The Garden by Kari Jobe

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Grammy nominated Kari Jobe is the premiere female worship leader in Christian music.  Coming off her last album, majestic which featured the worship anthem “Forever” and radio hit ” I Am Not Alone”  Kari Jobe has returned to the studio to record her new album, The Garden full of new worship anthems for the church and for personal reflection and prayer.  She found the inspiration for this new music from lifes joy of having a new son and the life hardships, her sisters loss of her daughter. Though it all Kari relied on her love of God and the foundation she had built with the Lord to get her though it all.

 

We loved her new album in our house.  The words are meaningful and they will move you in different ways depending on what you are going though in life right now. My teenage daughter loved the song The Garden. The first time she heard it she just sit with her eyes closed listening to the words of the song.  It was such a blessing watching her get joy out of the music.

We received the album in exchange for my honest opinion.  I love this album and excited that she is coming to Nashville in concert.  To see if she is coming to a town near you please follow this link.

 

Valentines Day Activities

Valentines Day is just around the corner and it is a fun time in the classroom.  We get to do lots of fun activities and enjoy the holiday.  We get to talk about people we love and why also we get to make them items that they can keep and love for ever.  I found this cute idea on Pinterest but the link to the actual activity is disabled.  I love the idea and wanted to share it with you all.

 

What you will need?

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  1. Red Paint
  2. Pink Paint
  3. Brown Paint
  4. Canvas

 

What you will do

 

  1. Paint the childs  arm with the brown paint and center on the canvas
  2. Once the paint is dried use the pink and red paint to make the hearts on the tree.  Use red paint to make a thumbprint and then make another thumb print in order to make a heart shape.

Final product will look like this:

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What parent would not love a handprint heart tree for a Valentines day present.

 

 

 

 

 

5 Groundhog Day Activities

February 2 is going to be a fun day in Preschool classrooms.  It is grounds hog day.  Here are my top 5 Grounds hog day activities to do with my students

  1.  One of the big things with this holiday “Will the Groundhog see is shadow? ” What better way to start the unit to ask the students if they think the groundhog will see his shadow.   After you ask the question graph the results.  Then you can count and use more or less will-he-see-his-shadow

2.  Ground hog paper plate The kids will love to paint this plate to make it look like  groundhog.  The supplies are easy and most likely have in your craft supplies. groundhog-paper-plate-craft

3.  Putting Your Toes into it. What parent does not love hand and foot prints.  groundhog-24. Groundhog day Printable. This is 6 page printable that includes class surveys, word hunt and more. cupcake

5.  Pudding Cups What a great way to end the unit, with chocolate pudding cups and Pepperidge farm cookies.pudding

 

 

 

“W” Activity for Preschoolers

Our Letter of the week this week is “W”, so we made a Watermelon.

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Materials Needed:

Print the letter W off on Red and Green construction paper

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Then layer the W’s  with the red W on top of the Green W with some of the green showing to be the rine of the watermelon.

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Then allow the students to paint the “seeds” on the watermelon using their fingers.

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Once the seeds are painted on the finial project looks like this;

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The kids loved painting and  it was a very simple project to complete.  I have younger children so I always do fingerpainting projects one on one.  This gives me a chance to talk about the letter.  What is looks like, things that start with the letter and the sound that it makes.

 

Parents love anything that has their child’s fingerprints, so this was also a hit with the parents as well.  I hope you enjoy this activity with your students.

 

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