Welcome to February! Since we are now experiencing winter, please send your student to school with full winter gear for outdoor play. Boots are a must if your child wishes to play in the snow and snow pants, hats and mittens keep your children warm and dry. Very few children can resist the opportunity to roll in snow!
Inside the classroom we are preparing for Valentine’s Day. We will be having a Valentine card exchange in the morning on Tuesday, February 14th. Each child is asked to bring a small valentine for each of the class members (9 minus themselves). Please have your student sign the cards (or “help” them if needed) but addressing them to each child is optional. If you wish to do so, please see the email containing the class list. Your student is to bring the cards to class the morning on the 14th. If your student will not be at school that day, he/she may bring them in on Monday. We will make sure that the cards will be passed out during the card exchange and that we collect their cards from the other students and save them for your child’s return. Tuesday morning we will decorate bags to collect Valentines in. Please note that we will not be having a party but will be discussing the origins and traditions of the holiday. This day provides everyone with the chance to let others know how much we care about them.
The days and year seem to be flying by. The students are really working hard. Many are doing regular sound lessons and beginning reading exercises. Our older students have started work on the decimal system. We have been focusing as a class on the world map, learning the names of the continents and some of the animals and famous places found on each. They are really enjoying geography and several have started learning the names of the territories in Australia.
One final note; there is no school on Friday, February 17 for a staff in-service day and Monday, February 20 for Presidents Day. Have a wonderful 4 day weekend with your children!
Peace, Ms. Melissé