Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Sea Life's Beauty---super pod of dolphins

Thursday, May 14, 2020

SLIME IN SPACE!

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Tell Mom ASAP


There are many benefits to owning a pet.  May is National Pet Month and I have had my share of pets.  I have calculated that from childhood to present, I have had---5 dogs, 2 gerbils, 2 birds, 1 guinea pig, 2 rabbits, several lizards, hundreds of fish and one piranha.  My childhood was filled with pets and my kids have had their share including our first family dog, Rosie.

Pets teach children responsibility. I found the lizard note  in my son's room...the only problem?  He forgot the 'tell mom asap' so when I found the note I found the dead (really dead) lizard.  Children and pets provide humor, too!  The note still hangs on my bulletin boards because it makes me laugh.

Want to know more about why pets are good for you and your child?  
https://www.parents.com/parenting/pets/kids/the-benefits-of-pets/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/animals-and-us/201707/why-kids-pets-are-better

https://www.readersdigest.ca/home-garden/pets/6-reasons-why-pets-are-good-kids/

Monday, May 11, 2020

MCP Class of 2020

To the Metamora Community Preschool 
Class of 2020-
Congratulations!  

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Thank You, Little Richard



Thank you, Little Richard (1932-2020) for the best Hokey Pokey of all time!  We have danced to this hundreds of times over the years.  Time to put your right hand in and shake it all about.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Why Do I Teach?

No one should teach 
who is not in love with teaching.
Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

I love teaching.  More importantly, I love teaching preschool.  I did not set out to be a preschool teacher.  After graduating from Illinois State University with a degree in elementary education, my goal was a second grade classroom.  Boy, was I wrong.

Life has a way of putting people and events in our path to prepare us for what is ahead.  I always start with my parents as my biggest influence but many others provided experiences and knowledge that nurtured my love of teaching.  Through a series of events in my life, I ended up teaching preschool when my boy were littlie and I was hooked.  

LOVE. LAUGH. LEARN. GROW!  It's the MCP way.  It is our program.   This allows us to really teach your child and not just implement a curriculum kit.  I love to teach and develop curriculum.  I am so grateful that I can add ideas that continually enhance and improve your child's preschool experience.  Masterpiece Monday, 100 Wednesday and Fun Food Friday are activities we added a few years ago.  Our Morning Meeting starts your child's day with letters, numbers, patterns or a graph.  Our day is packed with learning in a unique and fun way.



I don't teach alone. The MCP staff continually goes above and beyond the all of duty.  These three ladies are dedicated to MCP.  I could not have taught our MCP Homeschool without their help and support.  Thank you is not enough for their commitment, extra hours and hard work.
 


Eight weeks ago we began the MCP Homeschool. We had no idea how we would take preschool through the screen into your home.  I took it as a personal challenge to rework our curriculum for our homeschool lessons.  Some lessons were better than others.  Some were complete fails (I posted them anyway).  There were a lot of changes from the original concept but it worked.  The primary goal was to create an environment so your child could feel like they were in the classroom. It was something, someone and someplace that was familiar in a very unfamiliar time.

We thank your for your continued support.  Thank your for sharing your child with us in the classroom or on the screen for a few hours a week.  It has meant more than you can ever imagine.

I truly have loved teaching your child and have the best job in the world.
Be happy. Be healthy. Be safe. D