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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Weather

Weekly Theme: WEATHER


MAJOR LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Two’s
Three’s
Four’s
I can sit on my name mat in circle time and listen to a short story.
I can identify different clothes needed for different types of weather.
I can compare and contrast characteristics of various types of weather.
I can express when I’m angry with words instead of hitting/throwing.
I can identify the letters in my name and put them in the correct order.
I can participate in STEM and art activities to better understand weather.
I can practice dumping and pouring in the sensory table.
I use a variety of materials to make creative, individualized art.
I can pretend to be a meteorologist and present weather forcasts with my peers.

This week’s Bible Verse:
Out of the south comes the whirlwind; 
And cold out of the north. 
By the breathe of God frost is given: 
And the broad waters are frozen.
              Job 37:9-12

PARENT RESOURCES:
  • Have your child match his clothing to the weather forecast for the day.
  • Practice using an umbrella outside when it is raining.
  • Be sure to use sunscreen on a sunny day.
  • Fly a kite on a windy day.
  • Make a snowman when it snows.
  • Practice extreme weather drills and where to take cover at home.
  • Record the weather for a week.







Monday, April 23, 2018

Farm Animals

Learning About Farm Animals this week!

Major Learning Objectives:

Two’s
Three’s
Four’s
I can identify my written name.
I can follow rules for animal and Old McDonald Yoga.
I can decipher animals that live on a farm as opposed to the zoo or home.
I can follow rules and be respectful during chapel.
I can share farmyard blocks.
I can learn about different jobs on the farm.
I can sort animal figurines from smallest to largest.
I can listen to farm animal books for 5 or more minutes.
I can understand why we need farms and animals and what they provide for people.


This week’s Bible Verse:
The watchmen opened the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.--John 10:3-4


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Spring


Theme: Spring

Upcoming Bible Verse:  Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord; his going out is as sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, 
as the spring rains that water on the earth.--Hosea 6:3

MAJOR LEARNING OBJECTIVES

TWO YEAR OLDS
I can act out stories with toys and props.
I can be aware of the changes in the weather and seasons.
I can jump and county while playing the lily pad game.
THREE YEAR OLDS
I can recognize two-dimensional shapes.
I can name the 4 seasons.
I can listen and follow two-step directions.
PRE-K
I can recognize the sights and sounds of the season of spring.
I can observe seed, sprout and plant growth and label the parts of the plants.
I can use my creativity to produce projexts that represent God’s creations in nature.

SIGNS OF SPRING
Signs of Spring: Goodbye winter, with your bitter winds and mounds of snow, and hello spring. Spring, of course, marks the beginning of warmer weather and longer daylight hours, the blooming of flowers and the budding of leaves.

SPRING EXPLANATION
Spring is one of the four conventional temperate seasons, following winter and preceding summer. There are various technical definitions of spring, but local usage of the term varies according to local climate, cultures and customs. When it is spring in the Northern Hemisphere, it is autumn in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa. At the spring, or vernal, equinoxdays are approximately 12 hours long with day length increasing as the season progresses.
Spring and "springtime" refer to the season, and also to ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth.

The Earth’s axis, the imaginary line around which the earth turns in its daily rotation, is slightly tilted. The seasons are caused by this tilt and by the fact that the Earth’s axis always holds the same location in space. If the axis were not tilted, the sun would always be directly over the Equator and the northern and southern hemispheres would both have constant, similar weather the year round

ASK YOUR CHILD:
What are the different seasons? What is the sequence of the seasons. Ask: What is the weather like during the different seasons? What is the same or different about the seasons? Include similarities and differences in weather, temperature, and length of daylight.


Rainbows


Theme: Rainbows

Bible Verse:  Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on earth. Genesis 9:16

TWO YEAR OLDS
I can sort different objects based on attributes.
I can identity different types of weather.
I can use my pincer grip to string beads and buttons.
THREE YEAR OLDS
I can count out ingredients needed to make shamrock stew.
I can create art using colors of the rainbow.
I can be a good friend by sharing.
PRE-K
I can observe and participate in multiple experiments involving the colors of the rainbow.
I can create multiple art projects using rainbow colors.
I can listen to stories and lessons about St. Patrick’s Day and the Holy Trinity.


Rainbows happen when sunlight and rain combine in a very specific way. The beams of sunlight separate into the colors we see in the rainbow as they enter a raindrop. Sunlight is actually made up of different colors that we don't usually see. When a beam of sunlight comes down to Earth, the light is white.

How do rainbows form? | Discovery Kids

discoverykids.com/articles/how-do-rainbows-form/


Monday, March 5, 2018

Multicultural Week

Theme: Multicultural Week

Verse: From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth.  Acts 17:26

Major Learning Objectives:
TWO YEAR OLDS
I can recognize different characteristics of our friends.
I can listen and dance to music from around the world.
I can explore different art materials.
THREE YEAR OLDS
I can draw a picture of my family.
I can use a simple map.
I can know that diversity exists in the world.
PRE-K
I can learn that diversity exists in the world and see similarities and differences as natural and positive.
I can understand that God created all people to be unique and important.
I can participate in activities that are representative of many cultures around the world.

