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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Creative Costumes - Mrs. King

This morning each preschooler arrived dressed in their Halloween costumes and it was such fun to hear them describe how they were dressed!  We also began learning about leaves today!!  Ask your preschooler to show you the sign for leaf. We sang, "The Leaves are Falling One by One," and got silly with motions. In centers we painted fall trees with red, yellow and orange.  We talked about why we didn't include any green paint for our fall trees.  

In worship today we began with a song that is quickly becoming a favorite, "God's Promise Hop!"  As you can imagine, we get to hop around a lot while we sing, what fun!  We remembered that David was anointed the new king of Israel and he helps his family by taking care of sheep!

Mrs. Hein joined us for art today.  Todays art project was a science lesson as well!  We learned that leaves don't need their color in winter and they slowly change colors until they fall to the ground and turn brown!  The trees are getting ready for the snow that will cover them soon. Then we use glue and clear plastic to make beautiful leaf mosaics.  Thank you so much to Mrs. Hein for joining us today!

Experiencing the Night - Mrs. Krantz

We had an amazing time having nocturnal preschool today.  From bowling with glowing pins, to creating starry night scenes with cups and a toothpick, the night time was all around us.  God gave us night and we are so thankful for the beauty of the night!

Ms. Baty had a glowing Venn Diagram for us and read a fantastic book about nocturnal creatures.  In worship, we sang about how GOd has the nocturnal animals in His hands!

Nighttime at Preschool - Mrs. O'Loughlin

We had such a fun morning st preschool pretending it was night! We were greeted with glow sticks. Letters and shapes were made. Some preschoolers even used connectors to make a glow stick tall enough to touch the ceiling! We needed 12 glow sticks for this endeavor.

Together we read a shadow book about nocturnal creatures. This gave us inspiration to make our own shadow pictures using paper punches. Glow painting, owl headbands, lava lamp observations and creating a glowing train track rounded out our centers time.

Ask your preschooler what their favorite part of nocturnal Day was?

Monday, October 30, 2017

Nocturnal Day - Mrs. Krantz

What fun we had pretending it was night!  Our writing glowed, our glo sticks glowed, our spinning tops glowed, we ate by candle light and we read a book with shadows as our illustrations.  We made our own shadow pictures too.  Glo sticks made huge circle, letters and numbers, and were part of our closing science experiment.  Ask your preschooler what we discovered!

Noctural Day - Mrs. O'Loughlin

We had such a fun morning, pretending it was night. All of our songs has to be changed, so we sang "This is the Nigh," "What's the weather tonight?" and even our blessing song said "bless you every night!" The night was created by God and we praise Him for the stars, the moon and all those nocturnal creatures!

After our shadow book, we were off to centers. Glow painting and writing under the black light was definitely a favorite! The lava lamp led to some wonderful observation and recording in our science center. And our library was filled with little owls in nests reading with flashlights!

Wednesday is chapel at 9:20!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Mrs. O'Loughlin's Weekly Newsletter

A most favorite day is finally here...Nocturnal Day!!  On Monday and Tuesday, preschoolers are welcome to wear their jammies, bring a stuffed animal or favorite blanket and experience preschool as if it were nighttime.  Curtains will be drawn and lights will be off so we can see what it would be like to be a nocturnal creature!  We will have glow sticks to create shapes, a black light for some fun glow painting/writing, and a lava lamp in our science center to watch, observe and record!    

As we move into November, we will be taking opportunities to count our blessings!  One of those things we count as blessings are our friends!  Your preschoolers have been doing a wonderful job using our Building Blocks of Friendship in their learning and play.  This month, we add the building block: Compliments.  This focus will be on characteristics and traits of what we love about our friends and communicating that to them!

Our Bible story is going to be a wonderful example to your preschoolers of another way to be a good friend: Helping!  David is a young boy who shows God’s love by helping others.  We will discuss how we help in love and our actions make a big difference!  Chapel is Wednesday and Thursday!

Blessings on your weekend!
-Mrs. O’Loughlin

Mark Your Calendars
10/30: Nocturnal Day—Wear PJ’s and bring your favorite lovey!
10/31: Nocturnal Day—Wear PJ’s and bring your favorite lovey!
11/1: Chapel
11/2: Chapel
11/9: Science with Mr. Levi
11/10: No preschool in observance of Veteran's Day
11/13: Science with Mr. Levi
11/15: Chapel
11/16: Chapel
11/20-11/24: No preschool—Happy Thanksgiving!

