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KINDERGARTEN NEWS                                                                                                                                    January 2020

            The popular saying goes something like this . . . “All good things must come to an end.”  And, in reference to our 2019 year in the Kindergarten room, this may indeed be true. 

The final month of the year brought forth many celebrations; . . . several birthdays, the arrival of our elf “Sparkle”, and too many Christmas festivities to count!  We anxiously arrived at school each morning to see what kind of mischief our little visitor had gotten himself into.  We found him hiding in the Christmas tree, colouring with the dinosaurs, playing “cops & robbers” in our police station, building a solo cup castle, and grinning from ear-to-ear the day that he had brought along a shiny silver key that he had found at the North Pole.  On one of his very last days with us, Sparkle even wrapped our toy cart in toilet paper!  Why do the elves LOVE that stuff so much???  With the help of Santa’s “holiday jar”, each of the kindergarten friends were able to share their Christmas wishes with Sparkle and give him a final hug (without taking away his magic).  We returned, after the holiday, to find that Santa had come for Sparkle, and left behind a couple of presents in our room.  We were SO excited to find two new “stacking” games that will test our balance and hand/eye coordination!  A huge thank you goes out to Santa & Sparkle (who we hope to see again next year)!

As we welcome the New Year, the kindergarten crew read about New Year’s Resolutions and discussed what it meant to set new goals for ourselves.  Some decided to learn new things (like riding a bike without training wheels, and tying their shoes), some hope to spend more time with their loved ones, and a few are hoping to gain skills (by taking cooking and/or gymnastics classes).  We can’t wait to see what 2020 will have in store for us!

The kindergarten crew is looking forward to some snowy days ahead, and plan to explore all things winter!  What does snow feel like?  Why does it melt?  What does hibernation mean?  Which animals can we expect to see during the winter months?  Stay tuned for the answers!

Please let us know, as soon as possible, if your child will require care on Friday, January 17th (school P.A. Day).  Thanks!

Thank you so much to our staff who raised $700.00 by donating money to wear jeans on Fridays. We donated this money to the Essex Food Bank and to the Salvation Army.