June 2018 Newsletter

June 2018

Newsletter

Community Helpers, Transportation



 

Happy Summer!

 

June marks the last month of a wonderful school year.  The team at PIP is thankful to have met such amazing families and privileged to work with your exceptional children.  We are so excited for our children who are off to Kindergarten in the fall and we look forward to seeing our returning children next school year. We wish all the PIP families a safe and wonderful summer!

 



Important Dates :

June

5          Fire Fighters visit

 

7          IPP Meetings with parents, teacher and therapists. Children do not need to attend meetings. If the meeting occurs during their class time they go to class.

 

13        Last day of regular classes at PIP

 

14        TheraPlay FOPS/ Last day of PIP Class times are different and parents stay. Morning class will run from 9:00-10:15 and the afternoon class will 11:50 – 1:05

 

21        IPP Meetings with parents, teacher and therapists. Children do not need to come but can if you’re unable to get childcare.

 

Vocabulary:

Nouns: Officer, Firefighter, Teacher, Nurse, Doctor, Pilot, Vet, Farmer, Chef, Construction worker, Garbage collector, Bus driver, Crossing Guard, Mail Carrier, Police Car, Fire Station, Police Station, Ambulance, Fire Truck, Piano, Guitar, Drums, Loud, Quiet

Verbs: Stop, drop and roll. Spraying, Speeding, Hurrying, Helping, Saving, Giving, Dancing, Singing, Driving, Building, Cooking

Language Concepts: Fast/Slow, In/Out, Up/Down, Loud/Quiet, Hot/Cold, Big/Small

Recognize, know information and in some instances meet  people who help in our community

When bad things happen in the world look for people who help

Safety awareness: Fire Fighters are people that help, to not hide from them if your house is on fire.

Policeman, Chefs, Teachers and Vets are all people that help.

 

 

We will be exploring the themes of Community Helpers through play and special guests: a construction worker, a police officer, a postal worker, and firefighters with their truck!

 

Special Activities

Super Messy car wash

Fire Engine Truck Craft / Dump Truck Craft

Community Worker Puppet theatre

SLP Fun Veterinarian with Band aids

Construction play with Legos and play-dough

Farmer, Baker and Mail Carrier Language Play Centres

Fire extinguisher water table

 

 

Therapist Tips:

 

SLP, Miss Allaina: There are lots of ways to work on speech and language with community helpers and transportation. For little ones working on ‘language organization’ skills, you can play association games and work on answering questions (e.g., “A firefighter drives a….”, “Who keeps you safe and drives a car that goes wee-oo wee-oo”, “Who keeps your teeth healthy?”). Community helper sound effects are a great way to work on speech sounds (e.g., get the mouth moving by making siren sounds, make sound effects when using a hose like a firefighter or using a saw like a construction worker.

 

 

Physical Therapist, Miss Cathy: Play hopscotch, using sidewalk chalk. Teach your child to draw the squares, alternating 2/1/2/1. When learning, a child may need to jump with both feet into each square. In school, we practice ”together, apart, together, apart” as a jumping pattern.

As they progress:

- help your child write the numbers 1 to 10 on the squares

- show them how to jump with one foot on the single squares. This may not occur until age 5 or

6

 

Occupational Therapist, Miss, Katie: Bugs, a garden, playing outside in the yard… all of these things provide lots of opportunities for fine motor skill practice! Let your child help you dig, plant, and maintain a garden. Use tweezers to plant seeds. Use a spray bottle to water your plants. Explore the backyard! Hunt for grass, sticks, bugs, rocks, leaves, etc. and pick items up using tongs.

 

Books

 

●      The Fire Station (Board Book) by Robert Munsch

●      Community Helpers: Veterinarians by Cari Meister

●      Community Helpers: What does a Dentist Do? By Heather Miller

●      Community Helpers: Mail Carriers by Cari Meister

●      Police Hurrying! Helping! Saving! by Patricia Hubbel

●      At the Vet by Roderick Hunt

●      I’m Brave! by Kate McMullan

●      Super Truck by Stephen Savage http://www.harpercollins.ca/cr-166316/kate-mcmullan

 

 

Songs

Fire Truck Song

 

Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck

(Hands on steering wheel)

Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck

Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck

Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!

(Ring bell)

 

Hurry, hurry, turn the corner

(Lean to the right)

Hurry, hurry, turn the corner

(Lean to the left)

Hurry, hurry, turn the corner

(Lean to the right and left)

Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!

(Ring bell)

 

Hurry, hurry, climb the ladder

(Pretend to climb ladder)

Hurry, hurry, climb the ladder

Hurry, hurry, climb the ladder

Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!

(Ring bell)

 

Hurry, hurry, squirt the water

(Pretend to spray hose)

Hurry, hurry, squirt the water

Hurry, hurry, squirt the water

Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!

(Ring bell)

 

Slowly, slowly, back to the station

(Lean slowly to the left and right)

Slowly, slowly, back to the station

Slowly, slowly, back to the station

Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!

(Ring bell)

 

 

I’m a Police Officer

( Tune of I’m a Little Teapot)

 

I'm a police officer

With my star,

I help people

Near and far.

If you have a problem,

Call on me,

And I will be there

One, two, three!

 

Stop Drop and Roll

If your clothes catch on fire then you stop, (don’t run)

If your clothes catch on fire then you drop (on the ground)

If your clothes catch on fire, then roll back and forth

If your clothes catch on fire

Roll back and forth

 

 

 

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