What a fun month for preschool! We are referring to February as the month of Love!
This is a wonderful opportunity to practice our social emotional skills and remember our number one rule "Be Kind" as well as open a dialogue to talk about what we love.
~ And of course, a Valentines Day Party is taking place too!~We are making and decorating cookies, sharing our Valentines and having a great feast!
The first week of the month our preschool academic program is being 'reset.' We are beginning our alphabet again with the letter A during week one and with four weeks in this month, we will be learning B, C and D as well.
Each week we learn to recognize the letter of the week and identify its upper case and lower case forms along with the phonetic sound it makes. We do this through sight, sound(singing and finger-plays) and kinetic practice such as signing the letter using American Sign Language as well as hands-on craft projects involving painting, using scissors, and pasting... And we must remember the much-loved "Letter Hunt" game where we troop around with our little flashlight looking for the our letters of the week hiding all around the preschool. It's like hide and seek with letters!
This is just a brief peak of some of the learning activities that we do at Little Starfish!
Check out our blog for March when we will talk about the arrival of Spring. Lots of outdoor activities to keep us all busy and learning!