Cute little snowman ornaments we made today. The white part is fingers, can you tell?
We also decorated fun foam gingerbread babies after reading " The Gingerbread Baby" by Jan Brett. We did the " Gingerbread Man" when we had a unit on fairy tales . We will also visit one of the Gingerbread stories again after Christmas break while we explore many of Jan Brett's masterpieces. Revisiting the same activities and books is a good thing for preschoolers. They can start to put more pieces together and sometimes have completely different experiences as they develop and begin to comprehend better.
The kids LOVE this little fisher price nativity....
And our visitor- I know you thought it was going to be that jolly red man in a suit, right? It is this precious dog. Randy and I came home to find him in our house last night. Yes.. in our house. It was funny as he ran downstairs to greet us. We both looked at each other like " who's dog?" I have wanted a cute little lap dog forever and with it being close to Christmas I said " Is it MINE?" with a smile I am sure as big as a four year old with a piece of bubble gum. Randy replied no....The kids and I have enjoyed him as we search for his birth mother. Randy and I haven't discussed what happens if we can't find her family. She is an older dog and appears to have cataracts. I could easily fall in love with her. BUT.... you know I am a quality facility and go through a HUGE inspection once a year to maintain that. The rule for pets is YES! But anytime they touch him I am supposed to send them to wash their hands. Do you know how often that would be? I know the new would wear off but I still am not sure. For today, we will pretend she is ours. By the way, I named her princess. :)
Tomorrow is PJ Day and our Polar Express Party!