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“All About ME Week” is next!

Hello all!

Welcome to the first “real” blog post of the Park Prep Academy 2011-2012 school year! As mentioned below, this blog is updated every Friday and recaps the entire week of school! Read below to learn about all the fun that was had during “Welcome to P.P.A. Week!”

After an amazing and fun-filled summer, the students of Park Prep Academy returned on Wednesday for the first day of the 2011-2012 school year – and what a day it was! Like the true preschool professionals they are, the older students of Park Prep helped usher in the new wave of “underclassmen”. Throughout the short week, the older students helped the younger/new students get acclimated to school and learn all of the different areas of the classroom. This was particularly helpful during morning stations (i.e. morning small group play areas).

The students spent their morning exploring the classroom, learning the daily routine, and of course, doing their morning work. Morning work during “Welcome to PPA Week” included the following projects.

First Day of Preschool handprint art for the newcomers!

For both new and returning students, a partner-paint! The students were grouped in pairs. Each student introduced him/herself to the partner then selected a color to paint with. Using two different colors, each partner painted half of the paper.

Once the paper was painted to each partner’s liking, the teacher folded the paper in half. The students pressed the painted pages together.

Using a scissor, the teachers cut the paper in half then peeled the pages apart to reveal…

Beautiful Partner Art!

Each partner’s painting had a piece of their friend’s work too! What a special art project and more importantly, special friendship!

The afternoons were spent singing and dancing to music and also discussing “the Rules of PPA”. The rules are as follows…

1. Play Nicely.

2. Be Safe.

3. Share.

4. Listen.

5. Have Fun!

To help the students remember the rules, the teachers introduced them to two classroom puppets – Oscar the Octopus and Mambo the Bird. The teachers explained that Oscar always did a great job following the rules of school. Mambo, on the other hand, did not always do such a great job following the rules of school. Watch below as the students learn about Rule Number Four – Be a great listener.

Photo SharingVideo SharingPhoto Printing

Once the puppet show had ended, the teachers took time to congratulate all of the students on such an amazing first week of school. The students were beaming with pride as they headed off to their afternoon stations.

Wow! What an amazing week “Welcome to PPA Week” was. The 2011-2012 school year is bound to be the best one yet! As always, thank you for reading. Have a fun and safe weekend!



All About Me Posters Due Next Week!

Please try to send in the poster as early as possible to ensure that your child has an opportunity to share this poster in front of his/her classmates.

Back to School Night – Wednesday, September 21st

(7:30-8:30 p.m.)

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