February is a short but busy month! The first week of February will focus on shadows in celebration of Ground Hog Day! Our classes will play shadow tag during gross motor, shadow picture will refine cognitive thinking, and the game “Ground Hog What do You See?” will enhance our literacy and cognitive skills. Science will be explored Dramatic play will become a post office. Sweet valentines will be sent and delivered to allow an opportunity to explore creative writing and cooperation. During February we will also focus on friendships and how special we are as an individual. We will share friendship bracelets, a friendship salad, and graph our likes and dislikes. The following book “I Like ME”, “I Love You Stinky Face”, and “What Brothers/Sister Do Best” will assists us in having an understanding of how important we are!
We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Fri. Feb. 14. In celebration we will bake cookies, decorate them, and eat them up. We are asking our parents to supply the items for their child’s classroom. If you are able to provide an item please sign up and bring all items by Thurs. Feb. 13. If you are bringing Valentine cards please sign your child’s name and bring one card for each child.
Please bring in extra clothes for your child. All children need to have an extra set of pants, shirt, underwear, and socks. These items must be available daily.
We have a no personal belonging policy in our parent packets. We are asking our parents to abide by this policy by not allowing your children to bring toys from home. Our classrooms are designed to teach and develop the students through the learning centers. Outside toys interfere with the learning process.
As a reminder we will go outside as long as the temperature is between 20 – 90 degrees this temperature will include wind chill. Please dress your child appropriately.
Family Night will be a take home activity. We will send home a construction paper heart with some art supplies. We ask that you decorate your heart and return it to your child’s teacher by Mon. Feb. 18. All hearts will be displayed in the front lobby. You may use the materials we have provided or anything from home. Happy Creativity!