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Main Street Preschool opened its doors the day after Labor Day. With the beautiful late summer weather, the children spent time in the outdoor classroom, the Play Garden.  Lots of learning and playing happens there.  It’s an ideal space to work on motor skills—large and small.  And the added benefit is lots of sunshine and fresh air.

Jul

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“Developmentally appropriate education for preschoolers involves using all the senses, but especially the main four: moving (kinesthetic), touching (tactile), seeing (visual) and listening (auditory). A Chinese proverb sums up what many of us know: Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand. This is especially true for young children. They learn by doing and exploring and testing theories—in other words, playing. Playing and exploring involves using many senses at the same time,” according to teacher Lori Jans. During a week or two in the 3-year-old class, the Hikers learn about bears. They found a “cave” in the classroom full of stuffed bears! The teacher read Bear Snores On during the meeting time. This sweet book tells the story of a hibernating bear whose cave becomes a warm gathering place for other forest animals. The children were able to bring the book to life by using the cave as a stage to reenact the story. They enjoyed retelling the story with their snack of animal crackers and ice cream cone caves.

May

Pastor Dan explained “The Great 2015 Christmas Challenge.” We will partner with the church to bring in 10,000 pounds of foods until Christmas Eve to be donated to Needy Basket of Southern Miami Co in Tipp City. Since 2007, Main Street Preschool has donated jars of jelly and other food items to Needy Basket as a service project. Some of the teachers continued a discussion about food. The children learned the song “Aikendrum” about the man who lives in the moon and plays upon a ladle. Each part of his body is made of food. The students discovered whether each piece of food came from an animal or grew on a plant.

Apr

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The public is invited to come to Tipp City United Methodist Church Great Hall this Wednesday, April 27, to view works of the student-artists.  The exhibit is open from 5 pm until 7 pm.  During the exhibit a spaghetti & meatball meal–to include chicken nuggets too–will be served between 5-6:30 p.m.  Carryout is available.  Family $15 or single $5.  Raffle packages filled with gift cards and specialty items will be on display to view and purchase tickets during the dinner also.

 

The staff at Main Street Preschool in downtown Tipp City believes that art enhances the lives of children.  Through art, children expand their decision-making, inventiveness, cultural awareness, and academic performance. As student-artists, they learn self-control and progressive thinking that will benefit them well for life.

 

Tipp City United Methodist Church is located at the corner of 3d & Main Streets.  The facility is handicap accessible.  The student-artists are anxious to show their talent to their families and the public.

Jan
Some students from the 4-day Pre-K class toured an Art Studio in November. “Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.” Chinese Proverb
Some students from the 4-day Pre-K class toured an Art Studio in November. “Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.” Chinese Proverb

Main Street Preschool is planning an Open House for Sunday, January 24 between 2 and 3 pm.  Stop by to meet the staff and visit the classrooms.  Register your child(ren) for one of the classes available for the 2016-2017 school year.  We recommend registering early to hold the option you prefer.

Located at the corner of 3rd and Main Streets in downtown Tipp City, the preschool offers consecutive days of learning for ages 2 through 5.  One, two, three, and four-day class options are available.  The ever-popular, after-school Lunch Bunch opportunity allows for children to stay an extra hour or two to eat lunch with friends and continue learning classroom concepts while participating in children-directed activities.  Licensed by the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services, Main Street Preschool opened in 2005.

Visit the preschool’s Facebook page to see many more activities.

Dec

image002Pastor Dan explained “The Great 2015 Christmas Challenge.” We will partner with the church to bring in 10,000 pounds of foods until Christmas Eve to be donated to Needy Basket of Southern Miami Co in Tipp City. Since 2007, Main Street Preschool has donated jars of jelly and other food items to Needy Basket as a service project. Some of the teachers continued a discussion about food. The children learned the song “Aikendrum” about the man who lives in the moon and plays upon a ladle. Each part of his body is made of food. The students discovered whether each piece of food came from an animal or grew on a plant.

Dec

registration16-17Main Street Preschool Registration

Registration for 2016-2017 classes begins Monday, January 11, 2016. Call, email, or stop by for a registration form. Registration continues until classes are filled. There are four class options: 1-day, 2-day, 3-day, and 4-day Pre-K. Some classes fill quickly so registering early will give you the option you prefer.

The preschool office is closed on Fridays; please leave a phone message or email us about your interest.

Open House

An Open House is planned for Sunday, January 24 from 2:00– to 3:00 p.m. when the staff of Main Street Preschool invites the public to meet the teachers, tour the classrooms, learn about our class options, and register at that time. Teacher assistants in the four classes allow for small-group activities which emphasize the teaching philosophy of growth and development of the whole child physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually and spiritually. The well-liked Lunch Bunch after-school program allows children to build new friendships with children from other classes and expand their imagination, inventiveness and socialization skills beyond the classroom setting.

Nov

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Dressing up for our Halloween Parade was so much fun. The children sorted characters into groups and counted them for a “Numbers” book. Even when they are having fun, the children are learning, and they don’t even know it. At the end of the school day, the children and their families walked down Main Street and visited merchants who had treat for them. Thanks to the Tipp City merchants who participated to make this a very fun event for the families. The staff is looking ahead and planning registration and open house in January for the 2016-2017 school year.

Oct
LIFE CYCLE OF A PUMPKIN PLANT — A class read about the life cycle of a pumpkin plant. Then they went out to the play garden and examined the pumpkin vines growing there. Last May, students from the Explorers class planted pumpkin seeds from our 2014 pumpkin. Now in 2015 we can see the vines over the fences as well as the flowers and the pumpkins. We even found some rotting pumpkins and seeds on the ground.

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Handwriting Without Tears is a part of our curriculum.
Tipp City kindergarten classes use the same program.
The children use various resources to learn to write. Owen is using a blackboard to learn proper sizing of upper and lower case letters. At the table several are using magnetic boards to practice number writing.
From www.hwtears.com: …children flourish with programs that take a balanced approach to learning that addresses their physical, social-emotional, and cognitive development. … (the) hands-on materials are designed to bring multifaceted learning…. Opportunities for teacher-directed and student-initiated learning abound, and they address the needs of the whole child to ensure the best possible outcomes.

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