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    Mrs. Amanda, Mrs. Heather, and Mrs. Deanna

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October Newsletter



    Creative Curriculum Unit: Trees


    With the fall season upon us, we are jumping right into our Creative Curriculum Unit on Trees! We have so many hands on learning activities planned for the following weeks. We will be taking a week at a time to learn all about trees and their importance. While we are learning about trees, take time to go on nature walks in the afternoons or on the weekends. Talk about the trees they see, describe the trees, and talk about the parts of trees. It is a great way for children to learn about their environment and explore through play.


    Objectives Being Taught

    Cognitive Development

    • CD-1: Children use their senses to construct knowledge about the world around them
    • CD-2: Children use and recall information and use it for new situations and problems
    • CD-5: Children demonstrate self-expression and creativity in a variety of forms and contexts, including play, visual arts, music, drama and dance
    • CD-10: Children show understanding of nummbers and quatities during play and other activities
    • CD-11: Children compare, sort, group, organize, and measure common shapes and concepts about position during play and other activities
    • CD-14: Children observe and describe characteristics of living things and the physical world
    • CD-15: Children explore the natural world by observing, manipulating objects, asking questions, making predictions, and developing generalizations


    Language Development and Communication

    • LDC-2: Children participate in conversations with peers and adults in one-on-one, small and large group interactions
    • LDC-3: Children ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood
    • LDC-7: Children respond to and use a growing voacbulary
    • LDC-8: Children develop interest in books and a motivation to read
    • LDC-9: Children comprehend and use information presented in books and other medias
    • LDC-10: Children develop book knowledge and print awareness
    • LDC-12: Children develop knolwege of the alphabet and the alphabetic principle
    • LDC-13: Children use writing and other symbols to record information and communicate for a variety of purposes
    • LDC-14: Children use knowledge of letters in their attemps to write

    Health and Physical Development

    • HPD-2: Children engage in active physical play outdoors
    • HPD-4: Children develop large muscle control and abilities needed to move through and explore their environment
    • HPD-5: Children develop small musicle control and hand-eye coordination to manipulate objects and work with tools

    Approaches to Play and Learning

    • APL-1: Children show curiosity and express interest in the world around them
    • APL-8: Children maintaine attentiveness and focus

    Emotional and Social Development

    • ESD-1: Chldren demonstrate a positive s3ense of self-identity and self-awareness
    • ESD-2: Children express positive feelings about themselves and confidence in what they can do
    • ESD-6: Children indentify, manage, and express their feelings

Phone: 919-963-2165


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Early Childhood Education

Mrs. Amanda Jernigan

My name is Amanda Jernigan and I am a Preschool Teacher at Four Oaks Elementary. I graduated from the University of Mount Olive College with a degree in Early Childhood Education in 2012. This is my 7th year at Four Oaks Elementary, and I have been teaching Preschool for 9 years. I love being a part of each child's life and watching them grow through out the school year. Mrs. Deanna and Mrs. Heather will be my co teachers this year and we are a great team! I am excited about the 2021-2022 school year and what all it brings. We believe in working together to support and nurture each child to grow and learn. 

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