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Upon The End (wrap up week 25)

Our last week of preschool was not too busy and had such a wonderful theme for the coming summer.  After we finished this week we had a small pizza party with all of the kids who joined us throughout the year.  It was great fun completing all of these lessons.

Crafts
Ascension craft
Materials: 


  • Drawn picture of Jesus
  • cotton balls
  • blue paper
  • glue
  • marker






First we made clouds using the cotton balls.  
To make this craft a little more then just glue we pulled apart the cotton balls to make more shapely clouds. 

















This craft was to meant to illustrate Jesus ascending to heaven.  In the Bible it says Jesus was covered by clouds and his disciples could not see him.  We used our cotton balls to cover Jesus. 

I was a bit worried The Dragons would be upset covering up their art work but they had no problem with this.  I think they had a better understanding of the bible story/ and craft concept then I anticipated. 



At the end we wrote the bible verse on our art piece. 







Alphabet/Numbers

In the weekly folder The Dragons had to find all of the u's in a short story. 




The Dragons searched the Alphabet Discovery Bottle for the letter U.





The Dragons reviewed their letters and their numbers with this activity.  


I set out a tray of stamps.  There were alphabet stamps and number stamps.  The Dragons were free to use whichever stamp suited their fancy.  
The instructions were to stamp the amount across that matched the number in that line. 

Example: 1=1 stamp, 2=2 stamps, 3=3 stamps, and so on. 







Theme
On the third day this week we talked about the moon.  We read many moon books, some good, some not so good.  
We did  a moon crater experiment that was very entertaining for The Dragons. 

We also made rockets to fly to the moon, or to outer space! 

The fourth day we talked about the planets.  Introducing planets was fun!  I introduced them using books and a space busy bag. 

After we talked about it I blew up some balloons to take the place of the planets for a visual of our solar system.   This was not completely accurate, attention spans were out the window anyway.  As I mentioned before this was an intro to the solar system.  We will take more time to talk about this next year. 

It didn't take long for the planets to turn back into toys


Then of course we went on a space adventure! 


I want to give a special thanks to motherhoodonadime for the great lesson plans we completed this year.  Awesome ideas and tools to make my dragons Gods Little Explorers!







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