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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Growing Ideas

We greeted our morning together with some silly rhyming! The kids had great funny with silly words that made an excellent poem!

Some of our preschoolers wrote books today while others made collages and dove into some curious science investigations. We worked with barley, lentils, peas and beans to create artwork. We also used those same things to see if they would grow. Special thanks to an awesome preschooler for thinking up that idea!

Music with Miss Marsha ended our day as we danced with scarves and bells, used red and blue plates for dancing and we had a great conversation about guitars!

Just a reminder that the T/Th kids are invited to attend our Friday field trip as long as a parent accompanies them. We will be leaving as close to 9:15 as possible. Please let me know if you and your child will be coming so that I will have enough snack along. We will be checking out some farm equipment. Our next field trip will be on a Tuesday or Thursday to see the baby lambs at Mrs. Barrington's house... but they still have not yet been born!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Funny Words

We had a blast today as we took our Barnyard Chat poem and made it our own. The poem is all animal noises, so we made up words that rhyme with the animal noises and changed the poem tot hose words! Hilariously funny!

We were busy making barnyard animal masks, along with one white tiger mask. We also created books, added birds and clouds to our mural and sorted some eggs at the chicken farm.

We learned about the story of Ruth and Naomi and began to memorize our verse for the week. "Love is patient, love is kind."

Music with Miss Marsha was fantastic as we did a wind and rain dance with scarves and bells. We also practiced rhythms, a name songs, and our favorite Uncle Jessie song. What a great start to our week.

Please be sure to turn in your permission slips for the field trip on Friday. If you are able to come along and drive, please let me know! If not, we will need your child's car seat left on Friday morning.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Coming Up...

Our last week of preschool before Spring Break is full of some fun hands on learning as we build silos for our mural, paint with straw, make up funny words that rhyme with animal sounds and dig our hands into different grains. We also plan on making some lentil soup! We will end our week will a field trip out to the Duggers’s farm to check out farm equipment. Please be sure to return your child’s permission slip. We need parents to come along and drive too! Let me know if you are able to help out!

Jesus Time is about Ruth and Naomi. We will also be exploring grain as we hear the story and learn about kindness and love. Our verse this week is “Love is patient, love is kind. “ 1 Corinthian 13:4

Please remember that we do not have preschool next week. Enjoy your Spring Break!

Field Trip Information

Wear sturdy shoes and pants that can get muddy.

No dresses or skirts.

Bring appropriate outdoor attire… we will be outside all morning.

We will leave as close to 9:15am as possible and return by 11:00am for Art with Miss Holly.

Rain will cancel.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Field Trip Next Friday!

Next Friday, the 25th, we will be taking a field trip out to visit a farm and explore tractors and other farm equipment. We plan to leave the preschool between 9:15 and 9:30 am and return at 11:00 for Art with Miss Holly. Look for permission slips to come home early next week. We also need parent volunteers to drive. Please let me know if you will be able to come along and drive. T/Th families are also invited to attend as long as a parent comes along. Out next field trip will be held on a Tuesday or Thursday and our 3 day kids will be welcome with a parent on that trip. If you are going to join us, siblings are also welcome! Just let me know ahead of time so that I can be sure to provide enough snack.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Today was very green as we celebrated St. Patrick's Day! At opening circle we each shared out green. Later we made shamrock headbands, shamrock necklaces, marble painted with yellow and blue to make some fabulous green hues, added horse to our mural and played in the oats! We also planted beans in such a way that we will be able to observe exactly what happens to the bean. We hypothesized about what would happen. We anxiously await the results of our investigation!

We learned a few more verses to our Jesus song in Swahili. Then we did a neat experiment with 6 marble sheep. Ask you preschooler what happened! We also remembered that the good Shepherd always takes care of the sheep!

Outside was glorious today! Spring is certainly on the way.

