We want to make sure you are informed about the wonderful activities your child is engaging in at the Teddy Bear Club. We will provide you with information about our lessons for the week, unique things happening in our classroom and post if we are closing for weather-related conditions.
It might've been gloomy outside, but it was bright and happy inside the Teddy Bear club. After playing in centers, we read "Why Do You Love Me?" by Dr. Laura Schlessinge and we ate snack. Then we went on a walk to visit Mrs. Conger to give her a piece of the rhubard cobbler from yesterday, since she was the one who gave us the rhubard a couple weeks ago. When we came back from the walk, it started to rain and we stayed inside and one by one, the friends got to work on a craft with Miss Collum. When it was time to get ready for lunch, Mrs. Bertram read "I Will Take A Nap!" by Mo Willems. The friends really had a fun time reading it. Our God and Me devotion of the day was about God always being there for us when we are afraid of scary noises or shapes that look like monsters.
Cooking day was today! This morning we started off by playing in centers and then Ms. Genevieve read the book, "No Jumping on the Bed!" by Tedd Arnold. We ate snack and went outside to play on the All Saints playground. When we came back inside, we were already for cooking. The friends helped make Rhubarb Cobbler. We played in centers some more and then it was time to get ready for lunch. Mrs. Bertram read "Friends Go Adventuring" by Helme Heine. God and Me had to do with wearing special clothes for special events, like weddings. The friends got to enjoy their Rhubard Cobbler creation at lunch. It was super yummy!
Field trip to the movie theater! Mrs. Bertram read the book "Ferdinand" by Munro Leaf before we left. We loaded the cars and headed to the 53rd Cinemas. Once there we bought our movie tickets, bathroom, found our seats, and then got our popcorn, drink, and snack. The children did very well with listening to directions. Once the movie was over each child grabbed their garbage and took care of it in the trash can. Great job! Once we got back to TBC Mrs. Bertram read the book called "The Very Busy Day" by Diana Hendry. Our God and Me was about Trees. We thanked God for the trees to climb, paper, wood and all the wooden toys to play with. The kids loved getting out and going to the movie theater today.
Today is Fashion Show day! The children came with all their outfits and super excited to wear them. We started our day playing and applying sunscreen. Ms. Erika read the book called "If I Built a Car" by Chris Van Dusen. After snack, we went outside to the All Saints playground to run some energy off. Once back inside we arranged the room to start our fashion show. We took a small group to change while the others were in chairs down the runway to view our friends. We had music and commentating done by Ms. Erika, pictures taken by Miss Baldwin. The children LOVED doing this, they had so much fun! Even Miss Baldwin, Miss Collum, and Ms. Erika participated in the fashion show. We continued to play in the centers before lunch. Ms. Erika read the book called "Camilla the Cupcake Fairy" by Tim Bugbird. Our God and Me was about Playing Store. Our prayer was: Dear Jesus, sometimes I find it hard to take turns. Help me to think about making my friends happy. Amen.
Hurray for water day!!! The day started off with the friends playing in centers as normal. The sand art craft is taking longer than anticipated, so we will continue with them next week for the friends who have not had the chance to make one. Mrs. Bertram read the book "My Monster Mama Loves Me So" by Laura Leuck, then we had snack. After snack, we got to go out to the Teddy Bear Club side yard for Water Day! The friends got to enjoy squirting the water squirters at each other and the teachers! The teachers got them back though with the hose. After some time, the friends were each given a bag of Goblies Throwable Paintballs to throw at each other. Everyone had a fun-tastic time and was covered with a colorful splatter. We rinsed off and headed back inside to get ready for lunch. Miss Baldwin read the story "George Shrinks" by William Joyce. With God and Me, we thanked God for the friends we have to play with. Have a great weekend!
Great day to be outside! Before we went outside, we played in centers, read a book, and ate snack. Miss Collum read the book "The Surprise Garden" by Zoe Hall. After snack, the friends and the teachers took a walk around the neighborhood. It was nice to enjoy the breeze and fresh air! The friends were given a piece of paper of things to look for while on the walk and if they found something, they marked it off with a crayon. The friends played in the Teddy Bear Club sideyard after our walk. Some of the friends had the opportunity to do a sand craft outside with Miss Collum. We will continue to work on the craft with the other children during our water day tomorrow. We came back inside to get ready for lunch. Mrs. Bertram read "For Pete's Sake" by Ellen Stoll Walsh. God and Me had to do with thanking God for our parents, along with doctors and nurses, who work to make us feel better.
