Note From The Teachers
Enrichment for the Transportation/ Clothing Unit
The Little Brooklyn Pre-K Center will host a school visit by police officers from NYPD 72nd Precinct. The children will learn about the roles of police officers and how they ensure the safety for all people in the community. The police officers will discuss some of the tools necessary for them to do their job, like a flashlight, hand cuffs, walkie-talkie and their baton. The children will also have the opportunity to explore the police car which will be parked in front of the school building. They will learn how police officers use their vehicle as a mode of transportation and why their uniforms are a necessity when working. This visit will be a wonderful enrichment activity that aligns with our current unit of study.
The Shadow Box Theatre
On February 10, 2020, the children of Little Brooklyn Pre-K Center will get to experience live theatre. The Shadow Box Theatre will have two musical storytellers present “The Growing Rock”. “The Growing Rock”, is a southwest Native American tale that invokes the magic of the dessert and its creatures. Mamma Blue Feather has not yet taught her baby bluebirds to fly. Jealous Crow traps them on top of a Growing Rock that grows high to the sky. Mountain lion, rabbit and the buzzard try to help to no avail. Finally, the measuring worm, who is a powerful medicine man, with the help of the children, succeed in bringing them down. In the end the babies fly, the children clap, and all is well!
Books We Will Read
- I want to be a Police Officer by Dan Liebman
- Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Caralyn and Mark Buchner
- The Mitten by Jan Brett
NYC families with children born in 2016 can apply to Pre-K February 5 through March 16, 2020. Pre-K Admissions Guides are available in the lobby and main office.
- Feb 7th: Parents as Learning Partners
(1st Friday of every month)
- Feb. 10th: Shadow Box Theater Visit
- Feb 14th: 100th Day of School Celebration
- Feb 17-21: Midwinter Recess (School Closed)
Music with Miss Shannon
In music class this month, students will continue learning about instruments in the orchestra. Students will learn about the differences and similarities between string instruments, wind instruments, and percussion instruments. In addition, students will learn about the role of a conductor will take turns being the "conductor" of the class as we play instruments.
Tips for Parents
- Make reading a daily part of life, Examples: read road signs, recipes, and directions.
- Have children practice their counting at home. Examples: count the coins in your purse, count the chairs at the table etc. Make it fun!
We are going outside every day with our little ones, even as the weather gets colder! Please dress them in appropriate clothes for outdoor play as well as RUBBER- SOLED SHOES.