The weather outside this week was indeed frightful, but inside was so delightful with our Christmas Elves and Reindeer we could not help having fun, fun, fun.
There was a lot of rain this week, never mind the utter deluge that poured upon the Kindergarten on Thursday. Coats, boots and extra clothes are certainly getting a workout. We’re anticipating more rain this week so please check in with your child regarding that extra set of dry clothes and changes of socks. We’ve noticed the children want to change their socks more than anything else when they get wet.
This week was our week of giving…our first give was our wonderful Christmas Concert for our families. The children looked charming in their holiday best clothing and sparkled with their tinsel garlands. They had a chance to use their self-regulation strategies of deep breathing and calming countdowns to help maintain their focus on their job (performing) and remain quiet behind the stage. We were pleased to note that the children quickly engaged with our leading them and it made a noticeable difference as we saw all eyes on Mrs. Soderling and much improved singing over the two shows.
Our next give was our annual Christmas Party for the children, The Reindeer Games. Thank you to all of our parent helpers for supervising our tiny Reindeer in their Christmas crafts and activities: Reindeer Food, Reindeer Colouring Books, Jingle Bell Bracelets, Reindeer Gift Bags and Christmas Playdough. The children wore their bracelets home, but we will send home their colouring books, reindeer food and gift bags in the upcoming days. We have one more special Christmas craft to make and package up in the gift bags.
Our last give this week were the beautiful Candy Bags we made with the donated Hallowe’en candy from November. Every class in our school met with their Big Buddy class and put together these sweet treats for the Union Gospel Mission and Covenant House. We’ve talked quite a bit about giving to those less fortunate than ourselves and the importance of being generous.
Upcoming Events and Reminders
This will be a quiet week in our classrooms. We’re finishing up some Christmas writing and math activities and as we’ve already mentioned, we have another special craft to make. Our schedule will return to normal with Library on Tuesday, and Music class in the portable on Tuesday and Friday.
Friday, December 20, is the last day of school before the holidays. Please note we are dismissing at 2 pm.