Small group today, but we still had loads of fun! The friends started the day playing in centers. We read a book called "Smiley Shark" by Ruth Galloway. We ate our snack and then went outside for Trike day. After playing for a bit on the All Saints playground and riding Trikes, we went on a little walking adventure to Whitey's! Each of the friends got to choose their ice cream flavor scoop. It was a cool, sweet treat for a hot summer day. When we came back from Whitey's, the friends played in centers until it was time to get ready for lunch. Mrs. Bertram read "Pretend" by Jennifer Plecas. The God and Me devotion of the day was about God showing us he cares when we are hurt or sick.
We had a great Tuesday. We did switch things around this week because of the weather forecast. We did our Cooking day instead of Trikes. Before the cooking, we went read through two stories and played outside in the side yard. To show what happens if we didn't take care of our garden, Miss Collum read "Messy Bessey's Garden" by Patricia and Frederick McKissack. The other book read was "Miss Spider's New Car" by David Kirk. We played outside for about an hour then came inside for cooking. The friends got to make Jello with fruit! They go to enjoy the Jello after nap. We played in centers until it was time to get ready for lunch. Mrs. Bertram read and lead actions for "Earth Dance" by Joanne Ryder. God and Me was about cuddling and that we are thankful for moms and dads that cuddle with us.
Welcome back everyone, we hope you all had a wonderful week off! Today was our special "Camping Day". We put up a tent in our housekeeping for the kids to enjoy. Ms. Erica read the book called "Arthur's Family Vacation" by Marc Brown. Talked about the week the children had off and what they did. After snack we went outside to run some energy off. We had our campfire (fan with streamers and a flashlight) to cook our marshmallows for smores (cooked in microwave). The kids played in their sleeping bags and the tent all day long. We read "scary" stories "The Haunted House" by Dorothy Rose, "In the Dark" by Chris Sawyer, and "Skeleton Hiccups" by Margery Cuyler. Some of the chidlren chose to tell their own scary stories too. Ms. Erika read the book called "Goodnight Already!" by Jory John and Benji Davies. Our God and Me was about:Sisters. We thanked God for having a sister and to help us love her everyday. We ate lunch in our camp area and not in the kitchen as usual. The children were able to sleep on top of their sleeping bags and cover with their blankets for nap time.
We finally had our Water Day! This morning we put on our swim things, applied sunscreen, played in centers, and read a story. Miss Baldwin read the story "Froggy Rides a Bike" by Jonathon London. The friends ate snack and then we headed for outside. Miss Collum brought in a "Ultimate Beach Ball Sprinkler" for the friends to play with outside. They really enjoyed that. The friends also played with the water table. When we were dried off, we came back inside to get ready for lunch. While the friends were waiting, they played Wiz Kidz with Miss Baldwin. Then she read a Little Critter story "I Was So Mad" by Mercer Mayer. The God and Me devotion today was about squabbling and fighting and how we need to listen carefully to our friends and agree on things so we can have more fun with each other!
***Just A Reminder: We Will Be Closed Next Week, July 2nd Through The 6th. We Will See Everyone Again On Monday, July 9th. Have a good and safe 4th!***
This morning started off normal with playing in centers, applying sunscreen, story, and snack. Miss Baldwin read the story, "Dinofours: My Seeds Won't Grow!" by Steve Metzger. We did something NEW today! When we went outside, we went to our side yard and played some yard games! The yard games, facilitated by Mrs. Bertram, Miss Baldwin, and Ms. Erika, included ring toss, corn hole, ladder golf, obstacle course, and bucket toss. After each game, the friends earned tickets for prizes. Miss Baldwin did face painting. They got to choose their prizes when we came inside before lunch. It was such a great morning despite the heat. Mrs. Bertram read the story "My Lucky Day" by Keiko Kasza. God and Me was about friends and how wonderful it is to have them in happy, sad, and lonely times. We are so blessed by the friends here at Teddy Bear Club.
What a fun day today at the Teddy Bear Club! Upon arrival, friends played in centers and got sunscreen applied. After clean up, Mrs. Bertram read the book "Bear's New Friend" by Karma Wilson. We played outside on the All Saints playground. Then, we came back inside and the friends got to help Miss Collum make chocolate chip cookie bars for Cooking Day! They each took turns measuring ingredients, putting them in the mixing bowl, and stirring the cookie dough. They got to play in the centers a little bit longer after cooking, and then we read another story to get ready for lunch. The book was called "Granny's Dragon" by Lisa McCourt. God and Me was about the wonderful gift of eyesight. During lunch, the friends got to enjoy a piece of the delicious cookie bars which they helped make!
