Tip-Top Tuesday

This morning we started a discussion about all of the things we know about fall. Each preschooler took a turn sharing something that they knew. After we read our fall themed stories the preschoolers were able to add more to the list. We will hang this for all to see after all preschoolers have had a chance to answer.

This morning we read stories called “The Very Busy Squirrel” and “Max and Maggie in Autumn”. Ask your preschooler if they can remember any details from the stories.

Some centers we will be using all week are:
Dressing up with straw hats and plaid shirts and raking leaves into piles.
Playing in our fall sensory tub with acorns, leaves, beans, pine cones scoops and cups.

Today after reading “The Very Busy Squirrel” we made our own squirrels by painting a squirrel template gray and by making a tail out of beautifully colored fall leaves. After these were finished we learned a fun new song called “Gray Squirrel”. Ask your preschooler to sing and dance the song for you!

During Jesus time we used happy and sad faces to tell the story of Moses. Ask your preschooler to tell you some of these happy and sad moments!

Don’t forget, tomorrow is picture retake day!

Thursday are parent teacher conferences and there is no school on Friday.

Miss O’Toole

Marvelous Monday

This morning we started a discussion about fall. We talked about how the leaves change and fall from the trees. After this discussion we read a book called “Leaf Man” by Lois Ehlert. This a story about how leaves of different colors form into different shapes and creatures. After reading the book, the preschoolers went outside on a leaf hunt to gather leaves and other objects to make our own leaf creatures! Ask your preschooler about some of the things they found.

When we came back inside we made our own leaf creatures at the table. We used lots of glue, acorns, leaves and sticks to make our own creations! The preschoolers were so proud of what they made! These leaf creatures are at school and will be hung in the hallway when dry.

We made our letter C yarn book pages also. The preschoolers are getting so much better at using just the right amount of glue!

Some centers we will be using all week are:
Dressing up with straw hats and plaid shirts and raking leaves into piles.
Playing in our fall sensory tub with acorns, leaves, beans, pine cones scoops and cups.

During Jesus time I pulled out our story Bible to read about the story of Moses as a baby. Ask your preschooler to tell you some details from the story.

Here are some pictures from our fun day!

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Don’t forget to sign up for a parent teacher conference on October 20. The sign up sheet is outside the classroom.

See you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole

Terrific Thursday

This morning we began our circle time with a discussion about 911. I pulled out my supply of phones and each of the children had a turn to practice dialing 911. I put these in the dramatic play center to encourage the use of the phones then. We practiced our “911 song”. Ask your preschooler to sing it to you!

Our project of the day was to paint phones. These can be used at home to continue practicing 911. As an extension you can teach your child their phone number and have them dial it on the phone!

During center time, I saw many fireman coming to the rescue and many preschoolers dialing 911 to call a fireman to help! We also wrote in our notebooks, I saw many pictures of firetrucks, fire hoses, fireman and fires!

At Jesus time, I told a story of Joseph and his brothers and used simple pictures to represent a glad, sad and mad day. Ask your preschoolers if they can tell you about the story.

To end our day, we read the story “I Want To Be a Firefighter”. This book explored a firehouse and the duties of a fireman. At the end of the story many preschoolers said they wanted to be a firefighter when they grow up!

Don’t forget to sign up for a parent teacher conference before October 20th!

See some of you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole

Wonderful Wednesday

We began our day talking about what to do if our clothes catch on fire. The preschoolers immediately knew to STOP, DROP and ROLL! Ask your preschooler to show you how they do this!

Our project of the day was to do some color mixing with red and yellow paint. I had each preschooler make a prediction as to what color they thought the red and yellow would make when mixed. I had many preschoolers say orange, while others said green and purple 🙂 When the paint was all mixed the preschoolers made the observation that it looked like fire/flames!

During centers, I saw so many fireman wearing hats and putting out fires and driving their fire trucks around. This was such a fun time for the preschoolers.

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During Jesus time, we did a fingerplay/worship song about Jesus being with us and taking our sins away. The preschoolers had fun with this song.

Tip-Top Tuesday

Today we continued our theme of fire safety. The preschoolers are enjoying this theme and love learning about firefighters.

