Friday, December 16, 2011

Teddy Bear Day

This week we had "Teddy Bear Day"!

The kids each brought in a teddy bear (They even laughed at me for bringing one too!)

Our Teddy bears sat with us during calendar time and Bible time. 
I laid a blanket on the floor and we had a picnic for snack time.  
We played "Teddy Bear, May I?"... played like "Mother, May I?"
We had a "Bear Foot Race"... I tapped the ends down and cut an x in the front of 4 cereal boxes.  I cut out construction paper bear prints to put on top... the kids put them on their feet and raced walked quickly across the room :)  So fun!

Before the kids left, I had them put their bears to bed, because they were having a "sleep over".

When they got back to Preschool the next morning, the bed was empty and their bears were found around the room eating breakfast, drawing pictures, and playing in the toy area. :)

Oh! and the student who found his bear said to me "No! He didn't do that!" as he snatched the crayon away from the bear.  I worked hard not to laugh out loud. :)

A Preschool Christmas...

I figured it's about time I update you on what is happening in my preschool classroom.  If you are a parent of one of my students you have seen some of these things and some of them you have not. If you read this, you have to promise me that you will act surprised at the things you have not yet seen. Deal?

So... without further ado, I present Christmas in Preschool. 

The Bulletin board. 
It says "Do you know his name?" and then lists the names of Jesus from Isaiah 9:6 which just happens to be the verse we're learning. :) 

The gifts we made for our parents.  We talked about how Christmas isn't just for getting, it's for giving.  So we made something to give.  

These are the gift bags I found at walmart for $.25!  I punched holes in them and I'll tie ribbon through them once the kids put the ornaments in them.  I had them color these cute tags to add a little more of a personal touch {parents love that stuff... or so I'm told ;)}

So, that's what we have for now.  Next week we will have a little birthday party for Jesus and hopefully I'll remember to take pictures and share them.  

Merry Christmas!