Preschool News

Miss Amy and Miss Courtney's Preschool Class

This Week ...

This week we began getting to know each other, learning our classroom routines, exploring the environment, and played a lot!

We start our days with Choice Time, a chance for all the kids to make their own choices on which fine motor items they would like to play with. They have shelves they can choose from. They are allowed to switch from one item to the next independently.

We then do a circle time that allows us to learn our friends names, do the flag salute, sign in, answer a question of the day, and look at our group plan. After we sing a couple songs, we model a craft that the kids will complete.

All the items are in one location and the kids can grab the materials that they need as they need it. This allows the kids to become independent and use their own creativity and planning with their crafts!

We usually come to the carpet and read a book after our crafts are done. Then we take a break for snack time. We wash our hands, get our own snacks, open them on our own or ask for help, pass out water cups and use a kid pitcher to pour our water. After snack time, we throw away our trash and get a book in the cozy center.

After books we either have outside time or centers. Again, the children get to choose the center they would like to play in. Most centers are open all the time (blocks, dress up, cars, art, cozy center, gross motor items, building toys, etc.) To end the day, we all join together to sing goodbye and sign out!

We read the Kissing Hand this week and other Llama Llama books. We made a raccoon like the character in the kissing hand, sponge painted a school bus, made a silly person that looked like Silly Sally (another book we read), and we ripped up paper and outlined the first letter in our names.

We played both indoors and outdoors and really are enjoying our time together!

Next Week ...

Next week we will read lots of Pete the Cat books, do Pete crafts and talk lots about not getting upset over little things. We will all leave next week with the motto "its all good!"

Back to School Night is Thursday, September 22nd at 7pm.

Reminders ...

Wednesday - Gym (wear sneakers!)

Thursday - Back to School night @ 7pm

Friday - Art with Mrs. Nice

Please check your child's folders each night. There is a communication book in each folder as well. Feel free to send us notes in there. Please also feel free to email us at any time, as this is the best and easiest way for us to communicate!

*School Pictures are on October 17th. Please send your money in prior to this date!

*We will have a field trip to Johnson's Farm, tentatively scheduled for October 21st. We hope to confirm that date by next week!

Learning to Walk in a Line!

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Meet Our New Friends...

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We Played on the Big Kids Playground!

We Explored All of Our New Centers