Winter Quarter - December 2018
Week 1: GINGERBREAD December 3-6
Winter quarter begins this week!
Art: Decorate paper gingerbread houses with white paint and shimmery glitter. Add a gingerbread family! There will also be dot stickers for decorating gingerbread man shapes.
Sensory: Practice being a baker while mixing and smelling gingerbread mix.
Imaginative Play: Imagine taking fresh baked cookies out of the oven and scooping them off the cookie sheet. Don’t forget to use the oven mitts! Weigh the cookies with our scale.
Large Motor: Remember to hunt for the gingerbread men hiding all around our classrooms! Play with a gingerbread house village, and test out our bumpy footpath. Enjoy some free play with our garages and cars.
In-Class Parenting Education: No in-class parent ed this week as we finish up our parenting journals. However, 2s and Multi-age classes will be signing up for the topic they are most interested in discussing the next two weeks. Toilet learning or preschool readiness and selection. Sign up in class!
Evening Parenting Education: Teacher Sara will be hosting a “Winter Activity Sharing” event at Barnes and Noble in Woodinville on December 6th from 6:30-8. Space is limited! Bring your best wintertime activities to share with other parents.
Week 2: GIFTS FOR GIVING December 10-13
A special present will be given to all toddlers this week… it’s a surprise!
Art: 1s, 2s, & Multi-age will decorate glass votives with tissue paper to create a lovely votive holder gift. Wobblers will create “Hands Down” tile keepsake gifts and LLs will create hot chocolate jar gifts. All classes may decorate colorful gift bags for their creations!
Sensory: Explore white rice with dump trucks and scoops. Have some dancing fun with our basket of jingle bells.
Imaginative Play: Dress up in winter clothes. You can also practice wrapping gifts in the play kitchen area.
Large Motor: Play with our wooden train set, doll house, and bead maze. Stick bows to contact paper in the hallway. Climb aboard the red rocker or stand on top of our big cubes.
In-Class Parenting Education: Blue groups will be meeting this week for Wobblers, 1s, and Little Learners. Wobblers will discuss The Power of Playtime, 1s will examine toilet learning, while LLs explore Preschool Readiness and Selection. In the 2s and Multi-age classes, those who have chosen to discuss Toilet Learning will meet this week.
Evening Parenting Education: Winter Family Event at Bellevue Botanical Gardens. Experience the Garden D’Lights on December 12, at either 5 pm or 6pm. The whole family is invited! Tickets are $5/person, children 10 & under are free. Tickets can be bought online or at the event. Ticket lines can be long, so consider pre-purchasing online.
Parent Board Meeting: No WTG Board Meeting this month.
Enjoy your Winter Break! No classes held December 17-January 3
First day back in class is the week of January 7, 2019 - We will have class potlucks. Enjoy your holidays!
Dates to Remember
Thursday, December 6th, 6:30-8pm
“Winter Activity Sharing” event at Barnes and Noble in Woodinville
Wednesday, December 12th, 5pm and 6pm
Winter Family Event to the Garden D’Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens