Christmas is just around the corner and there are lots of fun things going on in preparation! We are collecting for CRO and all of our classes are creating Christmas cards to send to community members who receive Meals on Wheels service from FUMC. We are gearing up for our Christmas parties and will send additional information regarding those dates and events!

We would love for parents to join us for the Christmas Party! Check your child’s folder over the few weeks for a formal invitation with the date for your child’s class listed. (This is also listed on the calendar you received at the beginning of the year) Specific parent volunteers are bringing cookies, chips and punch but if you would like to send in additional snacks, you are welcome to do so! Good options include: cheese cubes/string cheese, fruit trays, goldfish, etc. Please send only store bought snacks and be mindful of peanut/tree nut allergies. There will be activity centers at the party and each child will need to bring a plain t-shirt, sweatshirt, etc. to decorate. You will continue to receive information regarding the party via your child’s folder and email over the next few weeks.

1 year old classes: The one olds are focusing on the color green and the star shape. Their Bible story is the birth of baby Jesus and the meaning of Christmas. Look for Christmas themed artwork like Christmas Tree, stained glass nativity scene, finger paint reindeer ornament and a special Christmas gift and card.

2 year old classes: The twos are focusing on the color red and shape star. Their letters are J, K, L and number 4. Class artwork will focus on Christmas theme, wise men, elf, nativity, Santa and the true meaning of Christmas.

3 year old classes: The 3 year old’s are working with letters K, L, M and learning about the star shape between the two classes. Their color is red and they are spending time talking about the Christmas story. These classes will be doing seasonal artwork and themes. The focus is on the birth of Christ.

4 year old classes: The 4 year old’s are working on repeating patterns and letters O and Q. In addition, they are working with the numbers 7 & 8. Their class theme is Christmas. Keep an eye out for a sweet Christmas keepsake from your child.

Upcoming Dates: Lunch Bunch-December 4th
Christmas Parties: December 18th & 19th
Christmas Break: December 20 – January 3rd

Student evaluations were completed in November and will be going home with students next week. These evaluations were completed in a variety of was to ensure that every child had the opportunity to show what they have learned. These methods include: reviewing the evaluation sheet with the teacher, identifying a color, number, letter, or shape in the classroom, stating the color or shape of a toy while the child is playing, etc. This is ONLY an opportunity for parents and teachers to see what a child has learned and what they are still working on so that they can tailor lessons to student needs.