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2018-19 School Year at Tree of Life of Lake Zurich, IL
Our School Year



November 2021 Preschool News

Wow, the month of October really seemed to go by fast! We did add a new student to our four-year-old room the last week of October, which was very exciting. In the four-year-old class we will be studying the theme "Native American Indians & Thanksgiving." In the three-year-old room we will be learning about "Our Five Senses." Both classes are invited to sing again with the Sunday School Children on Sunday, November 7th. Additionally, both classes will have break Wednesday, November 24th through Friday, November 26th for Thanksgiving.

During Jesus Time the children will learn the following stories: "Joseph Forgives His Brothers", "God Takes Care of Baby Moses", "God Chose Moses," and "God Gives the Ten Commandments." Another thing we are starting to work on this month is our Christmas Program, which will be held on Sunday, December 19th at 1:30 PM. Finally, we will have our first parent / teacher conferences on Tuesday, November 30th, Sunday, December 5th and Wednesday, December 8th.

- Mrs. Lori Dundore, Teacher/ Director



Two Year Old Toddler Program - Little Sprouts

Since the leaves are finally beginning to transform into beautiful colors, the Little Sprouts will continue their study of "Fall" during the first week in November. They will create a fall tree by gluing some bits of red, orange, yellow and brown yarn to a tree outline, which should be very colorful. Our next unit topic will be "Fall Animals" and we will make a brown squirrel with a bushy, furry tail, play an owl shape matching game and put together a fox paper bag puppet.

We only have school on Tuesday during the week of Thanksgiving, so we will focus on giving thanks to God for all our blessings. The students will bring home a fall wreath craft that day to decorate their doors for the holiday. The month ends with a fun brown bear dot art project as we begin a two week look at "Bears."

Our Jesus time stories this month feature "God Keeps Baby Moses Safe", "God Chooses Moses", "Crossing the Sea", "Bread From Heaven", and "Mary's Big News."

At the beginning of November, we will be welcoming a new boy to the class.

- Mrs. Rachel Andrews


Class schedules for November 2021:


Highlights

November 7th - Both classes sing in Church with Sunday School children
November 24-26th - Thanksgiving Break - No school
November 30th - Parent/Teacher Conferences (4:10 - 5:40pm)
December 5th - Both classes sing in Church with Sunday School children
December 5th - Parent/Teacher Conferences (12:30 - 3:00pm)
December 8th - Parent/Teacher Conferences (4:10 - 5:40pm)
December 19th - Winter Program (1:30pm)
December 24th - Childrens Christmas Eve Service (6:30pm)





We Have So Much To Be Thankful For!

October 2021 Preschool News

We made it through our first month of school and the children seem to be getting the routines down pretty well. We have started morning chapel and the children are beginning to learn their first song that we will also sing during our Christmas Program in December. In the four-year-old class we will be studying the theme "Fall & Pumpkins". the three-year-old room we will be learning "All About Colors". Both classes, near the end of the month, will get to paint pumpkins from Country Bumpkin. Sadly, they are still not hosting any field trips, so instead we are doing this special activity. The last two days of the month we will also enjoy our Fall parties.

During Jesus Time the children will learn the following stories: "God Answers Abraham's Prayer for a Son, Jacob Sees a Beautiful Dream, God has a Plan for Joseph," and "Joseph becomes a Ruler in a Faraway Land". , we will have our first opportunity to sing with the Sunday School children this Sunday, October, 3rd. The kids are asked to gather in the Fellowship Hall to warm up prior to the service at 9:15 AM.

- Mrs. Lori Dundore, Teacher/ Director



Two Year Old Toddler Program - Little Sprouts

Our eight new Little Sprouts children have been working hard on our adjusting to our classroom. There were some tears during the first few weeks, but we are seeing more and more smiles from the children as they enter the classroom.

October will be a busy month, as we have new themes and Jesus stories to learn about and discover. We will begin the month by finishing up our "Shapes" theme and sing some shape songs and make a Noah's Ark with different shapes and animal stickers. The next theme will be "Apples" and the children will not only learn about apples through crafts, songs and books, but will also have the chance to taste different colored apples and develop their verbal skills by expressing which type of apples they like best. October closes with a "Fall" theme where we will be making a colorful fall collage with pretty fall leaves and have a Fall celebration with a game and a special treat for snack. Our Jesus time stories this month feature "Count the Stars, Jacob's Beautiful Dream, Joseph's Special Gift," and "Joseph's New Job".

Thanks to Mrs. Frieda Krauth who is doing a great job assisting me in the classroom!

- Mrs. Rachel Andrews


Class schedules for October 2021:


Highlights

October 3rd - Both classes sing in Church with Sunday School children
October 11th - Columbus Day - No school (4's)
October 21st - Paint pumpkins from Country Bumpkin (3's)
October 22nd - Paint pumpkins from Country Bumpkin (4's)
October 28th - Fall party (3's)
October 29th - Fall party 10:30-11:30 (4's)





Pumpkins!

September 2021 Preschool News

Here we go! School starts on Wednesday, September 1st and Tuesday, September 2nd. First is the four-year-old class on Wednesday and then three-year-old class on Thursday. The themes for the four-year-old class are, "Getting to Know Me," "Apples," and "Pets." In the three-year-old class we will have the theme, "All About Me." At the current time we have 11 four-year-olds signed up and 13 three-year-olds signed up. During Jesus Time both classes will learn the following stories: "God Creates Our Beautiful World, God Creates Man and Woman, God Saves Adam and Eve," and "God Saves Noah and His Family." The threes will start with the story "What is God like?" I am very happy to announce that we will have pictures taken on Tuesday, September 21st and Wednesday, September 22nd. I want to say a huge thank you to Mrs. Kelly and Mrs. Rachel for their help cleaning the toys and room with me, so it is all ready for our first days! Additionally, thank you to Mrs. Holly and Mrs. Rachel for collecting and organizing all the paperwork at our playdate. I am looking forward to another fun and exciting year!

- Mrs. Lori Dundore, Teacher/ Director



Two Year Old Toddler Program - Little Sprouts

Summer went by very quickly this year! It is hard to believe our Little Sprouts class will begin again on September 2nd. We currently have 9 students enrolled, including 6 boys and 3 girls.

On our first day of school, we will make a special handprint craft and then embark on a "school" theme where we will learn about classroom rules, school supplies and read some fun school books. Our next theme will feature "colors". The children will work on learning their color names and book entitled "Our Colorful World" and make a colorful rainbow with paper plates and streamers.

Our Jesus stories this month include "Jesus Blesses the Children", "God Made the World", "God Made Me", "The Sneaky Snake," and "Noah's Big Boat." We are looking forward to a wonderful, fun filled year! Thanks to Frieda Krauth for being the helper for the Sprouts!

- Mrs.Rachel Andrews


Class schedules for September 2021:


Highlights

September 1st - First Day of School (4's)
September 2nd - First Day of School (2's/ 3's)
September 6th - No School - Labor Day
September 21st - Class Pictures (3's)
September 22nd - Class Pictures (4's)
September 23rd - Class Pictures - Rain Day (3's)
September 24th - Class Pictures - Rain Day (4's)