January 2011

I can’t believe it’s already 2011! The year is moving so quickly! I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday break, with time to relax and enjoy the season. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for some good snow!

We’ll continue to go out as much as possible. Once we get enough snow the children will be able to slide down the hill. This is something they REALLY enjoy! And hopefully we’ll be able to build some snow people and snow forts. All the children have been working very hard at getting themselves dressed!

Just a reminder that we follow the Trumansburg school schedule for snow days – if T-burg is closed then TCNS is closed. Any delay at T-burg will translate into a one hour delay for TCNS. Also, please remember that school starts at 9 a.m. If you need to drop off early on occasion, just let us know. But we prefer to have all our work done before the children arrive so we can give them our full attention!

Thanks for all the warm socks we’ve collected. We’ll continue up until the holiday break, but we already have over 60 pairs! The children have enjoyed decorating socks for our tree to help track our collection.
Thank you so much for everyone’s hard work on Fun with Santa! We made almost $3500 for TCNS which will go into our general fund to help keep tuition low. We’ll start preliminary plans for Mrs. McPuppet show in March which will finish our fundraising for the year.

Remember there’s no school on Monday, January 17th for Martin Luther King Day. We won’t be having a parent meeting until March, so please let me know if anything comes up or if you have any questions about anything.
Pajama Day will be Thursday the 20th & Friday the 21st. On those days, children (and parent helpers) get to wear their pajamas to school! We put our snowpants on right over our PJ’s!

January Activities:This month we’ll be celebrating winter, making snowman, and continue to practicing dressing for the outdoors. We’ll start off reading Hello Snow by Hope Vestergaard. We’ll decorate some mittens for our tree and make a puppet and book about getting ready to go outside. Next we’ll read The Biggest, Best Snowman by Margery Cuyler. This is a great book about being small and working together. We’ll make a snowman out of paper, salt dough, and puff paint. We haven’t chosen the books for the end of January, but we’ll continue our winter projects, measure snow, and make crystals.

Terrific Two’s: This month the Terrific Two’s will be enjoying winter projects and building snowmen. The children enjoy circle time, stories, and art projects. We’ll experiment with some new sensory projects this month and continue to enjoy getting outside.

I’m a little snowman, short and fat
Here is my broomstick and here is my hat!
When the sun comes out, I melt away!
Down, down, down – oops I’m a puddle today!

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