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Early Learning Programs Emphasize Reading, Exploration

Preschoolers learn about paleontology Ocean View’s Early Learning Programs are celebrating Read Across America Week through March 1. All students are participating in a week of engaging spirit days, including the always-popular “Crazy Sock Day.” Ocean View Preparatory Preschool (OVPP)/Pleasant View families were invited to picnic and read their children’s favorite books on the school lawn. Throughout the month, students have been learning about dinosaurs through dramatic play and exploration. Students investigated fossils and learned all about the job of a paleontologist (see photo top left).

This year, Oak View Preschool families were invited to attend a “Special Person’s Day” with engaging, hands-on activities and crafts sponsored by its wonderful Parent Advisory Committee. Teachers at Oak View Preschool recently participated in Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD) training. They are eagerly applying these GLAD strategies in the classroom to increase students’ oral language skills and vocabulary. The strategies include using songs, chants and real-life photos when teaching the core subject areas of science and social studies.GLAD strategies in classroom

Oak View Preschool teachers use GLAD strategies, such as real-life photos, with preschoolers to boost oral language and vocabulary (see photo right).