Welcome to Ms. Craft's PreK class !!!
Happy New Year!!
The children are adjusting back into their school routine quite well. We are talking cold, winter, snow, and hibernation in the month of January. Yes, I know we live in SW Florida...but we cover "winter" anyway.
We are working our way through the alphabet, one letter each week. This week we have been working on letter N. This week we are covering the number 13. Colors and shapes are a continuous process. We work on those daily.
It can be a challenge to share toys and adult attention with peers. You can help your child by playing simple games with them. Games that involve waiting for their turn can be as simple as catch or toy car races on the floor. Waiting helps your child learn to take turns, to be patient, and to delay gratification (all of these help with potty training).
We focus on communication and social skills. We embed academics into our day while practicing our communication and socail skills.
Just for reference: Sick = excessive mucus from nose
deep, congested cough
**To medicate in order to mask symptoms and then send to school is unacceptable.
We work very hard with handwriting. Most of the children do not like to write. As the strength in their hands improves, they will enjoy writing more.
You can help at home: supervised snipping of paper, or drinking straws helps to improve strength in he hand. You and also help your child to write their first name on paper with a crayon. It only takes a few minutes, and you'll both have fun!!
We use every part of our day to encourage, model, and facilitate communication by the children. Communication delays are source of frustration for our children. Social skill instruction is differentiated by the child's actions and reactions to frustration associated with communication. You can help your child's communication skills by NOT anticipating their needs. When they must make you understand what they want, they are practicing communication skills.
Our Daily schedule:
Breakfast, Bathroom/diapers (table manners & social skills)
Circle time (academic, & social skills)
Bathroom, Recess (social skills & gross motor)
Wash hands, Snack, Bathroom (table manners & social skills)
Learning Centers/Small Group time (academic, fine motor, & social skills)
Lunch, Bathroom, Rest time (table manners & social skills)
Bathroom, Smartboard (social & gross motor skills)
The best times to contact me by telephone are from 7:00-7:30 am and after 2:30 pm.
You may email me at anytime. I will respond as soon as possible.
If you need to change the way your child is to go home and the school day has begun, PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL.