Settling into Preschool…

As we move into November, leaving the excitement of Halloween, the first snow fall, and Thanksgiving behind us, it has been lovely to see the students settling into our classroom routines, making new friends, and engaging in learning. The Preschool teachers are enjoying getting to know the children and their families, and we would like to thank all of our parent volunteers who have had the chance to spend time in class supporting the children with their play and learning.

October was a busy month! We used a range of Fall stories, like Rosie’s Walk and Little Red Hen to focus our learning and inspire fun activities like apple and leaf printing as well as bread making. During these activities the children developed an understanding of their five senses and how they use these in different ways each and every day. In anticipation of Halloween, we used the story Room on the Broom to engage the children, focusing on the repetitive language in the story and encouraging the children to join in and retell the story with the teachers.

Preschool is a wonderful opportunity for children to meet new people and to make friends with other children within the same age group. Our teaching staff are always observing and encouraging children to learn how to cooperate, to wait their turn, and to use language to communicate their needs and wants. This in turn leads to a positive fostering of relationships within the classroom.

The West Hillhurst Community Preschool offers classes for three- and four-year-old children. Using the in-house facilities of the community centre we are able to offer unique activities, including skating, soccer and music as part of our regular curriculum. For more information please visit our website:

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