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December

 The Holiday Season is here and a perfect time to complete our 'Healthy Me' unit with the Senses of the Season! It is a wonderful time of year to experience the many sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touch during the festivities with friends! We begin with the Secret Sense Bag. Each student is asked to prepare their bag at home choosing a holiday item and write clues to read to the class for them to guess the object inside. Everyone will have fun using their senses! The students will learn through hands on science experiments with taste testing, guessing jars for smell, What's in the sock game for touch,  listening game for sound and a school scavenger hunt for sight. We celebrate the season creating a Gingerbread House using all the senses!Smile

We begin the month learning about the real meaning of Christmas and the beginning story of the Birth of Jesus and how we prepare during Advent. A candle is lit on our classroom wreath remin each week and we will focus on doing good deeds for others.

Generosity is the character trait for this month. It teaches the importance of giving to others. We will have a Giving Tree in our class and will collect childrens hats and mittens to give to the those who are less fortunate. Having your child take part in this lesson helps them to understand the meaning of giving. Thank you for your generosity!

This month in math Ten Frames is the unit. Each student will have hands on experience with math equations using ten frames to practice.

During learning centers the groups have finished the first My Skills Buddy Reading Book.They really like the Big Book as it repetitous with high frequency words put into sentences with short stories. They will begin Unit 2 and are very excited!

It is a festive and busy time of year for everyone, it helps to check the St. Christoopher newsletter or check the website for the wonderful school events that are scheduled!

Happy Holiday Season to You!