Thursday December 20th- from 8:15- 8:45 there will be a holiday sing-a-long up in the gym with Jenny and Noel. Early drop off is still available and we encourage everyone to come early and participate in a Montclare holiday tradition
Our holiday party is the last day of school (Thursday December 20th) at 11:30am. Siblings and caregivers are welcome and more details to follow later.
School is closed from Friday December 21st – January 6th for our winter break.
Theme: Hanukkah traditions Letter of the week: C
Some books we read this week:
Runaway Dreidle, by Leslie Newman
Hanukkah oh Hanukkah, by Susan Roth
Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf, by Greg Wolfe
Happy Hanukkah Biscuit, by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
This week was the week of Hanukkah so we spent the week exploring how our friends who celebrate Hanukkah celebrate their holiday. We read several books about the holiday traditions like lighting menorahs, playing dreidles, big family get-togethers, and of course presents.
On Friday Rebecca helped the children make our very own latkes. She made super yummy latkes from sweet potatoes and the children all agreed it was a very special treat.
This week was also the “Hour of Code” week. The whole school participated by creating non-screen activities to help the children break down a big problem into smaller steps that lead to the answer. We created a grid pattern on the big rug and then put objects in several of the squares. We then asked the children, “how can we get Icy to the square with the taxi without running into the other objects, like the whale or cow?”
We showed the children cards with arrows and explained the concept of an arrow and how we can use them to point us in the direction we want to go. After the children understood how to use the arrows we asked them to figure out how to put the arrows down in the squares to show Icy the way to go. Once we had put down the root, we then took turns moving Icy through the obstacles to get to the taxi and get on his way.
Our letter of the week was the letter “C” and we read our scholastic book “Copy Cats” by Maria Fleming
Finally, we were so happy to welcome Cole’s mom and dad, Mimi and Matt to our classroom on Friday so they could read to us from Icy’s Journal all the fun Icy had with Cole, our person of the week, over last weekend.