Last month we learned many new things! Our units included “Food” and “Fall”. We learned new vocabulary of fruits and vegetables, explored real pumpkins and learned about seasonal changes through stories and activities. We worked on sorting objects and telling when things are the same and different.
This month our language units include: “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” and “Colors”. With these units, we will be focusing on many skills including naming colors, matching and identifying patterns and rhythms
Notes and Reminders
With changing weather comes cold/flu season. Please watch your child for signs of illness. If your child has a fever, excessively runny nose or bad cough, he/she should probably stay home from school. We do our best to prevent the spread of germs at preschool and to teach your children healthful practices. You can promote healthy practices at home, such as using a tissue, covering coughs and sneezes, and washing hands often.
o Thanksgiving break, no developmental preschool November 27th and 28th
o Winter break, no developmental preschool December 22nd-January 2nd
Monthly Teacher Tip
Every now and then our little ones may act out. Here are some tips on how to help manage and regulate their behaviors.
o Provide child with schedules and routines. Prepare child for changes in daily schedule by providing advance warning, talking with, and listening to child.
o Provide choices for as much as possible. This can be a great behavior-management tool.
o Acknowledge child for expressing and regulating feelings and give verbal reinforcement when the child manages both positive and negative feelings appropriately. Ex: “Wow, I can tell that you were very mad, but I like how you used your words to tell them how you felt. That was the right thing to do.”
o Communicate expectations clearly by modeling and showing the child how to respond.
o Encourage eye-contact during interactions. This can be done with gestures to your eyes, or say, “Eyes” when you want their attention or they want yours.