The children are learning so quickly! They continue to amaze us every day with their love and their accomplishments. They know the sign of the cross and the Lord’s Prayer, they know that God loves them and calls them by name, and that they are WONderfully made! (Psalm 139:14)
They have learned the routine of the day and can tell us what comes next. Their curiosity is unbounded: they ‘hunt’ for shapes with our shape-hunting lenses, they love to investigate in the science center (they also love the word ‘investigate!’) and oh, my! How they enjoy dramatic play in the home learning center! They are counting and sorting and stacking and marching and singing; they practice writing their names and they are busy, but never too busy for a story or to help out a friend.
Our Pumpkin Patch was a big hit! Everyone enjoyed exploring the different kinds of pumpkins and choosing little white ones for our painting project. Some even told the scarecrow all about it!
Thank you, Southlake DPS, for visiting us!
The Southlake Fire Department came out to visit us, letting the children see their firefighting gear and sit in the fire truck. They were a big hit, but the children were a big hit with them, as well, showing off their Stop, Drop & Roll skills!
Adventure and learning abound in the play of these wonderful children! They learn they are strong enough to defend castles from dragons (visiting vestry dragons…), they learn large muscle coordination and how to power their own swinging, they learn to make friends and pretend together. Social, emotional and physical learning all enhance intellectual learning - recess is an important part of the day at St. Laurence Parent’s Day Out.
Counting down to Christmas with these charming little angels!
Our new teaching aide, Kelly Forster, adds joy to the day, blowing bubbles for these exuberant children.
To the moon! We’ve learned that the shiny surface of the moon isn’t hard, but powdery and dusty. We created models of the moon’s surface with flour and cocoa, and then experimented with different ‘asteroids’ (rocks, pompoms, cotton balls) and saw the different kinds of craters they made. While we were at it, the children decided to write their names - on the moon, of course!