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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thank You Ms. Baty - Mrs. Krantz

Today we gave a warm "See you later" to our dear Ms. Baty.  She has been an amazing student teacher and what a pleasure it has been to have her as part of our classroom.  We surprised her with chocolate donuts and a special picture so she will always be able to remember us!

We also made a list of the things we like about Ms.Baty and gave her this special list.  I'm so glad we took the time to tell her how much we love her and will miss her.  

THANK YOU MS. BATY!


Advent in Romania - Mrs. King

What fun we had this morning learning about how families celebrate Advent in Romania!  We finished reading Jingle Bells by Iza Trapani.  Addy had another long flight last night to get to school and tell us about Romania.  I love seeing our preschoolers faces as they watch her "fly" in and tell about Christmas traditions!

During centers we made star "lanterns," decorated our Christmas tree and colored shoe pictures.  Magnetic blocks and ponies were also favorite choices during centers today.  Mrs. Hein also came and helped us work on a special project for Advent! 

What a great first week we had celebrating Advent around the world!  I am so excited to continue learning about new countries and traditions next week! 


Presents in Shoes!? - Mrs. O'Loughlin

Did you know the children of Haiti will place straw in their shoes in hopes it will be traded out for presents?! We thought that sounded like such a fun idea so we gave it a try. While we ate snack our shoes sat in the lobby with straw in them. As a group we checked on them and guess what?! There were presents in our shoes!! Such a fun surprise!! 


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Paper Chains and Paper Lanterns - Mrs. Krantz

We had a busy morning together as we learned about Christmas in China from Addy and went on to make paper lanterns and chains, just like they do in China.  We also saw some very special items from China that a friend from the downstairs classroom let us look at!  What fun!  We are also busy building some amazing structures!  Teamwork makes creativity so much fun!

Art was really fun as we worked hard making a super surprise!  


Advent in China - Mrs. King

Today we enjoyed our first visit from Addy the Advent Angel!  She flew in from China to tell us all about how families celebrate Christmas there.  We painted paper lanterns because she told us that families make lanterns to decorate their homes! We even got to pose for a picture with Addy today!

During centers some of our favorite activities were decorating our classroom Christmas tree, and dramatic play with baby Jesus, and our toy nativity set.  

We had so much fun playing outside, even though it was cold.  As the weather turns colder, please make sure to send a hat, gloves or mittens and a coat (and snow pants if appropriate) each day.  And thanks for understanding about keeping track of those items!  We will do our best to make sure they get back into backpacks or coat pockets when we come back inside!


Wrapped Apples - Mrs. O'Loughlin

We are really enjoying this season of Advent and preparedness! Your preschoolers continue to get our classroom ready for Christmas by adding ornaments to the tree, placing nativities on the shelves and decorating our classroom with their creations.

We learned about China today! Addy told us that many people in China don’t know about Jesus so many missionaries choose this time of year to go visit and share the Christmas story. We prayed for those missionaries! You might be wondering why your preschooler brought back apples! In China, colorful wrapped apples are given out as gifts! This was fun! We also were blessed with authentic Chinese dolls, clothes, and New Year decorations to show the preschoolers! Thank you Martin Family!

Art with Mrs. Hein today is top secret!

Friday is SHARE Day!


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Christmas in Japan - Mrs. Krantz

This morning Addy the Advent Angel told us about Christmas in Japan.  It is much more like our Valentine's Day, so we cut out hearts and made special candy hearts to take home.  We were also busy with magnets and jingle bells, play nativity sets and building!


Hearts for Japan - Mrs. O'Loughlin

Addy, the Advent Angel told us all about Christmas in Japan today. We found out that Christmas is treated as a romantic holiday. Lots of hearts, flowers and many people choose to get married on Christmas Day. Addy said they don’t know it’s Jesus’ birthday. As a group we said a prayer for the people of Japan and made hearts for them during centers.

We tried out our rock candy experiment! Ask your preschooler if they liked it!

Thursday is SHARE Day and Art with Mrs. Hein!


