Welcome to Harding, home of the Harding Lil' Dragons. My name is Mrs. Denise King. I am looking forward to meeting your families and children. I know that this is not how you anticipated your child's first year in Pre-K to look, but we will do our best to get to know your children and provide them with the best learning possible during these very different times. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact either me or our TA, Shanita Pacley at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will always be here to support you and your child in anyway that we can. My email address is: email@example.com.
We wil be teaching Virtually through Schoology. Your children were given log in information when you picked up their technology and supplies. If your child's information was not included, please contact me as I was waiting for the information from Infinate Campus and will email it to you as soon as I receive it.
We will also be using The Pre-K Home Learning Choice Board. The Pre-K Choice Board will be updated every week on Monday and will be available on this web page or in Schoology. 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. Please tell your children that we can't wait to meet them and give them a hug from us. Thank you for all that you are doing at home! Mrs. King and Miss P.
As we navigate this new way to go to school 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. Have the children trace over their name card that was provided in their supplies. The children can also work on counting up to 10 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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
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