The classroom was buzzing with energy and excitement in anticipation of the upcoming holidays and winter break!
The children have been diligently practicing and preparing for the winter performance. Kelly will be accompanying the students on the guitar for our child friendly version of “Let it Snow,” so she joined us for practice time on Wednesday . We are all looking forward to entertaining our families and friends Friday evening!
We read a lovely version of The Nutcracker by Susan Jeffers and danced to several of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker compositions, including the battle between the Nutcracker and the Mouse King, The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the Spanish Chocolate Dance.
We were very busy at the art table this week! Each student made a star ornament to take home for their tree. Thanks to some wonderful donations, the class had a fabulous time creating the most lovely holiday centerpieces. The children spent quite a bit of time perfecting them, returning to add and adjust throughout the week. They are anxious to bring them home after the performance on Friday. We also completed the holiday cards for the elderly, which were given to the residents of Ice Pond Village near the elementary school.
Friday students did a freezing experiment. They measured out ¼ cup each of water, oil, dish soap, rubbing alcohol, and mouth wash to see when each one would freeze. They observed that the water and dish soap froze first, then the mouthwash and oil, but the rubbing alcohol did not freeze at all!
On Friday we also celebrated two five year-old birthdays! After the birthday girl and boy took their turns walking the globe around the candle sun, and being serenaded with the birthday song in both English and Spanish, we enjoyed some cute piggy and Thomas the Tank Engine cupcakes.