Thank You Frog Families!

A huge THANK YOU goes out to our parents in the Green Frog Class! You guys made us feel so special with flowers and plants, biscuits and coffee, gift cards, snacks, and the lovely cards and love notes from the children. You all are the best! We have loved having you all as parents, and thanks for letting us share time as co-care takers of your little ones. 

It was so good to see our little frog friends at Chick Fil A on Tuesday night. Ms. Linda and I enjoyed some of our friends sitting and laughing with us in our booth:)

This past week we learned all about the beach! We read lots of fun stories about stacking beach towels, and building sand castles. We walked like crabs and made ocean “roaring” sounds.

For the last week of preschool we will have a fun week playing with all things Ice Cream! We’ll make a 2-step process art project with shaving cream and paint, and we’ll create some lovely ice cream sundaes…. complete with an ice cream shop in our classroom! Then on Wednesday and Thursday, we’ll have our ice cream party in our class at 11:15. 

See everyone next week for our last week of school! Please see our frog class album for updated pictures. Snacks will be provided by Reese for Monday… our party will be snack on Wednesday, and Tuesday snacks will be provided by Henry…. our party will be snack on Thursday.

Last Month of Preschool!

Happy May Green Frog Families,

Our last few weeks are quickly approaching… and they are filled with lots of fun learning and events. This past week we learned so much about the Ocean! This was a super fun lesson on octopuses, seahorse, sharks, whales, lobsters, and crabs. We learned what lives at the bottom of the deep, dark ocean and the beautiful creatures that live around the Coral Reef. There were many sea animals that our little frog friends didn’t recognize, and it was so much fun to watch them learn the names and remember what they were!

Next week we will learn about having Fun At The Beach! Our artwork will consist of making a fun sand castle with real sand, and constructing a beach picture placing items from the beach in the correct place. We will explore a real “beach” in our classroom… complete with shells and fish and sunscreen!

Looking forward to the last week of preschool, we will end our year with an Ice Cream Party on the last day of school. M/W classes- we will have our party on Wednesday May 22 at 11:15, and T/Th our party will be Thursday May 23rd at 11:15. The party will be in our classroom, and all family is invited.. bring grandma, and grandpa to help us celebrate and siblings are welcome to come too!

Snacks will be provided by Mackenzie for Mon/Wed and Alessia for our Tues/Thur class.
Please find your photo orders in your cubby and don’f forget CHIC FIL A night this Tuesday May 14th at University Mall. We will be there to enjoy fun and food with you all!

See you guys next week!

Happy Easter Frog Families!

We have been busy in our frog class learning all kinds of new things! We learned about Community Helpers, and the wonderful Easter season. We talked about what the word “Community” means, and what makes up a community. Our little friends explored what each type of person in our community does to help us out. We even matched pictures of the helpers with pictures that represent their jobs. This past week we had fun with Easter. We played with “baby chicks” in our science center, and explored what they need to live. We filled Easter Eggs with pom pom balls… this activity helped our fine motor skills with opening and closing the eggs. We’re slowly working towards the proper pencil grasp technique, and developing strength in our hands and fingers. We also read lots of Easter books, some with flaps and doors, and some really cool pop up story books with Easter stories. We rolled golf balls in paint to create the most beautiful Easter Egg pictures. Our caterpillars arrived 2 weeks ago. We have watched our caterpillars for the past couple of weeks, grow and grow. They are now in their cocoons in the butterfly net. Soon they will emerge…

Next week we will explore Insects, and hopefully our butterflies will hatch. We will discuss what the word “Insect” means, and explore some different types of insects. Our sensory table will be filled with some of the most unusual bugs! We will make some beautiful filter art butterflies. These filter butterflies will be made in a 2 -step art process. First we will color the butterflies with markers, and then we will spray them with water to make the colors run for a beautiful tie-dye art piece.

Happy Easter Green Frogs… see you all on Monday!

Happy Spring!

