This year, we have a new addition to our school! Her name is Carmel, and she is a 14 month old golden retriever. Carmel is a trained therapy dog, and she lives with my family and I! My husband and I are both licensed as her trainers. Carmel will be visiting us school on Fridays. She will be helping in many classrooms throughout the elementary! When she is at school, she will be wearing a vest. The vest tells her, as well as the people around her, that she is working. Similar to the students, she has a job to do! She is wonderful with children, and is well trained. If you have any questions or concerns; please give me a call or send me an email!
What did you do at school today?
I’m sure that I’m not the only one to ask this question! Here are some of the things we are doing…
- Using our words! This is one of the most important skills we address in preschool. We learn that using our words to express our wants and needs is the most appropriate way to get what we need. Language is one of the best ways to promote early literacy skills at the preschool level!
- Playing! (Or at least that’s what they think…) We have been learning about how to play appropriately in each of our centers. This includes, where to find the things we want, how to use them, and then how to put them back so other friends can enjoy them too! And, all while they are, ‘playing’!
- Learning our names! Our names are VERY important to us! We have already started to practice writing them, and using them when we are talking to our friends and teachers.
- Being Kind and Safe! Those are our only 2 rules in preschool! We will be talking a lot about what being kind and safe looks like and sounds like. And, we’ve already started discussing how to keep our bodies safe from boogers!!
2nd- First Week of School
I hope you've all enjoyed the long weekend! After 4 days away, I always feel like this is the 2nd First Week of School! We are off to a great start this year! I'm so amazed at how quickly we have settled into understanding our classroom rules and routines! It is going to be a GREAT year!
Here are some quick reminders and upcoming events for the month of September!
Thursday, September 4th- Heights and Weights Screening
Friday, September 12th- Picture Day!
Tuesday, September 16th- Lions Club Vision Screening
Friday, September 19th- NO PRESCHOOL