|Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on April 15, 2020 at 1:05 PM|
What a difference a day makes as we shredded our school calendar on March 16. Plans for parent-teacher conferences, Easter egg hunts, Donuts with Daddy and Mentos® explosions on the playground all dashed.
But resiliency has always been part of our credo at La Escuelita San Alban Bilingual Preschool. We are holding parent-teacher TELE-conferences this week. It is a wonderful opportunity to touch base with every family. Our hands-on science program has become virtual but the response is heartwarming. Return videos of volcanic eruptions, slime making, and the launching of fizz rockets abound.
Our “shared” outdoor adventures include extensive chalked obstacle courses and singing walks with Miss Jamie. We have taken virtual trips to the zoo and engaged in remote nature Scavenger Hunts. The 3- and 4-year old winners of our daily theme challenge questions are rewarded by a personal teacher video. There is nothing like a game of preschool trivial pursuit!
We encourage our parents to allow their children to express their fears. One little girl wrote “MicDoNels Haris Tweeter StarBocks ☕️ At the POOL ❤️ are the Placis i I wont to be in When the cronviris is over.” This is accompanied by lots of stick figures and pictures. We should all have such emotional maturity!
In our prayer circle we ask God to guide the leaders of this world. We ask God to please grant us wisdom and patience as we struggle to deal with our new normal. We ask God to remind us of His gift of grace and to see the blessings that are all around us. Amen.