Making Veggie Turkeys!

We had a great time celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday by making turkeys using a potato, cut in half, for the turkey body, and green peppers that were cut in half for his feathers!  We stamped everything in paint and had a great sensory experience! Then we finished our turkeys up with some google eyes, and cutting out some legs, a waddle and beaks to make him look like an awesome Tom turkey!

Baking Pumpkin Muffins!

We had a great time wrapping up our pumpkin unit by pretending we were chefs and baking Pumpkin Muffins! First we each got to put an ingredient in and then we each had a great time stirring our batter!  Then we helped put the batter in the tins and baked our muffins in the church oven.  They tasted delicious! We are awesome chefs!

 

Scarecrow Day!

We loved celebrating Scarecrow Day on Friday!  We made Scarecrow cookies, and took our picture with our face inside a giant scarecrow body too!  We also did a Scarecrow cut and paste sheet that challenged our scissor and critical thinking skills!

But the most fun thing we did was make Scarecrows that looked like US! We cut out the pants and glued on the faces and shirts and then it was time to get messy! We used a LOT of glue to put the “straw”where our hands, and feet would be!  We can’t show you the finished product right now, but stop by the JW entrance-way sometime next week and take a peek at us!

 

 

 

Getting on the Ark!

We had so much fun acting out one of our favorite stories in God’s Special book, The Bible. it was Noah and the Ark!  First we had to make our animal masks…

 

 

Then one day we were surprised to see Noah right in our hallway! He told us how one day he was praying and God said Noah, you are going to build a big boat! (also called an ark!) Noah, of course was really Mrs. Vowles! We laughed when we saw her in disguise as Noah!

When we walked into our classroom there it was! A homemade ark! (We were using our imaginations of course!)  We started going through its door two by two with our animal partner!

While we were on the ark we talked about how noisy and maybe even how stinky it might have been, as we listened to the rain…(it was really a rain CD that Mrs. Schoon was playing)!  Then, when the thunder and rain stopped we got off the ark…..and there was the  rainbow that God put in the sky as His promise to never flood the earth again! It was so pretty! We took  a look at it and than sat down for a big picture of us to remember our special day!

 

Visiting the Pumpkin Patch!

We had so much fun getting on the big yellow bus and heading out to Three Cedars Farm on Wednesday! We took a hayride out to the pumpkin patch and found our own PERFECT little pumpkin, saw some real pumpkin vines and yellow pumpkin flowers. Then we headed back for some cider and donuts and playground time! Our first field trip was a great success!

MAGIC HANDS!

ThOh did we have an awesome Friday mixing colors! We were inspired by the book Mouse Paint by  Ellen Stoll Walsh to mix two primary colors together to see what secondary color they created!

First, we chose 2 colors to paint: ONE on each hand!

Then we rubbed our hands together…..

And…TAAAADAAAAA! look at the new color our hands were!

Our Teddy Bear Picnic!

We LOVED bringing our Teddies to school! In PK it is so much fun to fill a whole day around one theme! This special day was built around the book, The Teddy Bears Picnic by Jimmy Kennedy. Boy did we have fun!

Our room was filled with the wonderful smell of COFFEE as we made lots of gluey coffee bears, and  colorful dotter bears too!

Mrs. Schoon took an official “portrait” of us holding  our Teddies,  then we told Mrs. Kileen all about  them.  We used our fine motor skills,  with a new medium, colored pencils, to make the front of  our Teddy “info”card beautiful,and then Mrs. Schoon glued our official “Teddy Portrait” inside!

Oh but the best was yet to come! Do you know what those Teddies did? While we were in Music they ran away! We had to go on a big search for them just like in the  Teddy Bear Picnic story!

When we got back to our classroom after NOT finding them anywhere… they tricked us again! Those funny teddies were having their own picnic right in our room!

We ate our snack with them and enjoyed pretending we were on a real picnic!  We love you Teddies and hope you had fun on your special day!

 

Making Bubble Art!

Hi Parents!

Were a few of you wondering why your child may have come home with a bit of paint in their hair? Well here’s why! We were busy creating Bubble Art!  The only thing you need is a straw and a mixture of 1 part bubble solution and 1  part paint. We put our bubble paints in different sized  containers to make our fun more effective and then we started blowing, and catching our bubbles on our papers!   It was AWESOME!

 

Making Apple Prints!

We LOVED cutting open an apple and seeing the STAR inside!  Then we did some apple prints to catch the star on our papers! We didn’t necessarily see the star at times, but we sure had a great sensory experience stamping our apples in red, green and yellow paint!!

 

Our Kissing Hand Crafts!

And then we jumped right in to crafting! We learned how to operate our glue sticks when making our Chester puppets, how to keep our watercolor brush wet to make our paint sets work, and how to operate our dotters and NOT lose their tops!  It was an awesome Friday!