Carrie Gosch PreK Early Learning Center
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Carrie Gosch Elementary PreK Book of the Month Video Blog
Please open the link to see Ms. Anderson discuss our book of the month!
Turkey Trouble & Stone Soup
Principal's Message for November
Carrie Gosch PreK School Family,
We have added a new feature to our website. Our very own Ms. Anderson created a video featuring one of the books of the month at the PreK Center. Please click the link to view her video. Our books this month are Turkey Trouble and Stone Soup. You should have received a special family project on October 25th. We need to help our turkeys hide so that they won't be dinner for Thanksgiving. Please send your family's turkey with a clever disguise on November 1st. We will create a display so that we can protect our
We would like to thank the community helpers who visited our preschoolers in October. Members of the East Chicago Fire Department came to visit us. Firefighters Joseph Villegas, Chris Rivera, Steve Weilgos, Alan Suarez, Doug Sloss and Eddie Rivera came to see us. We were also visited by Chief Inspector Henry Ventura, Chief Anthony Serna and Deputy Chief Carpenter was instrumental in making arrangements for the firefighters to come and visit. Munster Police Officer Hernandez, East Chicago Lieutenant Cossey and Librarian Pam Bartusiewicz also visited us in October. All of our students, faculty and staff would like to extend a special thank you to them for taking time out of their busy schedules to come and visit our students.
The parent planning committee did a wonderful job of planning our October activities. We would like to thank them for the supporting the STEM day, Hispanic Heritage Night and the Harvest Dance. We also had many families support us by selling Taffy Apples. Our top seller was the Krol-Franciski family. Thanks to all of the families who helped us generate funds! All of the money goes back to the students.
Our Advisory Committee and Parent Planning Committee made plans for November. We are planning to visit Strack & Van Til to learn about how the store is set up and what the workers do there. We will shop for ingredients to make Stone Soup. Stone Soup is one of our featured books this month. We will cook the soup on November 15. Chef Pamela Watson and Chef Elsa Valdez of Sodexo Magic, created a recipe for us to prepare. We are expecting the chefs to visit our classes on November 6th, to share their recipes and to discuss healthy eating. Nurse Jennifer Vanat will also visit classrooms and help the students create a healthy plate of food. We are expecting her to visit the classes on November 2nd and 3rd.
CHILDREN'S PROGRESS ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT (CPAA)
I have taken time this month to look at how our students are progressing with academics. We are close to our goal in the area of Reading. Many of our students understand how print works. They can 'count' or track written words in print. These children know that spoken words can be written down and understand that we read from left to right. The area that most of our students need to develop is phonics. Phonics includes recognizing the differences between upper and lowercase letters. It also includes understanding that letters make sounds. We encourage you to support your students in learning the names of all the letters in the alphabet. It is easier for young children to learn capital letters, so we are asking you to work with your child by asking them to name letters in their everyday lives. While you are shopping and looking for food items, call attention to the letters in the print at the store. Name the letters for your child and ask them to point the same letter out later on in the day. We are currently working on a focus letter each week. You may use the same selection of letters that we are studying during the weeks. Also please, go back to the letters that we have covered and ask your child if they recall the letters and their sounds.
I also analyzed how our students are doing in math. Most of our students understand the concept of measurement. This topic covers recognizing items that are longer/taller and shorter. Many of our students need to work on numeracy. This concept is understanding how to count objects and also how numbers are made. An example of this is showing how many ways there are to make a number. There are several ways to 'build' the number 4. You can have two and two, or three and one. Ask your child to show you ways to 'build' a number using their fingers. An example of this, is to ask show me how to make five with your fingers. Your child may hold up five fingers on one hand. Next, ask them to show you how to make five another way, by using both hands. Your child may show you four fingers on one hand and one finger on the other hand. If your child does not know how to show you the number five another way, using two hands; please show them how to show five another way. You can show them four fingers on one hand and one finger on the other. Practice making the number five until your child has a good grasp on the concept. Next try another number such as six. You can work on the numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 in this manner. This activity is called finger patterns. If you have questions about how to work on finger patterns, stop by and we will be happy to discuss finger patterning with you.
Playing Candy Land is a good way for students to build their counting skills. Ask your child to count the colored spaces and move the same amount of spaces on the Candy Land game board. I have a link to a website that has 40 games that you can play with your child to strengthen their numeracy skills: https://handsonaswegrow.com/40-number-activities-for-preschoolers/ Please speak with your child's teacher to decide what kinds of activities are good for your child. If you haven't met with your child's teacher to discuss your child's acadmic needs, please feel free to contact them on the Class Dojo or call and ask for an appointment.
As always you are welcome to come and visit us at the Carrie Gosch PreK Early Learning Center. We hope to see you during the month of November.
Mrs. E. Glenn
October 23 - 27 ... Red Ribbon Week
October 27- All Red Day
October 27 Police Officer Guest Readers
November 1 - Turkey Trouble Display - Please return your project to school. Help us save the turkeys!
November 2-3 Nurse Vanat's Presentation on Nutrition
November 6- Guest Chef Watson & Chef Valdez - Present Stone Soup
November 8 - Professional Development for Teachers ( No School for Students)
November 10- Veteran's Day (No School for Teachers & Students)
November 17- Progress Reports
November 20 -24 Thanksgiving Break
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