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. Thank you, parents, for participating in our firt parent/ teacher conferences. Remember, you may request a conference at any time in person or via telephone.

    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 January is: The Winter (Detailed information can be found on the Theme Information Sheet sent home in folders)

    The experiences planned during this month will focus on weather, the clothing we wear when it's cold, the concepts of hot and cold, what animals do in the winter time, and investigating and describing changing states of matter.

    The colors of the month: white and shades of blue

    Shapes: Octagon, Diamond, Pyramid, and Cone.

    Letters: Aa, Bb, Kk, and Ww

     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 shapes in nature and around your home

    *Read every night with your child. Point out words that begin with the letters Aa, Bb, Kk, and Ww

    *Explore the concept of water, ice, and temperatures in your kitchen

    * Talk about family traditions.

    *Find objects that are white or shades of blue.  Send them in for your child to share

    *Send in objects that begin with the letters Aa, Bb, Kk, and Ww to share (Your child and teacher will be the only ones touching these items)

    Activities for you to do daily.

    • Read to your child every day.
    • 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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