And in the blink of an eye, it's 2022!
January in Review
You cannot transmit wisdom and insight to another person. The seed is already there. A good teacher touches the seed, allowing it to wake up to sprout, and to grow.
--Thich Nhat Hanh
Having been an avid writer and reader from an early age, it’s probably no surprise that I love a good metaphor. And so it was that seed sprouting would be the theme of January both literally and figuratively. As the children got their hands dirty with flower petals, potting soil, and seeds of various shapes and sizes, we adults got to witness budding curiosity, sprouting ideas, and growing friendships.
We started off the New Year with a week of zooming where we began our exploration of gardens, flowers, and all things plants during storytime. Once we were all back at OCP, the real adventure began as we spent the month learning about seeds and plants through books, building, dissecting, and even hammering with an extra special enrichment activity led by Hazel and her mom Leilani.
Our Pre-K kids got to practice their comparing and contrasting skills as we discussed similarities and differences between what plants and humans need. We also learned about the plant life cycle not only through a scavenger hunt mystery but through actually planting seeds that have just begun to sprout!
Overall, the children brought magic into their make-believe this month, brewing flower potions for special powers and waving their magic flower wands that turned each other into frogs and back again! There is never a dull moment on the OCP playground, and I can’t wait to see what new ideas and creations come about from our February Theme: For the Love of Bugs! ----- Teacher Cait
Hello Families and Friends of OCP!
Just a quick moment to say that WE DID IT! So far, we have been able to keep our kids and loved ones safe from the pandemic, and are open in full force! This school is beautifully run by each and every one of us, and I’m so grateful to have been asked to help in the role of President. Thank you for trusting my judgment and for also holding my hand while we navigate these bumpy waters. I’m so proud of all of us for helping OCP continue to be one of the best (if not best) preschools in Burbank. It truly is our children's place, and they know and love it.