This week in preschool we have continued to talk about rules we have in our classroom and at Kloefkorn. We also started to talk about what happens during our day, for example, what happens during small group or large group, and how we know when those parts of our day are coming. We talked about the clock and that it helps us know when things happen and how we can look at our schedule to determine which part of the day comes next.
During our small groups this week, students were able to practice using their positional words (next to, behind, in front of) by tossing bean bags into a bucket, compare sizes of structures using unifix cubes (taller than, shorter than, more, less), and identify letters by putting together a puzzle. These are all skills that you can practice at home using various objects or your child’s own body (e.g., stand behind the chair, are you bigger or smaller than the table?, what letters do you see in your bedroom? etc.).
Our social emotional curriculum discussed how we can focus our attention using our attento-scopes (ask your child to show you what they look like) and continued to practice how to be welcoming to new peers and adults in the classroom. We also had an opportunity to practice our new Standard Response Protocol procedure of Hold. This would occur if there was ever an emergency inside the building in which they needed the hallways clear (e.g., medical emergency where medical personnel needed to get to someone quickly).
Please continue to empty your Friday folders and send them back on Monday (or the next school day).
September 19 — Picture Day @ 1:30pm
September 21 — Walk-a-thon & Pajama Day!
September 25 — No School (PLC)