February 2017

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Year of the Rooster




DATES TO REMEMBER:

MONDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2017 : BC FAMILY DAY – CENTRE CLOSED (reopens Tuesday 14 Feb 2017)


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TUESDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2017 : VALENTINES DAY

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Please remember if you have not brought it in yet ,  Comfort Kits are due in as soon as possible.                                                            


Infant and Toddler

During January in the Infant Toddler rooms the children expanded on the Winter (and the weather ,generally) theme and made some wonderful art that was displayed on their board.

Children also learnt about Chinese new year through books and pictures -  children made some art  to decorate the board in the room.

During this upcoming month the theme will continue to be Friendship and Family, the children will make some Valentines art and have play activities that concentrate on traits of good friends like sharing and turn taking.

Daycare Montessori

In January we continued our major theme , PLANETS ,  please see the posters displayed on the classroom wall which reflect their learning of the subject.

We also talked about the Chinese new year – year of the ROOSTER  as displayed in the classroom.

We will make Valentine cards and Valentine decorations for our class; look out for the cards coming home!

February being a Heart Health month we are planning to talk about different food groups, healthy eating and benefits of active lifestyle. This will therefore involve outdoor activities and walks to the park etc. We will also learn about different types of food and their value. Please also visit the health link bc website to learn about nutrition for children – here is the link :  https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/hlbc/files/documents/healthfiles/hfile69e.pdf

As well we continue the Fun Family Phonics- we are   progressing quite well with the alphabet working on the letters G and H this month- Suggestions for weekly show and tell :

G-goose, grapes, and green                                                

H – hockey,hat,hippo

We will also continue this year’s theme 'all about me and my friends’ –  recognizing and respecting different  cultures and values.

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NOTE : REMINDERS TO ALL OUR PARENTS:

1.     Please ensure your child has indoor shoes which they change into when they arrive at the Centre and which stay at the Centre when leaving.

2.     Please have a change of clothes at the Centre , in case they are needed.

3.     Please label all you food containers and let us know if any food needs to be heated (note also: as you are aware, ours is  a ‘NUT-FREE’ Centre.)

4.     Please arrive on time especially if your child is attending the Montessori – this helps keep disruption to the minimum.

5.     Please inform us immediately if there are any changes eg address, telephone, contacts.

6.     Please ensure you look at your child’s cubby when you are leaving and take home their work etc.

7.      Please inform us as early as possible (by 9am – would be great) if your child is not attending the Centre that day.

8.     May we also suggest that you drop-off your child and leave soon thereafter. This makes the transition much easier and conducive to good start to the day, both for the staff and the children.

9.     As is becoming common practice generally, the Centre is also moving towards a policy of NOT warming food using a microwave .  We would like to request parents to provide food which does not require warming or alternatively provide warm food in thermos containers. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

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