Monday, November 27, 2017

Christmas Around the World - Mrs. Krantz

This morning we were so excited to meet Addy, the Advent Angel.  We all introduces ourselves and then Addy told us all about being an Advent Angel.  As we prepare for Christmas, Addy flies all over the world to find our about Christmas in different countries.  Then she flies back to tell us all about it!  Today we learned about Argentina.

In Argentina, they light fireworks at Christmas and decorate all kinds of Christmas trees, not just green ones!

We are very excited to see where Addy goes next!


Fireworks at Christmas - Mrs. O'Loughlin

The preschoolers met Addy today!! She told us all about Christmas in Argentina. It’s very hot there which means no snow. Some people in Argentina will put fake snow on their Christmas trees. On Christmas Eve, once it’s dark, fireworks are shot into the sky. Addy showed us where Argentina was on a globe and we will be keeping track of her travels by placing angel stickers on the countries she visits!

Centers was busy as there was lots of new games, puzzles, books, building stuff, and even a hot cocoa stand to run! Plus some firework creations and our version of snow on trees!

We ended our morning together by playing Musical ABCs. Ask your preschooler what happens if they’re standing on the letter Mrs. O’Loughlin calls out!


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Mrs. King's Weekly Newsletter

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I am so excited for preschool this week as we will begin our Advent around the world celebrations!  We have a very special puppet named Addy the Advent Angel who will visit our class each day with news from other countries around the world about how that country celebrates Advent.  Even though Advent doesn't begin until December, we are going to go ahead and enjoy the season a week early! This week Addy will tell us about Christmas celebrations in China and Romania.  We will read the song book, "Jingle Bells," by Iza Trapani.  This book is set to the familiar Christmas tune, but adds verses about various countries around the world and the Christmas traditions found there.  

Our worship time will be about David making a good choice when he could have hurt King Saul.  We will learn about how we can make good choices too even when choosing the right thing feels hard!

We will have a Pajama Day on December 14!  Preschoolers can wear pajamas to school and bring a stuffed or soft friend with them.  We will have christmas lights and make crafts surrounding lights and stars.  This will be a fun, special day for our class!  Let me know if you have any questions!

We will be holding a "Happy Birthday Jesus" party on December 19th.  We will need specific help with this party so watch for sign up sheets with our sign in/sign out book.


UPCOMING EVENTS
12/7: Giving Bach LMS Presentation (Time TBD)
12/9: 5th Annual Candy Cane Hunt at Concordia Church—10am
12/12: Flute Presentation by Ginny Hauser 9:30am 
12/14 Pajama Day!
12/19: Happy Birthday Jesus Party—10:30am
12/20-1/2: No Preschool—Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Blessings on your upcoming week!
-Mrs.King

Friday, November 24, 2017

Mrs. O'Loughlin's Weekly Newsletter

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break filled with family, friends and food!

Although Advent does not technically start until December 3rd, we are going to begin preparing for Christmas this Monday by meeting Addy, our Advent Angel!  Addy loves to travel the world and see how other countries get ready and celebrate Christmas!  She comes back each morning to share all that she has learned and experienced.  The preschoolers will have opportunities to connect what they have learned from Addy with an art creation, songs, creative writing, or edible activity! 

Addy’s Travel Schedule for this week:

Monday: Argentina
Tuesday: Japan
Wednesday: China
Thursday: Romania
Friday: Venezuela

In worship David is presented with a situation where he has a choice to do good or bad.  David chooses to do good and so can we!

The preschoolers and I realized that we did not get a SHARE Day in the month of November.  So we’re getting one in this week!  Thursday and Friday will be our SHARE days!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will see you all soon!

