Welcome to Unit 4: Where we Live.
Children will move
from inquiring and thinking critically about themselves, their classmates and
their family and how different and similar we all are, to the spaces that those
people inhabit. This unit is designed for children to develop a concept and awareness
of the diversity of living environments and explore how New Yorkers and people
around the world live in many types of homes and buildings. The children will
also inquire and learn about the homes of animals, both pets living in homes
with people and those that create their own homes.
Themes & Activities
Where We Live
- 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?
- Creating homes for people and animals using different materials such as, popsicle sticks, clay, boxes, cardboard, twigs, string, yarn, paint, crayons, markers, paper and different types of recyclable materials.
- Learning about where we live and our community.
- Learning about how people live in different countries around the world
- The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater
- A House For Hermit Crab by Eric Carle
- Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty
- The Three Little Pigs by Mark Teague
Children will continue to build on counting skills, comparing small numbers, number recognition, one to one correspondence, and recognizing, naming and sorting shapes.
Observe homes in your neighborhood and other communities as you walk or drive around with your children. Discuss and ask your children what types of homes they see. Do they see people homes or animal homes? What do they notice about the homes? Are they apartments buildings? Houses? Brownstones? Hotels? Do they have many windows? How many floors do they think there are in each building?
You can also safely observe a construction site. Discuss and ask your children what do they notice. How do the people who work there stay safe? What do they think the building will look like when it is done?
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 2:25pm
Please note: If you arrive any time after 8:25 AM, you will
need to sign-in your child at the front desk.
Please send in any missing documents/supplies.
- Attendance is an important part of Pre-K. If your child is absent, please send in an absent note.
- Please check your child’s RED communication 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. Also, provide appropriate footwear for dance and outdoor play.
- All visitors entering the school must have a valid ID and proceed to the main office.
Many more Fun Filled activities for the
month of December 2019!
- December 6th – Parents as Learning Partners 8:10-9:00am
- December 13th – Pajama Day
- December 16th – Gingerbread House Day
- December 18th– The Little Brooklyn Pre-K Center
Annual Holiday Show-1:00PM
(Pictures with Santa -AM only)
- December 20th– Holiday Sweater Day
- December 23rd thru January 1st– Winter Recess
Breakfast/ LUNCH Menu: