This week was full of holiday preparations and celebrations! We enjoyed talking about Santa Claus and presents, and we began our exploration of family with our ongoing family graph project. We hung ornaments on the Christmas tree, we made a menorah for Hanukkah, and we even got to see Santa and have a dance party with family and friends. Don't forget the delicious food, too! This week really brought the 2B class together. They know about each other and each other's families now more than ever. Today, Sloane told Oliver "I saw your brother, Maxie." Oliver said, "Yeah, he came last night." Friendships and connections are blossoming along with a sense of empathy and a desire to share and play together. Let's see this spirit grow with the coming semester as we continue to learn more about our own and each other's families.