Mrs. King's Weekly Newsletter

What fun we've had in October and now we get to move into another great month at preschool!  November will be full of celebrating fall, being thankful and so much more!  

On Tuesday please feel free to send your child in their halloween costume.  
Miss B and I will be in costume and excited to celebrate!  Also on Tuesday we will have Mrs. Hein with us for art!  I am so excited to have her join us at preschool again and see how the class enjoys the project she has for us!

This week we will be learning about leaves.  We will paint leaves and collect them for beautiful fall mosaics.  Our main book will be, "The Leaves are Falling One by One," by Steve Metzger.  This book is set to the tune of, "The Ants Go Marching," and incorporates motions and silliness.  We will compare leaves and talk about how they are the same and different!

On Thursday we will have chapel and we will learn about how young David helped his family by being a shepherd.  We will talk about how to be a shepherd and take care of sheep!

I'm looking forward to another great week with our group of preschoolers!

Blessings to you all!

Mark Your Calendars!
10/31 Wear you COSTUME to school day!
11/2 Chapel
11/7 SHARE Day
11/16 Chapel
11/21 and 11/23 No preschool--Happy Thanksgiving!

Mrs. Krantz's Weekly Newsletter

Monday and Tuesday are some of my favorite days of the entire school year!  We will be having NOCTURNAL DAYS!  Preschoolers are welcome to wear their pajamas and bring a special night time stuffed animal.  The classroom will be dark, with glo sticks, a light table, lava lamp and black light.  We will eat our snack by LED candle light and enjoy shadow puppets.  Everything nocturnal will be part of our morning together!

As we welcome November on Wednesday, we will start a month long focus on being thankful for friendships.  We will be focusing on some great friendship skills and learning strategies to help us as we navigate social peer relationships.  This week we will read "ZuZu's Wishing Cake" by Linda Michelin.  This book is about a creative, crafty and friendly little girl who is trying to make friends with her new neighbor.  I can't wait to explore this book with the preschoolers and brainstorm our own ideas for making new friendships.  We will be introducing a friendship tool with this book.  By the end of November, we will have a full tool bag of friendship tools!

Our science journal that has tracked our backyard tree for the last four weeks is almost complete!  We will be adding another picture this week.

In worship we will hear about a boy named David, the one Samuel anointed as King.  David helped his family and cared for the sheep.  We will learn about helping each other and showing God's love through our actions.  Chapel is on Wednesday and Thursday this week at 9:20am.  Family is welcome to join us!

Have a wonderful weekend!

10/30: Nocturnal Day—Wear PJ’s and bring your favorite stuffed animal or blankey!
10/31: Nocturnal Day—Wear PJ’s and bring your favorite stuffed animal or blankey!
11/9:  Science with Mr. Levi
11/10: No preschool in observance of Veteran's Day
11/13: Science with Mr. Levi
11/15: Chapel
11/16: Chapel
11/20-11/24: No preschool—Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Ferdinands! - Mrs. Krantz and Mrs. O'Loughlin

We had a marvelous field trip to Ferdinand's today. We enjoyed the beautiful fall weather and spectacular fall leaves on our walk over. We loved the silly video with an even sillier cow, we heard the story of Ferdinand the bull, watched the workers make cheese, and finally enjoyed delicious pumpkin ice cream! Thank you to the mama's and the papas who joined us!

Friday is our Pumpkin Party at 10:30am over at Concordia Church!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Ferdinands - Mrs. King

What fun we had an our first field trip of the year to Ferdinand's! We began our morning with a beautiful walk! I am so thankful for the gorgeous fall weather we enjoyed this morning!

Next we observed the students who work at the creamery making Cougar Gold cheese! Yum! We listened to the story of Ferdinand the bull and ate a scoop of pumpkin ice cream. 

I am so proud of these preschoolers who enjoyed our first adventure out together and had so much fun!

See you for school on Thursday and don't forget about our pumpkin party at 10:30 on Friday here at the church!

