Ms. Christine Clark


Ms. Chrissy

About the Teacher/Welcome Msg

Education: B.S. in Special Education from Mississippi State University (1997)

M.Ed.  Curriculum & Instruction in Special Education, Severe/Low Incidence Disabilities from University of Southern Mississippi in (2011)

Experience: I've taught Special Education in DeSoto County for approximately nineteen years. The last ten years have been in Special Education Preschool.

Class Schedule

Trace Our Names

Free Centers

Literacy Circle time

Centers/Small group time

Snack time

Outdoor time

Math circle


Dear Parents,

For Virtual Learning days due to inclement weather,  please log in to Schoology to access resources that are provided there.  If your child has not been a VIP learner this year and you need help accessing Schoology, please contact me for your child's log in. I will be available  on 20-17-21 by phone to help with logging in to Schoology.  I will also be in contact with each parent to provide individual BOOM learning account logins. I  left all the resources I provided during COVID-19 on my website so that you may access those as well.  


Dear Parents, 

I am going to include activities and links to activities that you can access from home so that your child can continue working on their preschool skills.  These are not required activities.  These are only to support you if you want to work with your child while we are out of school.  Most of these activities address IEP goals.  I will be assigning each child a number.  When you see your child's number beside an activity know that those skills are on your child's IEP.  All activities are age appropriate so feel free to pick and chose what  you want to work on with your child.

How to  Make Lemonade  Oobleck: click on the link below


Make a cool snack with your preschooler with sprite and gummy bears!

This would be great for letters OR numbers, especially now that the weather has finally warmed up!

More outdoor fun while learning!

You could use a small kiddie pool for this...

This looks like fun!  They used Banana Cream. Sensory! Sensory! Sensory!

Playing Cooperatively or Simple Group Games (#10, #7, #8, #13, #15, #2, #18, #6, #19)

What you can do:   

  • Plan activities that will encourage children to work together. Provide several pails so that children can form a bucket brigade to quickly fill the water tub. Make ice cream for snack using a hand-crank freezer that requires lots of turning. Through activities, you can provide interesting incentives for cooperation: "If everyone helps turn the crank, soon we will have ice cream!"
  • Provide toys that foster cooperation. Offer rides in a wagon and enlist some strong pullers. A rocking boat in the gross-motor area invites several children to take an exciting trip together.
  • Encourage children to help others. Ask questions to raise children's awareness. For example, "George has lost his mittens. What can we do?"
  • Help children develop their problem-solving skills by presenting all sides of an issue. When they learn to look at situations from many perspectives, children can determine cooperative solutions.
  • Model cooperative behavior. Talk about your actions while you perform them. "Jerry and I are holding up the branch so that everyone can go under it."

Tips for playing cooperative games during group play:

  • Try activities that require children to work together to reach a common goal (problem-solving, like a treasure hunt).
  • Play with construction toys (blocks or Lego). They offer wonderful opportunities for children to work together to achieve a result.
  • Jigsaw puzzles can encourage children to work together. A case of two heads are likely to be better than one.
  • Some art-based activities can be cooperative, such as painting a mural or building a sand castle.
  • Dressing up can support children in imaginative dramatic play which by its very nature requires cooperation between participants to develop a situation.
  • Try games that require children to take turns (such as most board games, or even 20 Questions).
  • Avoid games with clear winners and losers or that eliminate players (such as musical chairs).
  • (Keep your hands to yourself) 

Transition  Activities-These could be done with your "at home" routines instead of "at school" routines. (#21) 

Listening and Following Directions  (#1, #2,#3, #8, #13, #14, #15, #16, #20, #25, #6) ( If you don't have these books at home, they can be found on youtube.)

Increasing Attention (#22, #10)

Managing Emotions (#21, #22, #10) (story) (video with activity ideas) (story)

Expressing Feelings (#18)

Cleaning Up Toys (#14)   (WonderKids Episode)

Participating During Circle Time (#25)   (Another one of our favorite characters, Pete the Cat!) (Another, Pete the Cat, read aloud)   Story read aloud (one of our favorite characters, The Pigeon!)    (Another Pigeon story!)  (We use this song in circle time sometimes.)

Understanding Prepositions (#3, #18)

Encouraging two-word phrases (for our friends who are not already doing so) (#3, #23)

Fine Motor Pre-writing/Writing (#7, #5, #20, #22, #8, #11, #6)    

Writing Wizard App   (We use this app a lot in our classroom on our tablets. You can use it on an ipad or an android tablet.  You can customize it by putting in your child’s name.) 

The following links would have to be copy and pasted to a blank document then printed or you could use them for ideas to make your own!

Math:  Shapes

Math:  Identifying Colors (#25)

Math:  Sorting by Color (#25)

Math:  Identifying Numerals

Counting Quantities (#11)

Early Literacy

 Fine Motor/Sensory Skills at HomeSensory Bins – You could use dried beans, rice, noodles, cut up plastic straws, and even hide little toys your kiddos love. This is a messy one, but they love it and it is definitely a preferred item for them in the classroom! Add a spoon to this and they can practice scooping! Add two cups and they can practice pouring from one cup to the other. 

Play-doh-  This is so good for building muscle in their little hands. It can also spark some creativity if you sit down with them and build something or "make" some food! If you have cookie cutters at home, they can make some cool designs. Offer your kiddo some scissors to practice cutting!

Fine Motor Activities- Puzzles, Pencil Gripping, Putting objects in something else (like a bin), and stacking objects are great ways for your kiddos to work on strengthening their fine motor skills and really paying attention to what they are being asked to do! If your child is not quite ready for writing, you can help them by doing a hand over hand skill. Your hand will go over their hand and write or trace with them. (#7, #5, #20, #22, #8)

Swinging- If you have a swing at home, this is something that helps kids self-soothe. It is an awesome sensory option for your kiddos. Let them swing! Even if you have a rocker, or patio furniture that rocks, this could work too!

Water play- Most of you already have ways for your child to explore water such as the bath time and hand washing time. Some of our students LOVE water play.  It's a great way to introduce them to other toys or manipulatives while doing something they love.

Gross Motor (#4, #20)

Move to learn

Self-Help (#4, #19, #17)   (song for dressing ourselves)  (song & activities for putting on shoes) (hand washing)

Answering "yes" and "no" Questions (#17, #11)  Continue Practicing

Stating Name and Age (#17) (song) (song)

I would have your child respond to the questions with their name to practice saying it .  I would do the same thing for their age.  Continue practicing

Naming Objects (#1, #2, #7, #13, #16)     

Introduce the game "I Spy." Tell children that you will say, I spy with my little eye a (labeled item in the room) and will ask one of them to touch the object and the word. Say, "I spy with my little eye...a door!" and ask a child to find the labeled door. When the child goes to the door, say, "Yes, Derek, that is the door. Please touch the word that says door. Notice that it starts with d and makes /d/." Continue the game, encouraging children to find the objects and touch the words on the labels.

Identifying Objects by Use (#16)

The following link has picture cards of common objects.  In addition to using them for "naming objects" you can also use them to practice "identify objects by use"  by accompanying the pictures  with questions, such as, "What do you use to tell time?" "What do you use to clean the floor?" or "What do you use to cut paper?"     Continue to practice

Increasing Expressive Vocabulary (#16, #19) (You can find the book on you tube if you don't have it at home.) (This book can also be found on youtube.) (This book can also be found on youtube.)

We use these two songs on a daily basis during circle time:

Links For Fun!!


Letter School APP

Monkey Math School Sunshine APP

Preschool Monkey Lunchbox APP