It is the last week of school before spring break! It is a wonderful thing to be able to enjoy with out students before we have a week off of school. This week they have been able to make several different art projects (during work time and small group). They have been busy enjoying this wonderful sunshine and chilly weather. We are thankful for time spent outside!
Students were getting creative outside!
Here we have a bonfire while roasting marshmallows.
The elves and the shoemaker by Mara Alperin
Grumpy Cat by Britta Teckentrup
We are growing! by Laurie Keller ** (a new favorite for the kids)
I am invited to a party! by Mo Willems
Please, Mr. Panda? by Steve Antony
Bible Time (One in Christ Curriculum):
This week the students having been hearing a story about a man named Zacchaeus. Zacchaeus was hated by most people in his town. He had lied, cheated and stolen money from those around him. One day, Jesus was in town. Zacchaeus attempted to go and see Jesus and hear him speak. He was a short man and had to climb into a tree to be able to see Jesus. To the crowds amazement, Jesus walked over to Zacchaeus and told him to get down out of the tree. Jesus wanted to go to his house and have dinner with him. Zacchaeus saw the mercy of his Savior. Despite the mistakes Zacchaeus had made in his life, Jesus provided him the forgiveness he so desperately needed. It is amazing to see the love that He shows to all of us - even though we do not deserve it.
Movement Time (SPARK Curriculum):
This week students were able to play the Circus Act song and game. The students were asked to display a knowledge of how an animal moves throughout the game (gallop, hop, etc). The students loved being able to show their knowledge of animals, but also how far they have come being able to do large motor movements.
Music Time (Sing and Make Music Curriculum):
Students have been reviewing songs from music this week as well as bible time. They are able to do the actions for songs and act them out when applicable. The students were able to choose what songs they would like to sing throughout music time.
Small Group Time (HighScope Curriculum):
This week, students are looking at an artist: Claude Monet, who was a leading figure of French Impressionism. The students were able to recreate their own versions of some of his paintings this week.
Monday: free paint with watercolors, students then designed their flower using the paper that they painted with watercolors.
Tuesday: students created a sunset background using red, yellow and orange.
Wednesday: they created a shadow for their sunset picture using black paint. Many students chose to do buildings, mountains or a person!
Thursday: ice painting with Miss Schneck!
Afternoon Table Activites:
Monday(Math): numbered muffin tins with beads, number puzzles, tracing numbers and number books.
Tuesday(Fine Motor): connectors, blocks, lacing cards, and tracing items.
Wednesday(Manipulatives): legos, small puzzles, stacking blocks, and 'I Spy' books.
Thursday(Art&Literacy): word puzzles, boggle jr., alphabet puzzles, and finger paints.
Friday(Sensory): happy half day of school! No activities.
|Painting with ice!|