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!

 

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!

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!

We love Pajama Day!

We loved making a yummy Monkey Bread snack on our special day! We each ripped a connamoon biscuit into pieces and rolled them into balls that we put in a ziploc bac filled with sugar and cinnamon and then shook it up until all the balls were covered and sweet! Then we put them in our cupcake liner and off to the oven they went! We all agreed they were delicious and that Pajama Day in Preschool is awesome!

Some “Ll Week” fun!

We decided to give our fine motor muscles a nice workout by making some Lemonade and Limeade during Ll week! We loved using our little juicers which were just the right size for our four year old hands, and learning how they catch the juice, but don’t let any seeds or pulp get inside. Some of us juiced lemons, some of us juiced limes. It was a TOUGH job, but we did it!

Then we checked to see how much juice we were getting out, and if our whole fruit was “empty”, or if we still had some juicing left to do…

Then we added sugar, ice and some water and poured our lemon and/or limeade ourselves..DELICIOUS! And the lemons and limes made our room smell yummy too!

You Can’t Catch Me! I’m the Gingerbread Man!

Oh what fun we had making real Gingerbread man cookies! First, we pressed our piece of dough so that it was big enough to fit our gingerbread man cookie cutter on it, then we PRESSED the cutter down, and removed the extra dough around it, revealing our gingerbread man shape!

Then we decorated our Gingerbread men and girls with mini m and ms!

Then our cookies were ready for the oven! Don’t worry!Mrs. Schoon stayed in the kitchen to make sure they didn’t try to run away!

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!