December 2018 Newsletter

December 3, 2018

Owners-SHELTER MOVERS is the charity that Tiny Hoppers Riverside South is supporting this Christmas. The funds collected from the raffle will provide Shelter Movers with financial support to help families escape domestic violence by arranging for volunteer movers, moving trucks, security protection and storage. Raffle tickets will be available for sale on December 5th 2018 for $3.00 for 5 tickets and $5 for 10 tickets. You can purchase tickets by contacting Kayla at [email protected] or directly at the centre. Please help us raise funds by purchasing raffle tickets so that we can ensure all children have a SAFE and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Director-On Thursday December 13th – All post-dated cheques from January to June 2019 inclusive are due. On Wednesday December 19th – We will be hosting our annual Christmas concert. Infants and Toddlers will be at 2:30 pm in the toddler class and the preschool classes will be at 3:15 pm in the respective classrooms. There is a potluck sign-up sheet posted outside each class. Also please let your child’s teacher know if you will be attending or not.

Our centre will also be closed from December 24th and reopened January 2nd. On behalf of the entire staff at Tiny Hoppers, we would like to wish you and your families a safe and happy holiday!

Tiny Squirts-Welcome to the Infant room! For the month of December we will be doing lots of Sensory bottle bags as they just love it and Christmas art – finger painting, stamping with cookie cutters and with sponges. They love blocks and stacking activities so we will be doing more of that this month as well as getting ready for Christmas by making special arts and crafts for our Mommies and Daddies!

Tiny Tots-Week 1: The theme for this week is Winter. We will be turning our dramatic play into an igloo. We will make winter in a bag (Science/Sensory), the children will play a snowflake matching game (Cognitive).Week 2: In this week we will be making a paper plate snowman (Art), we will be sorting buttons (Cognitive) and the children will be popping bubble wrap (Fine Motor).Week 3: Restaurant/food will be the theme for this week. The children will be learning about fruits and vegetables (Social studies and Self Help), they will be playing food hop (Gross Motor) and they will be painting the snow (Art/Outdoor Play). We will also be working on the Christmas gifts.Week 4: For this week we will be learning about winter animals. We will make a polar bear (Art), we will feel the fur of winter animal -pompoms (Sensory Bin) and we will be playing with the winter animals in the snow (Gross Motor/Outdoor Play).

Tiny Tykes 1& 2-We will be spending a lot of time on the Christmas season this month.  There will be special crafts and games to get the children working on both their Fine and Gross motor. We will learn new Christmas poems, songs and we have a few new felt stories that we are excited to share with the children. December is a month of celebration and giving. We will be talking about families and children in need, the importance of sharing, giving and kindness.  Part of the Curriculum is teaching/educating about Social Responsibility and Diversity and to share with the children the real meaning of Christmas, to give of one’s very self, to think of and bring happiness, joy and love to others. We wish each of you a Christmas filled with blessing, love and joy.                                                             Remember we go outside every day, it’s stressful for both teachers and children to be constantly searching for extra outwear during those forgetful days. Thank you for your understanding.

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