Preschool is Thriving by Tammy Shelver, Teacher Sea Turtles
Preschool is thriving! This past month, we enrolled the Sea Turtle Class into “Space Camp.” They have journeyed to the stars, built command control centers, taken a ride in a space shuttle, played with moon sand, and have had fun leaving planet Earth for a short while. We can learn a lot from preschoolers. They can live in the moment so effortlessly. They aren’t concerned about what tomorrow will bring. They just are! To them, their preschool time is “business as usual.”
In class, the students were asked about stars. They talked about them with awe. They wondered how “the glowy lights fly wherever the stars go”, and where they went during the day. They jumped up and down and squealed in delight when our “rockets” exploded upwards towards the sky after we put alka seltzer and water in them. They thought the astronaut food (rehydrated pudding) was the yummiest treat ever! They counted planets, talked about their mysterious journeys into space, sorted “planet” rocks by their beginning sounds, and read about our solar system.
Children are such wonderful teachers! If we want to remember what life is all about, we just need to spend a little time with preschoolers. It won’t be long before we appreciate the simplicity, joy and presence that a child exudes. We may even wonder, “How can I be more like him/her?”
I am so grateful that preschool has continued in person this year. The gift that children bring us is their hearts. They invite us into their world and their joyful, creative play. A place where so much is fresh and new; where it’s fine to dance down a sidewalk; acceptable to cry a river of tears, then laugh hysterically the next moment; a place where we can pause and appreciate the beauty and mystery of life. Let us all strive to remember the lessons of our children.
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Wed. 2/3: 8:40 AM Online Chapel led by Mrs. Mueller, Family Life Minister
Fri. 2/5: Free Dress Day
Wed. 2/10: 8:40 AM Online Chapel led by Mrs. Neafcy, Kindergarten Teacher
Fri. 2/12: No School – Start of Midwinter Break / ESC & Sand Dollar Open
Mon. – Fri. 2/15 – 2/19: School Closed for Midwinter Break / ESC and Sand Dollar Closed
School, Extended School Care & Sand Dollar Club Closures
Please note that our School, School office and Extended School Care/Sand Dollar Club programs will be closed during our midwinter break, February 15 – 19, 2021. School and ESC programs will resume on Monday, February 22, 2021.
Registration for Fall 2021
Just a reminder that our registration for the fall of 2021 is now open. If you have not registered yet, please do so as soon as possible. New applicants are now being considered for Fall 2021.
If you have any questions about re-enrollment or the enrollment process, please call the school office at 206-935-8500 or email your admissions director, Sally Heit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seattle Lutheran High School is also accepting applications for freshman and transfer students for Fall 2021. Contact Sally Heit for more information or to set up a virtual tour.
Rainbow Parrot Art offers fun and engaging online art classes for kids. Each week, kids have the opportunity to create a new, super fun project and share with the group. This space has a collaborative feel. Kids are encouraged to share their ideas and get inspiration from each other. There are (optional) opportunities for fun breaks, games, movement activities, social connection, listening to music, dance, costume parties, and snack time. Join a free trial class or sign up for a 6-week session. Visit www.rainbowparrotart.com