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
- What are babies?
- 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.
- 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
- May 28th: School Closed: Memorial Day