It’s hard to believe that our baby girl has grown up enough to be in preschool already, but she is! We officially transferred her to her new preschool classroom in late October, after her birthday and she is really thriving. Every day we get a long description from her of who she played with and what she did and what she’s learning about. On occasion the response I get is “I don’t want to tell you!” when I ask her what she did that day. LOL!!! We get new artwork in her cubby every single day. She also attends the following “extra” classes each week:
- Art Class: Twice a week
- Spanish Class: Either once or twice a week, unsure.
- Yoga: As a part of their “Movement Matters” curriculum
Built into their daily/weekly curriculum they also cover:
- Outdoor Play/Exercise
- Show and Tell to practice public speaking
Madeleine really loves her class! We get daily updates via e-mail about their lesson plan for the day and it is quite detailed. These are really nice so we can reenforce what they’re learning at school when she’s at home. It’s also really neat to see the variety of activities and thoughtfulness that her teacher puts into the lesson plans. Each week has a theme to focus on, and the activities are generally based around that. So during Space Week they talked a lot about planets, did space art projects, read space themed books, for example.
We had parent/teacher conferences a couple of weeks ago and her teacher said she was doing great! She had no concerns about her learning and development at all. She also said that she is starting to show preferences in play partners. Bianca seems to be a favorite friend these days. They both love to read and will sit together reading stories quite often during choice play. 😀
We get regular updates from her teacher on our family site where she uploads photos and descriptions of the kids’ activities. Below are some of the things they do!
It is so exciting to see Madeleine learning and growing! She still surprises us with the concepts she is learning every day, and we are very thankful to have her at a school that takes education and their teaching so seriously.