December is always an exciting month for the kids. We enjoyed preparing for Christmas. Because we were so busy making our parent's Christmas gifts, we didn't have time to learn about the theme "Animals Around The World". We will integrate this theme into our January calendar. It felt like Santa’s Workshop here as the children created fun Christmas crafts. The children really enjoyed the visit from Santa.
This month we learned about the concept of "giving". The children made beautiful angel and dove ornaments for the senior residents at Hillview Residence in Orcutt. Teacher Aundreana's daughter Alexa helped to deliver them to the sweet seniors. One woman hung the ornament immediately on her tabletop tree that was displayed in her room. Another we left on the dresser of a woman who was sleeping. What a surprise to wake-up to!
I want to thank all the parents and our kids for participating in our "Giving Tree". We are overwhelmed with how caring and generous everyone has been. We are so proud to have the greatest parents and children ever! All the gifts and Avon gift bags were given to Domestic Violence Solutions. They will help women and their children who are in a "safe place" have a wonderful Christmas. This was all made possible because you cared. Thank you!
Next month our themes will be Fairy Tales, Community Helpers, Nursery Rhymes, Animals Around the World and Entertainment.
We look forward to jumping back into our kindergarten readiness activities. During the rest of the month please review letters A-I and numbers 0-8 at home. Name writing practice (first letter capital only) is important too.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
TEACHERS AUNDREANA, CHERYL AND VERONICA