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Pixies Newsletter East: February 2012

January Recap

January went by so quickly this year, it’s hard to believe it’s over already! We will be welcoming Sophia, Callen and Charlotte to our class this month!! We had a great month focusing on literacy. Everyone seems to love the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. We also enjoyed sensory activities. Everyone loved playing with water in the sensory table. We are looking forward to another exciting month in the Pixies room!

Coming in February

As the weather gets colder outside, we will focus on fine and gross motor activities inside. We know young children need the opportunities to move and explore, and we hope to provide them with many great activities that will allow them to be beneficial to the development of their motor skills, as well as be a fun way to get them moving and help them use their energy in a positive way.

We will have opportunities for your children to work on climbing in various, guided, activities on the gross motor blocks and the small freestanding slide. Children will also climb through the long tunnel, and work on jumping, and walking. With fine motor skills, we hope to help children begin to learn how to feed themselves by independently grasping a spoon. We will also work with paintbrushes while painting instead of just using fingers. These activities are fun for children and help them get early exposure and practice for skills they will need later on in life.

Also, this month we have a new student, Lindsay from Moberly Area Community College beginning practicum work in our room in the mornings on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She will be here to observe how a toddler classroom works, and we look forward to having her with us!

Special Days in February

Feb. 6 – Show your spirit with your favorite sports team apparel!

Feb. 17– Pajama Day

Feb. 14Sweets With Your Sweetie (7am-9am)

Feb. 10- Hat Day

Feb. 24- Crazy Sock Day

Feb. 20– Academy closed for Presidents’ Day and staff training

Feb. 23- Sierra’s Birthday!

We will be having Spirit Days throughout the month and we hope everyone can participate! They are outlined in the Special Days column above.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns

please let us know!

As always, thank you for sharing your children with us!

Mrs. Bunny, Ms. Katie, & Mrs. Ming