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.
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.
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……
The K4 Saints enjoy practicing their writing skills. I love it when they cheer one another on and watch how it encourages continued effort. 🙂 It warms my heart when I see the excitement build as they realize they have formed a letter. We teach that continued practice will help them write as they grow.
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.
K4 has reached the end of their first quarter. It was exciting to watch each saint grow as they learned how God shows us joy. They learned how the joy of the Lord is shown through His creation. Along with classifying the six days of creation, the saints discovered other ways to find God’s joy in all things. God created man and animal on day six. His joy is shown at home through the family. Man is very special to God. They discovered the joy God has shown towards each person as they identified differences they saw between one another. Our field trip, to Hunt Club Farm, allowed for God’s joy to be seen for animals. He created each animal unique and for a designed purpose. K4 said they were glad God made pigs because they love to eat bacon. Our trip to Hunt Club Farm gave us the opportunity to join the community to learn about plants and animals that were created on some of the days of creation.
They have done a fabulous job discovering how God gave them five senses to learn new things. They enjoyed using their five senses in science activities when they used their sense of touch, sight, taste, and smell. The Saints ended the quarter inviting parents and stakeholders to attend their Showing Joy Fruitful Event. The Saints demonstrated their knowledge learned through group and individual presentation.
Take a look at our time enjoying science, family, animals, and community. 🙂
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth. Genesis 1:1
The Joy Fruit Stand has studied this verse. They have asked many questions about God and how He created everything. We have used the Bible as our reference guide. It is always a blessing to listen and watch each Saint explain to the teachers and one another the sequential order that God choose to create. The Saints have been able to depict and integrate different measures of God’s creation through play and group discussions. They are looking forward to discovering the way God designed the atmosphere and how it affects the Earth this week. Be sure to attend our first Fruitful Event to learn more about Creation from them. Meanwhile, ask your Saint to share with you the many ways they have explored learning about Creation.