Curriculum themes for this month will be as follows:
*Reader’s Workshop: We have started reader’s workshop in
class. The children will be learning the
patterns that are in the books and paying special attention to the
pictures. They will learn that the
pictures can sometimes tell more of the story than just the words on the page.
*Writer’s Workshop: We have started writer’s workshop in class.
We will be focusing on writing a small moment.
This means that they take a big idea (Disneyland, weekend, school) and
choose only one part to write about.
This allows for them to expand and add detail to their stories. This also helps keep them focused on one
moment, which will help them in the later grades. We have also focused on how
to sound out our words and write down what we hear and leaving spaces between
We have been working on counting, writing our numbers to 20, and the
concept of addition and subtraction. We
have also been doing a lot of work on the numbers 11-20.
REMINDERS & UPDATES:
*100th Day of
School: We will be celebrating the
100th day of school on February 6th! It seems unbelievable that we have already
spent so much time together. We will do
activities to celebrate the number 100!!
Development Presentations: Parents enrolled at ABC Magic Moments are
invited to attend our second presentation which will be held on
20th February at 6.30 pm - Please save the date, more information to follow.
We will have our Valentine’s Day celebration
on Friday 14th February, please have your child wear red, white or
pink! Please do not purchase commercial Valentine’s Day
cards for your child to share with friends or send sweets or candy. For
the month of February we will be practicing how to write letters. What better way to have real life practice
than to write Valentine’s to all our friends!
We will write and decorate cards for each other and then enjoy our cards
on valentine’s day.. We will also celebrate with some fun projects and
* ABC Magic Moments will be closed on Monday 17th February in observation of Presidents’
will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, on Friday
28th February. Please have your child wear Pajamas and/or
CRAZY socks on this dayJ
have a solid plan in case your child does become ill, this will help everyone,
especially your child. By helping us observe good health standards, you will
not only be protecting your child but also other children and teachers here at
ABC Magic Moments. Please notify us by 9.00 a.m. if your child will not
be in attendance* Parents PLEASE keep
your child home for observation if s/he has had fever within the
last 24 hours. It is important that we work together to keep all
children and teachers healthy!
We have completed the first two
parts of our choose love program and review them often to remind us of how we
can lead happy, healthy lives. We took a
break in January to learn about mindfulness and how we can be more mindful in
our lives. The children will learn 4 key
ingredients to helping choose love.
We will continue the
next two ingredients in the coming months.