It was beautiful outside today! When freinds arrived this morning, they played in centers. We cleaned up and gathered around for a story read by Mrs. Bertram. It was a silly Little Critter story called "Just a Mess" by Mercer Mayer. Then we went up to the kitchen for snack. After snack, we went outside for Trike Day and took turns on trikes. When it was time to get ready for lunch, we came inside and read another story and prayed with God and Me. The title of the book was "Can God See Me?" by JoDee McConnaughhay based off Psalm 145:20. Today's God and Me devotion was about favorite toys and the prayer was: Sometimes, Jesus, when I go out, I ride, I hide, I climb and shout. I like to bounce, I love to run. I hop, I skip- it's lots of fun! Amen. After lunch, we read another story called "Franklin Fibs" by Paulette Bourgeois read by Miss Baldwin.
Welcome back Monday! Started the day playing in centers. During center time the children were asked to vote on a movie. Their choices were The Croods or Rio. Ms. Erika read the book called "Clifford Gets a Job" by Norman Bridwell. We ate snack and then went outside to get rid of some energy before the movie. When the children came back in they discussed about what movie had more votes. The Croods ended up with the most votes. The children enjoyed some popcorn with their movie. After the movie Ms. Erika read the book called "And Here's to You! by David Elliott. God and Me was about The Slow Tortise. The prayer was: Fast or slow, big or small, dear Lord God, You made them all! Amen. After lunch we read the book called "Friends" by Helme Heine.
Another chilly-for-summer day today. Friends played in centers when they arrived this morning. Mrs. Bertram read the book "If I Were a Fish" by Susan Caver. We didn't get to go outside and enjoy a water day. However, Miss Collum brought in Orbeez water beads and placed them in a large tub in the kitchen. So while the friends played in centers again after snack, a few friends got to out up in the kitchen with Miss Collum and Miss Baldwin to play with them. When it was time to prepare for lunch, Mrs. Bertram read a sily book called "Snore!" by Michael Rosen and Jonathan Langly. Our God and Me devotion today was about singing together. The prayer we said together was, " Dear God, we sing to You-thank You for the wonderful things You do! Amen."
On this damp Thursday, we played in centers for the majority of the morning. Today the friends would normally go out to the garden, but it was too wet from last night's rainfall. We did go on our walk after our morning story. Mrs Bertram read "The Bravest Fish" by Matt Buckingham. Along the walk we kept an out eye for many things that the friends came up with, such as, flowers, squirrels, neighbors, and cars. We even saw a groundhog that wasn't even on our list! We stayed on the All Saints and Holy Family church premises. When we came inside, we played in centers again until it was time for another story and God and Me. Also read by Mrs Bertram, the story was "Out of the Ocean" by Debra Frasier. God and Me was about singing and dancing when you hear or play music, and how God loves to listen to you sing.
It cooled off a little for today! We played in centers until all of our friends arrived, then we cleaned up and Ms. Genevieve read a book. The book was "It's Great to Share" written by Jordan Collins. We took our bathroom break and went in for snack. From snack, we went to go play outside on the All Saints playground for a while. We came inside and played in centers a bit longer. During centers this time, all of the friends got the opportunity to go up into the kitchen with Miss Collum to make their pizzas for lunch since it's Cooking Day. It was time to get ready for lunch so we cleaned up, read our 'before lunch' story, and prayed with God and Me. Mrs. Bertram read the book "When the Fly Flew In" by Lisa Westburg Peters. God and Me was about dreaming, and sometimes we have good dream and sometimes we have bad dreams.
A hot and humid, then a rainy day! When the friends arrived, they played in centers. We listened to a book on CD called "Beetle Bop" by Denise Fleming. After the book, we went up for snack. Then, we made our way outside for Trikes and to play on the All Saints playground. We came back inside to listen to another book on CD called "Froggy Goes to Camp" by Jonathon London. Our God and Me devotion for today was about Tiny Animals which talked about the tiny creatures like centipedes, ants, beetles, worms, and slugs. Mrs Bertram shared that when she was a camp counselor out in Washington state, there are banana slugs that have a numbing agent in their slime-- that dentists would use on their patients back in the old days!
What a HOT weekend we had. Today is not going to be any better either with the heat warning in effect. Thank goodness it is MOVIE DAY! We started the day playing in centers. The children voted on the movie they wanted to watch today. Choices were Despicable Me 3 and Planet 51. Ms. Erika read the book called “A Frog in the Bog" by Karma Wilson. After snack the children went out for a little bit before the movie to get some of their energy out. We counted the votes and the children found out that Despicable Me 3 had more than Planet 51. After the movie the children listened to the book called “Gregory, the Terrible Eater" by Mitchell Sharmat. God and Me was about I Can't Wait. It talked about how hard it is to have to wait for things. Eventually we learn to wait patiently. We asked God to help us wait patiently. After lunch Ms. Erika read the book called " Clifford's Best School Day" by Quinlan B. Lee.
