Saturday, April 29, 2017

Healthy Bodies and Taking Care of the Earth

The LAST Two WEEKS IN PRE-K


Religion: 
Resurrection of Jesus
Road to Emmaus
Doubting Thomas
Jesus' Ascension

Theme: Food Groups & Taking Care of our Earth


We sorted out things that help or hurt our earth.



Miss Becker's room is trashed.  We worked together to pick up the "garbage" but before feeding the garbage can we had to tell our friends the letter of the alphabet and sound on our piece of garbage.






We learned about healthy foods and on Friday, the 3 day class made fruit and spinach smoothies.


Here is a picture of the smoothies we tried.  The one on the left was made with just frozen berries, banana and water.  The one on the right was made with the same fruit with the addition of spinach.  The students were surprised to find that they tasted the same and kept asking for more!!


We had fun looking for Easter eggs and little chicks in our sensory table.
 



We were busy at the restaurant.




We have had fun playing a homemade game "ZAP" which helps us learn our letters and sounds.


We decorated coffee filters with marker and then sprayed them with water to make a picture of our beautiful earth!



"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life!"  John 3:16


They both wore owl shirts on the same day!

"I can help the earth by..." Some of their responses: picking up trash, not wasting water, sharing my old toys and clothes, sorting garbage, recycling paper.



We stamped with limes and oranges.  It smelled so good!


We eagerly watched our caterpillars form a chrysalis this week.






The 2 day class squeezed lemons to make lemonade during healthy food week.




Some of us were brave enough to try tasting the lemon and even liked the sour taste!





The 5 day class loves to practice their letters and play teacher.



Each butterfly had a number and she worked on putting them in order.

These friends had a great imagination.  They pretended the blue carpet was the swimming pool and they were playing at the pool.




The 2 day class made symmetrical butterflies by painting only one side of the paper.  We folded their paper and they watched as the paint transferred to the other side.


We had some old bulletin board paper so we let the 3 day class color pictures on it!  They were thrilled to color on such a big piece of paper together!




Friday, April 14, 2017

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

This Week In Pre-K

Letter: Zz

Religion: 

Jesus before the Judges
Death of Jesus

Theme: Easter and Bunnies


Holy Week is this week!  While we had fun playing with Easter eggs and learning about bunnies, we made sure to emphasize the real reason we celebrate Easter, JESUS!



We enjoyed many laughs rolling down the hill outside!  It has become one of their new favorite outside activities. 






Mrs. Koosman reading the Bible with some of her students during playtime.   
They love to retell our Bible stories.








The 5 day students enjoying their Easter Party!





The 3 day class working together in groups to do a sink or float experiment. 

We were excited and surprised to see if our predictions were correct!






We enjoyed playing with musical instruments along with one of our new favorite songs, "The Lord is my Shepherd."


They loved the instruments so much, they requested to use them during playtime.  They used the drumsticks  to be the director.







We made bunnies these week and each one has their own character!





We enjoyed our last week with the hospital.



We played with water in our sensory table.


We worked on strengthening our fine motor skills by stringing beads. 


They worked hard to make their necklaces and were so proud of their finished results!








The 3 day class during our Easter Party.




The Egg Hunt!













The 2 day class at their Easter Party!



Bunny hopping races



hunting for eggs