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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Getting Ready

Today we worked on a few things to help get ready for conferences next week.  I am very excited to share with you each next week!  If you haven't signed up for a conference time, please do so soon!

We were all very happy to have Grandma Karen back with us for cooking.  We made fruit kabobs today using grapes and strawberries.  YUM!  This preschoolers loved this delicious snack. We also had woodworking with Papa Ken, drilling holes and using a screw driver.  We ended our morning with Chapel with Pastor Tim.  A busy, great morning!

Help spread the word about our preschool expansion!  We will have a few spots left after we exhaust our lengthy waiting list.  If you know of someone who would like to part of our preschool family, please have them contact me ASAP!


Monday, February 24, 2014

Oodles of Noodles

Today we learned a poem entitled "Oodles of Noodles."  We had fun defining the word "oodles" and then used blocks (as noodles) to try and build a mound of noodles to the sun.  We decided it was impossible and settled for building a mound of noodles as tall as one of our preschoolers.  Ask your preschooler what happened.

We also wrote in trays of salt, created yarn pictures of oodles of noodles, and enjoyed a deli in the classroom.

At the end of class we each voted for out favorite type of noodle.  Our choices were spaghetti, bow tie or spiral.  Spiral got the most votes!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Exciting Announcement

I am very excited to announce that the Parish Planning Council at Concordia Lutheran Church has voted in favor of entering into contract to rent the house across the street for use as the building for Concordia Lutheran Preschool!  This will double our enrollment capacity and provide designated space just for preschool.  It also allows for the possibility of expansion to afternoon sessions!  We will now be able to have two simultaneous classes each morning.  We still have a few small hurdle to jump before it is 100% official, but I am confident those will be easy hurdles.  Please keep us in prayer as we move forward!

Coming Up This Week...

We are finishing up our Restaurant unit this week.   We’ll also be working on a few assessments to prep for conferences that will be held next week.  Please sign up for a conference time on the door.  You are not required to set a conference time, but I highly encourage it.  I love taking time just with you to discuss your child!  Mrs. Barrington will be available to watch your child(ren) during your conference time. 

Our worship time will continue focus on the virtue of OBEDIENCE.   We will be learning more about Samuel, acting out the story and using our prayer journals.  Chapel is on Wednesday this week.

A few things to note:
·         Conference Sign-up sheets are out
·         No Preschool during conference week which is March 3-7

important Information

No Preschool March 3-7 for Parent Teacher Conferences

Please take a moment to check your child’s cubby to see if the extra clothing is season appropriate and still fits! 

UPCOMING EVENTS…
2/24                 Mom’s Bible Study 8pm
2/26                 Chapel
3/3-7                No Preschool – Parent Teacher Conferences
3/3, 10, 17, 24  Mom’s Bible Study 8pm
3/31-4/4           No Preschool – Spring Break



Friday, February 21, 2014

Cheese Pizza

Our Friday group made cheese pizzas for lunch today, another delicious success.  SHARE Day was also a highlight of our day.

We've been busy working through a few assessments as well, getting ready for conferences in just one week!  If you haven't signed up for a conference time yet, and would like to, please do so.  The sign up sheet is on the door next to the sign in/out binder.  It appears we will have Mrs. Barrington with us that week, so childcare will be available to you during your conference time.

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Yummy Cheese Pizza

SHARE Day was wonderful as always.  The kids were very excited to tell us about their special items!  They also enjoyed creating and baking their own mini cheese pizzas today.  They made a delicious snack and each child got to use their very own pizza cutter.  They couldn't have been happier!

We ended our morning at Art with Ms. Holly.  We learned about the Technicolor Heart (the big blues heart on WSU campus) and we mad out own blue hearts.

Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pizza Parlor

We started our morning off upstairs at Chapel with Pastor Tim.  We played "Simon Says" and learned about what God tells us about obedience.

