It was a busy week preparing for the holidays! We moved & grooved to holiday music, read Hanukkah books while comparing Hanukkah & Christmas celebrations, “lit” the Hanukkah candles on the felt board & decorated the classroom with holiday art. Additionally, our holiday cards are almost ready to be sent home.
Special activities this week included using tweezers to pick up pom poms to “decorate” Christmas trees. Holiday cookie cutters were available for use with our red play dough. Spinning dreidels helped us exercise our fine motor skills. Some of our pre-k children copied holiday words on paper in our writing center. We also made edible dreidels during snack time! Delicious! Tons of fun was had by all!
Is it Hanukkah Yet? (Chris Barash)
The Night Before Hanukkah (Natasha Wing)
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel (Caryn Yacowitz)
ABC Hanukkah Hunt (Tilda Balsley)
It’s Hanukkah! (Jeanne Modesitt)
Singing & Dancing
Stretching Song (Have Fun Teaching)
Christmas Freeze Dance (Kiboomers)
Dreidel Hokey Pokey (Kiboomers)
Reindeer Pokey (Kiboomers)
Five Gingerbread Men (Kibbomers)
Creative Kids Anthem
Make a Circle
Jump Up & Down (Transition Song)
ABC You Later (Sing to Learn)
Goodbye (Dream English Kids)
Day-O (Learning Station)
Guacamole Christmas (Dr. Jean)
12/18: Ms. Bethany
Our 1st Annual Holiday Spirit Week will take place next week!
Mon., 12/18 - Blizzard Day - Wear White
Tues., 12/19 - Holiday Hats & Bows Day
Wed., 12/20 - Ugly/Cozy/Holiday Sweater Day
Thurs., 12/21 - Pajama Day
Fri., 12/22 - Dress Your Best for our Holiday Party Day
Fri., 12/22 – Holiday Party: AM Class – 10:30-11:30/PM Class – 2:00-3:00
All families are invited to attend whether or not your child attends school on Friday. A sign-up sheet is located on the front door. We still need more families to sign up for our morning session party.
Dec. 25 – Jan 1 – Winter Recess
A great big thank you to everyone who donated pajamas during our Pajama Drive in conjunction with Scholastic Books. Our class donated 16 pajamas thus far. Scholastic will match those pajamas with 16 books. A special thank you to Kellen’s mother, Ingrid, who for the 3rd year in a row graciously collected pajamas from her coworkers. An update will be noted next week regarding the number of pajamas collected by Ingrid & colleagues which will also be matched by Scholastic with books. All pajamas are being donated to a shelter for victims of domestic violence. They will enjoy cozy pajamas & a book to read at bedtime due to your generosity.
We are requesting treat donations for goody bags. Please avoid candy/food treats due to allergies. Target’s Bullseye Playground & Dollar Tree have inexpensive winter holiday treats. Please send in by Wednesday, 12/20. Thank you for your help.
Happy 4th Birthday to Melanie! We celebrated on Friday with delicious munchkins sent in by Melanie’s family. Thank you!
Happy Hanukkah to all of our families who celebrate the Festival of Lights!
Have a fabulous weekend! This is the last shopping weekend before Christmas!
Ms. Sheri, Ms. Joyce, Ms. Sarah, Miss Fabi