Dec. 2-6 Taste of the Holidays
Dec. 9-13 Happy Holidays
Dec. 16-20 Happy Holidays
Dec. 23-Jan.3 Winter Break (no lesson plans)
Developing Number Recognition
Jack Be Nimble
Toddlers and Twos Themes:
Dec. 2-6 Ways of Transportation
Dec. 9-13 Christmas Preparation
Dec. 16-20 Gingerbread Village
Dec. 23-Jan.2 Christmas Around the World
The Muffin Man
Color of the Month:
Employee of the Month
The December EOM is Kelly Eichenberger.
Kelly has been part of our Panda team for 12 years. She is a graduate of Ben Davis High School and has earned her CDA (with renewal several times). Kelly loves making children laugh and smile. She contributes her love of teaching to her idol Walt Disney, who taught us all we never have to grow up.
Kelly has been in the field of early childhood for over 20 years. She knew she had been teaching for a long time when she met one of her former parents from a school she taught at in Greenwood while walking into Polly Panda. Kelly asked her how her daughter, Emma, was doing and she said she just graduated from IU. Kelly was stunned to find out one of her previous four-year-old’s was now a college graduate. After catching up for a few minutes, she shared with Kelly that Emma’s niece attends Polly Panda. Two years later Emma and Kelly were able to reconnect when Emma chaperoned a field trip with her niece. Emma brought pictures of her and Kelly together when she was in Kelly’s preschool class. Talk about a small world.
When Kelly is not telling stories, singing song’s and teaching her Jellyfish, she enjoys riding motorcycles with her husband, Mike, watching the Colts play and anything Mickey Mouse.
Please join us in congratulating Kelly on being the December EOM.