Terrific Thursday

We started our day off with some Playdough. How appropriate with the letter of the week being P!

During circle time the preschoolers were excited to find out what kind of opposites they would be talking about today. This morning we talked about hot and cold. The preschoolers shared some things that they knew were hot and things they knew that were cold. We read a book called “Clifford’s Opposites” to end our morning circle time.

During Jesus time today, we talked about what it means to serve others. We learned that Jesus served his disciples and even though he is JESUS, He still chose to serve. We talked about someways that we could serve others at home and at school! Our Jesus time activity was to create coupon books. These coupon books are for our mom’s and dad’s and can be used at anytime! The preschoolers signed their papers to make it official 🙂

Our project of the day was to paint a picture of an ice cream cone and a campfire. After doing this, the preschoolers had to decide whether each was hot or cold. They then glued it into the appropriate spot.

Our centers of the day were:

-Popsicle alphabet matching
-number card matching
-bead sequencing
-writing in our notebooks
-pom pom transfer center (fine motor)
-kitchen center
-library

Don’t forget to have your child “DRESS LIKE A CELEBRITY” tomorrow for our final spirit day of Lutheran School’s Week!

Check your newsletters for important information regarding next week!

Miss O’Toole

Wonderful Wednesday

The preschoolers started their day by gluing puzzle pieces to the letter P. They had fun picking and choosing different colors and trying to fit the pieces together!

During circle time we read a story called “You and Me: We’re Opposites”. The preschoolers loved telling me the opposite of each word in the story. The preschoolers and I also moved in ways that were opposite. They had so much fun, just as they have all week! We did another sorting game and had to decide what items belong in the day and what items in the night! The preschoolers also shared things that we do during the day and things that we do at night.

Gigi shared the letter bag! She brought in a PIG, PAW PATROL PUPPY, PENCIL and a PENNY! What wonderful p words!

Pastor Biber led us in a chapel service today! The preschoolers loved learning a new song from Pastor (it was sung in Portuguese) the words were tricky, but they had a great time with the actions.

Our project of the day was to create a day and night scene. The preschoolers were given stickers, pictures and crayons and were asked to decide where each item belonged! They did a great job showing the difference between a day and night scene!

Our centers of the day were:
-number matching puzzles (matching numerals to quantity)
– alphabet matching puzzles (matching pictures and sounds to letter)
-library
-bead sequencing (matching beads to a pattern given)
-kitchen center
-writing center (preschoolers drew pictures in their notebooks)
-doll houses (the preschoolers had 2 houses, in one house they pretended it was day and in the other, night)

We finished our day by reading “My “p” book”. We heard many P words and had fun making the P sound!

Tomorrow is Western Day! Hope to see your child dressed in their best gear!

Have a great evening!

Miss O’Toole

Tip-Top Tuesday

Today the preschoolers started their day in a very “P” way! They colored a PIGGY bank PINK and put PENNIES inside!
Many of the preschoolers were so excited to talk about words that start with the letter P!

During circle time this morning, we talked about more opposites! Today we specifically focused on BIG and LITTLE. We sorted big and little items! The preschoolers had it mastered :). We also did some movements that were opposites like moving fast and slow, jumping up and down, etc.

Our centers of the day were:
-sorting pom poms that were big and little
-measuring items using unifix cubes
-manipulating playdough onto a P mat
-writing center (P Q-tip)
-building big and small towers in the block center
-kitchen center
-sand table with scoops, shells and sandollars

Our project of the day was to paint something big and something little. Some of us made big and little circles, while others made big superheros and little superheros!

*Reminders*

Tomorrow is DRESS YOUR BEST day for National Lutheran Schools week! Send your preschooler in their nicest outfit 🙂

Please turn in your Dad’s Night RSVP’s by February 2nd.

Yearbook forms are due soon! Don’t forget to buy yours today!

Have a great evening.

Miss O’Toole

Marvelous Monday

We started our morning with a letter P coloring sheet. I saw many different colors and designs going onto these P’s. Some of our friends noted that the colors purple and pink start with P.

During circle time we began talking about the letter P. We made it with our fingers, drew it in the air and practiced making the sound P makes. After this we talked about what opposites are. This was tough for us to pick up at first but when given examples the preschoolers were on top of it! We moved around in opposite ways, up and down, fast and slow, etc. We also played an opposites matching game on the Smartboard.

During National Lutheran School’s Week this week we will be using some devotions in place of our normal Jesus time material. Today we spent some time talking about prayer. We talked about places we can pray (home,school, doctor’s office) and then discussed the “Five Finer Prayer”. We talked about how our hands can help us remember what to pray for. Mrs. Wolfgram and I pulled the preschoolers aside and asked them about things they would like to pray for. They told us and we wrote them down on hand templates! These will be put on our door to decorate and will be sent home on Friday!

Our project of the day dealt with opposites. We talked about dirty and clean. On hand on our paper was really dirty (we used brown paint to do this) and we had to figure out how to make it clean. We talked about how to make our hands clean when they are dirty and we decided it was by washing them. To show a clean hand, we used caps dipped in blue and white paint to signify soap and water.

Our centers of the day were:
-library and puzzle center
-P dobber sheet at the writing center
-P playdough mats
-sorting colors
– washing dirty clothes and hanging them up using clothespins
-washing dirty dishes and making them clean

Don’t forget to check the sheet that was sent home for National Lutheran School’s week!

Have a great evening!

Miss O’Toole

Fantastic Friday

We started our morning with coloring sheets! Some friends colored a cross that will be used for our bulletin board from National Lutheran School’s Week, the others colored a “Very Hungry Caterpillar” sheet.

