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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mrs. King's Weekly Newsletter

We have just two weeks left in our preschool year!  Each day I am amazed at how much our preschoolers have learned and grown over the past school year.  I have grown to love your children so much!  I am so looking forward to these last weeks and all the fun end of the year activities we have planned.  

On Tuesday we will have Superhero Day! Your preschooler is welcome to dress up as the superhero of their choice.  Masks are ok as long as they are not frightening.  Please keep in mind pretend weapons of any kind need to be left at home.  Tuesday is also our LAST SHARE day!  I wish all our parents could see the difference in our first share day and our last!  What progress!

Our last chapel with Pastor Matt and Ms. Ann is on Thursday, along with our last ART with Mrs. Hein.  We have appreciated them and their dedication to our preschoolers all year!

Thursday, May 24th is our Closing Program and Graduation!  We will begin promptly at 6pm and we try to keep it at 30 minutes.  This is such a fun evening for your preschoolers to sing a couple songs for you and for us to say goodbye to our friends going in to Kindergarten.  All family is invited!   Please plan to stay for the reception that follows.  Please bring a finger food or dessert to share at the reception!

Our last day party has been planned and signups to bring items can be found on our Facebook page! Our group is having a Beach Party. Families are welcome and encouraged to attend these very fun parties!

A heads up, the teachers will not be blogging for the last two weeks of preschool.  But we will be posting pictures and updates to the preschool Facebook page!

UPCOMING EVENTS...

5/15 Superhero Day, Last SHARE day
5/17  Chapel/Art
5/22 Firefighter Visit 
5/24  Last Day of T/TH Preschool, Last Day Beach Party 10 am
5/24  Preschool Closing Program and Graduation 6pm

Friday, May 11, 2018

Our First Week--Mrs. King

We had a fantastic week exploring preschool and learning all that we need to know to be successful at school. I am so proud of our little ones and how quickly that adapted and embraced each new challenge this week. I saw so much cooperative play and curiosity. I know we are going to have a great year!!



Mrs. Krantz's Weekly Newsletter

It is unbelievable that we only have 2 weeks left!  We are packing in tons of fun into these last days of preschool.

Monday and Tuesday are our Superhero Days!  Your preschooler is welcome to dress up as the superhero of their choice.  Masks are ok as long as they are not frightening.  Please keep in mind pretend weapons of any kind need to be left at home.  

Tuesday, Dr. Matt Mason will visit our classroom to tell us about being a veterinarian.
  
Our last chapel with Pastor Matt and Ms. Ann is on Wednesday and Thursday.

Our last art with Mrs. Hein is also on Wednesday and Thursday.

Our last SHARE Day is Thursday and Friday!

Thursday, May 24th is our Closing Program and Graduation!  We will begin promptly at 6pm and we try to keep it at 30 minutes.  This is such a fun evening for your preschoolers to sing a couple songs for you and for us to say goodbye to our friends going in to Kindergarten.  All family is invited!   Please plan to stay for the reception that follows.  Please bring a finger food or dessert to share at the reception!

Our last day parties have been planned and signups to bring items can be found on our Facebook page!  T/TH group is having a Beach Party and M/W/F will be celebrating with a Carnival!  Families are welcome and encouraged to attend these very fun parties!

A heads up, the teachers will not be blogging for the last two weeks of preschool.  But we will be posting pictures and updates to the preschool Facebook page!

Happy Mother's Day to some of the most amazing Mom's I know!
Becky

Mark Your Calendars
5/14: Superhero Day—Dress up as a Superhero
5/15: Superhero Day—Dress up as a Superhero, Dr. Matt Visits
5/16: Chapel, Art
5/17: SHARE Day, Chapel, Art
5/18: SHARE Day, Police Visit
5/21: Science
5/22: Science, Firefighter Visit
5/24: Last Day Beach Party for T/TH Group—10am
5/24: Closing Program and Graduation—6pm
5/25: Last Day Carnival for M/W/F Group—10am

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Pajama Day - Mrs. Krantz

Today was pajama day and we loved being comfy and cozy in our jammies.  Blankets and stuffed animals also made the day extra special.  We decorated and ate donuts for a special snack.  Yum!  We the tunnel and tents were a favorite of the morning!


