Miss Dawn’s December News

Hello UPK families,

Can you believe it’s December already?  The holiday season is upon us!!  I hope you all had a very warm and loving Thanksgiving Day spent with loved ones and friends.  December is sure to be festive, fun, and filled with holiday cheer!

Our country of study this month is Holland.  Miss Kathy will lead us through this study as she shares her knowledge and love of this beautiful country with us.  We look forward to her PowerPoint presentation and a yummy treat that is traditionally eaten in Holland.  Thank you, Miss Kathy, for bringing this amazing country to life for us.

This month we will also learn about St. Nick, Christmas, and Hanukkah. The children will learn how to play the dreidel game and learn the significance of the Hanukkah menorah.  One of our First Steps parents will be a guest speaker to teach us all about Hanukkah and how he celebrates this holiday with his family.  We are very much looking forward to his visit here at the school.

Our holiday party is scheduled for December 22nd.  Unfortunately, due to Covid19, we will not be able to have parents attend this year.  Please know that we will be thinking of you and making this event as exciting for the children as possible.  Who knows, we may even get a visit from old St. Nick himself. We also plan to sing lots of holidays songs with the children and we may even go caroling inside our school building.  That should be lots of fun!

This month we will also be doing a mini unit on balls.  We will be asking investigative questions such as:  What do know about balls?  Do all balls bounce?  Do all balls roll?  Who uses balls?  What are balls made of?  This study should be lots of fun for the children, as we all know how much they love balls.  

As the colder weather approaches, please remember to pack mittens, a hat, snow pants and boots for the children. We love to play outside, especially in the snow.  The cold weather is always more enjoyable when we are dressed for it.

Happy Holidays to all of you and thank you so much for sharing your children with us!!!

With love,

Miss Dawn and the UPK Team