Miss Diana's December Newsletter

'Tis the season of giving!

Upcoming Events

SPIRIT DAY/TUITION DUE: Nov. 30-Dec. 1

CHRISTMAS PARTIES IN CLASS: Dec. 17-18

  • Held during class with just the children. We'll take lots of pictures!


NO SCHOOL: Dec. 21-Jan. 1 (Have a great Christmas with your family!)


IN JANUARY:

  • TAEKWONDO FIELD TRIP (Look for details in next newsletter)
  • NO SCHOOL: Jan. 18 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
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UPCOMING ACTIVITY: CHRISTMAS PARTY WITH SANTA!

Tues. Dec. 15 from 7-9 p.m.

  • WHERE: Jabbers (1210 N. Galleria Dr., Nampa)
  • Bring your entire family for a night of fun anytime from 7-9 p.m. (be sure to wear socks!) We’ve reserved the entire 7,000 sq. ft. playhouse just for our Sunshine families! Kiddos can wear PJs or get all dressed up for their photo op on Santa’s lap!

Scholastic Book Clubs Deadline: Wed. Dec. 2

CLICK TO ORDER and use our class code: HZGN7.

PLEASE NOTE: We've pushed the deadline to Wed. Dec. 2. (Makes great Christmas gifts!) Every time you place an order, your classroom gets a FREE book - thanks!

Happy Birthday To:

Annalie: Dec. 11

Aliana: Dec. 25

We are Grateful!

This was such a month of growth. I saw friendships grow, skills grow, language grow, story telling grow, writing grow, etc. I am thankful for growth.


We learned how to sign "Thank You" and the song "Over the River and Through the Woods." Ask your preschooler to show you.


I absolutely LOVE The Three Billy Goats Gruff week! Enjoy the pictures below. My heart was so happy every time I heard the story being told, acted out, and even sung at one point. It was a marvelous original composition by one of our preschool children.


We spent a lot of time learning the history of the first Thanksgiving and making turkeys and other creations in the learning process. I bet they can tell you what happened on the Mayflower!


As we looked forward to our Feast day we made our own pies and practiced table manners. We always wait for everyone to have their snack in front of them before we take our hands off our lap, say "Thank You," and eat. It is important that they learn delayed gratification. This is a small way to practice waiting for something we want.


We will be going outside on most days so please be sure to have your child wear closed-toe shoes, a warm winter coat, and clothes proper for the weather. Thanks!


Looking forward we will be using our small motor skills at the wrapping center while we practice gift wrapping. Do have any extra tape or wrapping paper we can add to this center? We go through a lot of tape!


Please look at the photos and captions and enjoy the happenings in November, we certainly did!


Miss Diana

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Working together at the outdoor easel.

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Dia de los Muertos face painting for Show and Tell!

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The scary troll asking "Who's that trip-trapping over my bridge?"

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"It is I the Big Billy Goat Gruff!"

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Cutting our own stick puppets so we can tell the story at home.

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Puppet show!

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Cutting coupons for the grocery store.

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Baking Thanksgiving pies.

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The feather game: keep blowing it in the air as long as you can.

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Working together in the sandbox.

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Making pies for our feast.

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Engineering is more fun with a friend!

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Making pine cone turkeys.

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There are so many things that children learn through the process of art. It is NEVER about the end result, but the process of cognitive function and organizing ideas in your mind before executing the plan, cutting, gluing, placement of features, writing, holding the instrument, and so much more. It is through the process of putting these creations together that the child comes to realize where eyes, heads, beaks, etc. belong. They will begin to put them together "right" as their cognition develops. In the meantime, enjoy the awesome random placement of various parts in art that your preschooler creates themselves. It is a necessary and fun process in their growth and learning!

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FEAST DAY!

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