Emotions - Mrs. Krantz

"Owl Babies" is a book with a lot of emotions.  This morning as we reread the book, Ms. Baty asked questions to help the preschooler identify some of the emotions and relate.  This is a big step in developing empathy, a much needed trait as we grow and learn to love the people around us!  In our time outside, Ms. Baty also lead us in some owl swooping and owl flying.  

In worship we learned how God looks at the heart of a person, not the outside appearance.  We prayed that we could do that too.

SHARE Day is tomorrow and Thursday as is our field trip to Ferdinands!

Pumpkin Spice Smell - Mrs. O'Loughlin

I bet you could smell the amazing pumpkin spice aroma in our classroom as walked in. The preschoolers worked together, followed directions, and made Pumpkin Muffins! Seeing the final result was very rewarding but I think eating them was the best part!

In worship, we heard about Samuel finding the new king. But he had to listen and obey God when choosing David. We had a challenge while playing outside; when Mrs. O'Loughlin said "come to me!" no matter what they were doing, the preschoolers ran over and gave high fives! Even though it was difficult to stop playing, listen and obey, they did it and did a wonderful job!

Thursday is SHARE Day and our field trip to Ferdinand's!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Problem Solvers - Mrs. Krantz

Problem solving was the topic of our morning.  In our "Owl Babies" book, we took a look at each owl and discovered that Sarah was a problem solver.  We made a list of the different qualities we saw in her that helped her solve problems.  

Outside was so beautiful!  We raked leaves and made piles.  Preschoolers are amazing helpers in the fall foliage!

In worship we learned how people look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.  Samuel learned this as he was looking for God's King, and that King was found in David.

Wednesday and Thursday are our field trips to Ferdinand's and SHARE Day!

Following Directions - Mrs. O'Loughlin

This morning we made pumpkin muffins! We discussed what a recipe was and why it was so important to follow it. Over at the table, each preschooler took a turn to add an ingredient according to the recipe. Special care was taken to measure out the correct amount. Such great listeners!

All centers long we could smell those muffins baking! Light tables were used to build cities and trucks. Pumpkin soup was stirred and poured and served over at the sensory table. And special pumpkin candle holders were created for our upcoming Nocturnal Day!

Snack time finally came and we enjoyed those pumpkin muffins very much!

In worship, Samuel had to have on his listening ears when God wanted a new king. Ask your preschooler if David looked like a king on the outside? Good thing God looks at the heart!

Outside was gorgeous! The leaves begged to be played in!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Mrs. King's Weekly Newsletter

I am so excited for our first field trip this week! Thank you to those of you who are able to come with us!  Here is how the morning on Tuesday will go:  

Drop off is, as usual, at 9:00.  I will have ice cream centers set up around the room for the kids and parents to play and use their skills they've been working on all year!  Parents who are going on the field trip are welcome to stay for that time as we will be starting to use the restroom and put jackets on to leave about 9:25.  We need to be walking by 9:40.  Each child will be holding the hand of an adult and we will be looking for leaves and other pretty things in nature as we walk!  As of now, it looks like we will have sunny weather!

10:00 We will begin our field trip at Ferdinand's with the information and activities they have for us as well as each child and adult will get to enjoy a scoop of pumpkin ice cream! Afterwards we will walk back to preschool.  Depending on the time, I will have a story time activity prepared.  Parents who are with us are welcome to leave with your kiddos if you are ready to go when we get back.  For those unable to come, we will have pickup time like usual at 11:00.

On Thursday we will continue to learn about spiders and how they have 8 legs and build webs.  We will read a non fiction book called Spiders.  Even at our preschooler's young age non-fiction can be fascinating with real life pictures and information.  

In worship we will learn that David helped his family by being a shepherd and taking care of the sheep!  We will learn what shepherds do and sing songs about David.  

You won't want to miss our preschool wide Pumpkin Party on Friday!  Since this is not a school day for us, you are welcome to bring your child and enjoy the party with them!  Kids can wear their costumes and enjoy a variety of games and prizes! We are so grateful that folks from the congregation at Concordia will help make this possible for us! I will have more information about this later this week.  

Enjoy the weekend and it should be a great week at preschool!

10/24 Field Trip to Ferdinands
10/27 Pumpkin Party 10:30am - All Classes
11/1  Chapel
11/16: Chapel
11/20-11/24: No preschool—Happy Thanksgiving!

