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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Gross Motor Skills

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