School Recap: February 2016

Here are some pics from a very fun month of Tot School:

February: 

  • Themed Unit: Valentine’s Day, Presidents, Black History, Chinese New Year, Dental Hygiene
    • Tot School:
      • Letter: Hh
      • Number: 6
      • Color: Pink
      • Shape: Heart
    • Preschool Extensions:
      • Reading: Emergent Reader, Sight words, Writing letters
      • Math: Writing #6, Addition/Subtraction, Graphing
      • Social Studies: Chinese New YearPresidents, Black History (study on MLK continued from last month)
        • (We won’t have many activities on each but will just expose her to these topics.)
      • Science: Dental Hygiene

Week 1: Reading

  • Tot School:
  • Preschool Reading:
  • Social Studies: Chinese New Year
    • Lucky New Year Book – We did most everything they said in the book to talk about celebrating the New Year, and then Fairley drew a picture to describe everything we did!
    • Practice picking up cotton balls with chop sticks
    • Eat Chinese food for dinner – Chinese  Fried Rice and dumplings
    • We watched this video from Sesame Street to add to our understanding.

Week 2: Number – 6

Week 3: Color – Pink

Week 4: Shape – Heart

Extra Ideas (to use this month or during any month of the eternal winter):

Other Book Ideas:

  • Books about Valentine’s Day

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Song Ideas:

“If You Love Me and You Know It” (Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It)

  • If You Love Me (to the tune of: If You’re happy and you know it)
    If you love me and you know it, clap your hands
    If you love me and you know it, clap your hands
    If you love me and you know it
    Then your face will surely show it
    If you love me and you know it, clap your hands
  • Other verses: blow a kiss, shout I love you
  • “Jesus Loves Me” regular version and also this hymn from BSF 
  • I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy Down In My Heart
  • Five Pretty Valentines
    (Fingerplay; Original Author Unknown)


    Five pretty valentines sitting in the store,
    [Child’s name] bought one, and then there were four.

    Four pretty valentines left on the shelf,
    [Child’s name] bought one, and then there were three.

    Three pretty valentines waiting for a home,
    [Child’s name] bought one, and then there were two.

    Two pretty valentines standing side by side,
    [Child’s name] bought one, and then there was one.

    One pretty valentine left all alone
    [Child’s name] bought that valentine, and all were gone.

  • Make a Heart
    (Action Rhyme)


    Make a heart up in the sky.
    Make it tall.
    Make it wide.
    Make a heart close to the ground.
    Make it small;
    Then sit down.

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