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F. Honey Buzz - February 2018

 

2018-19 Registration:  Priority registration for continuing Honey Tree families begins February 7 & 8.  Beginning February 13th, registration is open to new families and the community.  * If you have questions please do not wait until the morning of registration. Come to the office prior to that day. Thank you!

 

Classroom Visits and Chapel Time:

Pastor Erik will visit the classrooms on February 7th and 8th

The children will join him for Chapel on February 21st at 11:30 & 12:30, February 22nd at 11:30.

 

Valentine Celebrations:

 February 8-14 for our Parent/2s classes. Tuesday, February 13th for T/Th AM classes.  Wednesday, February 14th for MWF, M-F, Kindergarten, and P.M. classes

 

February Curriculum Themes: The Valentine’s Day Celebration is a favorite time as our preschool children make valentines and experience exchanging valentines with classmates (your child’s teacher will have information on how to sign valentines) .  In addition to Valentine’s Day, our Kindergarten is focusing on curriculum related to our United States and the symbols of our country.  Next we will move into our Community Helpers theme.  We look forward to a visit from some of our Firefighter Dads (Any firefighters able to visit classrooms please let us know). If you have an interesting job or profession you would like to share, feel free to let your child’s teacher know!

 

Thank you! Michele and I would like to thank all the families that left us Christmas Presents on our desks. Things got a little mixed up so if you did not receive a thank you from us, know we really appreciated your thoughtfulness!

 
President Holiday: 

School will be closed on Friday, February 16th and Monday, February 19th.   

 


Parent Teacher Conferences:  Kindergarten Conferences will be held late March or early April.  Pre-K (4s turning 5-year-olds) spring conferences will also be held in March.  The specific date and time for your child’s Parent/teacher meeting will be posted at the classroom, look for the sign- up sheet. Teachers are preparing written evaluations; these will be available prior to your conference day.

 

Children in the 3-4 year old classes will receive a written evaluation at the end of May.  Conferences for this age may be scheduled at the request of the parent or teacher.

 

Church Happenings:

 

Ash Wednesday:

Holy Trinity will host a service on February 14th at 7:00 P.M. All are welcome!

Lenten Services:

Holy Trinity Lenten soup suppers are on Wednesdays, beginning February 21st and            continuing through March 28th from 5:30-6:15 with a Service following at 6:30. 

             (If you would like more information visit the Church’s website at www.htlcto.org)

                                                                                                

 

How to Support Children’s Approaches to Learning? Play with Them!

By Gaye Gronlund

As a parent, you want your children to learn all that they can—to grasp math concepts, to be curious about exploring the world, and to learn to read and write. Did you know that you can help your son or daughter academically by playing with them? Play and learning go together!

What kind of play helps children learn the best? Play that really engages children—play that they will focus on and stay with even when problems arise. This kind of play helps children develop their approaches to learning—in other words, the ways they respond to learning situations. Curiosity about the world, initiative and problem solving, and focused attention and persistence are just a few approaches to learning that children develop through play.

In the early years, parents can help children develop the skills to be better students by playing with them. Yes, as they enter kindergarten and the elementary years, children need to have some understanding of letters and numbers. However, if they have not developed solid approaches to learning, they will not be as successful in school settings.