Welcome to the month of December!
Happy Holidays to all of our families! If you have a special holiday tradition that you would like to share with your child’s class, please see your child’s teacher!
The SNCA will be closed on 12/25,12/26 and 1/1 for the Christmas/New Year Holiday! Enjoy your time with your family!
Our younger infants will be focusing on holding their own bottles, and lots of tummy time to strengthen their neck muscles. Our older infants will be focusing on standing and taking steps.
Classroom Special Events: Our babies will be working on a special surprise for Christmas!
Family Engagement: We will be sending home a “our family’s favorite” activity. Please write on the card the ways your family enjoys spending time together. We will display them in our class!
This month we will focus on literacy as the children show interest and an understanding of a variety of literacy experiences. We will also focus on cognitive development as the children apply strategies and draw upon past knowledge and experiences to meet goals and solve problems.
Family Engagement: This month we are asking each family to decorate an ornament with their child to hang on our classroom tree. Please bring in the ornaments by Monday, December 4th!
Classroom Special Events: This month we will be having a holiday party on December 22nd. Please look for a sign-up sheet on our refrigerator!
This month we will focus on social and emotional development as the children develop an awareness of themselves as an individual with unique thought, feelings, and perspectives. We will focus on recognizing body parts and being able to point them out when asked. We will also focus on language development as the children learn to understand, follow and use appropriate social and conversational rules.
Family Engagement: This month we will be sending home a Christmas tree for you to decorate with your child. Please bring back so we can display in our classroom!
Classroom Special Events: This month we will be having a holiday party on Friday, December 22nd. Please look for a sign-up in our classroom!
Happy birthday to… Ms. Maria 12/11, Cayden 12/13, and Gideon 12/31. Enjoy your day!
This month we will focus on self, family and community as we learn about the different holidays and what we celebrate at home. The children will also work on self-help skills as we work on cleaning up after meals and activities.
Family Engagement: This month we will be sending home a Christmas tree for you to decorate with your child! Please bring it back so we can display in our classroom!
Classroom Special Events: We will be having a holiday party on Friday, December 22nd. Please look for a sign-up sheet in our classroom!
We will be working on our math skills by identifying written numerals and matching objects into sets by shape or color. We will also continue working on cognitive skills by recognizing and remembering things that happened earlier in the day and work on their two-step direction skills.
Family Engagement: This month we are sending home a journal page for you to tell us how you celebrate the holidays. If you have a favorite family recipe to share as well, we may try to make it in class.
Classroom Special Events: Please keep your eyes out for an email and sign-up sheet for our Holiday Pajama Party.
Happy birthday to… Caleb 12/13! We would also like to wish you all a Happy Holiday and Best Wishes for the New Year!
This month we will be focusing on social studies. We will be working on “Holidays around the World” unit. We will be traveling to different countries and learning about people from different cultures. Be sure to check out our world map before Christmas to see all the interesting places we’ve visited. Throughout this unit, the children will gain awareness of how they relate to their family and community, understand social roles and responsibilities, and recognize and respect similarities and differences in people.
Family Engagement: This month we will be having a mystery reader opportunity for families. We are inviting our parents to come in as a mystery guest to share a story, and activity or to just have fun with us while we learn and play. If would like to volunteer, please let Ms. Jessica know. You are welcome to come any Monday through Thursday between Dec. 4th and Dec. 21st. We are keeping this program a secret from the children! We want to surprise them with each mystery guest!
Classroom Special Events: We will be having our holiday pajama party on Friday, Dec. 22nd. All the children are invited to attend and wear their comfiest clothes to school. We will be having a special showing of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and some special holiday activities. A sign-up sheet will be posted soon.
Happy birthday: We would like to welcome Hope to our classroom and wish her a Happy Birthday on 12/8! Enjoy your day!
This month we will focus on cognitive development as the children’s skills increase in filtering impulses and sustaining attention on a task. We focus on this goal to help the children learn to regulate themselves to sticking with an activity for longer periods of time so that they will be ready for the longer demands of attention in Kindergarten. We will also focus on creative arts as the children gain appreciation for the arts and explore their own creativity and interests in producing unique work.
Family Engagement: Pay it Forward! Talk with your child about acts of kindness towards others in need. Make a plan to help someone in need and follow through with your child’s help.
Classroom Special Events: On 12/22 we will be having a Polar Express movie and pajama day!
12/25 & 12/26- SNCA closed.
Happy birthday to: Aubrey on 12/14! Enjoy your day!
Here’s to another great month of learning and fun! Thank you for your continued help and support!