• My name is Denise King.  Your children are amazing!  It has been a joy to teach them, play with them and love them.  I know this is a different ending to the school year than we had planned, but I know with your help at home, they will be ready for Kindergarten in the fall.  I am very proud of them.  I will always be here to support you and your child in anyway that I can.  My email address is: daking@eriesd.org.  

    The Pre-K Choice Board will be updated every week on Monday.  The Choice Board will have new activities to do with your children at home during the time that schools are closed due to COVID-19.  The activities are aligned with the Kindergarten Readiness Skills that your children will need to begin Kindergarten in the fall.  Please tell your children that we miss them and give them a hug from us.  Thank you for all that you are doing at home!  Mrs. King and Miss P.  Miss P's email address is spacley@eriesd.org if you would like to send her a message!

    As we navigate these uncharted waters over the next few weeks, please remember that the primary goal fo Pre-K is to develop the student's Social and Emotional growth.  Out of that comes learning.  To keep the children engaged in learning at home, read daily and ask them about the characters, places, and what is happening in the story.  Ask them to retell the story in their own words from beginning to end.  Draw pictures about their favorite part and label or scribe what their description is.  Talk about new words in the story to enrich their vocabularies.  Work on identifying letters and their sounds using flash cards that you can make together.  Practice writing their names, Upper case first letter and lower case the remainng letters.  Start working on writing their last name as well.  We will be starting that in mid-April.  The children can also work on counting up to 100 and recognize numbers out of order.  Let them count the silverware, cans of soup, Cheerios, etc., pointing to each item to show their understanding of one-to-one correspondance.  Go for a walk and notice things in nature and your neighborhood.  Bake some cookies, cupcakes or brownies (the possibilities are endless!).  Helping the children measure, mix and portion out batters helps develop fine and gross motor skills, plus the results are delicious! The children get very excited when they find acorns, leaves or anything else you might see on a walk.  I can be reached through email at daking@eriesd.org at any time.   Keep checking back here as I will update you with  more resources as they become available.  Remember..... Children learn best through play!