HEDP First Grade Community
With the cold month of January behind us, hopefully the rest of February will be a bit warmer. We have planned fun filled activities for the children that will help them learn about geography in preparation for school vacation week. We are very excited about reading Jeff Brown's book Flat Stanley.
We will continue to work on fulfilling the children's goals by learning about animals with this months featured animal being the groundhog and working on our writing and spelling skills. When we return from February vacation the children will have a chance to share stories from their vacations along with pictures and flat souvenirs, they will be able to use their imaginations to design a fantasy dream vacation.
Each week throughout the month of February, the children in the classroom have been focusing on friendship and had a chance to earn extra warm and fuzzies for kind acts observed by teachers. They have also posted kind acts that they observe on the “shout out” board in the hall. Last but not least, children they will have a chance to wear hats to show that they are putting a cap on unkind actions, turning their shirts around to say they are turning their back on unkind actions and learn what a good friend means. We will be continuing these activities into the month of March.
We understand that the weather has caused many challenges and delays. Your child's safety is our biggest concern. Please be aware of the conditions and send your child with the appropriate clothing as we go outdoors as much as possible. Boots, gloves, a hat and jacket is essential. We tend to spend 20-45 minutes outdoors on any given day. Your understanding and coooperation is appreciated! In addition, HEDP is aware of all the inturruptions in your child's schedule. Please contact Noelle should you have questions or concerns regarding attendance. Keep warm and be safe!
Dates to remember:
February 16th-20th - School vacation week
Wish list items:
Rainbow loom bands
Empty shoe boxes
White laundry bins
Thank you very much for all your support! We appreciate all that you do to make our classroom and warm and caring community! We look forward to learning about your family vacation through “Flat Stanley”.
Diana and Ellie