Sunday, October 9, 2011

Start of Preschool

Introducing our School Family:Our School Family is called the Shining Stars.  We have a School Family song that goes like this: (sung to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)
We are the Stars we sparkle and shine,
When we're together, we're feeling fine.
We want our brains to work to the max,
So smile, take a deep breath and relax.
Eyes and ears and hands and feet
Use kind words now take a seat.

At the beginning of the school year we read a book called: We're All the Same, We're All Different.  We took pictures of each child and talked about how we are the same and how we are different and what makes each child special.  Those photos were put in a School Family book in addition to our song and published for each child to have an opportunity to take home and share with their family.  The book was then added to our class library.

Each family completed an "all about me poster" to share at school.  It was so fun to see the children make connections with one another based on their common interests.  It really helped us get to know one another.  Each teacher participated in the activity as well.