News from Good Beginnings Preschool

Posted November 28th, 2017

Good Beginnings Preschool children enjoyed Family Nights on Monday, November 27 and Tuesday, November 28. The children and their parents sang songs and did finger plays together and then enjoyed a snack. Larry Temple, ventriloquist, brought a “friend” to visit the Prekindergarten Class.

We are excited to start implementing activities and ideas from our new curriculum, Learning Without Tears!  We feel very blessed by the Barbara Flory Memorial Fund, established by her family, which has made the purchase of this new curriculum possible. Barbara’s legacy of love for children, education, and Good Beginnings Preschool (which she began) is living on for future generations of children!

In December, prekindergarten children can easel paint star, angel, candy cane, and tree shapes; create a pine cone ornament; decorate Christmas cookies; make a surprise for their parents; and share many Chistmas songs and finger plays! Old Christmas cards will provide lots of opportunities for cutting and gluing.

Younger Class children can glue Rudolph magnets, fingerprint trees, and make pompom Christmas trees. Special songs include Tapping Little Elf, Ring Those Bells, There Was a Little Baby, and Jingle Bells.

Blessings to you as you celebrate Christmas and the New Year with family and friends. Thank you for your ongoing monetary and prayer support!

Carol Temple, Director

Good Beginnings Preschool Plans for October Activities

Posted September 18th, 2017

October is “Color Month” for the Younger Class.  The children can wear different colored clothing each week!  Activities include creating a colorful butterfly, color graphing with Fruit Loops, and easel painting.  Favorite color books include Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes; Mouse Paint; and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

All preschoolers are looking forward to meeting firefighters in October!  The Prekindergarten Class will travel to the fire station to take a tour and learn about fire safety.  The children always have a great time meeting the firefighters, seeing the fire trucks and fire station, and meeting Patches and Pumper!  Firefighters will bring a huge fire truck to the preschool to visit the Younger Class. The children can learn about fire safety and get their picture taken sitting in the fire truck!

We are fortunate to have librarians Miss Jennifer, Miss Liz, and Miss Kailey coming this year.  It is exciting to have library time for all the children each month.  They look forward to this time!

Parent/teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, October 26.  Younger class parents will meet with their teachers in the morning and over the noon hour.  Prekindergarten Class parents will meet with the teacher late afternoon/evening.  We look forward to this time of sharing and getting to know the children better!

Thank you for your continued support.

Carol Temple, Director

Good Beginnings Preschool News

Posted August 22nd, 2017

We are excited about our new preschool year!  Dorothy Janzen and Cora Duerksen will teach the Younger Class on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Dorothy Janzen and Carol Temple are the teachers for the Monday/Wednesday/Friday Prekindergarten Class.  Classes begin on August 30 and 31.

Preschool children will be part of the “class family” – learning to know each other, learning the routines of the day, and growing and learning in a wide variety of areas!

A HUGE THANK YOU to all of those who helped make the preschool and playground ready for the children!

Thank you to the Properties Team, Jina and Gary Dickerson, and the church family for your work.  We love the new air conditioner in the Prekindergarten Room.

Thank you for your prayers and support as we begin our new year.

Carol Temple, Director

Good Beginnings Preschool Plans for End-of-Year Activities

Posted April 17th, 2017

Rolli Goodell is retiring from Good Beginnings Preschool at the end of this year. We say a huge THANK YOU to Rolli for her sixteen years of teaching, caring, and loving the three-year-old preschool children! We wish her well in the future.

May highlights for the younger class include fun with “hiking,” camping, and insects. They will enjoy a walk to the college and a movie day with Corduroy and popcorn! The older class will travel to Hedrick’s Exotic Animal Farm, rural Nickerson, to see giraffes, camels, zebras, kangaroos, and more! They will also return to the McPherson Sports Center to be taught by physical education college students – a win/win day for all!

Final preschool days for this year are May 17, 18, and 19. All the children will say good-by to friends and teachers after a fun year of growing and learning together.

Your ongoing prayers and support continue to make our outreach possible! Thank you.

Opportunity to Support Good Beginnings Preschool

Eat at Wendy’s Monday evening, May 1, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Part of the proceeds will go to the preschool. Thank you

Carol Temple, Director

News and Information from Good Beginnings Preschool

Posted January 18th, 2017

Rachel Jury, educational specialist from Child Care Aware, Salina, visited all classes in January to teach them about germs. The children enjoyed putting on “glow lotion” and checking for “germs.” They found some germs hiding when they checked their hands after washing. Favorite activities for the older class children included drawing and describing germs for our germ book, painting matching boots, and cutting snowflakes. They also enjoyed dressing in their pajamas and bringing sleep toys to share and compare for pajama day.

The younger class shared the favorite book Owl Babies and made their own owls! They read The Gingerbread Baby and Gingerbread Friends. The children painted gingerbread men, matched gingerbread men, and decorated gingerbread men to eat.

All the children will create valentines and valentine boxes in February. They can work in the Heart Post Office, making mail for each other and for their families. These activities provide opportunities for the children to practice communication, writing, literacy, imaginative play, and sharing skills!

Dr. Wince, DDS, and staff members, will be coming to share their time and teach the children about how to take good care of their teeth.

2017-18 Enrollment – Now Available

Enrollment applications are currently being accepted. Contact Carol Temple to make sure your child has a space reserved in the class of your choice. Enrollment for the public opens on Monday, January 23.

Thank You for Your Support

Thank you to those who enrolled online at “ rewards” to support Good Beginnings Preschool. So far this year Kroger/Dillons has contributed $480 to the preschool through your grocery purchases! If you have not enrolled before, you may join the many other families who find this an easy way to support the preschool. Thank you!

Carol Temple, Director