The three billy goats gruff by Mara Alperin
Pigloo by Anne Marie Pace
One more dino on the floor by Kelly Starling Lyons
I hear a pickle by Rachel Isadora
Snowy Bear by Tony Mitton
Bible Time (One in Christ Curriculum):
"Jesus' parable of the lost son begins with the sinful son selfishly squandering his premature inheritance. His downward spiral continues, and the son finds himself empty with hunger and loneliness, filthy in soil and sin." (Concordia Publishing House) Ashamed the son returns home to his father. He is expecting to be scolded, even shunned for his actions. The father, however, is so happy to see his son once again that he welcomes him home with loving arms, despite the mistakes he had made. We can be like the lost son. We can be confused and lost in our own sin, yet despite our mistakes God shows us mercy. He sacrificed His own Son to be our sacrifice. He restores us and brings us home with Him in heaven one day. What an amazing blessing for us to know that despite the mistakes we have and the wrong turns we may make in life - God is always ready to take us in His loving arms. We truly have a reason to celebrate!
Our passage this week:
Movement Time (SPARK Curriculum):
This week we have had a crazy schedule! We have had Valentine's Day, a visit from Pastor Chris Ewings and new teachers floating in and out! The kids have done a great job of staying focused with them. For movement this week, since we have two teachers switching in and out of the room, we have done a lot of GoNoodle as our exercise. We have also reviewed making a bridge and table to our movement time when we are able to.
Music Time (Sing and Make Music Curriculum):
The students are able to review several songs that we have learned throughout the year such as: slippery fish, shine Jesus shine, Jesus loves me, Baby Bumblebee, and more! The kids especially enjoy music time when we are to do actions with our songs. It is wonderful to see how quickly the students have been able to learn the songs that we are singing.
Small Group Time (High Scope Curriculum):
For small group this week, our students are focusing on an artist: Piet Mondrian. They are looking at his art pieces and attempting to recreate them as best they can! Piet Mondrian is best known for cubism.
Monday: red, yellow and blue art projects with squares traced for the students.
Tuesday: VALENTINE'S DAY! Students were able to create pictures, pass out valentines and enjoy a movie.
Wednesday: students worked with partners to paint square with different colors. On the paper there was tape that was later removed to reveal the squares and rectangles on the paper.
Thursday: students use rulers to create their own squares and rectangles on a piece of paper.
Friday: we have a half day of school and the students will be reviewing their artist!
Afternoon Table Activites:
The students can choose from snack, the sensory table (when it is open) and items on the tables.
Monday(Math): numbers with straws, tracing numbers, number memory, sorting shapes.
Tuesday(Fine Motor): tweezers with fruit to sort, beads with string, connectors and geoboards.
Wednesday(manipulatives): stacking blocks, farm yard uno, wooden blocks and puzzles.
Thursday(Art and Literacy): finger painting, National Geographic animal magazines, and floor puzzles.