February has already started and we are so busy in our classroom! Ms. Nalph and Ms, Lee are starting to teach more lessons on the days they are with us and have really seemed to get to know the children pretty quickly. At this point in the term they are looking at different kinds of textures and how different substances mix together. We are excited to see where these ideas progress to as the semester moves along. We have also been very excited about dancing and moving our bodies in different ways, testing our different objects as the Lazy Susan spins, and reading!
We also have been enjoying the weather outside a little this winter. It has been fun to see the children experience snow, and try to walk around the playground in their snow pants! Just a reminder that we do go outside typically if the wind chill is above 20 degrees, so please make sure to bring the necessary outside gear. We know that this time of year colds and runny noses run rampant because we are stuck inside a lot, but just know if you feel your child is well enough to come to school, they should be able to participate in all parts of the day, including going outside.
February 14th is Valentine’s Day. Some parents have been asking if we do anything special in our room and we do not. If you would like to bring in Valentines that day we will make sure they are placed in each child’s cubby. We have 10 children scheduled each day and we do have allergies in our classroom so bubbles, playdough, etc. are preferred as opposed to chocolate or candy if you would like to do something. We are on Spring Break from February 27-March 3rd so the building will be closed that week.
The Scholastic Book Fair will be at the ECEC the week after Spring Break. Books of all kinds will be on sale – it will be exciting to see the front of our building transform into a bookstore!
As always, please do not hesitate if you have any questions, comments, or concerns! Have a great day!
Catie Stone & Becca Petee