Koala Classroom News

February, 2019, Newsletter

Hopefully everyone is staying warm and enjoying the “extra” family time due to all of our snow/cold days!  J  I feel like if we can get through February, we are in the home stretch until spring!  Our “Michigan Fun Lunch” will be rescheduled AGAIN to Wednesday, February 6th.

Book orders will be going out this month and will be due by February 11th.

We promise to keep the children engaged and having fun in school throughout these cold winter days.  Our focus shape this month will be the “heart” and the color will be “pink”.  We will continue to practice using scissors (right now it is one on one with Ms. Gail) and working on recognizing our names.

The first week of February we will be discussing dental health, taking care of our teeth, visiting the dentist and how eating healthy/unhealthy foods affect our teeth.

The week of the 11th our theme will be “Friendship/Love” week.  During this week we will be focusing on being a good friend and doing lots of activities with hearts.  On Tuesday, February 12th, we will be having a Valentine Sing a-long/Dance with the other childcare rooms in the gym.  If possible, please have your child wear red and/or pink on this day.

We have a Valentine Pizza Fun lunch scheduled for Thursday, February 14th.  If you would like your child to participate, please bring $1.00 to school by Tuesday, February 12th.

We will be exchanging Valentines on Thursday the 14th.  Please bring in Valentines from your child marked:  From:  (Your child’s name), To:  A friend.  There are a total of 10 children in the Koala room.  If Thursday is not a regular scheduled day for your child, please feel free to bring in Valentines from your child. They will be getting their Valentines on their next day of school.  Please remember that edible food items are not allowed as treats due to allergies.

The center will be closed due to mid-winter break on Monday, February 18th.  The theme for this week will be taking care of our pets.  Please bring in a picture(s) of your pet(s) during this week.

The last week of February will be Dr. Seuss week.  We will be reading various Dr. Seuss books and doing Dr. Seuss activities throughout the week.  The childcare instructors thought it would also be fun to do silly things throughout the week:

  • Monday – Hat day
  • Tuesday – Mismatch day
  • Wednesday – CLOSED for Professional Development
  • Thursday – Crazy socks day
  • Friday – Pajama Day

Have a great month and keep warm!

Ms. Gail, Ms. Joanne, Ms. Laura, Ms. Cari, Ms. Katie