February: Valentine’s Day, “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie”, Manners, and STEM!

For the month of February your child will be learning and having fun focusing on: Valentine’s Day, “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie”, Manners, and STEM!

One of the fun days we have planned is on Tuesday, February 9th.

We are doing a Valentines Day craft: Cupcake Liner Poppies

Cupcake Liner Poppies

Students will take 3 cupcake liners of choice and a pipe cleaner to make a poppy bouquet.

Another fun project we have later in the month that you can try with your child at home is Salt Painting. Salt painting is a really fun, inexpensive, easy project that the kids are sure to love! It’s the perfect boredom buster and you can let your child’s creativity shine!



How do you do salt painting?

1. Use white glue to draw a design or picture onto a piece of card stock. You can cut a small piece that fits onto a paper plate for easy cleanup.

2. Once you are finished with your glue drawing, liberally sprinkle salt onto the glue.

3. Gently shake off salt into a garbage can.

4. Use water and watercolor paints to gently paint onto the salt. Your child can mix colors and create rainbows of color. You won’t need a lot of water, but the more pigment color you have on your brush the better

5. Once finished, set aside to dry completely.

We wanted to share this curriculum with you, so you can engage in conversation with your youngsters. Reading through your child’s curriculum is an excellent way to engage with them about their preschool day. So often when we ask children, “What did you do at school today?” they’ll give simple answers. “I played with cars!” or “I drew a picture.” When you read the curriculum, you can engage your child and help improve their communication skills. “I see you did a Salt Painting today, was that fun? I can’t wait to see it!” You’ll be surprised how enthusiastic most students will become if you jog their memory, and they’ll wonder how you knew what they did today!