Thursday, February 27, 2014

Masking tape art

This morning we worked on making butterflies with beads and pipe cleaners. We will hide our butterflies away next week on Ash Wednesday and won't seem them again until Easter.

We also did small groups today. We worked on counting, lacing cards, and patterning.

In chapel Mrs. Kuhlmann told us the story of the 10 lepers. She even asked some of us to help her act out the story. Mrs. Helmkamp and Alex got to be lepers and Mrs. Hoehner was Jesus.

We practiced our cutting skills using masking tape to make artwork.

Photographer Liam's pictures
This was his rocket creation.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Zaccheaus Was a Wee Little Man

This morning we made butterflies. We are going to close them up in a box next week on Ash Wednesday and then take them out on Easter. Some worked hard to make different patterns on each wing.

This week in Jesus time we have been learning the story of Zaccheaus. We learned the song to help us remember the story.

During small groups today we worked on lacing cards and counting and matching numbers.

During our center time today I asked each child what they knew about the places that were cold all the time. I recorded their answers to see how much they remember from what we have been learning.

Next week we will come up with new ideas for what we will learn about next.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


 We are learning the story of Zaccheaus this week. As I told the story everyone made their own Zaccheaus picture to remember the story.

We colored the tree and ripped paper for leaves and added in Zaccheaus
 We also did small groups today. One station was cutting and the other station was working on making the letters "W" and "V"
 One group worked on cutting starting with straight lines then moved to curved, zig zag, and shapes

 We practiced the sounds that each letter makes and the correct way to form the letter

We also tried spelling our names with the wood pieces

We played a bean bag game where we had to say the name of the person we were throwing to.

We practiced writing our names. Mrs. Helmkamp made sure that we were using correct letter formation and helped us with our pencil grips. Some of us wrote our names 4 times and had to write smaller and more carefully each time.