Terrific Thursday

This morning we learned more animals that love in the Rainforest. We found that many species of monkey live here. One monkeys howl can be heard for 3 miles. Can your preschooler tell you which monkey it is?

During centers we spend a lot of time working on our monkey’s. We made paper chains for their arms and legs, painted a face and added eyes, nose and mouth. These are on display with our other Rainforest animals in the hallway. Come and check them out.

During Jesus time we read the story of Jesus Ascension in our Story Bible. Ask your preschooler if they can remember what the word Ascension means.

Another rainy day meant extra playtime In the gym and the classroom. We all look forward to the next time we can play outside!

It was great to see some of you at mom’s night tonight!
See you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole

Wonderful Wednesday

We continued our Rainforest theme today by learning about the snakes that live in the Rainforest. We looked at many different pictures of the colorful snakes. We also learned about the Anaconda and that it is the biggest snake in the Rainforest. We used yarn to measure how long the Anaconda was and were amazed to find that it was as long as our classroom.

During Jesus time, we continued talking about Jesus Ascension into heaven.

We have been working on portfolio projects this week to finalize our portfolios. These will be ready to send home our last week of school!

This rainy Wednesday was spent inside. Our recess included extra free play in our room and a room down the hall. The preschoolers enjoyed this extra playtime!

Don’t forget Friday, May 26th is he closing program at school. All preschoolers, parents and others are invited. We will be singing songs and watching a video to celebrate a wonderful year!

Tip-Top Tuesday

We continued our Rainforest theme again today. We talked about the word habitat, and that it means a place with a certain weather pattern, where plants, animals and humans can live. We learned the Rainforest habitat is hot, humid and wet.
We read about another animal that lives in the Rainforest. Ask your preschooler if they remember.

Today we made poison dart frogs or red eyes tree frogs. We painted small paper plates and will be adding legs and eyes. Look for these on display in the hallway.

We went on a nature walk this morning to find greens to fill our sensory tub. We learned that the Rainforest is filled with many trees and plants, so we are trying to make sure our sensory tub is just like it!

During chapel, we had a lesson on peace. We learned that we can have peace because we know that Jesus is always with us.

See you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole

Marvelous Monday

This week is Rainforest Week. We are exploring anything and everything Rainforest!

We read “The Umbrella” during storytime. In this story we learned of many animals in the Rainforest. Can your preschooler name any?

We made toucans as our project we used paint and paper plates to make them. We used a picture from our story to help make our toucans look “real”. We are making a Rainforest display in the hallway. All of our crafts this week will go to decorate there!

During centers we played a game called “What’s Missing”. In this game we used Rainforest Magnets. The preschoolers partnered up and each observed the magnets that were set out. One partner would then take away one magnet, then the other would have to guess which one was missing.

We have continued practicing our Butterfly song! This is coming along very well!

This week during Jesus time, we will be learning about Jesus Ascension into heaven.

We will continue our Rainforest theme throughout the week!

See many of you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole

Terrific Thursday

Today we learned about ladybugs! The preschoolers have been excited to find out what insect we would be learning about. We learned some facts about the ladybug and were fascinated by the colorful outer shell. Ask your preschooler if they remember what each set of ladybug wings do.

Potatoes made great lady bug shapes. We used red paint to create the shape onto paper. When dry, each preschooler gave their ladybug a unique spotted pattern. You can find our ladybugs in the hallway with the other insects that we have created.

A favorite center of the day was making our own bugs and insects out of play-doh. Googly eyes, straws, marker kids and glue lids helped to make each bug/insect unique.

During Jesus time, we did an action poem to review our story of Jesus meeting his friends on the road to Emmaus. Ask your preschooler if they can tell/act out any parts of the story.

We read “The Very Lazy Ladybug” today and met a ladybug that was too lazy to fly. This was a fun and silly book. Ask your preschooler what their favorite part of the story was.

Don’t forget to RSVP for Mom’s Night!

See you tomorrow.

Miss O’Toole

Terrific Tuesday

We continued our insect study today by learning about bees. We talked about some things we knew about bees and after watching a video, we talked about new things we had learned. We talked about how bees pollinate flowers. Ask if your preschooler can tell you what happens during pollination.

We learned more about pollination by acting it out. We used antennae, wings and went from flower to flower helping to pollinate.

Our project of the day was creating a bee. Although we all used the same pieces..each bee had its own unique touch. We also made beehives using honeycombs. These projects are hanging in the hallway. We will continue to add more throughout the week.

Pastor led us in chapel today. We learned what it means to have faith. Ask your preschooler if they remember what faith is.

We have continued to work on our song “If I were a Butterfly”. The preschoolers really look forward to singing this song!

Don’t forget to turn in the RSVPS for mom’s night!

See you tomorrow.

Miss O’Toole

Marvelous Monday

This week we are learning about insects! We started by learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. Life cycle necklaces were a fun way to help remember each stage of the life cycle. Ask your preschooler if they remember.

We read many books about butterflies today. One favorite was “The Very hungry Caterpillar”. Ask your preschooler their favorite story.

During Jesus time we talked about places that we could learn about Jesus. School, home and church were some of the places that were said. We learned that Jesus disciples learned more about Jesus as they were on their way to a new city. Ask your preschooler what happened when the disciples found out they were talking with Jesus.

Recently we have been learning a new song called “If I were a Butterfly”. This song has been a favorite of the preschoolers!

Don’t forget to send in your mom’s night RSVP’s this week.

See some of you tomorrow.

Miss O’Toole

Terrific Thursday

Today was another busy day in preschool!

Our centers of the day were focused on letter review and recognition and also some name recognition as well.

-stamping names in playdough using letter
Cutters
-copying patterns with cards and beads
-stamping our names onto flower shapes and then adding stems and pots.

On ofnour grandparents who did games for the party had more to offer. Ask your preschooler what their favorite game was today.

Also just a reminder that tomorrow, April 21st is a half day.

See many of you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole

Wonderful Wednesday

Today was a busy day in preschool!

We started our day with vision and heading screenings. The screeners complimented us on how well behaved each preschooler was! Look for these screenings to be sent home tomorrow.

We also had our Easter Party today! The preschoolers were very excited for the party. We made marshmallow bunnies and went on an Easter egg hunt! Check my Instagram to see pictures from the party (@wol_otooleps34).

Thanks to all parents who donated eggs and helped with the party!

Don’t forget that Friday is a half day of school!

See you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole

Tip-Top Tuesday

Today we talked about Jesus rising from the dead! We read some stories during circle time to emphasize this! The preschoolers were excited and happy to hear that Jesus is alive!

During centers we made an empty tomb to represent the empty tomb of Jesus. These are on display in the hallway, but ask for preschooler how we made them.

During chapel, we filled our egg cartons with our resurrection eggs. The preschoolers were confused when they received their last egg and it was empty. Ask you preschooler if they can tell you why.

Don’t forget, tomorrow is our Easter Party!
If you have not yet sent in 6 eggs filled with candy, please send them in tomorrow. The eggs will be used for an Easter egg hunt at school!

See you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole