of a Typical Monthly Newsletter
Will the groundhog see his shadow? Unfortunately I think
we all know either way, Winter is here for awhile still.
Hopefully the arctic temperatures will be long gone though.
With that in mind please make sure that your child has
hats and gloves just in case it does warm up enough for
the classes to enjoy some outdoor time.
Year end tax statements are available. If you requested
one and have not received it yet, please let me know so
we can get that to you. On Monday, February 17th we will
be closed for our Teacher In-Service training. Please
plan on making alternative arrangements for care that
day since we will not be operating that day.
Did you know that February is Library Lover’s month?
What a great time to celebrate the love of reading with
your children! Some fun activities might include; Library
Bingo (played just like regular Bingo using library related
words), making fun and fanciful bookmarks, create a new
cover for one of your families favorite stories, or you
can even use Alpha-bits cereal to illustrate the story
Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom.
I would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to:
Chloe C. 2/2
Linnaea F. 2/9
Miss Corrin 2/14
Miss Julie 2/17
Some other fun days this month are; National Green Day,
National Gumdrop Day and Tell a Fairy Tale Day. Keep an
eye open for those days posted on the parent board along
with many others.
I would like to thank all the staff and families of Stages
Strongsville for making me feel so welcome! I am really
excited to be here and look forward to continuing the
great things that are going on for kids and to add to
your experiences also!
a great month!!
February! Heart Day is coming very soon and we hope everybody
has a happy, healthy heart to start this new year with.
Our babies continue to grow and sometimes it seems like
they are growing too fast even. It’s amazing to
watch how each one is developing. Colin is always on the
move and likes to wait for the door to open so he can
try to explore the hallway. Zoey will stand by the door
and wait for it to open so she can blow kisses to every
visitor. Dan loves to sit up in the Bumbo chair and watch
all the action going on. Dan also is talking up a storm
lately. David enjoys playing playing with the balls by
throwing them and chasing them as he yells, maybe he’s
cheering himself on! Linny is officially taking a few
sips all on her own and will be walking before we all
Last month we made some fun and fabulous snowflakes to
warm up our days. This month we will be creating some
colorful “heartwork”, An activity that may
be fun for your babies is collecting snow into different
cups then adding food coloring. You and your child can
watch as the color changes and spreads into the snow.
This is a wonderful opportunity to explore while using
the sense of touch and a chance to bring the outdoors
a great month!!
hope everyone had a safe and fun Holiday Season and that
2014 is off to a good start! What a busy month our class
just had. We made lots of wonderful artwork like Santas,
wreaths, reindeer and snowflakes. We were focused on the
holidays and the cold weather we’ve been having.
Emma is chatting more and more. Gavin just loves throwing
and kicking balls. Braeden enjoys listening to story time
in circle. Reicher shows interest in big vehicles like
the school buses and garbage trucks we see driving outside
our window each day. We welcomed back Tilly in January
and observed that she loves to help Miss Cathy clean up.
We enjoyed welcoming Sahana back at the end of last month
also. We miss Colin who is at home spending time with
his new baby sister, Ivy.
During the month of February we will be celebrating Valentine’s
Day. We have lots of fun red and heart themed projects
coming up. This month we will continue to focus on the
weather Winter time brings us and also exploring different
If you have the opportunity to take time this month to
do Valentine crafts or build a snowman at home please
share that weith us so we can discuss it in class.
a great month!!
have been working very hard on our “Valentines”
theme in Toddler 2! Our beautiful artwork and festive
room are proof of that. We’ve been busy making lots
of purple, pink and red themed art. The class had lots
of fun when we made pink Cool Whip art- they thought it
was pretty tasty too! For the month of February we will
continue to focus on our theme of “Love” through
art and stories. We will be talking about whom we love
and what it means to show someone you love them.
We would like to wish Chloe a very Happy 3rd Birthday
who just moved up to the Preschool room. Caleb has been
doing great at spelling his name and practicing forming
his letters. Misha and Henry have been having a great
time playing airplanes together. Kevin really enjoys circle
time. He especially likes when we sing songs. Ryan has
been enjoying playing in the sensory table. The whole
class has been doing a fantastic job at potty training-Keep
up the good work boys!
Next month we will be switching to a St.Patricks Day theme.
Be sure to stop in the class and check out all our green
and rainbow themed art we will be working on.
A fun activity you can try at home is to make “squish
bags”. Take a zip top bag and fill it with clear
hair gel and food coloring. Reinforce the seams with some
masking tape or tape it down to a table. The toddlers
will love this fine motor activity!
a great month!!
Parents and families. Can you believe how quickly January
went by? It was an exciting month full of learning and
exploration. Our theme was “The Human Body”.
We discovered that if we pinch our nose while we eat we
can’t taste our food. We also learned that we use
our five sense everyday. We conducted experiments, created
self portraits and learned about “us” in the
Cole showed the class how clever he is. He counted all
his fingers as well as all his toes. Well done Cole!
February will be a month of exploring emotions. We are
going to continue with new weekly treasure hunts involving
numbers, letters, colors and shapes. During this theme
of emotions we will focus on how we feel and why. We will
also learn how we can influence how others feel.
I want to thank everyone for helping with your child’s
treasure hunting. I hope this is sparking interesting
conversations and explorations at home also!
a great month!!
I hope everyone has been enjoying 2014 so far! I know
the PreK class sure has. We may have been stuck inside
with the cold but we have made the best of it. We were
finally able to go outside a couple days last month. The
kids had an absolute blast in the fresh air. The had fun
going down the slide, running around in the snow, building
snowmen and throwing snowballs at each other. Even though
we enjoy playing in the snow, we are eager for it to warm
up so we can get outside everyday!
The month of January flew by. We spent most of the month
focused on the winter season, animals that live in the
winter and how they survive the harsh weather. We also
discussed hibernation and made our own caves. We had so
much fun using blankets and sheets to create the caves.
The class thought the activity was so cool! We did a lot
of really fun, hands-on art projects as well. We made
snowmen using all different kinds of materials. We practiced
cutting out and tracing circles to make the snowmen’s
bodies. They are hanging up in the classroom so be sure
to check them out! We also talked about what our favorite
thing about winter is. Sylvia said making snowmen. Kamden
told us if he were a snowman, he would eat hot chocolate.
The kids had a chance to play with snow inside the classroom.
We even put paint and paintbrushes in the snow to make
it change colors. Another great addition to the sensory
table was ice! The class enjoyed seeing the ice melt and
turn into water. Our “Winter Wonderland” theme
sure was tons of fun!
For the month of February our focus will be on “The
Human Body”, “Health and Nutrition”
and finally a week on “Love”. We will learn
all about our bodies and how they operate. We will also
learn what it means to be healthy and what foods we should
and shouldn’t eat.
A great activity to do at home during the cold months
is family art time. You can make snowmen like we did by
using materials you find around the house to create them.
Get everyone involved and make a whole snowman family!
a great month!!