PreK Newsletter - October 2018
This month, we have been learning about different feelings, such as happy, sad, and angry.
We have been reading a book called Have You Filled A Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud. In the book, we learned that everyone carries an invisible bucket that holds good thoughts and feelings. Children begin to understand that they can fill buckets when they do and say things that are kind, considerate, caring and respectful. They also learn that when they do the opposite, they dip into the buckets and remove those good feelings. Children can understand that actions and words can either fill a bucket or dip into it. During the school year we are encouraging, reminding, and recognizing every child’s effort to be a bucket filler, at home, at school and everywhere they go.
In math, we are learning about different shapes. You can help your child by taking a walk around the neighborhood and looking for different shapes. You can even look around your home and talk about all the different shapes you see, for example: the door is shaped like a rectangle and a clock is shaped like a circle.
Your child has been engaging in many gross motor activities throughout the school day. You can help your child by taking them to the playground after school. You can also play ball, practice throwing and catching a ball with your child.