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

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

Wayne Thiebaud; Cake Paintings

The wonderful American artist Thiebaud was widely known for his colorful works depicting commonplace objects, pies, paint cans, ice cream cones, pastries, cakes and hot dogs. He was associated with the pop art movement because of his interest in objects of mass culture. I shared with the students his work and I even read them a book filled with his artwork. We also talked about “pastel colors”, and how to mix them. They then so eagerly got busy working on their beautiful cake/pastry painting. Enjoy! -Mrs Monica

LUNAR NEW YEAR

Pasadena Christian Preschool is blessed to be rich in culture. January 26, 2020 was the beginning of the Lunar New Year. In celebration of the new year our classroom made dumplings, practiced using chopsticks, made lanterns, and sang Chinese songs. Through first hand experience, the children got to learn about different aspects and traditions that some families do prior to Lunar New Year. This couldn’t be possible without our parent volunteers and donations. Thank you, parents!

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Lunar New Year in Room 5

Hello from Room 5!

We have been learning about Lunar New Year in the past few weeks. We have read a book, “Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas” by Natasha Yim.

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For art: We painted our very own Chinese Lanterns.

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We also gave each child a small envelope with good luck money to welcome good fortune for the new year.

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We then enjoyed a very yummy family style lunch from China Express. We enjoyed Fried Rice, Chicken Chow Mein, Beef with Broccoli, Teriyaki Chicken (fried) and Egg Drop Soup.

Happy Lunar New Year from Room 5!

 

Fun little moments

I love when a student/teacher or teacher/teacher dress the same unintentionally. Today I found myself looking at Susanna we both paused then she cries out “Ms. Monica we are twins today”, with such excitement in her voice. We both laughed. Ms. Joyce helped us capture this fun little moment. We have many fun little moments like these everyday. This is what makes our job so enjoyable. –-Ms. Monica

“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”