Welcome to the Preschool Home Page!
Mrs. Plenys, Ms. Senese and I would like to thank you all so very much for the cards, delicious treats, and presents that you gave us for Valentine’s Day. It was very sweet of you to think of us. We would also like to thank all the parents who volunteered for our Valentine’s Day Party. The children enjoyed the treats, playing Valentine bingo, and making a craft.
Our parent tip sheet for this week is from The Illinois State Board of Education and it is called Eating Right = Healthy Children! A link to this sheet is below.
Dress for Winter: Please make sure to dress your child for winter weather. If it is above 20 degrees with the wind chill, we will be going outside for recess. Please make sure your child has a warm coat, a hat, gloves, and snow boots. You may also want to send your child with snow pants. We have had several children come to school without gloves and hats. If you are in need of gloves or a hat for your child please send me a note and I will get these items for you.
Theme: This month we will continue exploring the Frog Street curriculum theme “Choices.” This week we will learn about making Healthy Choices for our bodies. We will talk about exercise, eating healthy, and getting enough sleep to keep our bodies healthy and strong. We will also talk about going for check-ups to the doctor and dentist. This week we will focus on the following books Neighborhood Helpers, Our Muscles, Food Around the World, and P’s and Q’s A to Z.
Religion / Social Emotional Development: We will talk about giving to those in need through Operation Rice Bowl and Catholic Relief Services. We will attend our all school mass this Wednesday and read the story of Noah’s Ark. We will make a rainbow to remind us of God’s promise to Noah. We will learn about Operation Rice Bowl and watch a video clip of Stories of Hope from around the world.
Language Arts / Letter of the Week: Our Letter of the Week this week is the letter Rr. The children will identify items from their homework sheet that begin with the letter Rr. They will trace the letter Rr with crayon and make the letter Rr with Play-Doh. They will watch a letter Rr video from abcmouse.com, and use the Smart Board to play the games for the letter Rr on starfall.com.
Math / Cognitive Development: In math, we will finish up the number 10 this week. The children will use a bathroom scale to weigh themselves and we will measure the height of each child and record it using a piece of yarn. The students will identify who is the tallest and shortest in class by comparing the pieces of yarn.
Science / Social Sudies: In Science, we will talk about keeping our bodies healthy. We will talk about the function of our heart, lungs, muscles, and bones. We will identify healthy foods and watch a video clip called Let’s Eat. We will play and online game from Scholastic called My Healthy Plate. We will also learn about keeping our teeth healthy. We will watch a video clip called How to Have a Healthy Smile. For Social Studies, we role play being a doctor in our dramatic play area. We will use our classroom doctor kits and a variety of props to make a doctor’s office. We will identify that we were off on Monday for President’s Day. The children will learn that Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States. We will look at a poster of all the past presidents. Please send good thoughts to my nephew-in-law and favorite USA Olympic athlete Jonathan Blum #24 on the USA Men’s Hockey Team!
- Link to pictures coming soon
Developmental Tip Sheets
- Please Don’t Go! Separation Anxiety and Children
- Sensible Consequences
- Making and Keeping Friends
- Eyes Right! Your Child’s Vision
- Things to Do While You’re Waiting: Science
- Feelings Are Fantastic
- Help Siblings Get Along
- Work and Play Together
- Fire Safety Tips
- Halloween Health and Safety Tips
- What Is Developmental Screening?
- Natural Illinois: Leaves Are All Around
- Manners and Preschoolers
- Making the Holidays Memorable and Meaningful
- What Makes a Good Toy
- Discover Shapes in Many Places
- Why Reading to Children Is Important
- Emergent Readers: Look! That’s My Letter!
- Developing Writing and Spelling At Home
- Helping Children Learn to Get Along
- Counting Up, Down,and All Around
- Kids Who Care
- Say Yes to the Mess! Snow Time
- Eating RIght = Healthy Children
Ms. Young, Preschool Teacher
School Office 708-749-3666