February News 2021
February begins with Catholic School Week with special activities planned each day. We are proud and thankful to be part of Saint Christopher Academy!
February 2nd is Groundhog Day. Will ‘Puxatawney Phil’ see his shadow? We will experiment with shadows and light.
Next we celebrate 100 DAYS OF SCHOOL...Hooray! The countdown is on and excitement is building. Counting and math activities will make it a fun day!
Valentine’s Day will be celebrated on Friday, February 14th.Valentine into school on that day. There are 20 students in our class. Please have your child sign her/his name on the Valentine only. No name on the envelope. It makes delivery easier! It is also a dress down day to wear red, pink or white.
President’s Day is also this month and it a perfect time to introduce money in math. The focus is to become familiar with coins and the value. It is helpful to use money for hands on activities. Please see the attached sheet and send into school to the amount requested. We will complete the unit with ‘a class store’. Each student will shop for small items to buy and pay with the correct coins. All money will be returned at the end of the lesson.
The character trait is Virtue which means demonstrating honesty and making the right choices. We will relate this to our 16th president nicknamed ‘Honest Abe’! The lessons in religion are about friendship and love and how Jesus loves us. We also learn about this during Lent as we join together for Stations of the Cross and prepare for Easter.
Each day the students continue to practicing writing and reading to reinforce and strengthen skills. Reading books at home is helpful to build on concepts learned in school.
Winter Break is February 22nd -26th. Enjoy the Winter Weather fun activities!