STARS Classroom News

December 14th - December 18th

What We Did Last Week!

Last week we started our Christmas theme :) We read 5 Presents Under the Christmas Tree, and worked on identifying/labeling the colors of the presents, the objects/toys in the presents, the function of the objects/toys, counting the presents, and identifying/labeling the numbers in the book.

What Will Happen This Week!

This week we will continue to read 5 Presents Under the Christmas Tree. We will continue working on identifying/labeling colors and numbers. We will practice counting and answering questions. The children will identify/label the objects that are in the presents, and will match the objects to pictures. We continue working on functions of the objects!

Matt and Molly

The Wreath:

Extension Activities:


*Work on answering questions regarding the story

*Talk about different Christmas decorations

*Talk about different colors in Christmas decorations throughout your house

*Act out the story

*Have your child help you wrap presents

Table Time Activities

Monday: Wreath-tear tissue paper and glue on paper, glue pom poms and handprints on: pincers to tear paper, hand strengthening to squeeze glue


Tuesday: Paint with pine needles-using different materials to paint, tactile sensory, art/creativity


Thursday: Reindeer-cut the triangle, and strips of paper, glue eyes and nose on: scissor skills, hand strengthening to squeeze glue, multi-step fine motor activity


Friday: NO SCHOOL! Winter Break starts!!

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Upcoming Information and Important Events:

*Check out Merrell's Message-a blog done by our Assistant Principal Kristen Merrell :)

http://merrellsmessage.com/


*December 15th is a Winter Event for parents...Information was sent home in your child's backpack on Friday!! Please let me know if you didn't get it!


*No school December 18


*Christmas Break is December 18-Jan 4


Please watch for flyer in your child's backpack :


Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun
(For use with youth ages 0 to 6 years)
Lee’s Summit Christian Church
800 NE Tudor Rd
Thursday’s, January 14, 21, 28 and Feb 4, 8
6:30 to 8:00 pm


Holy Spirit Catholic Church has generously donated new and gently used winter coats for the students at Great Beginnings. If your child is in need of a winter coat, please notify their teacher or call Mary Beth Panek, School Social Worker, at 986-2466.


Transportation will be checking coats: Please read the information regarding winter coats and car seat safety- http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2012/12/winter-coats-and-car-seats-keeping-your-child-safe-and-warm/index.htm


Below is the link to the Great Beginnings website. Please refer to the calendar for the updated events.

Fun Sensory Tubs and Other Ideas To Do At Home:

Other Related Books

Songs

Hello Hello! | Kids Song | Nursery Rhymes | Super Simple Songs
Polar Express Songs
S-A-N-T-A | Super Simple Songs
Santa Claus is Coming to Town | Christmas songs for kids
Christmas Songs for Children with lyrics - Up on the Housetop - Kids Songs by The Learning Station
Jingle Bells | Super Simple Songs
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Song | Christmas Songs for Children
Reindeer Pokey | Christmas Songs for Children
Time to Say Good-bye
We Wish You A Merry Christmas | Super Simple Songs