Ms. Gina and Miss Sydnee’s

MWF Preschool 3’s


Run, run as fast as you can, you can’t get away from the Gingerbread Man! At least not in preschool during December! ‘Tis the season to be busy . . . and busy we will be. This month we will be learning everything we possibly can about the Gingerbread Man and (finally) the arrival of winter weather. We will even throw in a few snowmen (and women) for good measure! The children will be putting their artistic skills to the test with painting, decorating, building and anything else they can think of. During the month we will focus on the color green and our special shape is the oval.


This year we are very fortunate to have a class of students from many different cultural and religious backgrounds. It would be wonderful if we could teach our children something about what makes us different as well as unites us during this time of the year. If there is something special that your family does to celebrate the season and you would like to share it with our class, please let us know. Also, please consider hosting a table at Benchmark’s Cultural Day on Monday, December 17th. This is an opportunity for you to share your traditions and culture with the entire school! Or you can choose a country and learn something new that you can share with the student body. Please see the office for more information on signing up for Cultural Day.


CONSTRUCTING AN IGLOO: OK, so we might not have arctic temperatures here, but we can still learn about those chilly little houses. To build our igloo we are asking each child to bring in 4 or 5 SMALL plastic, clean, disposable containers (i.e. empty yogurt cups, sour cream or butter tubs). Ask your child to help find interesting shapes and sizes. Please send in any containers you find by Monday, December 10th. We also ask that each child bring in a pair of mittens on Wednesday, December 19th. Those igloos can get mighty chilly!


GINGERBREAD HOUSES: We will finish this exciting month by building Gingerbread Houses (well, actually graham cracker houses) with all the creativity of Frank Lloyd Wright. The children will have the chance to decorate their own house to bring home. The houses will be made at our holiday party on Friday, December 14th, from 10:30-noon. Sign-up sheets will follow. And all good construction crews need extra hands, so if you can help, please come and join the class ahead of the party. We will also need at least two parent helpers prior to that Friday.


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19th, EARLY DISMISSAL: Please note that the children will be dismissed at 11:30am on this day. This is an all-school early dismissal; therefore, there will be no lunch, Noon Cats or Aftercare. Please be sure to pick up your child at 11:30am. This is also our last day of school prior to the Winter Break. We will return from Winter Break on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019.


We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a safe, happy and wonderful holiday season. Thank you for all your support during 2018. We are looking forward to a fabulous 2019!

See you in January,

Ms. Gina and Miss Sydnee