Thursday, December 11, 2014

We are still studying dinosaurs and loving every minute of it!

We've been making ornaments for our tree.

And we began painting Edgar Degas' dancers!

Please check the school's Facebook page in a few days for pictures of the Toddler/Preschool Christmas Program!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

*Don't forget our Christmas program next Thursday night at 6:30. 
 (Festive attire is fine.  Please no high heels for girls.)

*We will be visiting the Santa Shop next Monday and Friday.  If you would like for your child to purchase gifts for family members, please send money in an envelope with a gift list.  Prices of items range from $3 to $10 each.

*"We will be having our Christmas party on December 19th.  Students will wear pajamas and enjoy a festive movie.  

Every one is excited about our dinosaur study!

A 3D puzzle of a triceratops.

Matching dinosaurs with their skeletal structure.

Practical Life jobs are always a favorite!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

We had a nice, but chilly, Thanksgiving feast today with all the other classes.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Last Friday, we had Alabama Parrot Rescue share some lovely birds with us!

Students were able to pet them.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Can you believe December is just around the corner?  Here is our next snack calendar.

We have had a great week of reptile and amphibian lessons!  

We also discussed more about being Thankful.  Here is what our students said:

I am thankful for...
my family
getting new toys and my little brother
my star blanket I used when I was a baby and my family
my boat to go fishing and my big house
getting to do jobs
apples with my turkey and Charlotte(his sister) and cheese
eating at home, saying a nice blessing and writing my name
apples and toys
my Peter Pan costume and Captain Hook
my mommy and daddy and my sisters
Joy, Lilly, my cousins, my grandma and my vegetable garden
my mommy, my daddy, my grandma and my brother
my new Anna doll
my brothers
hot dogs and my grandpa
my mommy
my brother, Alex
my hat, scarf and gloves so I can stay warm
my school and family
my family
bike riding
and ....
I'm thankful I'm happy!!!!  ( I really found that one to say it all!)

We want to say we are so thankful to have all our wonderful kids in our class!  Ms. Shelley and Ms. Kirsten

Please remember we will close at 1:00 on Tuesday the 25th for Thanksgiving break.  There will be no aftercare that day.

Friday, November 14, 2014

For such a short week, we really have done a lot!  We began our study of reptiles by learning about alligators.  These boys are creating a 3D model of an alligator.

The Kindergarten class got a lesson on Slovakia from one of our parents.

We discussed the meaning of "Thankfulness" and made Thanksgiving place mats.

Our European animal lesson is always a favorite!

Ms. Shelley gave a lesson on Russia and shared her "Matryoshka" dolls with the class.

We have been getting creative with "play time" since the weather has been too cold to let us play outside!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Dates to remember for November:
No school on Monday the 10th(conferences) or Tuesday the 11th(Veteran's Day)
Founder's Day/Peace Ceremony is Friday the 21st at 9:00 in the Gym.
Early Dismissal (1:00) and no aftercare on the 25th
Out the 26th, 27th, and 28th for Thanksgiving.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

We enjoyed a visit from the Alabama School of Fine Arts!  They gave a wonderful dance performance.  

Picasso painting!

A fun musical instrument lesson with the book, "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything".

"clomp, clomping" with rhythm sticks

"Wiggle, wiggling" with bells

"shake, shaking" with maracas


Tomorrow is the last day to turn in Trike A Thon money.
Halloween Parade tomorrow at 9:00 at the track

CARPOOL REMINDER:  Please make sure a teacher is unloading before letting your child out of the car in the morning.  School starts at 8:00.  If you need to drop your child off earlier than 8:00, please walk them in to Early Care(look for the light) and sign them in.  We want to make sure every child stays safe.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

This week, Ms. Sarita gave our Kindergarten class a special lesson on Diwali--the Hindu festival of lights.

After the lesson, students got to make their own "Diyas"or candle holders.

Ever wonder how your kids get so dirty at school?

Don't forget:  9:00 next Friday the 31st is our Halloween Parade at the track.

Friday, October 17, 2014

It's Fall Festival Time!

Dates to remember:
     October 21- Make-up school picture day
     October 31- Halloween Parade at 9:00am

Friday, October 10, 2014


The children had a blast today at the trike-a-thon! Pictures will be posted on the blog this weekend. In the meantime, please take a peek at the JBMA Facebook page.

Also a quick reminder: JBMA will be closed Monday October 13 for Columbus Day. Enjoy your long weekend!