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This month we would like to give recognition to the Holmes family! The Holmes’ have been a family at Primrose East Allen for a couple of years. Devyn is in our Early Pre-School One Classroom. We love having the Holmes’ as one of our Primrose Families! Hobbies and Activities: The Holmes’ enjoy the outdoors! They love going to local festivals and Devyn loves going down the slide at the nearby parks! “Devyn’s dad works nights as a police officer so sometimes family activities are hard to schedule around all of our work/sleep schedules. So we have a scheduled weekend brunch date nearly every weekend that we make a priority! We all love brunch food!” Family's favorite movie, book, or TV show: “The Man from Snowy River. It’s an old western that was Daddy’s childhood favorite, and it appears Devyn inherited his love of horses and this movie.” What qualities or traits did your child inherit from you? “Devyn is strong willed like her daddy, and very cheerful like mommy!” Why we chose Primrose East Allen? “During our daycare search when pregnant, Primrose of East Allen stood out to us because of their strong focus on a great curriculum starting at an early age and that they had the best results in terms of safety, violations, and compliance when comparing other local daycare facilities. Now that we have been a part of the Primrose family for 2+ years, our family has had nothing but a positive experience where we know Devyn is loved! It’s hard as a Mom and Dad to be away from your kiddo 40+ hours a week, so the confidence that we have in Primrose of East Allen makes that sacrifice so much easier!!”
This month we would like to recognize Mrs. Leah Derks, one of our Toddler teachers, as our Apple of the Eye! Mrs. Derks joined our school in August ’17 and has made a wonderful addition to our Primrose East Allen teaching team! Mrs. Derks attended Southeastern Louisiana University for her B.A and M.A. in Psychology. She also has her Childcare Development Associate credentials and has many years of experience working with both Toddlers and two-year olds. Mrs. Derks has three wonderful children: Nina (11), Hugh Jr.(9), and Luke(5, who attends our Pre-K program). They also have Cassie, who is their loving dog of twelve years. Ms. Derks enjoys reading, gardening, and playing outside with her family! Mrs. Derks approaches each day with a smile on her face and brings so much love and joy into her classroom! We can tell she absolutely loves all her students and her laugh and smile is contagious throughout the school. We love having Mrs. Derks on our team and appreciate all that she does for us and her students!
How do you raise a happy and confident girl? One father shares his valuable lessons.
While there are several different times per year when popcorn day is celebrated, we tend to celebrate them all! Parents and kids alike are invited to take a bag this evening on the way out! Some interesting facts.... Kernels of popcorn can pop up to 3 feet high. About 70% of popcorn sold in America is eaten in the home. Terms for unpopped popcorn include "spinsters" and "old maids" Orville began growing popping corn at the age of 12. Theaters usually sell snowflake-shaped popcorn.
We had a great day celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday! Students really enjoyed the special green egg snack (pudding with a vanilla wafer!) Be sure and check out all of our fun pictures from the day on our Facebook page.
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Our students always love a visit from Sister Cat who performed a magic show for us! She always makes a visit around Dr. Seuss' birthday!
Thank you to the Allen Americans hockey team members that took time off the ice to visit with our children and read -- helping us celebrate Read Across America week! The guys were awesome and incredibly engaging with our students!
The Winter Games are finally here, and present an excellent opportunity for children to see countries and cultures from around the world come together and compete in exciting sporting events.
We truly appreciate Allen Police Chief Brian Harvey reading "The Other Side" to our Primrose students, helping us celebrate Read Across America week. We appreciate all that our police officers do to help protect us!
Save these fun crafts and activities for a rainy day.
Allen Fire Chief Williams took time out of his busy day to join us on Monday to read "No Dragons for Tea." Chief Williams is one of our many guest readers this week as we gear up to celebrate Read Across America day on Friday. And it's not a coincidence that Friday is also Dr. Seuss' birthday!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1ECrAZht0A It's easy to see why your kids will LOVE this colorful flower experiment.
More broccoli please," said no child ever. Until now.
It's Black History month! Do you know the backgrounds of these famous African Americans?
Today we're celebrating Chinese New Year -- 2018 is the year of the Dog! If you were born in 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994 or 2006 according to Chinese legend you tend to be loyal, honest, friendly, faithful, smart, straight-forward and possess a strong sense of responsibility. On the other side you can be stubborn, short-tempered and critical of others. But our students really enjoy the red envelope tradition -- instead of real coins students are invited to pick up a red envelope this evening filled with chocolate gold coins! The older students also enjoyed eating their oriental-inspired lunch with chopsticks! There's the one-handed approach, the stabbing method, and the one in each hand method!
There’s a reason for the phrase the terrible twos. We’ve all seen a toddler meltdown happen – in the checkout line, at the dinner table or in the toy aisle.
It’s Valentine’s Day so we want to say, Thanks for all you do each and every day! You’re running and gunning meeting deadlines, At the store at midnight, buying valentines! Whipping up cookies at the drop of a hat, And bringing home the bacon on top of all that! In your haberdashing style grab a breakfast to go, A breakfast bar, banana and yogurt also. And at the bottom of the bag you’ll soon find, Some kisses of the varietal chocolate kind! Happy Valentine’s Day From Primrose East Allen
All of our classrooms created special artwork to send to the Richardson Police department in honor of fallen police officer David Sherrard.