The Love Fruit Stand built a farm……

“The Love Fruit Stand built a farm!”

Old McLoveStand had a farm,  E-I-E-I-O!  With some fun, fun here and some fun, fun there, here some fun, there some fun, everywhere some fun, fun!  Old McLoveStand had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!”

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Can you tell we talked about the farm this week?  It was great!

We have mooed, oinked, neighed, quacked and clucked all week! The kids had a ton of fun singing Old McDonald, dancing to Farm Animal Exercise, and pretending to be farm animals.

We talked and learned about the importance of farms, farmers, and the animals on the farm. They were even given hands-on learning fun digging up food from the dirt. They went digging to find potatoes and radishes. We also talked about other vegetables we grow in the ground. We learned that a farm teaches about colors. Corn is yellow, radishes are red, potatoes are brown, onions are white, pumpkins and carrots are orange, green peppers are green, and eggplants are purple.

 The animals teach us colors, as well as providing us with food. Ask your child what food each animal provides us. We talked about cows, chickens, pigs, and goats. They even learned which animals on the farm are working animals. (horse, dog, donkey)

We talked about the days of creation and where things on the farm fell on the time line of creation. God created the animals, plants, and trees that we get food from. Then we talked about Adam and Eve and why we have to work for what we need now. Ask them which animal on the farm was used to make clothes for Adam and Eve.

We did not forget our Veteran’s Day Celebration. We talked about the importance of our military and their service to our country. If we did not have brave men and women willing to serve and risk their lives, we would not be free in America to farm. We prayed for others who have lost brave family members to honor, protect, and serve our country proud. We also prayed for the farmers and truckers that make and deliver our food.  Our preschoolers are learning to let their love climb for others in their community.

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November fun….

This week we started off with a pumpkin investigation.  Last week, we explored the outside and inside of the pumpkin. We even turned the pumpkin into a volcano!  What we wanted to learn this week was what happens to a pumpkin after sitting a few days after gutting it. Does it stay the same? Or does it change? We discovered that some interesting things begin to happen. The seeds begin to sprout roots and the inside starts growing mold. Our friends also thought it stunk!

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Our new book, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, is a fun book of uppercase and lowercase letters that travel up a coconut tree. We have had fun identifying the letters within the book, in our names, in our environment, and we started to become familiar with the sounds these letters make.

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Not only have we been working on letters within the book, with various hands-on activities, we also have been working on our number and color recognition.

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We continued to learn more about Adam and Eve. One day they broke a very important rule that God gave them. This rule gave them knowledge that had not been previously given to them. Adam and Eve became aware that they were naked and covered themselves with fig leaves. They will find out next week how Adam and Eve’s sin began to change things for them in the Garden of Eden.

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We had such fun sharing our coconut with all of preschool. The kids enjoyed coconut bowling. It was such a fun way to do math. 🙂

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Pumpkin bread was enjoyed last week. The kids enjoyed making the bread and sharing it with others. 🙂

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We had a birthday this week in the Love Fruit Stand. Benton is now 3! 🙂

Next week we will move forward into our November fun and start learning about Fall Harvest Farming and Farmer’s Markets. Stay tuned for our play-through-learning photo ops to appear. 🙂

A new quarter begins…..

Wow! Can you believe we already finished one quarter and embarking on a new one? Boy, does it pass us by quickly when we are enjoying our time together. Here are a few pictures to share how we ended our first quarter.

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Our second quarter will teach us how Love Builds. We will be learning how love builds using many different teaching tools. One of them is a book named, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. The kids are enjoying the story already. 🙂 They were able to build additional love for fire fighters this week when they visited them at the Fire Station. They were also able to build friendships while enjoying our Preschool Fall Festival together. Pictures were taken using Mrs. Stephens camera. Be on the look out for photo bombs to be posted on the schools CCA Facebook page.

The most fun was had when we explored the inside of a pumpkin. 🙂

Here are some photos to view to see how we spent the beginning of our second quarter together.

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Fire Safety Week

I thought this was posted 10/9 – but found it labeled as “draft.” So, here it is. Sorry!

When learning about fire safety, one must be able to mimic and example ways of safely dealing with an emergency. With the help of YouTube we were able to show the kids many ways fire fighters bring safety our way. Cell Phone Sally taught us when and how to call 911. We learned that dialing 911 is a big deal and is only to be used in an emergency.

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The children learned that we could be in bed when a fire starts and that fire alarms make us aware of the danger. Our fearless preschool fire fighters saved many friends from a burning kitchen fire this week. They did a great job working together to put out the fires. They had to remember the safety rules so they would not panic. Fear and panic can cost us or a fire fighter their life if we do not follow the safety rules. Therefore, we practiced many emergencies to help us not to panic if we find ourselves in an emergency.

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