Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Orr's Farm Field Trip

Field trip to Orr's Farm is cancelled for Wednesday, October 28th.  Pre K Class will be held in our classroom today at normal times.

We might be able to make up this field trip next week.  I will keep you updated.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Safety Drills in the Classroom

We have been practicing emergency drills in the classroom over the last few days.  Fire drills, shelter in place, and our emergency lock down drill.  These drills require students to remain quiet for their protection and cooperation.  They have all done a fantastic job learning new things that might be scary for them. 

It is great practice to ensure children understand what to do in an emergency at home as well.  This week your at home project is to talk with your little ones about fire safety in your home.  Where do you go in case of a fire?  Where do you meet outside of your home?  How do they get out of their room? 

Need help with what to do and how to plan your home fire safety procedures? offers great tools to prepare your family for an emergency like this.  Use this as a helpful resource or go to your local fire station for information.

A fire engine and ambulance will be by the school soon for a visit.  Students will have the opportunity to tour the vehicles and go inside of them.  Pictures will follow.

WV Pre K State Standards:
PH.PK.SP.SPP.2Recognize symbols indicating danger.
PH.PK.SP.SPP.3Respond appropriately to harmful and unsafe situations.
PH.PK.SP.SPP.5Demonstrate and communicate an understanding of the importance of safety routines and rules.
PH.PK.SP.SPP.4Follow classroom and community safety rules (example: fire drills, bus rules, pedestrian safety).
PH.PK.SP.SPP.1Participate in safety games and stories.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Reading Bags and Scholastic Ordering

Our reading bag, "Come Sit With Me" program has been very successful over the last few weeks.  These bags are reusable colored bags that your child has the ability to choose 2 books from our class library and take home for a week.  Beginning a love of reading starts at home.  Reading to your little ones each night, having them sit on your lap, pointing to words and letters in the books, asking them questions about the book or what they think will happen in the book, and then using the composition book.  

The composition books are a great way to encourage your child to grow in comprehension and understanding what they read (was read to them).  Let them draw a picture of something they remember from the book.  Let them tell you a sentence or two and you dictate it exactly as they say it.  Then finally, have them practice writing their name.  

Can your child write their name already?  Practice writing their last name too.  Practice proper upper and lower case letters.  Practice improving what they are already doing.

Is your child currently practicing how to write their name?  Write it for them and ask for them to copy it.  Give it a shot!  We (the parents) sometimes feel like our children are not ready or capable of doing this.  But let them show off their skills for you.  You might be surprised.  

Scholastic books offer great books at awesome prices!  Ordering books either through the Scholastic fliers that come home or online at the  Scholastic website (with our classroom code NF6ZF) offers a wide selection including clearance books online.  Scholastic orders are shipped to our school and distributed into your child's backpack.  If you choose to purchase books as a gift, please just email me (Miss Shelly) so we can place them in a paper bag for delivery at pick up/drop off.

Our next book order is due by October 21st in order to have delivery to you by the end of October.  We do book orders monthly.  If you are interested in holiday books, make sure to order them in advance so you have have them the week of each holiday.