Preschool Room #1
Welcome back, we hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. We are excited to hear all about the children’s holiday fun. Hopefully they can tell us what they got from Santa. It will be interesting to hear what they did or didn’t receive. We had a few interesting requests when we wrote our letters to Santa.
Sadly, Tinsel the Elf has returned to the North Pole. We had a lot of fun trying to find her new hiding spot each morning. The children with elves at home would share where they found their Elf and what kind of mischief they got into. Tinsel likes to just watch from a high perch and is not mischievous. It’s always fun with a new group each year to see how they react with the elf in the room. Our group this year didn’t believe that she was telling Santa anything, lol.
Our first theme week seemed to be a hit. The children were excited to be able to wear their Santa hats, reindeer antlers and accessories, but their favourite day was pajama day. We watched a movie and had a relaxing day on our last day before Christmas. We will have to plan another one soon.
With our lack of snow outside we have been able to still enjoy riding bikes. Please continue to send snow pants and boots as we are outside for 45 minutes and it is more fun when we are warm. The children are also getting so good at getting all of their own gear on with minimal help. By enhancing their independence, we get to spend more time outside because they are ready quicker.
There is a PA Day on January 19th. If your child will not be attending that day, please let the staff in the room know.
Preschool Room #2
Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a wonderful and joyous holiday and we are excited to welcome everyone back.
We are starting 2024 off with the interest many of the children have about winter. We will be saying goodbye to “Santa’s Workshop” in the dramatic centre and hello to a “Winter Wonderland”. The children will be able to participate in a serration activity by building snowmen with different sizes of boxes, learn about Arctic animals, and check on our hibernating bear. We may even bring out the empty tissue boxes again to go “skating”. The children really enjoyed it when we did that activity during large group last month.
We are also excited to play in snow outside (fingers crossed). The toboggans, snow shovels, and buckets are ready and waiting to have some outdoor fun.
Just another reminder to please label all outdoor clothing and that mittens are preferred over gloves. Putting on gloves takes away from our outside time when the teachers must help with all the little fingers fitting into all the holes. Not only do mittens promote self help skills but are also warmer outside.
Tell me and I’ll forget.
Teach me and I’ll remember.
Involve me and I’ll learn.