Ms. Suki's Class  : December

 

Hi Families!

 

It was great meeting you all at the parent teacher conferences and reporting wonderful news about your child’s progress.

 

The Thanksgiving feast was so much fun. We were vey impressed by all the children who happily hosted the guests. It was so impressive to see our little friends independently sit at the table and dine a special Thanksgiving meal. They are growing up so fast! We hope all of you had a joyful Thanksgiving break at home or away.

 

We will be very busy for the next few weeks. The main themes of the remaining weeks in December will be holidays, but the children will be exploring many more new activities as well. Some of the new activities are: learning how to count and recognize numerals, learning the concepts of size (small, medium, and large), and learning to listen to longer stories. We will also learn about different holidays such as Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanza through stories and songs. In addition to all these activities, we will continue to work on PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) project. Through this project, children will learn: to be kind, to respect each other, and to be safe. Most of this is accomplished by the adults role modeling the behavior, recognizing the positive acts of our friends and reading stories and singing songs. This project will help children develop their social/emotional concepts and to be a better member of a global society.

 

For your information, we will have a sing along, photo with Santa followed by ginger bread house decorating, on Dec.19 (10:30-11:30). At the sing along, the children get to sing with the other toddler class’ children and families.

 

This year’s mitten tree drive (PJ and books) will take place from Dec 2nd to the 13th. Please see the Dec. Happenings and separate flyer for more information.

 

School is closed from Dec, 23-Jan.1.

 

The songs we are practicing are:

Latkes

Mama’s little baby loves lakes, latkes

Mama’s little baby loves latkes tonight

Throw away the peanut butter

Throw away the jelly

Mama’s little baby loves latkes in his/her belly

 

Dreidle

Dreidle, dreidle, dreidle, I made it out of clay

And when it’s dry and ready then dreidle I will play

Oh dreidle, dreidle, dreidle, I made it out of clay

Oh dreidle, dreidle , dreidle then dreidle I will play

 

Jingle Bells

Dashing through the snow

In a one horse open sleigh

Over the field we go

Laughing all the way

Bells on bob tails ring

Making spirits bright

What fun it is to ride and sing

A sleighing song tonight

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells

Jingle all the way

Oh, what fun it is to ride

In a one horse open sleigh

 

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas

And a Happy New Year

 

Sensory table:

Crinkled paper and bells

 

Best Regards,

Ms. Suki, Ms. Carmella, and Ms. Shreya