Christmas Carolers

Some Christmas Carolers had fun making jingle bells before caroling around the school. ๐Ÿ™‚

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ย What a fun way to work those fine motor skills too. ๐Ÿ™‚

How do you get a group of boys excited about learning about magnets? You challenge them to count how high they are able to build a tower using them. ๐Ÿ™‚

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How do you get a group of kids excited about Jesus?

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Let them sing and retell the story of His birth.

We spent a lot of time this week discussing the true reason for this season.

Our learning has been encompassed around the birth of Jesus. Next week the children will put together their own nativity scene to share. Our play on Thursday will be such a blessing to all their parents. All of the children have been working hard to put together a way to retell the importance of Christmas. Make sure to not miss out Thursday night.

Snow Globes

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Making Christmas Decorations

Last week, we started off our week by creating some Christmas decorations. ๐Ÿ™‚

Many new shapes were discovered.ย They had fun measuring and mixing wet and dry ingredients together to form a dough. The kids kept calling their cutouts cookies. They quickly learned they were not editable. Once they came out of the oven they were hard as rocks. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Of course, painting them was a huge success too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Making our Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom Ornaments.

We are also working our fine motor skills to make our ornaments hang-able on the Christmas tree.

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Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, how beautiful you are to me. ๐Ÿ™‚

Everyone was so very proud of their trees. What a fun way to increase their fine motor skills.

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Everyday last week we walked over to the church to begin practicing our Christmas song on the stage.

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Question: How do you get a child to smile all day?

Answer: Decorate a Christmas Tree. ย ๐Ÿ™‚

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Stone Soup Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do you get a child excited about eating vegetables?

You get them involved in the making process of “stone soup.” First, they had to learn about the Mayflower, the Pilgrims aboard, and the Indians they met in the new land. We discussed how they shared with one another and made a fabulous feast from what each of them brought. Each child brought in something to make our stone soup. Our stone was cleaned and sanitized before being added. We discussed how different our soup would taste if any one item had been omitted.

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Indians,Pilgrims, Farmers, and Farm Animals, Oh My!

Oh My, Oh My, the things we learn as Thanksgiving approaches. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Deer and Fall leaves can be found during the month of November.ย 2014-11-21_15-19-09_730

Chickens were a hit. We learned about the life cycle of ย a chicken. Also, known as a hen.ย 2014-11-21_15-19-04_142

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We learned about sharing what we have with others.ย 2014-11-21_15-17-16_173

Talking about our five senses when creating this turkey art.ย 2014-11-21_15-17-03_81

It is fun to do math when creating a turkey.ย 2014-11-21_15-16-53_206

Making Indians while we learn how beneficial they were to the Pilgrims.ย 2014-11-21_15-16-47_180

Letter puzzle. ย 2014-11-13_09-50-57_991 2014-11-13_09-50-40_839 2014-11-13_09-50-32_902

Making Farmer Jack.ย 2014-11-12_10-12-05_272 2014-11-12_10-12-01_500 2014-11-12_10-11-59_648 2014-11-12_10-10-18_44 2014-11-12_10-10-15_773 2014-11-12_10-10-12_585 2014-11-12_10-10-01_316 2014-11-12_10-09-56_761 2014-11-12_10-09-10_680 2014-11-12_10-06-52_282

Making “letter connections” has never been more fun. ;-)

During Thanksgiving month there are so many new ways to introduce letters and their phonemic sounds. It is not always easy making these connections. One must come up with fun and creative ways to enhance a child’s already inquisitive curiosity. During the week of November 10th, we took pictures to show what fun learning does to a child’s face. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am so proud of these little learners.

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