During the month of January, the “Minions” started working on accomplishing their goal of learning the names of all 50 States through learning the “50 States That Rhyme” song. The children also spent time being internet researchers by using their computer skills to learn about Massachussetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. They enthusiastically shared these new found facts with their friends during our daily meetings.
Throughout the month of Febuary, the children will continue to learn the remainder of the “States” song by learning a little bit more of the song every day. While working on the internet, the researchers have become more internet savvy and will continue to seek out facts about the remaining New England states.
Zoe spent Friday afternoons in January with the Minions the children participate in “Musical Fridays” where the chidren played interactive games that enhanced their ability to create and listen to beats and rhythms, move their bodies freely to the beat, and finally create art work influenced by the sound of music. “One Hit Wonder Crafts” with Zoe on Monday afternoons has been a wonderful treat for the children in the Minion classroom. Additionally, Zoe will visit the Minion classroom every Wednesday from 3:45-4:45pm for children who would like to participate a 4 week session of art classes. Our guest readers will continue to visit the Minion room on Tuesdays from 4:00-4:30p.m. as the children appear to be enjoying their time with our special guests.
A couple of reminders this month…
* Your child’s safety is one of our main priorities. To help us with this, please remember to sign your child out everyday. The sign out book will be located outside the cafeteria along with a board showing the location of the 1/2 Yellow class at that time.
Thursday, February 11th - Birthday Bash
Monday, February 15th - Friday, February 19th - Februrary vacation
Monday, February 29th - Leap Year party
Reusable shopping bags (Ikea is ideal)
Have a great month!
Ellie, Ben, & Zoe