We had a great week learning more about signs. We talked about the different characteristics of signs; shapes, colors, and symbols. Students were able to follow arrows to move to another part of the class and identify that the color red means stop and green means go. In our small groups this week we worked on building patterns, rhyming and how to graciously win or lose a game. We built patterns using colors and different signs. We practiced rhyming by singing “Down By the Bay”. The kids loved this silly song, you could look it up and sing at home. We learned to be gracious winners by playing musical chairs and learning what to say. We practiced saying, “Good game.” “Congratulations” “I’m okay.” and giving high fives. When you are playing games at home you can practice this too. During the game and just before the game is over you can coach your child on what they can say or do when they win or lose and have them practice. It is fun to play game not matter if we win or lose. We also got to go practice a large motor skill in our small group on Friday. We practiced dribbling a ball, hitting a balloon with a foam paddle, and playing red light green light.
In Second Steps this week we worked on saying what we need or want in a strong respectful voice. We coached students and practiced this skill throughout the week. Just below you will find the home link for you to practice this skill at home.
This next week there is a lot happening. Please be sure to check the link above to access your time for parent teacher conferences this Tuesday and Thursday. These conferences will happen at Pyrtle in our preschool classroom. They will last about 15 min while we update you on your students progress. Please feel free to come with any questions that you might have about anything we are doing. We will also be getting a visit from Lincoln Fire and Rescue and Lincoln Police Department to do presentations about fire safety and general safety (getting found, never touching guns, and police are here to keep us safe). On Thursday we will be taking a short walk around the block (not crossing streets) to look for signs in our neighborhood. We will have 5-6 adults with us to make sure we are safe.
We wanted to let you all know that we have been keeping a close eye on the news about JK’s Pumpkin Patch. From the information we were able to recover it was an unfortunate tragedy that happened there this last week. We will continue to monitor the news and reach out to the them this week to make sure we are still set for our visit on the 25th.
♥A special thanks to those of you that helped cut materials this week for our firetruck project and those who donated plastic bins or funds for more!
As always, please let us know if you have any questions or comments. Thank you for all that you do to help your cild learn and grow!
Mrs. Losey and Ms. Jamie