We Celebrate Exploration Through the Journey of Learning
August 28, 2019 Dear Parents, Welcome to Preschool where the adventure begins! This year your little learner will shine brightly in our classroom. There is an exciting year awaiting, designed to promote and enhance your child's growth and development. This very important year promises to be one filled with discovery and joy as your child learns and plays in an environment that is warm, safe and challenging. It will be a year of magical wonder and amazing growth for your little star. Our school encourages and promotes hands-on and exploratory learning through our STEAM curriculum. STEAM, an acronym for science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics, is a mix of interrelated subjects that are taught together in an integrated way. By adding art to a STEM curriculum it gives children a creative component to learning which is especially important in little learners.Literacy and reading readiness is also an essential component in our program. Literary works are integrated into our weekly theme and carried throughout the subject areas. Please be sure to send your child to school with: A backpack big enough to hold a pocket folder, notebook and lunch box. (if applicable) If your child is bringing lunch to school please have a lunch box and drink/thermos labeled with their first and last name. Please be aware we are a nut-free school. A sturdy 2 bottom pocket folder for daily correspondence. A family photo (for our family tree) and 2 individual photos of your child for their cubbies and emergency card. A full change of clothes in a plastic sized shoe bin with a lid. Please include a shirt, pants, underwear, socks and an extra pair of shoes. 2 boxes of wipes A smock or large t-shirt A marble notebook (for our shared reading book) I will be sending home weekly newsletters to keep you apprised of what fun adventures we are having in our classroom so check your child's folder daily. Please let me know if you need anything, have any questions, or concerns. You can leave a message at the office by calling 516-938-2540 or you can email me anytime at email@example.com. Please note that Meet the Teacher Night is on August 27th at 6;30pm for parents only to discuss the upcoming year and any question you may have. I am looking forward to our preschool adventure with your child and family! Thank you kindly, Ms. Melissa & Miss Joshi
September 5, 2019 SEPTEMBER NEWS Summer is over and a new school year begins. The children arrived the first day with bright smiles anxious to see old friends and meet new ones. The month of September is filled with many exciting programs. We will continue our Handwriting Without Tears Program and Eureka Math. We have introduced Core Knowledge; a literary and language arts program designed to introduce children to fairy tales. rhymes and fables. The boys and girls will engage in different themes. The first theme is "All About Me." We will talk about family, the child's interests and favorite things. We will also explore the art of bubble making. The children will do observation, experimentation and the discovery of what makes a bubble. Boys and girls love colors. We will talk about rainbows and we will mix colors using ice cubes and food coloring. The Fall season will be upon us. We will talk about the changes we see in the weather and what we observe in the outdoors with this new season. The author of the month is Leo Lionni. We will read many of his books which will leadto great class discussions. The Rosh Hashanah Holiday will be celebrated as we dip apples into honey. It will be a very busy month at The Jericho Stem Academy.