2013-2014 Encourage one another and build each other up. 1 Thess 5:11
Welcome to Minnehaha Academy and 3 and 5 day preschool class for 3 and 4 year olds! We are so excited to see you and begin this adventure together! Our year will begin by simply becoming acquainted with school and with one another. As each child's readiness is different, we take things slow to make sure everyone gets off to a great start and is comfortable. We structure our day with plenty of time for hugs, bathroom breaks, helping one another and having FUN! The new structure is most often welcomed, but don't be surprised if your preschooler comes home exhausted, yet happy the first month of school. Before you know it they will be coming home excited and eager to tell you about what they have learned and their new exuberance and communication skills will amaze you! What a wonderful age this is!
Our thematic curriculum allows us to embed pre-academic learning activities, in a nurturing faith-filled play environment. This to me is the perfect balance.
Highlights of the year include our November theme of God Made Me, when we learn about My Five Senses and engage in many hands-on science experiments. The preschoolers also enjoy a Thanksgiving feast. In January we learn about Alaska; icebergs, glaciers, animals and towards the end of the month, we celebrate our learning with a parent activity day that includes dog sledding on the MA front lawn! All February, we learn about Community Helpers, where we will have exciting educational visits from our neighborhood fire fighters, a dentist, guest musicians and others. We end our year with a family picnic celebration.