Terrific Thursday

The preschoolers started their day by writing in their journals!

During circle time we talked about how sunscreen protects our skin from the harmful rays of the sun. We talked about how the sun can hurt our skin if we get too much. We did a science experiment using paper about how the sun can be damaging. We put sunscreen onto our hands and pressed on the paper. We then sat the paper out in the sun. When we brought it back into the classroom after a couple hours in the sun, we could see how the sunscreen kept the paper bright and vibrant and how the unprotected paper was dull. We compared the effect on the paper to our skin.

During centers, we brought out some favorite centers we have done throughout the year. We used our magnetic alphabet letters to practice spelling our names and other names. We also used egg cartons and marbles to practice counting and 1 to 1 correspondence!

We did some easel painting using eyedroppers and white paper. The preschoolers loved making designs and seeing the paint drip down on the paper. WE left these at school to dry.

During Jesus time we discussed how we could show and share Jesus love by using everyday situations. It made it even more realistic when the preschoolers names were added into the stories.

See many of you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole

Wonderful Wednesday

The preschoolers started their day by writing in their notebooks.

During circle time we talked about another way to stay safe in the summertime; by wearing sunglasses. Although this doesn’t seem like a safety rule, we realized that it is very important to protect our eyes from the sun.

This discussion inspired our project of the day. The preschoolers used tissue paper and sunglasses cutouts to make their own sunglasses. The sunglasses cutout was attached to contact paper so the tissue paper would stick and then it would stick to the window as a display.

Pastor Biber led us in chapel today. We talked about Pentecost and how the Holy Spirit helped the disciples speak to people in many different languages. Pastor talked to the preschoolers in Portuguese and many of them were confused as to what he was saying. What a great example to help us better understand the story.

See many of you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole

Tip-Top Tuesday

The preschoolers started their day by coloring a picture of Ernie wearing a life-jacket. We used this picture as a reminder that we should always wear a life-jacket or floaties before getting in the water. We should also always make sure mommy or daddy is with us.

During circle time, we played number bingo on the Smartboard. Each preschooler was excited to have a turn with this game.

Our project of the day was to do number sponge stamping! The preschoolers had fun looking for certain numbers and trying to get every number on their paper.

During Jesus time, we read in our Story Bible about Tabitha and Lydia. We are leaning how Jesus helped them to learn to share good news.

Have a great day and see many of you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole

Terrific Thursday

The preschoolers started their morning by doing an ocean themed coloring sheet. They had a choice between a shark and starfish. Many of them colored the background to look like water.

During circle time today, we read a story about shellfish and crabs. The preschoolers were so intrigued to learn more about these ocean animals. For a bit of movement this morning, the preschoolers practiced their crab walks. They thought this was so fun and loved moving around like this.

During Jesus time, Zippy came to visit and talked to us about feeling sad for doing things that weren’t right. We reminded Zippy that as long as he was sorry for his sins, Jesus would forgive him. We helped cheer Zippy up again.

Our projet of the day was to make a crab walking on the beach. We did this by painting a half paper plate red, and adding legs, eyes and claws. After that we glued them to the paper and then painted some glue underneath the crab. The preschoolers then sprinkled sand onto the paper to make it look like the crab was walking! They enjoyed this project very much!

Have a great day!

Miss O’Toole

Wonderful Wednesday

The preschoolers started their day by coloring a coffee filter with blue, purple and green. Once the entire coffee filter was colored the preschoolers used a pipette to drip water all over the filter. The preschoolers then got to see how their colors mixed and spread. We left these to dry.

During circle time, we used our weekly reader to read and learn all about dolphins. We learned that dolphins are mammals and learned that dolphins like to travel in groups called pods! The preschoolers were so interested in learning about dolphins and loved watching the videos of them swimming. We played a sorting game on the Smartboard and the preschoolers had to decide if an animal belonged in the ocean or on the farm. The preschoolers were so excited to have a chance at this game.

During center time, some of the favorite centers seemed to be; a fine motor buttoning, zipping and lacing center, writing letters in sand and a color matching octopus game.

After our projects were dry, I added a dolphin cutout to the center of each coffee filter. These were hung on the windows to make beautiful sun catchers! Check them out as you and your preschooler come into the building!

Have a great evening and see you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole

Tip Top Tuesday

The preschooler started their day by writing/drawing in their notebooks. The preschoolers have been using previous pages in their notebooks to inspire their drawings recently!

During circle time we read two shark stories. One story had pictures of real sharks and the other was a fiction story about a shark who was afraid of everything. The preschoolers were so fascinated by sharks that we decided it was a good idea to watch videos of sharks on the Smartboard.

Our project of the day was to create a shark using pre-cut paper pieces. The preschoolers loved building their shark and especially loved adding all of the sharp teeth.

There were two centers that seemed to be a favorite of the preschoolers. One was a seashell sorting center and the other was a seashell observation center.

During Jesus time, we reviewed our Bible story from yesterday and spent some time comparing this to our story from last week.

Have a great day!

Miss O’Toole

Terrific Thursday

The preschoolers started their day by painting two paper plates. These would need to dry before they did their project of the day.

During circle time, we read a story all about Ladybugs. The preschoolers loved learning some interesting facts about this bug!

Our project of the day was to make a paper plate ladybug. After the paper plates had dried, Mrs. Wolfgram cut the red plates in half. The preschoolers put glue dots on the red plate and then added black dots all over. After they finished, I stapled the wings and the head to the black body.

During Jesus time, the preschoolers and I engaged in a responsive prayer. We all stood in a circle and said the prayer with one another. After that we sat at the tables and drew a picture that represented Jesus always being with us. We practiced drawing a person and made sure that we added all the parts needed to make a person!

During center time a favorite center of the preschoolers was moving and sorting bugs using tweezers and bottle caps!

See many of you tomorrow.

Miss O’Toole

Wonderful Wednesday

The preschoolers started their day by coloring a Mother’s Day page for mom! Many of them took their time while coloring to make it extra beautiful for mom!

During circle time, we did a movement activity in which the preschoolers moved around the classroom like bugs. They had fun flying, squirming and creepy crawling! After that we read a book called “The Very Busy Spider” by Eric Carle.

During center time, we made some creepy crawly spiders. The preschoolers used a toilet paper tube to make the spider’s body and then used a paintbrush and black paint to make the eight legs. The preschoolers then used glue to put some eyes on each spider! Many of these were not dry so they will stay at school!

Pastor Biber led us in a chapel about The Lord’s Prayer. The preschoolers sang their “I Am Unique” song for the second time in chapel and have come such a long way since last week!

Reminder

Don’t forget that book orders are due Friday, May 6th!

Have a great evening!

Miss O’Toole

Tip-Top Tuesday

Today the preschoolers started the day by writing/drawing in their notebooks! Today we saw many rainbows, some pictures of family and ninja turtles!

During circle time today, we used our Scholastic reader that was all about ants! We learned that ants are very strong and that they dig tunnels to live underground. We danced and sang to “The Ants Go Marching”.

Our project of the day was to use paper cirlces and rectangles to create an ant. When each ant was finished, the preschoolers added some big googley eyes. After that, each preschooler came over to me and told we what they would do if they were an ant! These are hanging in the hall for you to see.

During Jesus time, we did an action poem to recall our Bible story. This bible story is all about how we can help others learn about Jesus and after the poem we talked about ways that we can share God’s love with others.

Don’t forget about Mom’s Night! Hope to see you there!

Miss O’Toole

Marvelous Monday

Today the preschoolers started their day by drawing in their notebooks! This has become a favorite activity of the preschoolers!

This morning at circle time we read a story all about bees. We learned that bees sip nectar and carry pollen to make honey. We also saw some real pictures of beehives.

Our project of the day was to make our own fingerprint beehive. The preschooler dipped their fingers in a paint mixture and filled their hive with the prints (to look like cells of honey). After they finished we used their thumbprints to make bees. These stayed at school to dry today!

During Jesus time, we heard the story of a disciple of Jesus told all about Jesus to a man who did not understand what the words in the bible meant! What a great lesson for us to know that we can tell others of Jesus !

I hope everyone has a great evening and see you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole