What did we do after Spring break?

Once we returned from our Spring/Easter break we shared the reason for Easter using plastic Easter eggs to help sequence the events that lead to the resurrection of Jesus.  The additional eggs were used to have a K4 Easter egg hunt. The rain forced us to have it indoors, but the excitement was just as high. The Joy Fruit Stand learned a song to help them share the resurrection event with others. Ask a K4 Saint what song they learned.

K4 enjoyed opportunities to explore how nature and seeds produce many different colors in the Spring season through flowers and vegetables. You can ask them what seeds need to produce a root and a sprout. They can also share with you critters or bugs that live in soil and help our environment. We surprised them with worms and pudding to make worm dirt. Our Saints were additionally surprised to learn that they can eat a root, flower, stem, leaf, and a seed. Check out from the pictures below what they found out.

Flower mosaics were created using seeds and gems. The creativity was outstanding!

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Dr. Seuss Fun

There are many things we can do with Dr. Seuss, but on this day we choose to do something special. We had a green egg and ham day. The Saints made green scrambled eggs. They cracked the eggs and turned them green prior to placing the yolks into the crock pot. It smelt good cooking! While we waited for the eggs to cook we decided to find out what two colors made green. It took several attempts, but we finally figured it out. Ask your child what the two colors were. The kids decided they wanted to make a plate with green eggs on it. So our creative thinking came into play and before we knew it a plate of green eggs was made. Unfortunately, I did not take any pictures of them eating their green eggs. Sorry! Ask them where they would eat them and where they would not.

Our 100th Day & Valentine’s Day

It finally came! A snowstorm slowed down the process. Of course, it did not hinder our fun. We had 100 Stem learning and a 100 marble relay race with the kindergarten class. That was a blast. They beat the K4 class but continued to praise and support K4 until they emptied their jar of marbles. Kindergarten did an excellent job demonstrating the Fruit of the Spirit. K4 also dressed up like 100-year-old men and women. They looked awesome! Each Saint also brought in 100  items to share with their friends.

 

The K4 Saints did a fabulous job making gifts for their parents for Valentine’s Day.

Arctic Ice & Snow Literacy

 

K4 had the most fun learning letters, letter sounds and practicing writing with arctic ice and snow. Ice fishing was super “cool” and a ton of excitement was in the air. The had to fish for their letter fish, name the letter, say the letter sound it represented, and then say a word that started with the letter as they practiced writing the letter. Of course, we had to do this multiple times because they were having way too much fun. 😉 Who knew how fun it could be to learn. Enjoy these photos……

 

A season of change

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.