Happy Spring Frog Families! The frogs have been busy working away in our classroom for the past few weeks. We have learned about Things That Go… Transportation, Pets, and Spring Time. I hope you’ve been hearing some of our new circle time songs including Twinkle, Twinkle Traffic Light, and the art of counting down backwards and blasting off… our frog friends have gotten really good at this! Ask them to do it for you, starting at 10,9,8 etc. We learned about taking care of Pets, including a fun vet area with stethoscopes and shots! And we just finished a lesson on what Spring is all about. We shopped in a flower shop and bought the most beautiful flowers with pennies. This was a great lesson on waiting our turn and paying with money. Our frog friends really enjoyed this fun activity!

Since the weather has broken some, we’ve been spending a bit longer outdoors, on the big playground, getting our little frog friends all ready for their new Ladybug experience as Big Kids! We enjoy the sandbox, and big slides mostly! We’ve had the opportunity to enjoy snacks outside a few times at our picnic tables. This is so much fun!

Upon returning to preschool in a couple weeks, we will learn about Farm Animals. Our days will be spent learning which animals can live on a farm, what it takes to feed these animals, and some simple foods we get from farm animals. We’ll paint a muddy pig, a spotty cow, glue cotton balls on sheep, and glue feathers on chickens. We have some really cool stories involving farm animals too!

Lastly, thanks to everyone for attending conferences with Ms. Linda and me, and for letting us share how special your little ones are to us!

Happy Spring Break Frog Friends! See you back at preschool in April.

Last Week of February Events!

Happy Friday Frog Friends! This past week we had a short, wet week… but managed to accomplish a lot! Our little frog friends learned about Transportation. Ask your child what is Transportation (things that go). We talked about different kinds of Transportation… airplane/ train/ car/ van/ bus/ boat, etc. They were good at naming these types of Transportation vehicles themselves. We read several books about how people travel and we painted a cool wooden train. We drove our cars around town (to follow directions). Since we had rainy days, we spent time playing in the “big room” (This is our music room. ) We brought the parachute in and bounced a ball inside it. We set up an obstacle course and turned flips, crawled through the tunnel, and played with hoops. We took a few minutes of quiet time to view a cool “Chica Chica Boom Boom” clip, which taught us about ABCs and we discussed what letters our names began with. Next week continues our Transportation week. We will drive cars through the mud a.k.a. “brown paint”. We will make stop lights and learn a catchy new “Twinkle, Twinkle Traffic Light” song.

Snack next week will be provided by Reese’s family for Mon/ Wed and Henry’s family for Tues/ Thursday.

Conferences are March 12 and 13th. Conference Sign ups will be placed on our website soon… please see those sign ups for a short conference time with Ms. Linda and I.

See you all next week!

February- The Month of Love!

February is upon us… the month of all things Love! Our frog friends loved our Hot Chocolate and Teddy Bears day. Everyone was so cute! We made some great tie-dye teddy bears to hang up in our classroom. Please take a moment to stop and find your child’s beautiful work of art on our bulletin board. We also colored some real teddy bears with markers as a keep sake from us to you… a remembrance of our fun preschool days! (See photo album link for pictures of us with our teddy bears)

Next week is our theme of Valentine’s Day. We will have Pancakes and Pajamas on Tuesday (Feb 12th) and Wednesday (Feb 13th). Please have your child wear their pajamas this day… regular tennis shoes are fine with pajamas because we will still go outside to play. Ms. Linda and I will have on our Pajamas too! We will enjoy pancakes served by our CCP parents in the Ascension Hall. Here is a sign up link if you can help out:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084FA4A72FA0F58-ccps

Also, for Wednesday (Feb 13th) and Thursday (Feb 14th) we will celebrate Valentines’s Day in our classroom by passing out Valentines to our friends. A SPECIAL REQUEST TO MAKE THINGS EASIER… Please only fill out the FROM: section on your Valentine with your child’s name. We will have the children sit in group time with their bags and each child can go around a drop one of their Valentines in each friend’s bag.

Snacks next week will be provided by Lillian/Eleanor for Monday only and by Emma for Thursday only… our pancakes will be our snacks for the other day next week.

*Also please remember the following week that preschool is closed for MONDAY FEB 18th President’s Day and TUESDAY FEB 19th for a Teacher Workday.

Hope everyone has a great weekend and we look forward to celebrating next week with everyone!

