Preschool News

April 2015

Spring Cleaning

We have many resources that will be stored at WBEC over the summer. The following is a list of items that have been checked out to each teacher and need to be returned. Some items can be checked out over the summer but still need to be accounted for at the end of the school year. Click the link below to see the list.

End of the Year Clean Up

It's time to get rid of practices, routines and habits that are not working for children. If you are teaching in a separate class setting make sure your circle activities are developmentally appropriate. Days of the week and months of the year are not meaningful to preschoolers (especially those with delays) Replace the traditional, rote calendar songs with a review of the day's schedule and include a reference to what happened yesterday and what may happen tomorrow. That information is meaningful. Count the children in attendance, mark the number of acts of kindness or count the number of blocks a child uses to build a tower instead of the numbers on a calendar. You will have a made a meaningful connection for children.

Letter Sound Gesture

Tori Fetzer, a student teacher from UNCC, at Indian Trail came across a great resource that she is using in her class. She pairs a gesture with letters to cue children with speech and language delays. She has incorporated this practice into her circle time with positive results. Click the link above to view the website.
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