December 08, 2017
We are SO excited for the snow to come! What a wonderful way to kick off our last week before the holidays.
As we call out “All Aboard for the Holidays!”, the books we will be reading will include:
“The Littlest Christmas Tree”by R.A. Herman and Jacqueline Rogers
“An Otis Christmas” by Loren Long
“One Christmas Night” by M. Christina Butler and Tina Macnaughton
“A Magical Christmas Eve” by Dyan Sheldon and Rosie Reeve
“Is it Christmas Yet?” by Jane Chapman
“The Night Before Christmas” by Clement C. Moore and Bruce Whatley
Our Virtuoso schedule next week will remain the same:
Tuesday – Science with Mr. Wyzga and Spanish with Senora
Wednesday – Music with Miss Emily
Thursday – P.E. with Mrs. Wood (please please don’t forget your sneakers!)
Friday – Library with Mrs. Silva
HELP! Today in Library, Mrs. Silva read us the story of The Gingerbread Baby. Then we made some gingerbread men of our own with Chef Jay in the kitchen. But wouldn’t you know it? They ran away! Please ask all of your friends and family if they have seen our gingerbread boys. If they see them, please ask them to send us a postcard or letter telling us where our dear little treats have traveled. There is lots of peculation as to where they could have gone! We will be mapping their travels over the next few weeks!
Friday, December 15th is our last day of school before Winter Break. Wear your most festive holiday sweater! We will begin the morning at the Library for a story and then back to class for our Secret Santa gift exchange. You should have all gotten the name of a child. If you didn’t, please let me know ASAP. at 11:00 we will head over to Campbell for Rocky Hill’s annual Winter Solstice Celebration. Pick up is in the preschool at noon. There is no lunch or extended care on this day. ALL of our students are invited to attend on Friday!
A big “thank you” to all who sent in donations for The Potter League!
Time for winter clothes! Please send in a complete set of outerwear! It’s only fun to play outside if we’re not chilly!
Have a wonderful, peaceful weekend. Enjoy the snow and I’ll see you Monday!
December 01, 2017
Happy Friday and Happy December!
Next week we will be learning about Hanukkah and Hibernation. The books we will be reading will include:
“The Night Before Hanukkah” by Natasha Wing and Amy Wummer
“Simon and the Bear; a Hannukah Tale” by Eric A Kimmel and Matthew Truman
“Hibernation Station” by Michelle Meadows and Kurt Cyrus
“Time to Sleep” by Denise Fleming
“Hibernation” by Margaret Hall
Please check and make sure that hanging from your child’s hook is their RHS shoe bag with seasonally appropriate change of clothing. This includes long pants and a long sleeved shirt, socks underclothes and a change of shoes.
Also, please make sure that each day your child has a warm coat, hat and mittens (NOT gloves).
On Tuesday, we will swap names for a holiday gift exchange. On Friday, December 15th, please bring in a wrapped gift for the friend whose name your child draws. Please keep the value of the gift under $10. On the card your child chooses, there will be some basic information about the Christmas wishes of their classmate. If you have any questions at all, just let me know!
Next Friday, December 8th, we will be working with Mrs. Silva and Chef Jay on our first preschool project. We will be reading and baking The Gingerbread Man! Even though we are planning to be very careful, I have a sneaking suspicion that he may jump out of the oven and run away. Where will he go? That’s what we will be trying to figure out! When your child comes home and tells you that the Gingerbread Man has run away, please help by contacting all of your friends and family and social media contacts . Ask them to send us a letter or postcard telling us how they spotted our Gingerbread Man in their area. We will then begin to map the travels of our little man and see where his adventures take him!
Thank you for all of your support for the Potter League this year. Each year we “adopt” this wonderful shelter. Check out our tree. Pick a candy cane (or several). Purchase the items and bring them in. Enjoy the candy! Visit The Potter League at http://www.potterleague.org/.
Next week you we will be writing our letters to Santa. These letters will be addressed and mailed home. Be on the look out!
Do you have a special family holiday tradition that you would like to share? Let me know. We’d love to welcome you into our classroom.
Don’t forget to check out our blog: http://blogs.rockyhill.org/bythebaypreschool/
Our Winter Break will begin immediately following Winter Solstice on Friday, December 15th just before lunch time.
Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you on Monday!