Today we talked about ways to put out fires. I heard many preschoolers say water or water from a hose. We talked about another way to put fires out, a fire extinguisher. This talk inspired our project of the day which was to make a fire extinguisher. We used puffy paint (equal parts shaving cream and glue) to create the substance that comes out of the extinguisher. Once dry, these will be hung in the hallway on display!

During centers, I saw so many fireman wearing hats and putting out fires and driving their fire trucks around. This was such a fun time for the preschoolers.

Our math center was a sorting center in which the preschoolers sorted straws from biggest to smallest. They did such a great job with this sorting.

During Jesus time, we continued talking about Joseph. We learned that Joseph was accused of lying and was sent to jail, even though he did nothing wrong. Even though Joseph was scared, he knew that the Lord was with him and watching over him. We compared this to our lives when we were scared or sad but we knew that God was with us!

We ended our day with a story and some song time. We practiced a song about the number 911. We know that we only use this number when there is an emergency. Ask your preschooler to sing the song for you!

Here are some photos from center time!

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Have a great day! See many of you tomorrow.

Miss O’Toole

Terrific Thursday

This morning we talked all about our sense of hearing. The preschoolers have loved sharing things they hear everyday. We played a game in which the preschoolers closed their eyes and I made a noise or played a song and the preschoolers had to guess what it was.4

Our project of the day was to decorate cup phones. We had fun playing with these and listening to the things our friends had to say.

During center time, we worked on putting our names in the correct order and identifying the letters in our name! Many of us have done a great job with this.

During Jesus time, Zippy came to visit. We talked to Zippy about the good and bad things we do. Jacob from our Bible Story made some decisions that were not great, but God forgave him and forgives us too!

During music time, we got out our class supply of instruments and took some time to play them! The preschoolers loved this and couldn’t wait to play them.

Don’t forget, tomorrow is an early dismissal day! Full day students will be dismissed at 12:30.

See you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole

Wonderful Wednesday

Preschool Parents,

Today we learned about our sense of smell. We talked about how we smell with our nose and shared things that we can smell. Many preschoolers said hotdogs!
We used our Smartboard to play a game called 5 senses! The preschoolers loved choosing the sense that matched each description.

During center time we:

-Painted at the easel using scented paint (paint, water and kool-aid mix) engage in our sense of smell
-Used geoboards and rubberbands to make letters (great fine motor skill)
-Built Mr. Potato head (this has been a favorite center)
-Stamped silly faces onto paper and talked about senses as we added different parts of the face

Ms. Ronda and I called each preschooler over to practice name writing. We have been working on name recognition and many of the preschoolers have done a wonderful job learning their names. We will continue to work on this and track the progress of our name writing!

Look for a parent teacher conference sign up sheet outside the classroom at the end of this week!

Miss O’Toole

Tip-Top Tuesday

Today we learned all about our sense of touch. We talked about somethings that we can touch and used descriptive words to tell how they felt.

We used the Smartboard to read a story called Kevin’s Book of 5 Senses. Kevin explored the many things he could do with his five senses.

During center time, we made a hand that showed some of the different textures we can feel. Ask your preschooler if they can tell you how each item feels! We also got out some shaving cream and had fun playing with it on our hands! This was definitely a favorite center!

During Jesus time, we learned more about Jacob and Esau and read in our Story Bible about a dream that Jacob had. His dream was all about how the Lord promises to be with him no matter where he is!

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See many of you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole

Marvelous Monday

This week we are learning all about our 5 senses.

The preschoolers were excited to learn about this! We used Mr. Potato head to talk about our five senses and talked about what each sense helped us to do! This topic seemed very interesting to the preschoolers.

Today we focused on sight and talked about all of the things we can see with our eyes! Our project of the day was to create a mirror so that we can SEE ourselves! The preschoolers loved these projects.

Our centers of the day were:
-Building our review letters out of our wooden pieces
-Using our hands to talk about how objects feel and using those descriptive words
-Building Mr. Potato Head and talking about five senses

During Jesus time we met our Bible characters of the week, Jacob and Esau. The preschoolers are eager to learn more about these two as the week goes on.

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See many of you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole