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,TheTeddyBears 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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!