JAN. 21-25 FIVE SENSES---HEARING, SIGHT, TASTE, TOUCH, AND SMELL
The children’s hearing along with their teachers 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. 28 - FEB.1 PHYSICAL FITNESS
Different types of exercise will be introduced this week. The kids will try yoga poses, along with calisthenics, and gymnastics moves. Please dress the kids in comfy clothes that they can move freely in and tennis shoes this week.
FEBRUARY 4-8: 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, no sir, please and thank you for starters!
FEBRUARY 11-15: FRIENDS AND FEELINGS/VALENTINES DAY
It is Valentine’s Week! We will be encouraging the children to express their feelings towards their friends in a kind and loving manner. Sharing with our friends and caring about their feelings will be discussed.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH WIL BE THE CLASS PARTIES
THE SIGN- UP SHEET FOR TREATS WILL BE POSTED IN EACH CLASSROOM.
REMINDER: ONLY SIGN YOUR CHILD’S NAME ON THE CARDS
SEND A BAG OR BOX FOR HIS/HER GOODIES
FEBRUARY 18-22: LOUISIANA BAYOU AND CULTURE
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.
FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 1: MARDI GRAS
Louisiana is famous for our Carnival season culminating with Mardi Gras Parades held all over the state. Kids Count has our own parade each year.
TWO YEAR OLD CLASSES--- SHOEBOX FLOATS WITH ATTACHED PULL STRING
PRE-K CLASS---DECORATED WAGONS
THEME THIS YEAR IS MYSTICAL MAGICAL MARDI GRAS
It is always fun to see how creative our parents and children can be. Make it a family affair!
Thursday, February 28th at 3:30 will be the Two’s Parade
Friday, March 1st at 3:30 will be the Pre-k Parade
PLEASE HAVE ALL FLOATS AND WAGONS AT SCHOOL BY NOON ON THE DAY OF YOUR PARADE. USE OUTSIDE STAIRS TO ENTER THE PLAYROOM!
KIDS COUNT IS CLOSED MONDAY, MARCH 4TH FOR IN-SERVICE TRAINING AND TUESDAY, MARCH 5TH FOR MARDI GRAS
MARCH 4-8: NO UNIT THIS WEEK
March 5 th for Mardi Gras Holiday!
Teacher’s choice for art work this week!
MARCH 11-15: RAIN, RAINBOWS, LUCK OF THE IRISH
We begin the week discovering where rain comes from, followed by how rainbows are formed and ending with pots of gold and the luck of the Irish. St. Patrick, Ireland, and the Irish will be discussed. Friday, March 15 th is dress your child in green day!
MARCH 18-22: SPRING SEASON
SPRING PICTURES MONDAY, MARCH 18 TH AT 730 UPSTAIRS PLAYROOM
Instructions to follow on payment made directly to Selina Atiyeh. Pictures will be ready for Easter giving!! We will focus on Mother Nature and the changes that take place as the seasons change. Books and pictures will be used to show the beauty of the changes. The Pre-k children have waited all winter for their bears to return from hibernation and they will come out this week!
MARCH 25-29: DR. SEUSS
We will celebrate Dr. Seuss this week! Born on March 2, 1904 and died on September 24, 1991. We will share with the children the legacy of books he left behind from the Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and Go, Dog, Go to name a few.