Jun 2 - 6
We continued to prepare for Moving On. The beekeeper visit was very interesting and many of us saw the queen! We had 2 days of outside water play and fun play stations. It was fun to wear our swim gear to school and the weather did warm up so we had a great time playing with all our Pre-K friends! Our last chapel talked about how we share God's love, and had a great discussion following God's Great Love for You! We started writing messages for the 3s about how much fun Prek is, they'll be posted next week. We're big now and dance to a great song to show you, you'll see it at Moving on! 4 days to go and some great pics to show how we're celebrating our time at UDCNS
May 28 - Jun 1
All week we talked about and demonstrated that "we're big now", and the pride just can't be contained. We read Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten and talked about our feelings about next year. All week centers involved things we can do on our own in a small group with little help from the teachers! We also practiced Moving On songs and started designing our special T-shirts. At chapel we heard the parable of the vine and the branches. We made a custom vine that shows how special we each are and how we need to stay connected to Jesus, check our doorway. Gym had us moving inside with exercise videos, it was heart pumping fun. At library we concluded our week recalling our amazing achievements this year.
We loved Chicka Chicka Boom Boom so much we made our own coconut trees for the hallway. We were inspired by Leo the Late Bloomer and made some blooms with one flower that opened identifying what we can do now that we couldn't do earlier in the year. Finally we heard the classic story of The Little Engine That Could and chanted throughout centers and the rest of the day "I think I can and I thought I could" as we went through our busy day. At chapel we heard about the parable of building your house on rocks, not sticks or sand. We tried to do just that and saw how sturdy rock is. Here's hoping we got the point about putting our faith in God, he's a solid foundation like a rock! With this nice weather we planted some starter plants in other beds and added green beans to our lost lettuce area (freezing days in April!) We also had gym outside with T-ball practice, football throwing and soccer in the back field. Library introduced us to a great story titled Can I Be Your Dog?
May 14- 18
We have wholeheartedly enjoyed seeing the adult ladybugs evolve but now it's time to let them go. We released them into our garden on Friday. We zoomed onto Zz with zoo play using many materials and we created our own animals for our zoo, check the hallway bulletin board. If I Ran The Zoo was our inspiration. Zz also let us cut, draw and stamp zigzags and we tried crayon rubbing the word zebra but that skill is tricky, ask us. We continued to try new things in Moving On unit and wrote about one new idea for the summer. We reviewed rhyming and sorting just for fun. Chapel had us compare Jesus' church to one whole body and we are one part of that and Ms. Livvy told us EACH piece is important, we all need each other. Gym had us moving with challenging stations for our whole body balance and stretching that's for sure. At library we talked about butterflies as other classes are getting ready to release them soon and heard a great story about a butterfly. Finally we got to pick out library books for the last time, oh my.
May 7 - May 11
We hope you enjoyed your special Mom breakfast as much as we did preparing for it. The gifts, the poster, the songs and the pics, you are loved! We tied this event into the Big Day concept of Moving On. We talked about how we felt in September versus now and how we've changed, it was a great discussion. Many centers this week involved saying "I did it" or "I can do it" and try again. We also highlighted the letter Yy with yarn play, yellow painting and reading the word "yes". Chapel focused on the story of Lydia, and how she was confident to tell others about Jesus. We've been observing Ladybug Land and can identify all 4 stages of life so we illustrated that in our journal. Now we wait as the pupa rest then shed their skin! Gym took us outside again where we played whole group games such as Red Light Green Light, What Time is it Mr. Fox? and Duck Duck Goose. All of these emphasized waiting, taking turns and not always getting picked. Library taught us a great lesson about being determined in Tiny and the Big Dig. Finally and most importantly.... Happy Mother's Day to all, it is a gift to teach your child and we're grateful you share them with UDCNS
Apr 30 - May 4
We wrapped up April illustrating a favorite planting song in our journals, while also practicing songs for Mom! Reviewing the U V W and X singing X-ray man song a lot, completing the directions on the umbrella paper and valuing our friends words when we had a conflict. Ms. Livvy had us sing "Following Jesus wherever He may go" so we understood how Peter healed by believing in Jesus. We spent a good deal of time in the garden and partnered with the 3s class to show them how things grow and they planted some more seeds!. Ms. Linda has us practicing Moving on songs already and gym took us outside to the back field for some great group play, We illustrated our spring poem partnering with a classmate to illustrate one line at a time. With all this lovely weather, library reminded us to unplug (see the author's explanation) and to be like humpty After the Fall.