This week we welcomed Liam to our Tues/Thurs afternoon class. He is 2½ years old & we are very excited to have him join us. Liam loved playing with play dough, building with blocks & playing at the Polar Express train table on his first day of school.
During small group with our 4's, we identified who has the letter C in their name, stamped & wrote Cc in our journals, circled the letter Cc if we have it in our name, rainbow traced C, walked C & outlined the letter C with gemstones. We also identified words with the letter C, went on a C hunt searching for items beginning with the letter C & came up with a list of words that begin with the letter C. Whew! I believe our 4's are now C experts! Ask them about the 2 sounds of the letter C.
During large group time, we spoke about the upcoming holidays & how we will celebrate. We read plenty of holiday books to put us in a festive holiday spirit.
We continued decorating our stars using collage as well as marble painted designs on Christmas trees & dreidels! There was a lot of movement involved in our marble painting including doing the jingle bell hop, candy cane twist & gingerbread run. We combined movement & art in one activity! After the marble paintings were dry, we decorated them with festive colored items.
Edible menorahs? Yes, please. We made a special snack on Friday. And it was delicious! Ask me how we made it. Then check out our FB page for the pictures.
We also celebrated Melanie's 3rd birthday on Friday. Thank you to Melanie's daddy for bringing in Munchkins for us. They were delicious. We sang Happy Birthday & danced around Melanie. Happy 3rd Birthday, Melanie!
Books We Read
4's – My C Book (Jane Belk Moncure), Caps for Sale (Esphyr Slobodkina)
Olive the Other Reindeer (J. Otto Seibold & Vivian Walsh)
Clifford Celebrates Hanukkah (Norman Bridwell)
C is for Christmas (Gayla Amaral)
ABC Haukkah Hunt (Tilda Balsley)
What is Hanukkah? (Harriet Zeifert)
12/18: Ms. Bethany
Ms. Sheri: “Tell me what you're making.” (While at the light table.)
Dessa: “It's a mystery.”
“Give your kids a holiday season filled with moments to remember, not toys they'll forget.”
Dates to Remember
12/16 – Drop-Off Pajama Party 6:30-9:30 pm, $10 per child, register on website
12/21 – Pajama Day: Wear your comfiest PJs to school
12/23 – Holiday Party: AM Class – 10:15-11:30 PM Class – 1:45-3:00
All are welcome to attend!
12/26 – Menorah Lighting – 6:00 PM, Main Street in Friendly Drugs parking lot
Dec. 26 – Jan 2 – Winter Break
Our pajama drive ended this Friday, 12/16. The pajamas are being donated to children living in a local homeless shelter along with a book donated by Scholastic. Thank you to everyone who donated and especially to Kellen's mom, Ingrid who generously invited her work colleagues to participate. We collected a total of 21 pajamas. The children helped count the pajamas we collected.
Remember to send in a small treat (no candy please) by 12/19/16 for the holiday treat bags to be distributed at our holiday party on 12/23/16. We have 21 children who attend in the AM & 18 children who attend in the PM. Thank you to those who have already sent in their treats.
A sign up sheet is located by the front door for our holiday party. We still need juice boxes & water for both morning & afternoon sessions. Please let us know what you would like to bring. Thank you to those families who have already signed up.
Have a fabulous weekend!
Ms. Sheri, Ms. Bethany, Ms. Fabi, Ms. Joyce, Ms. Sarah