Today was the last day for the Vacation Bible School. Our friends really had a great time learning about how Jesus rescues in times we feel worried, powerless, when we sin, and so on. His power is awesome! After VBS, Miss Collum read the book "My Best Friend Moved Away" by Nancy Carlson. Our God and Me devotion today was about planting a tree. When we plant trees, we need small seeds and we patients for them to grow.
We will return to our normal summer schedule next week with Movie Monday, Trike Tuesday, ect. weather permitting. Have a great weekend!
On this cloudy Thursday, we started off playing in centers and then went off to All Saints for Vacation Bible School. When the friends came back from VBS, Mrs. Bertram read a silly book called "A Truck Full of Ducks" by Ross Burach. God and Me talked about A Mouth For Eating, specifically teeth for chewing and a tongue for tasting. To line the friends up for lunch, Mrs. Bertram asked them what their favorite ice cream flavor is. We had a variety of flavors from chocolate and vanilla twist to cherry dip. The VBS will be having a closing program 11:35 that parents are encouraged to attend. **We will not be having water day tomorrow, Friday, 6/15 due to VBS, so no need to a bring swimsuit and towel. .
Another lovely day at Vacation Bible School. Once the children came back Mrs. Bertram read the book called "Bear, Your Manners Are Showing" by Kathleen Allan Meyer. God and Me was about A Big Mouth. It talked about that God gives us tongues, lips, and mouths so we can sing songs to Him. We thanked God for giving us those so we can sing. We then went to eat lunch. **Going home today and tomorrow are some Father's Day Gifts from the kids.**
The children played in the centers this morning before it was time to line up for Vacation Bible School. When the chidlren came back Mrs. Bertram read the book called "Knuffle Bunny" by Mo Willems. God and Me was about Exciting Days. The children had an exciting day over at Vacation Bible School and they thanked God for that. At lunch the children celebrated Miss Collum's Birthday today by singing to her. She shared sugar free bomb pops with everyone, the kids were super excited!
This week will be a little different. We will be taking the kids over to Holy Family Vacation Bible School (at All Saints) all week from 9-12. Today we started the day playing in the centers. Lined up to head over to All Saints. When the kids came back Miss Erika read the book called "The Land of Many Colors" by Klamath County YMCA Family Preschool. God and Me was about Giving away a toy. The prayer was: Dear God, help me to share my special things with other people. Amen. Then the children went to eat lunch.
This morning started off too cool for our traditional water day, so we stayed inside and played in centers longer. Mrs. Bertram read "The Chicken of the Family" by Mary Amato. We ate snack and played in centers for a little bit more. While the we were playing in centers, we each got to go up into the kitchen with Miss Collum and make assemble a snack baggie of popcorn and M&M candy to take home. After that, we were able to go play outside. The friends had the opportunity to play in the water table and paint with water colors. It rained on us! Some of the friends took advantage of the rain and were dancing in it. We came back inside to dry off and played in centers some more. The book before lunch read by Mrs. Bertram was called "A Porcupine Named Fluffy" by Helen Lester. Today's God and Me devotion was about how there are so many various sea creatures you can see if you visit an aquarium or the sea.
We started the day playing in centers. While the children were playing we had them vote on which movie they wanted. Their choices were Brave or Kung Fu Panda 3. Mrs. Bertram read the book called "If You Give a Dog a Donut" by Laura Numeroff. After the book we went up for snack. Then lined up to go outside before we watched the movie. Once coming back inside we looked at the results of the kids voting. Brave had 5 names and Kung Fu Panda had 4. The kids enjoyed Brave with some popcorn. After the movie Mrs. Bertram read the book called "7 days of Awesome" by Shawn Byous. God and Me was about A Watery Home. Our prayer was: Dear God, thank You that You give everyone a home, even the fish! Amen. Then we went in to eat lunch.
Today is Cooking Day! We started our day playing in centers. Mrs. Bertram read the book called "Sheila Rae, The Brave" by Kevin Henkes. The kids did their jobs and went up for snack. After snack we lined up to go to the All Saints playground. We played there for awhile and then came in to make our Pizzas to eat for lunch. We took half of the children to make theirs while the others played in the centers, then we switched. Mrs. Bertram read the book called " Dinner with Olivia" by Emily Sollinger. God and Me was about How to Behave! Our prayer was: Dear God, I'm sorry for being rude and disobedient. Help me to love my mom and dad and do what they ask me and what my teachers ask me. Amen. We then went up for lunch. They loved the their own pizzas that they made for themselves.
