A New School Year in 5 Day Pre-K!
Welcome to Pre-K!
I would like to extend a warm welcome to you all! We had a very busy week getting back into the school routine.
I wanted to review the lunch and snack policies. Having lunch at school is a big change for some students in this class and I want them to be confident in having both lunch and snack at school.
This is from the Family Handbook. “Please pack your child’s snack and snack beverage in a large Ziploc storage bag labeled with their name and the word SNACK. This bag should be placed in the FRONT pocket of their backpack for easy access." It will be a grab and go situation, so your assistance is most appreciated!
Their lunch should be packed separately in a lunch box and kept in the larger backpack pocket.
Lunches should be made up of 5 components. Water is not considered a component.
Some examples of 5 component lunches:
Ham and cheese on bread, juice box and carrots
Cheese pizza, water, yogurt and cucumbers
Chicken nuggets, Fresh veggie assortment, yogurt and juice box
Additionally, including a napkin in the lunchbox is very helpful for the students to practice table manners. Thank you very much for your help with this.
I will be sending the children's blankets for Rest Time home at the end of each week. Please launder and send the blanket back in on Monday. Please make sure the blanket is labeled with your child's name.
This week we read Mouse's First Day of School by Lauren Thompson and The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn. We listened to Pete The Cat I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin.
Of course we have also been having fun during our center time which included:
Discovery Table: Magnetic sensory bottles
Math Table: Colored Animals and Sorting Bowls. The children did a great of job sorting the animals by color.
Play Dough: We have red play dough. The children have been busy rolling it out, using the cookie cutters and scissors.
Pretend Center: The kitchen has been a hit! The children have been busy making meals and taking care of the babies. On Thursday, the children were packing the diaper bags full of clothes and food to go camping.
Sensory Table: Our table is full of sand, sifters, scoopers, bowls, and pails.
Art Easel: We had water color paints and white paper. It was great to see what the children decided to paint.
Project Table: Many children made First Day of School Hats on Wednesday. The children were very excited to stamp their hand for the Kissing Hand project which will come home next week. There were also beads for lacing bracelets.
Writing Table: Coloring Sheets and chalkboards
Today, we built Mat Man. Who is he? He is a very simple man made of wood pieces and a blue mat. Building him helps the children to learn spatial and drawing concepts. He gives them a sense of body part placement so they can draw him and other people. Each child had a piece of Mat Man and we listened to a song as we made him. Everyone did a great job of remembering what part of Mat Man they had.
If you have any questions or concerns at any time please feel free to contact me. I am looking forward to seeing everyone next week.
Have a great weekend!