December, 2016

Kate Case

What I will learn in Ms. Kate’s Class this month (in addition to Montessori Work Time)

12/05 Christmas Around the World
-Taking a look at the Christmas traditions in New Zealand, England, Germany, France, and The Netherland
-creating Christmas cards, cooking Christmas bread, Le Reveillon (traditional Christmas Eve meal) and many other traditions.
-How to say “Merry Christmas” in different languages

Afternoon group lesson: 12/05
Ame will be offering crafts, games and activities to enhance the children’s understanding of traditions around the world.

12/12 All about giving
This week we will be doing a variety of activities that teach the children about the act of giving. These activities include: wants vs. needs collage, a giving circle time activity, the construction on a “lovie” blanket and sending it to Good Neighbors, talking about the importance of donations and lastly, we will be writing and drawing letters to send to a nursing home.

Afternoon group lesson: 12/12
Ame will be providing a variety of holiday crafts.

12/19 Reindeer
Having fun reading the book Wild Christmas Reindeer and creating an activity that goes along with the book.

-Making Reindeer food
-KWL chart about Reindeers
-All about Reindeers in the wild.

Afternoon group lesson:
Ame will be focusing on making holiday ornaments, telling classic Christmas stories, and having fun at movie & PJ day!

1/3 Christmas Break, School resumes Wednesday, January 4th
Things to do at Home this Month to reinforce our themes:

-Make cookies together. Deliver them to your friends, families and neighbors.
-Practice the spirit of giving or donation.
-Sing Christmas Songs together!

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