December/January/February Greetings from the Primary Class

What an incredible autumn we’ve had together! I can’t wait to see what winter brings us!

We are in the final weeks of our continent study of Africa. We have spent time learning about some of the people and communities in Africa, we have tried food from Ethiopia, created Massai-inspired collars, we’re learning colors and counting in Swahili, and learning about the rich, colorful cultures on this continent. After the first of the year, we will head down under to study Australia! If you have anything you’d like to share with our class that relates to Australia, perhaps a trinket from your travels, currency, or a book to share, we would welcome those additions!

Our monthly theme for December will be “Holidays Around the World” and we’re spending some time this year learning about Kwanzaa. Your children are learning about the Principles of Kwanzaa and the elements that one might put together to have a Karamu, or Kwanzaa Feast. Our big event will be organizing our own Kwanzaa Feast; this is an incredible opportunity for your children to showcase some of the grace and courtesy lessons we’ve been working so hard on this fall. The children will create a menu, craft decorations, set the table, and serve each other. We would love to see you join us for our celebration, starting at 10:30 am on Friday, December 21st. We will dance together and have fun and then eat our meal together before nap. Look for our shopping list on the bulletin board in the hallway and sign up for your contribution. Contributions will need to arrive by Wednesday, December 19th, so that we have adequate time to prepare and platter our feast.

We have several additional events to share with you! On December 5th, we will celebrate World Soil Day with Primary parent Matthew bringing some of his expertise and a fun (and likely dirty) art project. We will have Lifespan’s Parent’s Night Out on Saturday, December 8th from 3pm-8pm. Registration and more details can be found in the office. Our Holiday Performance will be on Friday, December 14th; more details coming soon!