Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Penguins and Polar Bears

Pre-K Last Week: 

Letter: P

Religion: Jesus Calls His Disciples, Jesus at the Wedding  

Theme: Polar Animals 

We learned a lot about penguins and polar bears this week. We had a fun time on Penguin Day and enjoyed pretending to be penguins! 

Were you wondering while your child's hands were blue last week? We painted with frozen paint! You can see our painting up in the hallway by our classroom. We used green and yellow paint cubes and when they melted and mixed, they made blue! 

When our fingers got too cold, we used tweezers to paint!

It is fun to see friends working together on art projects. They are making their own designs. 

We practiced counting and one-to-one correspondence with goldfish. Feed the penguins! 

After we fed the penguins many different numbers of fish, we ate a goldfish treat!

When I told the friends to feed the penguins 7 goldfish, one friend formed the goldfish in the shape of a 7. How clever!

Yummy goldfish!

The students made a HUGE line of penguins! They were so excited about it! 

We painted patterns with marshmallows. It was fun and messy! 

Friends practicing counting together. 

The students made penguin patterns this week. How pretty! 

They were so proud of their patterns! 

 Every student painted a penguin. I love to see how every penguin is unique and beautiful!

 Are you taller than a 4 foot Emperor Penguin? Every friend measured themselves next to the penguin.

We painted polar bears with shaving cream and then played in it after. We love shaving cream! 

Playing a penguin board game. 

Learning how penguin feathers are waterproof. 

Learning how blubber works and giving it a try! The students couldn't feel the icy cold water when they used the blubber to keep their hands warm. 

God is so smart - He made penguins and polar bears just right to survive the cold. 

Penguin huddle to stay warm! 

Happy Penguin Day! 

I love our class of silly penguins! 

Friday, January 18, 2019

Winter Themes

Pre-K Last Two Weeks: 

Letter: M & N

Religion: Jesus as a Boy, Jesus at the Temple, John Baptizes Jesus 

Theme: Animals in the Winter, Fun with snow/ice

Wishing you warm winter wishes and snowflake kisses! 

We used our instruments to sing our songs during Bible time. We love music!

The students sorted the unifix cubes by color. They were so proud! 

We made different snowman projects this week. Happy winter!

The students enjoy building with blocks and doing puzzles together. 

Coloring is a favorite activity! 

We played a game with shape beanbags to practice our shape recognition. 

The students have been learning how to play new games like Candy Land. 

It is so nice to see good friends playing together! 

Exploring the magnets and how magnets repel and attract. 

We decorated snowflakes with paint and glitter. 

The students practiced their letter recognition of lower case and capital letters with a Spin and Stamp game. 

We practiced numbers with some Marshmallow Math: count the right number of marshmallows to match the number on your board. 

We put ice in the sensory table with our polar animals. These animals love cold places!

We'll be learning more about penguins and polar bears next week.

Visit the website in a few weeks for more pictures of what we've been doing in 
Pre-Kindergarten at St. John's!