Marvelous Monday

This week we are celebrating Dr Seuss’s birthday by reading his books! This is always a fun week for the preschoolers as well as for me!

We started by reading “There’s a Wocket in my Pocket. We noticed some silly words that Dr.Seuss made up. We got an extra laugh out of these. 🙂 We also talked about rhyming words and will continue to practice these this week.

Our project was to create our own Wocket in our pocket! I loved seeing the preschoolers creativity and how excited they were about their Wocket!

During Jesus time, we introduced our story for the week. We talked about how Jesus went to visit some friends..but one of his friends wasn’t quite so friendly. We will read more about this story later this week.

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram at @wol_otooleps34.
Also, re-enrollment season is upon us! Send in your forms soon so you can reserve your spot for next year! You can follow this link http://wordoflifeschool.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/EnrollmentForm1718.pdf to fill out your enrollment form.

See many of you tomorrow!

Terrific Thursday

We started our day with a video on a day in the life of a teacher. We learned that teachers are community helpers because they teach children and adults in the community.

We also thought about what we would like to be if we were a community helper. The graph will be in the hallway at the end of the week.

During centers we:

-painted using school/teacher related sponges. The preschoolers loved sponge painting.
-peeled and placed # stickers in the letter n.
-did a cutting activity

Our librarian friend visited today. The preschoolers love her and the energy she brings when she reads!

REMINDER

If you would like to re- enroll for next school year, you can follow this link

http://wordoflifeschool.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/EnrollmentForm1718.pdf

If you have Instagram be sure to follow my class account @wol_otooleps34 to see what we are doing in the classroom!

See you tomorrow.

Miss O’Toole

Tip-Top Tuesday

We started our day with our letter N letter bag. Ben shared n words like nickel, ninja turtles and newspaper! What great N words to share with our friends!

We also continued learning about community helpers. Today we talked about construction workers. We learned that construction workers use tools and machines to help them build and create. We also talked about how construction workers need a blueprint in order to know what to build. We used paper pieces to create buildings, houses and restaurants and then went to the carpet to build what our blueprints told us.

We had chapel today and had a message about how Jesus is our rock and if we build a foundation on this ROCK, it will never fail. The preschoolers greatly enjoy going to chapel!

This week I created a classroom Instagram page on which I will post pictures about the happenings in our classroom! If you have an Instagram and would like to see what we do, please follow me @wol_otooleps34! I sent home some photo permission forms to those students whose I did not have on file. Please return those as soon as possible!

See many of you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole

Marvelous Monday

We started our morning with a discussion about community helpers. We talked about how a helper is someone who helps and a community is a place where people lov, work and play. Our first community helped we learned about was a doctor. We know that a doctor is someone who helps keep us healthy and gives us check-ups. We watched a video on the Smartboard about a day in the life of a doctor.

While watching the video we noticed some of the tools that the doctor used. We created our own tool to use during our dramatic play time; a stethoscope.

Our other centers were:
-patterning, sorting and matching counters to cards
-letter N yarn book
-dramatic play in our dentist/doctor office center

During Jesus time, we continued to talk about how Jesus loves all little children and wants to make time for them. As your preschooler what we used to help tell the story of Jesus and the little children.

We did a lot of singing during our music time. The preschoolers loved signing and dancing so much!

See many of you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole

Terrific Thursday

We started our day with some questions. What do we use to chew our food? How can you take care of your teeth? This sparked much discussion about ways that we can care for our teeth. Ask your preschooler if they remember some ways to take care of their teeth.

During centers each preschooler was given a mouth that had no teeth. Each preschooler was given paper squares to glue into the mouth. As each preschooler was gluing I went around and asked “How can you take care of your teeth”. Each preschooler gave an answer and these will be hung in the hallway with their teeth creations.

Some other centers were:
-painting at the easel with toothbrushes
-using play dough, mega blocks and yarn to “floss teeth”
-number recognition activity, counting and one to one correspondence

Zippy came to visit during Jesus time and was feeling down. He felt he was unimportant because he was not big enough to do some of the things he wanted. We reminded him that even though he is little, he is important to Jesus, just as all of us are.

We began learning a song this week all about brushing our teeth. Ask your preschooler if they remember the words.

Here are some photos from the day…
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See some of you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole

Terrific Thursday

As we have continued our valentines theme we have been talking much about kindness. We have discussed many ways that we can show love and kindness to our friends and family.

