Note From The Teachers
Children will continue to learn about the different kinds of homes that people and animals live in as part of the “Where We Live” unit. In an effort to be emotionally responsive to our students, we will be incorporating a Teddy Bear Curriculum for the remainder of the school year. Each child will have their own customized teddy bear in the classroom. This curriculum will help support children’s emotional health and teach children ways to express their feelings in a constructive manner.
Some reasons for using the Bear Curriculum:
*Help children deal with transitions
*Help children cope with separation issues
*Help children self-comfort when distressed
*Help reduce aggressive behavior
* Help children develop empathy
Books We Will Read
*Corduroy, by Don Freeman
*A Pocket for Corduroy, by Don Freeman
*Goodnight, Baby Bear, by Frank Asch
* Teddy Bears Tears, by Jim Aylesworth
Kindergarten Application Key Dates and Resources
Kindergarten Application- Due January 26th
MySchools.nyc- Explore elementary schools and programs and apply to kindergarten all in one place.
718-935-2009 / ESEenrollment@schools.nyc.gov
We are available to help with the application process. Please make an appointment with your child’s teacher.
Dec. 6th - Parent as Learning Partners
Dec. 13th- Mystery Reader
Dec. 18th- Holiday Sing Along Celebration
Dec. 20th- Pajama Day
Dec. 23- Jan. 1 -NO SCHOOL/Winter Recess
Music with Miss Shannon
In music class this month, we will continue learning Solfege (Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do). We will learn to sing the Solfege scale, as well as play the scale on a variety of instruments such as handbells, xylophone, and boomwackers. In addition to practicing Solfege, we will continue to explore contrasting sounds in music, this month focusing on the difference between high and low sounds.
STEAM with Ms. Porcelli
In December, we will continue to learn about Where We Live and Buildings. We will learn about different types of building materials, how buildings are designed, and how buildings can be put together. We will also explore the different types of homes people and animals live in.
We are going outside every day with our little ones, even as the weather gets colder! Please dress your child in appropriate clothes for outdoor play.