Here comes February! We have started out the day with counting to 100 and getting ready for our 100 Day Celebration happening next Friday. The kids are getting excited and can't wait. We have a lot of other activities planned for this month as well.
Many thanks to Becky Hart for volunteering to come in and help disinfect the entire school with me. We should be on the right side of getting all of these "sicky bugs" outta here. Please be vigilant with your children. If they sound crudy and seem to have green stuff coming out of their noses, I would highly suggest getting them checked out. We are working EXTRA hard at keeping things sanitized.
Some of the things that we will be working on are greater than and less than with numbers, counting to 100, subtraction and multiplication. In language we continue to work on letter formations with our handwriting books, story telling with our writing journals and building our phonetic words and sight words.
In the cultural areas we will be learning all about Chinese New Year and the celebrations around this holiday. With my time spent in Asia as a little girl, I love to share a part of what my family traditions were. On the science shelf we will be studying the Arctic polar region and the animals and its habitat.
We have a new family to welcome in the middle of the month. Also there is a day that the school will be closed this month, President's Day, We are looking forward to some warmer days to sped some more time outside on the playground. Please continue to bring winter weather gear for your children to stay warm outside. Even if there isn't any snow.
Feb 6- HAT DAY!!!!! Wear a CRAZY HAT for the day!!!
Feb 9- 100 Day Celebration!!!! We will be handing out a gallon zip lock bag for you to fill 100 of something in together as a family. The teachers will also be putting a "100 Snack Bowl" together of yummy snacks to enjoy that day.
Feb 14- VALENTINE'S DAY- please ask the number of students that you will need to get for valentine's day cards. On each card you will help your child write THEIR name. Each child will have a chance to deliver their cards to the boxes we will be making.
Feb 16- Chinese New Year Celebration- we will have some treats from Ming Du to try out and taste for a snack.
Feb 19- No School For President's Day!
Feb 23- Wear POLKA DOTS all over your clothes!!!!
Feb 28- POPCORN DAY!!!! One of our favorite days!!!!
Again if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask, call or stop me when you can. I am here for you and will be happy to help you the best way I can.
Happy New Year to you all!
We are happy to start 2018 in welcoming two families to our Stonebridge community.
Cold...Cold....Cold... We will be staying inside for indoor recess until the weather gets a little warmer. These temperatures are too risky for little children. We are having discussions about what the difference about cold weather is versus extreme cold weather and all parts of your skin should be covered.
This month we have some exciting units that will cover hibernation, migration and. We will be studying penguins and owls. We will also look at animals that leave their tracks in the snow. There will also be a week full of Jan Brett stories and art activities for the children to enjoy and learn. She is an amazing author and illustrator of children's books for many years. If you have a Jan Brett book, you are more than welcome to bring it in and share.
In math and language we continue to grow in our number counting and reading skills. The older friends are working with subtraction and estimating while the younger friends are working with patterns and symmetry. In the language area the older friends are identifying winter words and working on opposites and action words. The younger friends are learning more vocabulary around winter and weather words along with their letter sounds and recognition.
We have some fun days scheduled for the month. Their is crazy hair day, show & tell day, teddy bear day and another pajama day.
January 15- School Closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Again, if there are any questions or concerns please feel free to email, call or stop in. We are happy to see all your smiling faces.
Best wishes to all in the New Year!