Where did the year go? We hope you all had a fantastic and filling Thanksgiving holiday! Thank you to all the families that participated in the Fall Feast; there was yummy food abound.
Please check out the December calendar as there are many fun activities happening this month.
During this Holiday season, no matter what holiday you celebrate, remember not to let the hustle and bustle get you down. Take time to enjoy some peace at home, watch classic holiday movies with your children (I recommend the original Miracle on 34th Street), and bake some holiday sweets to share with others.
May you all have a glorious and tranquil holiday.
Peace and harmony,
Christy, Tina, and Jamie
Come by on 12/19 with your children while dining with Santa so they can shop for gifts for their family and friends. There will be a wide selection of items for everyone on their list! This is a great opportunity for children to learn that it is fun to give to others!
12/4- Flannel Shirt Day
12/12- Holiday Hat Day
12/21- Ugly Sweater Contest
12/27- Holiday Sock Day
12/7- Parent’s Night Out, 6-10 p.m.
12/19- Dining With Santa, 5:30-7
12/19- Christmas Boutique 5:30-700
Dining with Santa
Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
What: Come join us for a scrumptious spaghetti dinner, pictures with Santa, hot cocoa, and holiday cheer.
Cost: A new pair of pajamas for our pajama drive!
We will be closed the following days for the holidays:
12/24, 12/25, and 12/31
Have a safe and fulfilling holiday
Tina’s Book Corner
December is a great month to teach about the joy of giving to others. Picture books are a great vehicle leading to authentic learning. The following books are recommended as they send the message in a poignant and kind manner.
-The Giving Tree
By Shel Silverstein
-The Legend of the Poinsettia
By Tomie dePaola
–Strega Nona’s Harvest
By Tomie dePaola
By Leo Lionni
-The Man in the Clouds
By Koos Meinderts
–Under the Lemon Moon
By Edith Hope
–What is Given From the Heart
By Patricia C. McKissack
–The Berenstain Bears Think of Those in Need
National Flashlight Day
December 21st is officially National Flashlight Day. It’s no coincidence that this is also the Winter Solstice, the shortest period with daylight and the longest night of the year. So celebrating Flashlight Day is the “light” idea . Here is a list of fun games to play at home when it gets dark. Let the games begin!
-Flashlight Tag/Hide and Go Seek, in the dark!
-Catch the Light: flash the light all around, then stop and have your kids stomp or touch on the light!
-Letter Spotlight: using foam letters shine the light on the letter and the wall (the letters will appear) and have the children guess the letter.
-Scavenger Hunt: use your imagination, the possibilities are endless!
Holiday Pajama Drive/Isabella’s Gift
Discovery Isle is proudly collecting new children’s pajamas for Isabella’s Pajama Drive for Rady’s Children’s Hospital.
Look for boxes in your child’s classrooms and in the lobby to donate new jammies, robes, or slippers for children ages 1-17 battling cancer.
This is a wonderful way to teach the spirit of giving to others in need.