Welcome to the Pink Starfish Classroom!!
My name is Gianina Wechsler. Shannon Pierce and I will be your child's teachers alongside our TA's Denise Lopez and Tracey Thomas. We are all very excited to be your child's teachers this year and look forward to an enriching and rewarding school year. So many great things will happen in our class! Our objective this year will be to help better prepare your child for kindergarten emotionally, socially, and academically in a positive and nurturing environment.
Below you will find some of the skills we will focusing on in class:
Reading Readiness: listening to and following directions, left to right progression when reading and writing, letter identification, and letter sounds;
Math Concepts: patterning, sorting, one to one correspondence, greater than/less than, shapes, size sequencing, number recognition, number writing, simple addition and subtraction;
Fine Motor Skills: manipulating small objects, tracing, painting, coloring, pencil grip, correct letter formation (writing), and cutting;
Science: cooking, measuring, weighing, simple experiments and trying to predict the outcomes, open exploration;
Awareness of self: respect of self and others as well as our school community, waiting one's turn to speak and play, and completing daily tasks.