-Mrs. O’Loughlin

Mark Your Calendars
11/30: SHARE Day
12/1: SHARE Day
12/6: Chapel—9:20am
12/7: Giving Bach LMS Presentation
12/9: 5th Annual Candy Cane Hunt at Concordia Church—10am
12/12: Flute Presentation
12/12: St Lucia Presentation
12/18: Science, Happy Birthday Jesus Party—10:30am
12/19: Science, Happy Birthday Jesus Party—10:30am
12/20-1/2: No Preschool—Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Mrs. Krantz's Weekly Newsletter

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break and a great start to this holiday season.  We have so much fun in preschool this time of year as we prepare for Christmas by celebrating Advent.  Advent begins on the 3rd of December, but we are going to start a touch early!  Addy, the Advent Angel (a VERY special puppet) visits countries around the world and shares with the preschoolers the Christmas celebrations in each country.  Our crafts and experiences in the classroom that day revolve around the particular country Addy shares that day. 

This week we will learn about:
Monday - Argentina
Tuesday - Japan
Wednesday - China
Thursday - Haiti
Friday - Venezuela

Our worship time will be about David making a good choice when he could have hurt King Saul.  We can share God's love even when it is hard to make a good choice and be kind!

We will be holding "Happy Birthday Jesus" parties on December 18th and 19th.  We will need specific help with these parties so watch for sign up sheets in the lobby.

Peace and Joy to You,
Becky

UPCOMING EVENTS
12/6: Chapel—9:20am
12/7: Giving Bach LMS Orchestra Presentation (Time TBD)
12/9: 5th Annual Candy Cane Hunt at Concordia Church—10am
12/12: Flute Presentation by Ginny Hauser 9:30am 
12/12: St Lucia Presentation 10:15am
12/18: Science, Happy Birthday Jesus Party—10:30am
12/19: Science, Happy Birthday Jesus Party—10:30am
12/20-1/2: No Preschool—Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Friday, November 17, 2017

WSU Football!

We had a fabulous field trip today!  Many thanks to WSU football for letting us visit!


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Wocket in my Pocket - Mrs. Krantz

Today was full of fun with our extra people.  We had chapel with Pastor Tim and Miss Ann... and they wore some silly hats!  Later we had Art with Mrs. Hein.

This year, our art time with Mrs. Hein is based off of children's books.  Today the book was "There's a Wocket in my Pocket" by Dr. Seuss.  We made wockets to go in pockets! 

Tomorrow is our field trip to the WSU Football Complex.  Please have your preschooler wear good walking shoes and have a coat.  We will be leaving by 9:10am to walk over to the complex and will return by 11am.  Snack is provided!


Thankful for Friends - Mrs. O'Loughlin

This group of friends have been doing a wonderful job putting the Building Blocks of Friendship to practice. During centers this morning, I observed your preschoolers using these Building Blocks in their interactions:
•Ask to play
•Give a toy
•Give a compliment
•Help a friend
•Taking turns

Miss Stahlecker and I love to see this amazing social growth in your special little person!

Tomorrow is our field trip to the WSU Cougar Football Complex. Please come with your preschooler like a normal day. We will leave by 9:10! Snack is provided!


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Chapel - Mrs. Krantz

Today we had chapel and I am so thankful that we have people in our preschool who love, value and adore children.  Not only that, they know how to relate to children!  I am super thankful for Miss Ann sharing her beautiful music and singing with us as we worship together.  I am super thankful for Pastor Matt who gets down on the the floor at the level of the preschoolers and shares the love of Jesus and God's Word with them.  They both are fun, silly and the kids love them!


Turkey Count - Mrs. O'Loughlin

Your preschoolers made their very own Turkey Counting game on Monday and today, they played! Roll the dice, count the dots and add that many beads to your turkeys feathers. This game gave us practice on counting, one to one correspondence, adding, balance (not planned but certainly came up as the turkeys became heavy with beads!) and fine motor work! All this is an adorable little game made proudly by your sweet turkeys!

Friday is our field trip to WSU Cougar Football Complex! Please have your preschooler use the bathroom as you arrive, wear walking shoes, and leave coats on! We will be leaving as soon as everyone is here! Also, no snack needed!


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Turkey Share Day Fun - Mrs. King

This morning we had our second SHARE day and I am so proud of each of our preschoolers!  At opening circle, each preschooler shared what they brought and one thing about their share item.  What fun to see the progress we've made from our first share day to this one!

