N-1/Mrs. Elizabeth Pellettiere

Welcome To The Shining Stars Class Of 2018!
Dear Parents,
This week the children celebrated many February holidays! We thought about our loved ones as we celebrated Valentines Day. The children worked so hard on their cards and paintings for you.
It was so interesting to learn about the customs and traditions of Chinese New Year. The children enjoyed making red lanterns. Our dragon parade was extra exciting as we made noise to chase away the bad luck and welcomed a new year filled with joy. 
Presidents Day was very informative as we learned about the important job of the presidency. The children dreamed about being President one day! 
Most important of all, the children learned about the holy season of Lent. During this Lenten journey the children will get to know Jesus as an adult. At Christmas time, we learned about the Lord's infancy. Now will take our first steps with Jesus as we invite Him into our class each day.

Important Dates:
February 19th- February 23rd-School Closed For Winter Recess
Friday, March 2nd-Half Day Of School. All children dismissed at 11:00 from the front school doors.
Friday, March 16th-School Closed For Professional Day

As the season of cold weather approaches and we start bundling up with layers of clothing, it is much easier for your children to put on mittens instead of gloves. 

Please remember that Show and Tell is on Wednesday. When we return to school, kindly send in something that starts with the letter L.


Themes For The Month Of  February:
Week One- Healthy Me! Dental Health/Groundhogs and Shadows
Week Two-Healthy Me!-We Learn How To Be Healthy: Mind, Body and Spirit!
Week Three- The Holy Lenten Season/Valentines Day/Presidents Day/Chinese New Year
Week Four- Our Five Senses/Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

When we return the children will......
*Continue with our letter/number study. We will study the letter L.
*L is for Lion, L is for Lamb! We will decorate our letter page with the old adage: March goes in like a lion and out like a lamb.
*Strengthen our fine motor skills as we cut and color.
*Learn about Jesus as we continue our Lenten journey.
*Explore our five senses! 
*Celebrate Dr. Seuss' literature and birthday!
*Pray for more snow!
*Have loads of fun!

***Gym is every Monday, please wear sneakers!

God Bless,
Ms. Pellettiere

Teacher's Prayer
Lord, please help me to strengthen their voices,
bodies and minds,
to express their feelings and to guide them gently,
to explore what's near,
and venture afar, but
most important to love who they are.



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