During centers time we created our own pizzas on paper plates and included the recipe on the back.  These are hanging up in our Pizza Parlor classroom, so be sure to check out the recipes.  They sound delightful. :)  We also dipped out letter from alphabet soup and created pizza with play dough.

We ended the morning with some music time.  We played the Glockenspiel, jingle bells, danced with a big scarf and moved with the slide whistle.

Thursday and Friday are SHARE Days!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Coming Up This Week...

This week we will be having fun at the Pizza Parlor.  We will be making our own pizza for snack time and learning about ingredients.  Watch for chef hats in the classroom too!  We will also be fishing out letters and numbers in pots of soup and enjoying SHARE Day on Thursday and Friday.  The kids have been asking! 

Our worship time will focus on the virtue of OBEDIENCE.   We will learn about Samuel’s obedience as he listened to God calling.  Chapel is Tuesday.  Parents are welcome to stay and worship with us!

Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up in two weeks.  There is a sign-up sheet on the door next to the binder.  There will not be preschool that week.  In the past we have had a teacher on hand to watch your preschooler during conference time, but Mrs. Barrington might have surgery that week.  I will keep you updated if we will have childcare available during that time or not.

A few things to note:
·         SHARE Day is Thursday and Friday
·         Conference Sign-up sheets are out
·         No Preschool during conference week which is March 3-7
·         Thanks for joining us at The Heart Café last week!

important Information

SHARE DAY THIS WEEK ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

No Preschool March 3-7 for Parent Teacher Conferences

Please take a moment to check your child’s cubby to see if the extra clothing is season appropriate and still fits! 

UPCOMING EVENTS…
2/24                 Mom’s Bible Study
2/18, 26            Chapel
2/20, 21           SHARE Day
3/3-7                No Preschool – Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Heart Cafe and Treasures From Jesus

I hope you all enjoyed "The Heart Cafe" as much as I did!  It was so fun to see the preschoolers with you, enjoying a special breakfast together.  Thanks for being part of it!

We spent the rest of the morning delivering Valentines, reading Valentines books and making heart headbands.  We ended the morning with our Treasure Hunt.  Each preschooler had 4 treasures hidden upstairs in the sanctuary.  These treasures were Valentine gifts from Jesus!  The preschoolers had so much fun on their treasure hunt!

Enjoy a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Dancing with Scarves

We enjoyed dancing with scarves today!  We had to listen closely to the music and move with the way the music sounded.  There were storms, rain drops, and marching sounds.  The preschoolers LOVED it!

We also enjoyed Chapel this morning with Pastor Tim, woodworking with Pap Ken, and we graphed a box of conversation hearts too!

THE HEART CAFE is open tomorrow at Friday from 9am -10am!  Thank you for making your reservations!  We will have a full breakfast on the menu, so please come hungry! Preschool will continue as normal after the restaurant closes.  We will be exchanging Valentine's with each other too!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Busy With Hearts and a Choo-Choo Train

Today we sang a new song, "She'll Be Going Out To Dinner."  We turned our singing into a train and marches with the rhythm of the song adding train noises when appropriate.  We then changed the train noises to other noises the children chose.  Giggling all around!

We made special delivery bags for Valentine's Day.  Class lists went home today and we will exchange Valentines on Thursday and Friday.  We also were busy cutting out hearts, writing and mailing special Valentines and enjoying some Valentine patterning.

In worship, we heard the story of The Good Shepherd.  We also made a special Valentine with John 3:16 on it.

If you have had the opportunity to RSVP for "The Heart Cafe" please do so  ASAP!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Coming Up This Week...

More Restaurant fun is coming your way this week along with celebrating Valentine’s Day and the love of JESUS!  We will be exchanging Valentines on Thursday and Friday.  A class list went home on Thursday and the Friday group will have their list on Monday. 

