Thursday, April 28, 2011

Egg-citing Week

We painted with plastic Easter eggs filled with paint

Our ingredients to make our own Deviled Eggs

Mixing, tasting, and adding ingredients
Trying our own recipes. Some of us found out that it doesn't take much to really change the taste. (Too much salt, doesn't taste good)
After finding out that an egg sinks we found out what else in our classroom sinks and floats.
Everyone found 2 objects in the classroom. They wrote the name and recorded the results.
Working on glue control as we glue egg shells from earlier in the week to make abstract art

End of the Year Preschool Picnic Please save the date for the end of the year picnic on Wednesday, May 25th at Laurel Park. We will start at 9 AM eat about 11:30 and end at 1 PM The picnic will be for all preschoolers (full and half day) and their families. Families will be responsible for their own lunch and drinks, the teachers and aides will bring dessert for everyone. There will NOT be preschool on this day.

Before Easter

Glueing our crosses that we cut out onto our painting.

Coloring the pictures for the stories we wrote

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Family Fun Walk this weekend has been canceled due to weather!

We had a really fun week this week celebrating Week of the Young Child and doing lots of fun learning experiences to go along with it.

Monday: Bad Case of Stripes

Making palm branches for our Palm Parade later in the week.Working cooperatively with each other using cars to paint stripes on paper

Tuesday: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Creating our own words on our coconut tree. We each decided what word we wanted to spell and then found the letters in the sheet. Some students were able to do it all on their own and others need more help to find their letters and know what letters they needed.

Wednesday: Harold and the Purple CrayonPainting with our favorite colorMixing red, yellow, and blue to discover how colors are made.
Lots of hand eye coordination and body control.

Thursday: Fox in SocksSitting very intensely listening to Miss Julie from the library read to us about ducks.Working hard using our fine motor muscles to squeeze the clothespins to hang and sort socksOn our palm parade searching for crosses as a reminder of Jesus. We praised Him with our song of Hosanna, Hosanna.Searching Pastor Rouland's office to find the many crosses.

Schedule for next week: Thursday, April 21st- Noon Dismissal, all students will need to bring their lunch, hot lunch will not be provided.
No School- Friday, April 22nd (Good Friday) or Monday, April 25th

Save the Date: May 25th will be the End of the Year Preschool Picnic at Laurel Park. All preschool classes will celebrate together, there will be no preschool that day.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring is here

It has been so wonderful to get to spend so much time outside this week. The students have really enjoyed picking flowers, collecting rocks, swinging, and riding bikes.

This week we painted in the style of Andy Warhol and
recreated his painting Flowers 1964.

The Process: We looked at his paintings
online and saw what colors he used. We decided that the background looked like grass with green and black.
  1. We painted our entire page green.
  2. We painted right over the green with black
  3. We use a popsicle stick to make swishingmovements like blades of grass.
  4. We used flower shaped sponges to paint four flowers on the grass.
You can see their latest artwork at the Lutheran High School Fine Arts Festival this Saturday. There will be music competitions for the older children and our artwork along with the artwork of the rest of the school and other Lutheran schools in the county will be on display.

Check out the previous post to see our reflections on our pizza making project last week.

We also did our Clifford magazine which talked about the colors of Spring. The older preschoolers who are getting ready for Kindergarten next year worked on the Clifford magazine in a large group to help them get ready for following directions in Kindergarten.

Make sure to ask your child how to make sign "rainbow;" in our Clifford magazine we learned how.

Scholastic orders are due Monday
Week of the Young Child April 10th. Please join us in this Sunday in the reserved pews in front of church as we worship together to start off the week.

For other special activities and dress up days please see the post from last week.

*Week of the Young Child Logo from