Archive for December, 2023

December 2023

Wednesday, December 6th, 2023

Dear Parents,

The daycare will be closed from December 21st to December 27th. We will re-open on December 28th.

Santa will stop by for a visit on Monday December 11 at 10AM.

Baby Room

Hello families! We hope everyone is excited and ready for Christmas. We can’t wait to celebrate this festive season with the children. We would like to give a little report and talk about growth and achievements of our little friends.

Edward joined our room in November and is becoming more used to our routine. The first month can be hard but Edward is improving, eating and sleeping very well. He started to socialize with other children in the room. Some days he really misses his parents, and on those days we give him his blanket to help make him feel more comfortable. He is a very lovely boy and is getting better every day.

Our second friend is Miles. He is very happy and active, loves exploring new things, and copying adults when they talk. Miles has a very good appetite and is very kind to other children. He waves goodbye to the teacher every afternoon when he goes home, and loves to build towers with 2 or 3 blocks.

Our third friend is Mirabel. She is very quiet and gentle. Some days she has a bit of a hard time transitioning to the class. Mirabel’s favorite game to play with teachers and friends is Peek-a-Boo with scarves. She has so much fun dancing to music, and makes her own dance moves. Mirabel has recently started taking her first steps. This makes her feel so happy and proud that she claps her hands every time.

Our fourth friend is Miley. Miley is able to eat without the teachers help. She is able to hold the spoon steady and scoop up food. Miley loves going for walks around the playground during outside time, and playing with balls with her friends. Miley loves to hop to the song Hop Little Bunnies while standing in front of the mirror in the room.

Our fifth friend is Ivy. Ivy loves to babble with her friends and socialize with teachers. She is always busy doing some sort of activity. Ivy loves to ride the rocking horse in the classroom and play with puzzles. She loves reading books and painting. She is able to recognize some animals in the books she reads.

Our next friend is Zayn. He is a very jolly and friendly boy who loves playing with other children in the room. He is very good at climbing the small slide outside while holding the handle bars. Sometimes he can be a little impatient when it comes to waiting for his turn to go on the slide, but we are making sure to teach everyone about sharing and taking turns.

Our next friend is Alba. Alba loves giving hugs to other children. He loves reading books and getting very good at recognizing the different objects in the books by their name and sound. Alba’s verbal skills are developing and he’s able to point to an object he would like and can say simple words such as More, Milk, Dog, but his favorite word is Clock and he’s always searching around the rooms for clocks.

Our next friend is Luke. He is very quiet and kind and loves to play with balls in the room and outside on the playground. Some days Luke even likes to bring a ball from home to show his friends. He is very good at throwing and kicking the balls. He loves playing soccer outside with the teacher. This month, Luke regularly visits Toddler Room 1 as he is the oldest child in the baby room and will soon be transitioning to the new room.

Mrs. Hilda, Mrs. Aman

Toddler Room 1

Happy Birthday to Rory!

We will start December by talking about the Gingerbread Man and Winter holidays. The children will make their own Gingerbread Man and decorate it. They’ll use pipe cleaners, pom poms, and paint to customize their craft. We will read The Gingerbread Man, and The Ginger Girl during circle time. We will sing Five Gingerbread Men as it is a fun themed way to practice our counting skills.

Our next project is Christmas, and Christmas Trees. We’ll talk about children’s favorite Christmas decorations, and about different family traditions during Christmas. We will be painting, cutting, and decorating Christmas trees. During circle time, we will sing holiday songs and read stories about Santa, reindeer, and snowmen.

The next theme will be snow and snowmen. We will read Frosty The Snowman, and The Biggest Best Snowman Ever. If the weather permits, we will go outside and build our own little snowmen. We will use sticks, pine cones, gloves, and hats to decorate them. For art, we will make a snowman craft. For sensory play, we will bring a bucket of snow into the water table where children will be encouraged to touch, and feel the snow and watch it melt.

Mrs. Naouel, Mrs. Georgina

Toddler Room 2

Hello families and welcome to December!

We are so excited to start our Christmas fun activities. We would like to welcome Amzi to our room.

In the first week of December, we will have some fun group activities to get the classroom more festive for the holidays. With the help of our little friends in Toddler Room 1, we will be able to make a group designed, giant gingerbread man, and decorate it all together. We will then move on to painting and decorating and giant cardboard gingerbread house that children can play with once it’s done. Teachers painted a very nice fireplace in the classroom. Each child will make their own colourful stocking that we’ll hang above the fireplace. We will do our favourite classroom activity, painting with puffy paint. All of our friends love using this simple medium to create a very fluffy snowman.

We will end this week by having the children stuff and decorate and ornament to take home and hang on their Christmas tree.

Our next project is making Christmas cookies using salt dough. Children will use a variety of cookie cutters to cut out fun shapes, and when the dough is dry, they can paint their creations. We will also use our hands to get super messy this week with handprint Christmas trees. Once everyone’s tree has dried, we will hang them around the classroom for everyone to see.

For our final week before the Christmas holidays, we will make more ornaments using contact paper and different shapes. All our friends will be able to take their masterpiece home to hang on their family’s Christmas tree.

Hopefully we will have some snow outside. We plan to spend our last days of the year by bringing snow inside and painting it.

The holidays are so fun and we can’t wait to bring some Christmas cheer and beautiful creations to your homes.

Mrs. Kayleigh, Mrs. Monisha

Preschool Room

Merry Christmas to everyone! Happy Birthday to Michael, and Elliott this month.

We would like to wish all the best to Mrs. Izabela who went on maternity leave as she’s expecting her baby boy at the beginning of January.

Red ribbons, Santa’s galore, candy canes, and so much more! Our classroom has been decked out in holiday cheer, and we are so happy to have you here.

Our themes will focus on different aspects of this season.

The first week we will talk about snow. The clothes we wear when it’s snowing, how people should drive, how we can help neighbors shovel the sidewalks, etc. Hopefully we will have some snow to play with outside, use our shovels and pails, make snow angels, and snowmen. We will read the stories The Mitten, Frosty The Snowman, and Snow Sisters.

Next we will focus on multicultural holidays such as Hannukah and Kwanza, and explain how people celebrate holidays around the world.

Santa Claus is coming to town. We will be talking about Christmas treats like candy canes, decorating cookies and gingerbread men. We will also discuss how people can spread peace, joy, and love during the holidays. Children will create Christmas trees, Santa’s, and gingerbread men. Our sensory table will contain a winter offering of Christmas baubles and trinkets to delight and provide opportunities to develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.

Mrs. Tanya, Mrs. Tatyana, Mrs. Yana