• Welcome to Harding, home of the Harding Lil' Dragons.  My name is Mrs. Denise King.   We have enjoyed meeting your families and children.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact either me or our TA, Shanita Pacley at spacley@eriesd.org.  We will always be here to support you and your child in anyway that we can.  My email address is: daking@eriesd.org.  

    Pre-K students were assignd iPads.  If your child did not receive one yet, please contact Mr. Yonkers at jyonkers@eriesd.org or by phone at 814-874-2303.  Your child's log in information was sent home on October 28, 2021.  Please let me know if you need another copy.

    Our curriculum includes Creative Currirulum, CKLA and Asynchronous assignments that will be sent home prior to an Asynschronous Learning Day.   Attendance for Asynchronous days is based on the return of assignments.  If your child does not return the Asynchronous Day assignment, he/she will be marked absent for the day.   

    The primary goal for Pre-K is to develop the student's Social and Emotional growth.  Out of that comes learning.  We use the Harding PBS Behavior plan.  The concept of this is to be Responsible, Respectful, Safe and Focused in school.  We talk about these expectations daily.  We have Free Choice Center Time where the children play with arious toys geared toward learning in Art, Manipulatives, Math, Science, Reading, Blocks, Music and Dramatic Play.  They are learning how to play and share, socially distanced during Covid-19. 

    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 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!

     

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