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 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!

Exploring our room and Playground!

Oh boy did we enjoy discovering all the cool toys in our new preschool room and playing on our playground! We made new friends and had lots of fun, fun fun!

Blasting off with Rocket names!

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!

Painting the Planets in NEON!

We LOVED discovering things about the Solar System during Ss week! We painted planets with neon paint-it was so exciting to see the BRIGHT colors!

Making Green Eggs!

Oh Boy was it fun making Green Eggs to celebrate Dr. Seuss month! First we each cracked an egg with our partner into the bowl….

Then Mrs. Schoon added the green food coloring…

Then we stirred up our eggs and watched them turn GREEN!

Then into the skillet they went! We all took a “safe stir”!We knew NOT to touch the skillet in any way!

Then it was time to eat our Green Eggs and…Sausage!

We LOVE Dr. Seuss month!

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!