During the month of February, we will be focusing on the themes: “Community Helpers”, “Transportation”,“Friendship” and “Valentine’s Day”.
Community Helpers make communities cleaner, safer, and more pleasant for other people. A community helper is anyone in the community who helps others by providing service of some kind. A community is a group of people who share services, building, and laws. It can be a school, town, city or neighborhood. Examples co community helpers can be a police officer, firefighters, letter carriers, doctors, teachers, school bus drivers, paramedics, librarians, utilityworkers.
Valentine’s Day is for people who love each other. You can also celebrate Valentine’s Day with your friends. Strengthen the bond of friendship with a simple act of love. Let your friend know how much you enjoy his/her companionship with simple and nice actions towards your friend.
Community Helpers, Transportation,Friendship and Valentine´s Day.
The people in your community: their jobs, uniforms, and work places. Friendship and Valentine´s Day.Air, water and land transportation.
- To teach who the community workers are in our city.
- To teach the titles of these workers and the jobs they do for our town.
- After the theme of Valentine is over, the children will understand the true meaning of friendship and how to demonstrate their friendship towards each other.
After the children have understood aboutthehelpers in their community, they will be asked what they can to to help out in their environment.
Love, friendship, cooperation and safety.
Bicycle, bike helmet, fire fighter, fire station, smoke, alarm, hose, fire extinguisher, teacher, dentist, mail carrier, post office, police officer, police car, whistle, signs, doctor, nurse, hospital, ambulance, friend, heart, love, work, help,
Land transportation: cars trucks, motorcycle, bus.
Air transportation: airplane, helicopter, rocket.
Water transportation: sailboat, ship.
Space, planets, moon, sun, stars, astronaut.
…..is my friend.
May I help?
Full / empty; over / under; above / below; fast / slow; be careful and be safe.
Books and Stories:
Just Going to the Dentist.Arthur´s Valentine Countdown. Jaime Visits the Nurse. The Magic School Bus. Let´s Visit the Doctor´s Office. Mr. Charlie, the Fireman´s Friend. Corduroy Goes to the Doctor.
Numbers 1 to 6, introduce 7, rote counting and basic word problems.
Red, white, pink.
Heart, star and diamond.
Science Discoveries and Manipulatives:
The children will be able to learn practical examples of simple machines: lever, inclined plane, wheel and axle, screws, wedge and pulley.
Fine Motor Skills: holding a crayon properly and prewriting exercises.
Physical development: Fire drill (stop, drop, and roll).
Locomotor skills: running, marching, climbing a ladder, peddling a bike.
Non-locomotor skills: hanging/swinging on the monkey bars & tugging a horse.
Coordination skills: reaction exercises and balancing.
Drama: role-playing community helps such as a mailman, doctor, nurse, policeofficer , fire fighter.
Healthy Mouth, Doctor´s Bag, Chef Hat, Transportation Track prints, Firefighter’s helmet, letters for Mom and Dad, Build a life-size cardboard house.
Music: The people in your Neighborhood, Red Valentine, My Valentine is Red, Flying in an Airplane, Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.
Calendar dates and reminders:
- Monday, February 3rd is our MexicanConstitution Holiday (no classes this day).
- Wednesday, February 5th: Rescue Team comes to Toddler Tree (community helper visit)
- Wednesday, February 12th: Police officers visit Toddler Tree.
- Friday, February 14th: Mail carrier visit and Valentine´s Party at Toddler Tree. (please check to see if you are assigned something to bring on this day)
- Wednesday, February 19th, fire fighter visits Toddler Tree.