APPLES

Dear Parents,

Thank you for bringing all the delicious apples, your generous contribution made this apple galore an exciting successful apple-venture filled with many different activities to do with your children. We have done apple tasting, made apple dumplings, and most recently made apple sauce.

On September 27th and 28th, the children participated in apple tasting and charting. On October 3rd and 4th, we made apple dumplings and they were able to follow direction such as spreading the dough, placing the apple in the center, shaking the cinnamon and sugar, wrapping the apple with the dough, and enjoying a delicious dessert after lunch. On October 10th and 11th, we made apple sauce and the children were chopping the apples into small piece with butter knives. We are looking forward to a lot more fun activities this school year.

Dot Painting

I read the inspiring story, “The Dot,” by Peter Reynolds. It’s an inspiring story about art, not giving up, and seeing where art takes you. The students then painted their very own dot painting and expressed themselves based on the story. Enjoy!

-Mrs. Monica

WINTER FUN

In January we had lots of fun discussing and exploring the different kinds of weather. We had “WINTER” this year, days that were really cold, days that were rainy and other days that were sunny. We read books about arctic animals, snow and rain. The children played with ice and animals that live in Antarctica, built some snowmen with different size boxes, dressed it up with scarves, hats and with their imagination they requested features to be added such as a face, buttons and arms. We really got to enjoy our outside play making mud piles and making lots of different molded shapes with the wet sand. As we engage in outside play, the children enjoyed a fun and messy experience with cornstarch as they discovered texture, cause and effect, and measuring. With all these experiences the children were exposed to social-emotional, cognitive, math and language skills.

“SHENANIGANS”

The shamrock is used as a spiritual symbol; each leaf demonstrates a feature of the Christian trinity. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the Beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

PATTERNING and SORTING

“SCIENCE WITH SKITTLES” Taste the rainbow.

“HAPPY ST. PATTY’S DAY”

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We read “Little Blue and Little Yellow.” What happens when you mix blue and yellow? We see GREEN

“DEVELOPING Fine Motor SKILLS While Learning Colors”

OUTDOOR FUN

Observational Drawing

The children sculpted a character using Play-Doh and used many different plastic parts such as arms, eyes, legs, nose, hat, mouth to add features to their creation. They then used their fun character to do an observational drawing. Such a fun and silly activity that teaches children to observe and draw their subject. It also builds imagination!

-Mrs. Monica

FRIENDSHIP 2019

As you know, Pasadena Christian School is rich in cultural diversity. Early in the school year, we welcomed our families to share traditions, recipes, books or share a special celebration with the children in class.

This February Ms. Joy, with a few parents, shared songs, read special
books, created fun arts and crafts, and cooked dumplings!  These fantastic 
activities were a wonderful way to expose our class to “Lunar New Year.”