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Welcome to our VPK Inclusion Homepage with Ms. Piperato and Mrs. Tripp

Dear Families,

Please check our webpage each month to find out what theme and concepts your child is exploring and learning about. We are completing our first parent/teacher conferences to review and plan for your child based on the VPK Assessment #1 scores. No school for students November 23rd-27th, 2020.

Please try to engage your child with our online resources pages. Just click on the titles and the link will pop up! More online resources for art, literacy, math and science on our Online Resources Page. For more fun and music go to the Music and Movement Page.

Our Theme for November is: Real and Make Believe (Detailed information can be found on the the Theme Information Sheet sent home in folders)

The experiences planned during this month will focus on  real and make-believe. Many young children have difficulty separating reality and make-believe. This theme is designed to help children explore four well-known stories, while at the same time comparing them to what might really happen. These stories are: The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Little Red Hen, and Cinderella.

We will also continue learning about fall and why leaves change color.

Areas of Importance:

• Fears/Things that frighten me
• Compare Daytime and Nighttime Cycles
• Fairy Tales
• Distinguishing things that are real from things that are make-believe

The colors of the month: Black, Pink, Gold

Shapes: Circle, Square, Triangle, Rectangle

Letters: Cc, Hh, Tt

We love our families to participate in our program and monthly  themes. Your participation helps your child feel important and valued. Please check out the list below for activities you can do at home this month.

*Take walks outside with a flashlight and emphasize that the world stays the same when it is dark.

*Read every night with your child. Point out words that begin with the letters Cc, Hh, Tt.

* Talk about things that are real and make-believe.

*Point out objects in the shapes of squares, circles, triangles and rectangles.

*Find objects that are black, pink or gold. Send them in for your child to share

*Send in objects that begin with the letters Cc, Hh, Tt to share (Your child and teacher will be the only ones touching these items)

Activities for you to do daily.

• Point out letters you see in the environment. (i.e. P at the beginning of Publix, T at the beginning of Target, W at the beginning of Walmart, etc.)
• Discuss the colors and shapes you see in the environment. Nature walks are full of shapes and colors.
• When talking to your child, try to use as many adjectives as you can to encourage vocabulary and sentence structure.
• Encourage your child to sort common househld items by color, shape and size.

Thank you,

Ms. Piperato and Mrs. Tripp

We love our "Little Manatees" !