Preschool February Newsletter

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What a blessing it was at the end of January to get outside.  Running, jumping in the fresh air is so helpful in getting our bodies and brains ready for learning.  I know it is only February and we are still in the season of Winter but we will take outdoor playing weather any day we can get it.

Our letters in February will be Oo and Pp.  We will be doing experiments, art projects and videos as we learn about the Ocean and the animals who live there.  We will also be playing several games to understand opposites.  You will also notice a few more pencil-to-paper worksheets coming home.  I am beginning to introduce these to the children.  They are eager to give their best efforts.  We are also working on cutting with scissors–mostly snips and sometimes following a line.

For letter Pp we will be mixing colors to make pink and purple.  We will also wear our pajamas to school and eat pancakes!!!  It is one of our favorite days.  We will learn about Presidents’ Lincoln and Washington with stories and songs.  Our Valentine Party will be on Thursday, February 12th and each student will bring a valentine to deliver to their friends.  We will enjoy decorating cookies for our snack.

As we head into March and before Spring Break we will do letters Qq and Rr.  Decorating a square for our friendship quilt will be part of our activities along with making cherry tarts for the Queen of Hearts.  Rodeo Day is when we all wear western, square dance and eat cowboy packets for snack.  Happy Bear will be here to teach us about personal safety.

The time is flying by so fast and the children are growing so much, learning so many things and becoming so independent.  It is a joy to watch and to play a part in their development.

Happy Birthday in February to Liam and Happy Birthday in March to Emmett.

Ms. Becky

Ms. Jennifer’s Classes

Happy February!  It’s been wonderful reconnecting after the holidays and the children are really enjoying playing with their buddies.  It’s a privilege to watch their growth and development.  We’ve been continuing our letter journey and will focus on the letters Oo and Pp this month.  The children are having fun recognizing their last names and the last names of their peers.  Thanks for reinforcing this at home. Some of our fun activities this month will include learning about ocean creatures, painting hearts, making Valentine cards for our parents, learning about penguins and making pink pigs.  On February 12th we will celebrate Valentine’s Day.  The children may bring a card for each friend in class (9 for am/pm classes).  The children will be making ice cream sundaes for snack.

We continue to practice fine and gross motor skills and the children are getting quite good at doing things for themselves J  On February 28th we will enjoy Pajama Day.  The children may wear their pjs to class and we will make pancakes for snack with Ms. Becky’s class.  This is always a fun and memorable day for the kiddos.

Enjoy the time with your children.  It’s such a blessing to be with them each Tuesday and Thursday!  I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

Ms. Jennifer