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FEBRUARY is a month for friends, love and communications. SSM teaches the children about the history & culture of VALENTINE around the world. The children will enjoy the month of learning about different cultures and "CHINESE NEW YEAR".  The children will listen to many traditional Valentine & Chinese New Year books.  SSM will be filled with music & songs for these occasions.

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES:  The following is FEBRUARY'S schedule of SMALL STEPS MONTESSORI activities and what you & your child will need to know:
"    Talk about Chinese New Year (Year of the Dog)
"    Chinese traditions
"    Valentine Day and Chinese New Year crafts
"    Show and tell sharing day (Every Wednesday)

AREAS OF LEARNING
PRACTICAL LIFE-Sorting hearts; flower arrangement
SENSORIAL-Tastes of China; textures & fabrics of the Orient
LANGUAGE-Valentine poetry, how to say I Love You in sign language. Writing words of affection for family & friends.
MATHEMATICS-Counting hearts & Oriental items
CULTURAL-focus on Continents with emphasis on Asia; study & research of history of Valentine and Chinese New Year. (The Year of the Dog).
SCIENCE-planting sunflower, making artificial snow and baking cookies,
ART-Valentines for friends & family, painting & shading pictures about Asia, and China in particular. Origami hearts.
MUSIC-Valentine & Chinese songs with Chinese chimes.
BOOKS-Valentine & Chinese books-read the story & discuss sharing; making holiday art

OUTDOOR ACTIVITES
Gardening



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