The children of Room 3 have been as busy as ever. Recently, we have been getting ready for the holidays by putting up and decorating a Christmas tree and writing letters to Santa. Hooray for literacy! Speaking of literacy, we have also been doing other fun activities to promote children’s interest and growth in this area such as table top salt writing, continued bookmaking, letters of my name bingo, as well as every day “free” writing. In addition to reading and writing activities, the children are of course engaged in much more with activities such as measuring and mixing potions, sorting on shape boards, making “ooblek” and “gak”, and building. Oh, how these kiddos love to build! It is astounding to see the creativity that comes from such young minds during these ventures as well as all of the others. We always want there to be independent growth and learning occurring. To see this happening daily is a truly inspirational thing. As always, thank you for taking the time to check us out here at St. Mary’s Child Center. From all of us here in Room 3, the rest of the Gilliate building, and our other locations, we wish you and yours the happiest of holidays!