Mrs. O'Loughlin's Weekly Newsletter

Our pumpkin investigation is going to go one step further this coming week with the tasting of pumpkin!  On Monday and Tuesday, we’ll be making pumpkin muffins as a class!

In worship we will continue to learn about Samuel and what a great listener of God he was!  We will be using our listening ears to play a game and discover what it means to obey!    

Wednesday and Thursday is SHARE Day and our field trip to Ferdinand’s!  We are so excited to try out another pumpkin recipe...pumpkin ice cream.      

The Pumpkin Party is on Friday!  T/Th families, we’ll see you at the Pumpkin Party at 10:30am.  M/W/F families drop off your costumed preschooler like normal and meet us over at the church at 10:30am.  You get to walk around and enjoy carnival games, win prizes, decorate cookies and have lots of pumpkin fun with your special little person.  Preschoolers will be dismissed from there!   This is a favorite family event where siblings and parents are welcome (and encouraged) to attend. 

**Since we’ll be enjoying pumpkin muffins on Monday/Tuesday, pumpkin ice cream on Wednesday/Thursday and decorating cookies on Friday, there is no need for snack this week!

Blessings on your weekend!
-Mrs. O’Loughlin

Mark Your Calendars
10/25: SHARE Day, Field trip to Ferdinands—10am
10/26: SHARE Day, Field trip to Ferdinands—10am
10/27: Pumpkin Party—10:30am
10/30: Nocturnal Day—Wear PJ’s and bring your favorite lovey!
10/31: Nocturnal Day—Wear PJ’s and bring your favorite lovey!
11/9: Science with Mr. Levi
11/10: No preschool in observance of Veteran's Day
11/13: Science with Mr. Levi
11/15: Chapel
11/16: Chapel
11/20-11/24: No preschool—Happy Thanksgiving!

Mrs. Krantz's Weekly Newsletter

October has been a super fun and fast moving month!  I can't believe we are almost ready to say goodbye to October and welcome November!

This week we will be having some more owl baby fun and learning on Monday and Tuesday.  On Wednesday and Thursday we will be taking out walking field trip to Ferdinand's.  Please be sure to send you preschooler with a good coat for the weather, and perhaps mittens or gloves depending on the temperature.  If you signed up to attend with us, please meet us in the lobby or front yard at 9:40am.  If it is raining, please bring an umbrella!  We will all get to enjoy a scoop of pumpkin ice cream!  We will be back in time for normal pick up. 

Friday is out Pumpkin Party.  If your child attends preschool normally on Friday, drop of as usual and join us at 10:30am over at the church if you are able.  This is a super fun family event and all family is encouraged to attend.  Those preschooler who don't normally attend on Friday, please join us at the church at 10:30 to join in the festivities!  Costumes are welcome (for everyone!), but please no ghosts, witches, masks or scary things.  We want all the children to enjoy this morning without feeling nervous or afraid.  Preschoolers will be dismissed from the pumpkin party. There will be a pumpkin patch for you to explore with your child and take a pumpkin home!

Worship this week is about Samuel and how he continued to listen and obey what God has chosen for him to do.  

SHARE DAY will be Wednesday and Thursday before our field trip!

Snack will not be needed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 


10/25: SHARE Day, Field trip to Ferdinands—10am
10/26: SHARE Day, Field trip to Ferdinands—10am
10/27: Pumpkin Party—10:30am
10/30: Nocturnal Day—Wear PJ’s and bring your favorite stuffed animal or blankey!
10/31: Nocturnal Day—Wear PJ’s and bring your favorite stuffed animal or blankey!
11/9: Science with Mr. Levi
11/10: No preschool in observance of Veteran's Day
11/13: Science with Mr. Levi
11/15: Chapel
11/16: Chapel
11/20-11/24: No preschool—Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Very Busy Spiders - Mrs. King

This morning we began our day with The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle. What a fun book with fabulous illustrations and repetitive text.  Ask your preschooler what the spider was so busy doing?! On Tuesday we worked with partners to make spider webs by rolling marbles around in white paint. Today each preschooler found their name on a brown spider, glued it onto their webs and added googly eyes!  It is so fun to see each preschooler grow in learning to recognize their written name!

