4K and EC Newsletter

April 13, 2020

Week 2 of 4K Virtual Learning

We made it through the first week of 4K virtual learning! We received positive feedback saying the content was just right. We want to continue to support your family by offering social and academic activities for you to do at home. Please continue to send your pictures and comments to Sara Jane Lee @ sarajane.lee@stoughton.k12.wi.us or to your child's teacher to share.

It is a good time to be reminded of the words of David Elkind, PhD. He writes, "Play, like love and work, is an ambiguous term—with meaning that changes over the course of the human life cycle. The play, love, and work of children are simply different from those of adults. We easily understand the new side of “love” that emerges in adolescence, and that the adult concept of work—earning one’s own living—does not apply to children. Yet when it comes to children’s play, we tend to think of it in adult terms—as the opposite of work, engaged in for its own sake."

For more information about the importance of play click on the link: The Wisdom of Play

Enjoy week 2 of 4K virtual learning!

Erin and Sara Jane

4K Virtual Learning Sites

Click on the link to access 4K virtual social and academic activities.

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Virtual Learning Check-In

Please take a moment to provide us with important feedback regarding our launch of Virtual Learning. Your input will help us continue to reflect and adjust as we move through this very new process! 4K Virtual Learning Survey

Early Childhood: Developmentally Appropriate Practices


Children Learn by Playing!

The WI Department of Public Instruction promotes play as the key to early learning.

Related: Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards.

Play is the Way
SASD COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Click on the link for updates and resources.

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Erin Conrad, 4K Principal/Kegonsa Principal


Kate Ahlgren, Director of Curriculum and Instruction


Sara Jane Lee, 4K Inclusion Support Teacher


Mindy Holverson, 4K Educational Assistant



Please feel free to email me at: sarajane.lee@stoughton.k12.wi.us or complete this Google Doc and I will try to connect you with the resources you need.

Also, for more information you can check out the Department of Public Instruction- Early Learning site, or Information on COVID-19.

Be well- Sara Jane