December Newsletter

Theme: Holiday Fun

Topics: winter and the holidays

Main Objectives: The values of generosity and giving, along with new winter vocabulary and language patterns

Vocabulary

Snow, Snowman, Jolly, Soul, Happy, Corn Cob Pipe, Button, Scarf, Mittens, Coal, Fairy, Tale, 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:

 

 

Value of the Month

Generosity.

 

Calendar dates and reminders:

Tuesday, Dec 3 Santa is coming to Toddler Tree! Individual photo session with Baby Madero in our gym

Friday, Dec 6 Balloons to Santa during our recess time from the playground

Thursday, Dec 12 Winter Wonderland Festival @ Candy Gum

Friday, Dec 20 Last day of school

Classes resume: Tuesday, January 7, 2014

 

 

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