Ms. Wolf & Ms. Maggie
During January …
We will begin a new unit on Transportation by asking how we use the various types of vehicles in our community. We will be exploring how people move from place to place, utilizing trains, boats, cars, buses, specialty vehicles and more! The children will compare and contrast the attributes of different modes of transportation and examine how different vehicles move. Opportunities to develop the children’s literacy skills and develop vocabulary are introduced through literature, discussions, retelling and acting out roles, including vehicle operators such as community workers.
During the month of December the children will be exploring the theme of Where We Live. We will be discussing what kind of homes we live in, along with the diverse places where people live in neighborhoods across New York and beyond. It provides an opportunity to develop new vocabulary through words such as apartment, skyscraper and brownstone, and to build on children’s observational skills as we look at our school neighborhood. During this unit we will also inquire and learn about the homes of animals, both pets living in homes and those animals that create their own homes.
The Unit of Study for this month is All About Us. We will be learning about what we look like, our families, our backgrounds, our likes, dislikes, and all about you and your classmates! Some helpful questions to ask your children at home to help reinforce the topic.
- Who am I and who are the people in my life?
- What makes me important and unique?
- What feelings do I have and why?
- What makes my family important and unique?
We would like to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you have a great, healthy, and safe holiday!
Ms. Wolf & Ms. Maggie
- Wednesday, November 11- Veteran’s Day NO SCHOOL
- Wednesday, November 25- NO SCHOOL
- Thursday, November 26- Thanksgiving Day NO SCHOOL
- Friday, November 27- NO SCHOOL
For this month, our Unit of Study will be My Five Senses. We will be going over the meaning of sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch.
Please take the time to go over and reinforce the topic at home with your child. Please encourage your children to describe the textures they feel, what they see, taste, and hear by asking them the following questions each week we will be going over a different sense (taste and smell will be done in the same week.)
- How do we use our sense to explore, investigate, and understand the world around us?
- How do we use our sense of sight?
- How do we use our sense of hearing?
- How do we use our sense of taste?
- How do we use our sense of smell?
- How do we use our sense of touch?
We will be going on walks weather permitting, please make sure to dress in layers.
- Monday, October 12- NO SCHOOL Columbus Day
Dear Pre-K Children and Parents,
Welcome to the 2020/2021 school year! My name is Ms. Wolf and I am very happy to be your teacher! I am looking forward to helping you grow, develop and learn many new and exciting things with your classmates this year. The first few weeks of school are a time of transition and becoming familiar with our daily routines, as well as getting to know all about each other. Our class is lucky to have Ms. Maggie as our assistant teacher! We both look forward to meeting with you soon.
September 8 – Class Orientation via Zoom (link will be sent) 7:00 pm
September 10 – 9:00 – 11:00 am – First Day of School
September 11 – 9:00 – 11:00 am
September 14 – Regular schedule begins – 8:15 – 2:35
All arrivals and dismissals will be at the entrance in the small schoolyard on Eliot Avenue
During September …
We will be finding out about what happens in Pre-K by focusing on our daily routines, such as putting away our belongings each morning, transitioning through our daily activities, helping to clean up, following our classroom rules and getting to know one another. We will make connections between school and home, as we share new experiences.
During May …
We will be looking at a new unit on Babies. We will continue to study living things by finding out about the needs and characteristics of different kinds of babies. First we will consider what human babies need, then we will find out about different animal babies including pets, farm and wild animals – what the babies are called, what they eat, where they live and their family structure. Finally, we will look at how all babies change and grow. Throughout this unit there are opportunities to develop language and literacy skills, and vocabulary, through stories and discussions, building upon what they already know.
• What do human babies need?
• What can we learn about animal babies?
• How do babies change?
Human babies need special food and care.
Animal babies need special food and care.
There are similarities and differences in the ways babies are cared for.
All babies grow.
Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers: Every day, everywhere babies are born.
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon: Stellaluna is separated from Mother Bat and taken in by a family of birds.
Over in the Meadow by Ezra Jack Keats: The meadow is bustling with activity.
When I Was Little: A Four Year-Olds Memoir of her Youth by Jamie Lee Curtis: A celebration of self.
ABC Zooborns by Andrew Bleiman
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson
An Egg is Quiet by Dianna
Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman:
Babies: All You Need to Know by Deborah Heiligman
Baby Animals by Marfe Ferguson
Egg: Nature’s Perfect Package by Steve
Hush! A Thai Lullaby by Minfong Ho
I Hatched by Jill Esbaum:
I’m a Big Brother by Joanna Cole
I’m a Big Sister by Joanna Cole:
Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino
Julius, the Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes
Little You by Richard Van Camp
My New Baby by Rachel Fuller
National Geographic Kids Look and Learn
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
Peter’s Chair by Ezra Jack.
So Much by Trish Cooke
Tale of a Tadpole by Karen Wallace
Plants are living things
Plants grow from seeds and need water, nutrients and light to live.
Every part of a plant has an important function.
Plants are all around us.
There are many different types of plants.
Plants are important for many reasons.
Bee-bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park
*The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z by Lois Ehlert
From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons
*Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
*How a Seed Grows by Helene J. Jordan
If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson
The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone
Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn
Plants Feed Me by Lizzy Rockwell
*Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
Rah, Rah, Radishes! A Vegetable Chant by April Pulley Sayra
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert
Seeds by Ken Robbins
A Seed Is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston
Seed to Plant by Kristin Baird Rattini
Below are some websites and resources
Here is a link to a packet the Department of Education would like for our UPK parents to use with your children.
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Enter the code – crownfun3545
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