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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Assessments Finished!

I am happy to report that the last assessment was finished today!  I can't wait to share everything with you next week.  While I am excited to get back into the swing of the classroom, I really did enjoy the individual time with each preschooler.  The unique personalities and talents of each child are such a joy!  Everyday I am thankful for the opportunity to be part of each preschoolers life!

SHARE Day is tomorrow.

Conferences are next week.  Preschool will not be in session, but Mrs. Barrington will be available to play with your preschool and siblings while we meet together.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Same

This morning the preschoolers took a look at how things are the same.  After looking for opposites, we looked for similarities.

During centers, they made "same" picture cards, did some fabulous beading, finished up some woodworking and did some digging in the sand.

I continue my assessments with the kids, which will continue through tomorrow.

SHARE Day is tomorrow and Friday!

Conference week is next week.  Preschool WILL NOT be in session.  Please take a moment to sign up for a conference time if you haven't yet.  It is always a pleasure to talk about your wonderful children!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Assessments

I had so much fun working one on one with the preschoolers on assessments.  It really is a fun time with the kids!

In the classroom, they were busy with opposites.  They are also working hard on a woodworking project.  These projects have taken several weeks to finish, and then we have some decorative work to do on them.

Don't forget to sign up for a conference time if you haven't already.  Enjoy this sunshine!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Opposites

We did some fun work with opposites this morning.  We took a look at animal opposites during opening circle, we played "Turtle Tracks" which is another opposites game and we made our own opposites cards.

We did a few assessments today, but the kids didn't even know it!  I'm looking forward to conference week next week.  You really do have amazing kids.

In worship, on our journey to the cross this lent, we learned about how God is always with us and knows everything about us.  He loves us so much that he never leaves us!  We read Psalm 139: 1-3.

SHARE Day is Thursday and Friday.

Mon's Bible Study tonight will be upstairs, the Weavers will be meeting downstairs.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Coming Up This Week...


February has been a busy month, and it has been fantastic!  Thank you to everyone for making such a fabulous month in our preschool!

This week I will be working with your preschooler on formal assessments that I will be sharing with you next week at conferences.  Tuesday and Wednesday will be assessment days.  Mrs. Eld will be in the classroom with Mrs. Barrington and I will work one-on-one with each preschooler.  This isn't something to worry about or even prep your preschooler for.  We will simply be playing some games, they will be answering some questions for me and I will make it very fun for each child.

The preschoolers have been asking for another SHARE Day, so we’ll do that this week!  Thursday and Friday are SHARE Days!  Mark it on your calendar!

important Information.  
THANk YOU to everyone who contributed to the efforts of The Silent Auction and Art Show!  We raised over $1200 for the Preschool!  

March 4-8 is our week of Parent Teacher Conferences!  A sign-up sheet is out for you to sign up for a conference time if you wish.  Preschool will NOT be in session this week, however Mrs. Barrington will be here to play with your preschooler during your conference time if needed.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

"A Starry Night"

Join us tomorrow evening for "A Starry Night," our annual Art Show and Silent Auction.  We have some fantastic art made by our favorite artists (the preschoolers!) and a wonderful selection of silent auction items. Dress up for a fun and elegant evening and don't forget your checkbook!  All funds raised go directly to the enrichment of the preschool!

If you are far away and can't attend but would like to support the preschool with a monetary donation, please send your check to:

Concordia Lutheran Preschool
1015 NE Orchard Dr.
Pullman, WA  99163

Please write Preschool Donation in the memo line of you check.

I hope to see many of you tomorrow evening!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Coming Up...


I want to give a HUGE thank you to all of you who came and participated in “The Heart Café.”  I hope you had a great time with your special preschooler.  Special thanks to those who helped clean up!  What a HUGE blessing that was!

This week we will be doing a few more underwater activities, finishing up our mural, and preparing everything for our “Starry Night” Art Show and Silent Auction. 

WE ARE IN GREAT NEED OF VOLUNTEER HELPERS FOR THE PREP WORK FOR OUR ART SHOW AND SILENT AUCTION.  A sign-up sheet for items needed for our upcoming Art Show and Silent Auction is up.  If you are able to help out, please do so!  We also are collecting items for our Silent Auction.  Please consider donating something for this.

Don’t forget to sign up for a Parent Teacher Conference.  The sign up sheet is on the door next to the sign in/out binder.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Upcoming Events
February 22    Annual Art Show and Silent Auction 6-7:30pm
March 4-8       No Preschool – Parent Teacher Conferences


Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Heart Cafe

Today was a special day at "The Heart Cafe!"  Thanks you to so many family members who were able to attend with their special preschooler.  I hope you all enjoyed the morning with your extra special valentine!

The rest of our morning included delivering Valentine's (not for the faint of heart :)), enjoying centers time, going on a hunt for Valentine's from Jesus and mixing white and red modeling clay together to make pink and/or swirly colors to shape into a heart.

Reminder... NO PRESCHOOL on Monday, February 18 in honor of President's Day.

February 22 from 6-7:30 pm "Starry Night" Art Show and Silent Auction.
If you have any woodworking items that your preschooler has made over the year, please being a few in for display.  These can even be wood pieces that have holes drilled in them.

We could still use a few volunteers next Thursday and Friday morning during preschool to get things ready for the big event.  If you are able to help out, we would really appreciate it.

Last thing, don't forget to sign up for a conference time!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Busy Weeks Ahead

These next few weeks are incredibly busy at preschool, so I apologize in advance if I am unable to blog each day.  I will do my best, but can't promise that this will happen!

Today we were busy making mailboxes for exchanging valentines on Thursday, graphing conversation hearts (a big favorite of the morning), making special valentines for special people, patterning and sorting and enjoying the outdoors.  We also made hearts for Jesus and placed them at the altar.

We are still in need of volunteers to help out with "A Starry Night" preparations.  If you are able to do some stuff at home, please let me know and I'll hook you up!

Parent Teacher Conference sign up sheets are out too.  Grab your spot!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentines for Jesus

We made beautiful Valentines for Jesus this morning.  When we were finished, we took them upstairs to the sanctuary and placed them at the altar.  This was a very special time for the preschoolers and one I think they will remember!

During centers time, preschoolers could be found making more valentines, creating heart headbands, playing a patterning game, painting clown fish for our mural and reading books in our library.

We absorbed some sunshine outside today!  We LOVE these sunny days!

Sign up sheets are up for volunteering for the artshow prep. and for parent teacher conferences.  If you aren't able to come Thursday or Friday morning to help with prep, but would be able to do some work at home, please let me know and we'll make that happen!  We need lots of help to make these all come together.  THANKS!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Coming Up This Week...


This is a very full week!  We will be enjoying lots of fun Valentine festivities including “THE HEART CAFÉ” on the 14th.  Your preschoolers will enjoy a fabulous breakfast, restaurant style, served by the preschool teachers and a few volunteers. 

Our worship time will focus on the love that Jesus has for little children.  This is a great week to focus on the unconditional love that Jesus has for each one of us!

WE ARE IN GREAT NEED OF VOLUNTEER HELPERS FOR THE PREP WORK FOR OUR ART SHOW AND SILENT AUCTION.  A sign-up sheet for items needed for our upcoming Art Show and Silent Auction is up.  If you are able to help out, please do so!  We also are collecting items for our Silent Auction.  Please consider donating something for this.


The T/Th class will be having a small classroom celebration on the 14th, and the M/W/F class on the 15th.  If you would like to share Valentine’s please do so on those days.  Class lists went out last week, but please let me know if you need a new list.   PLEASE HAVE EACH VALENTINE CLEARLY MARKED!  This will make our job much easier.  Thanks!

Upcoming Events
February 14    The Heart Café 9-10am
February 18    No Preschool – President’s Day
February 22    Annual Art Show and Silent Auction 6-7:30pm
March 4-8       No Preschool – Parent Teacher Conferences


Important Information

Please make sure to bring appropriate outdoor attire for your preschooler!  Please check your child’s cubby to make sure he/she has an extra set of clothes available.  THanKS!

March 5-8 is our week of  Parent Teacher Conferences!  A sign-up sheet is out for you to sign up for a conference time if you wish.  Preschool will NOT be in session this week, however Mrs. Barrington will be here to play with your preschooler during your conference time if needed.

Friday, February 8, 2013

SHARE Day

SHARE Day is always a fun day in preschool!  It is a delight to see how far each group of children has come in their ability to share in front of a group a peers, to wait for their turn to share, and to attentively listen to one another.  You have some amazing little people!

