Sunday, December 11, 2011

December Newsletter Week of December 5th- 9th

December Newsletter
Week of December 5th- 9th 
Monthly Thematic Unit – Christmas and Other Holidays
Color of the Month – Green

Song of the Week: "Ten Little Gingerbread Men"
                    (To the tune of "Ten Little Indians")
1 little, 2 little, 3 little gingerbread men
4 little, 5 little, 6 little gingerbread men
7 little, 8 little, 9 little gingerbread men
10 little gingerbread men!



  Book of the Week: Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett

    What we did on Monday: We started our day by creating with our Etch-a-Sketch and playing "Connect Four" and "Uno". Then we enjoyed IRT (Independent Reading Time) where we focused this week on how to hold our book properly. Next we introduced our BOTW and SOTW. Then we enjoyed playing with our puppets and farm animals, and playing our musical instruments.

    Special Enrichment for Monday: We listened to Christmas music!

   What we did on Tuesday: No one came to play today.

  Special Enrichment for Tuesday: No one came to play today.

     What we did on Wednesday: We started our day by playing with our play kitchen and playing with our Little People playsets. Then we enjoyed IRT where we focused this week on how to hold our book properly. After that, we sang our SOTW and read our BOTW. We also had fun playing with our musical instruments, creating with our chain links, and building with our Lincoln Logs, bristle blocks, bumpy blocks and busy beads.

     Special Enrichment for Wednesday: We played "Find the Gingerbread Man". That was lots of fun! We also played 1,2,3 on our computer and played numbers and counting games!

   What we did on Thursday: We began our day by exploring our Laugh and Learn Learning House, playing with our dollhouse and slide. Then we enjoyed IRT where we focused this week on how to hold our book properly. After that, we sang our SOTW and read our BOTW. We also had fun playing with our Little People playsets, and building with our alphabet blocks and our Duplo blocks.

Special Enrichment for Thursday: We enjoyed our Quarterly Field Trip today! We saw "The Reindeer Fiasco" Puppet Show and we got our pictures taken with Santa! We really had a great day - it was so much fun watching the children get into the spirit of Christmas!

      What we did on Friday: We started our day by playing with our play kitchen and building with our mini waffle blocks. Then we enjoyed IRT where we focused this week on how to hold our book properly. After that, we sang our SOTW and read our BOTW. We also had fun playing with our shape sorters, being creative with our animals in our animal bin, and reading Christmas books!

      Special Enrichment for Friday: We watched the movie Mickey's Christmas Carol! We also listened to a CD of Christmas carols!
    What we did on Saturday: No one came to play today.
      Special Enrichment for Saturday: No one came to play today.


Don't forget, parents, that we will be closed on December 26th in honor of Christmas Day.

We will have a Parents' Night Out on Friday, December 16th! Get some Christmas shopping/wrapping/partying done!