Spotlight on Preschool

Spring Edition

Preschool Is Blooming

Inclusive practices are blossoming! Teachers continue to work collaboratively. Special education and general education teachers partner to provide a welcoming environment that engages all students. Universal Design for Learning practices are implemented. Teachers recognize the diversity and uniqueness of their students—how they form the blooming fabric of our classroom communities. We are a community that promotes appreciation and acceptance of student differences. "All Means All" remains our motto.

This fall, we are excited to announce two co-teach/blended preschool programs—at Pacific Drive and Orangethorpe. Mainstreaming opportunities in our general education preschool classrooms will continue to flourish.

Get to know another amazing set of preschool teachers!

Here are 5 preschool teachers sharing 5 fun facts! Check them out below.

Social Emotional Learning in the Early Childhood Classroom

  • Beginning early in life, social and emotional learning (SEL) is highly important for helping preschool children to understand and manage their emotions, feel and show empathy for others, establish healthy relationships, set positive goals, and make responsible decisions.

  • SEL provides an extra dimension to education. It is focused on improving cooperation, communication and decision- making skills.

  • Our preschool classroom are full of wonderful SEL resources.

Check some of them out below!

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View this fun whole body listening video.

This is such a fun and relatable video that you can show your little ones how to listen with their whole body.

**Here is an idea **

Play it. Pause it. Imitate it.

  • First have the kids watch it; then pause it when you want to teach a motion. Next have the kids imitate the actions.

They will love it!

Enjoy the show!

Sesame Street: Cookie's Crumby Pictures- The Biscotti Kid (Karate Kid Parody)

Helpful classroom SEL resources

Below you will find links that are informative on social emotional curriculum.

  • One of the links is a description of Second Step with neat and informative videos on understanding the scope and sequence of this curriculum.

  • The other link has free SEL resources you can download to accompany your SEL lessons or help guide your SEL goal writing.

Check them out.

Take some time to recharge.

"Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” Anne Lamott

During this hectic time, take time to unplug and recharge. You are amazing and passionate—your craft is truly admirable.

Remember, give yourself grace through the challenges. Praise your accomplishments.

I am proud of our inclusion journey and admire your dedication to stay the course.

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Beautiful Relaxing Music for Stress Relief ~ Calming Music ~ Meditation, Relaxation, Sleep, Spa
Have a wonderful rest of the school year!
Mindfulness and Social Connection Session

Mindfulness and Social Connection Thursday, April 21, 2022 5:15-6:00 PM District Office, ELC


Don't forget to review the SEL PD website!