Dear Friends,

In January, we welcomed in The Year of the Rat with our Chinese New Year Celebration.
We celebrated with song, dance and a variety of delicious foods.

In February, We will explore light and shadows. We will learn where we find lights and how
lights help us. We will sort natural and manmade lights. We will create shadow figures and
observe how our shadows change shape when we move. We will observe the weather and learn
about the groundhogs predictions. We will practice healthy habits for our teeth for dental health
month.

Here is a sample of our activities in this unit:
Science- How light helps things grow. ( PK.CKW.5)
Outdoor Gross Motor:-Red Light, Green Light (PK.CLL.5)
Art- Van Gogh’s Starry Night (PK.CKW.2 )
Our Cooking activity for this month will be Latkes
Our Artist of the month is Van Gogh.
We will make Valentine’s card for people we love.

Here is a sample of the books we will explore in this unit:
Light All Around us-Scholastic
Katy and the Starry Night by James Mayhew
Let’s Explore Light by Walt K. Moon
Our curriculum is aligned to NYS Common Core Domains, which includes:
1. Approaches to Learning, 2 Physical Development 3. Social and Emotional Development
4. Communication, Language and Literacy 5.Cognition and Knowledge of the World.

Note: Monday, February 17 th is President’s Day, School will be Closed