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Winter Holidays

posted Dec 21, 2012, 10:43 AM by Taya Noland

We are loving our winter traditions book.  Thanks to families who have
participated so far.  Our classroom conversations about the holidays,
about family structure, about tradition, and about difference have been
enriched through our book.  And even more importantly, the children
glow when they get to share something that is special to their
family and their own experience.

Mmm!  Gingerbread!  We made cookies, got to smell them baking
but made sure we didn't open the oven door.  None of the gingerbread
people escaped, but we listened to our song and pretended to be escaping
gingerbread people ourselves all afternoon!

Jingle bells and magnets were a huge hit in a sensory tub.

And one last reminder that your child's art makes great gifts!
Use large paintings for gift wrap, cut up smaller ones to make
cards, bookmarks, or notebooks.  Grandparents are suckers
for this kind of thing.

Happy Holidays to everyone!  We'll miss you, but we'll look
forward to a whole new year.  See you January 2nd!