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Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas fun

We had a fun short day today. We did our jobs, went to Library and ate a special yummy snack, thanks Jill! Then we played in centers before the big performance. The children did SO good during the program!!! I'm so proud of them. 





I'm going to miss them during break but looking forward to seeing family,  Christmas, planning Finn's 1st birthday and spending time with my boys. 

I wish everyone a very merry Christmas! 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Week

We started off our week of learning about Christmas by reading the story Christmas in the Barn.
Then the children made Jesus in a manager. 

We all enjoyed watching the presentation of Velveteen Rabbit. 


Tuesday we talked about the legend of the candy cane. We learned that not only is it a yummy treat but it's a reminder of what Christmas is all about...Jesus. Not only is the candy cane in the shape of a staff, but when it's held upside down it forms a "J" for Jesus. Then the children glues white tissue paper to make stripes for a candy cane. Then we held it upside down and put Jesus in a manger. 


Yesterday we learned many fun facts about reindeer and looked at pictures of them. After we made one of the most famous reindeer of all...Rudolph.


Today we learned about Angels. We talked about the Angels in the Christmas story and in the Bible. We learned that they are God's messengers and they watch over us. Then the children made these beautiful Angels.
I can't wait for our program tomorrow. The children have practiced really hard. See everyone at 11:00 in the Family Room. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Winter Animals

Wow! we have had a busy busy week in 4K. 

On Tuesday Mrs. Schmitz came and completed a lesson with the children on Superflex and the characters. Superflex is a curriculum designed to teach younger students how to regulate their behaviors and become stronger social problem solvers. It is use to engaging teaching approach to help students learn about their own inner Superflex and the related strategies they can use to outwit and outsmart various social challenges. There are many different Unthinkable characters, such as Glassman, Brain Eater, One-Sided Sid, Mean Jean, and others.

On Wednesday we went and watched Kindergarten through 2 grade put on their Christmas Program.

Yesterday we learned about peguins by reading a National Geographic book. We learned how they huddle together to keep warm. We tried it out to see how warm we could get and as you can see everyone had fun.
Then we practiced walking like a penguin. 
Then we made our own penguin. 

Today we went to the Christmas Bazaar. Everyone had fun playing games and shopping with our buddies. 









After we read a National Geographic story about polar bears and learned many fun facts. Then we made one and shared a fact that we learned.

Here's a peek at the jobs that the children completed this week. 
Candy Cane Patterns

Fish Coutning

Penguin Color

Christmas Graphing

Find the missing letter
At Prayer Center the children learned about St. Nick. Then we cut out a hat and decorated it with tissue paper. 
 
I have to brag on how SMART these children are by showing you that every sentence in our morning message was read by a child. SOOOOO PROUD of them.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Fall

Today we focus on learning about fall. We read a few book and made a list of things that happen during fall and added it to our seasons anchor chart. 

Then we made our own fall tree. 


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Weather Unit

We started our weather unit off by making a HUGE list of weather words on the Smart Board. 

Then we talked about the scientist that study the weather, meteorologist. We also talked about the tools that they use to measure the weather. After we wrote some fun facts we learned on our meteorologist anchor chart.
 
We watched Channel 3 and Channel 5 weather clips on the Smart Board and discussed why it's important to watch the weather.

Yesterday we read the book "Calendar" and discussed the four season. We went into detail about Spring and what happens during spring. We added a few of the facts that we learned on our seasons anchor chart.
After we used our arm, hand and tissue paper to make a spring tree. 

Today we talked about summer and all the fun things that we during summer time. After we added some facts to our anchor chart.
Then we made a summer tree. 
Tomorrow we will learn about fall!!!!

Here is a peek at the jobs that children are completing this week:
Mitten Patterns

Graphing Shapes

Coloring sight words

Christmas tree craft