Wednesday, December 3, 2014

December Fun

This month we will be studying holidays around the world...learning traditions through books, poems, and projects. We will be learning about St. Nicholas Day (The Netherlands), Diwali (India), Hanukkah (Israel), China (Chinese New Year) and Mexico (Las Pasadas) as well as our own Christmas traditions. Your child's paper cut-out in costume is due on Monday, December 8th. They will adorn our hallway for the month.

     As we focus on family traditions and celebrate holidays this month, we will read the book, The Night Tree by Eve Bunting. As a follow-up to this story, the students will hike on the trails next to the playground and decorate trees for the animals. All family members are welcome to join us. Hot chocolate and muffins will be enjoyed by all after the hike. We will be going out at 1:30 on Friday, December 19th with a snow date on Monday, December 22nd at 1:30. This activity is in lieu of a holiday party. We hope you can join us!

      We are busy writing stories inspired by our mentor author/illustrator Mo Willems. We will be showcasing our completed works before school onWednesday, December 10th from 8:00 to 8:25. Please come and check it out!  Bring your camera or phone for a "Selfie Booth" photo opportunity.


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