What a busy month December has been as we prepared for Jesus' birth! The children worked very hard to continue practicing skills and gave an excellent Christmas Concert for their families! We are very proud of them! Of course, the highlight of their day was our special guest after the concert, Santa Claus!
The main focus of our Religion lessons has been Advent and Christmas. We reviewed our daily Kindness Calendar and learned more ways to share God's love with others. We celebrate Jesus' birthday with fun activities, including our Christmas Concert, crafts a party, and helping our Scout Elf, Jingles, learn more about God's love. The children were so sweet singing "Happy Birthday" to Baby Jesus before we had our party!
The Terrific Threes also completed the color brown with a fun Gingerbread Theme. They used glitter glue to decorate gingerbread pals, sequenced a gingerbread story, and made "gingerbread cookies" with model magic. We continued to practice identifying our names, recognizing colors and shapes, and gaining social skills.
The Fantastic Fours also completed the letters K and L. They made a string of lights that spelled their names, created a patterned candy cane with a title "J is for Jesus," and played games to review the alphabet and counting skills. "Christmas Stew" was a favorite!
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the New Year!
Snack fee for January - May is due when we return.
Please dress to play outside. We will go out if weather permits. Children should also wear sneakers in case we have recess in the gym.
December 24 - January 2 -- NO SCHOOL
January 4 -- Re-registration due
January 5 -- Open House 10 AM - 12PM
January 10 -- PreK registration for new students 1 - 2 PM
January 17 -- PreK registration for new students 1 - 2 PM
January 18 -- Kindergarten Registration
January 21 -- NO SCHOOL
First of all, thank you for all of your prayers over the past weeks! I am very happy to be back with the children!
We have been very busy this week preparing our hearts for Jesus' birth. Each day, we review the activity on our Kindness Calendar. I encourage the children to practice the act of kindness throughout our school day and to continue being kind at home. We've also decorated our Christmas tree and added many festive decorations to the classroom. Miss Anita did a great job with this! We have also been practicing for our Christmas program. I sent home a paper this week with information about our Christmas activities.
Jingles, our Scout Elf, has returned from the North Pole. Santa left a letter explaining that sometimes Jingles can be naughty. Santa hopes that Jingles can learn more about God's love and forgiveness by watching our class make green choices.
The Terrific Threes and Fantastic Fours have been learning about Advent in our Religion unit. Each class was given an Advent calendar to keep at home.
The Terrific Threes have been working on the color brown. We made adorable gingerbread pals with glitter glue and put brown stickers in our Smartbooks We practiced measuring skills by sorting shapes by size to make Christmas trees.
The Fantastic Fours worked on the letter K this week. We completed our Smartbook activities including Rainbow Writing, building Kk with stickers, identifying the Kk and sorting pictures that begin with /k/. We introduced new center time activities after snack. These activities included iPads, Letter Stew and practicing writing skills on our dry erase boards.
I am hoping to do a few other Christmas activities that involve wrapping paper. As you are wrapping gifts, I would appreciate it if you would donate some scraps that the children can practice fine motor skills with. Thanks!
December 17 -- Fantastic Fours Christmas Program at 8:30 AM
December 18 -- Terrific Threes Christmas Program at 8:30 AM
December 20 & 21 -- Grinch Day (wear pajamas)
December 24 - January 2 -- Christmas vacation
Here are links to some of the songs we will be singing at our Christmas program.
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