First United Methodist Preschool A Fun Place to Learn

April 24, 2013
First United Methodist Preschool
Kathy Hendrixson Reads to Children

First United Methodist Preschool is more than your average Mother’s Day out! It is a place where a child is nurtured physically, educationally, and spiritually. This has been a fun year full of adventure and learning for everyone! In February we kicked off a reading and writing emphasis with a “Dress as your Favorite Book Character Day” in honor of Dr. Seuss’s Birthday. Since then the children have been working diligently to write and illustrate their very own class books! Thanks to the generous donations of parents and businesses in our community, we were able to print and bind a book for each child to keep forever!

On Thursday night, April 18th we celebrated by having an Author’s Debut and Silent Auction. To begin the evening parents and friends were able to browse at an Art Gallery that was compiled of creations that each class had made. Children had fun painting, posing, and creating all of the unique items that were up for auction.

Mrs. Kathy Hendrixson, from the Justin Potter Library, began the program by reading to the children and encouraged them to be a part of the summer reading program at the library.

As the grand finale the kids were then presented with their very own books. The 2 year old class, taught by Mrs. Jennifer Braswell, illustrated their own rendition of Brown Bear, Brown Bear. The kids used fruits and veggies to paint the pictures. The 3 year old class, taught by Mrs. Sharon Bell, wrote the book, Oh Where Will We Be in 2023. It is comprised of future plans and role models for each child in the next ten years. Mrs. Jane Groom’s 4 year old class wrote an autobiography about themselves, All About Me. It included family photos, the children’s favorite things, and plans for the future. Ms. Betty Hickey’s class made an art book, Self Portraits, which included their very own paintings of themselves and special handwriting for each picture.

It was an exciting night that spotlighted the importance of reading and education. Our desire is that these children will have a love for learning and self-confidence entering Kindergarten that they “can do all things through Christ who gives them strength.”

If you are interested in enrolling your child (18 months- 5 yrs. old) in preschool or would like to have more information, please contact Emily Bass at 615-597-6639 or email smithvillefump@gmail.com . Early Enrollment for the Fall has started now and will continue until we are full. We do follow the school calendar and will begin classes the week after public school has started.

Thank you to the following for the generous donations that made this night possible. Bernie’s Pizza, Beshearse Landscaping, Bratten Hale Cook II, Bridgeway Motel and Jewel’s Paving and Construction Company, Bumpers, Caney Fork Electric Cooperative, The Close Family, DeKalb Animal Clinic, DeKalb Community Bank, DeKalb County Ace Hardware, DeKalb Funeral Chapel, Family Medical Center, Federal Mogul, Ford Lincoln of Cookeville, Scott Goodwin Family, Ginos BBQ, Hendrix Financial, Bill House Family, In Honor of DeKalb Tire and Service, In Honor of Light House Christian Camp, In Honor of Teen Challenge of the Upper Cumberland, Janney and Associates, Jeremy Trapp Attorney at Law, Johnson and Sons Cabinets INC, Johnson’s Heating and Air, Judkins Lawncare, Keith W. Blair Attorney at Law, Kilgores’ Restaurant, Kwik-N- Easy Inc., Larry and Frances Johnson, Liberty State Bank, Liberty Stop-N-Buy, Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, Middle Tennessee Natural Gas, Nestle Inc., Optimus Pest Solutions, Peeled Chestnut United Methodist Church, Star Manufacturing International, Sue Puckett-Jernigan Attorney at Law, Tenneco, Tennessee Credit, The Real Estate Team, Turner Auto Parts, United Methodist Women, World Finance Cooperation, In Memory of Aubrey Turner, and In Memory of Paul Hardiman.

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