We have been up to many things, but I will only highlight on a few parts. The crossover into a new quarter offers the opportunity to explore the many changes that occur, not only in the seasonal differences but also in our lives as we prepare for each holiday and discuss the joy God shares during this time frame. The first change was the addition of our new friend, Ella.
K4 has been busy exploring, investigating, and learning parts of history. The autumn season has shown us some of the ways God shares His joy through seasonal changes. Also, how we can share God’s joy with others. The first thing the Saints enjoyed was our annual preschool Fall festival.
The Saints went on a scientific journey discovering the life-cycle process of a pumpkin and an apple. Afterward, they created their own pumpkin patches and apple trees. They explored the circumference of an apple and the inner parts. They learned that God created the pumpkin and apple for us to enjoy. We discussed how God’s creation is one way God shares joy with us. We are now able to share in the joy of the life-cycle processes with God. Ask your child the life-cycle for both the apple and pumpkin. Afterward, each group turned their apple into an erupting volcano. The volcanos were used to talk about controlling our emotions. The storybook, When Sophie Gets Really Angry, was used to help create the scenario. In the book, Sophie gets so mad she erupted like a volcano. The Saints used measuring cubes to determine the height of pumpkins and various other fall items. Their next mathematical investigation will offer them a chance to measure the circumference of objects. Later, they turned additional apples into applesauce after graphing which apple they preferred.
In Bible, the Saints made their own conclusions of how God shared His joy with Abraham and Sarah. Ask your child about it! They pieced together biblical events of Abraham and Sarah’s journey to a new land.
They also learned about the history of Veterans Day. Enjoy some pictures that will also share some insight into what the Saints have been doing. Ask your Saint to share them with you.