Started the day playing in centers. Put our sunscreen on for the day. Mrs. Bertram read the book called "The Grouchy Ladybug" by Eric Carle. We did a few of the morning jobs and went up for snack. After snack we lined up to go outside to the All Saints play ground to play and ride trikes on the black top. The kids enjoyed that very much plus it wasn't too hot so they didn't get as tired as quick. Came in for lunch but before lunch Mrs. Bertram read the book called " If You Give a Cat a Cupcake" by Laura Numeroff. God and Me was about Naughty Ella! It talked about why it is important to listen to Mom and Dad and we through in Teachers as well. The moment fit perfectly because we were having some problems with listening ears. Then we dismissed for lunch. After lunch Mrs. Bertram read the book called "The Night Eater" by Ana Juan. The children then laid down for nap.
Today started our Summer schedule. We will be spending more time outside then we do during the school year. Which then means we put on our sunscreen daily to keep safe. Today was a little different. Normally it is movie day but since it is such a beautiful day we choose to do our neighborhood walk today and we will do movie day on Thursday. We do have 2 helpers from All Saints again this summer Ms. Erika and Ms. Genevieve. We played in centers this morning. Ms. Erika read the book called "It's Great to Keep Calm" by Jordan Collins. We went up for snack and then took off outside. We walked around the neighborhood and saw Mrs. Conger outside with her daycare kids and stopped to chat with her for a bit. Mrs. Conger allowed us to pick some rhubarb and we will eventually use it in a recipe on cooking day. We then went to the All Saints playground to play before lunch. Once inside we listened to the book on cd called "Shark in the Dark" by Peter Bently. God and Me was about Starting School. Sometime we are afraid to start new schools but it is good to have kind friends to help you through. It talked about a friend name Sophie promised her friend Emily that she would walk with her to school everyday and play with her at recess. She kept her promise and when we do that we are like God because he always keeps His promises.
We had a great day today at Teddy Bear Club. It's the First of a new month so that means our toys got switched out. We played in centers until it was time for our story. The we read was called "The Dandelion Seed" by Joseph Anthony. After the story, we ate snack. One friend shared cookies with all the friends for his last day here. We went outside and played in the side yard. When we came back inside, we read "Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners" by Laurie Keller. Our God and Me devotion today was about appreciating God for our bodies and what we are capable of doing with them. We ate our pizza lunch, another friend had shared cookies then, for it was her last day, too. After lunch, we went to the All Saints playgroung for recess. Some of us played a variation of tag and others played Hot and Cold! Have a great weekend!
Another hot day among us. We started our day playing in the centers. We read the book "Otis" by Loren Long. The kids really enjoyed this book. We then had snack and played in centers for a little longer. Headed outside to enjoy the weather. We watered the vegetable we planted, the kids wanted to me misted by the water. So they ran through that a few times to get a little wet. They loved it! Came inside and we read the book called "DON'T Take Your Snake for a Stroll" by Karin Ireland. Our God and Me was about Sun and Rain. Our prayer was: Dear God, it's awesome how You keep the world going. I'm glad You're in charge. Amen. After lunch we went to the All Saints playground.
What wonderful Wednesday at Teddy Bear Club. Friends played in centers when they arrived and then in the large motor centers.We read the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. After the book, we passed a caterpillar around as we shared what we are going to go do this summer. A lot of our friends are planting flowers, swimming and camping.We moved our bodies to the "Butterfly" song on the Animal CD. After snack we explored centers. Next, we read the book Big Mum Plum by Daniel Postgate. God and me was about all the many flowers God has created. Friends shared their favorite flowers. After lunch, friends played in small motor centers and then we went outside and ran on the pathway near the church.
Today was a beautiful gardening day at Teddy Bear Club. We began our day by greeting friends by singing “Rise and Shine” by Dr. Jean. As a class we did the calendar job. We read the book The Incredible Vegetable Group by Marcie Aboff. Then we went outside to plant carrots and lettuce in our garden. When we returned we ate snack and then explored the centers. When all Saints friends joined us we went outside to play and plant peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Before lunch we read the book Where The Wild Things Live by Maurice Sendak. Our God and me was about showing our moms we love them. Friends shared different ways they show their mom love. After lunch we went outside and ran on the pathway near the church.
What a warm, fantastic Friday to kick off the 3 day weekend. We had a laid-back morning with a movie served with popcorn. The movie was "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" based off the children's book. During the movie, we paused and had snack, and then continued to watch the movie. We went and played outside in the Teddy Bear Club side yard. We went back inside to read "What Kind of Day is it? A Hot Day" by Lola M. Schaefer. It's non-fictional book that had examples of what happens in the sunshine and heat, such as, plants wilt, animals pant, people use fans, and some people go swimming. God and Me was about being lost and that God helps us and keeps us safe. We had pizza for lunch and went on the All Saints playground for recess. Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend! We will be closed on Monday, May 28th.
