Note From The Teachers
Our first unit of study this year was "Welcome to Pre-K". This was a great way to start the year because this topic introduced students to each other and to our program. We built a sense of community in our classroom by expressing and identifying our feelings and learning the names of our classmates.
This month we will start a new unit of study "My Five Senses". We will learn how our senses help us explore the world around us.
In this unit of study, students will learn
- There are 5 senses (taste, smell, hearing, touch, sight)
- We use our senses to understand our bodies.
- We experience and interact with the world differently when our senses such as vision or hearing are impaired.
- How do we use our sense of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch?
- How do our senses help us explore, investigate, and understand the world around us?
During the first month of school we learned about our different types of voices: singing, speaking, and whispering. We also explored rhythms, melodies and movement using egg shakers, rhythm sticks and scarves. This month, we are going to begin studying musical concepts such as loud and soft, fast and slow, and high and low.
Books We Will Read
My Five Senses by Margaret Miller
-Explore the five senses with five young children.
Senses Are for Everything: The Five Senses by Katherine Hengel
-Children use their senses in real life experiences.
Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr.
-Explore the sounds of many animals
Hands Can by Cheryl Hudson:
-Hands can do so much, come along and see.
A librarian from the Sunset Park branch of the NYC Public Library will be reading, singing, and processing our student's library card applications on October 20th. Please return the applications to your classroom teacher by October 17th.
- Please remember to make sure your child has sneakers or rubber sole shoes for outdoor play.
- Read to your child every day to help them develop a passion for reading.
- Continue to check folders daily for important flyers and information.
- Please help your child to practice putting on their coats, hats, scarfs and gloves independently. It’s very important we teach them to be independent to make the transition to Kindergarten smooth.
- Our school is proud to be a “Zero Waste School.” We are part of a city program that teaches young children how to reduce waste in our landfills through recycling.