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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Coming Up in Preschool

Concordia Lutheran Preschool is rich in people who love to share their talents and passions with your preschoolers.  This week is a wonderful example of the experiences and learning we are blessed with because of the love of volunteers.

Last week we read the book “Planting a Rainbow” and decided we just didn’t have enough time to grow a rainbow ourselves.  Mr. Levi said he will come in and show us how to make a rainbow flower!  We are so excited to see how science can make a flower become rainbow colored. 

Papa Ken has been working with the preschoolers in woodworking to create a beautiful gift for some very special mamas.  The finishing touch will be added this week.  Papa Ken is instilling a lifelong love of handmade creations in these kiddos.  Their eyes light up when Papa Ken walks in the classroom because that means woodworking!

A wonderful congregational member will be bringing in a spinning wheel!  Ms. Nancy loves to sew and knit and wants to share that!  Each preschooler will have an opportunity to work the spinning wheel.  What a treat!

Our field trip to Lawson Gardens is on Thursday!  Please wear rain boots and don’t pack a snack.  Master Gardeners, Ms. Marsha and Ms. Janet will meet us there and share their passion of gardening and growing!  Rain will cancel so please hope for clear skies!
Praying blessings on your coming week!

Mark Your Calendars
4/24: Science, Spinning Wheel
4/25: Science, Spinning Wheel
4/27: Field Trip to Lawson Gardens—9:30am
4/28: Art
5/1: Smokey Bear Visit
5/2: Smokey Bear Visit
5/4: Firefighter Visit
5/5: Firefighter Visit
5/12 May Day Celebration
5/19: Field Trip to Community Action Center—9:30am
5/22: Science
5/23: Science
5/25: Last Day Party for 2 Day Group and 5 Day Group
5/25: Closing Program and Graduation—6pm
5/25: Last Day Party for 3 Day and 5 Day Group

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Jesus is With Us All the Time

It's so wonderful to have the simple reminder that Jesus is with us all the time. The preschoolers came up with all the places we go and things we do and guess what?! Jesus is with us in all those places! At the store, while we sleep, at preschool, digging in the garden, when we go to the doctor and when we have to fight a dragon. He will never leave us because He loves us.

Tomorrow and Friday are SHARE Days.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Grow, Grow, Grow!

We noted lots of growing today!! Our hyacinth sure did take off over the weekend (wink wink) We added another scientific drawing to our journals!

Outside was colorful and covered with new growth. What fun to run around in the misty rain playing games and being with friends.

Jesus is with us always! He revealed himself to his disciples on the road to Emmaus. Ask your preschooler when Jesus is with them. The answer should be "all the time! All the time!"

Thursday and Friday are SHARE Days!

Monday, April 17, 2017

What Do Plants Need to Grow?

Ask your preschooler if they remember the 4 things a plant needs in order to grow tall! We learned a song to help us remember:

(Tune: Frere Jacques)
What do plants need?
What do plants need?
To grow tall?
To grow tall?
Plants need soil
Water, air and sun.
Watch them grow!
Watch them grow!

During centers we planted beans! The paper towel is acting as our soil so we can observe roots and sprouting. The preschoolers made sure there was enough water and placed their beans in the sun.

During worship we talked about happy days in our lives. One common factor was that on those days, the people we loved were with us!! When the disciples were walking to Emmaus and discovered Jesus was alive and WITH them, that was a happy day!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Coming Up in Preschool

This week we will be asking the question, “What do plants need to grow?” We will be reading books, singing songs and creating a story wheel to help us remember!  
The preschoolers have been observing a Hyacinth bulb, watching for any changes from day to day.  Scientific drawings are being done and added to a science journal that will go home in a few weeks!  They will now add beans to their growth watching list as we will be growing bean plants in our sunny windows.

If you have any flowers growing in your yard or garden (and can spare a few) we will put them to good use!  Having real flowers in our classroom leads to such rich hands on learning as we can use these for still-life paintings, learning parts of a flower, and so much more multi sensory play!

In worship, the Easter story continues with the walk to Emmaus.  Jesus’ friends were so happy when they discovered that Jesus was not only alive, but He was with them!  Jesus is with us wherever we go and whatever we do and He loves us very much!

Thursday and Friday are our SHARE days and art with Mrs. Hein!
Have a wonderful weekend and a very Blessed Easter!

Mark Your Calendars
4/20: SHARE Day, Art
4/21: SHARE Day, Art
4/24: Science, Spinning Wheel
4/25: Science, Spinning Wheel
4/27: Field Trip to Lawson Gardens—9:30am
4/28: Art

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Easter Egg Hunt

What a fun morning! The preschoolers loved taking turns giving their very descriptive clues as to what was in their plastic egg. And they loved guessing! More Easter artwork was created, beautiful books read and praises sang!

We ended with an Easter egg hunt! Watching preschoolers run on a grassy hill, stooping over to grab colorful eggs is just the cutest thing ever!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Word Families

This morning the preschoolers met the IN, UN, and AT family! Just like our families, they all have the same last name. When we added a letter to the beginning, a word was made! When we switched the first letter, a new word was made. We used plastic Easter eggs that spun around to explore these families during centers. Our beautiful wooden crosses were finished, empty tomb crafts were made, and searching for eggs in the sensory table were all a part of the morning.

Tomorrow and Friday are the Easter egg hunts at 11am! Younger siblings are welcome to join in on the hunt!