Friday was our last day of kindergarten until 2017, and like many of you, December was such a busy month for me and my Super Stars that I'm only now able to share some photos. I spent Saturday vegging out (my brain was able to do little else, really), and yesterday *finally* putting up our Christmas decor at home.
Needing to clean up my laptop, I came across photos of some of the December fun we enjoyed in kindergarten- take a peek!
End of the quarter assessments were completed little by little each day, but we very much wanted to decorate for Christmas! Tearing red, white, and green paper to create candy canes was a fun fine motor activity during center time.
We reviewed plane shapes while creating classroom decor...
... and AB patterns with paper chains as we counted down the days to Christmas.
What would December be without one of our favorite story characters, or frankly, MANY Grinches, arranged into a Grinchmas tree?
Rudolph, with your nose so bright, won't you guide my sleigh tonight? These crafts helped us to attend to, remember, and create as we followed directions in sequence. We also strengthened our finger muscles by ripping paper for Santa's beard.
Graham cracker "gingerbread" house construction was a tasty STEM activity...
... and we made some snowy friends that will greet us when we return to school in January!
Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Best Wishes for a Joyous New Year!