This week we concluded our Beginning of the Year Study and began our Signs Study! We spent some time looking at signs and talking about what we noticed about them, what we thought they might mean, and looking around outside to see if we could see any signs.
During small groups this week, students went fishing for letters, made letters in shaving cream, and made letters with playdoh. This week was all about letter identification! These are just a few ways that you can practice letter identification at home.
Our second step lessons focused on listening and following directions. We talked about who you could ask if you forget what to do. We also talked about our solution kit. The solution kit includes pictures of various ways that students can solve social problems in the classroom. Some ideas are to get a timer, trade toys, ask nicely, or play together.
Parent Teacher Conferences
The Early Childhood Department decided that preschool will not participate in parent teacher conferences this year. This information will be shared during a home visit instead. If you receive an email requesting that you sign up for conferences, please ignore it.
September 29 — No School (PLC)
This week we talked about rules at school and when things happen at school. We learned about our three big rules at Kloefkorn: Be safe, Be respectful, and Be responsible. We also spent some time using our atten-to-scopes to focus on our schedule at school to see what things come next in our day.
On Thursday, we had some special guests. Miss Kelsey and Mr Eric zoomed into our classroom and taught the students some dance moves! Miss Kelsey and Mr Eric are professional dancers at Lego Land in Florida. Miss Kelsey is Mrs Bassett’s daughter!
In small groups this week, students practiced how to find the letters in their name and write their name, they went on a color hunt in the classroom, and they practiced different ways to move their bodies outside.
Our social emotional curriculum introduced our Atten-to-scopes and taught the preschoolers how to focus their attention on things. Ask your child to show you their atten-to-scopes!
September 7 — No school (Labor Day)
September 14-24 — First Quarter Home Visits via Zoom
We made it! Our first week of preschool was a blast. We had so much fun welcoming students back to the classroom and getting to know everyone. We spent the week learning our friends and teachers names, how to wait your turn, how to walk in line, and how to be in preschool.
Our social emotional lessons included some safety rules about car seats and holding an adults hand while crossing the street. Ask your child if they can tell you our safety rules! We also reviewed our new rule about wearing masks in the classroom. We reminded our students that our masks must be worn over our mouths and noses at all times. Take some time to practice this at home! You can set a timer or complete a short activity while your child is wearing their mask.
Our small groups this week taught students about different areas of our classroom. We learned about the block area, house area, table toy area, art area, book area, sensory table, and science area. After we learned about the areas, students were able to play in those areas during choice time.
August 25 — No School (PLC)
I know this is not how anyone expected our year together to end, but I want to say a sincere thank you to everyone for their flexibility and grace while we worked through our remote learning. I truly appreciate your willingness to participate and communicate during our last quarter.
I hope everyone has a great summer! Online learning videos and the daily challenges from the library will be available through June 30!
I put together a document with songs from our classroom — you can find it here:
Songs from the classroom!
Let me know if your child has any other requests and I will try to find them and add them to the document 🙂
Find out what your friends know about insects! What we know about insects
Look at the additional resources for preschool! Additional Books/Resources for Preschool
Channer has been doing puzzles and has been able to spend some time outside!
Maggie has been doing some creative dress up and imaginative play!
Wyatt and his brother did a Lego challenge!
Ella got a new bike for Easter! She has been spending some time learning how to ride.