Miss Hilary's February Newsletter

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SPIRIT DAY/TUITION DUE: Feb. 2-3


VALENTINE'S PARTIES IN CLASS: Feb. 12-13

  • Please let your kiddo bring in 12 valentines to pass out to their friends. (11 valentines for their friends, and 1 for them.) To help the giving go more smoothly, please don’t write any friends' names on the valentines, but instead, write “From (your child).”


NO SCHOOL: Feb. 16 (President's Day)


NO PRESCHOOL: Feb. 19-20 (Parent Teacher Conferences)

  • SIGN UP HERE
  • I look forward to discussing your child's progress so far as well as helping you with your plans for Kindergarten. All conferences will be held during class time; thus, there will be no preschool those days. Sign up at the link above for your time.


IN MARCH:

  • KINDERGARTEN INFO NIGHT: Mar. 10 from 7-8 p.m. at the Schoolhouse
    BE SURE to attend. You'll find out all the pros and cons of public vs. private Kindergarten, registration info, and lots more! PUT IT ON YOUR CALENDAR NOW. Childcare will be available if needed, so bring your spouse. You do NOT want to miss this! :)
  • REGISTRATION OPEN FOR Summer Camp/Fall Preschool/Kindergarten: Mar. 9-20
    Registration packets will be handed out Mar. 9-10 and are due back by Mar. 20 to guarantee your child's spot. (Public can register April 1.) Please budget for registration fees: $20 for summer camp, $50 for preschool, or $100 for Kindergarten.
  • NO SCHOOL: Mar. 23-27 (Spring Break)

SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERING DEADLINE: SUNDAY, FEB. 8

CLICK TO ORDER and use our class code: HZGN7.

This book is just $1! Every time you place an order, your classroom gets a FREE book - thanks!

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Happy Birthday To:

Aleah: Feb. 10

Hailey: Feb. 22

Looking forward to February!

Hi Sunshine Parents!


Wow! January went by really fast! We had a fun month in our classroom and I'm seeing huge strides in all of the students' academic development! One of my favorite things about teaching is watching how proud the students are of themselves when they realize they are really understanding a new concept. I look forward to discussing each of your students and their progress with you at our Parent Teacher Conference!


As always, we have lots of exciting plans for February! We will start our first week with learning about Groundhog Day and beginning our preparations for Valentine's Day. We will also be exploring dental health concepts and learn about some famous artists this month. We will continue to work on writing our numbers and will play many games that will help us review the sounds of each alphabet letter. We will also continue to work on the "sh" and "ch" letter blends. We are starting to play some new games at the computer center that will help the students with rhyming and counting.


Over the course of the next week, I am asking that each student bring in an empty tissue box (square or rectangular) that they will decorate to use as their mailbox at our Valentine's Day party. I will also have the clip boards out this week at drop-off and pick-up for those parents who want to sign up to bring a treat for the class.


At the end of the month our class will be having a tea party (we'll have a different drink than tea though.) :) It will be on the 26th for T/Th and the 27th for MWF. If your child wants to dress up on those days that would be great! We won't do anything messy in their dress-up clothes! Some of the girls have asked if they can wear their plastic princess heels to the tea party and that is great as long as they bring another pair of shoes to wear when we play outside. Conversely, some of the boys have said they don't want to dress up and that is totally fine too!


I am so looking forward to another amazing month with your fantastic kids!


Miss Hilary

Handwriting Without Tears

They are working on their number books!
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Snow Play!

It's hard to believe we were playing in the snow at the beginning of the month with all of the sunshine we have had lately!
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Stone Soup

The kids had so much fun preparing and eating the stone soup in class!
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Table Time

Working on compound words and drawing each other pictures.
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Math Centers

We worked on using rulers, creating tangram patterns, and making towers of 37, 42, and 56 last month!
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Art

Making mittens and outdoor chalk art on the easel!
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Making Apple Juice

We had a great time making apple juice and tasting the different juice flavors that the different types of apples had.
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Singing Mat-Man

The kids all know the Mat-Man songs from our Handwriting Without Tears curriculum by heart at this point in the year! Ask them to sing one for you at home!
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