Dear Families, Welcome to Unit 4: Where We Live
The Where We Live unit provides an opportunity to explore, learn about, and embrace what different kind of homes they or their families may live in. Children will develop awareness of themselves and their home/ community, students will learn about different homes in different areas of the world. It is important to know about the world around us to be able to grow as Pre-K students.
THEMES & ACTIVITIES
Explore Unit: Where We Live
- Where do we 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?
Student will make a 3D home, community or home from the country you are from. Students will then share what they made and what makes it special. Students will also make ginger bread houses out of milk cartons.
Building Blocks (Math)
We will build on counting skills from earlier weeks. Number recognition, counting up to 10+, one to one correspondence. Students will also be learning geometric shapes. Students will be able to identify different geometric shapes. Students will be able to identify different geometric shapes and look for shapes in their environment. Students will be also do shape step where they see different shapes placed on the floor or table and they have to step on it when asked. Students will then explain why and how they know that they are stepping or placing objects on the asked shape. Students will also be given a number and when they say the number that's on the number card they will be asked to jump that amount of times.
TIP FOR PARENTS
Take time to Talk and Listen
Children feel important when adults take the time to talk with them. Talking often, and about many things, helps them gain self-confidence. Ask about friendships and the activities that your child enjoys. Talk about your own best and worst experiences. Ask your child:
*"What was the best part of today?"
*"What was the hardest part of today?"
Let your child know that it's OK to have and talk about negative feelings. Share the best and hard part of your day. This teaches your child that we all have ups and downs.
- The school day begins at 8:10am and ends at 2:30pm.
**Doors open for Early Drop-Off at 7:40am
**Doors will open for dismissal at 2:20pm
- Attendance is an important part of Pre-K. If your child is absent, please send in an absent note.
- All visitors entering the school must have a valid ID
- December 1st- Parents as learning partners!
- December 5th is a Non-Attendance day for Pre-K
- December 7th- Wear Flannel Shirt Day
- December 12th- Gingerbread House Day
- December 15th- The Little Brooklyn Pre-K Center Annual Holiday Show
- December 19th- Holiday Sweater Day
- Winter Recess- December 25th through January 1st
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