I am so excited to be your child's teacher! We are going to learn so much together this year. PreSchool is an extremely important year in your child's life. We will create a solid foundation for learning. Children will learn appropriate social skills, as well as self-help skills and continue fine and gross motor development. We will also work on learning our letters and numbers. The children will practice writing their names daily. It is important that you reinforce these skills at home. There will be home school projects to bridge the home/school gap.
Your child will need a small backpack and a folder. Please make sure you label them with your child's first and last name. Your child will also need a complete set of extra clothes. You may want to have a supply crayons and fat pencils for home use. Please do not purchase expensive clothing for the school year. This is a very hands on program and we do get messy. Please make sure your child has sneakers, we do try to go outside daily!
Classroom Paraprofessionals: Trisha Guimaraes
Show and Tell: (Friday)
SHOW AND TELL : Show and Tell this week is any item you would like.
- A book bag that is labeled with your child’s name (Please make sure a folder will fit inside.)
- A complete set of extra clothes that will be left in the classroom. (Please label them in a Ziploc bag)
- Diapers/pull-ups if your child is not potty trained
- A family picture to hang up because we will miss you
- A small blanket for rest time and a small stuffed animal that they would like to lay with. (Items will go home on Friday to be washed.)
Week 3:We are going to start the Creative Curriculum theme : Beginning of the School Year. This is very similar to what we have been doing. We will read the curriculum books in the morning and do the mighty minutes as well as any structured learning activities. In the afternoon this week we will be discussing apples. The children will explore apples through discovery activities. We will cut an apple to find the star and paint with them to see if we can capture the magic. We will also make predictions on how each color apple tastes. Then we will graph which we like best. We will also learn about how apples grow. We will see if all apples have the same number of seeds and count how many seeds we find. We will learn about the story of Johnny Appleseed. On Friday we will be cutting apples and making apple sauce. We will also decide who makes it better us or Motts. We will also be making a surprise for you for Back to School Night. The 4 year olds will start our sight words- we will be working on the word "GO." The 3 year olds will be introduced as well and may pick up on it through the weekly repetition.Please wash and return the children's bedding for Monday. I hope all the children are enjoying school. I know I am loving this class. They are such a great bunch of children. If you have any questions or concerns please let me know.Important Dates:Monday we start GYM!!!! We have gym at 2:10 every Monday with Mrs. Manzo's class. This week we are focusing on ball skills. (Mrs. Mazo and I will be teaching the lessons each week to focus on gross motor skills we see need to be worked on.)Tuesday- Scholastic Book Orders are due. Ordering books allows the children to get free books throughout the year for the holidays as well as items for the classroom. The alternate seating ball, wiggle chair and chair bands were all purchased with book points.Friday- School Spirit Day. Movie Night and the Kid's Gift Auction. It is also Show and Tell- any item you choose.Sept 24th - Back to School Night 5:30.
This week we will continue to assess the children's skills by doing an academic assessment to look at what colors, shapes, numbers and letters that they know. A copy will be sent home with you, so you can see where we are starting at. Please keep in mind we are still getting to know one another and the children may be shy and not show me exactly what they know. We are also starting our This is Me book as well as I Can Write My Name book. The children will also continue to work on their Self projects that will hang in the hallway. We are also going to read stories and identify if the children in the story are like them or different. We are going to work on social skills and interactions during our play centers and our turn and talk during circle times.
This week we are going to do so much. The children will begin to develop friendships, learn each others' names, learn about our classroom. They will explore each center and learn the proper ways to use them. The children will have snack daily, and socialize with their peers. We will begin the classroom routine and do some projects to get the children used to school. It is going to be a fun week. Friday we have Show and Tell. The children can bring in their favorite toy from home.
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