October 8 No School/Professional Development Day
October 26 Pre-K & Kindergarten Family Sports' Day
October Memory Verse
"Be kind to one another." -Ephesians 4:32
Welcome to our Pre-K Class
We are so excited to begin our new OCSI Early Childhood (PreK) program for this year. We will combine the three and four year olds into one classroom so they can all engage in daily literacy, enjoy learning centers, and grow in their understanding of our various themed projects. Exploration projects will include Going to School, Caring for Animals, Celebrations, Our Neighborhood, Growing Plants, and Our Five Senses. Our new curriculum will also incorporate Project-Based Learning that promotes both academic and social growth, so that we can better meet your children's needs and keep them challenged. We look forward to a great year of learning and growing together.
-PreK Team (Mrs. Pallmann, Mrs. Cruzado, & Mrs. Rulida)
August 26, 2018
We had a great first week in Pre-K. It was nice to welcome back returning students and to meet new ones. The first two weeks we will begin building community and learning our classroom routines. A plastic folder was sent home on Friday with your child. Please return the folder to school with your child.
Here are some photos from our first week.
Dramatic Play Center
September 1, 2018
We had a successful week of full day Pre-K. This week we continued learning our classroom routines and practiced our school's safety drills (fire, earthquake, & shelter-in-place drills). Here are some photos from Week 2.
Playdough Alphabet Cards
Library Time with Mrs. Moyer
Creating our person collages
September 8, 2018
Thank you for working with your children on their ”Me Collages”．It is wonderful to get to know our students and families better through their collages. We have been teaching the children how special they are and that they are part of God's beautiful Creation. We have also been learning to make positive (green) behavior choices in to order to build community in our class. Here are some photos from our week 3.
Music Class with Mrs. Reasoner
Creating leis for Yomitan no Sato
Creating our favorite icecream during math
Singing songs about God in English and Japanese
September 15, 2018
Thank you families for contributing snacks for our gift basket for the elderly residents of Yomitan no Sato. We were able to practice our songs a couple times with the Kindergarten classes this past week. The children sound wonderful and it will be exciting to share their gift of songs and snacks with Yomitan no Sato. If you are available, please feel free to come and walk down with us from school or meet us at Yomitan no Sato. Here are some photos from week 4.
Matching shapes and numbers
Coloring our Clean Up mini book
Engineering & Math with soft blocks
September 23, 2018
It has been a busy week here in Pre-K! We have been in school for about a month and our little community is coming together. We will have a family event at the end of October to help families to get to know each better. We hope you will all be able to join us for our Pre-K and Kindergarten Sports' Day on October 26. There will be more information coming out soon.
Here are some photos from week 5.
Singing at Yomitan no Sato
Reading about Autumn
Making a handprint craft
October 1, 2018
It has been quite the weekend! We are just now able to update our class website. We hope everyone is doing okay after our Typhoon Weekend. The school is still without electricity. Teachers and staff were there this morning cleaning up the outside and inside the classrooms. Unfortunately, our Pre-K classroom got quite a bit of water inside the room. We're just thankful that everyone is safe and now just waiting for the electricity and water to come back on.
Here are some photos from week 6.
Enjoying lunch together
Nursery Rhyme Time
Playing a math game
October 8, 2018
It really has been an interesting week! Two typhoons in a row and only one day of school. We are all ready to get back into a regular school week. We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow. This week instead of photos of our class we are posting photos of last year's Pre-K and Kindergarten Family Sports' Day. We hope everyone will be able to join us on October 26.
Family Picnic Lunch
Playing water games
Family three-legged race
October 14, 2018
Finally, a week without typhoons! It is good to be back into a regular routine. Thank you families for your support in the Coin Wars. We'll find out from PTF, which class won. Last Friday, information went home about the upcoming Sports' Day. Please send back your response as soon as possible. It will help us in planning for our Sports' Day. Here are some photos from week 8.
Fishing in our sensory table
Drama during Bible Time
Learning about how God created us during Chapel