The Christmas countdown is on and our Early Start room is full of holiday spirit! We’ve been making tons of crafts, singing songs and reading holiday books all about Christmas and Hanukkah. Our dramatic play area has been magically transformed into The North Pole and the children are hard at work using the tools in Santa’s workshop to make toys and baking holiday treats in Santa’s kitchen. Last Friday, the Early Starts had a special holiday visitor appear; a Christmas Elf on the Shelf has joined our classroom! The children completed a tally graph to decide on the Elf’s name. “Chip” was decidedly the overwhelming winner. A highlight every day for the children is discovering where Chippy is hiding in the morning. We’ve had our listening ears turned all the way up this week because we know Chippy is watching us and reporting our activities back to Santa during the night!

Anah, Liz & Clare
Early Start Teachers
Children’s Garden School