It’s so amazing, what we are all creating. It’s like a symphony.
This year’s staff meeting had a music theme. Did you know the research has found that music uses both sides of the brain, a fact that makes it valuable in all areas of development.
I love the thought that we are like a symphony with each of us playing our part to create the beautiful music that is Aldersgate Preschool. Our teachers and office staff play wonderful “music!”
Aside from the task of “taking care of business” we also:
spent some time getting to know each other better
enjoying some food themed snacks,
honoring Ms. Hillary with the Jennie Nichols Dancing in the Rain award. Her kind heart, even in the face of personal loss, is a wonderful example to us all.
and playing some music.
These are boomwackers. We’ve had them for a while but never knew how best to use them with the kids. This year we developed some lesson plans for activities using these toned rhythm instruments. We are sure the kids will love these. Hopefully you will hear about them once they’ve had a chance to use them during their large motor time.
We continued developing lessons for movement along with music by dividing into groups and presenting ideas for different equipment to the rest of the staff. I just love that these photos show the fun our staff have while thinking about new and age appropriate activities for your kids. (They kind of act like kids themselves!)
We closed our meeting with prayer. We prayed for our families. We prayed for your kids. We prayed that our staff use all their God given skills to best serve the kids and you. We have several families that are dealing with things that need extra prayers. We prayed for them. Please let us know if you have any family concerns that prayers may support.
Oh, I almost forgot. We LOVE to have fun. With that in mind we also had a group develop their own little “girl band” presentation to the song Hey Mickey. We all had a good time with this and we look forward to having a good time all year long.