Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Pre-K! What to expect... Field trips!! We will visit different places in and around Covington in conjunction with our units!! Developmental."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to Pre-K! What to expect... Field trips!! We will visit different places in and around Covington in conjunction with our units!! Developmental Milestones!! We will work on academic skills and fine and gross motor skills through a variety of fun and interactive activities Social and Emotional Growth We will help your child develop social skills to last a lifetime!
All About Us Mrs. Courter has taught in Georgia for seventeen years. She has been at South Salem since it opened teaching Kindergarten. This is her second year in Pre-K. Working with Mrs. Courter is Lynn Higdon. Mrs. Higdon has worked with Newton County Schools for twelve years and had one daughter go through the Pre-K program at South Salem. This is Ms. Maughon’s third year at South Salem teaching Pre-K! She graduated from Valdosta State in December 2012. Working with Ms. Maughon is Pat Shepherd. Mrs. Shepherd has worked with four-year-olds for 29 years and has a daughter who works as a parapro at Live Oak.
Our Goals To give your child the academic and social skills they need to successfully progress to kindergarten. To provide a supportive and fun classroom environment. To help your child make new friends and discover new interests.
Attendance and Tardiness School starts at 7:40 A.M. If you aren’t in the classroom by the time the bell rings, please check your child in at the counselor's office before coming to class. Breakfast is over at 7:30. Please have your child at school before 7:30 if they are to eat. Bright from the Start has an attendance policy that regards chronic tardiness and absenteeism.
Class Subjects The learning areas we cover in Pre-K are: Literacy Language Writing Math Science Fine Motor Skills Gross Motor Skills Visual Arts Music Social Studies
Literacy In each classroom, we will read and have available at least 22 books related to a variety of topics Letter/sound recognition activities will be interactive and will build off of prior knowledge We strive to teach all components of reading, including listening, rhyming, alliteration, sentence segmenting, and syllables.
Writing The students will have writing activities throughout the semester, and will be placed in a journal, allowing you to see their progress throughout the year Writing will progress from simple words to sentences.
Math We will explore patterning, sequencing, and one-to-one correspondence Daily math activities are completed during center time, small groups, and through environmental cues
Science We will explore our environment outside of the school for changes in the weather and nature We will have monthly science experiments to promote interest and expose our children to basic scientific principles.
Social Studies We will learn about family relationships, community helpers, and being a productive member of the school and community Second semester will focus on the students’ personal information
Music and Art We have many learning opportunities through music, songs, and instruments We introduce music from various cultures, provide instruments for every child to use in the classroom, and allow students to create their own musical instruments. We incorporate visual art activities daily and encourage creative expression
Classroom Community Our classroom is a community. In our community, we have rules to help us get along with each other. We help our students understand their actions and feelings. We help our students learn how to positively interact with each other and be a part of our school community. We will work on the students being more independent.