Hello and welcome to Pre-K A! My name is Mrs. Susan Meyers, or Miss Sue. Together with Mrs. Doris Nieves, or Miss Doris, 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! You can reach us throughout the day by using the Class Tag app.
December 2019 – Where We Live
After three months of exploring self, pre-K finally gets to begin exploring the world around them. In the Where We Live Unit, students will get to learn about the community in which they live. They will learn about all Ridgewood has to offer, such as the kinds of community helpers it has, the stores and services it offers, the means of transportation, as well as the the types of homes. Students will distinguish between apartments and houses as well as city verses country. Weather permitting, we will take a neighborhood walk so they can see first hand what their community is like!
Prek will also be participating in the Christmas show on December 20th. We hope all parents will be able to attend and see their child perform!
November 2019 – All About Me
This month, students will become more aware of themselves as a person. They will discover that they are unique individuals with their own emotions, like and dislikes, and their own unique style. They will create self-portraits and likenesses of themselves from head to toe in a family engagement project. They will also see that their own families and customs are special as we learn that all families are different in make-up as well in culture and traditions. One way we bring this point across is through a pre-K family feast. We hope to see you there!
October 2019- My Five Senses
Fall is the perfect time to explore the five senses. There is so much around us to see, hear, feel, taste and touch. This month we with do a taste test with salty, sweet, and sour food to see what we like best. We will smell scents of different herbs and foods, try to guess different sounds and feel items in a mystery box. We will also be talking all about fall and how the weather changes, how the trees change, what holidays there are, and all the different kinds of food there are. Our dramatic play area will be transformed into an apple orchard. We hope you will encourage all of these discussions at home to help reinforce their learning and expand their vocabulary.
September 2019 – 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!