Today we celebrated helpers! We dressed up as helpers and even had a police officer visit. Officer Scott shared many good safety rules with us. God is great to give us helpers. As we grow, we become helpers too. We help by sharing, cleaning up our toys and being a good friend.
This week we completed our unit "I can touch." We had many opportunities to use this great gift from God this week. We played with Model Magic, explored textured bean bags, and talked about things we like or don't like to touch.
We also learned more about the color red. We practiced sorting bears and found the red ones. We used red paint in our Johnny Appleseed Day crafts. We went on safaris in our classroom to find objects that are the color red. You can play the same game at home!
Next week, we will learn that we have tongues to taste and introduce the color orange.
We continued working on our religion theme "God Made Our Helpers." We learned that there are many adults that help up but that we can be helpers too! On Monday, we will have a special helper costume day and a visit from a very important helper!
We finished learning about the letter C this week. We practiced the C Song and how to make a Cc in sign language and write it. We made a gooey cupcake craft and played more games to practice the c sound.
We visited our school library for the first time and met another helper, Miss Keffer, who is our librarian. Miss Keffer will read to us several times this year. Today she read
We also had fun with Johnny Appleseed Day this week. We made fun apple crafts on Friday, which also gave our little fingers a workout!
Our Terrific Three friends were very busy this week! We finished our unit "I Can Smell" in Religion and began "I Can Feel." In the coming weeks, we will have one more smelling
activity, and will have a few messy days while working on our touching theme. Please be sure to send your child in play clothes!
We introduced the color red this week. We played games, went on a "red safari" and painted a red parrot.
This week, we also celebrated "International Talk Like a Pirate Day." We made pirate hats and treasure chests. We played games, like Cannon Ball Toss and Walk the Plank. We read "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell" and "Sheep on a Ship."
We had a short week, but it was full of fun! In religion, we completed our unit "God Made Our Friends." We will be starting "God Made Helpers" next week. At the end of the unit we will have a Helper Dress Up Day. I will give you the specific date soon.
We began learning about the letter C and will continue this unit next week. We learned "The C Song" and how to make a C in sign language. We played Roll, Say, Color and Clap for C. We read "If You Give a Cat a Cupcake" and decorated our own (zucchini) cupcakes for snack.
This week, we also celebrated "International Talk Like a Pirate Day." We made pirate hats and pirate handprints. We played games, like Musical Islands, Cannon Ball Toss and Walk the Plank. We read "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell" and "Sheep on a Ship."
We were quite busy this week learning that God made us with a sense of smell and practicing skills in our Teddy Bear Picnic theme.
We filled a picnic basket with things we would need at a picnic and matched colors. Our teddy bears were very helpful this week! We reviewed our body parts and found them on our bears, too. We practiced positional words (up, down, beside, under, etc.). We painted a watermelon and added a tissue paper rine with fingerprint seeds. We colored teddy bears. We also read several stories, including This is the Teddy Bear and the Picnic Lunch, Corduroy, and From Head to Toe.
Next week is Pirate Week. Children can dress up in pirate clothes on Thursday to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
We had a lot of fun this week learning that God made our friends and all about the letter B.
We learned a new song that taught us how to write the letter Bb, make the sign for B and what sound the letter B makes. We played "Fill the Basket" and looked for items starting with the letter B in our classroom. We wrote the letter B on our white boards and papers. We learned the nursery rhyme "Little boy Blue" and painted hay stacks for a craft. We practiced cutting and crumpling paper. Our special bears were fun to read stories with, too!
We had a great week! The children are learning our routines and are making a lot of progress. We are seeing a lot of sharing and playing together. Keep up the good work!
In religion, we learned that we can see. We played many fun games that we needed our sight for.
We also learned about circles this week. We sang songs, used objects with a circular shape to make prints and went on a shape safari to find circles in our room.
We have also been focusing on using good manners. We have been playing a game that reminds children to say "please" and "thank you." We greatly appreciate your help in reminding your children to use good manners!
This week we learned that God made our families. We drew pictures of something fun we do with our families.
We also learned about the letter A and its sound. We sang The A Song and learned how ot make an A in sign language. We played games to practice the sound of A. We practiced tracing the letter Aa and then wrote it on our white boards.
We visited the computer room for the first time and used the SmartBoard to watch a Sesame Street video clip about the letter A.
In Physical Education, we learned about personal space and "drove" our hula hoops around the gym without bumping into each other.
Sept. 11 -- Teddy Bear Day for Threes
Scholastic Book orders due
Sept. 12 -- Teddy Bear Day for Fours
Scholastic Book orders due
Sept. 13 -- Adult dance in the Social Hall (tickets are available in the office)
Sept. 17 -- NO SCHOOL for students
Sept. 26 -- Wolfgang & Fruit orders due
School Pictures for Fantastic Fours
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My name is Jessica Scott. This is my 14th year teaching and my 12th year at St. Joseph School. I am excited to begin my 6th year in preschool. In preschool, we play, learn and grow together. I am thrilled to share this preschool experience with your child!
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Friday -- Technology