B'ville: Preschoolers learn all about the letter 'P'

The 4-year-olds at Baldwinsville Nursery School did not bother getting dressed for school last Thursday. In honor of their study of the letter P, the classes had a "Pajama Day" and made pancakes and pizza for snack.

"The children are very excited today," said director and teacher Judy Rusho. "It's almost like Halloween."

In addition to wearing their pajamas to school, students also brought objects from home beginning with the letter P including stuffed penguins, perfume, pink and purple paper, pencils and a Pittsburgh Pirates hat.

"We even had a pink polka-dotted puppy," Rusho said.

Other activities focused on the letter P included making patterns with pinecones and popcorn, having a puppet show and playing with popcorn in the sensory table. The children also pretended to be polar bears on scooter boards in the gym and used a parachute to help develop large motor skills.

Baldwinsville Nursery School is a child-centered, developmentally-appropriate institution in operation since 1974. Housed at First United Methodist Church at 17 W. Genesee St., the inclusive school has morning programs for 3 and 4 year-olds and plans on expanding to an afternoon program for 4 year-olds next fall. An open house will be held from 10 am to noon Feb. 10. Call 635-5723 for more details.

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