Welcome to the RH Babes in Toyland 2013-2014 preschool class!
This month we will be going into the Highscope Curriculum, starting with letter links, and including them into the Zoophonic method using phonics .
We will also be learning a few simple Spanish words.
In addition, show and tell days will be announced soon, and as a beginning of year project, each child will be creating an "All About Me" poster.
Every week, we will also be carrying out cooking projects and other cool activities.
As we brush our teeth every day after lunch, each student, including returning students, will need a new toothbrush.
We need weather appropriate clothing for your child, such as an extra sweatshirt, in case the autumn weather decides to throw us a curve ball.
For naptime, we need 1 fitted/ or flat sheet and a blanket.
Problem solving through dolls and literacy
Diversity of preschool aged children around the world
MY BEGINNING OF YEAR ADVICE
Hello, I am Julie, and I am one of your child’s caretakers.
Adjusting to preschool can be tough for any child, even one who's been in daycare. You can help the transition process by trying out these ideas and activities:
- Make preparation fun – learning shouldn’t be a chore
- Plan frequent social activities, such as play dates, for your child
- Plan frequent outdoors activities
- Give your child a sense of what to expect
o Tell them where are they going
o Visit the class ahead of time
o Let your child meet the teacher first if meeting children first is too stressful
- Use literacy: reading stories about children starting preschool is good preparation for your child; it encourages reading and introduces print and social interaction between the characters in the story and the class setting
- Come up with a good by ritual (such as high five, or saying " I'll be back to get you soon, long before we see the moon!"
- Finally, during the first two weeks:
o allow extra time to get them ready and out the door in the morning;
o remember that the calmer things are at home, the calmer they’re likely to be in school
And lastly, remember not to drag out goodbyes; keeping them short will make your mornings, as well as your child’s, far less stressful.
See you in class!