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New Bibles for Preschool

Bible in pictures for Preschool ECSP is proud to announce that new picture Bibles were purchased for the preschool classrooms.  Each teacher was provided with enough Bibles for each child to read during class time and one for themselves.   This is a great way for us to show the children how to find specific stories in the Bible and to follow along with the lessons the teachers are providing each week. The Bibles will stay in each classroom for the…

Congratulations Ms. Parks!

Ms. Park’s Receives high honors On Thursday, January 24th, ECSP took an opportunity to surprise Ms. Parks during Chapel.  Ms. Parks was chosen as one of the top three in the best teacher category to become a 2018 CharlottesvilleFamily Favorite!  With over 1300 votes cast by the readers of CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom magizine, Ms. Parks was awarded the bronze medal! Ms. Parks received her certificate in a frame signed by her students.  She was in awe that her students were able…

Being Kind in Ms. Connie’s Class

In our K4 class, we are always talking about being kind and how we can be kind to others. We recently had a special guest (a princess!) visit our class and talk about bullying and being kind to others. Leigha Harris, the reigning USA National Miss Central Virginia Princess – and a former ECSP student – came to our school to talk to us about her platform of bullying and being kind.  Leigha read to the students a story about how one of…

Second and Third Graders love “Scoot”!

Our class loves to play Scoot. This week we used our weekly vocabulary words to play. Each student has a task card on his/her desk and then everyone “scoots” around the room, completing the task on each card. What a fun, interactive way to review!  

December Shenanigans

Yes!  Its Christmas time! The moment the Christmas lights went up in Ms. Patty’s class, the energy levels were up as well.  The Little’s are so excited about Christmas and we can barely contain ourselves!  We have been introducing lots of new music into our learning times and I am looking forward to displaying our skills at the Christmas Program. Christmas Program On Thursday, December 13, preschool will be hosting their annual Christmas program at 9:30am.  It will be held…

Preschool Feast

grateful for our Feast Much to be thankful for On Tuesday, November 20, ECSP Preschool classes gathered for their yearly Thanksgiving Feast.  It was an awesome event with lots of great fellowship. We had 35 students in attendance, and some were able to bring their family members.  The little’s got to show off all their hard work on any recent Thanksgiving crafts they had made.  They also got to tell their family members and teachers what they were grateful for…

Around the world in 30 days with our 2 1/2 year olds!

  “To travel is to live” -Hans Christian Anderson Our 2 year old class spent one day each week during the month of October “visiting” other countries. We kept passports and recorded on paper and in our minds all the wonderful customs that exist outside of our town.  We started with China, decorated our homemade Chinese fans, built our own great wall of China, make golden fish kites, and new years dragons. Next stop was Norway (home of Elsa &…

November Already?

Time Flies by Ms. Marlo’s class I can’t believe it’s November already!  My K4 class has been hard at work.  So far we have learned the letters A, E, I, O, U, T, L, B, N and this week is M. We have lots of fun playing Bingo and Bugs.  We love to eat new and old things like Oreos, Muffins, and Apples just to name a few.  We had a crazy tea party and a few birthday parties too.…

See You Later, Ms. Susan!

Many of the Upper Elementary students have known Ms. Susan since they were little.  She has played a big part in their lives at Effort.  We will miss her and look forward to her visits.

Carla’s Class Veteran’s Day Preparations!

Ms. Carla’s K4 class has been preparing for our Veteran’s Day celebration for weeks!  We have worked hard to learn all the words and motions to our song, “Red, White and Blue.”  I love that it is sign language set to a song. We made cards by tracing our hands and other shapes with coffee filters and water colors.  Many of them have special notes and all are handmade and decorated by my students.            …