We are wrapping up 2018 with the preschoolers with some fun-filled days.
This week we will be continuing to share our Winter traditions posters with the class. This has been a fun time for all the students. The presenters have a chance to share something unique and special about themselves and their families. Meanwhile, the audience is making connections with their own wintertime traditions and with other presenters.
They are also learning the difference between a question and a statement. Questions start with: who, what, where, when, why, or how. And after a few weeks of practice, they’re starting to get the hang of it!
The students were also introduced to the story of Santa Lucia, and took part in the tradition of balancing candles and handing out treats to friends.
Tomorrow we will talk about the upcoming winter solstice and what it means about day and night time, and how people celebrate by bringing in greenery and light.
The kids have been continuing to learn about classic fairy tales this month. We have been sneaking plenty of literacy learning into these fantastic stories as well!
Students this week have been working on identifying different characteristics of the story. They can name important characters (who), main conflicts (what’s wrong?), and resolutions (how did they fix their problem)! These young book lovers are starting to analyze books we have read all on their own.
It is so exciting to see!
Next week is the FINAL week before winter break! We will wrap up the first half of the year on Thursday, December 20th. This is a half day with no aftercare. Students should be picked up between 11:00 and 11:30.
Some families are lucky enough to start their vacations earlier than the 20th. If that is you, please let us know which days your student will be missing so we can plan accordingly!
We look forward to a wonderful last week as well as a bright new year!
Your Preschool Team,
Dylan, Christin, Alison and Lois