Hard to believe, the first week of February is already over. We have had a smorgasbord of weather over the past week. We went from 20 inches of snow to 60 degree days, a groundhog predicting an early spring, and back to snow again… and the children are loving it all. They played in the snow; building a snowman and sledding, then took advantage of the warmer days and rain drops tickling their tongues. Children remind us that everyday is wonderful and to find the joy in every moment.
February brings a lot of fun events and activities. We began the month learning about Punxsutawney Phil and predicting whether he would see his shadow. Yay, he did not. Hopefully, that means an early Spring is on the way! We ended the week celebrating Super Bowl Sunday on Friday with a special snack and wearing our favorite team jersey-while also celebrating the 100th day of school!
Themes this month include: Puppy Love, Dental Health, Spring Training and Black History. Our Heritage theme will explore China in honor of the Chinese New Year, Year of the Monkey, this month.
We will have a Mardi Gras Parade on Tuesday, 2/9, complete with beads and masks.
A dentist will visit on Wednesday, 2/10, to teach us about dental health and we will follow up what we learn with activities and games later in the month.
We will celebrate Valentine’s Day in style with a school wide dance party and class luncheons on Friday, February 12. Come dressed to impress. To extend our month’s love theme to Puppy Love, we are hosting our annual Paws for A Cause Pet Drive to benefit local shelters. We will also have a Puppy Love themed bulletin board on display. Please send in a picture of your child with their favorite pet, real or pretend by February 12.
Baseball Spring Training begins 2/18 and the children will participate in baseball themed games and activities. They may come to school in their favorite team gear on 2/18.
Lastly, believe it or not, summer camp will be here before we know it. We have already begun planning our summer programs. Watch for camp enrollment information coming soon. We anticipate limited space in our camp groups, so don’t miss the fun, enroll early. We promise a Blockbuster summer!