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Pre-K August-September 2010 Lesson Plan (Teacher Liselle)

Theme/Focus: Welcome to Millbrae Nursery School

Parent Activities: Introducing myself and my family.  Who am I?  Making Friends

LITERACY ART
You Look Funny

Clifford the Small Red Pup

Clifford Grows Up

Brown Rabbit’s Shape Book

Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Reading Names

Taking Care of Books

Sounding out a,e,i,o,u

Writing names (upper & lower case letters)

Crayons and Stencils

Self-Portrait

Family Portrait

Tracing Calendar

Sharing Family Tree (VPK)

Changes to the Environment:

Themed books in quiet and reading areas:

Franklin’s New Friend; a is for apple;

Straight Hair, Curly Hair; Sumi’s First Day of School Ever; The Hello, Goodbye Window; How Do Dinosaurs Go to School

Introducing the County Office of Education Virtual Pre-k to MNS.  Building a home-school connection

Special Skills:  Introducing myself and my family.   Getting to know each other.  Exploring school areas.  Establishing school rules.
MUSIC & MOVEMENT MATH & SCIENCE HEALTH & SAFETY
SONGS:

Days of the Week

Months of the Year

Where is (name of kiddo)

Dance-Name Freeze

Simon Says

High-Five

Scavenger Hunt/I Spy

Counting Friends

Recognizing Colors

Recognizing Shapes

Playdough w/ Rolling pins

School/Friend Puzzles

Introducing the calendar

School Rules: Respect & Play Safely

Ask for help

STRONG WORDS: Please, Thank you, Stop your body, Help me please

School Tour

Observations/NotesLook at Desired Results Measures DRDP-R

1 Identity of self

3 Expressions of empathy

4, 5, & 6 Building cooperative relationships with peers/adults & developing friendships

8 Awareness in self and others

16 & 17 Curiosity and initiative & Engagement and Persistence

34 Gross motor movement

35 Fine Motor Skills

38 Personal safety

Pre-K Carwash

CarwashI always admire the skill building activities activities our teachers come up with. One hot day in June, on my workday we had a “carwash” – all tricycles, cars, ride-on toys and other vehicles were washed by the preschoolers.

It was a real low-work day for the working parents, all the kids were so busy and fascinated by this new activity. The children worked so well in teams and they stayed surprisingly dry too.

If you think about it, there is so much the kids can learn from this fun activity. Teamwork, sharing, taking care of and being responsible for their own needs and their own stuff, cleaning. Just like out motto: Learning Through Playing!

And it wasn’t just that the kiddos loved it – everything was sparkly clean at the end.

Help Fundraise through Savvysource

Dear Millbrae Nursery School ,

We raised close to $20,000 last week for Bay Area preschools and children with over 700 Bay Area preschools participating in spreading the word!  This week we are bringing you a wonderful opportunity in partnership with one of the most beloved museums for children in the Bay Area – The Bay Area Discovery Museum!
Over the next 48 hours or so (ending at midnight Thursday, March 18th), every time a parent buys a family membership for $49 (value of $105) using the link below, Millbrae Nursery School receives 5% of the proceeds.

BUY NOW: http://www.savvysource.com/

We need 50 parents in the entire Bay Area to buy for this Savvy Savings and Scholarship Offer to be activated and to raise money for your school! So please encourage your parents to send this along to their friends.  You can earn additional dollars for your school (and for the scholarship fund) that way too.
The coupon code for Millbrae Nursery School is 4AVZ.
Their offers vary, last week it was an incredibly cheap membership at the Oakland Zoo, this week it is the Sausalito Discovery museum.

Millbrae Nursery School Sibling Policy

Millbrae Nursery School has the best sibling policy of all preschools in San Mateo County, siblings can be brought to parent’s workdays with very few exception. Read the entire policy that is  also found in the handbook here:

Siblings under two (2) years of age will be allowed at no charge when the following guidelines are met:

  1. The attendance of the child has been arranged with the teacher or Admissions Coordinator prior to the parent’s workday.
  2. Only one (1) child under the age of two(2) will be allowed per class session.
  3. For the safety of all children, the sibling must be supervised by his or her parent while the parent accomplishes their assigned workday duties.
  4. The State adult:child ratio must be maintained.

Siblings two (2) years or over will be allowed when the following guidelines are met:

  1. The attendance of the child has been arranged with the Director prior to his or her attendance.
  2. The child must be between the ages of two (2) and six (6).
  3. The child will be billed at the drop in extended care rate.
  4. The child’s care and safety will be the responsibility of Millbrae Nursery School.

PAID WORKDAY

If you are doing a workday for pay you will only be able to bring one (1) child who is currently enrolled in the school program with you on that workday. NO siblings less than 2 years or over 7 years will be allowed to accompany you on a paid workday.

Why We Like Our New School.

Leilani has been attending Millbrae Nursery School since July, and all of us love it.

Although our previous preschool was very expensive and prestigious, Leilani had cried often about not wanting to go, now it is the opposite, I have a hard time getting her home.

The playground is awesome. Indoors, additionally to the educational toys there are dolls, plastic dinosaurs and animals as well as trains; There is dressup and pretend play, free play, creative play, and after having had Leilani in a school for a year that did not have any of these makes me really appreciate the difference. Leilani loves the loft area, a special area that gets opened occasionally, they climb up on the ladder, and play with the “special” toys that are up there.

The teachers are all super nice. They know all the names of kids and family, and they work with kids socially and teach them not to only play with their friends and within their cliques, but also play with others. I am so impressed how they work with behaviorally challenged kids and integrate them within a short time, I could not believe the change in behavior I have seen in at least 2 kids within a short time.

Leilani made huge progress, her communication and conversation skills I find impressive, she shows much more empathy and is able to listen longer (unless of course we preach or lecture her…). She writes her name in upper and lower case letters, and now starts reading the regular way. She does beautiful artwork, drawing, painting, that was an area she had regressed so much in within the previous year, and I am so happy that she developed that interest again.

I was a little scared of the co-op experience at first, but it is a real community, and very enjoyable, and educational for the parents. Leilani loves my workday, then I am teacher Sonja, and I often get to do art projects with the kids, that’s a lot of fun for me almost as much as for the kids.

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