Vocabulary Snow, Snowman, Jolly, Soul, Happy, Corn-Cob Pipe, Button, Scarf, Mittens, Coal, Fairytale, Magic, Silk, Hat, Tree, Wish, Stars, Bright and Santa
Language Patterns I wish … , we wish … It’s cold/hot/warm, I wish…, This is/These are
Books The Polar Express, I Can’t Wait Until Christmas, Santa’s Helpers, My Christmas Treasury, Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa’s Toy Shop, Wee Mouse Christmas, Santa’s Sleigh.
Concepts Hot /Cold Light/Dark Asleep/Awake Apart/Together Giving/Receiving
Action Verbs Give, serve, get, sing, dance, jump. / Make, sing, dance, turn, hop, give, get, laugh.
Color Green, Red, introduce White.
Math Skills Review circle and square. Introduce number 2.
Science discoveries Explore with light and shadows. Work with different sounds. Compare temperatures.
Chemical reactions with heat and temperature
Recognizing sounds: bells, train, whistle, snoring, etc.
Fine Motor Skills Practice stirring, mixing, pouring. Twisting and tying chenille stems.
Physical Development Objective Following rhythm patterns. Dancing coordination while following motions and rehearsing for Winter Festival. Other exercises: 3 step obstacle courses, jumping and kicking.
Fine Arts Skills Practice the use of their handprints in new fabrics. Learn how to press and trace straight lines with the use of different paint brushes.
Music Focus on rhythm sequences using different songs and rhymes. Program songs: Frosty the Snowman, He’s Got the Whole World and This Little Light of Mine.
Value of the Month Generosity.
Calendar dates and reminders:
Wednesday, Dec 5 Santa is coming to Toddler Tree! Individual photo session with Baby Madero in our gym
Friday, Dec 7 Balloons to Santa during our recess time from the playground
Friday, Dec 14 Winter Wonderland Festival @ Candy Gum
Wednesday, Dec 19 Last day of school
Classes resume: Monday, January 7, 2013