Welcome to the month of January!
Happy New year to all of our families! We hope you enjoyed the holidays with your family! This month we will be sending home our annual parent survey. Please take a minute to fill this out and return to the office. We appreciate and value your feedback!
Just a reminder to make sure your child wears weather appropriate clothing everyday for outside play! We appreciate your cooperation!
This month we are encouraging self-help skills, self-feeding finger foods for older infants and practicing with forks and spoons. Our younger infants will be practicing gross motor skills, sitting unsupported and getting up in crawling motion.
Classroom Special Events: We will be doing arts making a snowflake out of your babies’ feet! This will be a keepsake for you- each baby is unique as a snowflake!
Family Engagement: This month we are asking each family to bring a snack for your child and friends to share! Sharing is Caring!
Happy birthday to… Ms. Courtney 1/11 and Frankie Jay 1/13! Enjoy your day!
This month we will focus on science. The children will learn to plan for and carry out investigations and collect, evaluate and communicate information. We will also be doing some fun winter activities as the children gain appreciation for the creative arts.
Family Engagement: Pajama party and Pizza Party! No lunches needed!
Classroom Special Events: On Friday, January 19th, we will be having pajama day! Please bring in your favorite book to share with the classroom!
This month we will focus on social and emotional development as the children develop an awareness of themselves as an individual with unique thought, feelings and perspectives as they learn to recognize some body parts and ask them to point to them. We will also focus on physical health and motor development as the children work on self help skills and encourage them to drink from a regular cup with no spills.
Family Engagement: This month we will be working on the book The Mitten. We are asking you to make your own winter animal at home and bring back for us to display! We look forward to seeing all the unique art that comes back!
Classroom Special Events: No Special events this month.
Happy birthday to… Mia 1/13 and Ezio 1/20! Enjoy your day!
This month we will be learning about arctic animals and their habitat. We will also be learning about the snow. The children will be working on following two step directions; (first, throw away your trash, then put your cup in the refrigerator) This will help with their independence and self-help skills.
Family Engagement: This month we are asking you to bring in pictures of your child playing in the snow! We would like to display them in the classroom!
Classroom Special Events: No Special Events this month.
Happy birthday to… Eli 1/14! Enjoy your day!
This month we will work on social studies and science. We will be learning about the animals of the Polar Region and the contrast to those animals that hibernate. We will also add more focus on cognitive development and attention/inhibitory control where as we are working towards sustaining more attention to and completion of tasks.
Family Engagement: This month we will read and share with families “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats and ask that after families share together, they create a work of art telling us what you as a family like to do on a snowy day.
Classroom Special Events: No Special Events this month.
Happy birthday to… There are no birthdays this month, but we would like to wish all of our families a very Happy and Healthy New year!
This month we will be focusing on science skills. We will be learning about the changes to our environment during the winter season and doing some experiments with water and ice. We will also be learning about the water cycle. The children will learn to plan for and carry out investigations and to collect, evaluate and communicate information. The children will gain an appreciation for the creative arts as they work on some winter landscape art and interpreting what they see in the natural world around them.
Family Engagement: Progress reports will be completed by January 22nd. If you would like to receive a copy of your child’s progress report, please let Ms. Jessica know. We will also be having parent/teacher conferences at the end of the month. I would love to take some time to meet with every family and share the work in the children’s digital portfolios. Conference forms will be sent home later in the month.
Classroom Special Events: We do not have any special events planned this month but I would like to remind all of our families we will be going outside everyday, twice a day. Please make sure your child dresses appropriately.
Happy birthday: No birthdays this month, but we’d like to wish all our families a happy and healthy New Year!
This month we will focus on Literacy as the children work on noticing and discriminating the sounds of spoken language. We will also focus on alphabet knowledge as the children work on recognizing and identifying letters and make letter sound connections. “Both goals are critically important for children’s future academic and personal success”. RIELDS 2017
Family Engagement: Play various alphabet games with your child regularly. When in the car, play “I SPY” for different letters on store signs and road signs, and ask them to tell what sound each letter makes. This activity not only helps reinforce letter recognition, but it also makes use of the alphabet more meaningful to the child because they are relating to it in context.
Classroom Special Events: SNCA CLOSED 1/1. Happy New Year!
Here’s to another great month of learning and fun! Thank you for your continued help and support!