We have had a lot of fun with Christmas trees in preschool this month! We painted sparkly trees with glitter paint and also made Christmas trees from sequentially laid strips of paper, starting fro m the longest and going to the shortest! Great critical thinking and creativity flowed!
Let’s Glitter Paint!
Now which one is longer?
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!!
For Rr week we tested the knowledge of the letters in our name! First we had to count how many letters we needed, then we each picked the right number of colorful squares and wrote a letter of our name in each square. Then we glued them in a line like a rocket and BLASTED OFF!