February: Let’s celebrate love and friendship!

February is here! A month that represents love and friendship, with lots of new vocabulary words to learn. During this month we will have several visits from community helpers such as: Police officer, mailman, firefighter, and rescue team. Rescue team came to kinder on Wednesday, and kids enjoyed their presentation.

This week in exploration, students got to play with different transportation toys like trucks, fire truck, airplane, tractor, cars, etc. Turtles enjoyed a sensory activity where they made a valentines card, spreading over a paper heart some glue mixed with red food coloring. The creeping water experiment was a big hit with the Tiny Turtles, they loved pouring food coloring in the cups and watching the water turn red and yellow. After that we put some paper towels inside each cup and watched how the colors crept all over the paper… we were all really surprised!

One of this week’s key themes was “baker” so today kids were all in helping to make their chef’s hat. They used it in creativity time while they spread frosting on their cupcake and then top them off with some marshmallows and m&m’s.

Garbage collector was another theme on this week’s list, and turtles had a special activity in which they got some wrappers (trash) and practiced their cutting skills, after this they tossed their cutouts in the trash can.

We celebrated Federico Gutierrez Odriozola’s birthday on Tuesday February 3, he turned 2. Federico’s parents brought cupcakes and Mr. Mike made a special super kid crown and everyone sang happy birthday!

Books we read this week: “Corduroys Busy Street” and “Baker, Baker Cookie Maker”

Vocabulary words: Love & friendship: Valentine/ friends/ people in your neighborhood: rescue team comes to visit / garbage collector / review love, friendship and baker

Next week vocabulary words: Teacher – love / Doctor & nurse/ Police officer’s visit/ Oral hygiene / dentist/ Mailman visit/ Valentine’s day party: Community helpers centers.

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