During centers we enjoyed getting ready for Thanksgiving.  We made turkey headbands and wrote what we are thankful for on the feathers.  We experienced our light table for the first time and made pumpkin and fall tree designs with the shapes.  In each of our activities we often incorporate conversations about colors and counting and shapes.  

During worship we learned about King David and Jonathan and how they were good friends.  Our class thought they probably shared their toys, and played outside together! We sang, "With Love, Help Each Other."  I love hearing little voices pick up new songs and sign along!



Turkey Trot - Mrs. O'Loughlin

We had the preschool version of a turkey trot this morning! Each preschooler picked a card and then as a group, did what the card said. Your little turkeys were jumping on one foot, doing 10 jumping jacks, rolling around, and so much more actions to practice those gross motor skills! Spatial awareness and body control were also hard at work during this very fun activity!

Centers was full of creating, building, woodworking, weaving, train track engineering, counting, and pretend play! We stay busy at preschool!

Ask your preschooler why Mrs. O’Loughlin gave them a gift at worship! And how is that like the friendship of David and Jonathan?!


Friendship Skills - Mrs. Krantz

We had an all around great morning together.  We added another tool to our friendship tool bag, made some wonderful fall artwork, built an amazing structure using the friendship skill of teamwork, and added leaves to our tree of thankfulness.

We enjoyed the bright sunshine today and played a lot of hide-and-seek in the backyard. 

Tomorrow and Thursday are Chapel and SHARE Days!  Chapel is at 9:20am over at the church and family is always welcome to join us!


Monday, November 13, 2017

Taking Turns - Mrs. Krantz

We added another tool of friendship to our tool bags today!  The tool of taking turns is an important friendship tool!  We practiced taking turns with Albuquerque the Turkey!  Maybe your preschooler can share the silly song with you.

Later in the morning we wove paper placemats and laminated them so they could be used at home!  We also made corn mosaics and turkey headbands.  We're working on letter identification with a fun turkey tail game as well.

In our worship time we learned more about friendship through the friendship of David and Jonathan!  We learned that a friend loves at all times!


Turkey Sensory Bags - Mrs. O'Loughlin

This morning, the preschoolers chose a card and on that card was a number. They counted out that many feathers and created a turkey sensory bag. Having your little ones push and pull and maneuver those feathers around in the bag of gel is exercising their fine motor muscles. And, it’s a lot of fun!

Mr. Levi was here for science! Ask your preschooler what dissolve means and what did we start making!

In worship we heard about the friendship of David and Jonathan. They showed love to each other by giving gifts. We played a gift passing game; have your preschooler tell you about it!


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Mrs. Krantz's Weekly Newsletter

We have a full week planned with lots of thanksgiving fun.  We will add leaves to our tree of thankfulness, create corn mosaics, do some paper weaving to make placemats and create some fun decorations for you to include in your home holiday decor!  We will keep adding to our tools of friendship focusing in on taking turns and gentle touches.  We have Science with Mr. Levi on Monday and Art with Mrs. Hein on Wednesday and Thursday.  SHARE Day is also on Wednesday and Thursday this week!

In worship this week we will learn about the friendship of David and Jonathan and how friends care for one another.  Chapel in on Wednesday and Thursday at 9:20am.  Family is always welcome to join us!

Friday is our field trip to the WSU Cougar Football Complex for both classes!  If you plan on attending and have not had a chance to sign up, let me know and I’ll add you to the list!  Please keep in mind that we will not be able to accommodate siblings and we're asking one parent per preschooler.  Since this is a walking field trip, please be sure to send your preschooler in good walking shoes.  We will start walking over by 9:10am (or after all the preschoolers have used the bathroom) Rain will NOT cancel this field trip.  Parents who are walking along, feel free to bring your umbrellas just in case!  Snack is provided so no need to pack one.  We will return by 11:15am.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Becky 

UPCOMING EVENTS
11/13: Science with Mr. Levi
11/15: Chapel, SHARE Day
11/16: Chapel, SHARE Day
11/17: WSU Football Field Trip - All Classes

11/20-11/24: No preschool—Happy Thanksgiving!

