Thursday & Friday, February 22nd & 23rd
Wear your warmest pajamas to school on Thursday and Friday, February 22 and 23! It’s the end of our “To Infinity and Beyond” theme, so on these two days we’ll have so much fun playing in our pajamas!
Perhaps we’ll enjoy some out-of-this-world movies (Toy Story with Buzz? Or WALL-E… Lilo & Stitch?); and we can turn off the lights and star-gaze (on the ceiling)… all in our pajamas! Please keep in mind the weather and layer appropriately if needed. Also, please leave the slippers at home so that we can play safely at school!
Hurricane Relief… because being kinder works.
Thanks to YOUR thoughtfulness and generosity, we collected a total of $4,210.24 and sent water, diapers, wipes, batteries and more to the distressed U.S. V. I. (some areas still don’t have electricity as we write this… which means no running water among other things…)! It was interesting to witness how difficult it was to get all of the donations delivered! We were able to piggy-back with a local church that was sending a container to the islands. They finally got it to port and into the right hands.
THANK YOU from many island people for your help!
Preschool/Kindergarten SEL (“EQ”) Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, February 15th & 16th
“Reach for the Stars!”
Coordinating with our To Infinity and Beyond theme, we’d like to invite our children to consider their own potential by asking each child, “What would you like to be… or do… when you grow up?” We want to encourage our children to dream big, and aspire to reach for the stars!
Maybe your little one will take inspiration from some of our lessons, and want to write books like Dr. Seuss, or create music like Tchaikovsky, or paint like O’Keefe… or maybe he or she will be influenced by daily interactions with mom, or dad… and become a nurse, a scientist, or a teacher…
Please talk to your child about what he or she would like to be, or do, in the future. Ask for a picture, write a story, or select some sort of prop to help your child complete the sentence, “When I grow up…” Our children will reach for the stars as they listen to each other, and share their own dreams.
Valentine’s Day Celebrations
Tuesday & Wednesday, February 13th & 14th
Valentine’s Day provides an “EQ” opportunity to express appreciation for the friends and family that we love. On February 13th and 14th, we will enjoy Valentine’s Day stories and songs of love, dancing with our friends, and special valentine-themed arts and crafts!
To participate in the Valentine’s Day card exchange, please send in 36 cards for Preschool/Kindergarten, or 24 cards for Toddlers, signed with only your child’s name. (Please do not address cards to specific children so that your child can hand out his/her own cards. Sun Bears will be asked to address their Valentines as a homework assignment.) Please send the cards in a bag labeled with your child’s name, and give the bag to your child’s teacher. Thank you!
Our February Theme:
To Infinity and Beyond
There’s no place like space, the final frontier! As we turn our eyes skyward, we will consider the sun and the moon and how we count the hours, days, months, and years. Looking deeper, we wonder about the planets and stars, and their mysterious names will reveal myths & heroes. We can think about rocket ships, pretend we are astronauts, and fantasize about aliens!
Experiments with gravity and propulsion will fuel our imaginations, ideas about speed & moving through space can give us a new perspective about exercise in gym class, whereas music inspired by the planets will fill our heads with beautiful images. From paintings such as “Starry, Starry Night” to stories like “In the Night Kitchen,” there is a whole universe of things to do and learn. This theme is just out of this world!
We’ll have our annual Pajama Days and watch out-of-this-world movies, stargaze, and enjoy other special activities this month, too.
And, of course, we will give a nod to Valentines’ Celebrations with days dedicated to loving and kindness in our relationships.
Our February calendar is below. Click on the image for a printable PDF!