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Here we are in the month of December already! Santa and the elves are gearing up for a busy holiday season! We will also be quite busy in the upcoming month. Our main focus will be on “giving” rather than “receiving.” Having our classroom “mitten tree” will be a good example of this. It teaches the children the importance of thinking of others, especially at this time of year. Each child/family is asked to donate one pair of mittens and/or hat and we will hang it on our classroom tree. I will drop off all donations to the Salvation Army on Friday, December 21st, so they will have them in time for Christmas. Please include your child as much as possible in the selection of these items so they can really feel a part of the process.
We want to thank those of you who attended Grandparents Day and donated books to our classroom library. The children have been enjoying hearing their name mentioned before the story is read. We have built up a nice little selection of books for our Preschoolers to read/look at.
Thank you for the supplies that have been donated to our class- scrap paper, tissues, clear/white glue sticks, holiday stickers etc. These items are all put to good use and the children just love having lots of craft supplies for their masterpieces!
A big “thank you” goes out to each family who has acted as room parent, as well as all the others who have helped in the classroom, and made playdough. I appreciate everything you do for us!!
We now enter into the colder weather and will be having recess on Wednesday’s at the end of our morning until dismissal. (This will alleviate having to dress them up twice in one day!) If I start getting the children ready at 11:00, it should give them at least 20
minutes to play in the snow. Please remember to send your child with labeled hat, mittens, boots & and snowpants. They should also have a pair of shoes to wear inside the classroom. It’s hard for a child who does not have snowpants/boots to play outdoors so please try to make sure they are properly equipped to “battle the elements.”
We will also need some “decorators” to assist with our graham cracker houses. Madison’s lovely “Grammy” will be making the houses and providing the décor! A big “thank you” to her for taking this on! Helpers will ensure the “décor” ends up ON the houses as opposed to IN their tummies! This is also a wonderful chance for you to take a minute to relax and enjoy the holiday season as seen through your child’s eyes. We get so busy this time of year that we tend to forget the “reason for the season.” We will be decorating on Wednesday, Dec.12th @ 9:00. Don’t forget your camera as they are just adorable when completed. ALL children are invited to come decorate a house providing an adult helper accompanies them. If you’re unable to come, we will save one for you to decorate at home.
Christmas cookie bakers will also be needed to make sure they come out just right to frost & decorate! This will take place Wednesday, Dec. 5th @ 9:00.
Our Christmas party/singalong will take place on Wednesday,
Dec. 19th @ 11:15. Christmas songs will be sent via email so the children can practice at home.
I would like to extend my warmest wishes to all of you and hope you have a very blessed holiday with friends and family. Let us all remember the reason for this holiday celebration. While it is nice to have creature comforts, it is the people we love & our good health that truly matters. I also wish you a happy, healthy 2019!
Much love,
Ms. Donna

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December Songs

Please practice these songs with your children to learn for our sing-a-long!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Has a very shiny nose
And if you ever saw it
You would even say it glows.
All of the other reindeer's
Used to laugh and call him names
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any reindeer games
Then one foggy Christmas Eve,
Santa came to say,
Rudolph with your nose so bright,
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?
Then all the reindeer loved him,
As they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the red-nosed Reindeer
You'll go down in history!

(sung to the tune of BINGO)

I know a man with a long white beard, and Santa is his name-O,
S-A-N-T-A, S-A-N-T-A, S-A-N-T-A
And Santa is his name-O.
He slides down the chimney with his pack on his back,
And Santa is his name-O,
S-A-N-T-A, S-A-N-T-A, S-A-N-T-A and Santa is his name-O.
Eight little reindeer pull his sleigh
And Santa is his name-O,
S-A-N-T-A, S-A-N-T-A, S-A-N-T-A and Santa is his name-O.

Silent Night

Silent night, Holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin, mother and child
Holy infant, tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

The Chimney

Here is the chimney
(make a fist with thumb inside)
Here is the top
(other hand over fist)
Open the lid
(remove hand)
Out Santa will pop!
(pop up thumb)

Little Green Tree
(Sung to “I’m a Little Teapot”)

I’m a little green tree
Short and sparse,
Here is my trunk
And here is my bough.
Decorate me all up
With bright lights,
Then plug me in and
Watch me shine!