The month of December has come upon us very quickly and we are busy preparing for the Christmas Season. The children are participating in many fun Christmas activities! They have started practising songs for the upcoming sing along and partaking in many Christimas play centers and arts and crafts. We have been discussing Advent and its importance in the Christmas Season. We are "lighting" our Advent candle each Monday and singing our Advent song.
Dates to Remember:
Mon Dec 12th - We will be walking with the children to the Carlingwood Mall to visit Santa. Each child will have a turn to sit with Santa and tell him what they would like for Christmas. We have sent permission forms home to be signed and returned. Parents are invited to join us for our visit to the mall.
Wed Dec 21st - Families are invited to join us in our classroom and listen to the children sing some Christmas songs we have been practising. Afterwards family members are invited to stay in our classroom and join us in decorating gingerbread houses! Each child will be given some graham crackers and icing to use to build and decorate their gingerbread house. They will also be able to use candy that has been brought in from home to decorate their gingerbread houses. Please remember when sending in candy for decorating to please only send in candy that is nut free. Candy that has been purchased at bulk barn may contain traces of nuts.
The children have completed an inquiry on "Big Cats". This inquiry was initiated when a group of children were pretending to be wild cats during a lunchtime outdoor play. The chidren discovered there are many wild cats but a select few are considered as part of the Big Cats. The four Big Cats selected to be further researched in class were; the tiger, the lion, the cheetah and the jaguar. Take a look below at all our discoveries.
We transformed our dramatic play center into a jungle. Some of the children helped to paint our mural which was displayed in the classroom to create a jungle atmosphere. This was a great cooperative play activity. The children enjoyed putting on puppet shows with our stuffed big cat toys.
We viewed a few videos to acquire a little more information on Big Cats!
We will be posting our December photos in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned!!