Dear Cushman Families,
We are well underway now finishing our first full week of school! A week without a holiday or an early release! Our preschool and kindergarten students are aware of the majority of routines now and will continue to improve on their understanding of them. Students are doing an excellent job wearing their masks and staying in their "pods" or colored tables while inside the classroom and in the cafeteria.
While outside students are free to take off their masks and play with other friends. Ms. Phillips our new PE teacher has been providing the students with a variety of fun activities outside and students are actively engaged with her! She often plays music during their practicing of skills and the students seem to be having so much fun with her. Our recess monitors put tricycles out at recess for our students to share and our friends have been doing a great job learning how to do that!
This year our teachers are exploring the Bridges math program at both the preschool and kindergarten levels. This program is comprehensive and ties in nicely with morning calendar routines. As you can see from the pictures in the Peek of the Week, my Friday family and staff correspondence, the children have been having fun exploring the math manipulatives. I try to add pictures of things going on within the walls of our school as we are still not having volunteers assist at this time. If you are not receiving the Peek of the Week, please do call so that we can be sure that we have your correct email address.
We are planning a Halloween parade for October 28 at 2:00. Parents will be invited to observe from outside of our fenced in areas. Students are asked to be sent in with costumes that are easily put on as we will not have families assisting in this process. Students are also asked to refrain from wearing or bringing anything that might be too scary for our littlest ones (i.e. blood masks, any thing weapon-like). We will be sending out more information soon on this fun event.
Dr. Justine Dale
Early Childhood Director