February will be a short month with an abundance of special events and learning. We will kick off the month with the letters "Ss" and "Tt" for subtracting and telling time. We will explore the life of sea turtles with the help of technology by connecting with the Monterey Aquarium in California. The first week will conclude with a presentation about presidents prepared by Teacher Chris. There will be fun facts to share and explore. During the week of the 10th we will go into more detail about life under the sea. This will include individual interest of the different types of ocean life that exist.
On the 13th we will enjoy Valentine's Day and fun with friends. Before you know it the 100th day will approach (depending on snow days). This event collaborates with our math skills and daily routine.
At the end of the month kindergarten will complete the alphabet and we will participate in a special "letter day" and join in on a variety of language arts enriching activities such as games, puzzles, and word searching. This is a big goal for kindergarten and we will embrace this accomplishment. From this point, we will move forward with learning more about reading and writing skills.
February will end with our concert at the Fredrick Douglass Christian School. This is an opportunity for collaboration and spiritual growth. With meaningful thoughts of February of love and caring for all, March will begin with the recognition of Dr. Seuss and his writings for children everywhere.
As Paul said, "All We Need Is Love."
In Gratitude,Teacher Kara
Feb 13: Kindergarten Valentine's Day – Bring Valentine's to school.Feb 14: No School.Feb 17: No School.Feb 20: The 100th Day - depending on snow days.Feb 27: Bus trip to FDCS. Bring lunch. Return at 1:00.Feb 28: Letter Day. Kindergarten completes the alphabet – ALSO......EVENING CONCERT AT FREDRICK DOUGLASS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL.
"The world's favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May."
(Edwin Way Teale)
This month begins as we finish up the excitement of International Week and continue with our study of butterflies and their life-cycle!
We will also be selecting and readying our work for the annual Clothesline Art Festival, and begin preparing for our Celebration of Friends Day event with Lower School. We will celebrate the season in song during our Spring Concert. In addition, we will continue with our exploration of plants and plant characteristics. Later in the month we will begin an in-depth ocean study and participate in Lower School Game Day. More information will be coming home about these exciting school events!
As always, if you have a question or concern during this month please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will try to respond as quickly as possible!
Highlight on the Quaker “SPICES”:
In keeping with the Quaker values of “Integrity” and “Community”, we will continue to work on peaceful problem-solving and discuss issues of truth and fairness as they relate to our interactions with self and others. We will also be involved in exciting school-wide projects, themes, and events that bring our community together as a fellowship of learners.
Reminders: Don’t forget the light outerwear and boots for mud or rainy days! Please practice tying shoelaces at home whenever possible to increase independence. Many students are proud to help their friends and demonstrate their new shoe-tying skills!
Dates to Remember:
International Week May 1st (school events)
International Week 2nd (school events)
One World Café 2nd (5:30-7:00 p.m.)
NO SCHOOL (in-service) 3rd
Celebration of Friends Day 7th (2:00 p.m.)
Clothesline Art Festival 7th (begins at 3:00 p.m.)
Community Cares 13th
Lower School Spring Concert 15th (K/1st at 6:00 p.m.)
Lower School Game Day 30th
Tr. Michele and Tr. Kara
Kindergarten Home-School Connection:
Don’t forget to make reading together a daily part of your lives! Try to read to and with your child every day. 15-10 minutes around bedtime makes for a cozy routine.
Other fun May activities:
1. Draw and write about your favorite country! (Japan, Sri Lanka, Turkey)
2. Hope from your kitchen to the front door. Count each hop aloud.
3. Write your first and last names.
4. Share a word of kindness with a family member or friend.
5. List as many words as you can that rhyme with “May”.
6. Name your favorite springtime sport or activity.
“I saw also that there was an ocean of darkness and death, but an infinite ocean of light and love, which flowed over the ocean of darkness.” (George Fox)
We foster a welcoming environment of diversity, where all are valued and respected as unique individuals.