Thursday, May 15, 2014

Flowers and Using a Balance

 During art the children created their own flower garden. We talked about how flowers have buds or blossoms, stems, and leaves. Then the children used tissue paper and green markers to create their own flowers. 

This week we also learned how to use a balance. We experimented with different objects around our classroom to see which one was heavier or lighter. We put an object on one side and counted how many bears it would take to make both sides equal. 

 The children are looking close to see if the arrow match up to show that the two sides of the balance are the same. 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Weekly Curriculum

Bible Story- Jesus and the Catch of Fish
Math-How Many Are Left (intro to subtraction)
Literacy- People Who Help, Letter Z
Sight Word-like
Handwriting- Last Name, review numbers 1-10
Science- Observing Changes, Using a Balance
Social Studies- Jobs We Can Do
Art- Spring Poster, Secret Messages

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Getting Ready For Kindergarten

Can you believe it's almost the end of the school year? These kids are almost ready for Kindergarten! 

 Check out how we sit, listen, and take turns to retell our bible story! 

 We are practicing writing and recognizing numbers.

 After reading the book Little Bat we drew our own bats. 

 We painted with yarn for the letter Y. 

Weekly Curriculum

Bible Story- Doubting Thomas
Math- ABB and AAB patterns, Position Words (left, right, over, under, in front, behind)
Literacy- People Who Help, Letter Y, I can____, I am ____
Sight Word- am
Handwriting- First and Last Name
Science- Bats
Social Studies- Community Helpers
Art- Yarn Painting, Coconut Letter Trees

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Holy Week Art

During playtime the children took turns helping create an Easter Sign.

The children created Easter place mats to decorate the tables for the Easter breakfast. 

 They used their fingers to paint a "stained glass" cross. 

 After the children learned the story of Jesus Riding into Jerusalem, they made their own palm branches. They also learned about the word Hosanna.