Dearborn Public Schools

Fine Motor

**This will be a lengthy post;)**  Fine motor skills are crucial for all children to develop.  These are the muscles in the hands that help aid in buttoning, zipping, cutting, proper letter formation, hand-eye coordination; just to name a few.  I spoke with some of you at conferences about how you can help your child …Continue reading

Friendship Feast

The last day before our 5 day break, all three preschool classrooms gathered for a feast.  It was such a great way for the children to get to talk and share in a meal.  We really like to encourage the children to get to know one another.  Please ask your child about their experience. We …Continue reading

The Critter Guy

I can’t even begin to tell you how exciting it was to have the Critter Guy visit us!  It took a while to put together this post because there were just too many pictures to choose from (I pretty much ended up uploading them all:)  I will let the pictures do the talking (and hopefully …Continue reading

We Went On a Nature Hunt

and guess what we found?! With the change of season and introduction of our 5 senses, the children decided we should explore outside.  On our nature walk, the children used their eyes, ears, nose, and hands to describe the world around them.  They looked up, down, and all around. The blue group was getting ready …Continue reading

Pumpkin Exploration

We had a fun week of exploring with pumpkins.  On Monday, the children were given pumpkin play dough and pattern shapes to create their own jack-0-lantern.  Look at how different each one is made.  The children learned the names of many shapes: triangle, square, hexagon, trapezoid, and diamond (or as one child taught us: rhombus!) …Continue reading

Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles

Last week, the children were bubbling over with excitement because they were scientists!  They were asked to make a prediction (guess) about what would happen when they used the straw to blow into the liquid.  Some children said, “It will explode!” “It will go up into my eyes.” “It will turn colors.” “A big bubble …Continue reading

The Three Bears

A Day in PreK

We hope you all enjoyed a day in preK.  The children were very eager to show you what they do when they are at school.  As you can see, we have a busy day of learning and fun! They are becoming quite independent by hanging up their belongings, putting their folders in the green bucket, …Continue reading

Daily 5 in Action

The children have been very excited to practice Read to Self.  They were given a book bag that holds their books to be read during this part of the day.  Throughout the school year, they will be making books to add to their bag.  The children have learned the expectations for Read to Self: Stay …Continue reading

What is Daily 5?

Glad you asked;)  Daily 5 is the literacy curriculum used in preK – 5th grade throughout the entire district. The 5 components include: Listen to Reading, Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work, and Work on Writing.  As preschoolers, the children are introduced to these 5 areas in a developmentally appropriate way.  As they enter …Continue reading

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