Marvelous Monday

The preschoolers started their day by coming to the table and coloring some farm animals. This would help us to complete our project of the day.

During circle time, we watched a video on the Smartboard about all of the animals that live on the farm. After the video we made a list of the animals on the farm. We also talked about who takes care of the animals and where the animals stay.

Our project of the day was to create a barn using popsicle sticks, glue, scissors and our farm animals. The preschoolers started by cutting their farm animals out. After that, they used glue to trace the outline of the barn and then placed a popsicle stick onto the glue. When those were complete, the preschoolers chose a spot for their animals! They had fun making these crafts!

During Jesus time, we talked about Jesus ascension into heaven. We talked about how Jesus told people all over of the wonderful things He had done and when He was finished it was time for him to enter His Heavenly home. The preschoolers wondered how Jesus could go up to Heaven, so we spent some time looking at pictures of Jesus ascension on the Smartboard.

During our prayer at the end of Jesus time, we used a repeat prayer from our CPH book. In the prayer, we thanked Jesus for protecting us from the power of the devil. I had some questions about who/what the devil was. We addressed it and talked about how the devil is the one who tempts us to do things that aren’t good. We then talked about who helps us to do good things and the preschoolers responded with their favorite answer… JESUS :)!

We ended our day by singing a classic farm song, Old Macdonald had a Farm! The preschooler had fun making animal noises and remembering some of the animals that live on the farm!

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Have a great evening!

Miss O’Toole

Fantastic Friday

The preschoolers started their day by writing and drawing in their notebooks!

During circle time we read a story called “My Green Green Garden” by Mercer Mayer. We learned about the hard work that goes into prepping, planting and keeping a garden! After the story we talked about the many things that can be grown in the garden. After that, we practiced singing our new chapel song. The preschoolers were loving it so much that we sang it over and over and made a game out of the song!

After snack, we sat down for Jesus time. When we sat down for Jesus time, the preschoolers noticed a trail of footprints. I explained that each footprint would be helpful in telling our story for today. Each preschooler got a chance to pick up a footprint and bring it over to me.

Our project of the day was to create flowers out of different shapes of paper. The preschoolers were able to design and create their own flower. It was very clear to see that some were flowers, others were more abstract, but beautiful nonetheless. 🙂 These were kept at school and will be displayed in the hallway for a class garden!

We ended our day by watching a song all about the letter “X” on the Smartboard. It was such a catchy song, that by the end all of the preschoolers were dancing and grooving!

I hope you have a great weekend!

Miss O’Toole

Terrific Thursday

The preschoolers started their day with a sticker sheet. They used colorful circle stickers to place over the X.

During circle time, I asked the preschoolers how a plant grows. We talked about the steps we have to take to help a plant grow. We discussed what comes first, next and last and made sure we did everything in the right order. Come and check out our story in the hallway!

Our project of the day was to make a tissue paper flower. The preschoolers used green for the stem and leaves and then were able to use any color they wanted. This project was time consuming for some, but is great for fine motor skills!

During Jesus time, we had a visit from our friend Zippy. Zippy came in carrying a big bag of books. He pulled each out and kept asking what each book could teach us. One was an atlas, another was a phone book and then he pulled out the Bible. Instead of giving a description of what could be learned in the Bible, I asked the preschoolers. They said we could learn about Jesus and God and could hear stories about Jesus! These were such great answers. 🙂 We finished our discussion with Zippy by saying that the Bible is the best book we could have!

We ended our day by playing a seed sorting game on the Smartboard! The preschoolers were so excited to get a turn.

Have a great evening.

Miss O’Toole

Wonderful Wednesday

The preschoolers started their day by using q-tips to make their letter X. After that they had some free play time! The preschoolers have been so flexible this week as we have changed our schedule around to work on portfolio projects!

During circle time we used our Smartboard to look at and listen to our Scholastic Reader. This weeks issue was all about how carrots grow. Ask your preschooler if they can tell you something they learned about carrots and their growth!

Our project of the day was to create a flower garden on a paper plate. The preschoolers used brown and blue paint to create the sky and the soil. When they were finished they added glue strips for their stems. When the stems were added they could then pick flowers to put in their garden! The preschoolers had a lot of fun creating their garden!

During chapel, Pastor Biber continued teaching us about the Lord’s Prayer. It is so impressive to see that many of the preschoolers are picking up some and many phrases! We also sang a new song in chapel! Ask your preschooler if they remember how it goes!

Have a great evening!

Miss O’Toole

Tip Top Tuesday

The preschoolers started their day by coloring in their notebooks. The preschoolers love showing what they draw and telling us all about it.

During circle time, we learned about the things that a plant needs. We used a diagram to help us learn that a plant needs sunlight, water, soil and air. We compared it to the things that we need to survive!

During snack time, I showed the preschoolers a science experiment that we would be doing this week. I added food coloring to water and placed white carnations in each vase. We are going to see what happens to each flower over the next few days. The preschoolers made a prediction that the flowers would change to the color of the water.

Our project of the day was to create a garden. The preschoolers sponge painted with flowers of different shapes and colors. They put as many as they wanted and when they were finished, added stems, leaves and grass if they chose!
These will be left at school to be displayed in the hallway!

During Jesus time, we read from our Story Bible and heard the story of Jesus walking to Emmaeus. The Story Bible is a great resource for preschool because it provides wonderful pictures and stories that are easy for the preschool students to understand!

Have a great evening!

Miss O’Toole

Marvelous Monday

The preschoolers started their day by coloring the letter X; our letter of the week! After that the preschooler had some free play time while I called some over to work on portfolio projects.

During circle time we talked about the parts that make up a plant! The preschoolers were very attentive and soaked the information in! After that we read a story about how a seed grows! They were so intrigued and loved looking at the pictures.

While outside at recess, the preschoolers were called over to plant seeds. Each preschooler scooped some soil into a cup, used their finger to create a hole, dropped the marigold seeds inside and watered their plant! These will be left at school for the next two weeks so we can observe and track their growth!

We had our vision and hearing screenings this morning as well. The preschoolers were complimented on their good behavior! 🙂

The project of the day was to make a picture that showed each part of a plant. The preschoolers were so good at following directions and continued to learn as we completed the project.

To end our day, we read a story called “The Tiny Seed” by Eric Carle. The preschoolers loved this book and answered and asked questions!

Have a great evening!

Miss O’Toole

Fantastic Friday

The preschoolers started their day by writing/drawing in their journals. I love seeing what they draw and then hearing all about it!

During circle time we learned about the word symmetrical. This was a tough word to pronounce but the preschoolers were excited to know that it meant that “something is the same on both sides”. We looked for things around the room that were symmetrical and learned that all butterflies are symmetrical. We looked through many of our butterfly books to make sure.

This discussion influenced our project of the day! We created our very own symmetrical butterflies. This was done by painting on only one half of a white paper butterfly. When they were finished each preschooler folded the white side of the butterfly down and pressed. When they opened the butterfly back up, the design was the same on both sides. These butterflies were left at school and will be displayed in the hallway!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Miss O’Toole