Spring Inspiration

We discussed seasonal change between winter and spring. The Joy class has learned that winter changes to spring when the cold snow begins to melt and the weather temperature starts rising. Ask your child to describe to you the changes they will see when spring begins. They should be able to share that a change from winter to spring is noticeable when the flowers begin to bloom.

The seasonal change produced curiosity and a desire to explore for caterpillars. Take a look at two caterpillars the Saints found on the playground.

K4 extended knowledge of plant and flower life cycles when investigating how they change between seasons. The Saints were provided with gardening materials and creativity flourished. Below are a few of the plants and flowers that were created in planter pots.

Afterward, the Saints’ creativity continued when they made flower mosaics and other floral art.

Spring also inspired these cute photo moments.

End of the quarter Shaping Joy Fruitful Event

The saints did an outstanding job in the third quarter, Fruitful Event, Shaping Joy. From acting out a Bible scene to demonstrating knowledge learned, they stood to perform a program that lasted thirty minutes. We did get some pictures of the parents and saints engaging in activities together. K4 demonstrated their quarterly growth through song, theatrics, and interactive activities with their parents. The saints tested the knowledge of their parents about shadows and Groundhog Day with an “Are You Smarter Than A Preschooler?” game. The parents kept their results a secret.  Three of our K4 friends assisted in presenting the PowerPoint slide show questionnaire.

The saints acted out a Biblical scene about how Jesus healed a paralyzed man. On the 100th day of school, K4 competed in a one hundred marble race. They had the parents engage in that same marble race, too. Our group “A” parents did not win against the saints but group “B” parents were victors. It was fun to watch the intensity and desire to win on both sides.

K4 communicated orally about several American Leaders throughout history. They did a great job explaining opposites, along with sharing how to name and find rhyming words. Additionally, the saints taught their parents one-way that helped them to identify long and short words. The magnetic trains offered the saints a chance to verbally share how magnetic energy and strength works when building a train chain.

Our parents and visitors enjoyed our Dr. Seuss breakfast and Thing One and Thing Two photo center. The most challenging event for the parents was our Foot Wall. K4 had parents try to find three different sets of their feet. Did you know the background to their Foot Wall was painted by the saints own feet? It was fun! Parents have continued to view the Foot Wall during morning and afternoon drop off as one last attempt at redemption. 🙂 We enjoyed the enthusiasm from all, it was an amazing memory maker day.

The saints did a wonderful job verbalizing and demonstrating how the Bible lessons taught them how to use their words, actions, and feelings to shape joy for others and Jesus. Martin Luther King was a leader that helped K4 understand how to shape their hearts with God’s joy and love for other people. They ended their presentation by saying they liked their differences and loved one another.

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Making Memories in the Joy Fruit Stand

The entire staff dressed up as different video characters.

We surprised our students by dressing up as Pokemon video characters.

The students had no idea. It was a fun day.

Which meant we had to have a Pokemon day.

K4 enjoyed Pokemon bingo.

The lucky winners won a fancy pair of heart-shaped sunglasses.

                                       On Valentine’s Day, the K4 Saints decorated hats.                                         Take a look at their silly face photo moment.

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A science experiment because they had questions. It made perfect sense to make it fun. They wanted to know what made the raindrops fall. Their curiosity made for some great discussions. Ask them what they learned.

Take a look.

Take a look at a few things K4 has been doing.
In Math, the saints used heart rulers when identifying how to record measurements.
Afterward, they made heart mosaics. 
 On our 100th day of school, we celebrated with some stem activities. Each center had 100 pieces. K4 enjoyed a 100 hundred marble race and a 100 grid chart race.  The saints also built a 100 number line using popcorn numbers. We also offered them time to use their engineer minds to create masterpieces using blocks and paper cups.
The saints counted to 100 in ten frames using popcorn.
Once they counted to one hundred they were allowed to eat it.
K4 also arrived on the 100th day of school a little older than usual. 🙂

It’s Official

Our second quarter is officially over.  The K4 Saints did a marvelous job demonstrating some of the ways they bloomed knowledge of how God’s joy is shared. It was such a joy for us to watch their growth transfer into a program developed and produced by them.

We could not be prouder! J

Our third quarter will introduce them to how joy is shaped through their actions, words,  and feelings. They will also go on a journey in the Bible discovering how Jesus’ life is an example for us to follow.

Enjoy viewing some pictures below of our second quarter fruitful event.

 

The joy of giving….

K4 is learning the biblical reason for the season of Christmas. God shared the joy of salvation through the birth of His son, Jesus Christ. The saints pieced together a scene of Jesus’s birth.

K4 learned that God’s word teaches us that it is better to give than to receive. K4 made cookies to give away. They shared their joy of cookies with the K2/K3 Love Fruit Stand.

K4 adding the snowflake ornaments they made for the CCA Christmas tree.

Mrs. Benz came in and shared her joy of being a community farmer with K4.

K4 has been practicing for the Christmas production this Thursday. Come out and learn the Gift of Hope by all of the CCA saints. Every saint has been working hard so they can minister to others. Bring a friend or family member with you. The message is sure to bless every heart. K4, along with all the other CCA saints, will share the real meaning of the Christmas season.

 

 

 

 

What have we been up to?

What have we been up to?  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.

The saints went on a scientific journey discovering the life-cycle process of a pumpkin. Afterward, they created their own pumpkin patches. The saints helped cut open a pumpkin to investigate the inner parts.

Take a look at what they found!

We cut up the meat of the pumpkin and boiled it to turn into pumpkin puree. Later, the puree became part of our ingredients to make pumpkin cheesecake.

A second pumpkin was used to help the saints expand their knowledge in math. They explored the circumference of a pumpkin using links. Afterward, each group laid out their chain links and measured them with a yardstick. The saints were able to discuss which group’s pumpkin circumference was the largest and smallest.

The final discovery was learning that God created the pumpkin and shared the joy of the life-cycle process with us. Ask your child the life-cycle for both the apple and pumpkin.

Who is Johhny Appleseed? That was a question K4 was asking. They discovered that Johnny Appleseed was the name given to John Chapman. Ask your child what they learned about Johnny Appleseed.

The saints made their conclusion of how God shared His joy with Abraham and Sarah. Ask your child about it! They are piecing together biblical events of their journey.

The saints learned about the presidential election process and how voting works in our country. They are too young to vote for the President of the United States, so we voted in a different kind of election. Ask your child who they voted for.

They also learned the history behind Veterans Day.

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Those are only a few highlights of what K4 has been up to. Enjoy the pictures below that showcase the saints as well.