December Preschool Newsletter

Sunshine House Preschool Monthly Calendar & Newsletter

December is here and what an exciting month we have to look forward to! We will be concentrating on experiencing the Holiday Season through our senses. We learn about the feelings, textures, colors and smells (cinnamon, pine…) and the symbols (candles, stars, bells…) that make this part of the year so special. Somehow (Ha! Ha!), the children know about the Santa and gift giving part of Christmas and don’t seem to need any extra stimulation in this area!

Click on the weekly links below for additional details about daily activities your preschooler is participating in.

November 29-December 3 Our letter of the week is G-Gopher, I dig for I’m no loafer. Monday we will be talking about the letter “G,” as in Gopher. Tuesday we will learn about rodents, in general. Wednesday we will learn the nursery rhyme Hickory Dickory Dock. Thursday is Red and White Day (Rojo and Blanco in Spanish). Friday we will focus on the number 5 (in Spanish, Cinco), our number for the month. It is also the first pajama day of the month.

December 6-10 Our letter of the week is H-Horse, take me for a ride, of course. We will also be talking about Barnes & Stables this week.  Monday is H and Horse Day. Tuesday is shape day, starring the star. Wednesday we will learn about horseshoes.  Thursday we will be reviewing a favorite nursery rhyme, Hey Diddle Diddle. Friday we will end our week with another favorite song, Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes!

December 13-17 This week we will be talking about the Spirit of Christmas.   Monday will be focusing on Gingerbread Men. Tuesday we will be making Magic Reindeer Food to encourage these Christmas visitors at your house. Wednesday we will be exploring the twinkle of Christmas lights. Thursday we will be reading If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Friday is a cozy, yummy day:  Pajamas and Peppermint Day. We will be having a peppermint taste test, and everyone is encouraged to wear their PJs.

December 20-24 This week we are talking about Christmas Symbols. Our days will be less structured because children come in and out at odd times as celebrations and preparations for the holidays happen. Monday will focus our attention on Candles, The Flame Lights the Way. Tuesday is Ding-A-Ling Day, a day to learn about bells. Wednesday we will be reviewing a favorite nursery rhyme, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. We are hoping to see lots of bells and stars to share! We will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Christmas holiday.

CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY:
Thursday, December 23rd
Friday, December 24th

December 27-31 Nursery Rhymes Week.  Monday we will be reading and acting out the fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood. Tuesday we will concentrate on the opposites: open/close. Wednesday is Little Jack Horner Day; were we will be learning the nursery rhyme. Thursday we will focus our attention on, Do You Know the Muffin Man? We will be closed Friday for the New Years holiday.

CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR’S 
Friday, December 30th 

UPCOMING HOLIDAY: Monday, January 17th 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

We appreciate all of the ways so many of you have shown your support throughout the year. We wish your family a happy and healthy New Year!

 

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