Pentecost? Trinity? Non-festival? These are all names for the Sundays that come after Pentecost and before the festival half of the Church year that starts with Advent in late November. Regardless of their names, the Sundays of the Summer are time for the Holy Spirit to grow us all in the Word of the Lord. Here at Tiny Treasures a new school year will have started on August 29th and the Bible story that we cover first is that Jesus is the true God with His calming of the storm. Next, we will jump into Genesis with Creation, the Flood and end September introducing Abraham from Genesis 12.
The assessments that the preschoolers start the year off with focus on language development, listening and understanding, and speaking and communicating. We will practice one, two and three step commands, listening to stories for 5 whole minutes and staying with a group activity for 10 minutes. We will also be practicing making requests, asking questions, and using conversational turn taking. These are all things that parents can do to help support language development in their 3 and 4 year olds.
The only dates to remember that are upcoming are that there is no school on Labor Day, Monday, September 5. Although the elementary school is closed on Monday, September 26 for parent teacher conferences, the preschool will be open that day. Fall break is the week of October 10-14 with both the preschool and elementary school closed.