Happy Valentine’s Day!!! We hope all of you had a great January! We are more than half way through the school year and there is so much more fun to be had! We enjoyed exploring different books by the author Jan Brett, learning about winter animals and making and erupting a volcano in January. We enjoyed reading so many great books and creating so many great works of art. We think the children especially enjoyed playing in our “fake snow” in the water table! Our class celebrated three of the children’s birthdays in January on the 30th with a birthday bash! The children had fun decorating birthday crowns and eating funfetti cupcakes!!!
During February we will focus on the letters of the Alphabet, focusing on one letter each day. We will also be introducing the “ME” Bag this month. We have learned that the children enjoy participating in show and tell and are always asking to share special home toys with extended day.
The ME Bag will give each child the opportunity to collect things from home to bring in and share. Each day a child will be sent home with the ME Bag and is allowed to bring in three (3) special items the following day. We ask that one of the items begin with the letter of the day, for instance if the letter is “A” they could bring in their favorite “Astronaut.” We are excited to see what special things each child chooses!
With the arrival of the letter “F” we will begin to read “Flat Stanley” a chapter book about a boy who gets flattened by a billboard and then is able to go on adventures through the mail. The children will create their own Flat Stanley’s and have the opportunity to take them on an adventure during February vacation. A follow-up letter will go out explaining what to do with your child’s Flat Stanley!
On February 15th we will be celebrating 100 days of extended day by creating works of art using 100 cheerios!!
Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni
How many Jelly Beans? By Andrea Menotti
Marshmallow Kisses by Linda Crotta Brennan
The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle
Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss
A couple of reminders this month…
* Please sign your child out EVERYDAY!
* Please make sure your child has appropriate clothing to go out and play in the snow! Warm Jacket, Hat, Waterproof Gloves...
* No School February 18-22nd
· February 8th Birthday Bash
Please contact a HEDP should you child have allergies so we can make proper snack arrangements or learn if you will be packing your child’s snack the day.
Gallon Sized re-sealable plastic bags (Ziploc)
Paper towel rolls