This month we will continue to reinforce classroom routines and procedures that we have introduced in September. We are so proud of how all the students have settled in and adjusted to their new classroom environment! They are excited to learn of each other as they build friendships.
Themes & Activities
- What makes me important and unique?
- What feelings do I have and why?
- How do we use our senses to explore, investigate and understand the world around us?
Children will learn about themselves by engaging in class activities to develop self-concept and self-awareness of themselves as unique individuals. Children will continue to practice their skills on identifying, expressing and managing their emotions through social interactions.
During this unit, your child will also have the opportunity to develop a wide variety of skills by using his/her senses in hands on learning and play. We will be working on developing children’s abilities to take in information about the world through sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch.
Some Books We Will Read
I Love My Hair by Natasha Tarpley; The Feelings Book by Todd Parr
Friendshape by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See by Eric Carle
The Five Senses by Aliki; Press Here by Herve Tullet
The following ideas and activities will help extend the learning outside of the classroom and into your home. We encourage you to share with your child a favorite story from the past. Among other things, this could be a story about the first time your child did something new, a funny story about an experience or a time when your child made the family proud. You can also take a sensory walk together and ask your child to pay attention to what they hear, see, feel and smell. You can also discuss how we can use our senses to stay safe when walking outside.
TIPS FOR PARENTS
Encourage independence. While no one expects a 4-year old to do everything on her own, age-appropriate independence is important. Real tasks allow children to learn to take care of themselves. They also give kiddos a sense of true accomplishment.
Some suggestions – cleaning up after themselves after meals, choosing clothes for the day, getting themselves dressed, etc. While perfection isn’t necessary, working towards independence is the goal.
The school day begins at 8:10am and ends at 2:30pm.
**Doors open for Early Drop-Off at 7:40am
**Doors will open for dismissal at 2:25pm
Please note: If you arrive any time after 8:25 AM, you will
need to sign-in your child at the front desk, and a staff
member will escort your child to their classroom.
Please send in any missing documents/supplies.
Attendance is an important part of Pre-K. If your child is absent, please be sure to email or send in an absent note.
Please check your child’s RED communication folder daily for important notes from the school.
Please check to make sure your child has an extra set of appropriate clothes throughout the school year. Also, provide appropriate footwear for dance and outdoor play.
All visitors entering the school must have a valid ID and must sign in with School Safety.
Sept 30th- Oct 1st: School Closed, Rosh Hashana
October 4th: Parents as Learning Partners!
Please join us! Visit your child’s classroom and partake in classroom activities.
October 9th: School closed, Yom Kippur
October 14th: School Closed, Columbus Day
October 31st: Fall Festival Parade @ 1:35PM
We will be walking around the block where children can showcase their costumes. Parents are welcome!