February Newsletter

OBJECTIVES

Theme: Community Helpers and Transportation
Topics: The people in your community: their jobs, uniforms and work places.
Friendship and Valentine’s Day
Air, water and land transportation
Values: Love, Friendship, Cooperation and Safety

Knowledge:
Language Patterns: I love … / … is my friend / May I help?
Vocabulary:

Bicycle
Helmet
Fire fighter
fire station
smoke
alarm
hose
teacher
chef
dentist
mail carrier
post office
police officer
police car
whistle
signs
doctor
nurse
hospital
ambulance
siren
friend
heart
love
work
help
deliver
make
Land transportation: cars, trucks, motorcycle, bus, tractor
Air transportation: airplane, helicopter, rocket
Water transportation: sailboat, ship
Space
Planets
Moon
Sun
Stars
Astronaut

Concepts: 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

Math: numbers 1 to 5, introduce 6, rote counting
Colors: red, white, pink
Shapes: heart, star and rhombus
Science discoveries and manipulatives: Learn practical examples of simple machines: lever, inclined plane, wheel and axle, screw, wedge and pulley

Motor Skills:
Fine Motor Skills: holding a crayon properly, inserting straws in a bottle
Physical development: Fire Drill (stop, drop and roll)
Locomotor skills: running, marching, climbing a ladder, pedaling a trike
Coordination skills: reaction exercises & balancing

Fine Arts:
Drama: Role-playing community helpers such as mailman, doctor, nurse, policeman, firefighter, rowing a boat, yellow bus
Creativity: Healthy Mouth, Doctor’s Bag, Chef hat, Transportation Track prints, Firefighter’s helmet, Letters for Mom and Dad, Build a Life-size Cardboard house, baking heart shaped cookies, pizza, paper mache flowers
Music: The People In Your Neighborhood, Red Valentine, My Valentine is Red, I love you, The more we play together, Flying in an Airplane, Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, Wheels on the bus, My yellow bus, Row Row your boat, Bicycle Bicycle

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