Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Early Childhood Literacy



Kindergarten teacher, Clara, and Pre-K teacher, Evelyn, led an interactive workshop on supporting our youngest students as readers and writers.

During this 90 minute workshops, parents were invited to:

  1. Look at writing samples from Pre-K through 1st grade
  2. Look at samples of "just right" reading books for kindertarten
  3. Talk to Evelyn (PreK) and Clara (K) about literacy development and how to support young children's literacy development at home
  4. Listen to the book The Snowy Day read aloud and see how teachers interact with kids as they read
  5. Participate in interactive literacy centers based on the books
    1. Winter Cafe - write a menu for Peter and his friends. Make things for the cafe, then label them with names and prices
    2. Write in the snow - use salt trays for writing words, letters, and names
    3. Story extension - write your own snowy story
    4. Rhyming bingo - find words on your bingo card that rhyme with each word
    5. Reading center - enjoy books from classrooms, including other books by Ezra Jack Keats
Handouts and materials will be posted soon!


Movement in an Apartment

Our PE teacher Eric led an interactive workshop on things you can do with your children inside your NYC apartment that will improve their coordination, balance, strength, and agility - all without costing a lot or damaging your home!  



Eric shows parents that a pool noodle can be a balance beam or a racket.
Use this versatile, soft, and cheap material at home!
 

And here are Eric's Handouts from the workshop:   https://drive.google.com/file/d/178zNfzSIvC3SYE1G0c9_XVxE579JVC_k/view?usp=sharing

Check them out for lots of great activities and expectations for what your child should - and even shouldn't - be doing!

Posture - for Success

A workshop with Becca, our school's Occupational Therapist on ways to support your child's posture in order to support your child's success in school.

(Hand outs and notes coming soon!)

Transitions - a Workshop with Counselor Megan

Transitions
A Pre-K and Kindergarten parent workshop
Thursday, October 26
from 8:00am - 8:45am in Room 413.  


All Pre-K and K parents are invited to attend

Children can be dropped off in the lobby or cafeteria for breakfast at 8:00am and then will be brought to their classrooms by staff members.


Learn with Megan, our school counselor, how to support your child with:

  • school-based transitions
  • transitions at home (from the small daily transitions to larger moves and changes)
  • Managing  his/her feelings during changes and transitions