We are very excited for our End of the Year Celebration on June 11th!
If you would like to help with our celebration, please sign-up here.
JUNE: DATES TO KNOW
6/6 - Forbes Flyers assembly in GCS gym 9:10-10:10 AM
If your child does not attend morning PreK on Thursdays, you are welcome to bring in your child and accompany him/her to the assembly
6/11 - PreK End of the Year Celebration
PreK will be having a celebration on Tuesday, June 11th, in the prekindergarten classroom. All are welcome, but please be mindful of occupancy (adults may need to stand).
To accommodate parent/guardian schedules the celebrations will take place at the following times:
-morning PreK will have their celebration at 10:30 AM (prior to pick-up)
-afternoon PreK will have their celebration at 1:00 PM (following drop-off)
If your child does not attend prekindergarten on Tuesday and you would like him/her to attend the celebration,
please bring your child in for the corresponding times:
Morning PreK by 10:20 AM
Afternoon PreK by 12:50 PM
During our celebration, prekindergarten students will perform a few of their favorite songs and we will watch a slideshow of this years events and activities.
Feel free to practice these songs at home, here.
6/13 & 6/14 - Early Dismissal Days
*Since these are scheduled early dismissals:
PreK AM will dismiss at 10:45 AM
PreK PM will meet 11:30-1:25
6/14 - Laser Show assembly in GCS gym at 10:00
If your child does not attend morning PreK on Fridays, you are welcome to bring in your child and accompany him/her to the assembly.
6/14 - Last Day of School for all RSD6 students (pending any unforeseen weather)
[Therefore, 6/13 will be the last day for students who attend PreK on T/Th schedule]
BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Thank you to all who filled out the survey for before and/ or after school program. Here is the next IMPORTANT step!
If you are interested in your child attending either before and/or after school PLEASE click on the link below in the flyer ASAP. The online registration is open until June 7th. This will determine IF the before and/or after school program can run at Goshen Center School. We need an average of 18 students per day in the before and the after school program for it to run and then a final decision will be made based on enrollment numbers
If you have any questions please call GCS at 860-491-6020.
Please click here to Register!!!!
*GCS & RSD6 SPIRIT DAYS*
FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH - WEAR your Blue GCS Shirt
LAST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH - WEAR your Red Wamogo Shirt
*If you need a shirt, please contact the main office at 860-491-6020
ASK ME & REVIEW WITH ME - OUR WEEK IN PREK!
In May, we will be focusing on the following:
Color = yellow >> practice with Yellow Song or Yellow Storybots
Shape = square >> practice with Storybots
Numeral = 9 >> practice with Storybots 9
Talk daily to your child about things in their environment that are yellow and/or shaped like a diamond. Talk daily to your child about the numeral 9 and count items together!
In our literacy stations, we learned the letter "O".
To practice writing "O":
1. Big curve
2. Keep going to the top
Remember - PINCH, PINCH, PINCH! "Thumb is bent, pointer points to the tip, tall man uses it's side. I tuck my last two fingers in, and take them for a ride."
When going over our weekly letter books, ask your student the following questions to help build an understanding of print concepts:
- Where's the front of the book?
-Where's the back of the book?
-Show me the title of this book.
-Where do we start reading?
-Show me with your finger which way I go as I read.
-You point to the words while I read the story.
-Use your finger to show me the first word on this page.
-Use your finger to show me the last word on this page.
-Point to one word.
-Show me two words.
-Show me the first letter in a word.
-Show me the last letter in a word.
Additionally, ask your child to "add more details" and "label" or "add words to their pictures".
In math stations, we continued to work on further strengthening our understanding of basic concepts and math vocabulary. This week, we practiced "some, but not many".
Other Math Activities To Practice At Home
find 2-D shapes / "flat shapes" at home
find 3-D shapes / "solid shapes" at home
identify them by name and discuss the difference between them (e.g., "flat shapes" lay flat, you can press your hand down on them; but "solid shapes" stand up from the ground)
continue to practice moving each object as you count --> Ask your child what "You only count what you touch" means
-continue to ask "how many?" when done counting
-continue to emphasize "We know how many cookies we have by the last number we said. The last number we said was [five], so we know we have [five] cookies"
SUBITIZE! - Practice recognizing how many without counting by using a dice and/or dominoes. Challenge your student to identify how many as quickly as they can!
COMPARE! - Talk about who was more or less cookies. Talk about if you added one or took one away, then who has more/less cookies.
COMBINE! - Talk about how many you have all together.
SORT! - Sort objects by color, size, or function. Sort buttons, coins, utensils, bows, socks...anything you can find!
To see pictures of this week's activities, please view my classroom blog "Gray's Gazette"
Please be sure to follow me on Twitter @Jacki_Gray to see pictures and/or access links of the fun, learning experiences we've been participating in at school on a daily basis!
To view the latest photos of daily activities at Goshen Center School, please check out the following links:
GCS website gcs.rsd6.org
GCS Twitter https://twitter.com/TraKeilty
GCS Instagram https://www.instagram.com/goshencenterschool/
GCS Facebook https://www.facebook.com/r6gcs/
PLAYDOUGHWe will be using a different color play dough every month in our classroom, based on the color of the month. If you would like to sign up to make playdough for our classroom, please click here.
PREK FAMILY DIRECTORY
I hope you utilize this resource to establish friendships outside of the classroom for you and your child. If you would like to access the directory, please click here.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
All my best,