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 30-December 4 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 7-11 Our letter of the week is H-Horse, take me for a ride, of course. We will also be talking about Christmas symbols this week. Monday is H and Horse Day. Tuesday will be Candles, The Flame Lights the Way. Wednesday is Ding-A-Ling Day, a day to learn about bells. Thursday we will be reviewing a favorite nursery rhyme, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Friday is Shape Day, starring the star.
December 14-18 This week we will be talking about the spirit of Christmas. 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 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.
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY:
Thursday, December 24th
Friday, December 25th
December 21-25 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. We will be closed Thursday and Friday
for the Christmas holiday.
NEW YEARS EVE CLOSE 4 PM
CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY
Friday, January 1st
December 28-Jan 1 Our letter of the week is I- Ibis, in my eye, see my iris?! We will also be talking about the winter season. Monday we will be talking about the letter long “I”. Tuesday we are talking about clothing that is appropriate on these cold, wet days. Wednesday we will be highlighting the nursery rhyme It’s Raining, It’s Pouring. Thursday is Opposite Day: Wet/Dry. Friday we will be closed for New Year’s Day.
UPCOMING HOLIDAY: Monday, January 18th
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!