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Nov 20

Welcome to Mrs. Lee’s Pre-K Class

 

 

Welcome to Preschool!

     My name is Mrs. Jennifer Lee. I have been teaching Preschool for many years and I’m happy to have the opportunity to work with your family this year. I have exciting plans for the school year. I’ll need your cooperation to make sure things run smoothly. Here are some things you should know:

 

General Information

Drop off and Pick up- To ensure your child’s safety, he or she needs to be accompanied by an adult at arrival and departure times. An adult must come in the classroom to sign the child in and out. Your child will only be released to people whom you have listed on the Preschool Pick-Up Authorization Form. Any additional names or changes to the form must be given to me in writing. The first bell rings at 7:45 a.m. Students will be dismissed at 2:50 p.m. Please be prompt!

Folder- Please remember to check your child’s folder everyday for school correspondence (homework, newsletters, notes, etc.) Please make sure to return any requested paperwork in the folder and place the folder in the basket by the door when you arrive each morning.

Snack- Each student must bring his/her own nutritious snack as well as juice or water each day. Please label the food that is for snack time, if you are sending it in the same container as your child’s lunch.

Blanket- Students need to bring a blanket for naptime in a reusable tote bag. Blankets will be sent home every Friday to be washed and need to be returned on Monday.

 

 

Curriculum- A Thematic Approach to Learning 

      In Preschool we learn many things including; academics, social skills and problem solving. We foster emotional growth and encourage self confidence and independence. Skills and concepts are taught through a variety of themes. There are several themes throughout the year. Seasons, animals, occupations, fairytales, and holidays are just some of the many topics we cover. Literacy, language, math, science, religion, and art activities are all centered on the themes that we are learning about. Often our themes overlap and we learn about a variety of things that are connected in some way. As we make connections and curiosity grows, our interests help us to choose the themes we will explore next! Please check my weekly posts to find out about our classroom activities!

 

 

Discipline- Blast Off to Your Best Behavior

      The behavior chart is in the shape of a rocket pointing upward to the “stars.”  There are several levels on the rocket, so there are chances to correct misbehavior as well as recognize continued positive behavior. Each child has a clothespin with his/her name on it. All of the children’s clothespins start on “green” (good). The purpose is to recognize positive behavior, so that their clothespins continue to move up toward the “shining stars.” Children who are “shining stars” at the end of the day will receive a paper star with their name on it. If your child wasn’t a “shining star,” that does NOT mean that they didn’t behave. “Green” (good) or above, reflects positive behavior, so be proud! If your child was below “green” please talk with him/her at home and encourage him/her to try harder the next day. At the end of the day, any child on “green” or above will receive a sticker on his/her incentive chart. When the children fill their charts with stickers, they get to choose a prize from our class prize box.