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Chapel

This week we concluded our chapel lessons on JOY. We remembered how the “J” is for Jesus, the “O” is for others and learned the “Y” is for you. We also learned how to sign them. With the letter “Y”, we learned that Jesus loves you and he wants you to take care of yourself. We brainstormed some healthy choices we can make to

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Peek at the Week #9

Hello! With the slightly different schedule this week, our “Peek at the Week” will be jammed pack with chapel, lunch bunch, voting, and our weekly fun! Chapel This week, we introduced our new bible verse, “The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with JOY!” Psalm 126:3. For the next couple of weeks, we will look at the letters in

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Peek at the Week #3

“All things were made by God.” John 1:3 This week, all classes learned how God created our world in 6 days, and on the 7th day, He rested. They enjoyed hearing the creation story, and doing activities based on how God created our world. 3’s Our 3’s classes noticed that nature is all around them and how awesome our God is for creating it.

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Our First Chapel

We were so excited for our first chapel this week! For now, chapel is held in the classrooms. To make it a little extra special, the teachers brought their bibles from home, and we had battery operated candles! The children got ready for chapel while they listened to “This is the day that the Lord has made.” You can find the version we listened

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A Peek at the Week #2

Here is a peek into the second week of school! 3’s Our 3 year old classes had a great week making new friends and practicing their classroom routines. They worked out their fine motor muscles through art, toys, and identified the first letter in their names. They talked about feelings and learned how God made them all so special! PreK Our PreK students were

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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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Favorite Back to School Books

Continuing with our back to school theme, here are some of our favorite books to read the first week of school! We love all the Pete the Cat Books! No matter what happens, he has the attitude that everything will be ok. Such a great conversation builder for what children can do when they are upset by something at school. We love reading about

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Back To School Traditions

To kick off our “Back to School” week, we are sharing some of our family traditions for sending our children back to school. We hope you enjoy them and maybe even find some inspiration for starting a new tradition! A lot of our staff adds the backpack to the first day of school photo. Mrs. Scharff continues the tradition with her kids in high

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Not Goodbye, but See ya Later

Mrs. Mesa became apart of the FUMC of Gilbert Preschool family in 2005 when her children attended the school. In 2008 she joined the staff and we have been blessed to have had her all this time as a teacher, and most recently our educational director. Mrs. Mesa is starting a new adventure of teaching 2nd grade at a local elementary school. While we

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Children’s Bibles

We reached out to Janelle with Children’s Ministries and FirstKidZ at First United Methodist Church of Gilbert, for her recommendations of Children’s Bibles. Here are a few of her favorites! Hello! And thank you for reaching out! Here are some personal favorites as well as some that we use in our Children’s Ministry at church. I hope you find the information helpful! Preschool: My

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