Mrs. King's Weekly Newsletter

Tuesday is our second SHARE day of the year!  Just like last time, please have your child choose one item they would like to bring to preschool and share with the class!  This time we will encourage them to tell what their share item is and one thing about it at opening circle.  When they arrive they may keep their share out and when we clean up our centers we will put their share items in their backpack.  

This week we will also have Miss Baty visiting our class!  She has been a student teacher with Mrs. Krantz all semester and she is spending her last week with us to observe and learn how to work with younger students!  We love having her with us!

I can't believe we are down to our last week of preschool before Thanksgiving!
This week we will learn more about turkeys and thankfulness.  We will make turkey headbands and  use play-dough and feathers to make turkeys.  Our main book this week will be, "The Very First Thanksgiving Day," by Rhonda Gowler Greene.  

We added a new routine to our morning!  Each morning when your preschooler arrives they wash hands, hang up their coat, backpack and put their snack away.  After giving you a hug goodbye, they find their picture on our attendance poster.  They unclip their picture and reclip it under the "here," column.  This is quickly becoming apart of our morning routine!

In our friendship corner our new friendship skill is gentle touch!  We will incorporate more partner work with giving high fives, fist bumps, pats on a shoulder, hugs etc.  What fun to watch them continue to work on making friends and working with partners!

In worship we will learn about David and Jonathan were friends and took care of each other.  This will fit in so well with our friendship skills!

Mark your Calendars!
11/14 SHARE day
11/16: Chapel
11/20-11/24: No preschool—Happy Thanksgiving

Blessings on your upcoming week!
-Mrs.King

Mrs. O'Loughlin's Weekly Newsletter

We will continue our Thanksgiving fun and learning this coming week!  Your little turkeys will create their own counting turkey game, turkey headbands and sensory turkey bags!  Isn’t preschool fun?!

Being a friend will be a focus during worship as we hear about the friendship of David and Jonathan.  Your preschoolers will be learning a new song based on Proverbs 17:17.  Chapel is Wednesday and Thursday at 9:20am.  Families are always welcome to join us for worship!

Friday is our field trip to the WSU Cougar Football Complex for both classes!  If you plan on attending and have not had a chance to sign up, let me know and I’ll add you to the list!  Please keep in mind that we will not be able to accommodate siblings and we're asking one parent per preschooler.  Since this is a walking field trip, please be sure to send your preschooler in good walking shoes.  We will start walking over by 9:10am (or after all the preschoolers have used the bathroom) Rain will NOT cancel this field trip.  Parents who are walking along, feel free to bring your umbrellas just in case!  Snack is provided so no need to pack one.  We will return by 11:15am.    

I wish you all a very blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
-Mrs. O’Loughlin

Mark Your Calendars
11/13: Science with Mr. Levi
11/15: Chapel
11/16: Chapel
11/17: Field trip to WSU Cougar Football Complex—ALL CLASSES!
11/20-11/24: No preschool—Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Turkey Tails! - Mrs. O'Loughlin

The new favorite game at preschool is Turkey Tails! A turkey tail is hidden under a turkey and it's up to the preschoolers to guess which one. This game requires the kiddos to take turns and have self control when it's their turn to guess. Each turkey has a number on it so this is wonderful number recognition practice as well!

If you would like to play at home, have your preschooler make at least 5 turkeys (we went up to 7 today) and number them. Take turns covering eyes and hiding the feather under one of the turkeys! We sing this chant before we start guessing:
Turkey Tails! Turkey Tails! 
1 2 3!
Turkey Tails! Turkey Tails!
Where could it be??


Science Journals - Mrs. Krantz

We added our last drawing to our science journal today.  Our drawings have documented the changes in the tree starting in the first week of October up until now.  We have enjoyed watching these changes and are pretty amazed by the rhythm of God's creation!


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The Bear Says Thanks - Mrs. King

This morning our class really enjoyed,"The Bear Says Thanks!"  We talked about what Bear was thankful for and what we have to be thankful for.  Our stuffed bear and some puppet friends helped us retell the story during centers as well.  

