Fabulous February in Room B
Room B welcomed in the New Year with a countdown celebration using their countdown balls. The celebration continued as the children played the musical instruments, blew party horns and ate cupcakes.
The unit on winter began despite the warm temperatures outside. This month there were only two days of snow on the ground but the children enjoyed them while the snow lasted.
The GVNC paid a visit and retold Jan Brett’s story, THE MITTEN, with stuffed puppets and live animals. The children learned many interesting facts about the box turtle, the chinchilla and the screech owl that the instructor had brought with him. You know the show was terrific when the children sat quietly paying attention for a full 40 minutes!
This presentation led into a discussion of what people and animals do in the winter.
Next Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was discussed and the children heard about his dream that everyone be kind to one another. The children talked about how they are like a box of crayons both the same and different but when they come together they make a beautiful picture. They also looked at two eggs one white and one brown. They discussed similarities and differences and noted there were more similarities. When the eggs were cracked the children were surprised to see they looked the same on the inside. It was a good experiment that illustrated although we may look different on the outside; inside we are all the same.
The small country of Switzerland was the next unit of study. The children feasted on Swiss cheese, strudel and enjoyed chocolate fondue while learning about this beautiful, mountainous country.
After many days of rain a visit to Jumpers was a welcome day spent climbing, bouncing and sliding. Our month concluded with a visit from the Segal Puppet Co. who performed a show that was very entertaining and taught everyone what foods are good to eat to keep our teeth healthy. January was a busy month! Now everyone looks forward to the month of February. Will the groundhog predict an early spring? The children will continue discussing good dental hygiene as February is dental health month. It is also the month associated with hearts. Love will be in the air as they discuss how they can show their love to those around them. The children will be crafting valentines to bring home to give to the special people in their lives.
You’ll be hearing some new long words from Room B students as they will be studying dinosaurs that lived long ago. Our math and science readiness projects will relate to these giant prehistoric creatures.
Whew…what a full calendar! February promises to be fun!