DVUSD Community Education Prekindergarten
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Click link below to read tips for talking with your young child about COVID 19:https://www.firstthingsfirst.org/first-things/tips-for-talking-with-young-children-about-coronovirus/About Our ClassPrekindergarten is an exciting time in a child's life. In our Reggio inspired class, the environment plays an intricate role. The environment is intentionally set up with engaging, flexible, rich materials to sustain meaningful interactions. It provokes exploration and experimentation, problem solving, negotiation, communication and collaboration, while promoting a balance between comfort and stimulation. My goal is to provide an environment that contains places for private reflection and encourages interaction that is transformable by children with many possibilities and opportunities for surprise, joy, and investigation. Our project-based class explores a topic of interest in-depth. The children question, explore, investigate, read, write, draw, count, graph, pattern, and experiment along their journey of discovery. We spend much of our time in our outdoor classroom. Through hands-on investigations, teacher facilitated discussions and questioning, a child's innate sense of wonder thrives.Our class is featured in an article published by First Things First. Read how we use our outdoor classroom to expand learning.
Curious Minds are Never Idle
Lettuce anyone? No salad dressing needed!
OUR FIRST HARVEST!
EXPLORING, DISCOVERING, FRIENDSHIPS, & FUN!
The weather has cooled off and we've been busy working in our garden. We’re never short of volunteers when we ask for help pulling weeds, planting seeds, transplanting seedlings, or watering. We've harvested a few sweet peppers and ice box watermelons and the children are anxious to harvest more. We are growing lettuce, carrots, corn, cilantro, green beans, peas, sweet yellow and orange peppers, ice box watermelon, tomatoes, basil, mint, mustard, onions, radishes, chives, and swiss chard. We also planted many flowers seeds around our garden to attract pollinators. The children taste everything we harvest. This is one way to encourage healthy eating habits.
Signs we know!
I love you, friend, mom, dad, walk, yes, no, love, lion, like, look, listen, father, fox, fast, football, hat, horse, hot, house, tiger, turtle, teeth, tree, talk, time, elephant, elevator, egg, cat, cup, cry, cracker, corn, cold, on, off, over, onion, umbrella, up, under, apple, airplane, angel, rabbit, robot, rainbow, rain, rocket, red, pig, pear, play, popcorn, pretty, gorilla, green, dance, dog, dinosaur, jam, jump, juice, kangaroo, key, kind, kiss, magical, monkey, more, milk, sit, sorry, sad, scissors, vacation, vanilla, violin