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Welcome to Boulder Creek's Amanacer Preschool Classrooms!. We are excited to have your child in our 2012-2013 program!. Did you Know? • 90% of a child’s critical brain development happens before Kindergarten.

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welcome to boulder creek s amanacer preschool classrooms

Welcome to Boulder Creek'sAmanacerPreschool Classrooms!

We are excited to have your child in our 2012-2013 program!

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Did you Know?

•90% of a child’s critical brain development happens before Kindergarten.

•Vocabulary levels at ages 3 and 4 correspond with reading comprehension levels at 9 and 10.

did you know
Did You Know...

Every $1 invested in Early Childhood returns $16 in decreased government spending, reduced crime-related costs and increased individual earnings!  That rate of return is higher than the return investments in the stock market even in normal times!

We have tuition spots available for students in the AM and PM programs!  Ask  Mrs. Stockton or Mrs. Rogers about starting your child or a refer a friend to our program!  You can also call the preschool office at 480-497-3461.

starting and ending times
Starting and Ending times...

AM Class starts at 8:45 

and ends at 11:15.

PM Class starts at 12:00 

and ends at 2:30.

things to bring the first day of school
Things to bring the first day of school-

*  A LARGE, regular size backpack so we                   

    can fit large art projects inside  

*  a change of clothes (extra underwear, 

    shirt, pants and socks)

*  diapering supplies, ( diapers, wipes,etc.)

*  A large package of napkins, a package of 5 oz. cups for   

   snack or paper towels.

*  Any information pages that you didn't get signed tonight!

our typical l day
Our typical      l                            day.... 

First we enjoy our preschool playground where we socialize, practice our gross motor skills and just have fun!

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Once in the classroom, we check backpacks everyday for communications from home!  Please do the same for us--everyday!

Please "ooh and ahhh" over your child's art work!  It's a great way to help him start up a conversation about his school day.                                                         

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Next, we trace/write our name developing....

    *name recognition     

     *hand dominance

    *letter recognition

    *learning of correct letter formation

    *hand strength and fine motor control 

    *counting skills as we count our stickers on the back

    *learning to do "seat work" for a very short time

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Freeplay is a very 

important part of 

our day!  We learn...                                            

*social communication

*self direction and 

   independence  

   through exploration of various toys and manipulatives

*to feel and show responsibility for our classroom

*to each take a turn to use the restroom 

*social skills--sharing, learning to avoid and resolve 

  conflict, playing cooperatively, maintaining friendships,

  learning to have empathy

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Circle time teaches us ...

   *to develop listening skills

*to follow directions

*to focus our attention

    *to share the limelight

    *to speak in front of a group

    *to recognize rhymes

    *to recognize letters and sounds

    *to understand the calendar and numbers

    *to enjoy and participate in music and movement

     *to raise our hand when we want a turn

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Snack time gives us time to practice,,,

                                        * socializing with our friends

                                         * waiting patiently for our turn

                                         * raising our hand to ask for snack

 * using our "magic" words like "please" and "thank you."

 * using "all" of our words to request snack--"I want _____, 

    please Mrs. Rogers ."

 * Learning to ask questions--"May I have ____, please?"

 * counting our gummies or crackers

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     During storytime we develop....

         *book awareness             *focusing attention

         *listening skills                  *phonological awareness

         *vocabulary                      *love of reading

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"It's time to change centers, it's time to change centers

Birdies, birdies fly away, it's time to change centers!"

During centers, the children work in small groups and practice...

    *math and logical thinking skills

    *phonological awareness skills

    *pre-reading skills

    *listening and speaking

    *dramatic play

    *turn taking

    *social skills

    *fine motor skills

    *color and form w/art

    *following directions

    *working cooperatively

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Show and Tell Day is the same day as Snack Day

* Please have your child bring only 

                                             one item to share.

                                           *You can practice with your child to

                                             help him answer questions like

                                             "How big, what color, soft or hard

                                             animal or vehicle, etc?

                           * Help your child understand that show and 

                              tell is a secret!  Don't tell his friends!

*This is a great time to practice communication skills!  We're   

  asking and answer questions, using complete sentences! 

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We will pick up and drop off the children on the west side of the school where our preschool buses park.

Please stay behind the bus parking

and watch for children!

We ask that the children stay with 

the class as we walk out and 

not run to you after school.  

We need to be sure that 

every child gets picked up  

by the appropriate adult safely.

If you arrive late to school, you can bring your child to the playground on the west corner under the shade screen if we're still outside, or sign in and walk them to our room.