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. VPK Assessment #3 is being administered May 6th and 7th.  Be sure your child gets plently of sleep the night before. The reports will be sent home along with the the 2nd STAR Assessments as soon as I receive them. If you have any questions, please call or email me. 352-291-7975     amelia.piperato@marion.k12.fl.us

    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 May Theme is: Oceans and Ocean Animals  (Detailed information can be found on the Theme Information Sheet sent home in folders for each month)

    The experiences planned during this month will focus on Oceans and Ocean Animals. It is important for children to appreciate the value of our oceans and the many kinds of life they support. This theme will introduce your child to the varied animals that live in the oceans and should help him/her develop knowledge about how these animals grow and live.

    The colors of the month: Aqua, Coral, and Tan

    Shapes: Rectangle, Triangle, amd Oval

    Letters: Qq, Xx, Yy, and Zz

     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. 

    *Look for rectagle, oval , and triangle shapes in the environment

    *Read every night with your child. Point out words that begin with the letters Qq, Xx, Yy, and Zz

    *Talk about the type of habitats in close proximity to where you live

    * Consider taking your children to an aquarium

    *Find objects that are aqua, coral, or tan

    *Send in objects that begin with the letters Qq, Xx Yy, and Zz  to share (Your child and teacher will be the only ones touching these items)

    * Watch National Geopgrahic or look for old National Geographic books in used book stores

    Activities for you to do daily.

    • Read to your child every day. If you can't find the time ask an older sibling to.
    • 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


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