A Dynamic, Hands-on Learning Center for 3, 4 and 5 year-olds.
The Chester, Deep River, Essex (CDE Cooperative nursery school will be holding its annual pre registration open house on April 2, 2014 at the school - 24 River Street, Deep River - from 3:30 - 5:00. All potential 3- 5 year old enrollees for the 2014-2015 school year are welcome, with their parent or care giver. Please visit cdekids.org or call 860-526-3403 for more info.
Mrs. Hall’s March News
The seasons go round and round and our students’ journey through the year now brings them to the season of spring. The essential question for the month will be “what happens in the season called spring?” All students were asked to share their thoughts about what the new season might have in store. Many children spoke about the return of butterflies, the blooming of flowers and green grass growing. Still others thought about returning to play on their backyard swing-sets. Needless to say they all eagerly await spring’s arrival.
With the aid of many hands-on activities plus non-fiction and picture books, our students will extend and deepen their knowledge of this season’s offerings. Our investigation begins in the garden. As dirt warms to welcome sprouting seeds our students will learn about many types of gardens. What do all gardens need in order to grow? Sun, air, water and nutrient rich soil are the common denominators. Speaking of soil students will find out how the lowly worm is a marvelous addition to the garden and they will be introduced to the contribution the worm makes in adding nutrients to soil, helping plants grow.
Students’ acquisition of letter sounds and letter identification is ongoing. Six more letters to go in the “letter of the day” activity, which has focused on phonological awareness. Once we reach the letter Z students will go back to the beginning of the alphabet, this time with an emphasis on letter writing. One of the Common Core standards requires students to write many upper and lower case letters before entering Kindergarten. We will be imbedding letter-writing activities more frequently into the daily curriculum.
Writing numbers is an equally important objective and there will be many opportunities for our students to practice and achieve the goal of writing numbers 1 through 9.
Waiting for spring,
*NEW! CDE is excited to announce that we are offering an early drop-off program for the 2013-2014 school year! This option is available to the 3 and 4-year-old AM classes. For an additional fee of $30 a month for the 3 year-olds and $40 for the 4-year olds, students can come to the classroom at 8:30, instead of the traditional 9:00am drop-off time. This offers our students an additional half hour of free playtime to interact with each other and the teachers, as well as use all of the developmental skill building centers in the classroom. If you are interested in registering or have additional questions, please contact Linda Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860.526.3403.