What's new at Community Preschool?
The staff at Community Preschool of First Lutheran Church in Alexandria believes it is important to present new ways of learning to children while following the belief that children learn best through play. The staff also knows that ages 3 to 5 offer an important learning opportunity and is a great age to introduce a foreign language and to further explore music. Former public school German teacher Kathy Ortloff is introducing students to the German language at the school. Using counting games and simple songs, the children learn words and phrases that they continue using in the classroom. The preschool's music teacher, Karen Tolifson (far right), introduces students to the concepts of rhythm and scales as well as the joy of singing. She is currently helping the children with a program that celebrates their parents. Included in the photo are Elise Kronberg (left), teacher, and Helen Maier (middle), assistant. To see the preschool program in action or for information, call Kristie at (320) 763-5293.