February, 2016

Courtney Owens

Themes of the Week (in addition to Montessori Work Time)

2/1: Farm Animals

  • The children will learn about different farm animals
  • The children will discover all of the products that come from farm animals
  • The children will understand all of the responsibilities of a farmer


2/8: Pets/Valentine’s Day

  • The children will learn about a variety of pets
  • The children will learn about caring for a pet
  • We will discuss the differences and similarities between different pets


2/15: Presidents

  • The children will learn how Washington was a great man, the father of our country, who led in war and peace
  • The children will discover that Abraham Lincoln is on the penny
  • The children will talk about what life is like for the Obama family in the White House


2/22: Dental Health

  • The children will practice teeth brushing using an egg soaked in tea
  • The children will see how a little hole in your teeth can get pretty unpleasant on the inside by watching how a hole in an apple rots. Having a regular checkup with dentist and teeth cleaning is essential to maintain healthy teeth and avoid discolored teeth.
  • The children will talk about what foods are good and bad for their teeth


Letters of the week

2/1: Qq

2/8: Rr

2/15: Ss

2/22: Tt


Things to do at home this month to reinforce our themes:

  • Take a trip to a local farm!
  • Allow your child to help care for your pet.
  • Take a trip to McKinley Presidential Library & Museum.
  • Take your child to watch you get a dental checkup.
  • Find objects around the house that start with the letter of the week!

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