Miss Jeanine's Morning Pre-school Class
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Circle Time: In circle time the children learn to say hello to their teachers and classmates. They imitate gross motor movements to songs such as Good Morning, Shake Your Sillies Out, and Are You Ready for a Good Time. Students will be exposed to letter sounds and numbers during Circle Time as well as other developmentally appropriate activities.
Discrete Trial Work Time: Each student has a program designed just for them. “Discrete Trial,” teaching is a special way to teach children with autism. The children learn things like gross and fine motor imitation, receptive and expressive identification of letters and numbers, sorting items by color, size, and category, matching, reading, and counting. The children receive positive reinforcement throughout their work session.
Lunch: Our students eat lunch in the cafeteria with the older students. They learn how to carry their lunchboxes, open them and eat their lunches in the appropriate order.
Specials: Our students attend art, library, music, and physical education. They have a lot of fun creating beautiful art projects, listening to exciting stories, learning new songs, and playing new games.
Miss Jeanine's Afternoon Pre-school Class
Our preschool programs curriculum is based on weekly themes. Some of the activities of the day include:
Circle Time: In circle time the children learn to say hello to their teachers and classmates. They imitate gross motor movements to the song, The More We Get Together. We salute the flag and talk about the calendar. We have a weekly letter and we count the days of school up to the 100th day. At the end of circle, we do a song that enables us to exercise and reach our goal of being healthy and interacting with our teachers and friends.
Story Time: Each day we sing a monthly poem and then we read a story based on our weekly theme. Children demonstrate their comprehension skills by answering a variety of “Wh” questions, for example, “Who was in the story?” (Where, When, What).
Center Time: Children break into small groups to participate in “Area’s” Each area will be teacher directed. Activities will include Emerging Math and Literacy skill work as well as specific cognitive objectives related to their Individual Education Plan. Activities are usually hands on and include using fine and gross motor skills, sensory activities, projects and games. Many of our projects can be seen hanging up in our classroom or on the bulletin boards.
Group Time: These are activities that incorporate the whole class and enable the children to follow directions in the larger group. One of our favorite activities to do together is cook special snacks.
Specials: We attend the specials of Art, Music and Gym and each week we go to the Library to get books we can read in class.
Snack: Every day we enjoy snack time where we share a common snack and socialize with our friends.
If you have any specific questions, please feel free to email me. We will also be using a composition book for communication during the week.
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