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Hello December in Pre-K 2!

Good afternoon Pre-K 2 families,

It was so nice meeting with you all on Monday to talk about your child’s progress. I am so proud of how far they’ve come and I am excited to watch them grow further during the rest of the school year. The children got right back to work after our Thanksgiving break and enjoyed checking out the new materials during Center Time. As I discussed with you at conferences, we will spend a lot of time this month working on social skills such as using words to express feelings, wants and needs, using words to ask for a turn and following the classroom rules: Be kind. Be safe. Take care of our things.


This month we will read several stories about gingerbread men, babies and children. We will also explore different Festival of Lights holidays. In terms of STEM, we will continue to work through using the Problem Solving Process and will move to our next science unit in January.


DECEMBER SHOW AND TELL: We have been exploring rhyming words at school. Please have your child bring in two items or pictures of items that RHYME. Show and Tell will be WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7th.


This week at MORNING MEETING:

Weekly Stories: "The Gingerbread Man" by Gail Yerrill and "Grover's Eight Nights of Lights" by Jodie Shepherd

Game: Color and letter recognition Gingerbread Man hiding game


This week at SMALL GROUPS:

* We practiced rhyming.

* We practiced cleaning up each center.


Here's what's happening at CENTERS:

Art- gingerbread man collage, candle holder craft, painting with bows at the easel

Blocks- wooden blocks, magnatiles with bells, trains, train track rug, wooden people

Dramatic Play- Holiday Home: tree, decorations, candle holder, cookie baking supplies, hot cocoa bar, winter holidays posters

Writing/Library- books about winter holidays, shape tracing papers, holiday cards with envelopes and stickers, and word chart

Playdough: cinnamon scented dough, cookie cutters, cookie add-ons, rollers, scissors Math- counting and matching quantity to numeral with tree decorating mats Science- kinetic sand, cups, alphabet bears

Sensory Table- shredded paper, jingle bells, magnet wands, boxes, mini gingerbread man erasers


Lastly, check out the attached photos from recess. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I look forward to seeing your little ones on Monday!


Sincerely,

Brenda Daday



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