GOOD NEWS!!! Next Friday we will be taking a field trip out to a farm to check out some farm equipment. We plan to leave between 9:15 and 9:30 and return by 11:00 for Art with Miss Holly. The T/Th group is invited to attend as long as a parent comes along. Our next field trip will be planned for a Tuesday or Thursday out to Mrs. Barrington's house to see the baby lambs. We just have to wait for them to be born! If you plan to come along, please let me know. If siblings are coming, let me know that as well so I can be sure to have enough snack along!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Planting Beans

Today we spent some time taking a closer look at oats and beans. We chose words to describe and tell about the oats and beans that we held in our hands. We put together a list of wonderful descriptive words!

We also planted beans in a very special way. Ask your preschooler how this was done. You can also check it out on our bulletin board. We hypothesised about what would happen to the beans. This is also recorded on our bulletin board. Horses were added to our mural today and we made some amazing shamrock headbands to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

We had a great time with Pastor Dudley during chapel. We did some measuring and discovered that there is no way we could measure God's love for us, because it it SOOOO big!

We spent some marvelous time outside enjoying the fresh air and crisp breeze. Spring is on the way!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Playing in Oats

Another fabulous morning at preschool today! We learned our song, kept the beat and then tried our hand at singing the song in two groups, each group taking turns on the lines to sing. The kids did better at this than the teachers!

Centers was full of exploration as we played in the oats. We used cardboard tubes to make silos that we filled with oats and then emptied. We also added more sheep to our flock in the pasture mural, made some bean plant art, built with blocks and gears, and worked on creating a farm number book.

Music with Miss Marsha was lots of fun with several different dances, the slide whistle, instruments and singing. Ask your preschooler what they enjoyed the most!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Keeping the Beat

We have had a spectacular start to our week! We kept the beat to "Oats and Beans and Barley" using lots of different methods. We each chose a special way to keep the rhythm and it was a marvelous sight to see!

We explored oats in the sensory table, made some sheep for our wall pasture, very colorful sheep as is turns out, made oatmeal and eggs for breakfast in dramatic play and all kinds of other farmish things.

During Jesus Time we made special Lenten cross necklaces to wear during Lent. They help us remember how much Jesus loves us. We also practiced our new song "Tuna Oomba." Ask your preschooler what language the song is in.

We spent some time playing outside before music and then enjoyed our time with Miss Marsha.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Lenten Journey

You are invited to join the congregation of Concordia Lutheran Church on this year's Lenten journey. Each Wednesday night we gather for a soup and bread supper followed by a worship service. Supper begins at 6pm and the service at 7pm. Everyone brings soup for the pot or bread to share as they are able. Here is what is planned...
March 16 - Lentil Soup, Service Theme: "Nothing" 2 Kings 4:1-7
March 23 - Chili, Theme:"Marked" Isaiah 44:5
March 30 - Vegetable Beef, Theme: "Enlist" Judges 6:16
April 6 - Chicken Noodle, Theme: "Invest" Jeremiah 32:25
April 13 - Beef Barely, Theme: "Finish" 1 Kings 11:3
Questions? Ask Becky or Pastor Dudley

Oats, Beans and Barley

Farm fun continues this week as we examine oats, beans and barley along with wheat, animal skulls and more! We will be working hands on with numbers and letters as we create an alphabet line and a number book. We will also be starting an investigation with beans! We will be using lots of words to describe all kinds of things that we see, feel and smell this week. We will also be adding animals to our pasture this week. Come on in and take a closer look! Don’t forget to wear green on Thursday since it is St. Patrick’s Day!

Jesus Time is about will include making Lenten necklaces that will help us know what to think about when we see a cross. We will also be doing a neat science investigation as we learn a little more about the lost sheep. We will also review some of the verses we have learned in the past few weeks!

We are hoping to plan a field trip out to Mrs. Barrington’s house very soon to see the baby lambs! At this point I can’t give you an exact date because the lambs have yet to arrive. We are hoping for next week, but that may or may not happen. Look for notes to come home to let you know exactly when this fun day will happen!
Mrs. Krantz and Mrs. Barrington

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Pasture

Today we met a new friend, baby chick. She chirps a beautiful chicky song for us. We read our poem about the baby chick and each practiced some noises we would hear on the farm!

