From the Director
I have a confession. I did the unthinkable one Christmas. When our family arrived at my parents in Oklahoma, they swarmed the car to welcome us. Everyone helped carry gifts, food and luggage into the house. But in the flurry of activity, my son got left in the car. He was in the car alone for 10 minutes and it is one of his earliest memories. He had unbuckled himself from his car seat and it was tipped over. He was crying and upset. I felt like the worst mom in the world. My sweet two year old baby boy was safe and no physical harm was done. But it impacted our family in so many ways. I thought I had thought of everything to keep my children safe – purses were put out of children’s reach, doors that lead to the backyard and the lake were kept locked and my father’s gun that he kept in the bedside table was lock away.
My message to you as we move into the holiday season is to think of all the things that you need to do to keep your children safe when you are traveling, staying with relatives and going new places. Work out a plan when there is a lot of family together, who is responsible to which child and what do you need to do to keep your children safe. I never want another mother to carry the guilt I have about my mistake in forgetting my sweet boy.
I’ll love this boy to infinity and beyond!
Music can help teach a child to relax and be calm. Dr. Dee Coulter, a brain science educator says that music is “one of the most powerful tools” in the skill of self-calming. Sing with and to your child — move to music with them. Children need to move and sing – music can be a powerful way to connect with your child and help them learn to relax and be calm.
This month we are introducing Woodwind Instruments and Jazz Music. If you play a woodwind instrument, we would love to invite you to come play for us during chapel one week. Please email TaraTeutsch@mycompasspreschool.com
Below is a list of some of the songs we have been singing in chapel and music class:
|Nothing Is Too Hard for You (Jeremiah 32:17)
An original song for Kids’ Adventure Week at Grace Evangelical Free Church in La Mirada. On Safari: God Makes a Way 2017. Recorded by this year’s Adventure Week band, The Wildebeats. Download at http://noisetrade.com/kennyclark Music and lyrics by Kenny Clark ©2011 Spheres Music. BAND Kenny Clark – Vocals Dale Bryson – Electric guitar William …
He’s Got the Whole World
My God is so Great
Oh Be Careful (Wee Sing)
Doing What is Right (Top 50 VBS Favorites Lifeway Kids)
O-B-E-D-I-E-N-C-E (by Kids Choir – 61 songs kids really love to sing album)
God is so Good
Cast Your Care Ps 55:22 (Seeds Family Worship)
some of the fun songs:
Elephants Have Wrinkles (Tumble Tots – Action Songs: Wiggle & Shake)
Monkeys (by Susan Marcus – on youtube)
1 Green Jelly Bean (Lee & Sandy Paley)
Hickory Dickory Dock
Little Red Wagon
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Coffee with the Director
Please join Mrs. Kim and Mrs. Liz on November 14th at 9:15am for Coffee with the Director. As always, we will pull different toys that the students are enjoying in the classrooms. This month we will be discussing the upcoming holidays and how to make them more enjoyable for you and your child. Although the holidays are filled with wonderful events and family visits, this can be overwhelming for some children.
1st – Pumpkin Waffles for the Four Year Old Classes
7th – Story of Thanksgiving with Singing Bird
12th – Spirit Day
14th – Coffee with the Director 9:15am
21st – Wear brown clothes to school
25th – 29th – Thanksgiving Break
3rd– Cheryl Redfearn
24th – Stephanie Green
Please join us for services at one of our many campuses.