Events in March @ the Preschool
March 3rd is Read Across America Day
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
Gus Kalikas, Athletic Director and the Varisty Club will visiting the Preschool classrooms to read Dr. Suess books for the 17th annual Read Across America Day. The Suessical celebration will kick off a week of reading across the nation to aide in the improvement of literacy skills. In the early grades when reading is an important focus, students who are absent miss critical instruction time. Research shows that early literacy plays a key role in the enabling of learning experiences that are linked with academic achievement, reduced grade retention, higher graduation rates and enhanced productivity in adult life.
March 4 - Begins Nutriton Month @ the Preschool
Lori Kowalski, RN will be presenting My Plate to the classrooms three times a week for four weeks. My Plate was designed to remind Americans to adopt healthier eating habits. One half of your plate should be filled with fruits and vegetables, and the other half with whole grains and lean protein, with a low fat dairy on the side . For further information visit their website ChooseMyPlate.gov.
Look for events in April @ the Preschool
April 2 - Autism Awareness Day
Field trip to the Clark Public Library
Events in February
@ the Preschool
February 19 Dental visit
Debbie Glass, Dental Hygienist, from the Westfield Pediatric Dental Group visited Clark Preschool for Dental Awareness Month. Debbie demonstrated proper teeth brushing with Flo, the stuffed dinosaur, and followed up with a short video. She taught the children about the importance of flossing teeth daily and visiting the dentist regularly. She also talked about proper nutrition, nutrition labeling on foods, and better snack choices according to their sugar content. Tooth decay is a problem for children, but it can be prevented. Westfield Pediatric Dental office specializes in preventive dental care for children and young adults; teaching your children lifelong healthy, dental habits. Visit them online @ www.kidsandsmiles.com. Look for the dental goodie bags in their back packs and ask your child about the dental visit.
Lori Kowalski, RN, Preschool Academic Coordinator
Additional photos of the dental presentation.
- 2014 Winter Olympics
Mrs. Consiglio's class at the Clark Preschool marched into the cafeteria carrying in a paper flame and torch to music for their Winter Olympic Opening Ceremonies. The children participated in simulated olympic activiities clothed in USA jerseys, including; bob sledding, speed skating, snowboarding, skiing, and hockey. The activities were designed with the assistance of Mrs. Harris, SPL and Mrs. Baldeon, OT, to the abilities of the children. Prior activities included, crafting the olympic symbol which is displayed on the wall. The children learned important and relevant facts about the olympic symbol, including; the composition of the five interlocking rings and their colors representing all the national flags. The day concluded with a medal ceremony. The olympic unit of study assumed the olympic motto, 'the most important thing is not to win, but to take part." Lori Kowalski, Preschool Academic Coordinator Mrs. Consiglio's class medal ceremony.Ms. Lillis's class joined in the afternoon olympic activities.
To end January, the children at Clark Preschool completed a penguin unit of study. The teachers read fiction and non-fiction books about penguins and the children learned about their habitat, diet, life cycle, and predators. The children made penguin crafts, sang penguin songs, and acted out a play about the life of the Emperor penguin. The unit of study was educational and enjoyable for the children. Please see attached photos of their activities.
On January 31st, the children in Mrs. Koepfler's class had a super bowl party. The children wore their favorite team's football jersey and ate yummy snacks. In the gym, the children participated in a football toss and relay races. The children predicted and graphed the winning team and the score of the game. See attached photos of their activities.
JANUARY 29 - Librarian Visit
Mrs. Eileen Smith, Childrens Librarian Clark Public Library visited the Preschool classes for storytime and a brief talk about the library. Ask your child about the stories that were read! Feel free to contact Mrs. Smith at 732-388-5999 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with other programs, activities or questions. A field trip to the Library is planned for the Spring. Please find attached some photos from the day. More to follow!
Mrs. LaManna's Class with Librarian, Mrs. Smith.
Mrs. Eileen Smith, Children's Librarian, Clark Public Library will be visiting the preschool classes for storytime and a brief talk about the library. A field trip to the Library is planned for the Spring.
Ms. Lillis's class with Mrs. Smith, Librarian.
Mrs. Koepfler's class with Mrs. Smith, the Librarian.
Monday, March 24
ALJ CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT TRAINING
2:30PM IN THE IMC
Tuesday, March 25
Board of Education Meeting
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Public Session in
at 7:00 pm
100% chance of precipitation.
10% chance of precipitation.