This morning we started our Morning Meeting by talking about the ways we can prepare for Christmas. The first thing that was discussed was “What does prepare mean?”. Two GREAT answers were given, “to set up” and “to get ready”. WOW!! We talked about putting up our trees, decorating them and putting lights and decorations on our houses. Ask your preschooler if they can remember the most important way we can prepare for Christmas.
Some of our centers of the day were:
– Lacing fruit loops onto yarn, the preschoolers picked a number card and either had to identify the numeral or count the dots underneath and put the corresponding number of fruit loops on the yarn. (These will be used to decorate our tree)
– Sticker letter J
-Cutting and pasting pictures of JELLYFISH, JEEP and JACK-O-LANTERNS onto the letter J
-The sensory bin full of green and red tinsel and jingle bells. The preschoolers then sorted the jingle bells into separate bins
-Some of the preschoolers also made bead wreaths as ornaments to decorate our tree
-Others made their Christmas Countdown Chain to countdown the days until Christmas
During Jesus time, we talked about how it would feel if on our birthday, we received no presents but others did. Some answers were sad, or not happy because it’s not fair. I then talked about Christmas and that this is the celebration of Jesus birth and His birthday. He doesn’t receive gifts, but we do. We said that this happens because Jesus loves us. The preschoolers were relieved to hear that their was a good reason for us to receive gifts! 🙂
We have continued to practice our songs for the Christmas program. The preschoolers are doing a GREAT job! We will no longer be doing the Christmas Chant for the Christmas program.
See some of you tomorrow!