Xplor of Corinth October 2021 Newsletter
A Note from Our Principal,
Fall is in full swing and our students are enjoying the extra outdoor time, and seasonal curriculum activities. We are planning fun fall-themed activities for our students this month and are excited to share photos with you all through Links 2 Home. As always, please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
As valued members of our school community, your opinion is very important to us. We are committed to understanding how to improve your school experience. We are using a professional survey company called SMG Research, who will email each parent two times per year. You will be receiving a survey asking you to share your satisfaction of your school experience thus far between October 18th and October 21st. If you have not received your survey by Friday, October 22nd, contact us for assistance. Please add donotreplySEG@smg.com to the allow list within your email provider to ensure you get a chance to respond.The survey only takes a few minutes, and the information you provide will help us make our school better for our families. Your responses will be completely confidential. You may receive and respond to two different surveys if you have children in two separate schools. Also, both parents in the family are welcome to respond if you have furnished us with both email addresses.
Thank you for your feedback
Professional Development Day October 11,2021:
October 11, 2021 Xplor (preschool and school-age side) will be closed due to our Annual Professional Development Day Teacher Training. The teachers can to get together and brainstorm valuable ideas and take training sessions that will provide quality to their day to day instruction and interactions with the children in their classroom.
Love Our School? Review Us!
In today’s connected world, many families turn to online reviews to learn more about the reputation of schools. Just a reminder that you can find our school on Facebook, Google, Yelp and other online directories. We’d love more families like yours, so please consider spreading the word about our school.
Marilyn Inghram-Williams M.S.Ed.
Change of Clothing
Please make your child has a complete change of clothing in the cubbies.
Refer a family and after new family is with us for 90 days, you will receive and free week of tuition.
Please make sure you take home naptime gear on Friday’s or last day attending for the week to wash for the next week
Hours of Operation
Please remember our hours of operation 6:30 am-6:30 pm. Please be sure to drop off and pick up your child(ren) between the above hours. Late pick-up fees are $1.00 per minute
Please No outside food due to high food allergies.
10/8/2021 Bring favorite Stuff Animal
10/11/2021 Xplor Closed for Teacher Professional Development Day
10/14/2021 Crazy Hair Day…wear yours
10/19/2021 PJ Day…wear yours
10/21/2021 Fire Prevention Month …visit from the fire department to speak to the 3 to 4 year old’s about fire safety
10/29/2021 Orange and Black Party @3:00 pm and costume parade classroom Treat or Trick starting at @ 10:00am
10/29/2021 Popsicle Day
10/30/2021 Take home month end folder
Ways to Encourage Your Child’s Speech and Language Development at Home
Speech and language skills support children’s ability to communicate and engage with others, express and understand feelings, and help them understand the world around them.
Our teachers encourage speech and language development by creating a literacy-rich environment filled with pictures, books and words, and modeling language usage on a continuous basis. In our classrooms, books are readily accessible, materials are labeled with photos and words, and children’s writing attempts are apparent. The constant access to expressive and receptive literature encourages children to explore printed text, listen for new vocabulary, make connections between printed words and illustrations, and to ask questions.
Below are some age-appropriate activities you can try with your child at home.
Infants & Toddlers (0-2 years)
- Encourage your child to make sounds back to you (i.e., “ma,” “da,” “ba”).
- Point out colors and shapes in books and in your environment.
- Gather a group of toy animals and sing “Old MacDonald.” Hold up each animal as you say its name and sound. Encourage your child to sing along and say the names of the animals with you.
- When your child begins to speak, repeat their words and add a word or two. Point to a toy car and ask what it is. When they respond “car,” say, “Yes, that is a bright red car.”
Beginners & Intermediates (2-4 years)
- Read a favorite book with your child. Ask questions about the characters and key events.
- Put on a play with dolls or puppets. Encourage your child to narrate and have conversations with you.
- Take a walk outdoors and ask your child questions about the weather, animals you see and sounds you hear.
- During a time with limited distractions (i.e., bath time or dinner), ask your child to talk about their day. Use questions like, “Who did you play with today?” and “What did you draw at school?”
Pre-K & Pre-K2 (4-5 years)
- Ask your child to make up their own short story and tell it aloud.
- Encourage your child to tell you how to do something, such as make a sandwich or draw a picture. This will help them communicate something they wouldn’t normally think about.
- While shopping, ask your child to describe each item you buy. Listen for words like “small” and “large,” “round” and “square,” and “heavy” and “light.”
- Practice writing, language and memory by pretending you and your child are at a restaurant. Encourage them to fulfill orders by writing down what you say.