Happy Fall!

What a beautiful season God has provided for us...the bright orange pumpkins, chillier temperatures, crunching leaves, and all of the pumpkin spice treats our hearts desire...definitely a time when we can enjoy His world using all of our senses. And that is exactly what we are doing at Preschool! We've settled into the routine of the school year and are enjoying new friends and experiences. We will continue through out the month of October to explore all of the changes Autumn provides, while also learning about Creation and how God made the world. We will also learn that God created each one of us as well and will celebrate how He made each one of us special as we use the gifts He has given us - singing, climbing, drawing, dancing, reading, running, painting, sharing, and caring, just some of the blessings we get to use each day. Our Pumpkin Days will be a special celebration of the season. The children can come in costume, if they would like, and parents are invited to stay for a little while following arrival to see our parade outside (as long as there aren't any storms). Please see the orange page connected to your October newsletter for details.

As we turn the calendar to November, our thoughts turn to Thanksgiving. As we prepare for our feasts and begin to make some of the the foods to share we will practice many different skills and will continue to use our senses. Thank you for sending in the item(s) circled on the sheet that accompanied your October Newsletter - just like at the first Thanksgiving when everyone brought something  we, too, can also share in supplying the necessary ingredients for our meal. We will be making pumpkin pies, blueberry muffins, cranberries, applesauce, and even butter - yummy!

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we got the school year started. I am thankful for each one of you, grateful that you haven chosen to send your child to Elfinwild, and am blessed to be able to spend time (and play, paint, sing, spread glitter...) with your child.

To Him be the glory!

Kristin Coco