Week of October 11-15, 2021

Published by Jeanne Lawson on October 15, 2021

How to make Sensory Bag for Child Sensorimotor development

Reflection…

Hello Room 107 Families,

WOW! What a great week of school! The students completed another full week of school (except for Thursday) AND we had our first Parent Meeting of the year! It was a great success! Thank you all for your participation and cooperation this week as we continue to work together to give your child a successful school year.

At our Parent Meeting, we talked about Social-Emotional Development. We talked about what Social-Emotional Development is, as well as strategies to help your child with their development at home. One way we did this was by creating sensory bags. We made these bags together using these three ingredients:

  • Hair gel
  • Sequence/sparkles
  • Beads

We are looking forward to the next Parent Meeting on Thursday, January 13.

Next Week

  • Monday, October 18-Thursday, October 21: Full day of school 8:15 AM-3:00 PM
  • Friday, October 22: Parent University

Parent University

What is Parent University? Parent University is a fun event to attend with your child! You will meet other preschool teachers from the district, families within the community, and play fun activities with your child! More information will follow.

Reminders

  • Please make sure you read the blog when I make a post. There is a lot of important information in the blog. For directions on how to translate the blog, click here: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/thompsonl/2021/10/05/how-to-translate-the-blog/
  • School starts at 8:15 AM and dismissal is at 3:00 PM. An adult who is at least 18 years old AND listed on their emergency card must be with your child at all times.
  • Blankets were sent home on Wednesday. Please wash your child’s blanket and bring it to school on Monday.
  • NO PERSONAL FOOD OR DRINK should come to school (*unless your child has food allergies and we have discussed accommodations*).
  • NO TOYS OR MONEY should come to school.
  • If your child will be absent, please call the classroom (313) 827-8067.

What Did We Learn About This Week?

We learned about letter L this week! The children practiced making letter L in many ways, such as using popsicle sticks and Play-Doh. The children wrote about things that start with letter L in their writing journals.

Fun Activity Idea

Looking for a fun activity to do with your child? Go for a walk with your child and find some sticks. When you get home from your walk, practice making the letter L with the sticks your child found!

Alphabet On Green Spring Grass Made Of Wooden Sticks: Letter L Stock Photo,  Picture And Royalty Free Image. Image 74898307.

Parent meeting

REMINDER: PARENT MEETING ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14

Published Jeanne Lawson on October 12, 2021

Parent Meeting on Thursday, October 14!

Hello Room 107 Families,

The first Parent Meeting is on Thursday, October 14 at 8:30 AM and/or 9:30 AM. Please bring your child with you to the meeting.

There is no school after the Parent Meeting.

Please let us know if you have any questions about the meeting. We are looking forward to seeing you and your child there!

October 11, 2021

Announcements and Reminders

Hello Room 107 Families,

Thank you again for another successful week of school! As we continue this school year, please be mindful of these announcements and reminders…

Week of October 11-14:

  • Monday, October 11-Wednesday, October 13: Full day of school 8:15 AM-3:00 PM.
  • Thursday, October 14: NO SCHOOL – Parent Meeting at 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM. PLEASE BRING YOUR CHILD TO THE MEETING.

Additional Reminders:

  • School starts at 8:15 AM and dismissal is at 3:00 PM. An adult who is at least 18 years old AND listed on their emergency card must be with your child at all times.
  • Blankets were sent home on Thursday. Please wash your child’s blanket and bring it back on Monday. Blankets will stay at school all week until Thursdays.
  • NO PERSONAL FOOD OR DRINK should come to school (*unless your child has food allergies and we have discussed accommodations*).
  • NO TOYS OR MONEY should come to school.
  • If your child will be absent, please call the classroom (313) 827-6575 OR text me on Remind to let me know.

Parent Meeting

Our first Parent Meeting is on Thursday, October 14. This meeting is for both the parent AND child. A sign up sheet has been passed around for the 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM time slots. If you have not signed up yet, please let me know. Remind messages will be sent the day before the meeting.

Reminders about the Parent Meeting:

  • Parent meetings are mandatory – this will count for your child’s attendance.
  • One parent AND child will come to the meeting.
  • There is no school on Parent Meeting days.

October Calendar

Fun Activity Idea!

Looking for a fun activity to do with your child this weekend? Practice counting to 10 with one-to-one correspondence! There are multiple ways your child can practice counting that is both fun and easy. Here are some ideas:

  • Go for a walk and count how many trees you see.
  • When your child is cleaning up their toys, count how many toys they have.
  • Build a tower and count how many blocks they stacked.
  • When putting away laundry, count how many pieces of clothing they have.
  • When eating a snack, count how many pieces of snack they will eat.

Here is a fun counting video we have been singing this week:

Alphafriends Song

Helpful Links/Websites

October 1, 2021

Second Week Done!

We completed our first full week of school! Thank you all for your cooperation and support this week. Below are some reminders going into next week.

Reminders

  • Full school preschool is from 8:15 AM-3:00 PM.
  • Dearborn Public Schools is requiring masks to be worn indoors. Please make sure your child is wearing a mask when they come to school AND has extra masks in their backpack.
  • NO personal toys and/or food to school
  • Please send your child to school with a blanket on Monday. Blankets will stay at school and will be taken home on Thursdays to wash.
  • Please send your child to school with a water bottle.

October 2021 Calendar

Fun Activity Idea this Weekend!

This week, we have been learning about colors. The students learned about colors in a variety of ways. We read books about colors, we graphed our favorite color, we drew pictures using our favorite color, and we sorted colored pom-poms.

This weekend, I encourage you to go for a color walk with your child! Walk around the neighborhood and look for these colors:

Helpful Links/Websites:

Monday, September 27

Here are some reminders going into next week:

  • Monday, September 27 is the first full day of school. Drop off is at 8:15 AM and dismissal is at 3:00 PM.  Every day next week (Monday-Thursday) are full days of school.
  • If your child will be absent from school, please call the classroom 313-827-6573.
  • If you need to pick your child up from school early, please let us know at least one hour in advance. You can call the classroom  313-827-6573. 
  • If you cannot pick up your child and send someone else to get them, that person must be 18 years old or older AND listed on your child’s emergency card. That person must bring their ID when picking up your child. If you want to add more people to your child’s emergency card, please let me know!

Items to Bring to School

  • Please make sure your child has these items every day when they come to school:
    • A regular-size backpack
    • One blanket ONLY (no pillows, stuffed animals, etc. This is a Michigan Licensing rule)
    • Mask
    • A change of clothes (shirt, pants, socks, underwear, and mask)
    • Their school folder
  • Do not bring these items to school:
    • Food
    • Money
    • School supplies (we have all the school supplies in the classroom)
    • Toys, stuffed animals, and pillows

Fun Activity Idea this Weekend!

It looks like we are getting a little bit of rain this weekend. This is a great time to read stories with your child! I encourage you to read a story with your child every day this weekend. You can look at the pictures with your child and tell a story. This helps your child learn beginning reading skills by telling a story with the pictures.

The first day of school

The first day of preschool is Monday, September 21. School begins at 8:15 and ends at 11:20. Be sure that your child gets a good night sleep. Mrs. Lawson and Mrs. Elgabri are looking forward to a fun filled school year!