NO SCHOOL This Tuesday, November 7. Don't forget to vote!
Thank you to all the parents that volunteered their assistance for the Halloween parade, and those that were able to come and cheer us on. The preschoolers were so excited and did a great job it was a long walk for them!
This week we will begin a unit study on Emotions, we will be introducing the "Zones of Regulation" color method for expressing how our bodies feel. We will be using these colors to express certain emotions when talking with the preschoolers:
Blue: sad, tired, sick
Green: Good to Go, Focused and ready to learn (where we want to be)
Yellow: Excited, silly, wiggles, frustrated
Red: Anger, Rage
So if you think of them as street signs Blue is Rest Area, Green is Go,Yellow is Yield/Slow, and Red is Stop.
Our letter focus is the letter U. Please help your child identify words that begin with the letter "U" sound. Vowel sounds are trickier, helping them at home to hear the different sounds the letter makes gives them extra exposure to these letter sounds. You could write these words down on a piece of paper and we can add them to our word list. We are trying to see how many words we can identify that start with our focus letter every week.
Story Bags will soon be coming home with your preschooler. A Story Bag is a story and a stuffed friend that visit the preschoolers home. When a story bag comes home with your child, please read the story with your child and have them tell you their favorite part of the story. In the Story Bag you will also find a spiral notebook, please help your child to write their favorite part of the story and draw a picture and or write some of the words. They will then present this to the class, along with any fun thing they did or shared with the stuffed friend while it visited their home. Please let your child enjoy the book bag and its contents at your home, and return after a few day to school for another friend to have a turn.
Did you get too much Halloween Candy? The Community Service club is collecting your unwanted/excess candy that has not been opened to donate to Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude is an organization that sends care packages to our veterans and troops. Additionally, you are welcome to include a letter or drawing for our troops with your donations. Preschool has a bag for collection located on the sign in table.
Please continue to look at your packaged goods for Box Top for Education, they are on a variety of products. Thurston school participates in this program and receives 10 cents for every box top turned in.
Upcoming Events to put on your calendars:
Tuesday, November 7
No School-Election Day
Tuesday, November 21
Thurston Turkey Trot- More information to come
Wednesday-Friday, November 22-24
No School- Thanksgiving Break
Just a reminder that if your child is going to be absent please contact the preschool room at 734-997-1243 or send an email to Mrs. Geidner. This number rings the preschool room directly, if we are out of the room you may also leave a message.
Thank you for your continued support,