Our Last Week of January!

Last week we enjoyed learning about Arctic Animals. We learned which animals live in the Land of Ice and Snow. We read stories about polar bears, penguins, seals, white hares, and the husky dog. Our little friends enjoyed visiting the Arctic in our winter animal hunt during circle time, and we even played a “what’s missing” game. Ask your child how we played it!

This week, for the last week of January, we will be learning about Numbers and Counting. There will be turtles with spots, and frogs on a log.. and some really fun finger plays. We will shop for grocery items in our fun “grocery game” that involves counting items. We will even blast off and practice counting backwards!

Please join us THIS FRIDAY NIGHT at our Valentine Dance on February 1st. This event is always so much fun…. Ms. Julie and Ms. Linda will be on the dance floor, along with some of our other fellow preschool leaders. There will be cookies and fun treats too, and a photo booth!

Bodie’s family will provide snacks for M/W and Lorenzo’s family will send in snacks for Tues/Thurs.

Thanks so much for being such wonderful parents, and sharing your wonderful children with us!

Let It Snow!

Happy Winter Frog Families!

This week we have enjoyed exploring the wonderful season of Winter. Our days were filled with all things SNOW! We played with “snow” in our sensory table…. we scooped and dug and enjoyed the beautiful white color, and soft texture. We decorated glittery snowflakes for our bulletin board and made a snowman… complete with a scarf, hat, and buttons. Our most favorite thing to do was reading books about Winter and Snow. We talked about snow being cold, and what clothes we needed to stay warm. Our Frog Friends ventured down to the big playground this week. We loved the slides, sandbox, and the big wooden ship. We also went to our first Chapel with Ms. Debbie this week. We sat in the pews in the sanctuary with our other preschool friends, and sang songs and heard Bible stories.

Next week we will explore Dinosaurs. We will press Dinosaur bones in clay and see what shapes we can make. There will be cool Dinosaur figures to play with, and of course lots of books about Dinosaurs.

Snacks for next week will be provided by Olivia for Monday/Wednesday, and Sarah I. for Tues/Thursday.

See you all next Week!
Ms. Julie and Ms. Linda

Oh What Fun!

Thanks to everyone for making the first part of preschool year so great! We thoroughly enjoy our little frog friends and have the best parents in the world! Thank you all for our wonderful gifs of goodies, cards, and gift cards! They are enjoyed and cherished as a gift from you! Also a special thanks to our preschool board for our generous Christmas bonus!

Our Concert and Cookies event was such a delight. We got raving reviews of how cute we were :) We hope everyone has a safe and fun Holiday and see you all in the New Year!

Ms. Jule and Ms. LInda

Happy Thanksgiving Frog Families!

For the past several weeks we have been playing fun games at preschool to help reinforce our shapes and colors. At circle time we looked around our classroom to find shapes all around us. And we recognized our colors by the clothes we were wearing. When a color card was held up with the color clothing we had on, we got to stand up and JUMP!!  Also, we played a really neat flashlight game. We played our special "Mission Possible" song music, and got out our flashlights to shine on the color or shape that Ms. Julie was holding up!

Next week, for the last week of November, we will do a lesson on Owls. The green frogs will learn how owls are nocturnal, and play all night, and sleep all day. Then, December will be filled with all things Christmas! It's so hard to believe that the holidays are here, and Christmas is right around the corner.

Resse’s family will provide snacks for Monday, and Ellie’s family will provide snacks for Tuesday this week. Preschool will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday for Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving Green Frog Families!

 

It's Halloween Time!

Our green frogs have enjoyed learning about Fire Fighters, Pumpkins, and Scarecrows for the last few weeks. We made black dots on our fire dogs, learned about pumpkins and how to turn them into Jack O Lanterns, and we decorated Scarecrows for our bulletin board. We learned a fun song about our scarecrows… have your child sing you our song. We also learned a new story on our flannel board.. ..."Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on A Gate".  They Frog Friends love this song!

