We have started the last and most wonderful month of the year….December!
This first week of December we dove right into the Christmas spirit. We introduced the kids to all the famous characters like Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph.
One of the favorite exploration activities was helping Mrs. Cristy decorate Todller Tree´s real Christmas Tree! They had so much fun placing the lights and the ornaments around the tree!
In Creativity Class we had fun working with Christmas colors painting Christmas trees. We have also been working on helping to create some of the decorations that will be used on our Christmas Program on December 15th.
In physical development our main focus was on practicing for the Christmas program. You may have noticed your children singing to these special Christmas tunes or even dancing at home! They have done a great job practicing and are now getting a hang of how to dance in a group!
Our vocabulary words for this week include Christmas, Santa´s toy land, Christmas tree, ornaments, star, angel, reindeer and stockings.
Our story time has included books related to this special holiday! Books that have been read to them are: Merry Christmas Boots, The First Christmas, Santa´s Toy Shop, Little Christmas Efl, The Talking Christmas Tree, Winnie the Pooh & the Christmas Tree, The Golden Christmas Tree, The Night Before Christmas, Santa´s Sleigh, and Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.
Cooperative Play has been lots of fun! We have been role-playing and acting out like Santa, elves, and explaining what a Christmas tree means, what the star on top of the tree ia all about and who the reindeers are and why our famous Rudolph the red nosed reindeer is so special!
Next week we will continue to talk about Christmas related vocabulary words and all the magic around this wonderful holiday!