Festivities

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Snow and gingerbread and twinkle lights, oh my! December has been chock full of festivity here at The Children's Meetinghouse, which makes the below-freezing temperatures outside a tad more bearable. 

When planning projects and curriculum, we pull inspiration from what's happening in the children's own lives. Suffice it to say, December is characterized by the winter solstice, family traditions, delicious baked goods, and plenty of sparkle. :)

Without further ado, highlights from the Infant/Toddler room include:

Glittery discovery bottles and sensory bags to squish, spin and explore...

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Digging and playing in the snow (while still remaining warm and cozy in the classroom!)...

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Learning about light, nocturnal animals, and the phases of the moon...

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Painting snowy trees and designing snowmen out of felt...

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Meanwhile, over in Preschool, it's all things gingerbread! 

Creating homemade ornaments and conducting gingerbread cookie tasting experiments...

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Operating a full-service gingerbread bakery in the dramatic play area...

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Outfitting life-sized gingerbread cutouts on sticky paper...

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Reading over 10 versions of The Gingerbread Man and voting on the favorites...

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Strengthening scientific inquiry and mathematical skills such as measurement, counting, graphing, and prediction though hands-on investigations...

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And last, participating in a lively, whole-school chase to track down a certain gingerbread cookie who escaped from the oven. (We found him, whew!).

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We wish you a joyful and peaceful remainder of the holiday season. See you in 2018!