Saturday, March 31, 2012

Huntin' Eggs

 Before the Easter Egg hunt this morning, I dug out the boys Easter Baskets, and they immediately used them as hats. You can't see them, but they also had swords and light sabers, and were running wild in their undies!

 Have you ever seen Mickey with a light saber?

 There was a slight break down in communication at the hunt, today. Blake was MC, and was in charge of yelling 3, 2, 1, GO! Before he could do this, the volunteer motioned everyone close, I guess so he could make an announcement, and the kids took that for GO!

 Mason checking his candy for nuts.

 Braden and the Ward Boys. 

 These little pics were randomly on the camera....Blake must have taken them one morning before Preschool.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Spring Break in the Four State area

 With cousins in Rogers! This is the same creek we were at when Mason and Amiee were just a few weeks old, and Chelsea spotted the snakes!

 At the hotel pool...Mason is fearless but still isn't a fan of "going under"
 We were able to celebrate Miss Emmery turning 5. She reminded us all weekend that she was "the birthday girl!"

 We kicked off our Spring Break, meeting Blake, Brandon, Ann and Becki in Springfield for the day.

 The boys and I headed over a day early so they could swim. Thankfully Brandon met us for dinner and swam with them!

 Braden spent one day at a Spring Break Day Camp at our local Education Service Center. It was rainy so they were only outside a little bit.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you hear?

Little Gorilla Yellow Class Newsletter
Kari Cronister, B.S. Supervising Teacher
February 27 – March 1
We started this week with a new teacher, Miss Ashlee. Miss Ashlee’s theme for the week is all about animals and the kids have been excited this week doing projects that include animals. Monday we read a book about different kinds of animals and we wrote down all the animals that we read about in our book. We also colored different pictures of animals and made puppets out of them. The kids had a lot of fun with this project.

Tuesday we read the book “Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you hear?” We told our own stories about what they thought polar bears might hear or see and they drew their ideas in their journals. There is definitely a lot of imagination in preschool! On Thursday we finger painted bears hibernating in their caves. The children loved finger painting and expressing their ideas through art.
The weather has been excellent for outside play aside from Tuesday night. Some of the kids requested new toys to play with outside. This week we were able to get out the Frisbee’s, sidewalk chalk, bug finders, hoola hoops and soccer balls. Some of the students suggested we play Duck, Duck, Goose (because of our animal theme) during our outside time. We can’t wait to see what next week holds for our classroom. We are going to continue our study of animals and our puppets will move into the dramatic play area.