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School Wide Peanut Ban in Effect

As our mission states at First United Methodist Preschool, we strive to create an environment for all children to grow and develop physically, cognitively, emotionally socially and spiritually. Along with that mission, we want to create a safe environment for every child who attends the preschool.  **The preschool has banned all peanut products at preschool.**  Please know … [Read More...]

The Week Ahead: September 26-30

What a fantastic conference! Ten teachers attended our state conference and have so many great ideas to share with your children. It is such a great time for renewal and revitalization. A peanut ban is in effect at FUMP, effective Monday, September 26.  Please note that prepackaged alternative nut butters ARE allowed.  Read our FUMP PEANUT BAN post for more … [Read More...]

The Week Ahead: September 19-23

Thanks for a great week at FUMP! Our PreK class went on their first field trip of the year. They enjoyed a ride on the Cap Metro bus to visit UT, had snack on the lawn by the UT Tower and explored the turtle ponds.  It was a short and sweet trip, just to get the hang of the city bus experience, mixing with the public and having a new experience.  Next month, they will be … [Read More...]

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Who does it better: children or adults?

Did you pause when you read this quote?  Did you reflect on how many times you took over for your child when they were struggling on a task?  Did it resonate with you? As I read it, I am reminded of a conversation with a parent when I first started teaching.  She said that she […]

What do we mean by positive guidannce?

“Walking feet”, “inside voices”, “can you check on your friend?” are just a few examples of the phrases that you hear in the hallways of FUMP.  The teachers consistently use these phrases and many like them in their interactions with children.  It is very rare to hear things like “no” or “don’t.”  Why is that? […]

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