Miss Lindsay's September Newsletter
Back to School and Having So Much Fun!
SPIRIT DAY/TUITION DUE: Aug. 31-Sep. 1
NO SCHOOL: Sept. 7 (Labor Day)
SCHOOL PICTURES: Sept. 17-18
- More details to come soon. If you want a picture taken by Lifetouch, you’ll drive your child to Crimson Point Clubhouse. Sibling and class pictures available.
NO PRESCHOOL: Sept. 24-25 (Babby Farms Field Trip; see schedule below)
- FALL CARNIVAL: @Schoolhouse Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10am-12pm
- NO SCHOOL: Oct. 22-23 (Parent Teacher Conferences)
- HALLOWEEN PARTIES IN CLASS: Oct. 29-30 (No costumes please)
UPCOMING FIELD TRIP: BABBY FARMS!
FIELD TRIP SCHEDULE:
- Sept. 24-25: No preschool either day because of field trip
- Sept. 24:
- MWF AM/PM Classes: Meet at 9 a.m.
- T_TH AM/PM Classes: Meet at 10:30 a.m.
FIELD TRIP OUTLINE:
- Meet us at Babby Farms (5900 El Paso Rd, Caldwell, ID 83607)
You can get up close and personal at this petting zoo with their 130 animals from kangaroos to camels to lemurs! It's WORTH the 45-min. drive! :) We'll be there for about 1.5 hours together; feel free to stay longer if you like!
- What to wear: Sunshine shirts!
- Who can come: Your whole family of course! It's FREE!
- How long it will last: About 1.5 hrs.
Scholastic Book Clubs Deadline: Sunday Sep. 6
This month, you'll get a FREE 2-SIDED READING POSTER with your order + a FREE "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" book! And every time you place an order, your classroom gets a FREE book - thanks!
Our first month of school!
I love my classes and I have such adorable students! We had a great first few days at school. Lots of fun, learning, making friends, adjusting to classroom rules and routines, and so much more on a daily basis in our preschool classroom! We would love to have you parents come and visit us and enjoy volunteering while spending time with your child and classmates; if interested let me know!
Here is some information about your child's day in the classroom. Our class schedule:
- Table Time-fine motor skills
- Welcoming Circle
- Story Time
- Center Time/Art
- Clean up Time
- Outside Time
- Snack Time
- Library Time/Table Time
- Music and Movement
- Closing Circle and Good-byes
Here are some fun fine motor skills activities to work on at home!
Lacing cards, beading, drawing and writing, puzzles, playdough, buttoning and zipping coats, small legos, using tongs/tweezers, and board games!
Another huge important skill to work on at home is: Self Help Skills. This is a process and it takes time and patience. Please make this a big priority at home. Why? It builds independence, self-confidence, and successfulness! As a child feels these great things, then other learning skills will develop! Your child's social skills, academic skills, fine motor skills, large gross motor skills, and so much more will improve! Your whole child will be better and more successful in life, school, and at home.
Read, Read to your child every night. Literacy is very important for language building skills, word pronunciation, understanding content material, and pre-reading skills!
Upcoming themes and activities:
- Finish all about me
- Animals: Babby Farms
- Fall season: weather, leaves, apples
In the Preschool classes: We have been working hard on using our words while interacting with peers, taking turns, and sharing with others! We learned about The Letter A, the shape Triangle, the colors Green and Blue, numbers 3 and 5, and recognizing the first letter in their first name! Self help skills: toileting, and covering your mouth in your elbow while sneezing and coughing, using our manners, and saying please and thank you! We are also working on sitting and reading/looking at books while treating our books with respect and care.
In the Pre-K classes: We are working hard on friendship and social skills, using correct pincer grasp while writing our names and drawing, recognizing our names on print and spelling our first names! We will be recognizing and writing letters L, T, F, and E! We're starting to identify numbers 0-3 and more!
In the preschool and Pre-K classes:
We have been learning all about being at school and school activities, All About Me activities, and now we're introducing animals! Some major learning concepts we have been focusing on are: a variety of fine motor and eye-hand coordination activities, recognizing letters in first names and other letters of the week, recognizing first name in print, friendship skills, social skills, self-help skills, name writing using the pincer grasp, counting, and number recognition!
Let me know if you have any concerns or questions. Please remember to send warmer clothes with your child as the weather changes because we go outside every day. Also, if your child is sick, please keep your child home. And lastly, Monday and Tuesday is share day, where your child can bring one toy from home. This builds their social skills and helps them talk in front of their peers.
Looking forward to having a lot more fun days this coming month! I am also very excited for our upcoming field trip!