We enjoyed celebrating three birthdays this morning!  Happy Birthday friends!

Each day after snack our class spends a few minutes in the reading center enjoying good books together or separate.  What fun to see the books they choose and enjoy each time we get to read!


Teamwork! - Mrs. Krantz

Today was full of fun, but the best part, at least for the teachers, was watching every single preschooler come together on a building project and work as a team to make something fabulous!  There was problem solving that needed to happen.  Ideas to share and helping each other as the project progressed.  What a great group of kids!


Compliments! - Mrs. O'Loughlin

One of our Building Blocks of Friendship is giving compliments. To teach this, Miss Stahlecker and I have been modeling giving compliments and pointing out when we hear a compliment. Today was our first time using the compliment chair! One preschooler gets to sit in it while the rest give them compliments.. It went very well and we will repeat this so each preschooler has a turn in the chair.

Outside was frosty and icy and led to lots of discovery!

Thursday is Science with Mr. Levi and Art with Mrs. Hein.


Monday, November 6, 2017

Playing Together - Mrs. Krantz

We added a tool to our friendship tool bags today!  SHaring play ideas is an important part of being a friend.  Coming up with ideas and inviting others to play can be a lot of fun, and it can be frustrating if a friends says no.  We found ways to keep the discussion going to come up with more ideas for playing.  Friendship are wonderful, and friendship tools help us make friendships even better!

Centers time was bustling with activity. Mission control made sure space was safe, satellites were being built, dinner being made and shared with friends, bracelets and  necklaces were beaded and leaf rubbings made.  Such a busy, fun morning!


Snow Discoveries - Mrs. O'Loughlin

Outside was full of discovery as the preschoolers realized how different the yard looked with a little dusting of snow! Frozen leaves left imprints on the tables, footprints could be made and bike tires collect snow as they roll over it!

Inside we read a very silly book Turkey Trouble. We discussed all the things we eat at Thanksgiving and the top of that list was indeed turkey just like Farmer Jake! Some very creative disguises for turkeys were created and are hanging in the lobby!

In worship, David shows his love for his brothers by bringing them something to eat! What love David has for his brothers and for God!


Sunday, November 5, 2017

Mrs. King's Weekly Newsletter

This week we are looking forward to learning about thankfulness and Thanksgiving!  Our main book this week will be, "The Bear Says Thanks!" by Karma Wilson.  This book has wonderful rhyming, repetitive text and tells the story of Bear, whose animal friends bring him various foods to cheer him up and make a fine feast and on each page, "The bear says thanks!" We will discuss thankfulness, which is a concept we can all grow in!  Even our puppet friend, "Bear!" will show up to help us understand thankfulness.  Our center activities will involve leaves, turkeys and thankfulness!

As we learn more about friendship skills this week we will focus on being thankful for friends!  Last week we started a list:  What are friends like?  Some ideas were: Friends are nice, Friends eat snack, Friends play with me, and Friends play with remote control cars =).  This week we will also continue working on giving/sharing toys and giving gentle touches at preschool.  

As our seasons change, please remember to send appropriate clothing for going outside.  We will enjoy the outside time in our newly cold environment.  Also, please label all outdoor gear! We may even have some snow to play in on Tuesday!

In worship we will learn about David and how he helped his family by taking food to his brothers.  While he was there, David was brave and stood up to the Israelite's great enemy!  Ask your preschooler what happened!


Mark your Calendars!
Mrs. King's Class
11/16: Chapel
11/20-11/24: No preschool—Happy Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Mrs. Krantz's Weekly Newsletter

This week we will continue to put tools of friendship in our friendship tool bags.  This week we will add the tools of play ideas and kind words.  A couple of books and some fun role playing will help reinforce these friendship tools.  We will be working with leaves this week too.  Leaf rubbings, paintings, and other leaf experiences will fill our time.  In addition, we will be working as small groups and partners on different activities to give opportunity to use the friendship tools we are learning!  Mr. Levi will be visiting on Thursday for Science!

