Note From The Teachers
This month we will begin our new unit of study "Plants". Children move from exploring the properties and uses of water and light to observing and learning about different kinds of plants.
In this unit of study, students will learn:
-Plants are living things; every part of a plant has an important function.
-Plants grow from seeds and need water, nutrients and light to live.
-Plants are all around us.
-There are many different types of plants.
-Plants are important for many reasons.
Our focus questions will be:
-What are plants?
-What do plants need and where do we find them?
-What are some different kinds of plants?
-Why are plants important?
STEAM with Ms. Porcelli
In February we explored Carrots and Parsnips. We learned that both carrots and parsnips are a root vegetable because they grow in the ground like the roots of a tree or plant. We made a salad with our carrots and parsnips. First we cut and placed the vegetables in a bowl. Next students added honey, fresh lemon juice and a little salt. Last, they mixed everything together, and were able to try the salad. Yum!
Books We Will Read
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner: Explore the hidden world of a garden.
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown: A little boy named Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it.
An Orange in January by Dianna Hutts Aston: A celebratory picture of how oranges find their way to the grocery store.
The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons: Vegetables come in many shapes, colors and forms.
Music with Miss. Shannon
As part of our water unit, we are going to create water xylophones using small glass jars and colored water. We will explore the different sounds created by the water xylophones, and create our own songs using these sounds. We will also learn a variety of songs about water and sea creatures, such as “Baby Beluga”, “Down By The Bay”, and “Galumph Went The Little Green Frog”.
After School Enrichment Program
Seats are available for The Little Brooklyn Pre-K Center’s After School Enrichment Program. The program operates at our main site at 173 25th Street from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Please see the office for details regarding registration and cost.