JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2020 CURRICULUM
DEC.30-JAN.3 SEASON OF WINTER
Brrrr! The season of winter will be introduced to the children. How do we stay warm on cold days? What activities can we have fun doing on cold days? The kids will be taking a ride on the POLAR EXPRESS ON FRIDAY! Wear your pajamas and we will enjoy donuts and chocolate milk??
KIDS COUNT WILL BE CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1ST FOR NEW YEARS DAY
JAN.6- JAN.10: COLORS AND SHAPES
The children will be learning their primary colors and having fun creating secondary colors. The many shapes from circles, triangles, and spheres will be presented this week.
JAN. 13-17: ALL ABOUT MUSIC
IT IS OKAY TO MAKE NOISE!! A FAVORITE OF THE KIDS! The children need to bring any musical instrument they have at home to school this week. They will be introduced to a variety of instruments: guitars, drums, ukuleles, pianos, harmonicas, and recorders. They will listen to different types of music and try to tell what instrument is playing.
ANY PARENT OR GRANDPARENT THAT WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THEIR TALENTS WITH THE KIDS ARE WELCOME. TOUCH BASE WITH MS. SELINA TO SCHEDULE A TIME.
JAN. 20-24: THE FIVE SENSES
The children’s hearing along with their teacher’s was certainly put to the test last week! This week the kids will be tasting various items as well as smelling different scents. It is always interesting to see their faces! Different textures are always fun to explore, especially blind-folded.
Jan. 27-31: PHYSICAL FITNESS
Different types of exercise will be introduced this week. Calisthenics, gymnastics moves and their favorite yoga poses will be shown to the kids. Those taking yoga class with Ms. Lizzie will share what they have learned with their friends.
FEB. 3- 7: PERSONAL HYGIENE/MANNERS
This week the children will learn how to care for their bodies. February is Dental Hygiene Month therefore we will start with the proper way to brush their teeth. Good hygiene focusing on hand-washing will be practiced. Manners, manners, and more manners will be taught---yes mam, no mam, yes sir, and no sir. Please and thank you for starters!
FEB. 10-14: FRIENDS AND FEELINGS/VALENTINES DAY
It is Valentine’s week! We will be encouraging the children to express their feelings toward their friends in a kind and loving manner. Sharing with our friends and caring about their feelings will be discussed.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH WILL BE THE CLASS PARTIES. A SIGN- UP SHEET WILL BE IN EACH ROOM ON MONDAY. REMINDER: ONLY SIGN YOUR CHILD’S NAME ON THE CARDS AND SEND A BOX OR BAG FOR THEIR GOODIES
FEB. 17-21: MARDI GRAS
Louisiana is famous for our carn val season culminating with Mardi Gras Parades held all over the state. Kids Count has our own parades each year! Thursday, February 20th will be the Two’s Parade at 3:30. It is a family affair to make SHOEBOX FLOATS WITH AN ATTACHED PULL STRING. Friday, February 21st will be the Pre-k Parade at 3:30. It is always fun to see how creative our parents are decorating their WAGONS. PLEASE HAVE ALL FLOATS AND WAGONS TO SCHOOL THE MORNING OF YOUR CHILD’S PARADE.
FEB. 24-28: LOUISIANA BAYOU AND CULTURE
WE ARE CLOSED MONDAY, FEB. 24TH FOR IN-SERVICE TRAINING
WE ARE CLOSED TUESDAY, FEB.25TH FOR MARDI GRAS
The children will be presented with the wonderful things that make our state of Louisiana beautiful. The mossy bayous and swamps and Gulf of Mexico give Louisianans many opportunities to enjoy hobbies of fishing and sports on the water. Louisiana culture is rich in a variety of Cajun foods and music that will be discussed with the children.
Mar. 2-6: LOUISIANA BAYOU AND CULTURE CONTINUED