Kids holding letters ABC

Welcome to Pre-School!

Please click on the links to the left to access your teacher's web page. Your teacher has posted activities to help with ideas and support continued learning.

PWCS Home Learning page has some great ideas 

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Signal Hill Elementary School is looking for peer models for our Integrated Preschool Class.

Our Integrated Program at Signal Hill Elementary School will serve children ages three and four years old with developmental delays, along with their appropriate peer models.  There will be six openings for children ages three and four years of age to serve as peer models during the 2020-21 school year.  Children must be at least 36 months old by September 30, 2020 and live in the Signal Hill Elementary school attendance area.  If interested, please contact Helen Cordova, cordovhn@pwcs.edu, for more information. 

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Here are some general tips and advice for keeping children on a schedule and ways to foster learning at home:

  • Keep child on a schedule for meals and snacks and help them to sit in one place while they eat until they are finished
  • Allow time for physical activity. In school, our class spends about 25 minutes outside, playing with balls, bubbles, etc.
  • Keep child on regular sleep schedule
  • Include child in daily tasks such as making dinner, chores, etc. Children can practice language skills, fine motor, cognitive skills, and social skills by doing things such as helping sort laundry, serving their own food, and sharing a chore with a sibling
  • TALKING! Whenever possible, keep child engaged in what you are doing by “narrating” what you’re doing, labeling items, counting, etc.
  • Put music or nursery rhymes on and do the motions with your child
  • Read a book with your child and ask them questions about the story 

Some favorite classroom activities to try at home:

Play activities:

 Play dough with cookie cutters

 Watercolor painting

 Cars/ trucks

 Building toys such as blocks, Legos, Lincoln Logs

 Mr. Potato Head

 Puzzles 

Sensory bin ideas that keep children engaged:

A sensory bin is typically a plastic tub or a large container of some sort filled with materials and objects carefully selected to stimulate the senses. 
What Do You Put Inside a Sensory Bin? The possibilities for materials you can use to fill sensory bins are endless! Here are just a few ideas

Easter grass and plastic eggs with surprises hidden inside

Aquarium rocks with water

Colored Rice (use rubbing alcohol and food coloring to color)

Colored Pasta

Beans

Water Beads

Pom-Poms

Shredded Paper

Cotton Balls

Water with ice cubes

Dirt with plastic gardening tools, plastic pots

Colored water/ ice cubes

Water with dish soap to make bubbles (add small animals and toothbrush and have child give animals a “bath”)

Sand

Buttons

Shaving cream

Add plastic cups, bowls, shovels, measuring cups, and small plastic toys to these bins for added fun!