Ms. Kristen’s February 2016 Monthly Overview

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

2/1: Transportation

-What is Transportation?
-Discuss trains and how they operate.
-Discuss airplanes and how they fly.
-Learning about buses and how they take us different places.
-Discuss boats and how they are able to float on the water.

2/8: Polar Pals/ Valentine’s Day

-Discussing Penguins – What they eat, where they live, etc.
-Learning about Polar Bears- Where they live, how they stay warm, etc.
-Discussing Beluga Whales- Where they live live, what they eat, etc.
-Discussing Seals-Where they live, how they stay warm, what they eat, etc.
-History of Valentine’s Day and Valentine’s activities.

2/15: Presidents

-Discussing Abraham Lincoln and his life.
-Learning about George Washington, the father of our nation.
-Learning about our current president, Barack Obama
-Learning about the American Flag, and what the different parts symbolize.
-Discussing the Pledge of Allegiance and what the words mean.

2/22 Dental Health

-Discuss Dental Health
-Lean what foods are healthy for our teeth.
-Learn the parts of the tooth.
-Why do we loose our baby teeth?
-Learn about the job of a dentist.

Letters of the Week: Try to find objects that begin with each letter wherever you go with your child.
2/2: Kk
2/9: Gg

Sight Words of the Week: Try to find each word in books as you read to your child.
2/1: Kid
2/8: Go

Things to do at Home this Month to reinforce our themes:

-Make Valentines together with your child. Have them sign their own name to the cards.
-Practice saying the Pledge of Allegiance with your child at home.
-Practice teeth brushing with your child. Make a healthy snack together as a family that will promote dental health.
-Practice the letter of the week with your child by playing “I Spy”. This is a great way to help them learn initial sounds. Remember to focus on the sound of the letter and not the name of the letter.

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