We had a surprise visitor this week. Ms. Sheri's dog, Zeke came for a short visit on Tuesday morning on his way to the groomer. The children were very excited. Zeke is super friendly and loves attention. His tail was wagging a mile a minute as the children petted and played with him. Zeke was in his glory as were the children.
This week's sensory fun included home-made blue play dough scented with peppermint extract. The classroom sure smelled delicious! The children said it smelled like candy canes. December is already weaving it’s magic. So with visions of sugar plums already dancing in their heads, we discussed what holidays we all celebrate.
ABC Hanukkah Hunt (Tilda Balsley)
I Can Make Good Choices! (David Parker)
I Show Respect! (David Parker)
Incredible You! (Dr. Wayne W. Dyer with Kristina Tracy)
It’s Hanukkah! (Jeanne Modesitt)
My “i” Book (Jane Belk Moncure)
What is Hanukkah? (Harriet Ziefert)
The Night Before Hanukkah (Natasha Wing)
A great big thank you to everyone who donated pajamas for the Scholastic Pajama & Book Drive and a special thank you to Kellen's family. Kellen's mom invited her work colleagues to participate and they donated well over 15 pairs of pajamas. There will be many happy families and children receiving books and pajamas this holiday season.
- Our winter holiday party will be 12/23/15. The morning session party will be from 10:15-11:30. The afternoon session party will be from 1:45-3:00. Whether or not your child attends school on Wednesday's, you are invited to attend the party with your child. All families are invited to attend for their individual session. If you're child attends both sessions, you are welcome to attend both parties. A notice will be sent home to coordinate items to bring in.
- Potato pancakes, also known as latkes are on the menu next week. Latkes are a typical dish eaten during Chanukah. Ms. Sheri will bring in latkes for the class to taste. We will also make our own applesauce to go along with the latkes. Delicious! We can't wait!
- Some of you have asked when our teacher assistants work. Here is a breakdown:
- Bethany: Friday a.m. & p.m.
- Fabi: Mon & Wed a.m. & p.m.
- Joyce: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs a.m.
- Miranda: Tues & Thurs p.m.
- Sarah: Tues, Thurs, Fri a.m.
- Our next monthly pajama & pizza party for ages 2-7 is on Friday night, 12/4 from 6:30-9:30. $10 per child. Sibling discount available. Includes pizza, snack, drink & open play. Register on our website at http://www.wercreativekids.com/community-events.html
- Scholastic book orders are being placed this weekend.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Ms. Sheri, Ms. Joyce, Ms. Sarah, Miss Miranda, Ms. Fabi & Ms. Bethany