Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Preschool News: Week of November 16-20

What we've been learning:

Read it Again: The Night Before Preschool
Print Knowledge: We continue to work on recognizing the left to right and top to bottom directionality of print.  

Vocabulary: Our target words are first, next, then, last.  We reviewed classroom routines and discussed what we had to do in order.  

Narrative: We will work on identifying and describing major events in the story.  

Phonological Awareness:  We will work on segmenting words into syllables and blending syllables into words.    

Additional Children's Literature: This is the Turkey & Thanksgiving Feast  

Numbers: 5 & 6 We are focusing on number value.  Students are learning the number and are asked to show items to represent the quantity for the number.  There is a discussion that follows when we have too few or too many items and we have to think how can we make it right, do we take away or need to add to and how many...   

Jolly Phonics Letter: Rr  We review our letters/sounds we have learned so far every day at preschool.  Most students know all of the letters we have learned so far which is awesome!! 

Report Cards:  Report cards will be sent home in your child's folder on Thursday, November 19th.  I want to explain the report cards a little for you.  For three year olds, we only asked that they be able to point to letters, numbers, shapes and colors when we named them.  For four year olds, they were expected to be able to tell us what letter, shape, number, color, etc. we were showing them.  On the report card, there is a key that explains what M, P, and AC mean.  M=meeting expectation, P=progressing towards expectation, AC=area of concern.  Students need to meet specific criteria to be at each level.  At the beginning of our preschool year, it is not expected that every preschool student have all M's.  We are learning and growing and what our report card should show is progression over the school year.  By the end of the school year, I would love to see M's for all our students, but now we are a work in progress and that growth should be celebrated!  I look forward to answering any questions you may have at parent teacher conferences.  

Reminder: Parent teacher conferences are Nov. 23 & 24.  There is no preschool on Nov. 24 to accommodate for our 38 preschool families for conferences.    



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