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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Feeling Good

Our class was feeling good today!  We had a fabulous morning full of painting, cutting out snowflakes, digging in the sensory table full of dried peas and watercoloring with paints and salt. We also talked about being scared.
We ended the morning at Art with Ms. Holly.  We got out hands messy as we worked with brown clay to create some special pottery for the art show!
Scholastic Book Orders are due tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Washed Clean

We started our morning off with Chapel today.  Pastor Tim used a great illustration with coffee grounds to show a picture of being washed clean, forgiven.  Our take home message... "Jesus forgives our sins."

We enjoyed lots of painting today.  We used watercolors and salt, spools and white paint, markers and water, and we enjoyed more woodworking.

It was too wet and messy to go outside so we played a great round of "Duck, Duck, Goose" and followed up with some exciting parachute play.  Too many giggles to count!  We ended our day with a story about a brave raccoon named Chester.

Enjoy your chilly, snowy afternoon!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Joseph Forgives

We have been learning about forgiveness in our daily worship time.  Previously, we heard about Zacchaeus being forgiven and loved by Jesus.  Today we heard about Joseph forgiving his brothers.  As always, we were reminded about the love God has for each one of us and what Jesus did for us on the cross and through His resurrection. His love is amazing!

We have been hard at work getting details finished up for the Art Show.  The children have been naming their pieces of art, drawing self portraits and talking about all the fun they will have.  It is a fabulous evening.  I hope you are able to join us!


Monday, January 27, 2014

Self Portraits

We were very happy to have Mrs. Barrington back with us today, even in a limited capacity.  I loved seeing your children greet her with excitement and take such good care to keep her knee safe.  It is very special to see how they care for her!

Each child drew a self portrait today that will be displayed in out upcoming Art Show!  They are wonderful artists and it is so fun to see how their pictures have changes and developed over the year.

Scholastic Book Orders are due by Friday.  You each received a great coupon!  I hope you can use it for some free books!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Coming Up This Week... January 27-31

Our last week of January will bring the conclusion of our work with Emotions.  We’ll be working more with emotions, vocabulary to identify emotions, empathy and sympathy.  We are also going to be working on a few specific art projects in preparation for the art show!  Our paperwhites continue to grow and we will keep up on our observations and drawings of their progress.  I wonder what will happen this week?!?

Our worship time will focus on the virtue of Forgiveness.  We will hear about Joseph forgiving his brothers.  Chapel is on Wednesday.  Parents are welcome to join us!

A few things to note:
  • ·         Our Annual Art Show and Silent Auction will be held on February 7, 6pm-7:30pm.  Please plan on attending this fabulous event!
  • ·         Mark your calendars!  The Heart Café will be open on the mornings of February 13 and 14th for your preschooler to bring a special person/people to a Valentine’s breakfast.  More information to come.
  • ·         Mrs. Eld will be in the classroom all week.  Mrs. Barrington will be with us in a limited capacity as her knee continues to heal.
  • ·         We need volunteers the next few weeks to help prep the artwork for the Art Show.  If you are able to help, please let me know!                    


important Information

Thank you to those who have signed up to donate time and items for the Winter Wonderland Art Show and Silent Auction!  There are still some empty spots to be filled!  Please help out if you are able!

Our Pantry is low!  We could use some more snack items to fill it up.  Thanks!

UPCOMING EVENTS…
1/27                  Mom’s Bible Study
1/29                  Chapel
2/3, 10, 17, 24  Mom’s Bible Study
2/4, 12, 18, 26  Chapel
2/7                   Winter Wonderland Art Show and Silent Auction – 6pm
2/13, 14            The Heart Café 9am-10am
2/17                  No Preschool – President’s Day

3/3-7                No Preschool – Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday, January 24, 2014

A Picture With Jesus

Today we told one more story about a group of children in a picture.  These children were gathered around Jesus, leaning on him, being held by him, standing close to His arms.  It is a beautiful picture.  The preschoolers offered sentences for our story about what the children were feeling and why.  They were happy children, because they were with Jesus!  Make me smile, how about you? :)

The preschoolers also worked on some art show preparation today by naming their artwork.  Special thanks to our two volunteers this morning... you were a HUGE help!

Enjoy your weekend.  We'll be ready again on Monday morning to greet you with a smile!

PS.  Thank you for your prayers for Mrs. Barrington.  She is doing well.  She will be with us next week, just not fully in the classroom.  She will be in the office working and doing table work with the preschoolers.  She still has to be quite careful with her knee and protect it from bumps!  So next week, your preschoolers enjoy all three teachers!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Snowglobes

The most exciting activity of the day came at the end of our morning.  We made snowglobes with Ms. Holly during Art.  These will have a special place in our upcoming Winter Wonderland Art Show and Silent Auction!  We enjoyed playing with the miniature items before placing them forever in their snowy home.

We heard the Bible account of Zacchaeus today as we are learning about and experiencing God's forgiveness!  We have been learning two new songs at our worship time as well.  Perhaps your preschooler can share those songs with you!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

I Can Feel...

Each preschooler received a book today about how we can feel.  We shared many stories about when we felt angry, sad, happy, excited and disgusted.  The stories were fabulous!  It is wonderful to see the preschoolers identify emotions and connect them with past experiences.

We are enjoying watching our Paperwhites grow!  Ask your preschooler what they noticed in our observations today.

The frosty weather is BEAUTIFUL!  Please be sure to send gloves or mittens for your preschooler!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Our Snack Pantry is Low

We could use a few more snack items to fill up our pantry.  If you are able, please bring some snack items to share.  Thanks!

Coming Up This Week...

 This week we will continue our work in EMOTIONS.  Watch for another book to come.  If you are able, please take a moment to read through the book with your child and discuss the emotions.  It has been wonderful to see the verbalization of emotions in the classroom!  I hope you have seen some of it at home as well.  We are also watching our Paperwhites grow!  The preschoolers will be amazed to see what has happened over the long weekend!

Our worship time will focus on the virtue of Forgiveness.  Our verse to memorize is Ephesians 4:32.  Chapel is on Tuesday this week!  Parents are welcome to join us!

A few things to note:

  • ·         Our Annual Art Show and Silent Auction will be held on February 7, 6pm-7:30pm.  Please plan on attending this fabulous event!
  • ·         Mark your calendars!  The Heart Café will be open on the mornings of February 13th   and 14th for your preschooler to bring a special person/people to a Valentine’s breakfast.  More information to come.
  • ·         Mrs. Eld will be in the classroom on Tuesday and Wednesday morning.
  • ·         We need volunteers the next few weeks to help prep the artwork for the Art Show.  If you are able to help, please let me know!


important Information

A sign up sheet for items needed for the Winter Wonderland Art Show and Silent Auction is posted on the door next to the sign in area.  We still have some items needed.  Please sign up as you are able.  We are also in need of volunteers for specific days.  This sign up is also posted. 

UPCOMING EVENTS…
1/27                  Mom’s Bible Study
1/21, 29            Chapel
2/3, 10, 17, 24  Mom’s Bible Study
2/7                   Winter Wonderland Art Show and Silent Auction – 6pm
2/13, 14            The Heart Café 9am-10am
2/17                  No Preschool – President’s Day

3/3-7                No Preschool – Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday, January 17, 2014

Curious

Today we took two pictures of children and wrote a story about what and how they were feeling.  One was a little boy with a frog on his head... he was happy and very curious the children decided.  If you have a chance, please stop and read the stories.

REMINDER... No Preschool on Monday.  Enjoy your long weekend!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Writing Stories

Today we looked at several pictures of children.  These pictures showed different emotions.  We identified what the child in each picture might be feeling and we wrote a story explaining why the child might be feeling that way.  The pictures and stories are posted around the room.  The preschoolers enjoyed this so much!  We did an extra one that I had not planned on because they were so engaged with the activity!

Enjoy this beautiful afternoon!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Is It Spring???

Don't put those snow boots away yet, but today sure did feel like spring!  We enjoyed our time outside so much today!  It was a beautiful gift.

Today we started our morning with Chapel upstairs with Pastor Tim.  We came back to centers time where we did some water color painting, building with small blocks, shape finding, creating tunnels with scissors and toilet paper tubes and we saw some amazing train tacks being built.

We are talking more about our emotions and working hard to identify the way we are feeling in different circumstances.

We are in full swing getting ready for our annual Art Show and Silent Auction.  I could use some parent volunteers to help get a few things prepped and ready to go.  If you have some time in the mornings, even 30 minutes, I would love to put you to work!  Just let me know if you are able to give a little bit of time in the next few weeks.


Monday, January 13, 2014

I Feel...

We talked a lot about how we feel today.  We read a book about emotions, shared stories about when we felt that particular emotion, and then received a copy of the book to take home.  We are working at using our "I feel..." statements throughout the morning in the classroom.  Perhaps you will hear it at home too!

Our paperwhites have begun to grow.  We noticed small roots beginning to grow and the stalk on one flower is 2 inches tall.  It will be exciting to see how tall it grows!

Pajama day was very fun.  We were all comfy and warm on this extremely windy day!

Information about our upcoming Winter Wonderland Art Show and Silent Auction went home today.  Sign up sheets for volunteering and donating items fort food preparations are on the door by the sign in binder.  We are also collecting silent auction items so if you would like to donate, please do!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Coming Up This Week... January 13-17

Pajama Day is Monday and Tuesday this week.  If your preschooler would like to wear his/her pajamas, they are welcome to do so!

This week we will be diving into the word and vocabulary of emotions.  Our entry chalkboard poll will continue to focus on emotions, and will expand some vocabulary.  As you drop off your preschooler, please have them choose which emotions best fit their mood for the morning.  We will be making emotion books and looking at picture of children in different emotions states.  We will identify which emotion and come up with stories as to why the child may be feeling the way he or she is.

Our worship time will focus on the virtue of Truthfulness.  Our verse to memorize is “I have chosen the way of truth.” Psalm 119:30.  Chapel is on Wednesday this week!  Parents are welcome to join us!

A few things to note:
  • ·         Pajama Day is Monday and Tuesday
  • ·         Our Annual Art Show and Silent Auction will be held on February 7, 6pm-7:30pm.  Please plan on attending this fabulous event!
  • ·         Mark your calendars!  The Heart Café will be open on the mornings of February 13 and 14th for your preschooler to bring a special person/people to a Valentine’s breakfast.  More information to come.
  • ·         Mrs. Eld will be in the classroom on Tuesday morning for Mrs. Krantz.

Important Information

Please turn in your priority enrollment forms ASAP.  
Spots are filling up quickly!

A sign up sheet for items needed for the Winter Wonderland Art Show and Silent Auction is posted on the door next to the sign in area.  Please sign up as you are able.  We are also needing volunteers for specific days.  This sign up is also posted. 

UPCOMING EVENTS…
1/ 13, 20, 27     Mom’s Bible Study
1/13, 14             Pajama Days
1/15,21,29         Chapel
1/20                 No Preschool – MLK Jr. Day
2/3, 10, 17, 24  Mom’s Bible Study
2/7                   Winter Wonderland Art Show and Silent Auction – 6pm
2/13, 14            The Heart Café 9am-10am
2/17                  No Preschool – President’s Day

3/3-7                No Preschool – Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Excited!

As always, SHARE Day was an exciting day.  Our emotion poll had everyone choosing "EXCITED" for how they felt about coming to preschool today.  No one felt lonely or disgusted. :)

We enjoyed splatter painting, puzzle building, color recognition games and discovering our paperwhite bulbs.  We look forward to watching these 4 bulbs grow over the next few weeks!

