Friday, December 9, 2016

December 9th, 2016

This week was a magical week!

On Monday, we started off right away with a visit from Santa.

Santa was so patient.  Even when our list was really, really long!

Afterwards, we opened our presents...

...and then we wrote our thank-you notes.

Thanks, Santa and Elf!

This week, we also figured out triangles and origami snowflakes!

We made our door display and, oddly enough, no two snowflakes were alike.


On Tuesday, we read The Gingerbread Boy.


 Then, we made our own gingerbread boys (or girls).
We put in the dry ingredients...

we added the wet ingredients...

and we mixed!
We poured them together...

and we stirred!

We made a huge, floury mess.  Then, we rolled.

And we cut!

Then, we baked.

Eventually, we were ready to frost.

Finally, our favorite part.  We ate!

We also painted some Christmas trees this week...

to make our tree display.

We practiced sorting littlest to biggest as we made our Christmas tree ornaments, too.

We didn't forget about our Jj's!

And, we definitely didn't forget to count... candy on gingerbread houses.
This got us ready for our next big project of the week...

Gingerbread houses!
Each team got to collaboratively work on their own house.









Truly, it takes a village to raise a child.

Especially if it's a gingerbread village.

We love Christmas time!


Especially when we look so cute in Santa hats!

Friday, November 18, 2016

November 18th, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
As we prepared for the holiday this week, each child had an opportunity to reflect on what makes them thankful.


"I'm thankful for my friends."

"I'm thankful for Murphy."

"I'm thankful for my mommy and daddy."

 "I'm thankful for my kitty."

 "I'm thankful for my kitty."

"I'm thankful for my mommy."

"I'm thankful for my family."

"I'm thankful for bananas."

"I'm thankful for painting at the easel."

"I'm thankful for rocket ships."

"I'm thankful for my baby brother."

"I'm thankful for my mom and dad."

"I'm thankful for my house."

"I'm thankful for my Nana."

"I'm thankful for police officers."

"I'm thankful for my mama."

"I'm thankful for my mommy."

"I'm thankful for turkey."

"I'm thankful for my dog that we had."

"I'm thankful for cars and driving on roads."

"I'm thankful for my baby brother."

"I'm thankful for my mom and dad."

So, whether you're thankful for your friends, mommy and daddy, or bananas, please have a wonderful Thanksgiving!