RESOURCE: Teach and help your children discover different places, people and cultures around the world. Here are some suggested resources: 
1. Read books about other places.
2. Explore maps and a world globe together.
3. Make foods representative of different countries.
4. Listen to music from around the world.

Website Resource 

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Wonderful World of Dr. Suess

This week's theme is: 
The Wonderful World of Dr. Suess.

You can find more information about Dr. Seuss, along with games and activities you can do at home with your child at: www.seussville.com 

Bible Verse:
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, life, love, faith and purity.

Timothy 4:12

MAJOR LEARNING OBJECTIVES
TWO YEAR OLDS
I can recognize simple forms of mater (liquid/solids)
I can identify some numbers.
I can respond to simple questions about Dr. Suess books.
THREE YEAR OLDS
I can follow safety procedures when preforming an experiment.
I can name and identify colors.
I can recognize rhyming words.
PRE-K
I can develop an appreciation for books written by Dr, Suess.
I can participate in various art, math and science activities related to Dr. Suess books.
I can identify and create rhyming words.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Dental Health Week


We are looking forward to learning about 
how to keep our teeth healthy!


The Bible Verse for the week is:
I am the Lord your God,
    who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
    Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.--Psalm 81:10 (ESV)


The Major Learning Objectives will be:
2 Year Olds:
I can use pretend play to learn and practice new roles.
I can identify a dentist and what they do.
I can learn about healthy foods that are good for my teeth.

3 Year Olds:
I can follow 2-3 step directions.
I can sort and classify objects.
I can combine a sequence of motor skills with control and balance.

Pre-K
I can learn how to properly care for my teeth.
I can practice brushing and flossing through sensory play.
I can sing, read, and create art about dentistry.

Learn about keeping teeth healthy here!

EVENTS COMING UP:
Family Cultural Dinner
Friday, March 2nd at 6:00 p.m.
Bring your favorite food that represents your heritage!

Paint A Passage Painting Event
Saturday, March 3rd 10:00 a.m. to Noon.
$25.00 per person - Childcare will be provided!




Sunday, February 11, 2018

Learning About Emotions


Week of February 11th 2018

THEME: Emotions

MAJOR LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

TWO YEAR OLDS
I can recognize emotions.
I can use words to label my feelings
I can identify basic shapes.
THREE YEAR OLDS
I can take part in a Valentine’s Day celebration
I can express a range of emotions verbally and  through facial expressions
I can try to rhyme words and sounds.
PRE-K
I can identify body language to understand feelings in myself and others.
I can manage my feelings in an appropriate manner.
I can participate in multiple classroom experiments.

Bible Verse: 
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. --John 3:16

LUNCH BUNCH KICK-OFF !!
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14,
11:30-3:00
Cost: $20/day

MAKE-UP DAYS
On the original school calendar we indicated that there would be no school on March 16th for teacher in-service and no school on April 20th for conferences. However we now plan to be open both of these days to make-up for recent inclement weather closings.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Five Senses

Theme: 5 Senses

Bible Verse for the week:  But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears for they hear. --Matthew 13:16

Using our five senses strengthens our everyday experiences. It helps us understand the world around us.
·         What noises did you hear?
·         What is it you saw?
·         What did it smell like?
·         Did you like the taste?
·         How did it feel?

MAJOR LEARNING OBJECTIVES
2's
3's
PRE-K
I can learn about the 5 senses and what they do.
I can dictate something for an adult to write.
I can identify and use my 5 senses during various activities.
I can explore sound when listening to different types of music.
I can produce 2 and 3 dimensional art.
I can identify the form and sound of the letter M.
 I can help the teacher prepare for snack.
I can share with others.
I can repeat and create rhythmic sound patterns.

Donuts with Dads
Celebrating Our Special Guys!
Friday Feb. 9
Morning Drop Off
Dad’s (or any special friend) are invited to come enjoy donuts with their child during morning drop off on Friday, Feb. 9th



Monday, January 29, 2018

Learning About Parts of the Body

THEME:
           PARTS OF THE BODY

Bible Verse for the week: 
So God created mankind in his own image. Genesis 1:27

MAJOR LEARNING OBJECTIVES
2's
3's
4's
I can identify my body parts.
I understand book conventions (front, back, title).
I can label the parts of the body.
I can work independently on some tasks.
I can use my fingers for counting.
I can learn ways to exercise and keep my body healthy.
 I can count in sequence from 1-10, while participating in the 100 days of school celebration.
I can discuss my art with others.
I can create a self portrait and appreciate differences and similarities between myself and others.
Celebration of 100 Days of School
Friday, February 2nd
Dress up like you are 100 years old!
The classes will celebrate by learning about the number 100.


Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 14 we are excited to start offering LUNCH BUNCH, an extended day option for all 3-5 year olds. For an additional $20/day our play and educational experiences will be available until 3pm. Please bring a packed lunch!