Prek Newsletter - December 2017
This month the children will learn about homes and where they live in our new unit “Where We Live”. You can help your child at home by talking to them about where you live. Talk about whether you live in an apartment or a house. How many rooms are in your home? Who lives with you? Please take a photo of your child in front of your home and send it in to school.
December 21st is the first day of winter. Talk to your child about the changing of the seasons. Make observations about the trees. Talk to them about the change in the weather. Talk about the different clothing they have to wear now, such as scarves, hats and gloves. Ask why they have to wear it now.
We will have Pajama Day on December 22nd. Please send your child to school wearing their favorite pajamas. They may also bring a stuffed animal school. We have some very fun activities in store for the children. We can’t wait.
In math, please practice counting up to 5 with your child. You can count pennies, beans, and toys. You can even count as you walk up and down the stairs together. You can sing some counting songs with your child: 5 Little Monkey Jumping on the Bed, 5 Little Ducks, 5 Green and Speckled Frogs, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 I Caught A Fish Alive. You can look on-line, or on You-Tube for these songs.
Your child has been engaging in many gross motor activities in the multi-purpose room. It is important to help your children build their muscles. While the weather is still beautiful out, take your children to the playground. Have them climb on the monkey bars. They can climb up the ladder on the slide. Play a game of catch with your child to help improve hand-eye coordination.