Engaging Our Preschool Families 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

This past week was our last week before the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Along with our Awesome Rainforest Activities we also included Thanksgiving Activities. 

Mother Goose Time included a complete Celebration Kit for Thanksgiving.


There are activities included for Circle Time , Art , Snack, Games , Sensory and a Party Checklist for Family Engagement. 


Here are a few photos from our Pre-K class.


Each year we teach the children about the First Thanksgiving and we finish our lesson with our Children's Thanksgiving Feast .

This meal involves family participation. The parents help us with the food. Some parents come to the Feast. The Feast is fun for the children and they can tell their families what they have learned about the Pilgrims and Native Americans / First Thanksgiving.


It was so much fun! šŸ˜ So thankful for our blessings!❤️

The way I share with my parents is through my blog and Facebook. I share on my personal page and I have a school page & pre-k page.

https://www.facebook.com/vonda.forsythebearden/posts/1924201077897773

https://m.facebook.com/allgodschildren.mdopreschool/

https://m.facebook.com/MsVondasPreK/

Disclaimer:

I am so thankful for the opportunity to use Mother Goose Time Curriculum with my students. I can’t wait to share our learning experiences on my blog. In exchange for my unbiased and honest reviews, Mother Goose Time has provided us with the curriculum free of charge.

Family Engagement is a Beautiful Thing

Sunday, November 12, 2017

We are thankful for our Wonderful Parents ❤️ We open our school to children ages 18 months - 5 years. When we accept children in our program our goal is to provide a loving, nurturing and Christian environment which prepares children to easily transition into kindergarten socially and academically by the time they leave our program. To plant the seed for the love of learning that will continue into
their future years as students. An important part of this is parent involvement and partnering together as teachers & parents.
When parents visit our website they will find important information for parents inquiring about our school. We also have information parents need such as the school calendar, the school supply list and more.
In August we have our Open House. The parents and children visit the classrooms and meet the teachers.


We shared information about Mother Goose Time with our parents at the beginning of the school year during Open House.

I also shared the daily schedule with our parents.

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Each month our classroom is full of activities. We want our parents to know about everything that is going on . I send these Awesome newsletters from Mother Goose Time home each month. I also post activities on Facebook and my Blog. We are so busy!!!!!

We were learning so much and we went on a Field Trip with our parents!
We had so much fun!

Our parents are involved in special days and party days. Their children get so excited šŸ˜Š

Thanksgiving Feast

Graduation


Partnering Together

One of the ways that a parent can partner with their child's teacher is to follow up on their child's school work in their backpack at home.
One example is the reader each month. This is really important. These readers include Sight Words their child will need to know in kindergarten.
Another  important skill to follow up on is writing. The journals are awesome. Sometimes they are not fully completed at school.
If any activity / journal wasn't completed maybe an opportunity will come up to complete it at home.
We also work on important math skills such as number recognition, counting, one to one correspondence and more. Parents can follow up on these activities at home.
Parents can discuss the art of the day with their child. Sometimes it is science related.
This also prepares the child for doing future homework or future home school work at home.

Celebration Kits
 As a teacher I have to share something that I absolutely love. I love the Celebration Kits that Mother Goose Time includes with their curriculum. It is awesome and encourages Family Engagement at parties or events.

Thank you Mother Goose Time for all you do to provide curriculum materials that bring the best to our program. For our Children, Parents and Teachers ❤️
Thank you to our parents as well šŸ˜❤️

Disclaimer:

I am so thankful for the opportunity to use Mother Goose Time Curriculum with my students. I can’t wait to share our learning experiences on my blog. In exchange for my unbiased and honest reviews, Mother Goose Time has provided us with the curriculum free of charge.

October - Weather and Seasons - Another Awesome Month 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017



In Pre-K we had such an Awesome month! Weather and Seasons was Amazing with Mother Goose Time!
First we started with the Sun. The children really enjoyed talking about the sun rising and setting. They loved doing their art creations.

The children enjoyed the writing activities for the month. I noticed an increased interest for writing. They really enjoyed the nameplates, journals and postcards.


The games this month were a big hit! The children had a blast! I explained to the children how to play the games and they were able to follow instructions and self direct.

Sharing October's Circle Time Wall ❤️ Weather and Seasons
More Fun and Learning for October

Autumn and Changing Leaves
Leaf Creatures

Dramatic Play Pumpkin Farm

The Pumpkin Farm Field Trip

Fall Fun
Petting Zoo at Fall Party

Our Sight Word Book For October- I See
We loved it , Mother Goose Time! Thank you!


The children learned about Hibernation and made their own creations.

The children loved Storytime with this month's wonderful book and magnetic story pieces. They got involved in the story and then I placed it within the library center for the children.  The children enjoyed re-telling the story with the book and story pieces. They love the opportunity to have the use of the materials hands on after hearing the story.

As the month was ending the children were excited to talk about an Meteorologist. They thought it would be fun to talk about the weather everyday.

The children enjoyed the Weather Wheel and Dressing the Weather Bear. We love this new addition to our Circle Time Wall.

We finished with their Weather Art Creations.They loved them! They were excited to be a meteorologist.

Thank you for such another Amazing Month
Mother Goose Time!

https://www.mothergoosetime.com/

Disclaimer:

I am so thankful for the opportunity to use Mother Goose Time Curriculum with my students. I can’t wait to share our learning experiences on my blog. In exchange for my unbiased and honest reviews, Mother Goose Time has provided us with the curriculum free of charge.