I saw a teacher hug a crying child, help resolve a problem, put out snacks, load and unload backpacks, put a band aid on a skinned knee, help button pants and jackets, clean tables and clean tables again, set-out lunch, help problem solve, show a child how to deal with frustration in a healthy way, read a Bible story, teach pre-reading, teach numbers, teach about the world and how it works, reading books, bringing smiles, listening to a child, playing with purpose, song singing, developing large and small motor skills, cleaning up messes, developing imaginations, skill fostering, child nurturing, and help form the future.

I saw the love of God today in the early childhood staff at Holy Cross

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving Party

Today Mrs. Newlin’s and Mrs. Boss’ classes celebrated Thanksgiving with Mrs. Snow’s kindergarten class. The students dressed as Pilgrims and Native Americans.

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Give Thanks in all things

1 Thessalonians 5:  “16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

As many families do this time of year, mine has written a list of things that we are thankful. We sing “Thank You God” after we get our groceries and we say thank you at our meal time prayers. We do have so much to be thankful. This morning in my Bible reading I came across the previously listed verse. It really got me thinking. It seems that we are thankful only in the good.  Do we always rejoice? Are we constantly in conversation with the Lord? Do we give thanks in all circumstances? We certainly want to do God’s will. We know that life has a lot more peace when we do. I don’t know if I can do that list, nonetheless lead my children in doing the same, on my own that is. We are not alone though. God’s Holy Spirit is always here to help. This gives me a goal, a desire to work on  from here on out. I am not sure of the end result other than the knowledge that when I walk closely with the Lord I have more peace and joy in my life. I am confident that being thankful in all things will change my perspective for the better. Here’s to “giving thanks in all things.”

In the Land of Preschool we have many things to give thanks for from this last month……DSCN0146 IMG_1969 IMG_1968IMG_1962

We have wonderful students, teachers and support staff! We are thankful for the opportunity to learn and grow together in Christ.

IMG_1848 We are thankful for our military. November 10th we had a special Veterans’ Day service and learning from daddies who serve our country. Not only are we thankful for the service men and women but also their families!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Fun with experiments

This morning Mrs. Newlin’s class was talking about the Passover. They were learning about the bread that God’s people ate. Mrs. Newlin brought in examples of bread and told the child about yeast. Next, they did a fun experiment to see want yeast does. They took one cup of warm water, a packet of yeast and 1/4 cup of white sugar. The students learned about dissolving. The mixture was put into a clean clear soda bottle and a balloon was placed on top. The bottle was placed in a bowl filled with warm water. It was fun listening to the children as they observed the balloon slowly rising. They hypothesized what was happening and why. They talked about what might happened. Their little brains were going. Mrs. Newlin gave the brief explanation.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Project Christmas Child

 

The Preschool Christmas project will be Operation Christmas Child this year. Operation Christmas Child is a yearly project done by Samaritan’s Purse. Shoeboxes are filled with fun and needed items. The boxes are collected, gone through and made ready to bless needy children all around the world. A gospel book in the child’s native language will be included at the shipping location. We not only are blessing a needy child with something fun or useful but sharing the hope of Jesus too! For more information you can go to www.samaritanspurse.org

Each of our preschool classrooms would like to fill a shoebox for a girl and a shoebox for a boy. Listed below are suggested items.

Suggested Items: dolls, toy trucks, stuffed animals, small musical instruments, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, stickers, school supplies, coloring books, hygiene items like toothbrushes or soap, combs, t-shirts, socks, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, a personal note from your family

DO NOT include: used or damaged items, war-relates toys (guns, knives, military figures), chocolate or food, out-of-date hard candies, breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers or anything in aerosol cans

Today, November 16 we had the boxes blessed in preschool chapel, Our preschool collected 21 boxes this year.

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