We thank God for this last quarter and the triumphs and achievements that each child in this class has made-big and small! We are most grateful for our parents who spend countless hours to provide an environment at home that will be beneficial to their children's growth at this time of their lives- a season of beginnings in formal education. Most of all, we thank God for His guidance and most especially the victory we have in Him because of His triumph over death-redeeming us with His precious blood so we can have life eternal in Christ Jesus! This we celebrate at this time of the year as Christians!
One last quarter-the fourth quarter to complete this school year’s pre school learning! The children are expected to grow some more and experience triumphs noticeable from the outside and inside of them as God continue to work in their lives!
TRIUMPHANT K4 CLASS
Pausing a bit to take this photo as we enjoyed a short walk on our campus garden to celebrate the season of new beginnings-SPRING time! The kids were anxious to look for signs of new life everywhere we walked-spiders in webs, bugs, caterpillars and small flower and leaf buds coming out of plants.
WE ARE GROWING TO BECOME BOOK WORMS!!!
The love of reading books is really growing on our K4 children!!
We are also finding out that we can read some sight words now!
Even one of our librarians, Mrs. Moyer, who came one Wednesday, helps us out to get the children love on reading by reading a book to the class first, then having them pick out a book they like to read from a basket of books she brings in with her from the main library! Mrs. Meredith, our other librarian regularly comes every Wednesday! And we are most thankful for the times they spend withe children in our class.
WHITE BOARD WRITING/DRAWING IS ALSO A FAVORITE ACTIVITY!
Children love to write and draw using their white boards on a regular basis. This helps get their fine motors growing in strength on a consistent basis! It also helps us apply what we have learned by constant practice, freely expressing their thoughts in prints and pictures!
Here some children are practicing writing their numerals and the alphabet, or copying names and words from the different prints found in our classroom. Some are just drawing what`s on their thoughts at the moment!
One-to-one correspondence problem solving during a Math collaboration activity!
Just couldn't take off their eyes on books!
WE STILL ENJOY AND NEED OUR NAP TIMES!
We are able to nap in our classroom and be cozy despite of the ever changing weather in Okinawa! The children are fine and are able to get restful naps on a daily basis.
Kindly be reminded to send your children`s blankets on a weekly basis!
And please remember that with all students we have and
NOT enough space in our cubbies, we cannot afford to have pillows!! Two thin blankets or one thick one will be sufficient for an hour nap everyday.
Thank you for your understanding and support of our napping situation!
MUSIC CLASS PARADING WITH INSTRUMENTS
The children had fun playing musical instruments with Mrs. reasoner leading the students. They went parading right outside our classrooms with huge smiles on their faces!
The children are loving on their Music class. Praise God for her willingness to take us in into her busy schedule!
They now know how to say " fine` " meaning "we are done"!! And with that, the teacher always adds "Good job" to end the class for the day!
SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS GOING WELL
Hypothesis: Given favorable conditions, plant seeds will grow into seedlings then into plants
Materials: Bean seeds, clear plastic cups, paper towel, water and sun rays coming from our glass windows
Procedure: Line plastic cup with paper towel
Moisten with enough water
Drop seeds so that they are easily observed from the cups
Keep paper moistened constantly
Observe changes and keep a record by drawing changes taking place everyday
Woojin checking his seeds experiment making sure they get enough water and sunshine and taking note of physical changes going on.
Tiny growth coming out of the seed...
growing part of seed getting longer....
and has grown much longer!
We record our observations on a daily basis from day one. We are currently on day 4!
Students' seeds in clear cups set up by the window side for daily observations
More Spring Explorations
1. We have been studying about fowls' eggs and comparing their appearances and sizes-Ostrich has a huge sized egg compared to the ones of a small bird inside a tiny nest next to it.
2. We are exploring which part of a plant is carrot -is it the stem, leaf, seed, root or flower? Some new things are sprouting from the top of the carrot at the moment. And kids are asking ..."what are they?"
3. The dried pods had seeds when we opened one of them. We may have time to plant some of them and watch if they grow quick enough with the time left for this year. What seeds are they? Are they flower seeds or vegetable seeds?
4. Another variety of beans, green beans seeds- had been observed to be successfully sprouting so quickly and getting taller by the day. The leaves are also starting to form!
K4 LOVES TO RIDE OUR TOY VEHICLES
K4 children love their play vehicles and they take turns using them before dismissal time whenever we are able to.
SAND BOX IS ALSO BECOMING A FAVORITE PLACE TO HAVE OUTDOOR FUN!