Welcome to Pre-Kindergarten
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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