ANNOUNCEMENTS


Dear Families,


Welcome to unit #9, Babies. The children continue to study living things by moving from observing and learning about different kinds of plants to the needs and characteristics of different kinds of animal babies. Since humans are members of the animal kingdom, this includes the opportunity to study human babies. The study of babies has high interest and relevance for children in pre-K as they may have younger family members or experiences with younger children or babies in their daily lives. The children themselves are developing increasing independence and awareness of who they are and what they can do.


Themes & Activities


Explore Unit: Babies


Essential Question:

  • What are babies?


Focus Questions:

  • What do human babies need ?
  • What can we learn about animal babies?
  • How do babies change?


What children should understand by the end of the unit.

Human and animals babies need special food and care.

There are similarities and differences in the ways babies are cared for.

All babies grow.


Building Blocks: (Math)


  • Addition: Children will learn how to “add on to” one number to make another number just as you would in a simple arithmetic problem. Children will also determine how many they have to add on to reach a target number. Children will develop number composition, such as quickly recognizing that 2 and 3 make 5.

  • Ordinal Numbers: Children will be provided with opportunities to use and understand numbers that do not emphasize how many but, instead, in what position, including the words, first, second, third, and up to tenth. Classroom settings promote such skill, for example, while lining up, playing a game, and counting and comparing items.

  • Shape Composing: Children will continue to create different shapes by putting together smaller shapes. They will learn and understand that two or more shapes can combine to make another specific shape.



TIP FOR PARENTS


  • Literacy is all around us. Help your child identify letters around your home and around your community. Ask them to identify the upper and lower case letters around them. Provide them with opportunities to spell words that they see at home and outside when coming to and from school.


  • Read a book to your child daily. Ask them critical questions about what you read.

  • Math is all around us. Help your child identify shapes and read numerals on common items in your home and around your community. Have your child look and identify shapes and count objects when walking to and from school or when driving in the car, this will help reinforce the mathematical skills that they are learning in school.


Reminders


  • 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.

      • Please check your child’s folder daily for important notes from both the teachers and the school.

      • Please check to make sure your child has an extra set of seasonal appropriate clothes.

      • All visitors entering the school must have a valid ID

      • May 4th Parents as Learning Partners!

      8:10am - 9:00am


      • May 4th Parent Workshop

      9:00am – 9:45am


      • May 8th Traveling Zoo visits

      • May 9th PK-103 & PK-106 visit Pizzeria

      • May 10th PK-202 & PK-205 visit Pizzeria

      • May 11th Muffins with Moms: @ 8:10am

      • May 23rd PTC: Getting Ready for Kindergarten


      Group Sessions

      • May 28th: School Closed: Memorial Day


      LUNCH Menu:

      http://www.schoolfoodnyc.org/schoolfood/MenusDailyDisplay.aspx




      • Welcome to The Pre-K Airport and Flight 205. 
During the beginning of our Transportation Unit we discussed the different types of transportation and how we need them to get from one place to another. One of the children said that they've never been on an airplane so collectively we decided to create an airport in our dramatic play center.
        Welcome to The Pre-K Airport and Flight 205. During the beginning of our Transportation Unit we discussed the different types of transportation and how we need them to get from one place to another. One of the children said that they've never been on an airplane so collectively we decided to create an airport in our dramatic play center.
      • As part of our "All About Me" unit, where the children explored and learned about what makes them important and unique, the children and their families celebrated and shared a part of their family composition and customs. Families shared their traditional foods and children shared their cultural body cutouts. This was a wonderful way for all to recognize the differences and similarities between ourselves and the people around us. We thank all our families who came out to celebrate!
        As part of our "All About Me" unit, where the children explored and learned about what makes them important and unique, the children and their families celebrated and shared a part of their family composition and customs. Families shared their traditional foods and children shared their cultural body cutouts. This was a wonderful way for all to recognize the differences and similarities between ourselves and the people around us. We thank all our families who came out to celebrate!
      Welcome to The Pre-K Airport and Flight 205. 
During the beginning of our Transportation Unit we discussed the different types of transportation and how we need them to get from one place to another. One of the children said that they've never been on an airplane so collectively we decided to create an airport in our dramatic play center.
      Welcome to The Pre-K Airport and Flight 205. During the beginning of our Transportation Unit we discussed the different types of transportation and how we need them to get from one place to another. One of the children said that they've never been on an airplane so collectively we decided to create an airport in our dramatic play center.
       
      IMPORTANT DATES 
      25th STREET
      May 4th
      Parents as Learning Partners
      8:10am-9:00am

      Parent Workshop
      9:00am-9:45am
      May 8th
      Zoo Visit
      May 9th
      Making Pizza 
      Classes PK- 103 and PK-106
      May 10th
      Making Pizza
      Classes PK-202 and PK-205
      May 11th
      Muffins with Mom
      8:10am
      May 23rd
      Parent Teacher Conference 
      Group Session: Getting Ready for Kindergarten
      May 28th
      Memorial Day 
      School Closed
      LITTLE BROOKLYN PRE-K CENTER 
      25TH STREET LOCATION

      173-177 25th (Z076) Street 
      Brooklyn NY 11232
      718-840-2840
      Elizabeth Benitez
      Site Coordinator
      Natalie Morales
      Teacher- Class 103
      Yadira Ferrer
      Assistant Teacher - Class 103
      Jennifer Cruz 
      Teacher- Class 106
      Ashley Hendrickson
      Assistant Teacher - Class 106
      Michelle Sarante 
      Teacher- Class 202
      Carole Bruno
      Assistant Teacher- Class 202
      Jennes Brown
      Teacher- Class 205
      Yasmine Farchakh
      Assistant Teacher- Class 106
      Jalilah Jackman
      Visual Arts Teacher
      Teresa Valerio
      Dance/ Movement Teacher
      Evita Hernaez
      Speech- Language Therapist