Ms. Leslie's Loop
What's Up? Classroom and Communications Skills Program
February 18th - February 27th
It takes a village......
It was a full week of preschool last week! YIPPEE! Let's do a cheer!
Just a BIG thank you to all of our EC families for making things so special for their kiddos and being supportive of the things we do in our CCSP classroom! I will never be able to stress enough that when home and school connect - GREAT THINGS HAPPEN! Thanks for all of the Valentine goodies as well! Our bellies will be full of yummy things!
Ms. Leslie :)
Guess What's Coming Up?
Stoplight Special Snack!
Thanks so much!
This igloo looks good, right?
At Circle time we were singing, "Who Is In The Igloo," while we looked for our pictures! We loved how we could get "into" learning the concept of in!
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I think I'll just chill right here!
We got one of our tunnels out and everyone wanted to just lay inside and check out what it looked like through the mesh top! It was fun!
This igloo looks good, right?
Miss Tina's Tidbits!
COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY.....
It's time for our next lesson about "PLAY" in our 5 Part series from "Let's Grow Speech" series. This seems so easy but takes time and patience in allowing your child to be in charge of the play. Play pushes you to take time out of your busy schedule to stop and get down on the same level as your child. Seems so easy but many parents tell me they don't know how to play with their child and need help on "how" to engage their child in play to help expand their play and language skills.
The biggest key is to remember is to "follow their lead" in your child's play. Let your child pick an activity to play and then you can jump in and repeat their words and actions, expand their language by making comments about "what" they are doing, and then add descriptors (colors or sizes) or concepts (numbers or spatial concepts) too. Make sure to stop and "wait" for back and forth communication within this play scheme or make comments about their play in parallel play schemes to give them words or actions if they are not verbalizing. Keep it simple and have fun.
Please watch the attached video as it is a really nice example of how we can imitate and expand your child's speech and language skills within play by simply following their lead in play.
I challenge you to videotape your play with your child and then go back and watch it together. This allows for additional opportunities to repeat and review their play and many kids LOVE to watch themselves in action as they benefit from visual prompts/video models to increase understanding of how to play. Plus, this is a great way to record and watch their progress blossom right in front of your eyes!
Let's Get Messy......Sensory Ideas for Home!
EC Parent Information Night with Laura Rinderknecht
Wednesday, Feb. 19th, 6-7pm
12451 Brooks School Rd
We've Got Skills!
- Sharing materials
- Following our classroom routine, using a picture schedule
- Taking something off of the flannel board, or placing a picture on to a picture or flannel board
- Simple motor imitations (clapping hands, tapping legs, waving, giving high five's)
- Working on "giving up" materials when we say, "1,2,3 my turn."
- Isolating a point when we ask to "point to," or "touch ______"
- Responding to directions such as, "come here, stop, walk with me"
- Matching objects to pictures using vehicles and vehicle books
- Recognizing friend's pictures and names!
- Responding to directions such as, "come here," "stop," or "walk with me."
- Counting objects, pictures. etc., anything we can count and work on one to one number correspondence
Check out what we are learning!
Special Notes and Upcoming News/Events
- EC PARENT NIGHT - reschedule! This will be a great night filled with LOTS of information and practical tips to use every day! Wednesday February 19th 6-7 p.m. at Brooks School Elementary! Hope to see you there!
- No School on Monday February 17th in observation of President's Day!
- We WILL be at school on Tuesday February 18th! This was originally a flex day, however it is now one of our snow make-up days!