We also decided our wall looked to dull without a mural, so we started a new mural, "The Pasture." We painted the sun and the grassy pasture today. We will be adding many different farm items as time goes on. We also made sure to have some grassy hills, something we had to do since we do live on the palouse! We also made ostrich egg mosaics, did some spectacular building with gears, were very busy writing letters and cards as the writing center and we did a little gardening in our sensory table.

Art with Miss Holly was all about the shamrock. Ask your preschooler what the shamrock can remind us of and what we used to paint the shamrock!

Thank you for all your prayers for my family and especially Eli this week. Please keep those prayers coming as it now looks like he aspirated during surgery and is developing some bronchial issues. He is on medication to keep him from getting pneumonia. Your prayers are very much appreciated!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The County Fair

There are days as a teacher that stand out in my mind... today will certainly be one of them! What an amazing morning we had. We first hatched out of "eggs" just like the chick in our new poem, "Baby Chick." It was a great amount of fun. The fun continued into centers as the preschooler, on their own, became a cooperative farm with a farmer, animals, buildings and plans. Yes, the plan was to get ready for the county fair! Once at the fair, the room became different things you would see at the fair. Buildings, animal stalls, places to get food. Tickets were even given out for the animals and people to enjoy different things at the fair. Did I say they did this without any direction from a teacher? What a wonderful way to take things they already know about and put them into creative play! I could hear lots on great vocabulary being used, children taking turns and sharing, preschoolers picking what role they would play. WONDERFUL!!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Farm Days

We will continue our learning fun on the farm this week! We’ll be making word lists, moving to some great music, become chicks hatching from our eggs, and making all kinds of funny farm noises! We will also get our hands busy with all kinds of farm opportunities in the classroom including mosaic ostrich eggs and construction paper farm animals.

Jesus Time is about “The Greatest of All.” We will be talking about kindness and how to serve on another. Our verse of the week is “Serve one another in love.” Galatians 5:13

I will be out of the classroom some this week. My youngest is getting ear tubes on Tuesday, but us currently running a fever. That means I will be spending Monday at the clinic seeing if the surgery will happen or not. Please keep Eli in your prayers this week.

We are having some transitional type weather, so please continue to bring appropriate outdoor clothing for the day, whatever that day might be!

Weekly Reminders

When parking in the parking lot, please be sure to pull up completely in your spot. The parking lot can get a little crowded and we want to make sure it is a safe place for everyone. Thanks!

You are welcome to join our congregation in our Lenten journey. We begin this Wednesday, Ash Wednesday. Our evening service will begin at 7pm.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Lots of Eggs

We had a fabulous start to our morning as the preschoolers enjoyed SHARE Day! They are always so excited to tell us about their special item from home. They have become quite confident standing up and speaking in front of the whole group!

Centers time including nest making, sorting eggs, filling eggs with "jellybeans" building fantastic buildings, putting clothes out on the line, creating mazes at the writing table and playing with the items brought from home.

Jesus Time was all about the Loving Father who was so happy to see his son return home after being gone and making some not-so-good choices. We practiced our verse of the week in some pretty funny voices!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

SHARE DAY COMING UP

Just a reminder that SHARE Day is Thursday and Friday!

Gathering Eggs at Dawn

Today we learned a new word... dawn. We found out it is when the sun comes up in the morning. Together we drew a picture of the dawn. Dawn is also the time a farmer gets to work!

During centers we sorted and graphed plastic eggs with the help of a parent volunteer (thanks!), we journaled about farms withthe help of a congregational volunteer (thanks!), we gathered eggs and became farm animal. Great morning on the preschool farm!

We had chapel with Pastor Dudley. My favorite quote... "I know what heaven is like. There will be a big playground there!" Wonderful!

We spent quite a bit of time getting ready to play in the snow, we played in the snow and then sorted through all the wet gear. It was crazy, but worth the fun on the hillside of snow!

Preschool Today

There will be preschool today, Wednesday March 1. See you soon!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Preschool Cancelled Today

Preschool is cancelled today, Tuesday March 1, due to the snow and road conditions.