Squires Newsletter South: February 2011

January was a bitterly cold month with lots of snow and lots of snow days.

It was perfect timing, as we learned about the winter season, winter animals, hibernating, and bears.  Jan Brett helped us put all of these aspects of the season into place as we focused in on her stories at the end of the month.  Mr. Groundhog will also let us know when this blizzard of a season will come to an end as we learned about him and his shadow.

February is looking bright as we are learning how to keep our smiles sparkling white and celebrate Dental Health Month.  We will also keep love in the air and celebrate Valentine’s Day with Sweets With Your Sweetie and our class party.  The Presidents of the United States will stand out as we learn about the faces we see on money.  We will end the month enjoying the literary wonders of Dr. Seuss in honor of his birthday.

Needless to say, it will be a very busy month!

On a sad note, Ms. Lisa is unable to return to our class as our afternoon teacher.  She will still be working for the Academy, but in other places and at different times.  We will miss her so much, but she promises to visit us often.  With every sad note, comes a positive.  In this case, we are very happy to announce that Ms. Emily will be in our class every afternoon along with Ms. Amanda.  Ms. Amanda started with the Academy in August and we are very excited to have her join us.

Dates to Know:

February 14th– Sweets With Your Sweetie 7-9am

February 14th– Squires Class Party 3pm

February 21st– Academy closed in observance of Presidents’ Day


January 31st-February 4th– Groundhogs and Shadows, Letter C, Color Black, Shape Circle

February 7th-11th– Dental Health, Letter I, Color Grey, Shape Square

February 14th-18th– Valentine’s Day, Letter O, Colors Red + White= Pink, Shape Heart

February 22nd-25th– Presidents & Money, Color Blue + Yellow= Green, Shape Circle

February 28th– March 4th– Dr. Seuss, Letter W, Colors Red + Blue= Purple, Shape Octagon

Thank you for sharing your child with us!

Ms. Michelle, Ms. Emily, Ms. Amanda