We closed our 2012-2013 school year with a fantastic end of the year celebration! We had 20 little Pre-k graduates and 15 2-day class children who were so proud to receive their certificates! It was great fun to celebrate with them!
The end of our regular school year was followed by our summer session which focused on some of the great artists! We learned all about them and had fun exploring their works of art! We learned about the Russian artist Kandinsky and had fun creating our own versions of some of his paintings using shapes. We learned about Van Gogh and made our own Starry Night painting, we even pretended we were Michelangelo painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. We had our paper taped underneath the table and painted our own works of art! The best part was the messy sensory play going on out on the playground! We had a blast trying out splat painting, swat painting, and painting with ice! It was great fun!
We are now gearing up for the new school year! We are so excited about it because it is our 5th year educating children through fun learning experiences! We have so many great things planned for the new school year! We are also so happy to welcome our new teacher, Miss Becky! She will be teaching our afternoon Pre-k class on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons. Our new school year begins September 3rd, if you are interested in finding out more about our school, please give us a call! We would love to talk with you and show you the school! Cheers to our 5th year! It is going to be a great one!
Our 2013 graduates!
The children received a handmade quilt with an art project from each month along with their yearbook and certificate. Made with love from some special mommies!
The preschool children did a WONDERFUL job at our Christmas Pageant and since we have been back to school from Christmas break, we have been having an awesome winter! We were busy learning all about dinosaurs and now shapes and colors!
This week has been extra special! Snow was delivered to the preschool playground and we have been having so much fun with it while it lasts! Snow in California is certainly a treat!
So many things to learn about this winter! We will be having our Chinese New Year Celebration next week, learning all about Chinese customs and testing out all different red foods at our Valentine’s Day party.
In addition to the two classes already offered, The Big Backyard Preschool is excited to announce that next year we will be opening another classroom! This class will be for ages 3-5, which is a great option for families with multiple preschool age children! When children are in a classroom with mixed age groups there are many benefits. One of those benefits is Younger children learning from the older children and the older children having many opportunities to practice their leadership skills. Older children love to help the younger students! This new class will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. Come join our Preschool Family! Open enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year begins in March! Come check us out! Happy Winter to you all!
We are so excited about the new school year that begins in September for us! I have been busy planning and working on the classroom and playground! We are almost ready! It is right around the corner!
This week the Big Backyard will be having a summer play date at Pioneer Park in Tustin. This will take place on Friday, August 3rd at 10 am! All alumni and current families are invited to join us for some fun in the park! Don’t forget your swimming suit and towel for the splash pad! I am so excited to see everyone!
There are some important dates coming up to help us prepare for the exciting new year! On August 18th we will be handing in our registration booklets at school from 9:30-11am. Monday, August 27th is our parent orientation meeting at 6:45pm. Thursday, August 30th is Meet the Teacher Day! The 2-day class is invited to come and meet me and their new friends at 9am. The Pre-k class is invited to do the same at 10am! Tuesday, Sept. 4th is the first day of school for the 2-day class and Wednesday, Sept. 5th is the first day for Pre-k!
I am so excited to see all the children and start the new school year! See you soon!
<3 Miss Kara
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We had a fantastic end to an amazing year full of learning and fun! Our Graduation/End of the year celebration was a blast! The children did a great job singing, the slide show was awesome, and the children were beaming with pride when they received their certificates! Our meal afterward catered by the Taco Cart was a hit and the cake was fantastic! I will miss my Pre-k grads dearly and wish them well as they begin their new adventure! I eagerly look forward to fall when the new school year begins!
Now our attention is turned towards summer fun!! Our summer session starts Tuesday, June 19th! Grab your passports because we are going around the world on an Animal Adventure! We will start in the rainforest, then on to the African Savannah, and our last stop will be the Arctic! I am so excited to have the children come and learn all about the animals in these regions!
July 9th – 13th we will be going on an Amazing Desert Journey… Where Jesus leads us home! It is VBS at Bread of Life and The Big Backyard Preschool! This is a free event for children ages 3-12! Come join Us! Please call for more info! Hope to see you this summer! Cooperatively, Miss Kara
It is Spring at the Big Backyard and we have been having such a fantastic time learning all about the farm this Spring! We learned about all the different types of farms and all the different animals that live on the farm! We even learned all about what foods come from those animals! We made our own butter, it was yummy!!! We visited a real working farm, but best of all we hatched our own chicks! It took a long time, but it was worth it! We got to see them hatch and enjoy them in our classroom for a week!
Now we are kicking off our unit on the Ocean by visiting the tide pools at Laguna Beach! We are so excited to learn all about the ocean and all the ocean animals!
We are also busy getting ready for our Mother’s Day Tea on May 10th and 11th! We can’t wait to give our mommies their gifts, sing to them, and serve them tea!
We have finished all our letters, and we are now working on numbers! We are busy sorting and counting, as well as learning to write our numbers.
If you would like to visit our school, give us a call and schedule a tour! We love making new friends!
Upcoming Events at The Big Backyard:
A Magical Afternoon with Daddy! Featuring Magic by Wayne May 6th
Mother’s Day Tea May 10th and 11th
End of the year Field trip to Adventure City May 18th
End of the year Celebration and pre-k Graduation June 8th
Summer Session begins … Get your passports ready! We are going around the world on an Animal Adventure! June 19th
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