December is here and what an exciting month we have to look forward to! We will be concentrating on experiencing the Holiday Season through our senses. We learn about the feelings, textures, colors and smells (cinnamon, pine…) and the symbols (candles, stars, bells…) that make this part of the year so special. Somehow (Ha! Ha!), the children know about the Santa and gift giving part of Christmas and don’t seem to need any extra stimulation in this area!
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Monday we will be talking about the letter “G,” as in Gopher. Tuesday is Red and White Day (rojo and blanco in Spanish). Wednesday we will learn about rodents, in general. Thursday we will focus on the number 5 (in Spanish, cinco), our number for the month. Friday we will learn the nursery rhyme Hickory Dickory Doc.
We will also be talking about Christmas symbols this week. Monday is H and Horse Day. Tuesday will be Candles, The Flame Lights the Way. Wednesday is Ding-A-Ling Day, a day to learn about bells. Thursday we will be reviewing a favorite nursery rhyme, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Friday is Shape Day, starring the star. We’re hoping to see lots of bells and stars to share! It is also our Family Breakfast, where you are invited to join us for free homemade breakfast.
Monday is Little Jack Horner Day. We will be learning the nursery rhyme, as well as talking about Holiday sweet treats. Tuesday we will be reading If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Wednesday we are focusing on gingerbread men, which will be the dessert for our red & white luncheon. Sign-ups will be posted for you to be able to contribute something. Thursday we will be making Magic Reindeer Food to encourage these Christmas visitors at your house. Friday is Opposites Day, Open & Closed (as in presents!)
Monday we will talk about First/Last for Opposites Day. Tuesday we will be reading and acting out the fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood. Wednesday is a cozy, yummy day: Pajamas and Peppermint Day. We will be having a peppermint taste test and everyone is encouraged to wear their PJs. We will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Christmas holiday.
We will also be talking about the winter season and clothing that is appropriate on these cold, wet days. Monday we will be talking about the letter long “I”. Tuesday is Winter Clothes Day, when we talk about all the layers we need to put on our bodies to stay warm during the cold winter. Wednesday is Opposite Day: Wet/Dry. We will be highlighting the nursery rhymes It’s Raining, It’s Pouring on Thursday. We are closing at 4 pm on New Year’s Eve and we are closed on New Year’s Day.