Monday: This morning we began to discuss our theme for the week. All the kiddos were very excited to watch as Miss Lizzie and Arielle brought out all the decorations from our closet, including a Christmas tree! Asher let us borrow a Menorah that his family uses during Hanukah.
Tuesday: This morning during Montessori work time most of the Sunflowers worked together to put many different puzzles together. Miss Lizzie and Arielle used this time to hang up decorations around our classroom. Instead of small groups today we all gathered on the carpet to decorate our Christmas tree and read the new library books pertaining to Hanukah and Christmas. This afternoon we painted ornaments to hang on our tree and we lit the first candle on our Menorah. We also enjoyed yoga on the deck with Miss Vanessa, playing with a parachute!
Wednesday: We spent the morning outside having a picnic for snack and painting pasta we are using to wrap around our tree. We enjoyed Show and Tell after nap today because we spent the morning outside. Many Sunflowers brought a Show and Tell to go along with our Christmas in July theme. Ancel and Colette brought a keyboard that all the kiddos really enjoyed playing. For our art project this afternoon we continued to make decorations for our tree.
Thursday: We had a very special treat this morning after snack. Miss Ashley from the Toddler room came to visit and brought her record player that she used as a kid. She showed us how the record player worked and passed around some vinyl’s for the kiddos to smell and look at closely. Miss Ashley had many records with Christmas songs; we listened to Jingle Bells, Frosty the Snowman, and even A Charlie Brown Christmas! We all had so much fun singing along with the music! Thank you so much Miss Ashley for sharing! We then marched back outside and played with shaving cream, pretending it was snow!
Friday: Miss Lizzie was absent on Friday.
Miss Arielle and I think our Christmas in “July” week was a huge success! We want to thank all of you who brought in materials, books, and pictures to share with the Sunflowers!