From the Desk Of Mrs. Christian...
Each day in preschool provides a new adventure in learning! This week, all learning activities have been centered around apples. The teaching staff at ICD preschool chooses thematic units purposefully; each theme chosen is of high interest to young children but also provides opportunities for learning in all areas of development. These thematic units are designed to make learning more meaningful for students. For example, many of our preschool classrooms have turned their home living centers or dramatic play areas into apple orchards where students are baking apple pies and selling apple products. Students are counting and sorting apples, weighing them using balance scales, ordering them according to size, painting with apples, learning apple songs, putting together apple name puzzles, stringing apple jacks, taste-testing apples, graphing, and so much more! Because all activities are centered around the same topic, it helps to make learning not only meaningful but fun! Make sure to read the classroom newsletter sent by your child’s teacher to stay abreast of each week’s theme so you can ask your child specific questions about what he or she is learning at school.
Just a reminder: If your child has been sick with a fever, vomiting, or diarrhea, they must be free of any of these for a full 24 hours before returning to school.