In our infant program, we start using baby sign language from the earliest months. Baby signs are common terms that have been modified and simplified from American Sign Language. The sign for this month is “daddy”. To sign the word “daddy”, tap your thumb on your forehead repeatedly.
As toddlers continue to grow their vocabulary, it is important to read to them. Reading with your toddler builds stronger relationships, aids in language and listening skills, and enhances concentration and discipline.
This month, your child will continue to use descriptive words, understand the concept of three, and share family holiday traditions. Some suggested activities could include going on a color hunt around your home and giving your child three items to practice counting to three.
This month, your child will learn to use sequence vocabulary (i.e. first, second), recognize the meaning of holidays, and identify how families’ customs and traditions are similar or different.
This month, your child will give verbal clues to describe objects, count from 1 to 100, and order the days of the week and months of the years sequentially.
Read Together, Talk Together
–The Day the Goose Got Loose by: Reeve Lindbergh
–Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore by: David M. McPhail
–Bear Snores On by: Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman
Get ready. Get set. It’s time for holiday fun in Atlanta. Looking for ways to entertain the kids and create lasting memories as a family this holiday season? Here are 21 fun holiday activities around Atlanta that you won’t want to miss.
Winter Break Camp
We will be holding Winter Break Camp for our School-Age students from December 21st-January 4. In addition to several field trips, we will have community service activities, STEAM learning opportunities and holiday themed projects planned. Students may attend all or part of Winter Break Camp, please let us know by December 18th if your child will be attending.
Our school is closed on December 24, 25, 26 for Christmas and December 31 & January 1 for New Year’s Day.
Inclement Weather Reminders
We do not always follow the closure schedule of the local public schools because we don’t have to contend with the same transportation issues. Our goal is to be open as many days as possible to support our working parents. If we must close because our teachers cannot safely get to work, you will receive a notification via Links 2 Home as soon as the closure is announced. We also post notifications on our website, Facebook page and local news channels.
Winter Clothing Reminder
If you’ve not already done so, please check your child’s cubby to ensure they have an extra set of weather appropriate clothes. Students also need to come to school each day with a jacket and dressed warm enough to play outside for part of the day. If the weather is brisk we still go outside for active games and SPARK activities and want everyone to be able to participate.
Holiday Giving Projects
This year our school is once again participating in the Star Tree. Please feel free to stop by our tree in the lobby and pick a star. We need all gifts delivered to the school, unwrapped and with the star, by Tuesday December 11th. Thank you to everyone for making a child’s Christmas wishes come true!
We are participating in a coat and Mitten Drive December 3-7th benefiting Fulton County Charities. We will read a book called The Mitten Tree, and encourage donations to help keep our community warm this winter. Thank you in advance for your donation.