December is here and it looks like a busy month. As is always the case the month flies by quickly. The teachers have some great things planned and this month we will welcome several new children as well as one new teacher. Ms Tammie comes to us with great references and the children already love her. She will be helping Ms Melanie in the infant room.
**LATE PICK UPs: We close at 5:30pm. It is expected that all children are picked up by that time. Any late pickups are charged to the parent at the rate of $1.00 per minute per child. Don’t be “that parent”.
**PHYSICALS AND SHOT RECORDS: I will be sending reminders out to parents who have not yet turned in their child’s physical or shot records. The state requires us to have these turned in at the time of enrollment and ongoing thereafter. If you did not turn these in at time of enrollment now is the time to do so. As of December 13th, any child with outstanding paperwork will not be allowed to attend.
MORE PLEASANT NEWS:
Parents Night Out will be on December 6th. Make your reservation now.
Holiday Celebration and pot luck: On December 17, we will celebrate the season and come together to share food and good company. We will gather from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Each classroom will plan an activity for children and parents to enjoy. Plan to join us.
We will be closed on December 24th and 25th and December 31st and January 1st. These holidays are paid tuition days.
Infants Ms. Melanie Ms. Tammie
This month we will be learning animal sounds and how to match the animals to where they live in the cold weather Elias has learned how to roll over and move toys from one hand to the other. Brayden has learned how to point out animals in the books . Emma is learning how to climb up and down the circle window, all by herself. Theo learned how to climb up and down the stairs on the changing table and he loves it. Cecile learned how to comfort the younger babies with gentle touhes. Isaac points at animals and tells everyone about the animal, in his own words. We are welcoming baby Everett our classroom. We are all happy he will join us as we learn and play.
Signs for the month are: Tree, snowflake and star. Songs for the month are Frosty the snowman, One little two little three little snowflakes.
Intermediates Ms. Maya
This month we will continue to work on color recognition shapes, ABCs, and counting to 10. Thank you all for sending extra clothes, potty training is going great, we are all feeling pretty good about ourselves.
On December 18th our class will have a book gift exchange. If you would like to participate please bring a wrapped age appropriate board book with your child’s name on it.
Toddlers Ms.Krista & Ms. Vie
Welcome to December already! This month will be filled with crafts and cooking projects. Through these we continue to work on our counting and color recognition. Please make sure that your child has an extra set of clothes that is appropriate for the cold weather, we may get messy. On December 18th our class will have a book gift exchange. If you would like to participate please bring a wrapped age appropriate board book with your child’s name on it.
Preschool Ms. Mariah & Ms. Amy
Welcome to December! This month we will be learning about holidays throughout the year and all of the holidays that take place during December. This week we will be working on letters to Santa. This month we will also be investigating the clock, time and patterns. We will continue doing the calendar, practicing writing, counting, our letter sounds and learning sight words.
Please remember coats everyday so we can go outside when it is not to cold.
On December 19, we will be making cookies, eating them and doing a book exchange with our friends. You may send an age appropriate wrapped book to school with your child to exchange.