C1 September/October Website 2014
I would like to welcome everyone to Room C. Most of the children are returning for another exciting and fun year at Goshen Friends. Some may be new to our school and we are excited to have you in the class.
The children will be learning and playing all year. Learning to share, taking turns, following routines, learning to recognize their name and their classmates names, and acting cooperatively in a group are some of the goals we will be focusing on this year. The children will be learning to function as a respectful community of friends.
Preschool is a time for active learning through play. Oral language, memory, self-regulation, symbol recognition, and literacy skills are linked to play. The children will be learning to play cooperatively. It is our goal for the children to treat their new friends with respect and act in a caring way.
Our theme for this year is respect. We will be learning about this theme through art projects, books, games, and the everyday happenings in our classroom. This will be learned through direct teacher/ child interaction and modeling. Each child deserves respect and we will be working on this daily.
Our International Week will occur in late April and early May (April 27- 30). We will be learning about two countries and one U.S. territory this year. The countries are Thailand, Ireland, and Puerto Rico. The children will be learning about these countries throughout the year. They will be explored in greater depth during our International Week.
Our class will be attending Highland Orchards on October 1 during our class time. This trip includes a hayride, scarecrow making, and an apple press to make cider. We will be getting a delicious snack, while we are there. The cost is $8.00 per person. I hope all parents join us. It is a great opportunity to meet the children and other parents.
We will be having a visit from the fire trucks in October to learn about fire prevention. We will be listening to the firemen explain and demonstrate fire safety rules. A fun activity will be touring the trucks and learning about the equipment they use to keep us safe. Another fun activity is squirting the fireman’s hose. We will be spending extra time learning about fire prevention through our Preschool Connections Program. The children will cycle through the classrooms to actively participate and learn various skills associated with this.
Halloween is at the end of October. We will be celebrating that with a party and a parade. Please have your child dressed in his/her costume when they arrive at school. The children are always interested in witches, ghosts, and spiders. We will have fun singing about them and creating them.
Music and Show-N-Tell will begin the week of September 15. A schedule will be sent home telling you when your child has his/her Show-N-Tell time. A seasonable item, picture, or favorite toy or book is appropriate. If your child can perform a skill, he/she can demonstrate it during his/her time. It is my hope that they will begin to feel comfortable when they are speaking in front of the class.
We’re looking forward to a fun filled year of learning.
Opportunities to lead are abundant and Goshen students are encouraged to embrace these opportunities. Students who learn leadership skills early in their academic careers grow to be confident and compassionate leaders.