It's Almost Time...

Our Christmas program is tomorrow, December 20th, at 9:15.  We can't wait to sing all of our Christmas songs for you!




We've had a busy month getting ready for the Christmas holidays.  Merry Christmas to each of our families.  Thank you for all of your support during 2013.










Christmas Program Songs

Below are all of the songs that the whole school will be singing in the Christmas program.  You might have heard your child singing parts of these songs at home and wanted to sing along.  We're practicing a lot at school and we hope you'll join us on Friday, December 20th, at 9:15 in the Sanctuary.



Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
 Twinkle, twinkle little star   (Hold up hands and open/shut fingers.)
 How I wonder what you are  (Hold hands to the side as if asking a question.)
Up above the world so high  (Point up.)
Like a diamond in the sky   (Make a diamond with hands.)

Twinkle twinkle little star    (same as above)
How I wonder what you are   (same as above)  


Mary Had a Baby Boy (tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb)  (Pretend to hold baby Jesus and rock him.)
Mary had a baby boy, baby boy, baby boy.
Mary had a baby boyAnd his name was Jesus. 

 Little Baby in the Manger   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1G6yQq29tI
Little baby in the manger,  (Pretend to hold baby Jesus.)
I love you.    (Cross arms over chest.)
Lying there to earth a stranger,  (Hold arms out in front.)
I love you.   (Cross arms over chest.)
Wise men saw the star and answered,  (Point up in the air.)
“I love you.”   (Cross arms over chest.)
Shepherds heard the angels singing,  (Cup hand to ear.)
“I love you”  (Cross arms over chest.)

  Go Tell It On The Mountain (2Xs)
Go, tell it on the mountain   (Hold hands up like a mountain.)
Over the hills and everywhere   (Make bumpy hills with hands.)
Go, tell it on the mountain     (Hold hands up like a mountain.)
That Jesus Christ is born  

Knock, Knock, Knock Went Joseph
Knock, knock, knock, went Joseph at the inn in Bethlehem.  (Pretend to knock on a door)
Can you shelter a family and be a big help to them?   (Hold hands to the side as if asking a question.)
"No room, no room," said the man in Bethlehem.   (Shake one finger back and forth slowly.)
"No room, no room," said the man in Bethlehem.    (Shake one finger back and forth slowly.)

Knock, knock, knock, went Joseph at the stable door so bright.  (Pretend to knock on door.)
Can you shelter a family, for Christ will be born tonight?  (Hold hands to the side as if asking a question.)
"Come in, come in,"said the beasts of Bethlehem.     (Make a welcoming gesture with hands.)
Come in, come in,"said the beasts of Bethlehem.      (Make a welcoming gesture with hands.)


We also invite the audience to join us in singing the refrain to  We Wish You a Merry Christmas at the end of the program.

We wish you a Merry Christmas.
We wish you a Merry Christmas 
And a Happy New Year!

Welcome December!

Our halls are filled with the sounds of Christmas carols and the smells of Christmas treats.  We're making lots of ornaments and other Christmas surprises and getting ready for our Christmas program on Friday, December 20.  We hope you can  join us!


















Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you to everyone who helped to make our Thanksgiving program a success!























Our Thanksgiving Songs

You might have heard your children singing some of the songs from our upcoming Thanksgiving program.  Our 3s and 4s perform all of the songs while our 2s join us on the altar for the last two.   We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, November 26,  in the Sanctuary.  The program begins at 9:15.  You're invited to join us after the program for some light refreshments in Fellowship Hall.  Children are dismissed with their families following the program.



If you'd like to practice along with your child, the words to our songs are below!

Salute the Flag
Salute the flag,
The grand old flag
With colors red, white and blue
It stands for truth and liberty
This flag is waving for you!
Salute!


Strut Mr. Turkey (Sing twice)
Who’s that sitting there looking mighty perky
Looks like it might be old Mr. Turkey
Strut Mr. Turkey
That’s a fancy way to walk!
Strut Mr. Turkey
That’s a fancy way to walk!


You Are My Sunshine
You are my sunshine
My only sunshine.
You make me happy
When skies are grey.
You'll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don't take my sunshine away


Love Somebody
Love somebody
Yes I do!
Love somebody
Yes I do!
Love somebody
Yes I do!
Love somebody
And I’ll tell you who--YOU!


Things I’m Thankful For

(chorus)
There are many things I am thankful for. (many: make fists, then open) (thankful: open hands to mouth, then out in front)
I can find them near and far.(Hold one hand out an move the other close to the body, then farther away.)
There are many things I am thankful for,
Let me tell you what they are (point finger)

I’m thankful for the earth- hands above head making circle
I’m thankful for the sea- move hands like waves
I’m thankful for my friends- link index fingers together
And I’m thankful to be me- hand on heart
(chorus)

I’m thankful for the sun- fist above head, then open fist like sunshine rays
I’m thankful for each tree- left elbow sits on right hand straight up, with open left hand waving
I’m thankful for my home- hands above head making point like a roof
And I’m thankful to be me - hand on heart
(chorus)

I’m thankful for my food- right hand fingers together (like picking something up)- put to mouth
I’m thankful to be free- this one is tricky- bring hands from belly out to side
I’m thankful for the stars- index fingers pointed in air (like popping bubbles)
And I’m thankful to be me.- hand on heart


Indians Like to Play (Sing twice)
Hi-ya-ya-ya
Hi-ya-ya-ya
Indians like to play!

Hi-ya-ya-ya
Hi-ya-ya-ya
Indian holiday!


Jesus Loves Me
Jesus loves me! this I know,
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong;
they are weak but He is strong.

Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

Many Things I Am Thankful For

We've been practicing for our Thanksgiving program on Tuesday, November 26, 9:15.  One of our favorite songs is Things I'm Thankful For.  You can find the lyrics and hear a clip at this link:   http://www.songsforteaching.com/happalmer/thingsimthankfulfor.htm




We've been working on Thanksgiving projects, talking about things that we're thankful for, and getting our costumes ready for the program.  

Talking about shapes before making our costumes

Thankful Trees

T is for Turkey

Thanksgiving thankfulness bracelets

Practicing our colors while making our bracelets




Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to our collection for Second Harvest.  This will continue through next Friday 11/22.