January 2013

January 2013

It’s hard to believe that it’s the New Year already!   I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing holiday break!  We will keep our fingers crossed for some good snow this winter.   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 snow people and snow forts.

As the weather continues to get colder it’s important that your child comes prepared for the weather.  Hats, mittens, boots and snow pants are a must!  We will be working very hard to help the children learn to get how to dress themselves.  This is a very important step toward independence and you can help by ensuring your child has clothing they can manipulate themselves.   

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.  We prefer to get all our work done before the children arrive so we can give them our full attention!

Thank you so much for everyone’s hard work on Fun with Santa!  We made over $3000 for TCNS which will go into our general fund to help keep tuition low for all our families.  We appreciate all the time and effort our families put into making this a successful event.

Remember classes resume on Wednesday, January 2, and there is no school on Monday, January 22 for Martin Luther King Day.  We won’t be having a parent meeting until February or March, so please let me know if anything comes up or if you have any questions about anything.  We will also be sending out our parent survey in the next month or so.  We appreciate any feedback you have to share J

January Activities:  This month we’ll be talking about winter, dressing for the weather, and snowmen.  We’ll read a number of favorites, Under my Hood I have a Hat by Karla Kluskin, A Hat for Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke, Stella, Queen of the Snow by Marie-Louise Gay, and The Biggest, Best Snowman by Margery Cuyler.  We will be making a snowy collage, mittens for the tree and snowflakes and snowmen from a variety of materials, plus a sock snowman.  Hopefully we will have some snow to enjoy in the sensory table and on the playground.   

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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