Classroom Guides - Pre-A (New Berlin)
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Welcome to Pre-A!
Welcome to Preschool A! We are looking forward to getting to know you and your child. In this class, we will work on self-help skills, small and large motor skills, letter and number recognition, communication, and several other cognitive and social skills. We will cover these areas using a variety of methods to ensure that learning is always fun and interesting for your child.
Our classroom is theme based, meaning every week has a theme and everyday we discuss a different topic pertaining to that theme. You will receive a copy of our monthly calendar before each month begins. We will integrate this theme into most every activity during the day.
We also concentrate on one letter of the alphabet every week. To find out what letter we are on, please look at the lesson plans that are located on the bulletin board in our classroom. We will work on recognizing this letter, sounding it out, beginning to write it, and also learning how to sign this letter in sign language.
We will review this letter and explore our topic for the day at group time each morning and afternoon. We also say the "Pledge of Allegiance" every morning and work on some basic signs.
Every week one child in Preschool A is our "Star of the Week". This child will get to tell everyone about themselves and share some of their favorite things with their friends. You will be notified the week before your child is the star to prepare anything your child would like to share with their classmates.
The Preschool A classroom is divided into six areas: Home Living, Construction, Art, Sensory, Table Toys, and Quiet/Reading. We use a management system that allows up to four children in each area at a time. Every area has a specific color, each child must wear one of the four color-coded necklaces for that area. The children may switch areas at anytime. We have found that by limiting the number of children in each area, the number of conflicts is greatly reduced.
Hi, my name is Katelyn. I have worked in childcare for the past five years and I absolutely love it! In March of 2011, I graduated with a medical assistant degree. I would like to pursue that in the future, but I am not quite ready to give up working with children! Children are my passion, as I have been around them my whole life. In my free time I enjoy scrapbooking, going up north, and hanging out with my family.
I have been married to my husband Ken since 1976. We have 2 wonderful kids Kim and Ken II. I enjoy racing (our race car is a 68 super bee, it goes 10 seconds in the quarter mile), gardening, reading, and stenciling.
I had a home care for 15 years, worked in corporate America for 3 years and realized my heart was with children, not computers. I am a natural nurturer, I love children! I want to give them all that I can so that they may grow and develop into loving and caring individuals.
Hi! My name is Nicole and I am one of the lead teachers in Pre A. I have 10 years of experience working with kids of all ages. I also have an Elementary/Middle School degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Im a new Mom to a beautiful daughter, Natalia. I look forward to working with your child and getting to know your families. Feel free to ask any questions.
|A HUNDRED YEARS FROM NOW... it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove, but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a CHILD|
Things you will Need for the First Day!
Please make sure you have:
- Photo of your child with his/her emergency card
- Complete extra set of clothes: shirt, pants, underwear, socks, shoes (if possible)
- Art Smock (old t-shirts work very well)
- Blanket and anything else that will make your child comfortable at naptime (pillow, stuffed animal, etc.). Note: according to state regulations, blankets must be taken home and washed every week.
- Winter: hat, mittens, snow pants, & boots
- Summer: sunscreen, bug spray, swimsuit, towel, swim shoes (optional, but recommended)
Please label everything with your child's name!!
|9:00||Art / Sensory Activities|
|10:30||Outside / Large Motor Skills|
|11:00||Writing / Small Motor Skills|
|12:00||Nap / Quiet Time|
|2:30||Table Top Activities|
|4:00||Outside / Large Motor Skills|
|5:30||Story Time / Learning Centers|