February 2019 Newsletter
4 – Enrollment opened to public
8 – Friday – Make Up Day
13 & 14 – Valentine’s Day Celebration
18 – Weidner Center Field Trip
19 – Snowball Dance
Valentine’s Day Celebration: Please do not bring candy or food for the Valentine’s exchange, but friends are welcome to bring cards or small gifts. For cards, please fill in From but not To (this makes it easier to pass out Valentine’s for our friends).
- Duck Class – 5 students 2 teachers
- Bunny Class -7 students 2 teachers
- Frog Class – 11 students 2 teachers
- Hedgehog Class – 8 students 2 teachers
- Turtle Class – 8 students 2 teachers
- Friday only -1 student 1 teacher
Weidner Center Field Trip: Forms have already gone home for the Rainbow Fish performance at the Weidner Center. There are a limited amount of tickets, and they must be paid for in advance, so be sure to return your forms and payments by the date listed on the form.
Snowball Dance: Please join us for a night full of dancing, music and family fun. The event starts at 6 PM in Pilgrim Hall (upstairs).
The Frog friends have been staying warm this January! We have been having a blast playing in our dramatic play area. The bunnies and frogs have created two different winter scenes to play in. We have been learning about hibernation, migration and winter animals.
Our friends painted two different boxes to create a hibernation cave and an igloo! We have read many books and created multiple crafts that are displayed in the hallway outside our room that correlate with our winter themes! Our frogs have really improved on writing/tracing their names on their own.
One of the goals for our classroom is being able to pour our own milk or water at snack along with serving ourselves the fruit/vegetables and crackers. Our friends have really been working hard on this skill!
In the month of February we plan to focus on feelings/emotions and Valentine’s Day. Our dramatic play area will transform into a post office. We will use our writing skills to write letters to one another and learn how to send mail.
Thank you frog families for continuing to bring all the snow gear and extra clothes!
The colder temperatures have pushed us indoors for our outdoor playtime. When this happens we use the large room upstairs in the church. We bring riding toys, balls, parachute, and whatever else we find in the gross motor closet! The bunnies adapt to this change well and really enjoy the riding toys and parachute. We put the balls on the parachute and yell “Popcorn!” while we shake the parachute up and down until all the balls come off. When we are all done playing that game the parachute is often fashioned in to a fort by placing it over one of the tables.
The ducks had a super January because we started taking the duck bag home. It’s so exciting when we get a turn to host the duck! We also have made it half way through the alphabet! We love coming up with words that start with our letter of the week. It all leads to us starting to read some words off of the message board every morning!
We will be celebrating two birthdays in February. This is an exciting time for our friends and they are welcome to bring a new or used book for us to expand our school library.
We also have three special occasions this month. Valentine’s Day, our trip to the Weidner Center and the school dance. Such an exciting month ahead.
We still love our “will it work Wednesday’s” and during S week, we will do science all week! We will make sure we don’t blow up the school!
As always you are welcome in the classroom anytime.