Engaging Preschoolers With a Variety of Writing

By Renee Hennessy, Director of PreschoolPSRainbow

In our classrooms, we introduce many different forms of writing to our preschoolers, such as storybooks, information books, magazines, recipes, and information from Internet sites like PBS on topics we want to learn about.  These are examples of the kinds of writing that children and teachers are reading together in school each day.  We often see children act out their favorite stories, draw pictures of stories they have created, and use materials such as clay and Play-doh to represent their ideas.  

Spring Books We Recommend

  • What Makes a Rainbow?  By Betty Ann Schwartz
  • When Will It Be Spring?  By Catherine Walters
  • Grow Flower, Grow by Lisa Bruce
  • The Lamb and The Butterfly by Arnold Sundgaard
  • Inch by Inch: The Garden Song by David Mallett
  • Wait by Antoinette Portis

Last spring, you may remember that we invited our friends from Keystone Academy to visit our natural playground and spend the morning with our preschoolers here on the Goshen Campus.  The morning we spent together proved to be meaningful for all of us in the Preschool, in ways that are really difficult to put into words.  In all of my years (21 and counting) of working with young children, this was one of my favorite days so far.  Read here how our outdoor environment inspired change for the children and community of Keystone. 

Summer Camp registration is live on our web site.  Click here for more information.    

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • Friday, March 25th is our Spring Egg Hunt
  • Tuesday, March 29th is our next Big Sing in the Multi-Purpose Room

We need a parent volunteer to be … er, to help the Easter Bunny from 9:15 to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 25th. Our costume is small-ish, so the volunteer must be of average height.  Thank you in advance – you will love it, we promise.  

Spring Egg Donations Still Needed!

  • 24 plastic eggs per family filled with items such as stickers, colorful Band-Aids, erasers, non-chocolate candy, small trinkets
  • Please tape the eggs shut for ease in hiding and finding
  • Half of the donated eggs will go to Keystone Academy for their egg hunt
  • Deadline to turn in donations is Monday, March 21st