Hello and welcome to Pre-K A! My name is Mrs. Susan Meyers, or Mrs Sue. Together with Mrs. Terri Hertler (Mrs. H), we are very excited to have your children this year. Pre-K is an exciting time for your children to learn important social and emotional skills while making new friends and exploring the world around them! We are both so happy to help them along their journey. We look forward to working closely with you to make this a wonderful experience for both you and your child!
September 2021 – Welcome to Pre-K Unit.
Throughout this month, Pre-K students learn what it means to be in Pre-K. They become acquainted with the procedures and routines of the classroom, learn about the people in our school, and learn how to make friends, share, and clean up their centers. We will also be talking about emotions and how to deal with them. Many students may be coming to school for the first time, or it is their first time attending full day class. This may come with many mixed emotions. We will talk about how it is okay to be scared, nervous or worried and how to deal with those feelings. It is our hope that in no time, your child will be adjusted, comfortable, and ready for a great year!
Below is our Prek Welcome letter. It contains supplies your child will need on the first day. Our in person orientation will take place on Sept. 8th. If possible, please bring in a passport sized photo of your child to the orientation. If you do not have one, I will take a picture of your child that day. We use their photos to label their cubbies, supplies, etc. Thank you!
October 2021 – My 5 Senses
The Five Senses Unit is my favorite unit in PreK! Students will learn how the 5 senses teaches them about the world. Fall is the perfect time for using our senses to observe the changes in nature and taste and smell all the foods of the fall holidays. In this unit, students will do apple tasting, listening games, I Spy, smell various herbs and spices, and try to guess objects by touch! And of course with Halloween coming, we will doing lots of Halloween crafts, carving a pumpkin, and having a Halloween Fun Friday to celebrate. I hope they enjoy this unit as much as I do!
November 2021 – All About Us
In this unit, students will learn to recognize themselves as unique individuals. We will discuss how although we are the same in many ways, we have many special traits and talents that make us all different. We will revisit the many types of emotions they may have. We will also discuss our families and how they are all unique as well. With so many holidays coming up, it is also the perfect time to discuss what and how our families like to celebrate. We will talk about traditions that are special to our families, such as special meals and ways of decorating. During this unit, we will be sending home an
All About Me poster for you to complete with your child. Students will get to share it with the class as a way of showing how unique and special they all are. We will also be creating self portraits and using Wikki sticks to show how feelings can be easily shown by altering facial expressions. And of course… we will be doing some fun Thanksgiving crafts to take home!