FROM THE DIRECTOR
As you are shopping for your children this Christmas, please consider toys that will help them expand their
imaginations. As our children become more and more “plugged in”, there is a rapid decline in children using their
imaginations. If our children say they are bored we hand them a phone or tablet or turn on the TV or computer to
keep them happy. At Compass Christian Preschool, we decided to remove the computers for the children from the
classroom. We feel that the children we serve get plenty of screen time and need more time digging in the sand,
painting, dressing up or just playing with their friends. Below are some ideas for Christmas gifts for preschool
children to expand their minds:
– Wooden Unit Blocks
– Kapla Blocks
– Dress Up Clothes and Hats
– Easel with paints, paper, markers and a smock
– Make Prop Boxes – Pizza Parlor, Florist, Veterinarian, Doctors Office, School, Office, Church, etc.
– New Cans of Playdough
– Musical Instruments
– Kitchen Set
Here is some information about a great website that I have been following for the last few months. It has really
helped me become more “Hands – Free”.
Hands Free Mama – “Eighteen months ago, I experienced an awakening about the way I was living my life.
Communication device overload, an over-committed schedule, and never-ending to-do-lists were among some of
the daily distractions that had robbed me of life’s most precious moments. And what I had lost, I could never get
back. That is when I decided to go Hands Free. I have embarked on an incredible journey to let go of distraction,
disconnection, and perfection to grasp what really matters in life. I invite you to check out my website
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A Hands – Free revolution starts here! I hope you will join me!”
“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.
Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” -Gloria Steinem
This month we will look at “Texture” as an element of art. We will see and touch all kinds of materials to
discover if they have real or implied texture. Then, we can use that information to figure out how to relate that
to others on paper. We will be using several different methods to create texture in our work.
– Mrs. Gayle
“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!” is a great quote from one of my
favorite holiday movies, Elf. Singing songs during this special time lifts spirits and brings cheer to everyone.
Children love to share their favorite songs. I encourage you to sing in the car, visit a nursing home, or go
caroling in your neighborhood with your family. During music class, sleigh bells will be ringing and we will be
rocking to holiday tunes from around the world. The 3’s will be performing their Christmas program on
December 13th at 1pm. Merry Christmas!
Love – Mrs. Suzanne
December 11th – Spirit Day
December 13th – 3’s Christmas Program at 1:00pm
December 18th – Pajama Day and Story Time with Mrs. Kim
December 20th – Red Day, Class Christmas Parties and the last day of school for Christmas Break
January 8th – School Resumes