The Blue Room Note — December 17-January 11

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas… everywhere at school! We have been having a good time decorating and crafting at Kinderfarm. This coming week will be filled with singing, reading stories, cookie making/decorating/eating, and of course some gift opening. This note also includes the week following winter break… seems like so far from now. Mittens will be our theme the week we return in January.

Reminders:

  • Kinderfarm will be closed December 24-January 4, classes will resume January 7, 2019.
  • Please note that the January 2019 tuition is due December 25, so please make arrangements to get your payment to Kinderfarm prior to winter break or in the mail before January 1, or you will be charged a $10 late fee. Thank you in advance.
  • Book orders will be coming home January 7 and will be due by Wednesday, the 16th.

December 17-21

Monday:Gift opening and packing bags with some artwork will take up our time this morning. The blue roomers will be baking cookies this afternoon, which will be decorated and enjoyed on Wednesday. Books: “Ten Christmas Wishes” and “Merry Christmas Curious George.”

Wednesday:Rudolph donut snack will be our activity this morning. Looking forward to some excited kids! Cookie decorating and eating will be our activity this afternoon. Books: “Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “The Christmas Quiet Book.”

Friday:Singing songs and enjoying each other’s company will take up our time today, along with some games and activities. Ask your child if her/she got to play an instrument today! Books: “Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear!” and “Is It Christmas Yet?”

January 7-11

Monday:Let’s get back into the swing of things…! “Three Little Kittens Have Lost Their Mittens,” will be our focus today. Your child will work on matching mittens this morning and pinching clothes pins (to work on fine motor skills) this afternoon to hang up the mittens! I will read “Cats Count” as this will fit well with today’s nursery rhyme.

Wednesday:We will spend today reading and acting out Jan Brett’s “The Mitten.” This is a great story and will allow for your child to practice patience, taking turns, and acting. It is also a way to practice recall (remembering what happens next in the story).

Friday:Number identification and counting skills will be put to the test today by matching the correct numeral and number of mittens. I will read “Oh, The Things You Can Count” to go along with this morning. “The Mitten Tree” will get us started this afternoon, before the blue roomers make a mitten to put up on the handprint tree they made before winter break.

 

Happy Holidays,

Mrs. Rogers