WELCOME TO PRESCHOOL!
SPECIAL EVENTS: Parent Music Visit: September 28/29th
Notes will be sent home later with details (there will not be a full day of school these days)
The first few days of preschool should be a friendly, informal time when the children explore freely, try out new inviting materials and get acquainted with their classmates and teachers. A child's feelings of self-worth is enhanced as they develop greater awareness of their own identity and discover that they are a very special person.
About The Unit
The unit for September deals with the small child’s world of social relationship; making friends and learning to share with family and friends. Also, our fire-safety unit is covered and toward the end of the month you may begin hearing about fire drills (a state requirement). In addition, we are exploring the Woodland Animals that live around us here in the Spokane area. The books and poems used in this unit have been carefully chosen to stimulate the children’s interest in the discussion of these situations.
There are a number of concepts and responses a child must learn for a fire safety program to be effective. Learning all these at once can be overwhelming to a young child. To make it easier for children to learn each key fire safety behavior, the Play Safe! Be Safe! program is divided into four lessons, each focusing on a specific fire safety behavior and its related concepts.
- My friend the firefighter teaches children that even though a firefighter's gear may look strange, the firefighter is still a friend who will help us if there is a fire.
- Stop! Drop! and Roll! shows children what to do “if one day fire gets on their clothes”.
- Crawl Low Under Smoke! teaches children the correct fire safety response if they are ever in a room with smoke.
- Safe for Play! Keep Away! stresses that children should always keep away from adult tools, especially matches and lighters.
BOOKS USED IN THIS UNIT.
Artemus and the Alphabet by Scott and Tammy Bassett; Take a fun trip through the alphabet with Artemus as he tries sitting on a swing or keeps busy counting cows. This book will be used throughout the year during Language Arts with our workbook papers.
Going to School by Anne Civardi
What Teachers Can't Do by Douglas Wood
Miss Nelson is Missing! by Harry Allard
That’s what Friends are For
Fire Engine No. 9
If you Give a Moose a Muffin
Possum in the House
The Boy who Wouldn’t Share
A friend like you
Are you a Cheeseburger? By Monica Arnoldo
Why Should I Share? Why Should I Help? and Why Should I Listen? by Claire Llewellyn
Play safe! Be safe! Videos by Bic. A great collection of video's with Dan the Fireman, to teach young ones all about firefighters, and being safe!
Thanks so much for letting us be involved in your children’s young lives!
Your preschool staff
(stay tuned for updates!)
PRESCHOOL CALENDAR FOR 2023-2024 a work in progress!
(more dates may be added throughout the school year and changes may be made)
August - first two weeks -
Letters sent to registered children/parents about school start-up by August 15th
Meet your teacher day. Times will be sent with the letter in August.
First Day of school for TTH and 5-day children
First day of school MWF
Parents visit music time (a "not a program" event)
Fall Festival Days -for the preschoolers
An "on site" trip to the pumpkin patch
Halloween program for parents to enjoy
Veteran's Day NO SCHOOL
Thanksgiving Holiday NO SCHOOL
Christmas Music program for parents
December 18 through January 1
Christmas/winter break NO SCHOOL
Back to school
Martin Luther King Jr. Day NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL Snow/Wind Storm Make-up day MWF
NO SCHOOL President's Day
NO SCHOOL Snow/Wind Storm Make-up day TTH
Spring Music program for parents
April 1st through April 5th
NO SCHOOL Spring Break
Last days of Classes at school
End of year PROGRAM AND PARTY
May 27 Memorial Day NO SCHOOL
DATES WILL BE ADDED OR CHANGED THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR FOR SPECIAL EVENTS ETC.