During circle time we played an alphabet matching game. Each preschooler was given a card or felt letter and then had to find the friend who had their match.

During center time we made heart suncatchers. We used contact paper and valentine colored tissue paper. Look for these on display in the windows.

Our other centers were:
-alphabet playdough mats
-counting and sorting pom poms into heart shaped cookie cutters

During Jesus time, we asked questions like does Jesus love us when we listen? Does Jesus love us when we clean up? Does Jesus love us when we take a toy from our friend? The answer is always YES! Jesus loves us no matter what and forgives us.

Our valentine party is tomorrow from 10:30-11:30!

We have no school February 13-15.

Miss O’Toole

Wonderful Wednesday

First off, I want to thank all of the preschoolers and their dads, grandpas and others for coming to our robot night! It was such a fun night. We hope you enjoyed yourselves!

Today in preschool we made love bugs. These were similar to lady bugs but were made with all heart shapes! The preschoolers were so excited to make these.

Our other centers were:
-cutting, coloring and pasting on the letter M
-making patterns with heart shapes. These will go in our portfolios
-making valentines for friends

During Jesus time we read in ourStory Bible about the Lost Son. Ask your preschooler if they remember what the story was about.

We have been practicing a new song called “I’m a valentine for you”. This song is one that makes the preschoolers laugh and giggle. Ask them to sing it for you.

See some of you tomorrow.

Miss O’Toole

Marvelous Monday

We started our day by talking about The letter of the week M. The preschoolers helped me to think of words that start with M and we practiced making the M sound many times.

After this we began center time by making our yarn letter M’s. Today the preschoolers cut the yarn to match the size of each stick of the letter M.

Our project of the day was to paint half a heart. After painting we folded our hearts and made a prediction about what would happen after folding the hearts. The preschoolers loved seeing the prints that were made on the opposite side of our hearts.

Some other centers were:

-painting at the easel with purple pink and red paint
-rolling dice and counting candy hearts into a heart shaped dish
-stamping with valentine stamps
-cutting hearts and coloring in the writing center

During Jesus time, we began with a discussion about selfishness and forgiveness. Although people do things that hurt us and make us upset we should show them forgiveness. Just like the forgiveness that Jesus shows us.

See many of you tomorrow.

Miss O’Toole

Terrific Thursday

Today was Groundhog Day so we began with a prediction. Will the ground hog see his shadow? Our vote was nearly split, and we came to find out that the groundhog did see his shadow. We did some exploring of shadows using the smartboard and our hands and other toys and objects.

During centers we:

-Made Rocket ship names, each preschooler put the letters in their names in order and then added glue and glitter
-sorted moon rocks, we worked on fine motor strengthening by using tweezers
-Letter A playdough mat, along with other review letters
-moon dough
-building rocket ships using aluminum foil and wooden blocks

During Jesus time we watched a video of the Food Samaritan story on the Smartboard.

During story time we read “The Grumpy Groundhog” and “ABC Universe”.

Don’t forget to turn in progress reports and portfolios by the end of the week.

If you have any TP or paper towel tubes, tin cans, plastic tubs, milk cartons, bottle caps or cereal/cracker boxes please feel free to donate to our classroom!

See some of you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole

Wonderful Wednesday

We started our day with the A mystery bucket. As usual I described each item in and he preschoolers used these clues to guess what was inside. They love this activity and love listening to the clues.

We also talked about constellations and how they are pictures or patterns of stars in the sky. We made our own letter A constellations with toothpicks and loved looking at them in the light. We also learned about some real console Aaron. Ask your preschooler if they remember the names.

Our centers of the days were:

-making our own constellation viewers out of painted toilet paper tubes, rubber bands, and cupcake liners. When they were assembled the preschoolers added star stickers and used a push pin to poke holes in the top to make the Big Dipper.
-coloring our letter A and cutting pictures that start with the letter A and pasting them to the letter
-building rocket ships with connecting cubes
-moon dough

During Jesus time we did an imitation poem to review our story. Ask your preschooler if they remember any parts of the poem.

We read a story about the Big Dipper and other constellations that can be seen and another about Curious George traveling in space.

If you have not, please turn in your child’s portfolio and progress report by the end of this week.

Also if you have any recyclable items such as cereal boxes, tin cans, bottle caps or plastic containers, please bring them into the class as they can be used for our dads night next week!

Thanks!

Miss O’Toole