IMAGINE THAT field trip was a FUN and exciting experience for the children, parents and teachers. The children were encouraged to touch, discover, learn and explore in hands-on museum featuring over 50 unique exhibits. See attached photo's!
March 2nd - Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
The Crusader Athletic Leadership Council participated in the Clark School District "Read Across America Day" at the Preschool The "Cat and the Hat," Lori Menzo, Preschool staff member, made a surprise visit to the classrooms and the C.A.L.C. members read multiple children's books, It was fun watching the High School Student Athletes as they interacted with the young children Both the children and the students enjoyed the experience and learned a lot while doing it! Dr. Seuss's birthday kicks off a month of read across the nation to raise awareness about the importance of children's literacy. Special guest readers will be visiting the Preschool classrooms throughout March, 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 graduating rates and enhances productivity in adult life. Hats' off to READING!
On February 14, Melissa, Dental Hygienist from the Westfield Pediatric Dental Group visited Clark Preschool for Dental Awareness Month. Melissa demonstrated proper teeth brushing with Franasaurus 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 our children lifelong healthy dental habits. Visit them online at www.kidsandsmiles.com. Look for the dental goodie bags in their back-packs and ask your child about the dental visit.
The Power of Books
January 26 - Reading to children s a very important pre-literacy activity, Dierdre Morley, the Clark Public Library Children's Librarian visited the Clark Preschool Classrooms for story time and a brief talk about the library. The children were delighted with Mrs. Morley's book selection and her animated storytelling. Reading to your child is one of the most important things you can do to prepare them with a foundation for academic excellence. Books have the power to benefit preschoolers in higher aptitude for learning reinforcement of basic sounds that form language and attainment of valuable communication skills. On February 26th please join the Clark Public Library for "Take Your Child to the Library Day at 2pm for a free family concert followed by ice cream sundaes, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. A field trip to the library is planned for the spring.