Gosch students took the Children's Progress Academic Assessment (CPAA) within the first few days of December. Your child's CPAA results will be sent home on our District Data Day, January 8, 2020. Please check your child's book bag for strategies to help your child master skills and information about your child's progress, thus far, at Carrie Gosch ELC. Please look for a letter and a packet of information for your family, on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. If you have questions, please contact your child's teacher.
We will extend our instructional cycles and add 1 additional week of teaching before we end each unit as we move forward this year. The teacher's investigation into our data indicated that the students need one more week to solidify the concepts that we are working on per unit. The upcoming unit of instruction will be about winter and winter celebrations. The students will work on the following concepts in January: Geometry (investigating shapes), Number Sense (rote counting, one-to one counting, subitizing and identifying numerals 1-7), Reading Comprehension (re-telling stories, identifying characters, setting and problem/solution in stories), Phonemic Awareness (identifying the beginning sounds in words), Writing ( using pictures, letters and symbols to convey meaning). The focus for Social Emotional Development this cycle is, using problem solving strategies and understanding that one's actions effect others.
We also have several family engagement activities planned for this month. Ms. Warren, who is a Preschool Teacher at Gosch, will serve as an event organizer for Dancing with Darlings. This event will be fashioned after the TV show Dancing with the Stars. Our embedded skills within this family event, are in the areas of physical development and fine arts. The students will be asked to move/dance in accordance with rhythm and to sing songs with corresponding actions. We will also resume after school activities this month. Activities will be scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday each week. WIZ Kids, which is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) focused club for preschool aged students, will begin sessions on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The Hip Hop Dance Troupe will begin practice sessions with our Top 20 Inc. instructor, Ms. Courtney Franklin, on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Students have been given flyers with information about the after school events and there is still time to enroll your child in our activities.
As always, parents are welcome to stop by our building to observe and learn more about what the SCEC preschool students are learning at the Carrie Gosch Early Learning Center. We Wish You Well and hope to see you at Gosch this month.