Pajama Day - Mrs. O'Loughlin

We had the best cozy morning in our jammies! After reading The Napping House, the preschoolers had opportunity to retell the story by using sequencing. One preschooler noted that the nappers got smaller as they stack up on each other! Lacing cereal necklaces, reading in our cozy tents, and painting pictures of lovies made for a very fun morning. 

This group finished up a special Mother’s Day surprise! Preschoolers love their moms!!

Tuesday is Superhero Day!! Feel free to wear a superhero costume!


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Listening - Mrs. Krantz

This morning we talked about all of the sounds we hear outside and read a fun poem with all kinds of sound words.  Maybe you can spend some time listening with your preschooler and naming the sounds you hear together!

We've been enjoying all of the plans the preschoolers made for the last weeks of our time together.  Stenciling, pizza shop and playing in the sand were all top choices today!


Learning Together - Mrs. O'Loughlin

Our board Game Day was so much fun! Watching this group work together, play together and learn together makes this teachers heart melt! 

The beautiful weather had the preschoolers running around pretending to be pirate birds and cheetahs! The flowers are now well watered and sand castles were built. We love learning together outside too!

Thursday is Pajama Day!! Cereal will be served for snack!


Down by the Station - Mrs. King

Today we learned about trains and read books about trains and talked about where we would go. I love hearing our preschoolers responses about the places they’ve been and love to go. We planned trips to the park and even far away to visit friends and family! 

Our painting activity was especially fun! We drove cars and trains through the paint!



Monday, May 7, 2018

Rainy Day - Mrs. Krantz

Rainy days can be a lot of fun!  We read a poem about rainy days and decided the poem was written in a grumpy mood.  We decided to read the poem using other moods to interpret the poem.  That was a ton of fun!  We also enjoyed playing outside in the misty rain!

Wednesday is Pajama Day.  Preschoolers are invited to wear jammies and bring a stuffed animal or blanket!


Board Game Day - Mrs. O'Loughlin

Playing board games provide so many wonderful learning opportunities for preschoolers! They teach important social skills such as communicating verbally, sharing, waiting, taking turns, and enjoying interaction with others. Board games can foster the ability to focus, and lengthen your child's attention span by encouraging the completion of a game. Many of the games we enjoyed today had letter and number recognition, color identification and even a need for some engineering!

Wednesday is Pajama Day!! Your preschooler is welcome to wear their jammies and bring a special lovey! No need for snack because we will be having cereal!


Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mrs. Krantz's Weekly Newsletter

It seems impossible that we only have 3 weeks left!  What a fun year we have had together.

Last week the preschoolers made a list of things they wanted to do before preschool is over, so we are doing them!  This week we will be working with stencils, watercolors, play do and we will re-open the pizza store in dramatic play!  Pajama Day is on Wednesday and Thursday.  Preschoolers are welcome to wear their pajamas and bring a special stuffed animal and/or blanket!  

We will also be getting ready for our closing program.  We will be having a few rehearsals in the coming weeks!

In worship we will learn about how God changed the heart of a man named Saul!

Signups to bring items for our last day parties can be found on our Facebook page!  T/TH group is having a Beach Party and M/W/F will be celebrating with a Carnival!  Families are welcome and encouraged to attend these very fun parties!

Blessings!
Becky

UPCOMING EVENTS
5/9 PJ Day
5/10 PJ Day
5/11 May Day Celebration
5/14 Superhero Day
5/15 Superhero Day
5/16 Chapel, Art
5/17 Chapel, Art, SHARE Day
5/18 SHARE Day, Police Officer Visit
5/21 Science
5/22 Science, Firefighter Visit
5/24 T/TH Last Day Party, Closing Program and Graduation 6pm
5/25 M/W/F Last Day Party

Mrs. King's Weekly Newsletter

The main excitement of the weekend is that our butterflies needed to be released outside!  I am disappointed that it did not workout to do this on a school day, but there is a certain window recommended for their release.  Enjoy the picture of our little friends who are set free!

This week we will continue to explore different modes of transportation.  We will read books about trains:  Down By The Station by Will Hillenbrand, and The Little Engine that Could.  

In worship we will learn about Saul who became Paul when he met Jesus on the road to Damascus.  He was a new man and began telling everyone about how he was changed!

During these last 3 weeks of school we will enjoy some spirit days at preschool.  Look at the schedule and see what fun things we will be doing!

