A Brand New Month!
A BRAND NEW Classroom!
Dates to Remember
February 6th Open House in Conjunction with SHINE and Inspired Dance
February 11th Class Valentines Party
February 25th Dentist Office Field Trip
A few pictures of the new classroom!
One quote I remember from college that stuck with me:
"Never do for a child what they can do for themselves."
I try to remember that in the classroom as well. When children learn a new skill or discover they can do something they didn't know they were capable of it really boosts their confidence and self-esteem. That's why I have my "try" rule. From opening a snack package to putting on shoes and coats, to cleaning up our own messes we are learning to take care of ourselves. It's coming along wonderfully! They are often surprised that they are so able.
Sometimes the walk to the playground is pretty chilly if the wind is blowing. Please be sure to send a warm coat even if they don't want to wear it to school. I offer many "power choices" during our time together. If they choose not to wear the warm coat to school perhaps they could choose to put it in their backpack in case THEY decide they need it later. :)
I am already seeing a lot of growth after just a month! I look forward to completing assessments this month to see where each child is in their development. Watch for parent/teacher conference dates next month as well.
Thank you for trusting me with your little ones!
The following pictures are of some other things we learned in January.