Welcome to Kindergarten Heath Extended Day. We are excited to begin the school year and meet new families and see new faces! The Kindergarten team consists of two teachers, Alyssa Davis and Jared Mael. The Kindergarten extended
day class is located in Min-Jen Taylor’s Pre-K classroom in the
new addition across from the Multi-Purpose room.
Throughout the month of September we will exploring three main themes, “All about Me and My Family”, Apples, and Fall. We will kick off the first week of extended day by learning the procedures of the classroom and meeting our new friends. Then we will begin discussing our families and creating an “all about me” book for each child. The goal of this theme is for the children to develop an understanding of family patterns, discover similarities and differences between families, and
for the teachers to gain insight about each child’s home life.
When we wrap up our “all about me” unit, we will be exploring apples and
the fall season, as it is moving in briskly! We will us apples to create art, do cooking activities, graphing and taste testing among other projects. Along will exploring apples we will focusing on and observing the season changes from summer to fall.
Each month we will be incorporating a science theme. In order to
incorporate this theme we will devote one or two days a week for science exploration.
In September we will be exploring the concept of “sink or float.”
Through the month of September we look forward to getting to know your child and family better. We are excited to create fun art projects, so please keep your eyes peeled in our entrance hallway for our displays. We hope you have a sensational September!
Warmly, Alyssa and Jared
-I like me, by Nancy Carlson
-Rainbow Fish, byMarcus Pfister
-Owen by Kevin Henkes
-10 Apples Up on Top, by Dr.Seuss
-Red LeaF, Yellow Leaf, by Lois Elhert
2:30-2:50 Arrival, Attendance/Meeting (Question of day)
2:50-3:10 Wash hands & Snack
3:10-3:25 Bathroom & Books
4:15 Read Aloud
4:30-5:20 Choice & Activity time
(serve 2nd snack at 5pm at one table as choice)
5:30-5:45 Cool down
(read aloud, quiet group game, small group in multi-purpose room)
5:45 HEDP is closed
*The Friday school day is shorter and therefore our timing of the schedule will shift but we will continue to follow the same structure, this time may provide opportunity for lengthier activities*
-Sign out your child out on a daily basis
*Please send your child with appropriate footwear as we do spend time outdoors daily*