Friday, January 30, 2015

February 2015 Newsletter

Klahanie School
February 2015 Newsletter

They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon.
The Owl and The Pussycat, Edward Lear
January 2015 Reflection
Coming back together celebrating togetherness and re-establishing connection and friend dynamics through dramatic play and garden adventures have been the core of our work this month while also sprinkling in our normal class lessons and fun.  We sang in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday with two parades full of joy and excitement from the children.  We also dived in the world of Winter Birds and weaving and created many amazing art and zoology projects.  Thank you parents for your wonderful check-ins and inquiries this month! 

February Curriculum Topics
A Child’s Love
A child's love is so sweet,

A child's love cannot be beat.

The way they look you in the eye,

The way they hold you when they cry.

Believe it or not they truly care,

And no matter what they need you there.

They take good thoughts and fill up your head,

They hug and kiss you before they go to bed.

But most of all their love is true,

And always say they love you too!
Crystal Loewen

·       Love and Poetry: Exploration of written expression through poetry, reading poems by Edward Lear (Nonsense Songs, 1870) as well as writing our own.  We will incorporate poetry and more narrated stories.  Some fun websites to check out are and  We also will be singing fun Valentine Day songs and reciting sweet children Valentines poems.
·       Beaver Families of the Pacific Northwest: the amazing family structure of the Beaver animal as well as importance of Beaver ponds and the habitats they create.  A wonderful nature documentary on Beavers is “Nature: Leave It To Beavers” which can be found on Netflix.
·       Chinese New Year: Begins February 19th (Teacher Emmy’s birthday:) and we will be having fun focusing on cultural background and celebration of Chinese New Year and art projects. 

Reminders/Thank You
·      Please help your child bring Valentines for all his/her schoolmates Thursday February 12th for our sweet little Valentine sing-a-long celebration and class treat we will make together. 

·      Re-Enrollment forms due by February 13th   Please call if questions arise along the way, happy to take time and thank you!

Island Community Developments
If you have a friend or someone you know who has experienced the loss of a child in the family fabric, please feel free to pass along the following website for global outreach and connection.

Nora In Our Family

March 8th 2015 3pm: Eagle Harbor Bookstore/Bainbridge Island, Klahanie School Teacher Emily Graham will sit alongside Intuitive Therapist and Author Elisa Romeo for her book reading and signing of “Meet Your Soul: A Powerful Guide to Connecting With Your Most Sacred Self” which features Emily’s personal family story of loss and continued intuitive journey following the death of her baby daughter Nora in 2007.   

Check out Elisa's website for more information on book orders and more at

Day of all boys!  Big work was discussed and implemented!   

Winter Bird Collage

MLK Parade 2015!

Bird Nests: Thank you Specialist Maria Metler for the idea!
Specialist Jordan Beck teaches weaving.

Napkin rolling and folding

One of our wonderful Thursday Sharing, thank you Utah!

Magic of Recycle Bucket!

Finding earthworms for Jack the school Tortoise

Some garden construction.

Phonetic 3-Letter word and object match.