4K and EC Family Newsletter

May 4, 2020

April Showers Bring May Flowers

It is hard to believe we are starting week 5 of 4K virtual learning. We continue to be so impressed by the work the teachers, parents and kids are doing! Thank you to those parents who share pictures for the newsletter. We have truly enjoyed seeing them and posting them each week in the newsletter. Keep them coming!


Each 4K community site is currently making plans for families to pick up belongings from school. Safety is of the utmost importance as we plan for this pickup/drop off time, please watch for more information coming to you soon from your 4K site.


It is Teacher Appreciation Week this week. Please see below for more information and how you all can get involved and show your teacher how much you appreciate her. This week we want to say "thanks" not only to our 4K teachers, but to our Early Childhood team. They support our littlest learners in the Stoughton School District in homes and community 4K sites. We appreciate all you do!


Stay well,

-Erin and Sara Jane

COVID-19 – Special Education Updates and Resources

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) understands that guidance can change quickly as information evolves. DPI continues to share updated information with district administrators frequently. The Special Education Team regularly updates its Extended School Closure Due to Covid-19 Special Education Question and Answer Document regarding the impact on students with IEPs. (Updated 4/23/2020)
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Teacher Appreciation Week

May 4th-8th is teacher appreciation week. Here are some ideas to let your teacher know how much you appreciate her!
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SASD COVID-19 Updates

Click in the link for the latest SASD updates.

COVID 19 - 4K Updates and Resources

The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University has a new guide A Guide to COVID-19 and Early Childhood Development. This document, as well as the website for Center on the Developing Child has good information for providers, families and community members.
4K Virtual Learning Sites

Click on the link to access this week's schedule.

SUPPORTING MATH READINESS THROUGH MATH TALK

The more parents talk with their child about math at home, the more a child’s mind is stimulated to think about math. Here are five ways to use math talk with your child.


1. Use age appropriate math talk.

2. Look for opportunities to count or add.

3. Look for opportunities to problem solve.

4. Ask open-ended questions to sustain math talk as long as possible.

5. Be prepared to take extra time for math talk.


By: Eugene Geist, Click on the link NAEYC for more information.

Indoor Gross Motor Activities

Looking for simple gross motor activities you can do indoors?

Toss bean bags into baskets

Move on paper plates

Play “find and tag it”

Move like an animal

Have fun with painter’s tape

Play indoor hopscotch

For more fun indoor gross motor games click on the link:

Indoor Gross Motor Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten

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Contact Us

Erin Conrad, 4K Principal/Kegonsa Principal

erin.conrad@stoughton.k12.wi.us

Kate Ahlgren, Director of Curriculum and Instruction

kate.ahlgren@stoughton.k12.wi.us

Sara Jane Lee, 4K Inclusion Support Teacher

sarajane.lee@stoughton.k12.wi.us

Mindy Holverson, 4K Educational Assistant

mindy.holverson@stoughton.k12.wi.us

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