Christmas is everywhere in the Red Room! The reading corner has a great selection of Christmas stories that the children are enjoying. The easel has Christmas colors for painting angels and Christmas trees. The children are also decorating Christmas ornaments and painting Christmas trees with pine branches. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeers, wreathes, and stockings abound. Our play dough is Christmas green and the cookie cutters are an assortment of Christmas shapes.
The children are loving making candy cane ornaments with colored beads and patterning. While there is much talk about Santa’s coming. We are also reminding the children about the true meaning of Christmas. There are two nativity scenes with animals and characters that the children are playing with and acting out the story of Jesus’ birth. We have talked and read about the manger story and used finger puppets to share it.
The children are so enjoying Christmas puzzles, counting games, and even painting Santa’s beard with shaving cream! The dramatic play area is decorated with a Christmas tree and the children love hanging, and rehanging the ornaments. The sensory box is full of rice with Christmas trees, houses, people, presents, and even Santa. The children are enjoying Christmas music daily while they work - humming, and singing along, keeping us in the spirit!
Thank you to the parents who offered to volunteer and help with our Christmas class party that was on Wednesday. Please be on the lookout for a special gift that the children have made you for Christmas as well as their Christmas work.
Finally, as the weather continues to get colder, please send your children with appropriate coats, hats, and mittens! We will continue to play outside even when it is cold! And don’t forget to send in warm clothes as an extra set to replace the fall clothes.
We hope that you all have a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, January 3rd!
Blanche and Debbie