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'Oh, The Places We'll Go'

To wrap up their year, the preschool met for an end-of-year celebration with a program, party and visit to Kidz Bounce. To start their last day, the students began with a performance for their families. From pledging to the flags, daily classroom songs and routines, the class proved their year's worth of learning and earned certificates of achievement. Their program also included various songs and solos from a class who loves to sing, according to Mrs. Megan, their teacher. The parents as well as Mrs. Megan were so proud of the children for memorizing verses and reciting Psalm 23 at their graduation.

Looking back Mrs. Megan said, "I thought Dr. Seuss' book title, Oh, The Places You'll Go, fit our program. I had a variety of personalities and a lot of born leaders this year. The best part of my job was seeing the excitement of the children learning something new. They loved learning and realizing  that they could do new things."

Considering the achievements of the school year, Mrs. Megan said, "One of my personal goals for the year is that each 4-year-old would learn to write his/her name, and they were able to accomplish that."

To see each child learn something new was always rewarding and then to hear the positive feedback from the parents made Mrs. Megan's job exciting. She said, "I am very grateful for a group of supportive parents. They knew we loved their kids and wanted them to learn all they could." 

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Here, They Grow

school - pre-k - '15 end of yearWhere does time go? Five days a week, seven hours a day, the good times roll as the preschool has full days of learning fun. Mrs. Megan, Mrs. Kelly and Mrs. Della shower their little ones with love, making the days such fond memories. Following in the paths and heritage of preschool teachers, Mrs. Megan keeps the goals simple so the boys and girls begin their school learning process with a strong desire to grow and learn. In especially the four-year-old program,  the ladies emphasize letter and sound recognition, writing names well,  and gaining an understanding of Bible stories. 

Mrs. Megan said, "I believe each child must learn according to the strengths and abilities God has given him/her."

Some of the most precious times have been watching the children act out Bible stories in class or on the playground. She said, "We knew they were taking in even the little things. What we were sowing, we were already reaping. It's always a blessing to see the product of hard work."

Through arts, crafts, experiments, Mrs. Megan keep the hands-on approach for much of the class' learning experiences. "We learn to write our names, to recognize and write letters and sounds, use introductory math skills, but the developing of overall academics is essential so the children can achieve according to their level of development."

Each day is exciting for the teachers and students, but the impact is truly rewarding. These dedicated ladies plant the seed for someone else to water, watch them grow and then blossom.

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