We ended our day with Ms. Holly, our Art teacher.  We are busy getting things ready for the Winter Wonderland Art Show and Silent Auction on February 7 at 6pm.  We are collecting auction items, so if you have something you would like to donate, we would be very appreciative!  This is our only fundraiser and all funds raised go directly to the preschool.


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Paperwhites

We planted paperwhite bulbs today.  We didn't use soil, instead we used rocks and plated the 4 bulbs in a clear container.  This way we will be able to see the root system as the flowers grow.  We will be taking measurements of the growth of the flowers throughout the next few weeks.  It will be fun to watch and assess the growth of each bulb!

Tomorrow and Friday are SHARE Days!  The kids are super excited about the first SHARE Day after Christmas.  It should fun to see what they bring and hear their stories.


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Amazing Hats!

It was a wonderful day back to preschool!  Everyone picked "Happy" on our feelings poll today, and it was obvious that they were happy to be back with friends.

This class chose their hats today.  Many thanks to Mary S. for making such cozy, adorable hats for our special preschoolers.  They are AMAZING!

We talked about being truthful and honest during worship time.  We are also learning new songs for our worship time together.

Priority Enrollment Forms were in your box today.  Please get those in ASAP to ensure you are able to get your first choice for next fall.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Welcome 2014!

It was great to be back in the classroom with your amazing children!  Everyone seemed happy to be back with friends... and everyone seemed just a little bit taller. 

You noticed the new easel chalkboard at the entrance to the room.  Each day a new question will be posted for your child to answer with a tally mark under the answer they choose.  I'm looking forward to this addition in our morning routine.

A very special woman from our congregation spent time over break knitting hats for each preschooler!  They are beautiful.  We read the book "The Hat" by Jan Brett and then received our hats.  What a special way to start our our new year!

Priority Enrollment forms were in your box today.  Please turn those in ASAP!  We are also busy in the prp work for our annual Art Show and Silent Auction.  We will need volunteers for many different aspect of the prep work.  A sign up sheet will be out soon.  Also, mark your calendars for "The Heart Cafe."  You won't want to miss this restaurant experience!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy New Year! Coming Up This Week...

Happy New Year!  We welcome 2014 with much excitement and anticipation!  I look forward to this New Year with you and your children.

This week we will be sharing stories about Christmas break, getting reacquainted with the classroom routine and enjoying SHARE Days on Thursday and Friday.  We will also be starting a unit on emotions, but we will dive into that more next week.

Our worship time will focus on the virtue of Truthfulness.  Our verse to memorize is “I have chosen the way of truth.” Psalm 119:30

A few things to note:
  • ·         SHARE Days are this week on Thursday and Friday.
  • ·         NEXT WEEK we will have Pajama Days on Monday and Tuesday.
  • ·         Our Annual Art Show and Silent Auction will be held on February 7, 6pm-7:30pm.    Please plan on attending this fabulous event!
  • ·         Mark your calendars!  The Heart Café will be open on the mornings of February 13 and  14th for your preschooler to bring a special person/people to a Valentine’s breakfast.   More information to come.

                                  
important Information
In case of inclement weather and/or unsafe road conditions, preschool will follow the Pullman School District for closures.  If PSD has a delay or closure, preschool will be closed.  Any closure will be posted on the blog and Facebook by 7am.

PRIORITY ENROLLMENT FOR FALL 2014 IS OPEN.  PLEASE TURN IN YOUR FORM ASAP AS ENROLLMENT IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.  SPOTS FILL UP QUICKLY!  SEE ATTACHED PACKET FOR MORE INFORMATION.

UPCOMING EVENTS…
1/6, 13, 20, 27  Mom’s Bible Study
1/9, 10              SHARE DAYS
1/13, 14             Pajama Days
1/20                 No Preschool – MLK Jr. Day
2/3, 10, 17, 24  Mom’s Bible Study
2/7                   Winter Wonderland Art Show and Silent Auction – 6pm
2/13,14             The Heart Café 9am-10am
2/17                  No Preschool – President’s Day

3/3-7                No Preschool – Parent Teacher Conferences