"Almost all children respond to music. Music is an open-sesame, and if you can use it carefully and appropriately, you can reach into that child's potential for development." Dr. Clive Robbins

Friday, November 18, 2011


Monday and Tuesday

Introduce Theme and Letter and Number of the Day --Letter U and Number 11
Music Circle Time
Hello Song
Instruments—Harvest Instruments
Social—Over the River and Through the Woods—Let each share something they are grateful for and     
what they like about Thanksgiving (pass bean bag and when music stops they share something—play 
“Thankful” by Josh Groban
Counting-10 little Indians
Music Appreciation/Readiness—Blue Jellos
Small and Large Movement Skills—Get up and move
ABC/Reading-Alphabet Rumba
Singing—Child Chooses Songs
Creating Project (arts and crafts) Handprint Turkey’s  Cut out hands and write one thing we are grateful on each feather. 
Snacktime—Graham Crackers and milk
Group Motor Activity-Turkey Tag—Jump on the Blanket
Math/Science Skills—Thanksgiving Bingo
Storytime—Thanksgiving Day
Calendar:  Remember no preschool on Wed and Thursday--Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving
Next week we are going on a Field Trip to Lee's Market.  I will have Rachelle, our great teacher volunteer, drive so we don't need any mom's to come unless of course you would like to.  Monday groups will meet together at my house at 9:30.  You can pick up at preschool at 11:30.  Tuesday will have the same time as usual.  We will do some things before and after the field trip.  Please bring and leave carseats/boosters and have your child wear their preschool t-shirt.  
This week for the homework challenge I just wanted to give you encouragement for having your child in preschool by giving you the reason I think preschool is important.
Learning the ABC's and numbers can be done at home as well as art's and crafts.  The most important thing I think preschool teaches children is learning social skills with children their own age and then learning the importance of respect and how to treat a teacher.   
I also believe preschool teaches the child attention skills that are vital to learning.  In our preschool we have short periods of time when everyone sits and listens to the teacher.  I see each of the children getting better and better at focusing during instruction time.  This routine of practicing focusing their attention is so important.  It's hard to simulate the teacher/student classroom experience at home so I complement you for allowing your child the opportunity to experience this here at preschool.  
 Thank you for all those that have e-mailed me back the survey!  I really appreciate the feedback so far it has been so helpful.  Those of you who haven't done it--when you get a chance I would really appreciate it.  

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