What We’re Learning:
It’s fun to finally have everyone back from their Christmas vacations; getting back into the swing of things has been effortless so far as all the preschoolers were excited to be back at school! During the month of January we are having two units: Winter/Hibernation, and Sounds and Music. For our winter unit we will be focusing on winter animals, winter weather conditions, and focus on the vocabulary words: “adapt”, “hibernate”, and “migrate”. For our Sounds and music unit the preschoolers will be learning about sounds and music through playful experiences. We will take a look at how vibrations are responsible for the sounds we hear, and we will explore the elements of sound and how it applies to music. For the month of January we will focus on the letters: “L”, “M”, “N”; numbers: 7 and 8, the color white, and rectangles.
We have more fun thematic units planned for February as well: What’s in the Sky/Outer space and Weather. Studying outer space is so much fun! This theme could stretch over weeks or even months! We will begin by starting with what is most familiar: the sky that children see from their own windows and back yards. Then we will become astronauts and journey further out into space to find out what’s going on out in that “final frontier”. After we are through with our Space unit we will take a look at weather and the preschoolers will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the Earth we live in through the study of celestial movement. We will take a look at daily weather conditions and do some weather predicting ourselves. We will focus on letters “O-R”, numbers 9 and 10, the color red, and star shapes throughout February.
- - CCP follows Duluth Public School’s inclement weather policy.
- - Preschool will be in session during public school’s upcoming winter break.
- - The preschoolers will be hosting a Valentine’s Party on Friday, February 12th from 2:00-3:30pm. The children are preparing to sing on the stage followed by a reception that includes games and refreshments!
- - There will soon be a note coming home about a Valentine’s Card exchange. If your child would like to hand out Valentine Cards we are asking that each student bring 10 unaddressed Valentines that are not attached to a treat. We will be pooling all Valentine cards, and children will have an opportunity to select Valentine Cards at random. If your child would like to provide a treat in addition to cards please have treats separate as they will go into a universal “treat box”.
Please don’t hesitate to email the school with any questions you may have!