Our students and families are involved in many exciting activities and events in the community. Do you have pictures or videos from sporting events, dance, Boy Scouts or Girls Scouts that you want to share? At school we have a “who’s in the news” bulletin board and we cut out and post pictures from the […]
It’s important to us that children get their hands on books each and every day they are in preschool. We put great effort into creating a literature rich environment, fostering a love of reading. This involves keeping their experiences with books fresh and ever changing while balancing the joy of reading and rereading old favorites. […]
Children see their names in many different places throughout the day. In this activity children begin by writing their name. Children are assessed carefully to see if they are ready to practice writing their whole name, only a few letters or perhaps just recognize their name in writing. Throughout the many learning experiences each day, […]
Using playing cards with a number line allows children to see numbers in a sequence. This activity engaged children by flipping a playing card and matching it above the number on the number line.
These cool manipulatives are called Connectagons. Preschoolers really enjoy building and creating with all sorts of things. As well, having to grasp and turn small items continues to strengthen those small muscles needed to write!
Many projects we have done begin with an end in mind. Projects, as you know are purposeful in building hand strength, and produce lovely memoirs. This kind of project allows children to explore their creativity while using different textures AND builds hand strength. Every child creates a beautifully individualized, creative memoir.
Preschool Newsletter January 21, 2014
Coming up… events to February’s Winter break January 20– Martin Luther King,Jr. Day (observed) No School February 5– half day for students…dismissal at noon Winter break– February 17-21 No School
Many of our projects are connected to the reading readiness skills we are focusing on in Pre-K for that particular week. Shown here is the activity of water washing the letter W.
Many of the projects we do allow children the opportunity to strengthen the small muscles in their hands. These small muscles are essential to the ability to write as they get older. Although we may end with a lovely keepsake to admire decades later, the focus behind the scene is strengthening those tiny muscles for […]
Tip: This tutorial video will run on smart phones and ipads, so take it with you to the copier and scan to email! 🙂
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