Hello PreK Parents,
We have had a great start to the school year and are having a lot of fun in the classroom. All of our returning students remembered the school routines after the summer break. Our new students are adjusting well to our classroom learning environment and making new friends.
As we mentioned at Open House, the PreK team has professional development days on the third Friday of each month. The first one is next week on 9/15. The rest of the dates are as follows: 10/20, 11/17, 12/15, 1/19, 2/16, 3/16, and 5/18.
We have started the year with an All About Me Unit. We are having discussions at circle time, reading books in the classroom, and making special memory books. As part of this project, we need some help from home. Please send in a baby picture of your child for the memory book. If you do not have a printed photo, feel free to send one to me by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have another project for you to do with your child at home.
Family Collage Homework Project
Here is your first PreK homework assignment. Enclosed is a piece of heavy stock paper. Please write “_______’s Family” (ex. Sally’s Family) on the top. Then, you can cut out pictures of members of your family (or others that are close to your child) and arrange them as you like on the paper - using glue, two-sided tape, etc. to adhere them. Make sure to write each person’s name next to their picture so that we can tell who they are. You can also cut pictures out from magazines of things that are your child’s favorites. We will laminate them and hang them up to view.
Usually the preschool “homework” will not be so involved, but these collages become a very important part of our classroom environment and the preschoolers love to share their family collages with their friends at school.
Please try to have these done as soon as you can so we can have everybody’s family “join us” in class every day.
Mrs. Zayas & Mrs. Paronto