We can't believe it's already December! Durham PreK classrooms have been busy learning and growing all year. Let's see what they've been up to since October!
Congratulations to Kiddie Kollege for scoring a 6.08 out of 7 points on the Environment Rating Scale assessment!
In Shamika Torian and D'Asia Moore's classroom at Primary Colors Early Learning Center on Riddle Road the children were able to go camping in their classroom! While camping, they engaged in singing, telling stories, roasting hotdogs and marshmallows for s'mores, went fishing for letters and had a sleepover! The teachers are continuously creating activities that encourage children to talk, explore their imagination and make connections to the real world.
In Abigail Barr and Britteny Lipcombs' classroom at Primary Colors Early Learning Center-Riddle Road, the teachers are identifying different ways to support children's autonomy and leadership. In the photo, one student was given the opportunity to take attendance and mark off who was present or absent for the day.
At Primary Colors Early Learning Center-Dixon Road Letecia Graham and Natasha Johnson have been implementing activities from the Creative Curriculum- Intentional Teaching Cards. During small group time the children were able to practice skills such as comparing, measuring, and demonstrating knowledge of print and its uses while making their own modeling clay!
Michelle Bass, Assistant Director at Primary Colors Riddle Rd, has created a lending library at her program! As part of a leadership project for one of the classes she is currently taking, she has received the opportunity to implement a lending library where children who attend the program are able to borrow books. Michelle shared, "a lot of children wanted to take books home. When going to Kindergarten they will be visiting the library and this would be something to prepare them". Parents have been involved with reading with their child and I notice children are now caring for books differently. Books came from Book Harvest and each child has their own library card to check out books. At the end of the school year, each child will receive a book as they transition to Kindergarten.