I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing vacation from school!
This week we have been working on getting back into our classroom routine (children very quickly forget!). We have been back to practicing keeping our hands to ourselves, using our words to talk through a problem, using listening ears and following directions, and using school – appropriate terms and phrases.
During large group time we worked on building upper body strength while shaking the parachute, as well as listening and following directions. When the music was slow, the children had to shake the parachute slowly… when the music was fast, the children shook it fast while jumping!
We did a lot of work on our fine motor skills this week as well! We practice holding and using scissors the CORRECT way (thumb in the small hole, thumb on top) while using our other hand as a “helper hand”. Our helper hand is in charge of holding and turning the paper as we use our scissor hand to make the cuts.
The children had three pieces of paper: first cutting a straight line, second cutting a curvy line, lastly cutting a zig zag line. (Parents: please continue to have your children practice SUPERVISED cutting with scissors at home. Junk mail is tons of fun to cut apart! You can challenge your child to find letters to cut out, as well as numbers.)
We also used scissors to cut straws into pieces, which we then used our eyes-hands together to string the straws onto string to make bracelets and necklaces.
Important Upcoming Dates
Thursday January 16, 2020 is our next parent meeting. Please remember, at least ONE adult from EVERY family is REQUIRED to come to each parent meeting. We will begin at 8:45 AM and be finished by 10:15 AM. Younger siblings are welcome to attend as long as they are supervised well. (We have lots of tiny things in our classroom.)
Monday January 20, 2020 there is no school for all of Dearborn Public Schools due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Tuesday January 21, 2020 is a half day of school for all of Dearborn Public Schools. All preschool children MUST be picked up at 11:25 AM. Please plan accordingly.