Early Childhood Classroom Supply List
In PK-3 we need you to send some personal items for your child’s day at school and in case of messes. Please send supplies to school with your child no later than Friday, August 23. We appreciate your support! If you have any problems finding the listed supplies, please let me know.
Required Personal Items:
- One backpack large enough to hold an A4 size folder
- One toothbrush
- One tube of toothpaste
- One cup to rinse after brushing teeth
- Reusable water bottle (which will be sent home each day for cleaning)
- One nap roll (preferred) or a pillow and a blanket.
- One pair of headphones (preferably the type that go over ears, not ear buds)
- 2 boxes of ziplock bags (1 gallon size, 1 quart size)
- 2 packages of cleaning wipes (Lysol or Kirkland make great ones)
- 2 packages of wet tissue (safe for skin)
- One set of extra clothing, including pants, shirt, underwear, and socks (Seasonally appropriate)
- One copy of a family photo (you can send me a digital copy)
Thank you very much
Dear PK3 Parents and Families,
A warm welcome to PreK-3! I am excited to be returning to Busan Foreign School for my third year and to be starting my 9th year teaching. I eagerly anticipate getting to know you and your family. It is my great privilege to be your child’s teacher this year. I am glad to be working with Ms Cho, our new PK-3 Teaching Assistant.
I am from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada. I received my B.Sc. in Honors Biology from Laurentian University and my Bachelors of Education from/Nipissing University. I taught Kindergarten for two years at the American School of Kuwait, one year at the Pan American School of Bahia, and three years of early childhood education (2-4 year olds) at Bright Beginnings in Sault Ste Marie, ON Canada. I am here in Busan with my husband, Scotty Cressey, who is teaching middle school science and our 2 sons, Noah who is 7 years old and Ethan who is 6.
It is my goal to help your children transition into a school community. I want them to find the joy in coming to school each day and to foster a love of learning. It was Loris Malaguzzi that first developed a model of education that viewed the child as competent, capable and deserving of respect, a respect that recognizes children’s potentialities. It is my shared perception that your child is a capable and competent individual who can achieve anything with the right tools. I seek to create an environment where children are free to explore, experiment and make discoveries. Where their ideas are important and valued and taking risks is celebrated.
I am looking forward to working closely with you to make this the best year for all of us. It is important to me that your child comes home from school happy each day and with many new and exciting experiences and stories to share with you.
Please do not hesitate to contact me or keep in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org) when you have a question or concern about anything. I will always be happy to hear from you.
The student information form attached will help prepare me with some of the goals and desires you have for your child this year and will give me insight into valuable information regarding your child’s individual needs and personality. Please complete the form at your earliest convenience and it will remain with me confidentially.
Ms Cho and I are looking forward to a wonderful year together with you and your child!
Ms. Cressey’s email: email@example.com