During circle time we read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”! Most of the preschoolers were familiar with this story but were so excited to hear it again. After the story was over we told the story using pretend food and a caterpillar that we could feed. After this activity, we played ABC bingo on the Smartboard. This game can be found on ABCya.com!

Our centers of the day were:
-doll house and train center
-library
-caterpillar patterning
-spelling names and matching letters
– puzzle center (Very Hungry Caterpillar)
-Art center (created “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” using marshmallow painting)

During Jesus time, we talked about how God provides us with what we need. We compared this to the story of when Jesus fed the 5,000 with only 2 fish and 5 pieces of bread!

* NEXT WEEK* is National Lutheran School’s week. Be sure to check the letter in your child’s folder regarding this fun week!

I hope you have a great weekend!

Miss O’Toole

Terrific Thursday

We started our day by coloring crosses! These will be used to decorate our bulletin board for National Lutheran Schools Week.

This morning we read “The Greedy Python”. We talked about what the word greedy meant and were able to recall many events from the story! We drew a picture to help us out!

During Jesus time, we learned where our food comes from. We talked about how the clerks at the store stock the shelves, the delivery men bring the food and the farmers grown the food. We wondered where the seeds come from and how they grow. We talked about how Jesus controls what makes the food grow. Jesus provides us with what we need.

Our centers of the day were:
-library
-doll house and trains
-ABC name spelling with magnetic letters
-making shapes with geoboards
-building with blocks and playing with snakes
-sensory table with rice

See many of you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole

Tip- Top Tuesday

We started our day by coloring a letter coloring sheet! This sheet had many of the letters we have been learning in school and was a great review for us!

During circle time we read the story “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?”. The preschoolers were all familiar with this story and helped me to tell the story!

We played some alphabet bingo on the Smartboard. This helped us to listen for the letter and then find it on the Smartboard. Each preschooler had a turn to use it!

Our centers of the day were:
– patterning, matching and sorting using clown counters
– ABC and Number puzzles
– Lego Table
– kitchen center
-writing center
-ABC mitten matching

Our project of the day was to make a page for our class book “Class, Class, what do you see?”. Each preschooler told us what they saw and then drew a picture!

During Jesus time we learned about all that we need to protect ourselves. This took us into the miracle of Jesus feeding the 5,000! The preschoolers were so amazed that Jesus could provide all of this!

Have a great day!

See some of you tomorrow! (Unless we have a snow day)

Miss O’Toole

Terrific Thursday

We started our morning with a letter matching sheet. The preschoolers peeled and placed stickers to match letters! They then flipped their papers over and practiced writing their names!

During Jesus time the kiddos watched a puppet show (performed by me) about our Bible story for the week. We also practiced a response prayer in which the preschoolers said “Lord have mercy”. They had fun practicing this type of response prayer!

Our centers of the day were:

-making snowmen out of playdough
-rolling dice and counting snowballs
-building igloos out of sugar cubes
-experimenting with ice, water and food coloring (we talked about the colors mixing, the ice melting and the way the ice felt)
-D Q-Tip sheet

Our project of the day was to create a snowy night scene on a piece of black paper! We used chalk and were so interested in how well it showed up on the paper!

Reminders

Tomorrow is a half day (12:30) for full day students.

No school on Monday,January 18 in honor of MLK Jr. Day.

See some of you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole

Wonderful Wednesday

The preschoolers started their day buy using dobbers on the letter D. We made sure to emphasize that dobber starts with D!

During circle time, we had a snowball fight! The preschoolers were given a piece of white paper with a letter written on it. The preschoolers were asked to identify the letter. After that, they crumpled it up and we tossed them into the middle at the same time! We repeated this a few times!

We did not have chapel today, as Pastor Biber was out of town! We took time today to discuss prayer. We talked about some things we could pray for or about. Our list consisted of praying for our friends, grandparents, pets and for our pet if they get sick.

Our centers of the day were:
-using white playdough to create and dress snowmen
-D dobber sheet
-snowball counting using dice
-raking and shoveling snowballs
-snow sensory tub

Our project of the day was to create snowflakes. We glued strips of paper into X’s and then glued the X’s together. After that we used Q-Tips to paint on the snowflakes. These were sent home in folders today!

*Reminders*

Friday is a half day (12:30) for full day students!

There is no school on Monday, January 18th in honor of MLK Jr. Day.

See some of you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole

Tip-Top Tuesday

We started our day by putting sticker dots on the letter D! Peeling and placing stickers is a great fine motor skill.

During circle time we read a story called “The Biggest Snowman Ever”. We also took a poll to see how many preschoolers had thrown a snowball. We analyzed this graph and found out that more preschoolers had thrown a snowball.

Riley also brought the letter bag and shared some great “D” words with us (dog, doctor, David, Daniel, etc.)!

During Jesus time, we spent some time talking about prayer. We learned that in any situation we can pray. We took time to say a very personal, and meaningful prayer.

Our centers of the day were:
-cutting snowflakes
-dressing a snowman
-playing with “snow” in the sensory table
-putting a snowman puzzle together
-matching snowmen by color

We wrote in our journals today. Some of us answered the question “What do you like to do in the snow?” while others of us drew pictures of snowmen in our journals.

Our project of the day was to create a snowman. We used a balloon to create the the circles on the snowman. We then decorated using eyes, nose, scarf, arms and a hat! These are on display in the hall! Stop by to see them!

*Reminders*

There will be no afternoon session on Friday, January 15.

There will be no school on Monday, January 18th in honor of MLK Jr. Day!

Have a great evening!

See many of you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole