Santa Sighting at Kinder Works!

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Tuesday, December 12th

       Skip the lines at the Mall; the REAL Santa Claus is coming to Kinder Works!  Santa will arrive at 4:30PM on Tuesday, December 12th to visit all of our good little girls and boys.

       Your family is invited to stop in for a visit during your regular pick-up time, between 4:30-6:30PM.  For AM and Mon-Wed-Friday families, please stop in to visit Santa between 5:30 and 6:30.

       All children are welcome to visit with Santa while his “little elves” photograph this precious childhood memory.  Pictures will be framed and given to you the following week, so no need to wait for printing!  Families can also enjoy a light snack buffet, decorate a cookie, and take home a special gift!

 

The Giving Tree

The “Giving Tree”
November 27th – December 15th

       The “Giving Tree” is a beautiful holiday tradition that we celebrate at Kinder Works.  Each year we decorate a tree with paper ornaments; each ornament bears the name and age of a local needy child.  Your child can choose one of these ornaments and become a “Secret Santa” for that child.

       Visit our “Giving Tree” to choose an ornament with your child early in December.  Please return your gift in a gift bag, with the ornament as its tag, by placing it under the tree on or before December 15th.

       Watching your child thoughtfully pick out a gift for a child in need will warm your heart!

 

December 2017 Theme & Calendar

Our December Theme:
The Polar Express

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     All aboard!  The Polar Express is stopping at the Kinder Works Station this year!  It’s going to take us around the world, to see how the Winter Holidays are celebrated in other countries!

     First stop: France!  What are the children doing there at this time of year?  Shoes wait in front of the fireplace to be filled with treats, candles are lighted in the windows of the city, and mmm… do you smell la Buche de Noel and la Galette des Rois baking?

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     …But we must get back aboard the train for our next destination: Russia!  There, the big Winter celebration is the New Year.  That’s when ‘Grandfather Frost’ brings presents to children.  He is always accompanied by his Grand-daughter.  On New Year’s Eve, children hold hands, make a circle around the Christmas tree and call for these visitors.  When they appear, the star and other lights on the tree light up!

     …Back on the train for America, we will learn about Hanukkah, a different festival of light celebrated by Jewish communities all over the world.  Here at home, we’ll bring out the traditions of the elf on the shelf, carols, candy canes, Christmas trees, and more.  Our own Kinder Works classmates can introduce us to multi-cultural traditions as they tell how they celebrate the holidays at home.  Kinder Works celebrates with two annual traditions at this time of year: The Giving Tree, and Santa visits!

Our December calendar is below. Click on the image for a printable PDF!

September MTG Calendar

December Infant/Toddler Pictures

Please enjoy pictures of our Infants!


Please enjoy pictures of our Younger Toddlers!


Please enjoy pictures of our Older Toddlers!

December Show & Tell

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Thursday & Friday, December 22nd & 23rd
“Holidays At Home”

       Sharing our various traditions can broaden our perspectives, and bring us closer together, as we also learn to speak clearly and listen to others.

       You and your little one are invited to select and discuss a special tradition in your family.  This might be an activity, meal, song, story, decoration, craft, a description of who participates, a trip, or a photo.  Decide how to present it to classmates, and on these special ‘Show & Tell’ days in Language Arts, please send your child in ready to share.

Winter Holiday

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Winter Holiday

     Kinder Works will be CLOSED for the Winter Holiday from December 26th through December 30th.  We return to school on Monday, January 2nd.

We wish you all a warm & wonderful holiday and a happy, healthy New Year!

Santa Sighting

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Santa Sighting
Friday, December 16th

       Santa Claus is coming to town for a jolly evening at Kinder Works!  Santa will arrive at 4:30PM on Friday, December 16th to visit all of our good little girls and boys.

       Your family is invited to stop in for a visit during your regular pick-up time, between 4:30-6:30PM.  (For AM and Tues-Thurs families, please stop in to visit Santa between 5:30 and 6:30.)

       All children are welcome to visit with Santa while his “little elves” (and you) photograph this precious childhood memory.  Families can also enjoy a light snack buffet, decorate a cookie, and take home a special gift!