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October was fire safety. All of our classes talked about what firemen do, what fire safety is, when/how to call 9-1-1. We had firemen come and visit. They showed us that firemen are just normal people who have special gear and training. The following are good reminders year-round for your family.
*Check that electrical cords are in good shape.
*If you have a chimney make sure that it has been inspected and cleaned yearly.
*Portable space heaters are 3 feet from anything that can burn.
* The clothes dryer has a clean vent and filter
*All smoke alarms work when tested.
*Flammable objects are not to be placed on oven-tops in use.
*Always make sure that lighters and matches are out of the reach of children.
*Have a family fire drill and talk about a safe place to meet outside the house incase of a fire.
*Talk with your children about the importance of not playing with fire.
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Here at Holy Cross we make a point of having family fellowship events once a quarter in the land of early childhood. In the fall we have a literacy night. We had a wonderful event that was well attended this October.
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I apologize for the lack of activity this semester. We have been busy, busy, busy and definitely feeling the growth of 48 students last year up to the 75 this year. So blessed that I haven’t had time to keep up. The following are a few gimps at what we have had going on so far this school year.
Students learning about how germs spread and how important it is to cover up when we sneeze and cough.
Jesus time with puppet Zippy.
Students celebrating red day
Jk students with technology class.
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Dear Friends welcome to a new school year! I am so excited! We have 74 students attending our preschool program at various days and times. We have 11 adults on our team to serve these beautiful students and their families.
I will make every effort to update our blog at least once weekly to give you a little taste of what we are learning here.
Students learned how God created the world and how to care for it.
Students also started learning their letters and words that start with each letter. In the P3 land it is apple week for the letter A.
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We packed a lot into a four day week! Classes had Easter Parties various days this week. Parties included egg hunts, Bible stories, crafts and special snacks.
Students worked hard at running their laps for Jogathon.
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Coming back from spring break can be hard but our students bounced back like pros. They were ready to learn about positive team skills and use them.
The students have been focusing on upcoming Holy Week and Easter. Many of the small motor crafts have had these themes.
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This Past Tuesday, Mrs. Boss’ class reenacted the Liberal/Olney pancake race. The children learned about and then got to participate in their own race. Students had a great deal of fun! “A Shrove Tuesday competition began February 20, 1950, between people in Liberal, Kansas, and Olney, Buckinghamshire, England, creating International Pancake Day. Each year the communities hold a 415-yard race to determine the fastest runner who can also flip a pancake. The Olney tradition dates to around 1445. Legend holds that a woman in Olney was making pancakes when the church bells began ringing to announce the service. Carrying her frying pan and wearing an apron, she raced to arrive at church on time. In subsequent years, others in the community joined in the race. The prize was the “Kiss of Peace” from the verger, or bell ringer. The Liberal/Olney competition began when members of the Liberal Junior Chamber of Commerce learned about the Olney race and proposed a friendly competition with the English community. The contest, which continues today, requires that runners wear a traditional apron and scarf and carry a frying pan in which they toss a pancake at the beginning and ending of the race. The event concludes with presentation of awards and a church service.” http://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/liberal-pancake-race/18238
On Wednesday, Pastor Myers came down to the preschool and explained what Ash Wednesday is to the children. When God created the first man, He made Adam from the dust and breathed life into him. When we die, we return to the ground. In Christ we have the hope of heaven and perfect life with Him there. When a pastor puts ashes on our forehead, he says, “Dust we are and to dust we return.” He marks the ashes in a cross, our symbol of hope. Children were welcome to come up and get a cross on their forehead if they wanted to.
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We were blessed with a busy, wonderful first week of February!
We had a great turn-out for Preschool Parent Day. Parents, grandparents and even a great-grandma came to see what the children do in preschool and to learn with them. The children loved having special people in their lives see what they do!
Also on Wednesday, District Chaplain Rev. Rocky Mease, brought his comfort dog, Jasmine, to meet the children. Jasmine’s handler taught the children what comfort dogs do.
In Mrs. Pierce’s class, students worked with gluing hearts and Valentine crafts.
In Mrs. Newlin’s room students popped popcorn, made pancakes and got to check out literacy bags for the first time this year.
In Mrs. Boss’ room students learned about volcanoes. They did a baking soda, vinegar one and the students loved it! Also shown, students working on ipads.