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News :: Tiny Vike’s Preschool welcomes the New Year with a Family Day!
· 12:07pm January 6th, 2014
What better way to welcome in the New Year than spending quality time with your child in their preschool room. That’s what several parents were able to do when the V-S school resumed on January 2nd.
This was a great opportunity for parents to see first hand a few of the things that their child learns in preschool at Tiny Vike’s.
When you visit a preschool classroom, you may wonder what it is that children are learning, as it looks a lot like play. Parents were able to participate in several activities that were fun (and looked a lot like play). Parents were able to experience first hand that there is a LOT of learning going on in a preschool classroom!
A few of the activities that translated into learning included:
* Making a cute penguin, which required the use of fine-motor skills
as students used scissors and crayons to create their masterpiece.
* Games, which included early reading skills as students showed off
how they can match beginning sounds to pictures or practice
their rhyming skills.
* Students looked for letters in pretend snow (rice) to practice
* Students practiced their counting skills as the counted out scoops
of yummy treats for their trail mix
* Building snowmen allowed students to show off their knowledge
of syllables in words.
We invite the community to stop by any of our Tiny Vike’s classrooms at Tilford or Shellsburg to take a peek at what learning looks like through a child’s play. A few of the things you may observe are:
A Child’s Play: = Learning:
Toys & Games Learning alphabet (literacy)
Match & classify (math)
Art Plan & carry out a task
(study habits, independence)
Sand & Water Cause & effect (science)
Coordinate eye-hand movement (writing)
Count and measure volume (math)
Library Love books & remember detail
(language development, literacy)
Dramatic Play Pretend with objects (abstract thinking)
Learn about workers in community
Act out roles (the arts)
Enrollment is now open for the 2014-15 school year.
Go to VSCSD.org and click on Tilford or Shellsburg Page OR
Call: 319-436-4728 Ext. 201 (Tilford) Ext. 501 (Shellsburg)
Submitted by: Deb Hesson- Tiny Vike’s Preschool Coordinator
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