February, 2012 Newsletter
We welcome Dominic, Michael, and Jacob to our Happy Days family this month!
We certainly packed in many wonderful events and activities into the first month of our new year! Hygienists from Ocean Pediatric Dental visited us at the start of the month and taught us about dental care. Children’s author Rachelle Burk came on the 18th and did a very exciting storytelling and dramatic retelling of stories with our kids. She talked about how she became an author and how using our imaginations help us to be creative and prolific. She inspired us to focus on authors Margaret Brown Wise and Eric Carle with the kids this month. We read many of their books and followed up with some great enrichment activities.
In January, Miss Laura’s class worked on arctic animals, winter sports, authors, and snowmen. We did many creative projects and activities based on these themes. Matthew, Landon, and Tommy were our Star Students. We celebrated Vincent’s birthday. We learned the letters Q, W, A, and X. We began writing our first and last names in our sign in pages. We also have been cooking up some wonderful recipes on Wednesdays. Miss Tiffany’s class worked on a mitten unit, polar animals, an author week, and snow/snowmen. We celebrated Aiden’s birthday. We learned the letters M, O, U, and N. Some of us are writing our own names on our papers!
In February, our themes of study will be groundhogs, hearts, Valentine’s Day/Family, and Presidents. In the afternoons, we will be learning all about the post office, a social studies and math unit on our community, a unit based on the nursery rhyme Jack and Jill, and math with Chicken Little.
We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Monday, February 13th and Tuesday, February 14th and notices have gone home about our parties. Our next Friday Night Babysitting will be Friday, March 9th. A sign up sheet will be going home shortly. Our spring fundraiser will be distributed in the near future. I will be bringing a children’s concert to Happy Days at the end of March with the proceeds from this program.
Summer camp and 2012-2013 preschool registration forms will be coming home towards the end of the week!