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  • Making Scarecrows

    Students decorated scarecrows during our October parent involvement. Students made the fall season come to life by adding their own unique touch. This non-messy craft allow lots of time for parents and students increase social engagement. Engaged parents assisted and watched as their child navigated self-discovery and glimpse of why art is so important: building fine motor skills, early literacy skills, basic math concepts, builds confidence and expand creativity.

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  • Pumpkin Masterpieces in Ms. Dubose's Classroom

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  • Communications Survey

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  • Celebrating Unity Day by wearing Orange!

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  • Mrs. Rosinski’s class has started of the new school year with Celebration Fridays.

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  • Investigating BUGS!

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  • Making Friends!

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  • Ms.Smith's class learning about self regulation

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  • A great Day in PreK!

    A great day in PreK!

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  • Improving Our Fine Motor Skills

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  • How to read Aloud Expressively

    1. Relax and speak clearly 2. Project voice with breath support 3. Vary phrasing by paying attention to punctuation and emotion 4. Vary pace according to the action 5. Vary volume for effect 6. Read with feeling 7. Sit so everyone can see 8. Hold the book toward the listener 9. Read book ahead of time so you can look at listener 10. Pause at the end so listener can think about book and enjoy the ending.

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  • Activities with Informational books

    Write own book about how something is made or grows or an experience. Fold paper into columns in one write what they say in the other write what you think. Do an Author study. Alphabet book that is factual. A is for …. Select book with visual appeal and recreate it

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  • Your Child Can Be A Better Listener

    Your child Can Be a Better Listener! Here’s how: Start early-Even though an infant can’t talk, a newborn baby can listen and respond to the tone of your voice, to a lullaby, to lively music. Be a good example- Give your undivided attention to your child whenever possible. Stop what you are doing and really listen to your child when he or she talks. Remember: Parents who listen have children who listen.

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  • Ways to use Informational Texts

    Selecting Informational books: The “5A’s” The Authority of the author The Accuracy of the content The Appropriateness of the book for children The Artistry of the language The Aesthetic or artistic appeal of the book’s overall appearance

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  • How drawing Contributes to Self- Expression and Writing

    1. Filling In- Before children can write pictures provide the information 2. Warming up- Prewriting activity. Children think about what to write 3. Planning with-Use drawing to organize their thinking and remind them what they want to write 4. Elaborating Upon-use drawings or multiple drawings to motivate them to produce more 5. Talking about- serves as a prop for what is drawn as well as written words 6. Evaluating with-use the pictures to assess if this would really happen or make believe

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  • Emergent literacy Behaviors

    1. Show understanding of oral message by listening and responding appropriately 2. Pretending to Read and Being familiar with a text 3. Use pictures and words to communicate. Can read what they wrote even if you can’t 4. Tracking print with left to write and Up and down 5. Knowing writing vocabulary and identifying in context such as a letter , a word 6. Recognize familiar words or print 7. Recognize what sounds the same 8. Naming letters and/or sounds 9. Making connection between written and spoken words 10. Interacting with print and thinking about it

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  • How to Read with Your Child

    Before Reading -Look at front/Back cover -Discuss picture on the cover and predict what the book is about -Relate pictures to previous knowledge -Discuss the title -Look at a page in the beginning, middle, end and make predictions -Motivate your child to read

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  • Where and When to Read with your Child

    Where and When to Read with your Child -Choose a comfortable reading place -Quiet, orderly, and free of interruptions -Telephone and door answered by someone not reading -Turn off TV -Limit Interruptions -Read in Fun Locations -Set daily time for reading

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  • What to do when you do not have a book

    Use -Advertisements or fliers -Weekly newspaper -Brochures, booklets, catalogs -Magazines -Food packages

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  • How to Select Books

    -Allow child to choose -Assist in choosing books -Take turns choosing -Choose Based on Interests - Ask other children their favorite books -Ask librarian -Ask child’s teacher...

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