Dear Pre-k Families,
We had to make some adjustments to our schedule to accommodate for the smoke outside. We have had to stay inside and will probably continue to be inside this week as well. We will continue to pray for firefighters and families that have become displaced. Please check Seesaw, as I have posted some pictures and video of the children when they have been the leader during the morning message and as they are doing friend of the day. The morning message gives the kids a chance to write their name on the white board and share with the class something they like. We have begun friend of the day. Each day a new student has a chance to cheer their name in front of the class and then the class works together to learn how to write that student's name. We make a book of all the friend's work. I also have begun initial one to one assessment with the children to see where our baseline is. I have sent home a piece of colored paper for your student to make a page about themselves for our class book. Please let me know if you have any questions. Please remember that I will be laminating each page so please do not add things that will not go through the laminator.
This week, we will continue to learn the rules of the classroom. We will also continue to work on pre-writing skills in our fine motor journals and learn about scissor safety and how to use our glue bottle. We will also be learning how to make a self portrait and how to be super fiends. In our social emotional curriculum, we will be learning about focusing our attention. We will be adding to our morning routine with question of the week and signing in with our name each day. We have been working on our fine motor skills by strengthening our 3 writing fingers. You can support them with this by having them play with play dough, Legos, or having them pick up cheerios one at a time.
If an effort to keep everything clean, we are going through our Clorox wipes faster than we thought. If you have any extra containers of disinfecting wipes, we would appreciate them.