Thursday, November 18, 2010


This week we have been very busy getting ready for our Thanksgiving Feast. We all made a Pilgrim costume and a Wampanoag Indian costume. The students especially had fun making colored noodles and stringing them to make necklaces.
Making our costumes gave us lots of practice in fine motor as we cut out feathers and put the noodles on the string.

Next week for our "feast" we will join together with Mrs. Masa's classes on Tuesday and Wednesday to have a special snack. Everyone will get to decide whether they want to be an Indian or a Pilgrim.

Building Block Picture Book Award
Please see the previous post to find out what books we will be reading and your child's oppertunity to vote on their favorite book.

Thanksgiving Break
Don't forget that we will have early dismissal on Wednesday at noon. We will eat lunch at school but there will be no school lunch available.

Early Childhood Christmas Program
Preschool will be learning a few new songs when we get back from Thanksgiving that we will be doing as part of our Christmas service on December 12 at 4 PM. All preschoolers are asked to bring 3 dozen cookies for the reception after the service.

Milk Money Project
Every year students at Zion participate in service projects around Christmas time as a way to help the students remember that Christmastime is more than just presents. Last year the early childhood department sponsored an orphange/school in Indonesia. We were able to help the orphange provide milk and other protiens to the children. We will be looking at some pictures sent to us from the school to help the students see who we are collecting money for. When kids bring in their milk carton you can let them bring it into the classroom and dump it into our big milk jug.
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