The Children’s House will close for Christmas holidays on Friday 22nd December, reopening Monday 8th January

The weeks have been flying past, and suddenly we’re into our last week at The Children’s House before our Christmas holidays! Early in the week each class will be putting on a little show with some songs and poems that we’ve learnt since September, on Thursday we’ll be having a visit from a very special jolly person…and then on Friday we’ll be finishing with a party!! Have a wonderful break everyone and we look forward to seeing you all again in January!

The classes’ Christmas plays/songs are as follows:

Monday: 9.30am class Christmas songs @ 11.30am

Monday: 1pm class Christmas songs @ 3pm

Tuesday: 9am class Christmas songs @ 11am

Tuesday: 1.15pm class Christmas songs @ 3.15pm

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

We wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas,
We wish you a merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.
Good tidings we bring, to you and your kin –
We wish you a merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!!

11th – 15th December

We will be continuing our theme of ‘Christmas Around the World’ this week, so remember to send us in/text us about your family’s customs at Christmas time, and we can share it with your child at circle time! We will be listening to how to say ‘Merry Christmas’ in all the different  languages that are represented in the classes (Arabic, Mandarin, German, Greek, Hindi, Irish, Polish, Romanian, Scottish, Spanish, Afrikaans, English – depending on the class!!), doing Christmas yoga, making Christmas stars & a Christmas tree cutting activity, and at the end of the week we will be having a fun time doing reindeer themed gross motor activities – it’s safe to say we’ve fully embraced the Christmas spirit!

We would like to ask if you could give your child €1 to bring into school, as every year we talk about how much we have to be thankful for and then give a gift to charity, and this year we will again be making a donation to Barnardos Children’s Charity to support vulnerable children in Ireland this Christmas.

When Santa got stuck in the Chimney

When Santa got stuck in the chimney,
He began to shout:
‘You girls & boys won’t get any toys,
If you don’t pull me out –
There’s soot on my back, my beard is black,
My nose is tickly too!’
When Santa got stuck in the chimney,
ACHOO, ACHOO, ACHOO!!

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

We wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas,
We wish you a merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.
Good tidings we bring, to you and your kin –
We wish you a merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!!

 

4th – 8th December

This week at The Children’s House we will be continuing our theme of ‘Christmas Around the World’, and talking to children about how they will be celebrating Christmas at their homes, taking into account any customs from different countries that may be practised at this time of year. Please be sure to let us know if you would be interested in coming in and telling us about your own Christmas celebrations! We will be making flags to denote different nationalities in the classrooms, and later in the week will be doing some seasonal crafts.

In addition, we will be decorating the classrooms this week and doing some seasonal Montessori activities such as putting cloves into oranges, the life cycle of the Christmas tree, etc – and generally getting into the festive spirit!

Jingle Bells

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride on a one horse open sleigh – hey!
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh!

Dashing through the snow, in a one horse open sleigh,
O’er the fields we go, laughing all the way – ha ha ha,
Bells on bobtail ring, making spirits bright,
Oh what fun it is to sing a sleighing song tonight!

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride on a one horse open sleigh – hey!
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh!

5 Yummy Gingerbread

Five yummy gingerbread sitting on a plate,
The 1st one said “Boy, we smell so great!”
The 2nd one said “There’s a chill in the air,”
The 3rd one said “I see hungry children everywhere!”
The 4th one said “I think we’d better run!”
The 5th one said “Here the children come!”
Then the children each grabbed one and with a MUNCH CRUNCH MUNCH,
The five yummmy gingerbread rolled all turned into lunch!

November photos!