Adventures In Learning Preschool – Orange

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Yellow Sunshines December News

Orange Preschool

Look what we learned last month!

In the month of November, the Yellow Sunshines talked about season’s changing, learned a little about 50’s music, talked about what is Thanksgiving and Fall Harvest.  The children made lots of creative art with fall colors.  Working with fall colors helped the children recognize the colors in a fun messy way.  For example, they paint records, leaves, turkeys, colorful head bands, collage of leaves from our homes.

The Yellow Sunshines collaged squares and ovals.  The Sunshines traced lines on leaves and turkeys, and our letters of the week.  In a group activity, we counted objects like small blocks one through seven.  The children loved all the colors of the leaves in the fall, how fun it is to crunch them, and try to trace them.  We had fun talking about who is in your family, what we are thankful for.  For example, the children said they were thankful for their mom, dad, and toys.  The children had fun making pudding in a bag, loved the cupcakes and cookies they helped mix to bake.  The classrooms and homes were decorated with fall Harvest art.  At the end of the month, we had our Fall family Feast.   


What we will learn this month…

For the month of December, the Yellow Sunshines will be talking about winter fun and celebrations and families.  The children will be creative painting with holiday colors, making snowmen, and ice painting.  Holiday art will fill the classroom and their homes.  For example, bells, menorahs, reindeers, stockings, and ornaments.  The children be discovering all the fun things we can do for winter fun celebrations.  The Sunshines will continue to work with our letters by collaging and tracing them to help the children remember them.  Finally, we will end the month with our Holiday Party when Santa comes to Adventures In Learning to see the children and have a book exchange.


  • My Family
  • Winter Fun and Celebrations

Language & Literacy:

  • Recognize and naming body parts
  • Listen to and follow 1-2 step directions
  • Letters J, K, L, M, N
  • Nursery Rhymes:
  • Higglety, Pigglety Pop
  • Jack Sprat

Social & Emotional Skills:

  • Cooperation
  • Awareness of Others

Cognitive & Mathematical Skills:

  • Counting 1-10
  • Sorting and Matching

Science & Social Studies:

  • Sound
  • Taste
  • Texture/Touch
  • Smell
  • Dumping and Pouring

Large & Small Motor Skills:

  • Pedaling a tricycle
  • Easel Painting



Welcome to the Sunshines Ms. Diana!  We are excited to have Ms. Diana with us now every day, all day!

Welcome to the new Sunshines: Kenzo, Mateo, Matthew, Bella, Jayden, and Chloe.

All the Sunshines are doing a great job at sharing and cleaning up after themselves.

They can also recognize all their shapes, most of their colors, and all the children are all doing a great job on their counting.




  1. Special thanks to all the parents that came to have lunch with their children for the Fall Feast.

    Thank you to all the parents that brought food.





    Please purchase 2 paperback books that can be handed out to either a boy or a girl and wrapped with no name for a book exchange with Santa.  Your child may not receive the books you bring in.  Please have the books at school by Friday, 12/12/14 in order to participate.

    It is getting colder, please send a jacket and label it.


    Book Club – Our Favorites…

    I'm Snow, That's Not Santa, Jingle Bugs, The Biggest Tree Ever, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Santa's Toys, ABC for Christmas, The penguin who wanted to be different, 50 Below Zero, A Kwanza Miracle, This is the Dreidel, etc.


    Dates to Remember

    Santa will be here on Friday, 12/19/14 at 9:15 AM. We will be having a book exchange, so please provide 2 paperback books wrapped by 12/12/14. 

    Friday, 12/19/14 we will have a pot-luck lunch. Sign-up sheets will go out 1 week prior.

    We will be closed:

    -Thursday, 12/25 and Friday, 12/26/14

    -Thursday, 1/1/15

    We will Close at 3 PM on Wednesday, 12/24/14 and Wednesday, 12/31/14.

    January Lunch Orders are due December 16th. 

    No lunch Service 12/29/14 through 1/2/15.  You must provide your child a lunch.  Cater Tots will be closed.