Thursday, March 31, 2011

Week of the Young Child

April 10th-17th

This is a special week for our young
children at Zion Lutheran School. This is the week that we celebrate them! We celebrate the wonderful qualities that God has given to them and we thank God that He has blessed us all with these wonderful children! There will be special activities and dress up days during this week to help us celebrate. Please email Sara Kuhlmann at if you have any questions. Zion’s Early Childhood staff is excited to share this week with you and your child(ren)!

Sunday, April 10th-Church service at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church.

Come sit with other Early Childhood families and worship as a group at any of the 3 services listed above. We will sit together on the far left side of Zion’s sanctuary. There will be te
achers there that morning to direct you where to go if you are not acquainted with Zion’s church.

Thursday, April 14th-Balanced Literacy Night

Come at 7 p.m. to Zion’s Church Basement to hear all about Zion’s new reading curriculum that will start next year in our Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade classes. Mrs. Heather Masa, Zion’s Literacy Coach, will be presenting information about this new curriculum. Parents, you won’t want to miss this night! Even if your child will not be in K-2 next year, please come and check out what exciting changes will be happening next year at Zion! For planning purposes, please email Sara Kuhlmann ( if you are planning to attend.

Saturday, April 16th- Family Fun Walk/Picnic, Zion’s Soccer Field

Meet us at 10:30 a.m. at Zion for a fun morning! Park in the front parking lot of the church/main school building and head on back to the soccer field. We will have a designated trail marked out on Zion’s campus for families to complete. After completing the trail, each family will be presented with a children’s book courtesy of Scholastic Books, which they will then sign and donate to Sparrow’s Nest, a local non-profit maternity home for young women that is run by Carissa Figgins, a Zion Preschool mom. After the walk is completed, all families will have the opportunity to join other families in a picnic on the soccer field. All families will need to bring a blanket and a picnic lunch for their own family. In case of rain, the Family Walk and Picnic will be canceled! No reservations are necessary.


Each day’s dress is based on a children’s book that the Early Childhood teachers will be sharing that day with the students.

Monday-Bad Case of the Stripes-wear stripes to school

Tuesday-Chicka, Chicka, Boom-Boom-wear a t-shirt that has letters on it

Wednesday-Harold and the Purple Crayon-wear your favorite color to school

Thursday-Fox in Socks-wear fun socks

Friday-Clifford Goes to School-wear Zion t-shirt or red and white

Pizza Making

To prepare for our pizza making experience first we created our own pizzas with paint and paper. We also made lists of the ingredients we would need to make pizza. Each student wrote their name and the things they would need. We also watched a few videos on making pizza to help us know what we needed to do. Here are the links to the videos we watched:
We used biscuit dough for our crust. We followed the example from the video to sprinkle flour on our dough so that it wouldn't stick
We added our own toppings from the lists we made.
"We can add as much or as little cheese as we want, that is what they said on the movie, " Elliot stated.
We really enjoyed eating our own pizza. We are great cooks!

New Book Orders: Have gone out this week. Orders will be due on April 11th. To order go to Our class activation code is: GPGJT

Please check out the post above about Week of the Young Child coming up in two weeks.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Today is Monday... Tuesday... Wednesday...

Today is Monday, Today is Monday. Monday string beans.
Today is Tuesday, Today is Tuesday. Tuesday spaghetti

Today is Wednesday, Today is Wednesday. Wednesday soup.

Students got to paint or color the day of the week that they typed.
In our Clifford magazine we also practiced the upper and lowercase letter "L" as well as sorting letter "L" on the SMARTboard.
We were very excited go get to spend lots of time outside especially in our new playhouses built by Mrs. Kuhlmann and her brother.

This week is going to be pizza week. We will make our own pizzas using biscuit dough, pizza sauce, and cheese.

Please check out the post below about our class auction item!

Also check out a post I made on my personal blog
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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Class Auction Item

For our class auction item my Mom and I made this children's bookshelf...

but the shelves are empty, please donate a new book for the shelf to make our shelf unique.
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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lutheran Schools Week

We had a lot of fun this week with all of our dress up days and special activities.
We started off with PJ Day and a visit from Scooby-doo.
Tuesday we had lots of Bobcat Spirit with the 6th grade partners.

Wednesday the classroom with filled with lots of characters including our 6th grade partners joining us again.

The best was definitely Grandparents Day. We had so much fun at the concert with Jennie Williamson from Arison Records. She sang so many of our favorite songs and taught us a few new ones.

We also had a lot of fun singing for our grandparents.

We did get some work done this week as well. We started working on our recreation of Today is Monday by typing the days of the week. Each student decided what day of the week they wanted to type.
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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Preparing for Lutheran Schools Week

Next week is one of my most favorite times of the school year, it is time for us to celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week. I love this because of all of the fun and exciting things we get to do as a whole school.

To get us ready for Lutheran Schools Week we made some fun artwork that will be displayed in the church Welcome Center. Please make sure you stop by on Sunday or sometime next week to check it out.

To make this fun art project we practiced using scissors to cut the tape. Then we had to use lots of fine motor skills to put the colorful dot stickers on each square.

National Lutheran Schools Week Events

Monday: Pajama Day
Ice Cream treats
Hang paw prints in the main school building to show what we like about Zion

Tuesday: All-Out Zion Spirit Day
We will be partnering with the 6th grade for a special activity
Teacher Luncheon

Wednesday: Character Day
We will be partnering with the 6th grade for a special activity

Thursday: Hawaiian Bright Fest
Grandparents Day
Arison Concert

Friday: Dress-up Day
Early Dismissal

We have also decided to do a special music/picture/video project. We read the book Today is Monday by Eric Carle. The book is based on a song called "Today is Monday." We have decided that we want to create our own pictures and sing the song to make a video of the book. I am very excited to work on this project with the kids and I can't wait to share our final product.

Picture: Carle, Eric. Today is Monday.

Scholastic Book Orders
Book orders for the month of March just went out. There are several great books available through Scholastic. To order go to our class code it: GPGJT
Be sure to check out some of my recommendations this month.

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