4s Class



Welcome to the PreK Class at Shining Lights Preschool!  We are excited to have you in our family and we are looking forward to a great year!

Show and Tell Schedule   Show and tell is an important activity for the children.  It helps them learn to speak in front of a group and gives them the “spotlight” for a bit!  They love to show and tell!  On your child’s scheduled day, they may bring in one item to show and tell.  If they happen to forget, don’t worry!  They still get to sit in the “hot seat” and answer questions their friends ask them. They really enjoy this almost more than talking about something they bring in!

4’s AM


     2   Addy, Anna                   3  Ares, Ashlyn

     4   Benji, Bentley

     9   Brandon, Caleb                10  Cora, Jayden

     11  Karsyn, Laci

     16  Maddox, Navya               17  Olivia, Paxton

     18  Sadie, Lexi, Silas

     23  Addy, Anna                    24  Ares, Ashlyn

     25  Benji, Bentley


     6  Brandon, Caleb                 7  Cora, Jayden

     8  Karsyn, Laci

    13  Maddox, Navya               14  Olivia, Paxton

     15  Grandparents Day

       19-22  No show and tell

     27  Sadie, Lexi, Silas            28  Addy, Anna

     29  Ares, Ashlyn


    4  Benji, Bentley                  5  Brandon, Caleb

     6  Cora, Jayden

     11  Karsyn, Laci                  12  Maddox, Navya

     13  Olivia, Paxton

      18  Sadie, Lexi, Silas

            No show and tell for the rest of December


     8  No show and tell               9  Addy, Anna

     10  Ares, Ashlyn 

    15  Benji, Bentley                 16  Brandon, Caleb

     17  Cora, Jayden

     22  Karsyn, Laci                   23  Maddox, Navya

     24  Olivia, Paxton

      29  Sadie, Lexi, Silas            30  Addy, Anna

     31  Ares, Ashlyn


     5  Benji, Bentley                  6  Brandon, Caleb

     7  Cora, Jayden

      12  Karsyn, Laci                  13  Maddox, Navya

     14  No Show and tell

     18-21  No School 

     26  Olivia, Paxton                 27  Sadie, Lexi, Silas

     28  Addy, Anna


     5  Ares, Ashlyn                   6  Benji, Bentley

     7  Brandon, Caleb

     12  Cora, Jayden                 13  Karsyn, Laci

     14  Maddox, Navya   

     19  Olivia, Paxton                 20  Sadie, Lexi, Silas

     21  No Show and tell


     2  Addy, Anna                     3  Ares, Ashlyn

     4  Benji, Bentley

      9  Brandon, Caleb                 10  Cora, Jayden

     11  Karsyn, Laci

     16  Maddox, Navya               17  Olivia, Paxton

     18  Sadie, Lexi, Silas

 No show and tell for the rest of the year!


4’s PM


    2   Brooklyn                       3  Elizabeth

     4   Jayson

      9   Katelyn                        10  Kristin

     11  Madeline

     16  Olivia                          17  Ryann

     18  William

    23  Brooklyn                        24  Elizabeth

     25  Jayson


     6  Katelyn                         7  Kristin

     8  Madeline

    13  Olivia                          14  Ryann

     15  Grandparents Day

     19-22  No show and tell

     27  William                   28  Brooklyn

     29  Elizabeth


     4  Jayson                           5  Katelyn

     6  Kristin

    11  Madeline                      12  Olivia

     13  Ryann

     18  William

           No show and tell for the rest of December


     8  No show and tell               9  Brooklyn

     10  Elizabeth

     15  Jayson                        16  Katelyn

     17  Kristin

     22  Madeline                       23  Olivia

     24  Ryann

    29  William                        30  Brooklyn

     31  Elizabeth


     5  Jayson                          6  Katelyn

     7  Kristin

     12  Madeline                      13  Olivia

     14  No Show and tell

     18-21  No School 

     26  Ryann                          27  William

     28  Brooklyn


     5  Elizabeth                       6  Jayson

     7  Katelyn

     12  Kristin                         13  Madeline

     14  Olivia

     19  Ryann                          20  William

     21  No Show and tell


     2  Brooklyn                        3  Elizabeth

     4  Jayson

     9  Katelyn                         10  Kristin

     11 Madeline

     16  Olivia                          17  Ryann

     18  William

           No show and tell for the rest of the year!

Star Student Schedule

Below is the schedule for our Star Student of the Week.  On the Thursday before their scheduled week we will send home a poster for you to work on together.  You can also send in or attach photos.  Your child can bring in 3 items that represent them in some way.  For example, they could bring in a favorite book, toy, or something that has special meaning to them.  The poster and items need to be brought to school on the Monday of their Star Student week.  We will share them with the class and the poster will be on display all week. 

4’s AM

Week of:   

Oct. 1              Addy                        Oct. 15            Anna

Oct.  22           Ares                         Oct. 29            Ashlyn                    

Nov. 5              Benji                        Nov. 12            Bentley

Dec. 3              Brandon

Jan. 14             Caleb                       Jan. 28            Cora

Feb. 4              Jayden                    Feb. 11             Karsyn

Feb. 25            Laci

March 4          Lexi                         March 11          Maddox

March 18         Navya     

April 8             Olivia                       April 15           Paxton

April 22           Sadie                       April 29           Silas

4’s PM

Week of:

Oct. 1              Brooklyn                  Oct. 15            Elizabeth

Oct.  22           Jayson                     Oct. 29            Katelyn                   

Nov. 5              Kristin                     Nov. 12            Madeline

Dec. 3              Olivia

Jan. 14             Ryann                       Jan. 28            William           


PreK Class                                               October 2018

Classroom Notes

September had us very busy with such topics as All About Me, Apples, Creation, and the letters A and B.  We went to music and Chapel and enjoyed meeting Mrs. Patty and Pastor Huehn and Pastor Fitzner.  The children have really enjoyed getting to know each other!  Everyone loved the field trip to Rader Family Farms!

We look forward to learning about fall, fire safety, and pumpkins in the month of October.  We will also continue with the letters of C, D, E, and P. 

Family Pictures

There is still time to send in your family pictures!  The children love to show their family to our class! 

Fall Party       We will have our Fall Party on Thursday, October 25th.  The children can wear their non scary costumes to school.  They do not need to bring any props or accessories for their costume to school.  We will be parading through the church to trick or treat beginning at 9:30. There will be a party following the parade.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend!  We will have a sign up sheet in our room if you would like to help with games or a treat for the class!  Both classes will meet in the morning!


Olivia R.    Oct. 1         Brooklyn   Oct. 5

Paxton      Oct. 21        Olivia M.  Oct. 24

 Upcoming Events

Oct. 8    No School Columbus Day

Oct. 18 Firemen Visit COMBINED CLASS

Oct. 25  Fall Party – COMBINED CLASS

 Pre-K Class                                              September 2018

We will hit the ground running in September.  We will cover such topics as All About Me and Apples.  We will also look at all the wonderful things God has created and learn our first bible verse.   We will begin our alphabet study with some fun with “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!”  We also have our first field trip to Rader Family Farms scheduled!

Family Pictures

We would love for you to send in a family photo for our Family Tree!  The children love being able to show others their families!

 Scholastic Book Orders

Each month you will receive a book order from Scholastic Book Clubs.  You are not obligated to order anything.  You have the opportunity to purchase books to build your child’s library.  We can’t stress enough the importance of reading to your child everyday.  A child who loves to read is on the road to academic success! 


We will be using alphabet journals throughout the year to help practice letter writing and sounds.  It will be used at school all year and sent home in May.  We hope that you are also practicing letter writing at home!

Alphabet Envelopes

You will soon be receiving a note regarding our Alphabet Envelopes.  This is an envelope that will come home each week that we introduce a new letter.  We ask that you help your child find a picture that begins with that letter sound and put it in the envelope and return it to school by Thursday of that week.  Each child will get the opportunity to share their picture with the class.


As we conclude our letter lesson for the week, we will send home a handwriting practice page for that letter.   We hope that your child will practice at home.  If they return the paper completed they will earn a sticker for their effort.  It is not mandatory.  However, it is strongly encouraged!

Extra Clothes

If you have not already done so, please send in a complete change of clothes in a plastic bag with your child’s name on it.   Accidents do happen and it is helpful to have a change of clothes available.   We will send them home in May.


Navya      3

Upcoming Events

Ice Cream Social    Sept.  13

Picture Day             Sept. 20

Field trip                Sept. 26

Pre K Schedule           2018-2019


          Themes:  All About Me, Apples

          Letters:  Alphabet Introduction, A, B

          WOW:    the, of

          Bible Stories:  Creation – God made the world, God made people

          Memory Verse:  “In the beginning, God created the heavens and earth.”  Genesis 1:1


          Themes:  Fire Safety, Fall

          Letters:  C, D, F, P

          WOW:    and, a, to, in

          Bible Stories:  Noah and the Flood, The Tower of Babel, God’s Promise to Abraham, Joseph and His Brothers

          Memory Verse:  “Do not be afraid for I am with you.”  Isaiah 43:5


          Themes:  Family, Thanksgiving

          Letters:  E, G, T

          WOW:    is, you, that, it

          Bible Stories:  Jacobs Troubles, Moses’ Birth, The Ten Commandments, Giving Thanks

          Memory Verse:  “Give thanks to the Lord for He is good.  His love endures forever.”

                                      Psalm 107:1


          Themes:  Christmas – Preparing for Jesus’ Birth, Jesus is Born

          Letters:  H, J, I

          WOW: he, was, for

          Bible Stories:  The Savior is Coming, The Angels and Shepherds, The Wise Men Find Jesus

          Memory Verse:  “For God so loved the world that He gave His only son.”  John 3:16


          Themes:  Winter, Health, Lutheran Schools Week

          Letters:  K, M, N, W

          WOW:  on, are, as, with

          Bible Stories:  Jesus as a Young Boy, Jesus Heals a Blind Man, LSW Theme

          Memory Verse: “Do to others as you would have done to you.”  Luke 6:31


          Themes:  Groundhog’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Community Helpers

          Letters:  L, V, O

          WOW:  his, they, I

          Bible Stories:  Jesus Feeds 5000, The Good Samaritan, The Lost Son

          Memory Verse: “My command is this:  Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12


          Themes:  Dr. Seuss, Spring, Easter

          Letters:  Q, U, R

          WOW:  at, be, this

          Bible Stories:  Jesus Rides Into Jerusalem, Last Supper, Easter Morning

          Memory Verse:  “He is not here.  He is risen.”  John 24:6


          Themes:  Spring, Caterpillars and Butterflies, Five Senses

          Letters:  X, Y, Z

          WOW:  have, from, or, one

          Bible Stories:  Zacchaeus, Jesus’ Ascension

          Memory Verse:  “Forgive us our sins for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.” Luke 11:4


          Themes:  Summer, Flowers

          Letters:  Alphabet Review

          WOW:  Review

          Bible Stories:  Sharing the Good News

          Memory Verse:  “Go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone.”  Mark 16:15

Pre K Daily Schedule   2017 -2018

 8:15                          Arrival/Check In                           11:45

8:30                         Class Meeting – Calendar            12:00

8:40-9:05                  Centers/Small Groups                  12:10–12:35

9:05-9:15                  Circle Time                                    12:35-12:45

9:15-9:30                  Activity/Craft                                       12:45-1:00

9:30-9:50                  Snack                                              1:00-1:20

9:50-10:00               Bible Story/Activity                      1:20-1:30

10:00-10:15              Large Motor                                  1:30-1:45

10:15-10:25               Journals/Show and Tell                       1:45-1:55

10:25                        Pack Up                                         1:55

10:30                       Dismissal                                                2:00

We will have Music on Tuesdays and Chapel on Thursdays.