We had a great chapel service and even surprised Pastor Matt with a special gift and brunch for Pastor Appreciation Month! 

Next week will be such fun with our Ferdinand's field trip on Tuesday and the preschool Pumpkin Party on Friday!  You won't want to miss it!

We Love Pastor Matt! - Mrs. O'Loughlin and Mrs. Krantz and Mrs. King

The preschoolers got to celebrate Pastor Matt today and show him how much we love and appreciate him. Together, with all 3 classes, the preschoolers created a very special piece of art for Pastor Matt to hang in his office. We then headed downstairs for a surprise brunch! It was so much fun and very yummy!

Tomorrow is the Raptor Club visit at 9:30am at Concordia Church. Everyone is welcome!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

We Love Pastor Matt! - Mrs. Krantz and Mrs. O'Loughlin

Our morning started with chapel! Lots of lovely singing from this group of preschoolers! Pastor Matt told us about a boy named David and how he was going to be king! God looks at the heart!

After chapel we had a special gift and a yummy brunch planned for Pastor Matt! He was so surprised!! We appreciate him everyday and thank God that He gave Pastor Matt to Concordia!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Bat Facts - Mrs. Krantz

Today was a fact type day.  We saw pictures of bats and discussed a few bat facts.  In fact, we made our own little Bat Fact Books that went home today.  These little books are meant to be read at home with a special person so that your preschooler can teach someone else some wonderful bat facts.

One fun fact, bats hang upside down... as you can plainly see from the picture below.


Habitat Dioramas - Mrs. O'Loughlin

We completed our owl habitats today! As the preschoolers work on gluing and placing their natural materials, we talk about different colors of owls, owl families, what owls are thinking and if we've ever seen one! We count how many leaves they're adding and the size of pine cones. It was a full, rich project and the preschoolers did such a wonderful job! These fabulous habitats will be coming home on Monday!

Reminder: No school on Friday!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Pumpkin, Pumpkin - Mrs. King

Today we began learning about pumpkins! We sang this song to the tune of Twinkle, twinkle:

Pumpkin pumpkin on the ground
How'd you get so big and round? 
Planted as a seed so small
Now you are a great big ball
Pumpkin pumpkin on the ground
How'd you get so big and round?

Part of our day was spent having our pictures taken! Our class did so well and I can't wait to see how they turn out!

We are learning more friendship skills everyday! I am seeing more friendships built and I love seeing our preschoolers working on giving and sharing toys!

Bats and Birds - Mrs. Krantz

Stellaluna was our book this morning and it helped us fill in our venn diagram about bats and birds.  Bats and birds have several things in common, but are very different from each other too.  We listed those things out in our diagram.

Picture day was today and the kids did great!  I'm so proud of the maturity of these kiddos and how respectful they are of one another!

Feathers - Mrs. O'Loughlin

We read today that owls and other birds use feathers to build their nests! We came up with a list of reasons of why which included, "it makes it soft", "they like feathers" and "it makes the nest cozy!" We had the opportunity to feel the different kind of feathers is bird. Some were stiff and others were soft! We decided birds used feathers to keep their nest warm and cozy!

Picture day was a success! This group did a great job being flexible!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Picture Day is Tomorrow!

Picture Day is tomorrow!  The schedule for group photos is listed below.  Please have your child in the front yard of the preschool at the appropriate time.  If your child normally attends preschool on a Tuesday, just drop off as normal! 

9:15-9:25           Mrs. King’s Class Picture

9:25-9:35           Mrs. O’Loughlin’s T/Th Class Picture

9:35-9:45           Mrs. Krantz’s All Class Picture

9:45-9:55           Mrs. O’Loughlin’s M/W/F Class Picture

Please be on time, as we can't wait very long!

Bats! - Mrs. Krantz

Bats are amazing creatures!  We started out the morning making a list of things we already knew about bats.  Through a non-fiction book, we discovered more bat facts and extended our knowledge of this nocturnal mammals.  It was fun to hear how many preschoolers thought bats were really cute!

In our centers time, after learning that bats live in colonies of different sizes, we cut out bats to create our own colony in our bat cave.  We also worked really hard making our own bat wings for pretend play.  Our scissors skills our growing in leaps and bounds!  Those fine motor muscles are growing strong!