Next week we will end the month of October with Halloween! We will paint a pumpkin for our classroom and our little Frog Friends can wear their Halloween costumes next week on Tuesday and Wednesday. We will have a little parade through the school. We'll do this mid-morning, and I'll be sure to take some pictures for the parents:) There will be several fun art projects and new concepts for our little ones to learn. We will do a special art project with golf balls!

Eleanor’s family will provide snacks for Mon/Wed, and Rosalia’s family will bring snacks for Tues/Thurs. 

Happy Halloween!

Leaves Are Falling All Around!

This week we learned about Fall! Our frog friends painted leaves with colorful "dot" paint and made tie-dye leaves with a 2 step art process. First we colored leaves with markers, then we used our "magic" spray bottles to make the colors run. What colorful leaves we came up with! We are very proud of these, and have them displayed on our bulletin board in our classroom. We learned a new song at circle time...."Leaves Are Falling". Ask your child to sing this song and do the motions for you. We also read a really neat Leaf Hunt book, and helped our friends in the story find colorful leaves. Then we took a walk on our shape rope around the church, and found our own colorful leaves. We crunched in the leaves, found some colorful flowers, and named all the sights and sounds we discovered on our walk. 

Next week will explore Apples. Our days will consist of painting with real apples, discovering apples in our sensory table, counting and sorting apples of different shapes, colors, and sizes, and of course tasting apples. We will read several stories at circle time that show how apples grow from seed to flower to fruit. What a fun week ahead of us!

Preschool Individual photos will be on Wednesday Oct 3rd and Thursday Oct 4th. Don’t worry we won’t use messy arts and paints on these days :)

Snacks will be provided by Sarah Johnson for our Mon./Wed. class, and Sarah Isaacson’s family will bring snacks for Tues/Thursday. 

Sunflowers and All About ME!

Our first few weeks of preschool are getting off to a good start! We have spent some time learning about Sunflowers, and painting with yellow paint… a new experience for some of our green frog friends. This week we learned “All about me and our feelings.” We made a mini "Me",  complete with beautiful outfits and colored hair.  We also learned about our emotions, since being "Me" includes how we feel. We looked at cards with different feelings, discussed what could have happened to make someone feel that way, and of course we had to make all of our "emotional" faces. Our frog friends are pretty good at this one!  We learned about our safe place and ways to use breathing to help calm us down (Conscious Discipline). Ask your child to show you the “Balloon” breathing technique, or the “Tub Drain”, or the “Pretzel” breathing technique. We also read our Fire Safety book about what we are to do if we were to have a fire emergency. We will practice a fire drill soon, and learn how to quickly leave our classroom in case of an emergency.

We had our first music class, and walked down the hallway on our "shape rope", which keeps us safe and all together when we venture outside the classroom. The kids enjoyed Ms. Rebecca!

Next week we will learn about my favorite time of year "Fall"! In our sensory table we will discover  leaves and acorns. Our days will consist of leaf paintings, books about the color changing of the leaves, songs about leaves, and just all things Fall! 

Snacks next week will be supplied by Mackenzie’s family for Mon/Wed, and Bryson’s family for Tues/ Thursday.  

Thanks everyone for making our first few weeks of preschool such a big success! We look forward to spending the rest of our school year with our great Frog Families. We sure love these guys already!

Our First Few Days of Preschool....

Ms. Linda and I thoroughly enjoyed all of our little Green Frog Friends. Even though we were on a short schedule, this week went great! Our days were pretty simple with guided and free play in centers, some art time, and snack time, then outside play. We even fit in a short circle time!

During our preschool year, our two's will learn socialization skills, colors, shapes, counting, ABC's, and lots of songs and finger plays. We will develop our small motor skills through activities such as using manipulatives, arts (including the use of paint brushes, glue sticks, scissors, and play-doh... just to name a few.). We develop our gross motor skills by doing activities like playing with the parachute, throwing balls, sliding and riding bikes, and in group activities such circle time. We are always on the go, and our days stay pretty busy and exciting! 

This week we will learn about Sunflowers! Our frog friends will explore what sunflowers are and where they come from, and how they grow.  

Snack this week will kindly be provided by Reese's family for Mon/Wed , and Lorenzo's family for Tuesday and Thursday.

 

See you all tomorrow!