Lindsay here . . . I feel like I blinked and December is gone! Am I the only one?
I somehow managed to survive the last week of school before break . . . let's just say that those may have been the five loooooooooongest days of my life. We are talking FOUR students throwing up in class (on the rug, in the middle of a lesson, on rainy day schedule so we were stuck inside all day!), bloody noses, Holiday program practice, and art projects galore!!!! And on top of everything I was sick . . . nose running like a faucet on top of those nights with faaaaaaar too little sleep! (Thanks Jack!) I was sooo excited when Friday came and I got to go home to my precious baby and amazing husband . . . and GO. TO. SLEEP! :)
Christmas was great with the fam this year . . it was Jack's first Christmas!! As you can see, he was FULL of holiday cheer . . . or not!
Of course, his tempermental disposition may have been due to all of the absurd holiday outfits he was forced to wear . . . sorry buddy! But those Santa footie pajamas are soo cute - mommy couldn't resist!
Random highlight from our family Christmas - my husband just may have gotten the worst stocking stuffer EVER . . . a random bag of tuna. That's right people . . . tuna. (Try to top THAT!)
Another highlight of the break was having a "Bloggie Date" with some of the gals from the blogger world . . . Annie from Moffatt Girls, Kristin from A Teeny Tiny Teacher, Fran from Kindergarten Crayons, Hadar from Miss Kindergarten and others . . . We met up at Ruby's on the pier in Huntington Beach and enjoyed some gab and good grub! I felt so fortunate to spend time with this group of talented ladies - I am seriously loving all the goodies they have to share on their blogs! Thanks gals! And let's get together again soon!
Okay, changing gears now . . . I'm not sure I'm quite ready to head back to work next week, but ready or not . . . January is right around the corner! I love coming back from break because I feel like my kinder kiddos are always QUITE grown up when they return, and ready to learn! I am super excited to pick up right where we left off in December . . . with lots of writing, practicing our reading, and MATH! My kiddos are still needing some practice with writing their numbers to 10, so we have been listening to "The Numeral Song" by Dr. Jean on repeat. Its the best EVER!! The kids LOVE the cute little rhyme that helps them learn to make each number and soon . . . VOILA! They have mastered writing their numbers!
I decided to update a little number book that I have my kinders do every year, and included the lyrics to Dr. Jean's "Numeral Song" so the kids could take their books home and teach their parents! On each page students will trace the number, write the number, locate and circle the number, and represent the number.
Click on the Dr. Jean Sing To Learn CD image below to access the number practice book!
Hope you can use this book with your kiddos, and don't forget to pop in Dr. Jean's "Numeral Song" to go along with it!!
Hope you all enjoy your last few days of break before returning to school! Make sure to sleep in and don't get out of your PJ's until at least noon!! :)