Painting the Cat in the Hat!

Oh boy was it fun painting the Cat in the Hat at the easels to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday! We opened all FOUR sides of our easel because we all couldn’t wait to paint! we only had four colors of paint in our tray: Gray, black, white and red!

And away we go!

Parents! Make sure you check out our finished paintings in the entranceway of the JWest door! They’re awesome!

Visiting the Post Office!

Boy did we have fun mailing a special Valentine to someone we loved! First, we had to get our special “hug” cards stuffed into the envelopes and make sure they were licked shut-it was a kind of yucky job, but we did it!\\

Then we were off to the Southfield Post Office! We sat on the bus quietly, and waited in line VERY quietly too, so as not to disturb the other people who were mailing things:)

When we got up to the counter, the post office helper let us pick out whichever stamp we wanted! We put our stamp on our envelope, payed for it, and got our receipt and change.

Then off we sent it down the mail chute to get to our special someone!

Pizza With Our Pop!

Oh boy did we have a BIG event in Preschool! To get ready for our fun night with our dads we started by making a special craft to put on our bulletin board! Since we would be making pizzas that night we crafted a chef of ourselves holding a “pizza”. The two pieces of pepperoni had 2 reasons we loved our dad typed on them…we put them up on the board, wrote a special message to dad so he would know what to do when we got to school that night and got our special event underway…

When we first got to school with daddy, Mrs. Schoon took a special picture of us with him, then it was time to make our pizzas!

When they were ready for the oven, we played across the hall with Dad while Mr. Vowles, and Jack and Max(Mrs. Vowles’ sons) cooked the pizzas!

Then it was time to eat!

A great time was had by all! We love you dad!

Pajama Day Fun!

We had so much fun on Pajama Day! The theme for our special day was based on the book Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed so we made some awesoem paper plate monkeys! We had already painted one small late brown for the head, and one large plate for the body. Then we glued on big google eyes, cut out our own tummies, just the way we wanted them, and folded up our paper strips for the arms and legs so our monkeys would be springy and ready to jump through the trees!

Painting Christmas Trees with Glitter Paint!

Oh how we love glitter paint in preschool! It was so much fun creating sparkly Christmas trees and admiring each other’s work!

Making Veggie Turkeys!

Oh did we have fun painting with potatoes and peppers to make a turkey! First, we stamped a potato in brown paint to make the turkey’s body…

Then it was time to add the feathers! Green pepper halves dipped in different colors of paint did the trick!

Then we added some google eyes, orange construction paper feet and a red waddle, both of which we cut out in any way we liked…and TAADAA! Here are our turkeys!

Getting on Noah’s Ark!

Hands on experience is always the BEST experience to have in preschool! Our Bible unit the past few weeks has been about Noah. So in typical PK style we made animal Masks…we all had a partner of course, because the animals came to the ark “two by two”…

Then Mrs. Vowles dressed up as Noah and told the “animals” what God had spoken to “me”…

Then we got on the ark!! Wev talked about what it was like on the ark…hot, crowded, and probably stinky! We “heard” the rain! (Mrs. Vowles played a thunderstorm CD..) When the rain stopped we got off the ark, and there it was! The rainbow! God’s Promise to never flood the earth again! We had a great experience!

Hi Mr. Pumpkin!

In keeping with our Pumpkin unit, Mrs. Vowles brought in a special guest for us to meet: it was the GIANT Mr. Pumpkin! First, we checked him out and noticed he had lines on hom..he wasn’t smooth..

Then we painted our interpretation of him at the easels, ONLY using yellow paint(for pumpkin flowers), brown paint (for the dirt the pumpkins sit on), green paint(for the vine), and orange paint (for Mr. Pumpkin)…it was fun to see that EVERY painting was different even though we all used the same colors and were painting the same Mr. Pumpkin!

Then it was time to cut Mr. Pumpkin open and see what was inside! It didn’t hurt him a bit and we loved checking out his seeds and pulp!

Then we carved a pretty heart into him and watched it glow…just like Jesus’ Love glows in us 🙂

Mouse Paint!

Oh boy did we love reading Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh! It was about some silly mice that jumped into some primary colored paints and them mixed themselves up with each other, amking new colors appear!

We decided to pretend we were the mice and chose two primary colors to dip our hands into. One color for each hand…

Then we rubbed our hands together just like the mice did when they danced in the paint puddles….

TAADAAA! Check out the new color we made!

Teddy Bear Picnic!

Oh did we have a great time having a Teddy Bear Picnic! We started our day by taking a special picture with our bears:)

We also made coffee bears! Some of us had never smelled coffee! And boy do we LOVE using REAL white glue! We got to use a lot of it too, so our coffee would stick on to our bear! Usually “a LITTLE drop will do”, but not today:)

We made dotter bears too!

Then we read The Teddy Bear Picnic by Jimmy Kennedy and it was off to Physical education for us! But guess what?! While we were in the big gym…our Teddy Bears decided to have a picnic of their own! We couldn’t find them at first…but then there they were, having a great time at their picnic! Those silly teddies!