I was so glad that everyone could come to the Parent-Teacher conferences. I enjoyed talking about all the progress that your children have made over the first half of the year.
Last month we focused on learning about the weather. The kids learned the names of some clouds: cirrus, cumulus and nimbostratus, and completed a craft in which they made a chart of the different clouds using paint and cotton balls.
We also created a chart of different types of weather: sunny, cloudy, rainy and windy and made a mark for each day we had that type of weather. The kids got to make their own weather chart where they can put an arrow on the weather of the day. We also completed some experiments to assist the children in understanding how it rains. By putting a bowl of ice over a jar full of hot water, condensation formed under the bowl and started to rain showing the water cycle.
This month we will be focusing on friendship and peace education. We will be talking about how we can be a good friend and classmate. We will also be talking about how to problem solve with our friends. The kids and I will be discussing the Zones of Regulation and how to talk about them. We will also be learning about some of the people who lead others in their quest for peace.
On February 14th, we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day. The kids will pass out Valentines to their friends, which they are already excited about.
We will also be talking about Chinese New Year which falls on February 16th this year.
Mid-Winter Break is the 15th, 16th and 19th of February. I hope everyone has a great time off.