Today we made some special Valentine centerpieces for several events that will be taking place at the church.  The congregation always enjoys seeing special things that the preschoolers have made.  We also dug in the sand, made sand castles, painted seaweed and built a shark tank!

We've been talking about rejoicing and being glad in our worship time.  We made a list of things that make out hearts rejoice!  The list truly warmed my heart!  Mom, Dad, Brothers, Sisters, Family, Friends, Birthdays and Fish were all on the list.  Like I said, you have some amazing little people!

Enjoy your weekend.  The next two weeks are busy, exciting and very special in our preschool.  I'm looking forward to it!

Don't forget to RSVP for "The Heart Cafe" breakfast on February 14 from 9-10am.  Make your reservations today!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sharks

Today we worked with Grandma Karen to make a delicious shark snack!  We put gummy sharks in a sea of blue jello and ate them all up... the kids loved it!  We also made shark silhouettes for our mural.  We listened to a poem entitled "Shark".   Ask your preschooler what they remember about the poem.

During worship we each shared what makes us glad.  Our song this week is "I Will Be Glad."

Outside time was wonderful!  We were busy in the sand box, running up and down the hill, sliding down the slide and just enjoying the sunshine.  We were very GLAD to be outside!

SHARE Day is Thursday and Friday.

We still need people to sign up for helping with the prep work for the Art Show and Silent Auction.  The sign up sheet is on the door next to the preschool.  We are in need of items for the silent auction too!


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Underwater Business

The preschoolers were busy again with seashells, sand, underwater caves, and all kinds of aquatic life.  We sorted sea creatures according to color, got our hands busy in the sand, took a close look at some pretty amazing seashells, swam in our sea cave with sharks, whales and colorful fish and made some sparkly seahorses to add to our mural.  Come in the classroom and check it out.  I'll post some pictures eventually too for those of you who are far away.

We enjoyed the warm sunshine outside today.  I think February might be teasing us with 50 degree temperatures, but we'll take it while we can!  The preschoolers were overjoyed to be outside with the sun on them!

We enjoyed having Mrs. Eld with us this morning as Mrs. Barrington continues to be under the weather.  The preschoolers said several very sweet prayers for their dear Mrs. Barrington.  Hopefully she will be well soon!

Monday, February 4, 2013

5 Little Seashells

I switched gears a little bit this morning and change my lesson plans a bit... sharks will wait a few more days! Instead, we had fun with 5 Little Seashells.  Each preschooler created and took home their own set to play out the poem all on their own at home!  Here is the poem...

5 little sea shells on the ocean floor
Swish went the waves and then there were 4.
4 little seashells happy as can be,
Swish went the waves and then there were 3.
3 little seashells with nothing much to do
Swish went the waves and then there were 2.
Two little seashells having so much fun
Swish went the waves and then there was 1.
1 little shell laying in the sun
Swish went the waves and then there were none.

Enjoy little seashells at home today!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Coming Up...


SHARKS!  We will be learning a little bit about sharks this week and hearing a poem about them.  We might even write a SHARK poem of our own!  Of course we will be adding sharks to our mural along with some coral.  Our mural is growing and looks incredible!  You have talented children.  We will enjoy some more books including “My Visit to the Aquarium” and “Herman the Helper.”  If you have a favorite ocean book, please bring it to share with us!  SHARE Day is Thursday and Friday this week… MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

A sign-up sheet for items needed for our upcoming Art Show and Silent Auction is up.  If you are able to help out, please do so!  We also are collecting items for our Silent Auction.  Please consider donating something for this.

Upcoming Events
February 7      SHARE Day
February 8      SHARE Day
February 14    The Heart Café 9-10am
February 22    Annual Art Show and Silent Auction 6-7:30pm

You are invited to join your preschooler next Thursday, February 14, at The Heart Café (here at the church) for a fabulous Valentine’s Breakfast from 9-10am.  It’s set up like a real restaurant and reservations are required!  Please make your reservation with Mrs. Krantz. 

The T/Th class will be having a small classroom celebration on the 14th, and the M/W/F class on the 15th.  If you would like to share Valentine’s please do so on those days.  A class list is in your mailbox.  PLEASE HAVE EACH VALENTINE CLEARLY MARKED!  This will make our job much easier.  Thanks!