Working Together - Mrs. O'Loughlin

The preschoolers walked in this morning and drew a nest Mrs. O'Loughlin's daughter found. We examined the nest and noticed it was round and made out of grass, string, feathers and hair. How amazing that the bird gathered all that stuff and made a home! At circle, each preschooler had a partner to help gather some sticks, leaves, pine cones and rocks. These were loaded on trays as the pairs walked around the front yard. All these materials will be added to our dioramas of an owl habitat later this week.

Tomorrow is Picture Day! Our class picture will be in the front yard at 9:45am!! Please be on time. Individual pictures will follow!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Mrs. O'Loughlin's Weekly Newsletter

Hello Preschool Families,

This coming week we continue our fun and learning of owls!  The preschoolers will be creating owl habitat dioramas using natural materials they collect from outside.  Perhaps some of our favorite owls will be added to these creations. 

The preschoolers adore Sarah, Percy, and Bill and just love our Owl Babies book.  They will be spending some time journaling about the thoughts of these three little owls.  We will also be adding a robust word to their vocabulary: Nocturnal!

Class pictures are Tuesday!  This is class picture day is for ALL CLASSES!
T/TH class, please drop your preschoolers off as usual.  MWF class, please be sure to be at the preschool by 9:45am for our class pictures.  Your child’s individual pictures will follow.

Wonderful songs of praise have been filling our space during our worship times!  I am hoping these songs are making their way home!  This week we will hear about Samuel, a very good helper, who lives in the Tabernacle.  We will see how helping others is a way to show our love of the LORD.   

Reminder, there is no school on Friday October 13th for a teacher work day.

Blessings on your weekend!
-Mrs. O’Loughlin

Mark Your Calendars
10/10: School pictures—all classes
10/13: No preschool—Teacher work day
10/16: Science with Mr. Levi
10/17: Science with Mr. Levi
10/18: Chapel
10/19: Chapel
10/20: WSU Raptor Club Visit—9:30am— all classes
10/25: SHARE Day, Field trip to Ferdinands—10am
10/26: SHARE Day, Field trip to Ferdinands—10am
10/27: Pumpkin Party—10:30am
10/30: Nocturnal Day
10/31: Nocturnal Day

Mrs. King's Weekly Newsletter

As we start the second week of October we will continue with our autumn theme and learn about pumpkins! We will read Pumpkin, Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington and It's Pumpkin Time! by Zoe Hall.  We will taste pumpkin muffins and vote if we like them or not.  Miss B and I really enjoy hearing what your children know about each new topic we learn about and we love seeing what makes their eyes light up!

This week we will introduce learning about Friendship Skills such as: giving toys to others and giving friendly, gentle touches.  We will play games and sing songs that make this fun!  This type of learning is so important as we help these preschoolers learn how to interact and play with others! 

Tuesday Is PICTURE DAY.  Please remember to bring payment if you would like to purchase pictures.  The envelope was in your boxes last week.  If you need another or have any questions, please let me know.  We will take a class picture and each preschooler has the opportunity for an individual photo.  

In worship this week we will learn about how Samuel grew up in the Tabernacle and learned to listen to God.  The preschoolers will learn that they can listen to God and show love for Him as well!

In Him,
Amber King

Mark Your Calendars
10/10 Picture Day - All Classes
10/19 Chapel
10/20 WSU Raptor Club Visit - ALL CLASSES
10/24 Field Trip to Ferdinands
10/27 Pumpkin Party 10:30am - All Classes

Mrs. Krantz's Weekly Newsletter

This week BATS will be all the rage in our classroom.  We have a bat cave to explore, and bat books to read, a real bat (no longer living) to take a close look at, and bat shapes to cut out.

We will be using diagrams to help us sort out some bat facts and a bat fact book will be made to be shared at home.  

In worship we will hear about Hannah's baby, Samuel.  He became quite the helper in God's house.  We will be singing, and praying together as always.

Tuesday is a big day...Picture Day! Preschoolers who normally attend on a Tuesday, drop off as usual.  Those who do not, our M/W/F kids, please be at preschool at 9:35am for our class picture.  If you want an individual picture taken, you will wait just a bit until Mrs. O'Loughlin's group picture is finished and then individual photos will start.  Let me know if you have any questions!

