Welcome! Ms. Corcoran s Back to School Night Agenda

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1 Welcome! Ms. Corcoran s Back to School Night Agenda Take a look around our classroom Bring home your child s 1st day of school picture Draw Picture Note to your child PowerPoint Presentation by Ms. Corcoran

2 Welcome to Back to School Night! Room 209 Ms. Kathryn Corcoran

3 Fun Facts Ms. Kathryn Corcoran Graduate of High Point University, NC & In process of obtaining my Master s Degree from Montclair State University, NJ Worked at Camp Achieve, Chester District s ESY Program, for the past four summers 2nd year as Dickerson School s Preschool Teacher Passionate about yoga, health, photography, family, friends, happiness Fun fact: Teach Kid s Yoga at Vibe Yoga in Chester - Working towards getting yoga certification for children with a specialty in yoga for children and yoga for children with Autism

4 Classroom Paraprofessionals AM Preschool: Mrs. Mary Robinson & Mrs. Carmen Alameda PM Preschool: Mrs. Mary Robinson

5 We are going Paperless! Newsletters will be sent via Monday mornings If you do not receive it next Monday, please me.

6 Birthdays May send in book or game to donate to the class May send in goodie bag or little toy to give to classmates (excluding food) Sing, sticker, certificate, crown to celebrate the special day Of course we will have fun and celebrate in other ways, but just without food!

7 School Spirit Fridays Every Friday = School Spirit Encouraged to wear red, black or Chester Bulldogs attire

8 School holiday/inclement weather policies Delayed openings - AM preschool is not held School closed - contacted by Honeywell Early Dismissals - PM preschool is not held

9 Behavior Management Bucket fillers districtwide behavior management plan We fill these buckets by showing love a sticker will go in our bucket Once their bucket is filled, student may go to prize box!

10 Sick or absent Call school office May also notify me but not required

11 Clothing Dress appropriately according to weather Winter - still outdoor recess Safe shoes for playground play

12 Home work Ms. Corcoran s Preschool Press Skills (just to name a few): Cutting with scissors Recognizing/identifying numbers Recognizing/identifying letters Writing name, accurate 3-finger grip PM: writing letters & numbers, identify sounds Buttoning, snapping, zipping, and tying

13 Photos by Me For classroom crafts and End of the Year Slideshow only Not for school social media (unless gave consent)

14 Parent - Teacher Communication Check S.E.A. Book every day for notes from me or office Huge fan of communication responses between Monday - 8:30 am - 3:40 pm (School Day Hours)

15 Overview of our Day Arrival, Unpack, Book Look Time Circle Time: Good Morning/Good Afternoon song, Jobs, Schedule, Classroom Rules, Calendar Time (days of the week, month, year), Weather Time (season, temperature, how to dress), Counting Games at carpet, Yoga pose Center Time Snack Playground or Indoor Play Story Time and Related Activity/Craft Goodbye Circle, Pack up, Dismissal *Music Therapy on Thursdays

16 Centers 4 centers: Blocks, Table Top, Puzzles, House Table Top Activities include Math, Reading, Writing, & fine motor skills Also - sand table (coming soon)!

17 Class Parties Dates will be sent home shortly for Halloween, Holiday, Valentine s Day, and Earth Day parties Snack is provided through Sodexo - respects allergies Mother s Day Show - mothers are welcome End of the Year Show - all are welcome

18 PTO Classroom Parent AM Classroom Parent: Danielle Shefsky, Brandon s Mom PM Classroom Parent: Alex Halem, Henry s Mom Kids Stuff Coupon Books (available to AM class parents) Any questions - please your class parent (or me) about PTO questions, parties, etc.

19 Question Time!

20 Thank you for coming tonight! Looking forward to a great year with you and your wonderful children!