Our new unit of study is Transportation. In this unit of study children move from inquiring and thinking critically about the places where animals and people live to exploring how people move from place to place including using vehicles and other methods of transportation that do not require vehicles, such as walking. In this unit, children have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of a major part of New York City life across all five boroughs. The full diversity of our city is reflected in this unit through the examination of trains, boats, cars, airplanes, buses, specialty vehicles and more!
Themes & Activities
- What kinds of transportation do we use and why?
- How are various modes of transportation the same and different?
- What types of clothing/uniform do community workers wear?
- Who operates vehicles in my community? What do they wear?
- Creating trains out of egg cartons, we will encourage children to build bridges out of art materials/blocks. We will build traffic signs and build roads. Children will also make a vehicle of their choice.
- Children will create maps, paper airplanes, keys, and passports.
- Children will learn of different forms of transportation and share any experiences they have.
- The Bus for Us by Suzanne Bloom
- What Do Wheels Do All Day? By April Jones Prince
- Whose Vehicle is This? By Sharon Katz Cooper
- Go! Go! Go! Stop! By Charise Mericle Harper
Building Blocks: (Math)
The children will continue to identify written numerals 1-10, they will count objects to 10, and sort and classify and make patterns using different types of manipulatives.
We will also be working on simple addition/subtraction in the game How Many Now? Where we count some counters and add/subtract some counters and ask the students to tell us how many we have now?
We will continue to work on counting to 10 with understanding and counting objects. We will learn how to identify shapes by their size, corners, and formation.
- Discuss different types of transportation vehicles that people use (car, train, airplane, boat, bicycles, etc.) and why and how they use them with your children and discuss where these vehicles are used (land, air, water).
- Numerals are all around us. Help your child notice and read numerals on common items in your home and around your community. Have your child 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 2:25pm
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 January!
- Dec 21st – Jan 1st Winter recess (School closed)
School Resumes Wednesday January 2nd 2020
- Jan 10th - Join us for Parent as Learning Partners 8:10am - 9:00am
- Jan 20th- Martin Luther King Jr Day (School Closed)
- Jan 30th -Pre-K Non-Attendance Day (School Closed)
KINDERGARTEN Application Deadline is Jan 21, 2020!
Need Assistance with MYschools? Come during Parent Engagement Tuesdays and we will gladly help you through the application process.