December 20: Holiday Gift Exchange, we will draw names this month. Please do not spend over $10. Include your child in making, picking out, and/or wrapping the gift as we are talking a lot about the spirit of giving this month! (gifts due Dec.15)
December 21 – January 2: Holiday Break, no school
January 3: School is back in session
In December, our circle time curriculum will include:
Mondays: Mondays are our designated day to study art. This month Mary Cassatt will be the featured artist. Her enjoyment of painting mothers with their babies will be part of our discussion. The children relate well to her art work because of the familiarity they experience when they see the subject matter.
Tuesdays: Tuesdays we will be learning about different winter celebrations taking place all over the world. Some of the celebrations discussed will include Las Posadas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Ramadan, and Christmas. It is heartwarming to learn that children from all different parts of our Earth are experiencing some sort jubilation this time of year. Tuesdays are also music with Miss Kim!
Wednesdays: Wednesdays continue the study of our continent. We will be learning more about the people living in North America today. Looking at our physical appearances as well as cultural tradition.
Thursdays: Thursdays this month is author Theodore Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss). His lyrical rhymes are a joy to hear and bring a smile to all of our faces.
Fridays: To reinforce the spirit of giving we will be making special gifts for the hard working people at the Post Office and Midway City Offices. These gifts will be distributed by the afternoon class.
We will also be practicing Holiday carols from around the world. Fridays are show and tell (please guide your child in bringing something we can learn from).
Cold Weather Reminder:
We continue to enjoy outside time in most weather. Please make sure your child has a jacket, hat, gloves, snow pants, and snow boots on these unpredictable days, thank you!
Food Drive For the Holidays
We are supporting the Wasatch County School District this year in their efforts to collect food for the Friday Backpack Program. This Program offers weekend sack lunches to children in need. These items need to be kid friendly and easy to prepare as some of the families have parents who are working through the weekend. Our class will collect food and help to assemble the sacks to be distributed. Items due by Dec. 15th. The following items are suggestions. Please call Sherry Greenwell at 801-824-6116 with any questions or to help volunteer for this worthwhile cause!
- easy open canned goods
- mac & cheese
- peanut butter
- granola bars
- individual applesauce
- small packages of crackers
- single serve cereal
- single serve boxes of milk
- ramen noodles
- cheese and cracker packs
- fruit leathers
If we are to reach real peace in the world we shall have to begin with children; and if they will grow up in their natural innocence, we won’t have to pass fruitless ideal resolutions, but we shall go from love to love and peace to peace, until at last all the corners of the world are covered with that peace and love for which consciously or unconsciously the whole world is hungering.