January 3: School is back in session, see you soon!
January 12: Professional Development Day, no school
January 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, no school
January 19: PJ DAY at school!
Reminder: Drop off is from 9 to 9:15 am (please stay with your child until that time as the teachers are busy preparing the classroom for your child). Pick up is from 11:45 am to 12 pm for the morning class and from 2:45 to 3 pm for full day. We appreciate your efforts to be on time.
In January our circle time curriculum will include:
Mondays: Mondays we continue our study of artists. We begin by learning the parts of the camera and take a closer look at the work of Ansel Adams. The children will have an opportunity to practice some photography skills of their own. If your child would like to bring in any photographs they have taken we would love to see their work.
Tuesdays: Tuesdays will begin our study of winter. We will discuss what the plants, the animals, and the people are doing in this wonderful season.
Wednesdays: Wednesdays our continent study will take us to the beautiful region of South America. We will learn about the rainforest, and peek into the lives of our neighbors to the south. We would love to have anyone who has visited this continent come and share his or her experiences.
Thursdays: Thursday is our author of the month day, and this month is Jan Brett. We look forward to sharing her work and illustrations. Please feel free to bring in some of your favorite books by this author.
Fridays: Fridays are back to science with a study of fish. We start the month by learning the parts of a fish and progress into the different varieties of our aquatic friends. Learning to be respectful of all living things is also part of this curriculum.
New Years Resolutions For Children
• I will clean up my toys.
• I will brush my teeth twice a day.
5-12 year olds
• I will drink milk and water and limit soda and fruit drinks.
• I will find a sport or an activity (playing tag, jumping rope, dancing, riding my bike) that I like and do it at least three times a week.
• I’ll be nice to other kids. I’ll be friendly to kids who need friends, like someone who is shy or new to my school.
As with setting rules, it is a good idea to limit the amount of resolutions and keep them simple. Simple and concise resolutions are more attainable. Setting resolutions with children helps to teach them about goal-setting.
Another option for setting a New Year’s resolution is to make the resolution about bringing your family closer together. This is yet another opportunity to get the whole family working as one unit. Kids can help to create a list of resolutions. What better New Year’s resolution than one to strengthen your family ties?
***These suggestions are from the American Academy of Pediatrics***