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PreK December Newsletter
I can’t believe it’s already December! December will be a fun and hectic month with our Christmas program, all of the preparations, Pajama Day, and the children’s excitement about Santa visiting our classroom!
This month our classroom will be very busy making Christmas gifts, Christmas crafts and wrapping in “Santa’s Workshop.”
We will start the month off by talking about the letter Kk and end our short month off learning about the letter Ll. Rice will fill our sensory table the first week and wrapping paper and ribbon will fill our sensory table the second week before we start our holiday break. The children will get plenty of fine motor practice cutting and chopping the paper and ribbon in the sensory table. At the Science Center they will be playing with gingerbread scented playdough and Christmas slime! In the Math Center we will continue measuring, graphing and sorting, however, this month we will be using gumdrops to do these fun and important activities! Tally O’Malley and The Great Graph Contest are our Math books of the month. The children will also play some gingerbread path counting games. We will also explore the numbers 11 and 12. Our Dramatic Play area will become Santa’s Workshop where the children can wrap gifts. (We are looking for wrapping paper, bows and ribbon donations as well as any extra boxes of any size you have around the house.) In our art area, we will be encouraging the kids to make many Christmas themed crafts like bracelets, stockings, ornaments, candy canes, wreaths and Christmas trees. At our writing center, I am encouraging the children to write holiday cards. (We are looking for donations of any extra holiday cards, pads of paper (any type), envelopes and stickers.)
We will continue to practice for our Christmas program daily. Please practice the children’s lines with them each day. The Children are singing Away in the Manger, Joy to the World, We Three Kings and Silent Night. Feel free to sing these songs at home with your child. We are also singing The Virgin Mary and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
At this time, we want to wish each of you a very Blessed and Joyous Christmas and please remember if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask!