Mrs. LaPlante's Newsletter

Aug. 31 - Sept. 4, 2020

Our Daily ZOOM Schedule

8:00 AM or 12:30 PM

Please choose ONE Zoom meeting. It will be the same content for both meetings.

You will find the link on Class Dojo everyday.

A recorded session will be available on Dojo to watch at a later time.

Dear Parents...

I want to thank you for answering the QOD everyday. It is how I take your child's attendance for Pre-K. Please continue to do this. Hopefully soon we will get more direction about face-to-face instruction and we hope to see you on Tuesday, Sept. 8th.

Remember: The digital Pre-K Parent Handbook can be found on our Class Dojo. I have sent both English and Spanish versions.

Check your Dojo messages frequently so that you stay in touch with announcements. Thanks!!

Sample Pre-K Daily Remote Schedule 2020-2021

7:30 - 8:00 AM Breakfast (You can watch the WES Morning News at this time or when we are finished with our Morning Meeting.)

8:00 - 8:20 AM * Morning Meeting (20 min. limit)

Remote Moment Interactive Format required daily on ZOOM

8:30 - 11:00 AM ** Total of 2 1/2 hours of free play

11:00 - 12:00 PM *** Total of 1 hour outdoors or indoor gross motor activities

12:00 - 12:50 PM Lunch

12:50 - 1:00 PM Read Aloud (pre-recorded on DOJO)

1:00 - 2:15 PM Rest Time (No longer than 1 hour 15 minutes)

2:15 PM Snack

* We will do another interactive ZOOM meeting at 12:30 PM for those who could not attend the 8:00 AM meeting. There will also be a recorded version for those who work and cannot attend either live meeting.

** Teacher will provide activity ideas for families (what would be in a small group, special materials offered, intentional activities that would be in a center).

*** Teacher will provide activity ideas for gross motor indoor or outdoor play

Classroom News

We will be learning all about our classroom community these first few weeks of school. We will learn about our safety classroom rules, what it means to be a friend, about feelings, what our classroom routine and schedule looks like, how to select a center, how to put toys away when we finish playing with them, how to recognize our names, and learn calm down strategies.

Handwashing will be a HUGE part of our daily routine. Please guide your child in this so they learn the importance and best practice in removing germs. This practice at home will help them when they are in class. You can have them sing "Happy Birthday" or the "ABC" song while they wash to make sure they are washing their hands for 20 seconds.

Why Do People Wear Masks | Little Ones Version | Jack Hartmann
The Number Rock
Sesame Street: Usher's ABC Song

Contact me if you need anything.

Please check your Class Dojo frequently to stay up to date on class announcements.

My Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday-Friday

My Quiet Hours: 4:00 PM - 7:30 AM and on Weekends