Students will get to tell each other and us about their family and what they love about those who are closest to them. We will also do a simple evaluation during this week just to get an idea of where everyone is at and so we can judge progress throughout the year. Also, working one on one with students gives us a chance to get to know them a little better!
This week we will talk about how to stay safe in a variety of ways. We will talk about things that are and are not safe to touch around the house. We will talk about fire safety complete with stop drop and roll and a fire drill. We will also begin to learn a parent’s phone number. Please note there is no class on Wednesday!
We will meet at the 96th st stop on the 1 train. Since this class is so small, Emily and I will be able to take them ourselves, but if you would like to come with your child feel free. We sometimes are a bit late coming back from this trip since it is so far, but will make sure to be back by 1:30 so we won’t compromise nap time!
You will have the option to drop your child off at 100th st and cpw at 9:30 or to drop your child at the 81st entrance to the museum at 10am. I will make a list of where each child will be joining us as we get closer. We will need some chaperones for this trip! The link to sign up is below. If you will need to bring a younger sibling with you, please mark that when you sign up. I have booked the trip for 20 people total. If I have extra spots, students and their caregivers from other days are welcome to join us. Above that number just won’t fit at the lunch table I reserved, but you could always walk around the exhibits with us.
This we will focus on feelings. We will talk about how our actions make others feel, and how circumstances including events, music, and sleep can effect how we feel. We will also focus on facial recognition. Can we tell how someone else is feeling before we even ask them? How might we change how we act based on how someone else is feeling? Please note there is no class on Friday.
This week we will explore the range of what science is. From studying the friction on slides, to the change from batter to muffin, and the classic volcano experiment, this week gives me the ability to fit all the science experiments that don’t quite fit into the other units into one very messy and fun week.
We will learn about dance, music, visual art, and poetry. I haven’t figured out how to teach math and science related to theater, so it has been left out until I solve that puzzle. If I get lucky, two of my theater friends may come in to do a sketch for the kids, but their schedules are unpredictable.
Come meet us and get to know us better! For returning students, please come by and say hello! For new students, I see this as an essential part of having them feel comfortable being left in our care. We will be ready to play, read books, and talk about everyone’s summer adventures!
Come celebrate the beginning of the year! Bring a picnic and a blanket and have the opportunity to meet other families that are signed up for class! This is a great opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have of me and Ms. Emily since the meet the teachers day is really for the kids to play with us. We will be in Central Park, just north of the pond at CPW and 102nd street. We hope you can make it!