when all through the classroom, the children were playing and celebrating for holiday sake. The preschoolers learned about Santa Lucia and the tradition of wearing a wreath of candles and giving cookies to others.
There is a cookie shop set up in the classroom and the students have been baking cookies and even cleaning up afterward!
Students learned about the Tomten (Scandinavian gnome) who secretly takes care of animals on farms and in the wild. Sometimes though, he might choose to swipe a cookie off the cooling rack.
This is a great time of year to play make-believe games and work on our social- emotion curriculum.
Preschoolers got to hear the story of Hansel and Gretal and then decorate a gingerbread house. We also ate it too!
Have a warm and safe winter break!