We had a super last day of preschool! Friends arrived and played in the large motor centers. We greeted our friends and then read the book Graduation Day by Danielle Denega. We moved our bodies to the "Bean Bag Boogie" by Greg & Stev and a few other silly songs. Then we practiced our graduation songs at Teddy Bear Club. After snack, we played in centers for a little while and then went outside to play. Before lunch we read the book Can I Play Too? by Mo Willems. God and me was about taking medicine. We learned that most medicine is made from plants. After lunch, we played outside at the All Saints playground. We hope to see everyone at the graduation tonight in the chuch at 6:00.
We are getting so excited for the preschool graduation! Today was MWF preschool friends last day of school. We greeted our friends by moving our bodies to the song “Good Morning” by Greg & Steve. Then we danced and walked around the room to the song “The Boogie Walk” by Greg & Steve. We gathered in a circle and calmed our bodies by breathing and then danced to “The Freeze” song by Greg & Steve. After dancing, we split into two groups. Mrs. Bertram talked about different transportation types - land, air and sea. The children looked at different types of pictures and then placed them in the correct group type. The other group talked about kinds of transportation that police officers, astronauts, delivery drivers, bus drivers, sea captains, and pilots use. A rocket ship, van, school bus, police car, boat and an airplane felt pieces were placed on the floor. The students closed their eyes and one piece was taken away. When the students opened their eyes they had to guess which one was missing. Next, we practiced our graduation songs. After snack, we explored the learning centers. Before lunch we read the book I Just Forgot by Mercer Mayer. Our God and me was about helping out at home. Friends shared with the class how they like to help out at home. After lunch we played outside on the All Saints playground.
On this beautiful Tuesday the students practiced their phone numbers and then visited the pocket chart when they arrived. We greeted our friends by moving our bodies to the song "Rise and Shine" by Dr. Jean. As a class we talked about the community helpers that use transportation as a part of their job. We read the book Community Helpers Transportation by Jordan McGill. After snack, we headed over to the church to practice our graduation songs. The children have been working hard on their songs and sounded great today! When we returned to school we played in the learning centers. Before lunch we danced to the song “Bean Bag Dance" by Steve and Greg. Our God and me was about farmers and how they provide us with fruits and vegetables. After lunch we played on the All Saints playground.
What Wonderfully wet Monday. The preschoolers practiced their phone numbers and then played in the large motor centers. We finished our pet rock projects and tlook them home. As class we talked about what transportation is and then we named different types of transportation that the students use. We read the book Transpotation! By Gail Gibbons. After snack, we headed over to the church to practice our graduation songs. When we returned we explored learning centers. Before lunch we read the book Whose Hands are Theses? By Miranada Paul. This book was a community helper guessing book. Our God and me was about planting flowers and vegetables. The students shared how they take care of plants. After lunch, it was still rainy so the children played in centers and then went through an obstacle course.
It was a fun Friday at Teddy Bear Club today. The children did their morning jobs and then played in the large motor centers. We greeted our friends with dancing and then practiced our graduation songs. A construction worker (Mrs. Moore) talked to the children about the safety gear she wears and the tools she uses. She also showed the class different construction vehicles that some construction workers drive. We read the book Let’s Meet a Construction Worker by Bridget Heos. After the book we did our classroom jobs and moved our bodies to the song “Johnny Works With One Hammer” by School Days Songs. After snack, we explored learning centers and then played outside at the Teddy Bear playground. Before lunch we read the book Construction By Sally Sutton. Our God and me was about Doctors and how they help us to stay healthy. After lunch we play outside at the All Saints playground.
We learned about another doctor today, a dentist! The children arrived at school, practiced their phone number, and played in large motor centers. The class greeted their friends and sang the song ”Brush your Teeth” by Raffi. We read the book Let’s Meet a Dentist. As a class we talked about how to keep our teeth healthy and the many jobs that dentist do to help us keep our teeth healthy. We then brushed and flossed our pet rock’s teeth. Next, we practiced our graduation songs. After snack, friends played in the learning centers while some children painted their pet rock. We then went outside to play on the Teddy Bear Club playground. Before lunch we sang and danced to the song “Tooty Ta” by Dr. Jean and “Brush Your Teeth” by Raffi. Our God and me was about saying sorry and how sometimes it is hard to say sorry. We prayed to God and asked Him to help us say sorry. After lunch, we played outside at the Teddy Bear playground.
