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What’s going on this month at Mapleridge?

November 2018 - Community Helpers

November was another busy and exciting month in our classroom! We explored one of my favourite units: community helpers. This is a rich unit to work through with preschool children as it allows us to explore many topics, including health and safety, in an age appropriate way…

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Deborah Teppler
October 2018 - Shapes & Colours

October was a busy month; full of play and learning in the Mapleridge preschool classroom!

We began the month by focusing our learning on the holiday of Thanksgiving - this included circle time discussions and books that emphasized family traditions, harvest and what it means to fee ‘thankful’. We then turned our attention to reviewing shapes and colours…

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Deborah Teppler
September 2018 - Hello Fall

September is such a fun and exciting month in our preschool classroom! It is a month of new friendships blossoming and old friendships being rekindled as well as a month of new experiences and new routines. The children have done a phenomenal job settling in to our classroom routine. Routine and predictability is very important for young children, particularly in a school environment, as it helps them build a sense of confidence, safety and trust in knowing what to expect and what is expected of them.

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Deborah Teppler
April Blog Post: April weather, rain and sunshine both together.

During the month of April, our learning focused on animals and creatures that live underwater. We explored ways these animals and creatures move, what they might eat as well as some of the characteristics that make them unique. We read our most favorite book this year (every class!), “I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean!” by Kevin Sherry and used characters cut out of felt and our felt board to assist in the children’s memorizing and retelling of the story. Memorization and the retelling of favorite books can be a wonderful strategy to incorporate in supporting your child to learn to read.

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Deborah Teppler