Thursday & Friday, February 21st & 22nd
You’re invited to a Pajama Party! Wear your warmest pajamas to school on Thursday and Friday, February 21st and 22nd, to celebrate “letter Pp week”!
(Please keep the weather in mind and layer appropriately if needed. Please leave your slippers, robes, blankies, and stuffed animals at home and wear regular shoes so that we can play safely at school.)
Kinder Works is closed on Monday, February 18th, for Presidents Day. Have a great weekend, everyone, and we’ll see you on Tuesday!
Valentine’s Day Celebrations
Wednesday & Thursday, February 13th & 14th
Valentine’s Day provides an “EQ” opportunity to express appreciation for the friends and family that we love. On February 13th and 14th, we will enjoy Valentine’s Day stories and songs of love, dancing with our friends, and special valentine-themed arts and crafts!
To participate in the Valentine’s Day card exchange, please send in 36 cards, signed with only your child’s name. (Please do not address cards to specific children so that your child can hand out his/her own cards. Sun Bears will be asked to address their Valentines as a homework assignment.) Please send the cards in a bag labeled with your child’s name, and give the bag to your child’s teacher. Thank you!
Our February EQ Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, February 7th & 8th
“Acts of Kindness”
This month’s Show & Tell is an exciting opportunity to celebrate the thoughtfulness and generosity that our Kinder Works children display each and every day! Please share an “Act of Kindness” that you witnessed your child do either at home or elsewhere by writing it inside a heart (hearts were sent home last week in your child’s mail file). Then, have/help your child cut-out, color, paint, and/or decorate the heart to make it “uniquely his/her own.”
We look forward to celebrating these “Acts of Kindness” during Show & Tell this month!
Our February Theme:
HEALTHY HEARTS: In Our Relationships & In Our Bodies
RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS this month! Help us catch Random Acts of Kindness with this month’s Show & Tell (February 7th & 8th); check your child’s mail file for a special heart to display! All month long, we’ll celebrate acts of kindness, big & small, that warm our hearts.
Lily Hardy Hammond wrote, “You don’t pay love back; you pay it forward.” The first half of this month is dedicated to “paying it forward” to everyone around us. We can do this with hearts & flowers, loving-kindness & thoughtfulness, and simply with hugs. This is a wonderful way to learn about ourselves and our relationships, an important EQ lesson. And of course, we will give a nod to Valentines’ Celebrations (February 13th & 14th) with days dedicated to loving and kindness in our relationships.
For the second half of the month, we will give the gift that keeps on giving to ourselves! We will learn how to take care of our HEALTHY HEARTS. We will explore health and fitness, body awareness and parts of the body. Exercise, plenty of rest and a good night’s sleep, a good diet, dental care, and fresh air are some of the ingredients we need for a healthy heart. A healthy heart keeps us going and growing!
Our February calendar is below. Click on the image for a printable PDF!
Please enjoy pictures of our Honey Bears in Creative Expression and Math & Science!
Please enjoy pictures of our Pandas in Gym & Music!
Please enjoy pictures of our Koalas in Math & Science!
KODAK Digital Still Camera
Please enjoy pictures of our Sun Bears in Language Arts!
Our January EQ Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, January 17th & 18th
“My Special Bedtime Routine…”
This month we travel to the cold, uniquely beautiful, northernmost regions of the Earth. Simple concepts like “nighttime” and “daytime” challenge our senses and our daily routines. For instance, in Barrow, Alaska, the sun doesn’t rise above the horizon during December and January, so it’s dark all the time except for a couple of hours every afternoon. Children adapt to playing outside and going to bed in the moonlight!
Engage in a discussion with your child about his/her special bedtime routine, then send your child to school ready to talk about it with his/her classmates. It could be a favorite song, storybook, bath toy, small pillow or blanket, night light, even a toothbrush!
Please note that your child’s Show & Tell must be able to fit into a small, plastic grocery bag and must be labeled with his/her name.