Monday, September 16, 2019

Sept 17 - 20

Hello Preschool Families

Here is a quick outline of what I hope to get through this week.

Celebrate Dot Day Tomorrow
Wear something with Dots
Make a structure with Dot candy and toothpicks
Create an art project with "dot" papers
Use bingo dotters at the easel
Table work with Ms Darcie - One Dot can make - what can we turn one dot into??
Meet Listening Larry

Talk about school buses, and create a school bus art project, sing wheels on the bus.
Talk about Listening Larry and how we can be a Listening Larry

Create circle art
Write in our journal

Practice lacing cards and beads

Play on the playground
Sand in the sensory table
Play dough

All about me bags
Kissing Hand Project
Hopes and Dreams - due 9/20
Friday 9/20  - Have a special snack to connect to the book If You Take A Mouse To School
Friday 9/20 - PICTURE DAY!!  Please return picture forms by  this Wed.

Our greeting song

What’s new in class

Someone decided to say hello

Meet Listening Larry

The children will meet Listening Larry this week.

Books this week

Friday, September 13, 2019

Sept 13, 2019 - update

Good Morning

The children have been doing a wonderful job learning all these new routines and expectations.  We will continue working on them next week as well. 

This week we had fun - coloring with crayons, playing with sand, playing with play dough, building with blocks, and dressing up in the dramatic play area.  We enjoyed the new addition of babies in the dramatic play area. 

We read the book - Crazy Pizza Day and made our own shape pizzas - we counted the circles, squares and triangles we put on our pizzas. 

Yesterday we met a new friend - Mat Man - pictures posted below.  First we listened to the song Mat Man - but my mat man was a pile of pieces so the children helped me build him by each taking pieces and singing the song together we added our pieces to create MAT MAN!!!  Then we drew Mat Man in our writing journals - that was hard work, but each child came over to the work table to draw their Mat Man in their journal.  And the secret of Mat Man is his wooden pieces make different letters!! 

Today we are going to draw our self portraits using black permanent markers to add to the back bulletin board.   This is one of my favorite projects we do in September. 

Sept 13 - Kissing hand projects 
Sept 18 - Picture day forms
Sept 20 - Hopes and Dreams
Sept 25 - OPEN HOUSE - 8:45 - 9:15 morning session 9:30 - 10:00 - Afternoon session

Have a great weekend.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Classroom rules

Back to school

Hello Preschool Families

The children are learning the routines and expectations in the classroom.

What did we do last week??

* learned where, when, and how to wash our hands
* trying to learn our who our friends are in the classroom
* routine at circle - how to sit at circle
* exploring the classroom 
* how to clean up the toys
* with help identifying their names to sign in

What will we do this week??

* continue all of the routines and expectations from last week
* continue to work on who are friends are and how we can play together
* Who is Mat Man?  Draw Mat Man in our writing journals
* draw a self portrait
* create a shape pizza
* with Ms. Darcie count with bears - what else can we do with the bears - sort, pattern?
* Play on the playground - so fun!!  Learn the rules to the playground.
* have fun with friends and toys in the classroom.

Other Information -

Morning Session - 8:45 - 9:15 & Afternoon Session 9:30 - 10:00

Home/School Folders - will go home on Tuesdays please take out all paperwork, return what should be returned, and put folder back in your child's backpack for Friday.  I will refill them on Mondays for that week. 

KISSING HAND PROJECT - due Friday Sept 13 - please work with your child on the kissing hand project.  They all go in a binder in the cozy space for the children to look at during the day.

As always feel free to send an email with any questions or concerns.

Books this week

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

First day of school

I am so excited for the first day of school!  I can not wait to see all the new children.