Ms Mollie's Classroom 2
Although this year has been different, the holidays are here! This is the time of year for thoughtfulness, kindness, and generosity. We want to teach children the importance of being kind to our neighbors and understand that we all have different cultures. This does not only apply to ethnicity but to your culture as a home. Our children all live differently from one another, and that's what makes them bring their own uniqueness to school. This is a great time to talk about tradition. Do you have one? Even if you don't think you do, I bet if you think about it, there are some things that you do every year out of habit. Maybe going to a certain relative's house, a certain favorite food that always has to be made, or even new pajamas for everyone. Traditions are something that will stick with a family for a lifetime. They may change a little, but they are always there.
This next month we will be continuing our conversation about self and social awareness and adding in how we can incorporate that into the holidays. We will discuss how our families look. We can share pictures of our families and talk about them. Just like for Thanksgiving, we will make place mats for the table. We will also be doing multiple ornaments that will be hung on our Christmas tree here at school and for home.
Santa will be making a safe trip to visit us to deliver presents for the children. He isn’t sure if he will be able to stay, but he will be sure to pass out the presents to the teachers so they can give them to the children.
“Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.” Larry Wilde
Ms. Mollie and Ms. Ashley