Dear Friends, In February, we also explored light and shadows. We shared where we find lights and how lights help us. We sorted natural and manmade lights. We created shadow figures and saw how our shadows change shape when we move. In March, We will celebrate Dr. Seuss with green eggs and ham. We will welcome Spring. We will conduct experiments with water- observe which objects sink or float, the shapes of water, and the states of water. We will enjoy many fiction and non-fiction books: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss Planting A Rainbow by Lois Ehlert What is [...]
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Dear Friends, In January, we welcomed in The Year of the Rat with our Chinese New Year Celebration. We celebrated with song, dance and a variety of delicious foods. In February, We will explore light and shadows. We will learn where we find lights and how lights help us. We will sort natural and manmade lights. We will create shadow figures and observe how our shadows change shape when we move. We will observe the weather and learn about the groundhogs predictions. We will practice healthy habits for our teeth for dental health month. Here is a sample of our activities [...]
This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discussed possible options for what could happen if there is local person-to-person transmission of the novel coronavirus in the United States, including recommendations for child care programs to consider to consider. At this time, it is important to listen to facts and not respond to fear. Currently there are no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in New York City and the risk to New Yorkers remains low.
Dear Friends, In December we enjoyed holiday celebrations. We learned about the Jewish Holiday of Chanukah as we tasted Latkes(Potato Pancakes). We built and decoratedindividual gingerbread houses for Christmas and we also enjoyed a visit from Santa Claus. We welcomed in the New Year with our very own New Year’s Countdown. In January,we will explore transportation(D1: 1a,3a).Includingidentifying vehicle names, matching letters.(D5:5b,6c). Our Math classeswill include comparing size, length, width, and thickness. (D5: Geometry:1:2). We will enjoy many fiction and non-fiction books about Transportation: School Bus By Donald Crews Whose Vehicle Is This? By Sharon Katz Cooper Things That Go!-National GeographicDon’t [...]
Dear Friends, In November we celebrated Families. We learned healthy eating habits as we prepared for our Fruit Share Bowl in honor of remembering the First Thanksgiving. We shared what makes our families unique and special to each of us. In December we will explore these unit questions in our All About Us –Where we Live Unit: Where do I live? Where do my family members live? Where do people and animals live? What types of homes do the people in my city (NYC) live in? How do people and animals make homes? We will be creating unique Gingerbread Houses [...]
Dear Pre-K for All Family and Friends, In October we experienced all the wonders of Autumn through our five senses. We saw the changing colors of the leaves, felt the cool breezes and tasted our own homemade applesauce. Our activities included sorting leaves, weighing pumpkins, and comparing scents and textures. Our children celebrated Halloween with our Haunted House, Spooky Dance, Story Time and Trick or Treats. Take a moment to check out your Family at our Photo Spot Display. In November, Our children will explore these questions in our All About Us unit: What makes me important and unique? What [...]
Dear Pre-K for All Friends and Family, In September, we learned many things about ourselves. We shared ways that we are the same/different from our friends. We explored the unique things each of us can do. We learned about making good choices and how to express our feelings in a positive manner. October comes right along bringing cool breezes, bright colors and fun food. We are excited to be exploring Apples and Pumpkins. Children will use their 5 senses to explore these unit questions: How do we use our sense of sight? How do we use our sense of hearing? [...]
Dear Pre-K for All Friends and Family, Welcome to our new school year, our first unit of study for September will be Welcome to Pre-K –All about Me. This unit helps children learn about themselves. They will explore their likenesses and differences. They will share the unique things each of us can do. They will learn about making good choices and how to express their feelings in a positive manner. They will explore these questions: What will I learn and do in pre-k? What do I bring to my classroom community? Who are the people in my classroom community? Who [...]