I will be gone for a few days visiting family in Minnesota and attending the baptism of my brand new nephew.  Mrs. Dobbins will be subbing on Thursday and Monday.  Mrs. Wilson will sub on Tuesday and I will be back on Wednesday.  There is no school on Friday.

Blessings to you,

10/10 Picture Day - All Classes
10/13 No Preschool - Teacher Workday
10/16 Science with Mr. Levi
10/17 Science with Mr. Levi
10/18 Chapel
10/19 Chapel
10/20 WSU Raptor Club Visit (ALL CLASSES)
10/25 Ferdinand's Field Trip
10/26 Ferdinand's Field Trip
10/27 Pumpkin Party 10:30am - All Classes

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Leaves - Mrs. O'Loughlin

We have loved talking about the habitat of the owl...trees! Today, we went on a nature walk and found some beautiful trees with amazing leaves! Ask your preschooler what little insect we found who also uses a tree for its habitat? At centers, we used stamps to create big trees and also created some leaf rubbings at the science center.

During our outside time we played two cooperative games: hide and go seek and Sharks and Minnows...preschoolers ideas! This type of play gives your preschoolers opportunity to practice taking turns, using gentle touches and giving different play ideas!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Apple Tasting - Mrs. King

The results are in: Granny Smith apples are the favorite variety in our class! It was close with Summer Red and Golden Delicious getting votes as well. We enjoyed another morning at preschool learning about apples. The preschoolers also worked on their fine motor skills by gluing foam apples to the apple trees they painted on Tuesday!

Don't forget: Picture day is Tuesday!

Pumpkin Muffins - Mrs. Krantz

What a delicious morning we had!  We baked pumpkin muffins and it smelled sooooo good!  What a great group of bakers we had.

Chapel was fantastic as always.  We love our time in worship together!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

A Tree is a Habitat for Whoooo? - Mrs. O'Loughlin

We began our morning with chapel! This is always such a wonderful way to start our school day; singing with Ms. Ann, a bible story with Pastor Matt, and praying along with Mrs. Krantz's class. We love our chapel times.

After chapel, we went the long way back to school, going around the church. We had our owl binoculars out searching for one in its tree habitat. We came up empty on the owls, but happily found some beautiful signs of fall on those trees! Of course these colorful leaves begged to be gathered and that is exactly what we did! Owls are so lucky to live in such a beautiful habitat!

Pumpkins - Mrs. Krantz

Pumpkin learning and discovery has taken hold upstairs.  We enjoyed making observations about several different pumpkins, playing with pumpkin playdough, making pumpkin pictures that have the inside of the pumpkin and writing journal entries about a turkey taking a pumpkin somewhere.  Of course the pumpkin patch was busy too.

We have started our October Science Journal and we are watching a special tree in the backyard.  It will have some pretty amazing changes take place over the month, and we will record the changes in our weekly scientific drawing.  Drawing #1 is complete.

We LOVE chapel with Pastor Matt and Ms. Ann.  Such a special time of worship together! 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Family! - Mrs. O'Loughlin

Our book Owl Babies led to some wonderful discussion and pretend play at preschool this morning. The preschoolers really connected to the family aspect of the story. Sarah, Percy, and Bill were waiting for their mother to return home. As the story continues, the three baby owls draw closer and closer to one another on the tree branch. We talked about our own families and how we feel happier and safer when we're together. Ask your preschooler what habitat this owl family lives in.

In worship we heard about Hannah! A lady who loved the LORD and prayed to God for a baby. We sang a song about loving the LORD too. We ended worship by praying and thanking God for always hearing us.

Wednesday is chapel! All are welcome!

Rusty to the Rescue! - Mrs. Krantz

We had the special opportunity to have Rusty, a therapy dog, visit our classroom today!  He was a sweet, kind, loving dog that had us all smiling.  There is even a children's book written about him, and his owners gave the book to our preschool!  Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Brown!  We talked about how we can be helpers, just like Rusty.  We made an excellent list and we even made cards for the children at the Spokane Ronald McDonald house.

Later in the day our pumpkin patch was quite busy.  There were lots of customers and the place was hopping!