February/March Greetings from the Pre-Primary Class

Happy New Year! 2021 has already started off amazing, and we cannot wait for the wonderful year ahead! In the fall we learned about dinosaurs, we created (and hatched!) our own dino eggs! We discussed all different types of transportation in November, we created train paintings and sang many different transportation songs! In December, we learned about the different holidays celebrated in different cultures. We read many books about Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. So far this year, we have learned about our solar system by making a model solar system, a “marble painted” Sun and other art projects -you will see them sent home at pickup 🙂 We played a planet hopping game to learn about the planets orbiting the sun.

In February, we will learn about Black History Month, and the heroes that are integral to the Black history story. We plan to read books about Black heroes, and learn about inventors that help our world run today. We will also talk about friendship, and what makes a good friend. We will be making friendship soup, and reading about how to be kind to others. For Valentine’s Day we will exchange valentines and create beaded necklaces. Our Valentine’s Day celebration will be on Friday, February 12th and we will decorate our classroom and share our Valentines with our friends. In March, we will learn about our bodies and how to keep our bodies healthy. We will practice hand washing skills, and learn about how germs spread. We will also learn about consent and how to protect our bodies. On our shelves we will have some new work, such as matching cards and a puzzles to learn about the parts of our bodies 🙂