At Teddy Bear Club today we learned about veterinarians. Friends visited the flower tree and pocket chart when they arrived at school. As a class we greeted our friends with the song “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”. A veterinarian (Mrs. Moore) visited and talked about the different animals she takes care of and helps when they are ill. The veterinarian also showed the students a pet rock she was taking care of. And the equipment she uses to help her make sure that the animals are healthy. We read the book Let’s Meet a Veterinarian By Gina Bellisario. After reading the book we talked about the different types of veterinarians. We did our classroom and practiced our graduation songs. The children sound great! When snack was over we explored learning centers while some friends made pet rocks. Before lunch we listened to the book My Daddy Snores by Nancy H. Rothstein. Our God and me was about arguing and how when we get upset at someone we can ask God for help. After lunch, we played on the All Saints playground.
Today at Teddy Bear Club we learned about the job of a police officer. The children practiced their phone number and visited the pocket chart when they arrived. We greeted our friends and then did our classroom jobs together. As a class we practiced our graduation songs. Officer Friendly a police officer puppet came out to introduce the book today. He also talked about his job of keeping people safe. We read the book Keeping You Safe: A Book About Police Officers by Ann Owen. After snack, we played in the learning centers. During this time we made police officer hats. Before lunch we read the book Let’s a Meet Police Officer by Gina Bellisario. Our God and me was about how sometimes we feel sad and that when we do we can always ask Jesus for help. After lunch we ran on the pathway near the church.
We had a marvelous Monday at Teddy Bear Club today. The children arrived and played in the large motor centers. Then they visited the flower tree and pocket chart. After greeting our friends, we talked about what we can do if we are feeling sad. One friend suggested praying. As a class we prayed and also practiced taking deep breathes. We read the book Let’s Meet a Firefighter by Gina Bellisario. The children discussed the many jobs that firefighters do every day. We did our classroom jobs and then practiced a graduation song. During this time two visitors from the Department of Human Services visited our classroom. After snack, we explored the learning centers. We also made firefighter hats. Before lunch, we listened to the book At the Firehouse by Anne Rockwell. Our God and me was about saying sorry after we do something that is not kind. A firefighter puppet talked to the children about all the jobs that firefighters do. After lunch, the children ran on the pathway near the church.
We had a fun “Flying Friday” at Teddy Bear Club today. Friends played in the large motor centers when they arrived and then visited the pocket chart. The class greeted their friends with dancing. We read the book Clifford’s Happy Mother’s Day by Norman Birdwell. As a class we talked about what special things we to do for our mothers to show them we love them. We did our classroom jobs and practiced our graduation songs. After snack, we went to the book fair and made a wish list of books we liked. When we returned we played in the learning centers. Before lunch we sang “Alligator and Monkey” by Dr.Jean. We read the book Mama, Do You Love Me? By Barbara M. Joosse. Our God and me devotional was about obeying our parents. We prayed and asked God to help us to obey our parents. After lunch, it was raining so we stayed inside and played in the large motor centers. We read the book Just Me and my by Mercer Mayer. Teddy Bear Club wishes all moms a Happy Mothers Day!
Today on this very sunny Thursday we learned how much our mothers love us. When the children arrived they practiced their phone number and visited the pocket chart. We greeted our friends with the help of our alligator puppet. As a class we discussed what we can do if we feel angry and then we practiced a breathing technique called the drain. We read the book Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney. Next, we did our classroom jobs and practiced our graduation songs. After snack, we explored the learning centers. Before lunch we finished reading the book The Mother’s Day Mice by Eve Bunting. Our God and me devotional was about twins and how they may look alike, but they are very different. We thanked God for making us all different. After lunch, we played on the All Saints playground.
On this wonderful Wednesday Teddy Bear Club learned about all different kinds community helper jobs that our moms do. The students played in the large motor centers when they arrived. The students visited the pocket chart and flower tree. We greeted our friends as we clapped and stretched on the carpet. Each student shared what his or her mother’s occupation is. As a class we talked about how each job is important and helps others. We read the book Mothers Can Do Anything by Joe Lasker. Next, we did our classroom jobs and practiced our graduation songs. After snack, we played in the learning centers. Some of our friends worked on a special project during this time. Before lunch we started to read the book The Mother’s Day Mice by Eve Bunting. Our God and me was about how fun parties can be and we thanked God for parties. After lunch, we played outside on the All Saints Playground. Now is the time to collect all library books. If you have any library books at home please send them back to school.