Blessings, 
Amber

UPCOMING EVENTS...

5/10 PJ Day
5/11 May Day Celebration
5/15 Superhero Day, Last SHARE day
5/17  Chapel/Art
5/22 Firefighter Visit 
5/24  Last Day of T/TH Preschool, Last Day Party during school 
5/24  Preschool Closing Program and Graduation 6pm

Mrs. O'Loughlin's Weekly Newsletter

During these final 3 weeks of preschool, I have turned the lesson planning over to the preschoolers!  There was a big request to play board games together!  On Monday and Tuesday, feel free to have your preschooler bring in their favorite board game to play with their friends!

Another day the preschoolers planned was pajama day!  On Wednesday and Thursday, your preschooler is welcome to wear their pajamas and bring a special lovey with them!

Your preschoolers also planned to have much of our days spent outside.  Sunscreen, hats and water bottles will be a great idea this coming week!

During worship we will hear about the amazing change of Saul to Paul!  We will focus on how great God’s love for us is!

This week we will begin practicing for our closing program and graduation.  Be sure you have Thursday, May 24th at 6pm on your calendars!

Signups to bring items for our last day parties can be found on our Facebook page!  T/TH group is having a Beach Party and M/W/F will be celebrating with a Carnival!  Families are welcome and encouraged to attend these very fun parties!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Elizabeth

Mark Your Calendars
5/7: Board Game Day—Bring your favorite board game to play
5/8: Board Game Day—Bring your favorite board game to play
5/9: Pajama Day
5/10: Pajama Day
5/11: May Day Celebration
5/14: Superhero Day—Dress up as a Superhero
5/15: Superhero Day—Dress up as a Superhero
5/16: Chapel, Art
5/17: SHARE Day, Chapel, Art
5/18: SHARE Day, Police Visit
5/21: Science
5/22: Science, Firefighter Visit
5/24: Last Day Beach Party for T/TH Group—10am
5/24: Closing Program and Graduation—6pm
5/25: Last Day Carnival for M/W/F Group—10am

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Butterfly Excitement - Mrs. King

We enjoyed seeing our butterflies this morning! What fun to see our preschoolers so excited for their transformation!

We also enjoyed chapel and learning about how Saul met Jesus and saw a blinding light! Saul’s meeting changed him forever and he changed his name to Paul!


Shadows - Mrs. Krantz

Our morning was bustling with energy!  We worked with rhyming words, worshiped together at chapel with Mrs. O'Loughlin's and Mrs. King's classes, played outside, and enjoyed centers in the classroom and on the deck.  One of our outside activities was drawing the tree shadows on the sidewalk!


What Does a Tree Need? - Mrs. O'Loughlin

Our morning started off with chapel; one of our favorite times at preschool. We learned about Saul seeing a bright light. Ask your preschooler what happened to Sauls eyes!

Each of your preschoolers came home with a little tree sapling. Ask your kiddo what that tree needs in order to grow tall!


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Cleaning Your Room - Mrs. Krantz

We had a lot of fun talking about cleaning our rooms!  Some of us have very clean rooms all the time, some of us don't.  Some of us prefer clean rooms and others prefer messy rooms.  It was a lively and fun discussion!

We had more fun with bubble art and enjoyed our worship time at chapel.


Goodbye Butterflies - Mrs. O'Loughlin

Our 5 little butterflies were in need of release today. We brought the enclosure outside in hopes of acclimating our friends. They immediately began fluttery and moving around in the fresh air and warm sun. After some goodbyes, we opened the enclosure and out they flew! To the delight of the preschoolers, 2 of the butterflies decided to make the backyard their home.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Transportation: How People Get Around - Mrs. King

This morning we learned so much about how people get around.  We counted wheels on trains, airplanes, cars and more!  Our preschoolers explored many different kinds of transportation and were involved in so much cooperative play with cars, trucks and anything with wheels!

We also enjoyed having Mrs. Hein come and share an art project with us and Papa Ken came for woodworking too!  



Spinning Wheel! - Mrs. O'Loughlin and Mrs. Krantz

We are so blessed by the members of Concordia Lutheran Church! Today, Nancy brought in her spinning wheel to show us how she makes yarn from wool. Each preschooler had an opportunity to use the wheel and make their own yarn!

Thank you Nancy for providing such unique experiences to these kiddos!