Note From The Teachers


This month we will start a new unit of study- “Light”. In this unit, children have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of natural and man-made sources of light. Activities throughout the unit prompt children to explore light, darkness and shadows with hands-on materials as well as provide opportunities for children to make predictions and think about their world in increasingly abstract ways.


In this unit of study, students will learn

  • There are many types of lights in our homes and our cities.
  • Light helps us see and stay warm.
  • Light helps plants grow.
  • When there is little or no light it is dark.
  • Shadows appear when an object blocks light.


Our focus questions will be:

  • How and why do we use different kinds of light?
  • What kinds of lights are around us?
  • What is darkness?
  • How does light help us? What are shadows?


EXCITING NEWS!

Spellbound Theatre will be presenting a workshop related to our theme Shadow and Light in our classrooms on Feb. 8th. Students will meet characters created out of lights, shadows, and puppets, and experiment with how to make shadow characters of their own. Inspired by the story of “Wynken, Blynken, and Nod”, the workshop will inspire creative play and storytelling using very simple yet excited materials.


Music with Ms. Shannon


This month, we will continue studying the orchestra, as well as other types of art forms such as ballet and theater. As part of our light unit, students will create theatrical, dance, and musical performances using shadow puppets.

Books We Will Read


Round Trip by Ann Jonas: A Trip to the city read front to back and back to front.


Can’t You Sleep Little Bear? By Martin Waddell: Big Bear shows Little Bear that dark is nothing to fear.


All About Light by Lisa Trumbauer: Where does light comes from? How does it travel?


Moonbear’s Shadow by Frank  
Asch: Moonbear tries to outwit his troublesome shadow.

You are Invited!


On February 28th for Emergency Preparedness Workshop at 8:10 AM. The presentation is about 30 minutes long. The presenter will go over 4 important steps in making an emergency plan, such as having important phone numbers, meeting places, a go bag demonstration and a stay at home kit. We hope you can attend!


Reminders


-The school day begins at 8:10 AM. Please try to get your child to school on time to ensure a smooth morning transition.

-All adults entering the school building must have valid ID.


ATTENTION


Strollers will no longer be permitted to be brought to the classrooms due to safety concerns for all students. You are welcome to park your stroller in the lobby.

  • As part of our "All About Us" unit, children and their families participated in a Multicultural Thanksgiving Celebration. Families shared traditional food from their cultures, and we explored how our different cultures make us unique and special. Thank you to all of our families who came and celebrated with us!
    As part of our "All About Us" unit, children and their families participated in a Multicultural Thanksgiving Celebration. Families shared traditional food from their cultures, and we explored how our different cultures make us unique and special. Thank you to all of our families who came and celebrated with us!
As part of our "All About Us" unit, children and their families participated in a Multicultural Thanksgiving Celebration. Families shared traditional food from their cultures, and we explored how our different cultures make us unique and special. Thank you to all of our families who came and celebrated with us!
As part of our "All About Us" unit, children and their families participated in a Multicultural Thanksgiving Celebration. Families shared traditional food from their cultures, and we explored how our different cultures make us unique and special. Thank you to all of our families who came and celebrated with us!
IMPORTANT DATES
@ 4th AVENUE
February 2
ABC Mouse Workshop
February 5
Pre-K Applications for 2018-2019 begins
February 8
Shadow and Light Play
February 9
Mystery Reader
February 14
Wear Red and Pink Day
February 16-25
Mid-Winter Recess
No School
February 28
Emergency Preparedness Workshop at 8:10am
LITTLE BROOKLYN PRE-K CENTER
25th STREET (Z108)  LOCATION

219 25TH STREET
BROOKLYN, NY 11232
718-840-2840
Vera Kaiser
Site Coordinator
Nicole Porcelli
Teacher - Class 115
Michelle MacDougal
Assistant Teacher- Class 115
Jennifer Capellan
Teacher- Class 117
Glenda Hoffman
Assistant Teacher- Class 117
Jennifer Sabouni
Teacher- Class 119
Judy Cevallos- Hernandez
Teacher- Class 119
Patricia Aubin- Ravelin
Assistant Teacher- Class 119
Rachel Seemongal- Pantin
Assistant Teacher- Class 119
Shannon Hara 
Art Teacher
Annie Chang
Assistant Teacher
Evita Hernaez
Speech Language Therapist