Noah’s Ark

Noah’s Ark at Gilbert Preschool At Gilbert Preschool, our curriculum is organized through thematic units.  In the Fall, our last unit before Fall Break, is The Story of Noah’s Ark.  We teach the story of Noah and how he obeyed God by building an ark, gathered two of every animal along with his family on the ark, and waited 40 days until the rain

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Grandparents’ Day

Grandparents’ Day at Gilbert Preschool Our 2018 Grandparents’ Day Breakfast was on September 5th and 6th. The theme was Grandparents Brighten our World!  Our students love to come to Gilbert Preschool and bring their grandparents for a breakfast treat. Children and adults enjoyed games at the tables while they ate. It was wonderful to see how engaged the children were with their grandparents.  Every

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School Lunch For Picky Eaters

School Lunches for Picky Eaters  Confession: I’m the parent of a picky eater.   I’ve been fortunate that our two older children have been pretty laid back about school lunch. One of them always eats a lunch from home due to food allergies. He has been fine eating either a PBJ or ham sandwich, combined with a fruit and veggie, every school day for five years. Bless him. His younger brother likes to mix it up

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Chores For Preschoolers

Chores for Preschoolers Lindsay Watrous has some great ideas on appropriate chores for preschoolers!   I was sorting my pantry today when I came across these three jars: one for chores, one for books, and one for fun learning activities. I made these jars back in 2012 when our two boys were still in preschool here at FUMCG (Ladybugs and Dragonflies). Seeking ways to

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Instant Pot

Instant Pot Ideas Hi, this is Tiffany Scharff, the Parent-Tot teacher.  I wanted to talk about a new kitchen appliance that I have been using a lot lately, the Instant Pot which is an electric pressure cooker.  I have found this appliance to be very helpful in getting food on the table for my busy family.  I have found we are eating less fast

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Favorite Blogs

Favorite Blogs for Preschool Moms When the teachers at Gilbert Preschool were asked to write a blog post for our website I thought, “I love reading blogs and spending time being influenced by creative people but what can I write about?” Then it hit me – I will share some of my favorite influencers whether it be on Instagram, YouTube, or the Internet.  Here

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Make Ahead Lunch Prep

Make Ahead Lunch Prep My kids never want to buy lunch at school.  Some days during the year I have been known to beg them only because it sounded so much easier than making a lunch every morning.  I realized with a little prep on Sunday afternoons and some team work we could solve the problem and eliminate some of the “crazy” from our

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Sunday Meal Prep

Sunday Meal Prep “What’s for breakfast” and “what’s for dinner” are dreaded phrases in my house. We are so rushed to get out the door in the mornings, I need a quick and easy, but still healthy breakfast, and then by the time evening comes, making dinner is about the last thing I want to do. I had heard a lot about Sunday Meal

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Birthday Party!

A “Rock’n” Birthday Party! It was time to start planning a birthday party for my soon to be 9 year old, and I had no idea what to do. The thought of having it at our house was a little overwhelming, and her birthday is in May, so a park party was out. I was excited to learn the City of Chandler will host

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Summer Activities

Summer Activities “I’m Bored!”  We’ve all heard those two dreaded words when you are back from your family vacation, but school isn’t in session yet.  As a busy mom, it’s hard to find fun, easy, and inexpensive activities for your preschoolers during the summer.  I’d love to share some ideas that I’ve used over the years as well as give you links to some

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