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

Bike helmet

Fire fighter

fire station

smoke

alarm

hose

fire extinguisher

teacher

chef

gardener

garbage man

dentist

mail carrier

post office

police officer

police car

traffic lights

badge

whistle

signs

doctor

nurse

hospital

ambulance

siren

stethoscope

friend

heart

love

work

help

deliver

make

Land transportation: cars, trucks, motorcycle, bus, tractor

Air transportation: airplane, helicopter, hot air balloon, rocket

Water transportation: sailboat, ship, boat

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 6, introduce 7, rote counting and basic word problems

Colors: red, white, pink

Shapes: heart, star and diamond

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 and prewriting exercises

Physical development: Fire Drill (stop, drop and roll)

Locomotor skills: running, marching, climbing a ladder, pedaling a trike

Non-locomotor skills: hanging/swinging on the monkey bars & tugging a hose

Coordination skills: reaction exercises & balancing

 

Fine Arts:

Drama: Role-playing community helpers such as mailman, doctor, nurse, policeman, firefighter

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

Music: The People in Your Neighborhood, Red Valentine, My Valentine is Red, Flying in an Airplane, Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Be

 

February B – Days: Romina – Feb. 9 and Sophie – Feb. 27

 

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