It is a magical time here in the preschool classroom. We are acting out stories and fairy tales, celebrating holidays, and creating special projects. Here is a look at what has been happening…
We added special outfits to enhance our winter dramatic play centers.
We acted out the story of The Twelve Months. A Russian fairy tale that tells the story of Maria and her wicked stepmother and stepsister. They force Maria to do impossible tasks-find a violet, strawberry, and apples in midwinter. Maria finds the twelve month brothers (personified) sitting around a fire who help her since she is so kind. Ask your child what happens to the mean stepsister and stepmother!
Oranges and cloves help to make our room smell festive. They were used a long time ago as a natural air freshener when people were not as clean as we are today!
We have been learning about body parts in P.E. We used scooters to help us tag the body part that Jeff identified. See if your student knows where his/her shin, shoulder blade, or thigh is!
Heather came to share with us the holiday of Hanukkah. We learned about the Menorah, a dreidel song, and enjoyed chocolate coins.
And finally St. Nicholas and his donkey came to visit our classroom. Nicholas lived in Turkey where he would throw money down the chimney of those who needed it in his village. The money would land in the family’s shoes that would be warming by the fire. We remember this tradition by putting our shoes out, filled with carrots for the donkey, in the hopes that St. Nicholas would bring us something special.
Keep an eye out for more magic in our classroom!