November 2021 Blog

November 2021 Recap and December 2021 News.

In November, our students studied our month's theme, Harvest and Healthy Bodies. The children reviewed the Food Pyramid, discussed food wants vs. needs, and even practiced morning stretches for healthy body movement. Our Literature focus was reading Fill a Bucket – Empathy Program by Carol McCloud and Katherine Martin. This book helped influence the children to learn to care for one another and help each other fill their buckets with love and affirmations. In addition, our students discussed during circle time what they are all thankful for each day. Our Thanksgiving Harvest Feast consisted of delicious food, sharing great times with our families and classroom friends.

 

Enrichments had a great variety of introducing new ideas to our daily routine. In Music, we learned about the world-renown George Gershwin and an introduction to Jazz. We enjoyed creating many art projects related to Thanksgiving and the Fall season. In Art, Jackson Pollock's splatter technique, also known as his "drip" technique, was practiced, gratitude rocks were painted, and the children created chalk turkey art. Our little chefs prepared yummy apple pie roll-ups, Bucket Filling snacks, and delicious pumpkin pie in a cup from scratch. In Spanish, they were introduced to the months of the year, parts of the body, and Harvest food groups vocabulary. Computer class was fun and exciting as the children worked on ABCMOUSE.com and explored Math, Language, and Reading. 

 

In December, our theme will be Celebrations Around the World. The children will be learning about all the different types of holiday celebrations and embracing new cultures. We will make creative art projects of menorahs, pinecone Christmas trees, and ornaments. The month's book will be The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, which is about the meaning of giving and receiving. Our Geography lessons will be focused on Western, Eastern, and Northern Europe. Some discussion topics will be the school giving tree, respecting different holiday traditions, and the Winter solstice. We look forward to celebrating all traditions the holiday season will bring. A friendly reminder that the school will be closed for Winter break from December 24th to January 2nd and will be resuming on January 4th, 2022. 

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