REMINDER:  No Preschool on Friday in remembrance of Veteran's Day.

In worship we will hear more about David and how he helped his brothers by bringing them food... and how God used David to defeat a giant!

On Friday, November 17 we have the opportunity to attend a field trip to the WSU Football Athletic Complex!  Even though this is a Friday field trip, those preschoolers who attend on T/Th are invited to come!  We will have a sign up sheet for parents who would like to attend, but we will not be able to accomodate siblings on this trip.  We also are limiting it to one adult per preschooler to keep our group size at a workable size.  Snack will be provided that day and we will be walking to Martin Stadium.  I'll be talking about this more on Facebook in the coming days.

The weather has changed!  Please be sure to have appropriate outdoor gear for your preschooler, and please label hats and gloves/mittens.  Now is also a good time to double check your preschoolers extra set of clothing in his/her backpack!

Have a fabulous weekend!
Becky 

UPCOMING EVENTS
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
11/17  WSU Football Field Trip
11/20-11/24: No preschool—Happy Thanksgiving!

Mrs. O'Loughlin's Weekly Newsletter

We are diving into some turkey fun and learning this coming week beginning with a new book called Turkey Trouble.  Turkey knows Thanksgiving is coming and tries to disguise himself like the other animals on the farm!  We will extend beyond our reading as the preschoolers will have the opportunity to author and illustrate their own page that could be added to the book.

Blessings and all that we are thankful for have been a big topic this past week.  Each preschooler created an adorable little turkey that says “I AM THANKFUL” and we have begun adding thankful feathers!  These are in our classroom, please take a look and see how your preschoolers are counting their blessings!

There are so many ways to help!  In worship we hear about another way David helps his family and in turn, shows God’s love through his actions!

Mr. Levi will be here on Thursday to do some dissolving experiments with us.  He told last time he was here that dissolving was the first step to making candy!  We can’t wait! 

One of our preschool parents is generously providing us with a wonderful field trip next Friday, the 17th.  We will be walking to the WSU Football Complex on campus and getting a grand tour!  This field trip is for both groups!  Due to the space limits, no siblings and one parent per preschooler please.  Snack will be provided!

With this chilly weather arriving, please be sure to send in warm coats, mittens and hats so our outside times are enjoyable and safe.

Reminder that there is no preschool on Friday in observance of Veteran's Day!  Thank a Veteran!

-Mrs. O’Loughlin

Mark Your Calendars
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
11/17: Field trip to WSU Football Complex—ALL CLASSES!
11/20-11/24: No preschool—Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Leaf Men - Mrs. Krantz

This morning we read Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert.  What a fun, beautiful book!  On each page, Leaf Man gets blown on the wind to different places!  Leaves are used to create each different animal in the illustrations.  Our class had fun making our own leaf men in centers time.  What fun to see their creativity and attempts at drawing his body!

We had chapel this morning and are learning sweet songs like, "When the Storm Roars," and, "Jesus Loves Me," with motions!  Pastor Matt told us about David who took care of sheep and defeated the giant Goliath!  

Thanks for another great morning at preschool!


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Birthdays and Leaves - Mrs. Krantz

The leaves in the front yard are glorious and we had so much fun playing in them after chapel today.  We spent extra time outside as the weather is changing and the leaves won't be nearly as much fun when they are wet from the rain.  It was a beautiful autumn experience.

We had our first birthday celebration of the year today and it was so fun to introduce a new birthday classroom tradition.  Part of being a good friend is sharing compliments and so with each birthday, we share a compliment about the birthday person!  This is turned into a laminated birthday poster and taken home as a gift from the class.  Our first experience with this was wonderful.  We can't wait to share it with each preschooler!


Helping Hands - Mrs. O'Loughlin

When your preschoolers walked in today they had their hands traced! We have been talking about helping others to show Gods love! We use our hands to help in so many ways. Ask your preschooler ways they can help!

We had two helpers come into our class this morning! Papa Joe helped us and showed us love by reading books! Papa Ken helped us and showed us love by doing woodworking with us!