“The Heart Café” will be open for business on Thursday and Friday morning from 9-10am.  Please make your reservation ASAP.  Preschool will continue after the restaurant closes at 10am.  This is an opportunity for your preschooler to bring special people to breakfast for Valentine’s Day.  WE SERVE YOU!  If you are unable to attend, we will have an extra special person for your preschooler to dine with. 

Our worship time will focus on the virtue of LOVE, especially the love that Jesus has for each one of us and how we can love one another.  This week we will be learning about Jesus, the Good Shepherd.  Chapel is on Wednesday.  Parents are welcome to join us!

A few things to note:
·         The Heart Café is Thursday and Friday!
·         We are exchanging Valentines on Thursday and Friday.
·         No Preschool next Monday, President’s Day
  
important Information

MANY, MANY THANKS TO THOSE WHO DONATED THEIR TIME AND ITEMS TO HELP PREPARE FOR THE ART SHOW AND AUCTION.  THANKS TO THOSE WHO CONTAED TO THE AUCTION.  WE MADE OVER $1100 FOR THE PRESCHOOL!  THANK YOU!!!

Please RSVP for the Heart Café on our reservation list on the door by the sign in/out binder.

UPCOMING EVENTS…
2/10, 17, 24      Mom’s Bible Study
2/12, 18, 26       Chapel
2/13, 14            The Heart Café 9am-10am
2/17                  No Preschool – President’s Day


3/3-7                No Preschool – Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday, February 7, 2014

What is "The Heart Cafe"?

The Heart Cafe is an opportunity for your preschoolers to take his/her special people out to breakfast at our fabulous Preschool Restaurant for Valentine's Day.  You will arrive as normal, but will be seated at your table, given a menu and served a delicious breakfast by our fabulous restaurant staff.  All family is welcome to attend!  Since I did not get my RSVP list up last week I will be taking reservations early next week.  Breakfast goes until 10am and then preschool goes on as normal!  Please let me know if your preschooler will need a special person to attend with him/her as we have several extra-special people who would love to fill in!

Preschool Cancelled - Art Show Still On

Due to snow and road conditions, preschool is cancelled this morning 2/7/2014.

I will keep you posted regarding the Art Show, but at this moment, it is still a GO!  If you are signed up to bring something for food preparation, you can bring it later in the morning (10:30am or later) ONLY if you are comfortable driving.  Fruit and Veggie Trays can show up tonight.  If you have any questions, call or text me.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Welcome to the Restaurant

Over the past few days we have started in on our Restaurant learning experience.  We have been learning about waiters, waitresses, menus, how to order, who a chef is, what a baker does and a lot more.  the preschoolers have turned out dramatic play area into a welcoming restaurant with a variety of food options!

Today we also enjoyed listening to Opera during centers time.  This turned into an immense amount of fun, laughter and dancing!

The Art Show is days away!  If you singed up to bring something, please do so tomorrow or on Friday morning at the beginning of the day.  I am very excited for this event.  I hope you are too!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Coming Up This Week...

This week we will start learning all about Restaurants!  We will be creating recipes, learning about chicken soup and the ingredients, working with flour, salt and noodles and reading some great books about restaurants.  We will be using some fun songs and poems through the week too!

Our worship time will focus on the virtue of LOVE, especially the love that Jesus has for each one of us and how we can love one another.  This week we will be learning about the Good Samaritan.  Chapel is on Tuesday.  Parents are welcome to join us!

A few things to note:
·         Our Annual Art Show and Silent Auction is Friday night at 6pm!  I hope to see you there!
·         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. They will get to put their restaurant learning into action!
·         Mrs. Eld will be with us on Monday, Wednesday and Friday this week.
·         Our classes will be exchanging Valentine’s next week.  A class list will be sent home. 



important Information

Thank you to those who have signed up to donate time and items for the Winter Wonderland Art Show and Silent Auction! 

Please RSVP for the Heart Café on our reservation list on the door by the sign in/out binder.

UPCOMING EVENTS…
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