Wishing everyone a fun, peace, love, luck, and health throughout 2017!
Throughout the month of December, the children worked together on a series of winter themed crafts, wrote winter themed poems based on observations they made about winter, and listened to numerous stories about the winter. As a group we also celebrated the Winter solstice on December 21st. We continued to work together on team building activities followed by whole group discussions to help us form and maintain an effective, cooperative team. We finished up the 2016 school year with our very first Wish Day that the children earned by performing acts of kindness since September. We expect that there will be many more to come since it’s only the first week of January and the children already have a handful of kindness clips added onto the kindness chain.
As we move into 2017 we are going to focus on achieving the goals that each child has set for themselves this school year. The children will also generate New Years Resolutions that they can work on throughout the year to come. We will continue to welcome our outside readers every Tuesday as they continue stretching our imagination and creative thinking with stories like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl, along with many other fascinating stories related to our units of study.
Please make sure that as the weather changes that children are dressing appropriately because we always go outside to enjoy some fresh air.
We would like to thank the families that donated items to our classroom. Finally, we greatly appreciated the thoughtful holiday gifts that were presented to us.
A couple of reminders this month…
Monday, January 16th -Martin Luther King Day (No School)
Rainbow looms bands