Note to the Families:

We have truly enjoyed teaching your children this year! It is a privilege to watch them develop friendships and grow throughout the year. We will miss their enthusiasm for puzzles, group games and music! We pray that God will bless these kids whatever life brings their way. Thank you for entrusting them to us for Pre-K 3!

Love in Christ,                                                                                                              Mrs. Barefield and Mrs. Fadda 

Coming Up:

5/28-30: Camp Week 

5/30: Field Day (more details to come) and last day of school!

5/30: Start Summer Vacation

Our Units:  "Exercise" and "Music" 

Looking back, we:

  • made a list of different types of instruments
  • practiced writing the numbers, and had a review in the "Handwriting Without Tears" book
  • rolled, jumped, danced and ran across a giant piano
  • made rain-sticks by filling plastic bottles with funnels, cotton balls and rice to the sensory bin where the children filled bottles with sand to make weights 
  • set up a stage and chairs in the Home Center where the kids showed their musical talents
  • painted using pretend drumsticks in the Art Center
  • read books like "Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree," "I Know a Shy Fellow Who Swallowed a Cello," "Listen to My Trumpet" and "Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin" 
  • played instruments to music...every time the music stopped, the kids traded instruments
  • led Chapel where we shared how Paul and Silas brought many to believe in Jesus Christ
  • made egg shakers by filling plastic eggs with dried beans
  • completed our May Self-Portraits
  • had a sing-a-long with Mrs. Fadda playing the guitar
  • experimented putting different levels of water in glasses to see how it changed the sound
  • added popsicle sticks used as "drum sticks," sandpaper on blocks and encouraged them to create their own instruments 
  • decorated and made kazoos out of paper tubes, wax paper and rubberbands
  • turned Dramatic Play into a "Recording Studio" with headphones, microphones and instruments 
  • enjoyed dressing in Pajamas and Beachwear for Camp Week
  • had fun being together for our class party and Field Day

Coming up, we will:

  • start summer vacation and enjoy some family time!
  • miss you, but hope you come back to see us!

Snack Families: Please no citrus (oranges, cuties, etc.) because we have an allergy to the peeling.

4/29: Glidewell

5/6: Hicks

5/13: McWilliams

5/20: Navarre

5/27: Shackelford

Coming Up:

5/16: Our class leads chapel

5/21: Spirit Day 

5/24: Last day of Academy

5/27:Memorial Day Holiday

5/28-30: Camp Week (more details to come)

5/30: Field Day (more details to come) and last day of school!

Our Units:  "Exercise" and "Music" 

Looking back, we:

  • made a list of different way we can exercise (swimming, jumping, soccer, etc.)
  • rolled play dough into the letter "X" and then practiced writing it in the "Handwriting Without Tears" book
  • used blocks to make balance beams in the Block Center 
  • added plastic bottles, funnels and sand to the sensory bin where the children filled bottles with sand to make weights 
  • made the Home Center into a fitness center with an exercise mat, weights, healthy "snacks and smoothies," and an area for childcare 
  • colored UNDER the table to strengthen the muscles in our wrists 
  • passed around objects that begin with the letters "X"  
  • read books like "Hop Hop Jump," "Soccer Counts," and "The Happiest Tree-A Yoga Story" 
  • played "Follow the Leader" by choosing different ways to exercise
  • took turns doing jumping jacks while a friend would count the number and switch places
  • "rode" a horse for exercise (and named him "Little Horsey Foo Foo")
  • wrote down each kid's favorite way to exercise

Coming up, we will:

  • have one more week of "Exercise" and then begin our unit on "Music"
  • learn the letters "Y" and "Z" using "Handwriting Without Tears"
  • celebrate National Day of Prayer in chapel
  • learn some different yoga poses for our "Exercise" unit
  • we will add Legos and Lego people to the Block Center where they can build places to get exercise (gym, playground, swimming pool, etc.)

 

Snack Families: Please no citrus (oranges, cuties, etc.) because we have an allergy to the peeling.

4/1: Albritton

4/8: Barnes

4/15: Castellaw

4/22: Cox

4/29: Glidewell

5/6: Hicks

Coming Up:

4/17: Class Easter Party (Children wear their Easter best) 

4/18: Easter Sanctuary Service and Grandfriend's Celebration at 10:30 (more details to come)

4/19-22: Easter Holiday 

4/24: Spirit Day 

Our Unit:  "Pets" 

Looking back, we:

  • made a list of animals that can be pets
  • practiced writing the letter "M" using "Handwriting Without Tears"
  • made habitats for stuffed animals using blocks in the Block Center 
  • used fishing poles to catch alphabet fish in the sensory bin 
  • enjoyed taking care of pets in the Home Center 
  • painted a bluebonnet by using our fingerprints 
  • passed around objects that begin with the letters "M" 
  • discussed why we love our dads 
  • read books like "Ferdinand," "Clifford's Day with Dad," "10 Little Rubber Ducks" and "Froggy's Day with Dad" 
  • added animal stampers for the Art Center
  • acted out the book, "10 Little Rubber Ducks" 
  • learned a new poem called, "Puppy Dog"

Coming up, we will:

  • discuss what pets need and how we can care for them
  • dedicate a week for Easter activities
  • make a class graph of our favorite pet
  • practice songs for our Easter Service

Home Connection:

Have your child/children teach you the poem we learned in group meeting called, "Puppy Dog, Puppy Dog." Make sure they show you the motions too!

 

"Puppy Dog"

Puppy dog, puppy dog,

Wag your tail.

Puppy dog, puppy dog,

Let out a wail.

Puppy dog, puppy dog,

Jump for a bone.

Puppy dog, puppy dog, 

Run on home.

Recycle, recycle

Reduce, reuse, recycle

It's easy to do!

For your world is my world

And my world is your world.

Reduce, reuse, recycle

It's easy to do!