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Monday, September 25, 2017

Going on a Lion Hunt - Mrs. Krantz

Our class went on a lion hunt this morning.  It was really good that several preschoolers brought animal books to share because one was about lion cubs.  It was quite helpful in our endeavors.  We started out by making a list of places we would look to find a lion.  That list is posted on the closet doors.  Then we said a poem as we went on our hunt.  So much fun!  The poem is in your mailboxes and you can do it at home with your preschooler.

In worship we learned how God took care of his people, even when they were grumblers.  I admitted that I too can be a grumbler, but God always loves me even when I grumble.  The preschoolers weren't too sure if they had ever been grumblers, but even if they have been, God loves them and cares for them!

During centers we finished up our hidden elephant pictures and worked on a lion face.  Using different kinds of writing tools helps strengthen the fine motor skills we all need for handwriting!


Working Together! - Mrs. O'Loughlin

Looking around at centers time and seeing preschoolers working together is one of my favorite things! Some groups were building houses and garages using shapes. Others were dissecting a giant sunflower and working together to get as many seeds out as possible. At the table, two preschoolers are sharing their paint pallets because they both like that particular shade of purple.

At worship we worked together to come up with a list of our favorite foods to eat! We then heard about the Israelites in the desert and the food God sent to them. Ask your preschooler what came down from heaven!

Outside time is not only a favorite but also an important part of your preschoolers development! More working together in the sand box to create castles, races down the slide and imaginative games that include LOTS of running!


Friday, September 22, 2017

Mrs. Krantz's Weekly Newsletter

Animal excitement continues upstairs in Mrs. Krantz's class this week.  We will be working with poems, songs, and stories listening close to rhyming and rhythm.  Animal games and puzzles will also be part of the fun, and will give opportunity to interact with numbers, counting and sequencing.  If your preschooler has a favorite animal book at home they would like to have read at preschool, please send it!  

SHARE Day is this week too.  This is a favorite day of the month for many preschoolers.  Please help them find one item to bring to preschool.  They will get to talk about it and play with their item at centers time!  Let me know if you have any questions.

Our worship time will tell us how God took care of the daily needs of his people in the wilderness.  Prayer journals will be part of our time as well.  Children love to draw pictures for people that are important to them, so we give them a special journal to draw their prayers to Jesus.  This is a wonderful way to encourage prayer time with children!

The weather has cooled down, so please be sure to send appropriate outdoor attire.

This week we will have the pleasure of welcoming Mrs. Hein into our classroom as she shares her love for art.  She will be doing special art projects with us throughout the year!

Each day I get to know your children better and each day I thank God for them.  I am richly blessed by each one of them.

Mrs. Krantz


Mrs. Krantz's Class
9/27 Art
9/28 SHARE Day, Art
9/29 SHARE Day
10/4  Chapel
10/5  Chapel
10/10 Picture Day - All Classes
10/13 No Preschool - Teacher Workday
10/16 Science with Mr. Levi
10/17 Science with Mr. Levi
10/18  Chapel
10/19  Chapel
10/20 WSU Raptor Club Visit
10/25 Ferdinand's Field Trip
10/26 Ferdinand's Field Trip
10/27 Pumpkin Party 10:30am - All Classes

Mrs. O'Loughlin's Weekly Newsletter

This past week the preschoolers have been noticing the similarities and differences among shapes.  Some have lines, some have curves and some have both!  This week we will take a close look at shapes and begin counting their sides. Shape Finders will be created so we can go on a shape hunt inside and outside of our classroom.  We will also discover that when shapes are put together, a picture is formed!

In worship Moses and the Israelites have found a wonderful surprise in the desert.  Our prayer journals will be introduced this week!  Each preschooler will have their own personal journal where they can draw out their prayers to God!

SHARE day is Thursday and Friday!  Please help your preschooler choose ONE item to bring to school.  During circle time, each kiddo has the opportunity to tell 2 to 3 things about their special share.  Feel free to have your preschooler practice at home.

Our first art with Mrs. Hein is also on Thursday and Friday.  Mrs. Hein has a love for art and comes a couple times a month to share her passion and talent with all of us!

-Mrs. O’Loughlin

Mark Your Calendars
9/27: SHARE Day, Art with Mrs. Hein
9/28: SHARE Day, Art with Mrs. Hein
10/10: School pictures—all classes
10/13: No preschool—Teacher work day
10/16: Science with Mr. Levi
10/17: Science with Mr. Levi
10/18: Chapel
10/19: Chapel
10/25: Field trip to Ferdinands—10am
10/26: Field trip to Ferdinands—10am
10/27: Pumpkin Party—10:30am

Mrs. King's Weekly Newsletter

We are so excited to have our first SHARE day on Tuesday!  Each child will bring something special from home to share and show to their classmates and they will be aloud to play with this during our centers time.  It will be so fun to see what they choose and a great way for us to continue to get to know each other!  Please feel free to contact me if you are unsure about what your kiddo wants to bring or if you have any questions.  I am planning to bring a special stuffed bear to show!  You can reassure your child that they will not be required to let other kids play with their share item, and that it can be kept safely in their backpack! I will be sending out reminders this weekend and Monday night!

I have been working hard to get to know your children and what similar interests we have so in addition to our share day we will be learning about all things FARMS this week.  I am so excited to play with barns, tractors and animals in center time and farm puppets in dramatic play.  Now that fall is here we will spend one or two weeks learning about harvest and foods that we can enjoy this time of year! Down by the Barn by Will Hillenbrand will be our main book.  I love the illustrations and rhythmic text of this book!

In worship we will learn about how God took care of his people in the desert and gave them food and water when they needed it.  In centers we will explore a variety of foods and talk about how God made them and how God provides for us!

Now that fall is here we will be wearing jackets out to the playground most mornings.  You can help by making sure your child's name is written in their jacket.  This will help us make sure each kiddo stays warm in the great outdoors!  

You may notice in the upcoming events below that our first field trip is scheduled to Ferdinand's on Tuesday October 24!  I will be getting more information to you about that soon, but I wanted to send the date out asap so if you would like to make arrangements to go along you can do so!

Blessings on your upcoming week!
-Mrs.King

Upcoming Events!

9/26 SHARE Day
10/10 Picture Day - All Classes
10/24 Field Trip to Ferdinands!
10/27 Pumpkin Party 10:30am - All Classes

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Parting the Red Sea - Mrs. King

In chapel this morning we learned that through Moses, God parted the Red Sea so His people could walk through on dry land! In center time, we made our own Red Sea in the sensory table and worked to "part" the waters so teddy bear counters could find dry land! Shaving cream feels soft and cold and is such a fun feeling between little fingers.  

Today, we introduced our wonderful sandbox during outside playtime.  Favorite choices were dump trucks and scoopers of all different kinds.  I love seeing little faces light up with the fun of experiencing new things at school.  

We are SO excited that our first SHARE day is on Tuesday September 26!  I know we will have so much fun playing with and showing our things from home.  


Fine Motor Practice - Mrs. O'Loughlin

Fine motor activities are very important in preschool! Every day there are multiple opportunities for your preschoolers to give their fingers and hands a workout! Today, little play dough squares were put out and preschoolers were challenged to recreate the illustrations in our Press Here book. Rolling and squishing and pressing and forming the dough worked those little muscles a great deal!  Prepping those fine motors for future handwriting! And there was so much more going on than this teacher had planned because I also heard counting, saw patterns being created, color identifications and connecting text to their own world!