It was an excited day at Teddy Bear Club today! A community helper visited us. When friends arrived they visited the flower tree and the pocket chart. The children greeted their friends and we did our classroom jobs together. We read the book My Trip To The Doctor by Katie Kawa. In this book we learned what nurses do in a doctor’s office. Then we talked about all the different jobs nurses do and all the different places where nurses can work. After the book summary, we discussed that Grace’s mom, who is a school nurse was going to be visiting our class to talk about her job. As a class we talked about questions that we could ask her. When Grace’s mom visited she was dress is her nurse’s uniform and had a stethoscope around her neck. She explained all the different jobs she does to help take care of the children at the school she works at. The children had an opportunity to ask her questions and share stories. At snack we celebrated a friend’s birthday. After washing our hands we explored the learning centers. During this time, some children worked on a special project. Next, we went outside to play at the Teddy Bear playground. Before lunch we talked about different breathing methods we can use when we are sad or angry. We read the book When I Get Bigger by Mercer Mayer. Our God and me was about listening and obeying our parents. We learned that we can pray to God to help us obey our parents.After lunch we played outside at the All Saints playground.
What marvelous Monday at Teddy Bear Club Today. The children arrived at school and visited the flower tree and pocket chart and then played in the large motor centers. We greeted our friends and then talked about a community helper who we were going to visit today at the library. As a class, we came up with questions to ask Mrs. Wilson. We read the book Let’s Meet a Librian by Gina Bellisario. Next, we did our classroom jobs and practiced our graduation songs. After snack, we headed over to the library where we asked Mrs. Wilson questions about her job as a librarian and watched a video about the book fair. We will be sending a flyer home about the book fair soon. If you have not already turned in a library book please send back to school. When we arrived back at school the students played in the learning centers and then we went outside to play. Before lunch we danced to the song “Tooty Ta” by Dr. Jean. Our God and me devotional was about weddings and how two people make a promise to each other. In prayer, we asked God to help us to keep our promises. After lunch we played on the All Saints playground.
On this beautiful Friday the children watched the cloudy day change to sunshine. When the students arrived they practiced their phone numbers and then identified a letter or a shape on an ice cream cone on the pocket chart. The children played in the large motor centers and then gathered on the carpet to greet their friends. As a class we looked at a Weekly Reader that showed a picture of a town and then we identified the community helpers and what buildings they work at. We then read the book The Jobs We Do by Anna W. Bardaus. Next, the children walked around the room and found pictures of different community helpers. Then, each child came up front and introduced the community helper and told the class what his or her community helper does to help our community. In a circle we practiced our graduation songs. After snack we went outside for an exploration walk. We looked for signs of spring and saw trees with buds and lots of flowers. We also looked for community helpers and saw construction workers and teachers. Then we played follow the leader and each child had the opportunity to be the leader. When we returned to the classroom, we played in the learning centers. Before lunch we listened to the book The Little School Bus by Margery Cuyler. Our God and me devotional was about how we wear different clothes and different sizes and that God made us all different. After lunch we played on All Saints playground.
We had a fun Thursday at Teddy Club today. Friends visited the flower tree and the pocket chart where they found an ice cream cone with a letter on it. The children played in the large motor centers until we gathered to greet our friends with clapping and stretching. As a class we talked about to do when we are sad. We practiced a breathing technique called the balloon, were we breath in with our nose and breathe out like we are blowing up a balloon. We read the story Flora’s Surprise! By Dedi Gliori. Next, we did our classroom jobs and sang our graduation songs. After snack, we explored the learning centers, while some friends made flowers for our family tree. Before lunch, we listened to Foggy Plays T-Ball by Johathan London. Our God and me was about learning new still and keep on trying even when it is hard. After lunch, went outside played the walking in line game.
It is so nice out! Today we talked about the new toys the children were exploring. It is a new month and this month is about Community Helpers! We read the book called "The Reason For A Flower" by Ruth Heller. We started to work on our flower craft for our family tree. After snack we continued to play in centers and explored our new toys. We went outside and the children were dismissed from there. We came in and read the book called " Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash" by Sarah Weeks. It was a fun silly book the kids enjoyed and laughed through it. God and Me was about My Legs. We thanked God for giving us legs so we can do the wonderful things we do with our legs. After lunch we went to the All Saints playground.
Happy May Day! When the students arrived at school today they were surprised to see all the new toys. The children practiced their phone number and then visited the pocket chart to find an ice cream cone with a letter or shape on it. The boys and girls played in the large motor centers until we greeted each other. As class we talked about May Day and the May pole and then the children all got to smell tulips, daffodils, and blue bells. We read the book Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert. In a circle we sang the song “I AM Special”. Next, we took a tour around the room to learn about all the new toys. After snack we headed over to the library and Mrs. Wilson read the book Love is a Handful of Honey by Giles Andrae. When we returned we explored the learning centers. Some of our friends made paper flowers for their May basket. Before lunch we listened to the book I Love Bugs! by Emma Dodd. Our God and me devotional was about where our food comes from and how thankful we are for our food. After lunch, we played outside on the All Saints playground.