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Having Fun in December in Enrichment

We had another fun week at school! We have been enjoying exploring the different Festivals of Light. This week read Christmas stories and listened to Christmas music.

This week at MORNING MEETING we read Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson, Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by James Dean and Eric Litwin, and Santa Duck by David Milgrim. The children enjoyed the stories, we even listened to a couple audio recordings of the books. Ask your child which story was their favorite!

Here’s what’s NEW in CENTERS!

Discovery Center: The children used their creative minds to dress up a magnetic cat and snowman.

Art: The students stamped gift bags and wrapped up their secret art project! They also used glue bottles to stick bells, pom poms, sequins and buttons on foam trees or gingerbread people. There were also wooden ornaments that the children could color with markers. We had lots of busy artists this week!

Easel: The girls and boys used q-tips to paint beautiful holiday trees. Holding q-tips is a great way to build strength in their fingers. The trees came out beautiful.

Math: The students made patterns with colored beads. They strung the beads onto red and white pipe cleaner candy canes. We saw lots of great patterns being made, such as red-green-red-green, and red-red-green-red-red-green.

Literacy Cart: The children decorated a felt tree with different holiday ornaments.

Writing Table: Still making cards, coloring, and using stickers.

Pretend Center: The boys and girls have been baking lots of delicious cookies, slicing up fruit and veggies, and decorating the tree.

Block area: The kiddos are still having lots of fun using the big doll house, little animals and wooden furniture. We even added some monster trucks to this center.

Looking ahead:

Monday, December 20th will be pajama and stuffed animal day for the Enrichment class. We will have our own pajama story time and listen to lots of holiday stories. Please keep in mind it can get very warm in our classroom.

Tuesday, December 21st is our LAST day of school in 2021. Please feel free to have your child dressed in festive colors.

Your teachers,

Brenda Daday & Christina Renoni


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