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Brian Hoyt

 

 
 
Brian Hoyt (Mr. Brian), Teacher

Bachelor’s Degree in Birth-Kindergarten  from       Western Carolina University

  

 

Alice Bettis (Ms. Alice),        has an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Tri-County Community College.

Nightly Homework

Please read and record books in the planner each night. Talk with your child about the book. You can talk about:

*author/ illustrator

*title page

*setting/characters

*ask questions/discuss the story

*identify letters/numbers

*identify colors

*count

*relate the story to your own life/experiences


We are working on these concepts

*writing

*rhyming words

*cutting

*drawing a person

*patterning

*counting

*letter and number recognition

*zipping

*sorting

 

 
 
 
Our main focus in this room is on Kindergarten readiness. Children will be expanding language and social skills, and will learn to recognize and write the letters of the alphabet and make the connection between letter sounds and words. They will begin simple math concepts as well as a broader understanding of the world around them with cultural awareness, science, music and geography lessons. You can track the progress made by your child through progress reports you receive at the beginning of the year and in the spring. Children should leave this room with all the tools needed to excel in Kindergarten and beyond.

 What  can parents do to help?

  • Spend time with your child, including playing, cuddling, and hugging.
  • Create and enforce a routine within your home that your child needs to follow (i.e., times of meals, naptimes, and bedtimes).
  • Take time to talk to your child.
  • Encourage and answer questions from your child.
  • Engage in informal reading and counting activities at home.
  • Promote your child's cognitive development by showing and encouraging your child to think about the world around them.
  • Promote play that helps develop literacy skills, problem-solving skills, creativity, and imagination.
  • Familiarize children with the alphabet and with numbers.
  • Ensure opportunity to develop social skills through playgroups or more formal preschool activities.
  • Encourage behaviors that demonstrate respect and courtesy.
  • Encourage children to accept responsibility and build competence through simple chores such as putting toys away and picking up clothes. 
PLEASE read, read, read to your child every night.
 
Remember, READING IS BRAIN FOOD!


 

 
 
 
 
 

Wonderful pictures of your child learning and having fun will be posted here!