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Welcome to Pre-K!
Just Playing 
                                                                                                  ~author unknown
 
 When I am building in the block room, please don't say I'm "just playing". For you see, I'm learning as I play, about balance and shapes.  Who knows, I may be an architect someday.
 
When I'm getting all dressed up, setting the table, caring for the babies, don't get the idea I'm "just playing".  For you see, I'm learning as I play; I may be a mother or a father someday.
 
When you see me up to my elbows in paint or standing at an easel, or molding and shaping clay, please don't let me hear you say, "He is just playing".  For, you see, I'm learning as I play.  I'm expressing myself and being creative.  I may be an artist or an inventor someday. 
 
When you see me sitting in a chair "reading" to an imaginary audience, please don't laugh and think I'm "just playing".  For you see, I'm learning as I play.  I may be a teacher someday.
 
When you see me combing the bushes for bugs, or packing my pockets with choice things I find, don't pass it off as "just play". For you see, I'm learning as I play.  I may be a scientist someday. 
 
When you see me engrossed in a puzzle or some "plaything" at my school, please don't feel the time is wasted in "play".  For, you see, I'm learning as I play.  I'm learning to solve problems and concentrate.  I may be in business someday. 
 
When you see me cooking or tasting foods, please don't think that because I enjoy it, it is "just play".  I'm learning to follow direction and see differences.  I may be a cook someday.
 
When you see me learning to skip, hop, run and move my body, please don't say I'm "just playing".  For, you see, I'm learning as I play.  I'm learning how my body works.  I may be a doctor, nurse, or athlete someday. 
 
When you ask me what I've done at school today, and I say, "I just played", please don't misunderstand me.  For you see, I'm learning as I play.  I'm learning to enjoy and be successful in my work.  I'm preparing for tomorrow. Today, I am a child and my work is play. 
 
 
 
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Yes, we do "play" but will be very busy learning many things this year.  Sharing  and getting along with one another is a large part of Pre-K. We are here to help and are looking forward to working with the children and their families.  Thank you for visiting our Pre-K website.  We hope it gives you some "playtime"!
 
                                                  Mrs. Tina DeAngelo, Pre-K Teacher and Mrs. Rochelle Slater
                                                                         (tdeangelo@newhanover.k12.nj.us)

  
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