Welcome to our new unit of study, Plants. Children will be provided with opportunities to learn about plants through hands-on explorations and observe plants in our community during neighborhood walks and in the classroom. Children will learn that plants grow from a seed and need light and water to live. Children will also explore the science of light and shadows as well as hand on exploration to learn about water. Children will build on the information they gather about water and light and think about how they help plants to grow.
Themes & Activities
- What are plants and why are they important?
- What are some different kinds of plants and what do they need to grow?
- What kinds of lights are around us and how does light help us?
- Where can we find water and how does water help us?
- Up in the Garden and and Down in the Dirt, by Kate Messner
- All About Light, by Lisa Trumbauer ● Moonbear’s Shadow, by Frank Asch ● Water can be …, by Laura Purdie Salas
The following ideas and activities will help extend the learning outside of the classroom and into your home. During daily walks discuss the different kinds of plants you see. Go on a plant scavenger hunt together in the neighborhood. More activities will be shared weekly as we explore plants, water, and light.
Building Blocks (Math):
Students will explore and use different types of seeds, flowers, and plants to make different patterns, to sort, count and put into groups from 1-10. Students will also identify shapes and their properties. Students will also continue to identify numerals and making groups up to 10.
Hello from the Art Studio:
All artists have just completed African Necklaces which can be found on Artsonia. Please don't forget to sign up so you can have access to your child's artwork. If you need their log-in information please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All projects for the school year have been uploaded for your viewing. Special thanks to the following families for supporting the Art Studio by making purchases from Artsonia or providing us with direct donations so far for the school year: Ian- PK 103, Simone- PK 205, Cian- PK 205, Aubree- PK 103, Lila- PK 202, Samia- PK 205, Marty- PK205, Henry and Rosalind- PK 106
Donations are always welcome. If you are interested in contributing don't forget that when you make a purchase on Artsonia, proceeds come directly to the art studio.
- When enjoying a meal with your children, discuss what kind of plant and what part of the plant you’re eating, (leaves, stem, flower, root or fruit)
- During walks in the park discuss the different kinds of plants you see, the parts of the plants and their functions.
- Eat foods or fruits and take the seeds out and examine the similarities and differences with your children.
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.
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●March 2nd: Crazy Hair Day! ●March 4th: Wear Polka Dots!
●March 3rd: Wear Stripes! ●March 6th:Wear Mismatch Shoes!
- March 5th – Early Dismissal @ 11:30AM
- Afternoon session: 12:30pm-2:30pm
- Evening session: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
- March 6th – Special Presentation: Ready NY
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your loved ones during an Emergency
- March 12th – Cosmic IQ Planetarium event for all
- March 18th NO SCHOOL: Pre-K Non-Attendance Day
- March 25th & 31st – Professor Bread visits
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