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.

 

That’s a wrap

We finished our first quarter. Wow!

Time sure did go by fast. Our saints did a fabulous job demonstrating their joy for learning.

Here are a few pictures from our first annual end of the quarter event.

Joy Shows Fruitful Event.

Our saints grew knowledge and understanding of how the joy of the Lord is shown through his creation. They classified nature within the six days of creation. They discovered that God gave them five senses to learn new things.The saints also learned that God created them and made each of them unique and special in his image. They learned sign language to Jesus Loves You. They can now share joy by signing to someone without their sense of sound. Our focus book this quarter, Is Your Mama A Llama?, sparked discussions about the similarities between man and animal. They participated in discussions about different animals and classified them into family groups.

                                   The saints made an egg casserole for their event.                                        They  used items from animals that produced eggs, milk, and ham.

The saints were enjoying some of God’s creation found on the playground.

Joyful Learners

Self discovery is rewarding.

The joyful saints were able to depict days of creation during a classification game.

Our creation bottle helped us teach the saints about separation of water and sky.

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The saints had to decide which item would fit through various funnel holes. Ask your saint which item challenged them the most.

We  increased our fine motor dexterity when we used clothes pins to hunt for letters.

 Outdoor writing practice.

We invite you to join us in prayer for Mrs. Ward’s nephew, Codee. He has been diagnosed with leukemia. The saints became aware of Codee during a prayer request and we have prayed for him. The saints came up with the idea to do something for him. They had many ideas, but they decided to make get well cards that we mailed to the family. I encourage you to ask your child about Codee. Ask your child about joining them in prayer for Codee.

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Joyfully We Unite

Welcome! Look who represents the 2016 Joy Class.

This year we started our year exploring what it means to unite with others. During our first week of school each child brought in an All About Me puzzle piece. To help build community within the classroom the kids had to figure out (collaborate) how to fit their pieces together. Collaborating is such a big word for preschoolers. However, when investigating what uniting to collaborate meant, they uncovered that they have already begun demonstrating some of those skills. They became aware that God created everyone different and that He said they were all wonderfully made.

Creation will take many weeks to explore and investigate. We referenced the Bible to help us explore Genesis chapter one. Genesis is the first book in the Bible. It only made sense to start there. Ask your joyful saint to share with you what we have discussed already.

Their Creation book in progress.                                                            img_0409

 

 

 

This was able to lead us right into uniting and working together as a team to reach a common goal. This allowed us to group the joyful saints into different size collaboration teams. They worked hard to figure out a way to form a circle only using their bodies. Once they discussed it, they agreed they had to stand in a circle and hold hands. The joyful saints also had to figure out how to get a parachute to form a circle and hold an object in the middle without it sliding down the color wheel. Ask your joyful saint how many attempts it took before they figured it out. This was their favorite activity our second week.

We did challenge them with a harder collaboration circle. It proved to need more discussion than the parachute. This challenge may take us the entire year to figure out.         img_0484

 

 

 

Collaboration skills continued to build. We tried to see how five friends could work together to explore the colors in a rainbow. We also encouraged them to discuss how to create a rainbow. We had previously explored all the colors in a rainbow. A visual aid was available to help stimulate communication. This was a fantastic way to learn how the saints communicated with one another. Have your child share with you how they felt their teams did.

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The joyful saints did a fantastic job honoring Mrs. Ward’s birthday. She was surprised!

I could continue with plenty more pictures and recaps of our learning, but I know this is getting a bit long. I will add another set of pictures and details soon. Be sure to come back……

 

 

 

 

Meet the Joy Class Teachers

Hi There!

Welcome to K4.

Mrs. Pierce and Mrs .Ward would like to let you know a little about ourselves. There is a link attached that will allow you to view some of our favorite things.

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We are unable to express how excited we are about our year together. We have already begun praying for each child that God has blessed us with this year. As we learn and explore together we will be posting pictorial evidence of the growth among the children.

Be sure to frequent our blog to see how we like to learn. 🙂