The FCS Child Development class has been busy creating activities, decorations, lesson plans and more for three preschools. There are two master teachers developing activities for the theme that they selected. Students are required to prepare four activities that are developmentally appropriate, one being a spiritual activity, and to have a snack. The Bible verse chosen by the students to represent all the preschools is Luke 18:16; Jesus, however, called the children to himself and said, “Let the children come to me and do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Two of the preschools have been completed. November 16th, Amy Brenneman and Jacob Boller directed the preschool for their theme of Thanksgiving where the preschoolers completed a turkey counting activity, listened to a book about being thankful and completed a thankful poster tree. November 30th, Alyssa Hershberger and Cameron Roser-Peet directed the preschool with the theme of the ocean. Preschoolers began with an octopus bead counting activity, listened to the Bible story about Moses and the red sea and then acted it out, sang the jellyfish song with actions, and did stretches representing lobsters and other sea creatures. Each preschooler took home a jelly fish decoration.
Each preschool is evaluated for developmental appropriateness and overall how it worked. Students learn from each preschool and incorporate that into the next preschool. The third preschool is scheduled for December 7th with Hannah Peters and Jacob Boller planning activities related to the theme of sports and games.