P.S. 287 ‘A Future Ready School’
Pre-K 163 ‘Cultivating the Best in Learners’
The first week of school in Pre-K 163 has been a hype of activity. What an amazing time it been
for us all! It has been filled with mixed emotions - excitement, laughter, curiosity, caution,
apprehension, and some moments of sadness. We have been trying to stay brave as we
separate from our love ones and await their return at the end of the long day.
What have we been learning in Pre-K? Routines, routines, routines. We have been
working on our arrival processes in the classroom, transitioning to breakfast, lunch and snack;
gathering for Morning Meeting and large group activities; building class rules, becoming
familiar with the Daily Schedule and selection of our Choice Time activities.
For the next few weeks we will improve our understanding of the class routines and
rules. We will discuss our emotions, when we might express them and how and where we can
appropriately address them in the classroom. We will also go on a tour of our school and
become familiar with others in our support staff.
Encourage your children to have conversations about their day and help them to
become independent in simple everyday tasks such as dressing and undressing, recognizing
and gathering their belongings, and responding verbally when they are spoken to. Read to and
with them daily.
Thank you once again for choosing P.S.287, to be your child's school of choice.