Parents; when I made up September’s calendar, I was hoping we would be able to resume in-person field trips. I had planned on taking the children to the fire station, however, they have suspended tours because of Covid. We will, therefore, have a virtual field trip to the fire station in class. I also have other activities to facilitate fire safety planned. We will also be learning about safety around the home, i.e. electrical outlets, not ingesting any kind of cleaning solution, etc. It will be a fun and busy day.
Also parents I have attached a Covid check list to the sign in sheet. Each day I am relying on you to verify your child’s symptoms. If you can just quickly go through the checklist to determine if your child should attend or not, that would greatly help me. I will then check their temperature as they walk in the class room. The sign in sheet is below the checklist. Thanks for your help.
Parents; I am so looking forward to next week. I hope the children are excited. I always try to use playdough the first day of school, it seems to ease the first day jitters. However, due to Covid, any sensory activities are restricted unless the children have their own materials. I am asking parents to make a batch of play dough for their child, put it in a ziplock bag with their name on it, and keep it in their backpack for days when we will use the play dough. I attached a recipe.
1 Cup flour
1/2 Cup salt
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 Cup Water
1 Tblspn oil
Mix the dry ingredients, add the liquids, along with food coloring or kool aid for color. Cook over high heat stirring constantly until a little thicker than mashed potato consistency. Pour out on counter top and knead
Also parents, in order to make the health screening process quicker before class, I ask that before bringing the children you ask the following questions:
- Does my child have a cough
- Does my child have difficulty with breathing or shortness of breath
- Does my child have muscle aches or chills
- Does my child have a sore throat
- Does my child have a new loss of taste or smell.
- Has my child been exposed to someone with Covid or Covid like Syptoms
- Does my child have a fever 100.4 or higher (I will also do temp. checks here)
Thanks for your help. Also please remember to provide your child with a snack each day and a water bottle.
Dear Parents; The first day of school is August 24th for the Monday-Wednesday children and August 25th for the Tuesday-Thursday children. I am so excited to get started, I hope everyone else is too.
Please find attached the newsletter and calendars for the last week of August and the month of September. There is also an interesting article on how to build attention span in preschoolers.
Please remember to bring any remaining enrollment papers the first day of school. If you have any questions about the changes in drop off and pick up procedures, let me know. Also remember that children will bring their own snack each day to school. Thanks and see you soon.
Dear parents; Due to Covid-19 this is our “virtual” back to school night. Please see the two videos; one for parents and one for children on my You Tube Channel at Cozy Corner Preschool With Ms. Debbie. Also please see attached a written form of information for the first day of school and what to expect. Please view or read all information as there have been some changes in procedures and tuition. For those of you with new children, I attached a sheet on separation anxiety, I hope this can help your child feel more comfortable. If you have any questions, please call. I can’t wait to see you all.