Category Archives: Events


Peek at the Week #14

What a great last week before Christmas break! Each class had “Happy Birthday Jesus” parties where they decorated candy Christmas Trees.

Peek at the Week #6

Our preschoolers had a great week hearing the story of Noah, learning about the letter N, and the number 4. They worked hard, and played even harder! But the highlight of the week for all was our first Fall Family Art Walk! We really wanted to provide an event that celebrated our students, brought us and their families together, and most importantly, was responsible

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Tips for Starting School

The first day of school can come with so many emotions for both you and your child. Excitement, anticipation, nervousness, and maybe even a little bit of sadness. We have all been there, and completely understand. For the parents, we have a “Tears and Cheers” table on the first day. For your children, we will be ready with a reassuring smile and a hug

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End of the Year

“We must always try to take the sourest lemon and turn it into something resembling lemonade.” This is Us This was not the ending to our school year we had imagined or planned for. We held out hope that we would be able to return to the classroom. Once it was announced that schools were closed for the remainder of the school year, we

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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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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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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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Preschoolers and Easter

Preschoolers and Easter At Gilbert Preschool, we enjoy having a chapel lesson with the children once a week.  This lesson introduces our theme of the week.  Over the last few weeks, we’ve been learning about the story of Easter. Gilbert Preschool keeps the focus of Easter on the resurrection of Jesus Christ, instead of the Easter Bunny.  This can be a difficult subject for

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