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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Coming Up This Week...

October is here!  I’m not quite sure how the month of September sped by so quickly, but it did and we are ready for October fun.  We have a special tree that will be on “Tree Watch” for the next month or so.  We will be drawing pictures of it as it changes during this season.  It is so fun to watch God’s creation change with the season.  Perhaps you would like to pick a tree at home to watch.  God’s creation is full of excitement and wonder and I love sharing that with your children.

We will also be doing a few intentional assessments this week… the kids won’t have any idea that I have a method to my madness!  These assessments help us as teachers create better learning activities for each individual child.    

In worship this week, we will continue to learn about friendship.  We will be playing a friendship game that reinforces the Biblical account we learned last week.  We’ll keep singing, praying and using our prayer journals too.

A few things to note:
·        * Chapel is on Thursday at 9:05… parents are welcome!
·         *Woodworking with Grandpa Ken (Mrs. Krantz’s Dad) starts this week!
·         *Mrs. Krantz will be in Seattle on October 7.
·        * NO PRESCHOOL ON FRIDAY.  TEACHER WORKDAY.            


important Information 

School Pictures are October 11.  Watch for more information coming your way!

UPCOMING EVENTS…
09/30          Mom’s Bible Study 8pm
10/03           Chapel (T/Th)
10/04           NO PRESCHOOL-Teacher Work Day
10/07           Mom’s Bible Study 8pm
10/09           Chapel (M/W/F)
10/11             School Picture Day
10/17            Chapel (T/Th)
10/17, 18        SHARE Day

10/21, 22       Field Trip to Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shop

Friday, September 27, 2013

Upcoming Field Trip

Our first field trips of the year will be October 21 and 22.  We will be taking a walking trip to Ferdinand's to enjoy Pumpkin Ice Cream!  We will need parent volunteers to join us on this delicious adventure. More information to come.

Busy Friday!

We had a fabulously busy Friday in preschool today.  We started off with Chapel with Pastor Tim.  Centers time was full of fun as we wrote names in shaving cream, used crazy, crafty scissors for cutting paper, had some writing fun with stencils, and played a few board games.

We enjoyed the cool, crisp autumn air with lots of running on the hill outside.  Giggles filled the air.  I think the coolness of fall brought smiles to all our faces!

Art with Ms. Holly was today and we learned and worked with the color yellow.  She is taking us on a trip around the color wheel!

NOTES FOR NEXT WEEK...
 ~ Chapel is Thursday, October 3 at 9:05.  Parents and family are welcome to join.
~ School Picture envelopes and information will be available next week.  If you know of any homeschoolers who would like to have pictures taken, please give them the preschool email and have them contact Mrs. Krantz.  We would love to include them in this opportunity.
~ NO PRESCHOOL on Friday, October 4.  
~  Mrs. Krantz will be out of the classroom on Monday, October 7.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Yellow Sort of Day

It was good to be back with your kids!  Today we took turns pulling items out of my big basket and sorting them by color.  Your kids showed some terrific team work!  

We also took out autumn collection walk this morning since it was too rainy on Tuesday.  We will be turning our collections into collages next week... collected items should be a bit drier by then.  We also enjoyed shaving cream at the tables.  It is so fun to draw pictures in the shaving cream!

Art with Miss Holly was today and we learned about the color yellow.  We made some beautiful yellow sun projects.  They'll be showing up on our walls once they have dried.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Coming Up This Week...

This week we will welcome the Season of Fall!  If weather hold up, the preschoolers will take an autumn walk to collect items for a collage.  These collages will stay at school and we will repeat the activity in a few weeks and compare the two collections.  We will also be fishing for letters, practicing manners with please and thank you, expanding vocabulary and enjoying some fun with shaving cream!

In worship, we will be looking at the Godly character trait of being a good friend.  Our Bible verse is Proverbs 17:17.  A song will help us hide the Word of God in our hearts and a poem will help us understand what being a good friend is all about.  We will also learn about the friendship of Jonathan and David.  

Mrs. Krantz will be back in the classroom later this week depending on the recovery of her husband.  Thank you so much for your prayers for the Krantz family during this time.  The surgery went incredibly well and he Mr. Krantz is healing.

Chapel is on  Friday this week.  Parents and family are welcome to worship with us!

UPCOMING DATES...



09/23          Mom’s Bible Study 8pm
09/27           Chapel (M/W/F)
09/30          Mom’s Bible Study 8pm
10/03           Chapel (T/Th)
10/04           NO PRESCHOOL-Teacher Work Day
10/07           Mom’s Bible Study 8pm
10/09           Chapel (M/W/F)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Chapel!

Today was this group's first experience at Chapel with Pastor Tim.  It was fun to have some Parents and Grandparents join us in our worship together!

We did some close looking at our star builders today.  We noticed how some were the same and how some were different.  Ask your preschooler about it!

NOTES...
*  The blog will not be super active while Mrs. Krantz is gone to Seattle.  Next week's newsletter will be posted, but won't be available in paper format.
*  If you would like to keep track of the progress in Seattle and keep the Kratnz family in specifc prayers, you can go the their CaringBridge site.
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/aaronkrantz
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS!
* Mrs. Barrington and Mrs. Eld are ready and excited to spend the next days with your preschoolers!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Feels Like Fall

The cool breeze and blowing leaves gave us a hint that fall is on the way!  The cool air was a welcome gift today as we ran and played outside and enjoyed one another.

Today we took a close look at a group of coins to see how they were similar and how they were different.  We also looked at a group of colorful squares to see how they were the same and different.  At closing circle we read about about how we are all similar and different too.

We had our very first Word Time today!  We met Squawker the parrot.  He really likes words and making sentences.  Our words today were "meet" and "share."  

Tonight is our first Mom's Bible Study of the year!  We meet at 8pm and will be going through Beth Moore's Study "Living Beyond Yourself."  The books at $17, but we can cover the cost of the book if needed.  If you are able to cover the expense of your book, make a check out to Concordia Lutheran Church.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Coming Up The Week of September 16

We are going to dive right into this week with some fun as we identify things that are different and things that are the same.   We’ll be using colors and coins as our manipulatives.  I encourage you to let your children sort items at home and help them identify how things are the same and different.  We will also be looking at the position words “in and out.”  We’ll play games to encourage taking turns and working as a group. 

Our M/W/F group will be starting Word Time this week.  Look for a page in your mailbox explaining what this is if it applies to your preschooler.  The T/Th groups will be working on identifying sounds as speech sounds or environmental sounds.  They will be listening for and naming objects that make specific sounds.  

In worship this week, we will continue to learn about kindness.  We will be playing a kindness game that reinforces the Biblical account we learned last week.  We’ll keep singing, praying and using our prayer journals too.

A few things to note:
·         Chapel is on Tuesday at 9:05… parents are welcome!
·         Art with Miss Holly is every Thursday and Friday at 11am for the remainder of the month
·         Mrs. Krantz will be in Seattle from Sept. 19- 24th or 25th 
·         There will not be a paper newsletter next week, but it will be posted on the blog             
·

important Information 

Mom’s Bible Study begins September 16 at 8pm here at CONCORDIA.  “Living Beyond Yourself” by Beth Moore is our study.  Join us!

UPCOMING EVENTS…
09/16           Mom’s Bible Study 8pm
09/17           Chapel (T/Th)
09/23          Mom’s Bible Study 8pm
09/27           Chapel (M/W/F)
09/30          Mom’s Bible Study 8pm
10/03           Chapel (T/Th)
10/04           NO PRESCHOOL-Teacher Work Day
10/07           Mom’s Bible Study 8pm
10/09           Chapel (M/W/F)