Last day of 2020
Today and everyday over the summer you will do some number activities, a story or two, Plan/Do/Review and the daily 1,2,3 homework. Yes I said everyday over the summer. That will help your child be prepared for kindergarten. It makes me very sad to end the year in this way. I hope the things go back to normal soon and that we will all be together again in the fall.
It was good to see alot of you at the kindergarten transition final virtual parent meeting . Sorry some of you had trouble logging into the meeting. If you missed it look at yesterdays post.
Some of you forgot to get your belongings from school on Tuesday. I did go back to school to retrieve them before they were thrown away. If there is anything you want let me know. If not i will keep them for future students to use.
You should have already received something from the school your child will be attending about kindergarten /Young 5’s registration. Please contact the elementary school if you have question about registration.
Parents asked about contacting each other to play at the park or such for play dates. Feel free to use the comments section below to start a conversation to possible do that.
Please continue to work on your online individualized numeracy work. It is only free until June 30th, so have your child complete as much as they can to prepare them for Kindergarten. Our class code is 911 561 to access it. There is also a link in our Google Classroom to the site. Every child has an account that I setup for them and I sent their password with the student login information yesterday. https://happynumbers.com/ . This site is awesome because it adjusts to the child’s knowledge of numbers. They will all start with a quick assessment to guide the lessons that are individualized for them. We have nine(9) students that completed the initial assessment and are on their personalized learning path into Kindergarten. Please make sure you are logging in and working toward your weekly goal of 40 minutes a week. (10minutes/4days)
For next years GSRP program please contact Cotter Early Childhood Center or central office. You can fill part of the information online be prepared. https://cotter.dearbornschools.org/
The children’s daily routine will be just like at school and have all the pieces that I did with them at school. So they will have a reading/listening activity, a writing activity, a mathematics activity, imaginative play (Plan, Do, Review), creative arts and gross motor. The fine motor activities are built into some of the other activities but may also be the activity.
The imaginative play and Plan, Do, Review are as easy as a couple times a day when the children are going to play start by asking them what their plan is, some examples are; What they will play with? What they are going to do with it? Who they might play with? How hey are going to use it? Then when they are done ask them to recall. Have them tell you details of the play activity they did.
The daily writing, reading and gross motor is always addressed in these 3 simple daily homework assignments since the beginning of the year. 1.Practice Writing. 2.Practice Reading. 3.Playing outside (social distanced) (ABC fit kids using 2 family members names or Cosmic Kids Yoga, CosmicKids.com ).
If you need to get a hold of me I can still be reached by email Liepeb@dearbornschools.org or you can call my classroom number (-827-7238) and leave a message, they go to my email. If I call back it will come from an unknown or unavailable number. I will only call Monday-Thursday between 9am-3pm. Be on the lookout for a call this week.