Classroom Guides - Pre-A (Oak Creek)
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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 every day we discuss a different topic pertaining to that theme. We will integrate this theme into most activities throughout the day.
We also concentrate on one letter of the alphabet every week. The letter of the week is displayed in the group area. We will work on recognizing this letter, practice sounding it out, we'll try writing it, and naming things that begin with the letter.
We recite The Pledge of Allegiance every morning at group time.
You can find both the theme and letter-of-the-week noted in the lesson plans posted on the classroom board. We will review this letter and explore our topic for the day at group time each morning.
Our class participates in Show & Tell every week on rotating days, so that everyone gets a chance to share something.
The Preschool A classroom is divided into several areas: Dramatic Play, Construction, Art and Writing, Sensory, Math and Science, Table Toys, and a quiet Reading area. During 'Choice Time' the children may choose the area in which they want to play. They may switch areas at any time. The children learn to keep toys in their areas, pick up after themselves, share and respect each other, and work together.
Parent-Teacher conferences are held in the fall and spring of each year. This is a good time to meet with the teachers and go over developmental skills necessary for success in preschool and to find out how your child is progressing.
I've been in the early childhood field since 1995 and began working here in 2004. I love to work with children of all ages, but my heart is with my preschool kids and the school-agers. Everyday they provide me with new challenges and lots of laughs!
My education and experience: Lead and Assistant teacher certifications, Infant/Toddler certification, Teachers Aide, Child Day Care Management, and child psychology. I love to spend my days watching and helping our preschoolers learn and grow.
Hi, my name is Taylor. I am a lead teacher in the Preschool A classroom. I have worked for Learning Edge since 2014. I have an Associates degree in teacher education from MATC. I truly enjoy educating children and watching them grow academically, socially, and emotionally. In my free time, I enjoy doing outdoor activities, playing sports, and spending time with family.
Hi, I'm Ms. Trish. I've been teaching at Learning Edge since 2012. You can find me in Preschool A every afternoon. During the school year, I also work at South Milwaukee Middle School. I have an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education and am certified in CPR/AED. I have always loved working with children and enjoy being with your children watching them play, grow and learn.
Things you will need for the first day
Please make sure you bring:
- Photo of your child with his/her emergency card
- Complete extra set of clothes: shirt, pants, underwear, socks (shoes, optional)
- Crib sheet for your child's cot
- Small blanket and anything else that will make your child comfortable at naptime (small pillow, stuffed animal, ...). Note: according to state regulations, all blankets and sheets will be washed every week.
- Winter: hat, mittens, snow pants, & boots
- Summer: sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, (swim shoes optional, but recommended)
Please label everything with your child's name!!
- names and sounds of letters
- rote counting
- counting objects (1-10)
- matching quantities to numbers (1-10)
- first name recognition
- naming shapes
- naming basic colors
- sorting by color, size and shape
- adding to simple patterns
- completing simple puzzles
- taking turns
- playing together
- role play
- participating in group activities
- expresses needs and wants
- answers questions
- tells about experiences
- uses words to work out disagreements
- basic manners
- self-help skills (zip, button, snap, use Kleenex)
- washes hands properly
- runs, jumps, climbs
|11:00||Writing / Find Motor Skills|
|11:30||Music & Movement|