Note From The Teachers
This month we will start a new unit of study "Where We Live". In this unit, children develop a concept and awareness of the diversity of living environments and explore how New Yorkers live in many types of homes and buildings. This unit provides an opportunity to explore a wide variety of living environments and reiterate Pre-K for All's commitment to including and embracing all children and families by ensuring students feel represented in the classroom.
In this unit of study, students will learn
- Homes are the places where we live.
- Animals and people have many different types of homes.
- Some animals live with people.
- People and animals make homes.
- Where do I 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?
In music class this month, we will begin learning solfege (Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do). We will also continue to explore different sounds in music, this month focusing on long and short sounds.
Books We Will Read
The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater: Mr. Plumbean decides to paint his house every color of the rainbow, much to the neighbors' dismay, all because of the big orange splot.
A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle: Hermit Crab has outgrown his first shell, and, as hermit crabs do, he must look for a new house.
The Three Little Pigs and The Somewhat Bad Wolf by Mark Teague: Three pigs spend their money on different things: potato chips, sody-pop, and building supplies.
Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty: When his second-grade teacher declares her dislike of architecture, Iggy faces a challenge. He loves building too much to give it up!
The Mitten by Jan Brett: When Nikki drops his mitten in the forest a host of animals move in.
Animal Homes by Angela Wilkes: An introduction to the different places and spaces that animals choose to call home.
Corduroy by Don Freeman: A small teddy bear lives in a department store but longs to have another home
You’re invited to a Holiday Celebration on Wednesday, December 20th at 1:00 PM
Details to Follow
We are going outside every day with our little ones, even as the weather gets colder! Please dress them in appropriate clothes for outdoor play as well as RUBBER- SOLED SHOES.