February was a very busy and exciting month at Alpine. Mr. Chris came in to help us celebrate Valentine's Day by teaching the children about love songs and sign language relating to love songs. Mr. Chris also taught us about 50s Rock and Roll music.
Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day, President's Day and Black History month were celebrated by doing colorings, handwritings and reading books about the specific holidays to the children. We also enjoyed the dental visit and the take home package containing personal dental items. The 100th day of school was celebrated by preparing trail mix containing 100 pieces of each ingredient - yummy!
Our first dance lesson with B Fit Kids was a huge success. We learned about Mexican dance, songs, games and sports. We can't wait to experience learning about the Irish culture in March. Everyone enjoyed pajama day and carrying their favorite stuffed animal!
3/2 Dr. Seuss's birthday - we will celebrate by making a special craft and reading lots of Dr. Seuss books.
3/6 International Dance Program - Ireland
3/12 Jamming for Juniors
3/17 St. Patty's Day - we will celebrate by making Irish Soda Bread. Don't forget to wear green. Shamus the Leprechaun will be paying us a surprise visit while looking for his "pot of gold".
3/20 First Day of Spring - we will welcome in spring as our new season. Hopefully soon with lots of outdoor play.
3/26 Jamming for Juniors
3/31-4/4 Spring Break - school closed
International Dance Program
Instructors from B Fit Kids will come to our school the first Thursday of each month between 9-10 and teach two half hour sessions. Each month a new country/culture will be introduced to the children. The children will "travel" around the world to experience new cultures, popular dances and use their imagination to play the culture's favorite sports. If your child is not regularly scheduled to attend school on Thursday mornings they are still welcome to come in for one of the half hour sessions. Please see Mrs. Dugan to make arrangements.
March of Dimes
One of our last year's Kindergarten graduates was born premature. Every year, he and his family walk for the March of Dimes. We have a bucket on the main floor marked Gavin's Gang. If you have any loose change, please allow your child to drop it in the bucket for this worthy cause. Teachers may also be wearing jeans on Friday as part of this fundraiser.
Show and Tell
3/7 the letter Mm, 3/14 something cultural, 3/21 the letter Nn, 3/28 the letter Pp
Congrats to Jaclyn Burns for completing her phonics workbook!
|James C. 3/1||Samarah V. 3/7||Charlotte W. 3/7|
|Elle W. 3/7||Shannyn M. 3/13||Chase B. 3/17|
|Natalie B. 3/23||James H. 3/23||Zachary H. 3/23|
|Brianna W. 3/25||Andrew R. 3/28||Ava H. 3/30|
Congratulations to the Strauss and Amiel Families! Emma has a new baby sister Hannah Juliet born on February 21st. Also Eli has a new baby brother Jacob!