"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, August 30, 2013

Getting to Know You!

Letter A
Number 0
September 4&5 Getting to Know You! Letter A and Number 0
9:00 Self-Directed Play Time and Clean up
9:10 Seat Work (writing name, worksheet)—Go over Rules at Preschool
9:20 Weather, Calendar, Counting, Letter and Number of the Day
9:25 Reading Time/Phonograms (letter sounds)
9:35 Practice Writing
9:40 Music Circle Time (Small and Large Movement, Instruments, Counting, Music Appreciation/Readiness, ABC/Reading, Singing)—Show and Tell
Instruments: Lauren’s Waltz –musical improv. with rhythm instruments-Miss Heather on Piano
Social Make New Friends: Make new friends,but keep the old,One is silver,the other is gold. A circle is round, it has no end. That's how long, I will be your friend. You help me, and I'll help you, and together, we will see it through.
My Favorite Things-song writing
The More we get together
Counting Ode to Joy counting song
Music Appreciation/Readiness -Introduce Alphabet Cards
Small and Large Movement Skills- If your happy and you know it-Let each child choose an action
ABC/Reading: Sing w/ letter A- Follow pitches of Pete the dog!
Singing—Student of the Day- Chooses a Song
10:10 Outside Play (Dress appropriately for weather)-Safety Rules
10:20 Snacktime/Storytime (story read by teacher while eating snacks) Carrots and Celery sticks w/ dressing read--This is the Way by Anne Dalton
10:30 Creating Project (arts and crafts) My Favorite Collage
10:50 Math/Science Skills-Introduce number blocks and practice stacking blocks after rolling the die

Dates to Remember: Show and Tell is the first day of school! Tuition is due this week.

Homework Challenge: Each week I give parents a challenge to do at home with their child. This is so important to be involved with their schooling. If you do this your child will get more out of their preschool experience. I am teaching your child some sign language to use in the classroom. This is an effective way to communicate with me and it helps them not to speak out and disrupt the class. Ask your child if they remember how to say "yes", "no" Thank you, Time, Bathroom, Tissue Please, and Play. These are signs we will use often at school. If they can't remember you can ask me and I will teach you so you can use these at home as well. Signs can be used with children that are not speaking yet. So try teaching them to your infants and toddlers. I loved using these with my babies that are sitting in their high chair to eat.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Fall Classes Begin Sept 4th

I'm sorry but the classes for 2013-2014 are full.  You may be put on a waiting list if you are interested.  August 28th is our Open House.  Bring your back pack, 100 stickers and your smiling face.  I'm super excited for this year.  We are going to have a lot of fun!