December Newsletter

RHS Preschool

Theme of the Month: Winter!

With the excitement of upcoming holidays in mind, the preschool theme of the month for December was Winter Festivities. With sledding, snowmen, hot cocoa, and more, Winter is an amazing time of year for everyone, especially kids. In our classroom, we introduced the magic of snow and ice and the science behind them, providing a fun yet educational experience for the preschoolers.

Show Off Our Work

Activities

In the month of December, we participated in many winter themed activities. Some of these activities include, creating and playing with fake snow, playing with ice at our STEM center, making winter creations at the art center, reading winter themed books, and having holiday dinners at the dramatic play center. We experimented with fake snow in the water table by mixing conditioner and shaving cream with baking soda. We engrossed ourselves in many winter themed stories such as There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow! by Lucille Colandro, and Snow Sounds by David A. Johnson. A few of our preschool friends also held a puppet show with Miss V. Next month we are looking forward to activities that go along with our January theme, Out of This World!

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Snacks and Birthdays

This month we snacked on goldfish, raisins, applesauce, peppers, ritz crackers, mandarins, and popcorn!


We also celebrated a few birthdays in November and December! Thank you for all the delicious treats , muffins, cupcakes, and cookies!


Happy birthday to...

Isabella

Remy

Sawyer

Lance

Willow

Take it Home!

DIY Snow

Baking soda / corn starch

Shaving cream/ Conditioner

(to have it feel cold like real snow just put it in the freezer overnight)


Shaving cream and cornstarch.

Mix equal parts shaving cream (foam, not gel) and cornstarch for this recipe, which makes a dense, foamy snow that is very easy to mold. Cornstarch and lotion. Mix together equal parts cornstarch and lotion for this crumbly snow recipe.


Iodized salt and water

  1. Pour about 15 ounces of iodized salt into a mixing bowl.

  2. Add a very small amount of cold water. Begin with a teaspoon amount and stir the snow and water with a fork. ...

  3. Keep stirring with a fork to fluff up your salty snow mixture. When it gets to a fluffy texture then you are ready to enjoy your snow!

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What's next?

Next month our theme will be Out of this world. We will be discussing our solar system, earth, weather, and more. After the holidays some centers will look very different! This month high school students really took the time to get to know your children and their abilities. They have been taking observations and creating some goals for you children! In January they will have midterm exams where they will be writing progress reports on our preschool class.