Wow, January went fast! It was nice having small amounts of snow weather during January. I wish the groundhog had predicted that spring was on its way. We were tired of waiting for snow to play with because of the cold, so we put some in a big tub and brought it in to make a small snowman. The children enjoyed exploring with the snow too.
Last week we learned about shadows. The children enjoyed creating shadow puppets on the wall and exploring different ways to create a shadow with their hands. This month we are going to start our cultural studies on the continent of Australia and then we will begin learning about Asia. We will also discuss dinosaurs, black history, learn about tooth care, healthy habits and talk about caring for others.
Valentine’s Day Party
On February 14th we will have a Valentine’s Day party. The teachers are asking the children to bring 20 Valentines (one for each of the students in the class). We would like the children to sign their own name or if your child has not learned how to write his/her name you may write it for them on each card. Then, your child can try to write it under the one you wrote. They may also bring a bag of candy to pass out if they want. Please send the Valentines to school on February 14th. We will also play a few games on that day!
Miss Robin & Mrs. Quay
* We do go outside everyday if the temperature is above 32 degrees, so please dress your children in warm outside clothes including coats that fasten, hats, mittens and boots.
* Please let your child try to dress themselves and put on their own shoes at home to reinforce what we are working on in the classroom.