LOVE BUGS

February was an amazing month for Room 4. We got to celebrate Valentine’s Day in collaboration with our amazing Room 4 parents. We decorated cookies, shared valentines and showed appreciation for one another.

“For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20

FEBRUARY

We read books about making snow family , here you see-how our class made their own family snow family with flannel cut outs. Some of o books included “All I Need for a Snowman by: Alice Schertle, Snowballs by: Lois Ehlert, Winter is for snowflakes by: Michelle Knudsen and Frozen Noses by: Jan Carr COLD WEATHER BIG JACKETS

“GOOD BYE 2019, WELCOME 2020”

It is hard to believe that we are half way through the school year. December was a busy and short month for us . We had fun decorating our room with Christmas decorations, making fun art to post on our bulletin boards and making special gifts for parents to take home. In between these fun activities we also made time to enjoy a cup of hot coco and cookies while decorating our classroom Christmas tree.

It was such a blessing to finish the year with Grandparents day and Happy Birthday Jesus. “2019 Grandparents”

2019 Stone Soup

In preparation for Stone Soup we began reading Fox Tail Soup by Tony Bonning. We also tasted and painted with all kinds of vegetables. The children had lots of fun using prior knowledge from our story to make their own Stone Soup in our dramatic play area. They had the opportunity to practice holding a knife and cutting pretend Velcro vegetables. We had the chance to utilize our sensory table by giving the children a chance to wash and scrub some toy vegetables. With this lesson the children learned that vegetables are healthy and nutritious and will make their bodies big and strong Thank you for our amazing parent who volunteered and made some amazing soup.

Let’s Keep Our Bodies Clean and Healthy!

For Personal Hygiene Week, we wanted to teach our students about the importance of keeping our body clean and healthy. Our activities were based on Ben Magleby’s Sugarbug Doug: All About Cavities, Plaque, and Teeth book.

Reading the story allowed us to follow sugarbugs (bacteria) as they destroyed teeth by building houses (plaque) and creating cavities. We learned that sugarbugs love when we eat sugar and dislike when we eat fruits and vegetables. The only way to get rid of sugarbugs is when we brush and floss our teeth in the morning and night. The following day we discussed, “What is a Cavity?” and “What Can We Do to Keep Our Teeth Healthy and Clean?”.
We drew our interpretation of cavities and healthy teeth! Some of us drew teeth full of sugarbugs that were creating cavities. Others drew what they could do to have clean teeth, like brushing and eating vegetables. We did an amazing job sharing our interpretation and listening to others!

After having a discussion about dental health, we were ready to practice brushing! Each student was given a styrofoam cup that was colored in yellow watercolor. This signified a dirty tooth with plaque and it was our job to brush our teeth and clean away the yellow stains. We each received a toothbrush with toothpaste and brushed away. This was our favorite part! Afterwards, we were shown what happens when we brush and rinse with water. The cup was put under water and rinsed away the yellow on the cup. The cup (tooth) was now squeaky clean! Yay!

We also read The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist, Teach Your Dragon Good Hygiene, and Germs Are Not for Sharing. To end our week, we had a large group discussion and visual demonstration of how to wipe correctly when we go potty. The dos and don’ts of using toilet paper.

What an exciting week we had, we learned how to keep our bodies clean and healthy! Amazing work, friends!

FUN RUN

ONE FOE THE MONEY, TWO FOR THE SHOW, THREE TO GET READY and FOUR TO “GO!” “Oh, Yes!” The weather was great, the kids were excited and ready to have fun all together as a big school.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.

Philippians 4:8

HEALTHY TEETH

How do we keep our teeth healthy?

These is what the children said:

Miriam: “You go to the dentist.” Emma: “You brush your teeth.” Christian: “You put toothpaste on your toothbrush, you don’t eat.” Michael: “Eat good food.” Isaiah: “You eat rice.” Justice: “You brush the top and the bottom teeth.” Lucy: “You don’t eat ice cream and candy.” Dustee: “The dentist will look inside your mouth.” Austin: “You eat chicken.”

Green Eggs and Ham!

This week we have been celebrating the beloved children’s book author and illustrator Dr. Seuss. This lovely caught moment of our awesome, creative outdoors teacher Ms. Gwendolyn enjoying Room 2’s green eggs and ham. 🙂 don’t we just love our playful teachers at PCS for their spirit of fun and enthusiasm, and you gotta love her mixed match socks as well! -Mrs. Monica

Promoting a sense of self through art.

The students from Room 1 are beginning to learn who they are and form a sense of identity. We also talked about how we like to spend our time playing, sports and books we like etc. We then spent a few minutes looking at our facial characteristics. How we look and how uniquely each one of us was made in Gods image. We also looked at a few “self portraits” of famous artists. I explained the definition of “self portrait”. They each then held a mirror and looked at themselves closely. Looked at color of eyes, mouth and nose shape etc. They then painted a self portrait. Enjoy! – Ms. Monica