Hello Lovely Patti’s Families,
Patti’s will be closed the week of February 21-25 for mid-winter break.
Teacher Michelle, Teacher Rosey and I hope that our Patti’s friends all have a wonderful week with their families and we look forward to welcoming everyone back when we reopen on February 28 for our Dr. Seuss Week!
After wrapping up our Zoo theme (have you heard your kiddos singing about the Crocodile and the Orangutan?), we celebrated friendship and kindness, as well as Valentine’s day. We have talked about being a good friend and about sharing, giving everyone space, and using gentle hands. We have read lots of stories about our favorite friends, including Maisy, Elmer and Llama Llama.
Our friends also did a mosaic art project celebrating a special artist during Black History Month. I have attached a picture from that art project, our special Valentine snack and our rainbow water bead sensory table. Please also see more info about the artist whose work we honored, Alma Thomas.
On Saturday March 5th from 10-12 Patti’s Play Center will be hosting a Registration Open House and Playground Playdate. We will be gathering on Patti’s playground and offering tours of the classroom for families interested in joining us for the 2022/2023 school year.
We would love to have some of our current families join us as well, and would appreciate it very much if you could help spread the word to your friends and neighbors!
Have a wonderful week!
Alma Thomas (1891 – 1978) was an African-American expressionist abstract painter and art educator. Miss Thomas was an Art teacher at a Washington D.C. Junior High School for 35 years. After retirement, Miss Thomas fully dedicated her time to her painting. She debuted her abstract work in an exhibition at Howard University 1966, at the age of 75. For this exhibition, she created Earth Paintings, a series of nature-inspired abstract works. Miss Thomas was the first African American woman to have a solo exhibition at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art in 1972 at the age of 81, and she exhibited her paintings at the White House three times.
We celebrate Ms. Thomas and her joyful, colorful abstract expression!