February 8, 2016

Penguins and Valentine's Day Fun

This week, we will continue learning about penguins. We have talked about where penguins live, what they eat, and their life cycle, but by far the student's favorite thing to do is act out the ways that penguins move their bodies!

We will also incorporate Valentine's Day, hearts, and kindness into lessons the students will LOVE!

Important Info about Valentine's Day:

1. Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday this year, so we will celebrate on the Friday before (Feb 12)

2. Valentine's Day is NOT a school party day, which means the Valentines your child passes out need to be non-food (no candy or other food items)

3. Non-food goodies ARE allowed. Some parents send pencils, crayons, notepads, party favor toys, etc.

4. This year, we will not be making the boxes in the classroom. Instead, we are asking that you work with your child to create a Valentine box. Helpful hint: in the past, students have had many Valentines which were bigger than the traditional slit in the top of a box, so I would recommend a larger box with an opening at least the size of your child's hand. I am including some sample pictures and please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have about this activity.

5. The list of students can be found on our website. I would encourage you to have your children practice writing their name on the Valentines.

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Questions & Answers

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This week's question: Since Valentine's Day is not a school party day, when will the next class party be?

Answer: Our next party day will be for Fiesta Week and will be 4/21/16.

Important Dates

February 10: Class Group Pictures- payment is due on picture day

February 11: Library Day

February 12: Class Valentine Exchange

February 12: Dad's Breakfast 7:00-7:45 am

February 12: Sports Day with Dad 8:00-9:00 am

February 15: President's Day (PPCD Holiday, ECC School Day)

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Happy Birthday, Elijah!!!

On Valentine's Day, Elijah will turn 5 years old! Elijah, we hope your birthday is super special!