Sunday, November 27, 2011


Thanksgiving Feast
It was fun to watch the popcorn popping

Mrs. Stanglein's class invited us to a feast in the main school

We had fruit, popcorn, and pumpkin muffins

It was fun to celebrate with our friends in the other class

Afterwards we got to play for a little while

New toys

On Wednesday we had a feast in our classroom with Mrs. Hoehner's class
We enjoyed popcorn and a pumpkin dip with graham crackers

After our feast the preschoolers got to help decorate the tree

Everyone was very excited to help

Adding the star to the top

The boys made cars out of the flexiblocks
They drove them all around the classroom. The only problem was that they kept breaking apart

Playing with the Nativity 
I made a necklace

We love climbing

Week of November 14th

The leaves have fallen off the maple tree and we are enjoying playing with them

We had fun throwing them in the air and watching them fall

Our Orchestra
We learned how to use each instrament 
Everyone had to try out each

We set up chairs just like a real orchestra

 We even had a conductor
Each has their favorite job

The cymbal
The drums
Group practice session
We also got ready for our Thanksgiving feast by making our Pilgrim and Indian costumes
Beading noodles for necklaces

Cutting our a pilgrim boys hat
Pilgrim girl
 Parachute in the Gym

Practicing making patters with small beads

Our new listening center

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Music and Christmas

This we week we continued our music and instruments project by going to the church music room to watch the 5th grade beginner band practice with Mrs. Thoelke. The were practicing for the Christmas concert. We saw...
the Tuba
a flute
French horn
percussion (drums, triangle, and jingle bells)
It was kind of loud but we enjoyed it.
Thank you Mrs. Thoelke for letting us join you.
We also listened and explored different instruments using the SMARTboard.
Using the iPad and iPod touch.
This week we also worked on a multi-step Christmas project that you will be able to view on Artsonia by the end of the weekend. (We had to do it early to give you time to order special items for Christmas)
Step 1: Tissue paper background.
Step 2: Painting paper for the tree. We got to mix green and yellow paint to make a different color green. Then we used a scrapper to make it look like evergreen branches.
Step 3: After it dried we cut out a triangle shape to make the Christmas tree.
Step 4: Add glue in stripes across the tree and sprinkle glitter. 
Step 5: Squeeze small drops of glue on the paper (good practice in control, it is a lot of fun to just squeeze the glue into big globs)
Step 6: Add sequins for ornaments
Dress up fun
Many layers of fabric make a beautiful dress

Tying up the princess so that she can pretend to save her in a few minutes
 Important Information:

Book Orders are due on Sunday. I know this was a bit of a short timeline but I want to make sure we get them back before Thanksgiving break. If you would like to order please due so online at our class code is: GPGJT

Thanksgiving Food Drive Monday and Tuesday are the last days for the Thanksgiving food drive. We are collecting non-perishable Thanksgiving foods that will be used to create meals to be giving to the seminary students at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Many of the students don't get the chance to go home to see their families for Thanksgiving. The Student Council is also using our offerings for the month of November to go out and buy turkeys to include in the meals!