Monday, March 9, 2015

February Newsletter

February 2015 Newsletter

Happy Groundhog Day!
On Monday, we talked about Groundhog Day and how this furry, little critter can predict a long or short winter.  The children had to predict whether the groundhog had seen his shadow.

President’s Holidays
There will be no school on Monday, Feb 16th for President’s Day and Tuesday, Feb 17th for a Planning day. This month we will be discussing the role of our current president of the United States as we include the history of past presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  We will read Presidents’ Day by Anne Rockwell and George Washington , Our First President by Garnet Jackson.

100th Day of School
On Tuesday, February 11th, we will celebrate our 100th day of school we will do fun activities using the number 100!

Chinese New Year
We will celebrate Chinese New Year with our dragon parade on Feb 20th at 11:15 am, please join us in the hallway to see our parade.
Gung Xi Fat Choy! (Happy New Year)

Valentine’s Day Party!
On Friday, February 13th, we will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special snack and exchange Valentine cards.  We will have the children make one valentine in class to exchange at school on Valentine’s Day.   We will put all the children’s names in a basket.   Each child will choose a name of a classmate and give their valentine to that child.   We will use this as an opportunity to practice our manners.   We will have a treat to share at group time.  Anyone interested in providing this treat (strawberries or apples?), please let me know.

Parent Observations
February is a great time to come and observe your child in action in the classroom.

Parent –Teacher Conferences
Conferences will be held at the end of March or beginning of April , I will send you more information about signing up soon.

February finds us finishing our study of amphibians, Asia and the Solar System

Dates to Remember
Feb 20th -Chinese New Year Parade at 11:15 am
Feb 16th and 17th – No School

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