December, 2001 News
Dear Parents, Nov. 19, 2001
It's almost time for the holidays! We're planning many wonderful activities. Your child will be participating in a "Celebrations Around theWorld" unit for the month of December. Plans are beginning now, and your help is really needed. We will be studying all of the continents and several countries. Each day we will learn about one country’s celebration, language, and custom. We will have a project for each country (some will be a surprise for you) and a store bought snack. We will also need three or four moms to help us at school the day we study Germany to help make gingerbread houses with the children. If you could volunteer, let me know. For the little houses, we will need lots of sticky white frosting. If you could make some for the class, just let me know. All of this is so much fun, you'll enjoy taking part.
OUR UNIT WILL BEGIN ON NOVEMBER 26! If you could help us by sending any of the following items to school, we would reallyappreciate it.
If any of you are interested in coming to our classroom to speak or bring items from a particular country, please send a note. Weusually do our lesson around 1:35 but anytime you need would be fine.
Thank you so much for your help and continued support. Because of your help, our Pilgrim unit is going so well!
ITEMS NEEDED: (please send in a.s.a.p.)
pipe cleaners (yellow, green, and white)
sequins, rickrack or any decorations for pinatas
small candy in wrappers for pinatas (lots!)
Extra Large wiggly eyes
extra large red pom pons (Hobby Lobby)
GERMAN CANDY HOUSE DECORATIONS NEEDED: (please send in a.s.a.p.)
Three or four boxes of Graham Crackers
Miniature candy canes M and M's
red hots lifesavers
cinnamon colored sugar (only a few small bags)
miniature marshmallows red or green stick gum
multicolored sprinkles volunteers for white frosting
GERMANY DAY IS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7. We will need four or five moms from 8:30 am through most of the morning for candy housemaking.
Sticky frosty recipe: (if you help us on Germany day, please make a batch of sticky frosting- or bring a can or two of vanilla frosting).
1 lb. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
2-3 egg whites
SCHEDULE OF DECEMBER EVENTS
Monday, Nov. 26 Canada Twinkies (yule log)
Tuesday, Nov. 27 U.S.A. Peppermints
Wednesday, Nov. 28 Mexico Chocolate
Thursday, Nov. 29 Brazil Chocolate
Friday, Nov. 30 Australia Sugar Cookies
Monday, Dec.3 Sweden Rosettes
Tuesday, Dec.4 Denmark Danish Cookies
Wednesday, Dec.5 England Butter crisp cookies
Thursday, Dec.6 France Fudge
Friday, Dec. 7 Germany
Monday, Dec. 10 Italy French bread and jam
Tuesday, Dec. 11 Russia
Wednesday, Dec. 12 Israel Latkes
Thursday, Dec. 13 Kenya
Monday, Dec. 17 - Question of the Month due
Tuesday, Dec. 18 -Japan Fortune cookies
Wednesday, Dec. 19 - Holiday Party 1:30
Thursday, Dec. 20- Polar Express Day- wear pajamas and bathrobe, bring sleeping bags only
Friday, Dec. 21-- NO SCHOOL TODAY