Note From The Teachers
This month’s Unit of Study is “All About Us.” In this unit the children will develop a concept and awareness of themselves as unique individuals. A strong sense of self supports a child’s success in Pre-K and lays the groundwork for realizing their potential throughout their life experiences.
In this unit of study, students will learn:
• They are unique: there is no one who looks, feels, thinks and acts exactly like they do.
• They feel different ways at different times for different reasons.
• They are a part of a family and a classroom community.
• Their family is important and unique.
• Their classroom is a community. All of the people in their class are important and unique.
• They can help make their classroom a fun, safe and exciting place.
Our focus questions will be:
• What makes me important and unique?
• What feelings do I have and why?
• What makes my class important and unique?
• What makes my family important and unique?
STEAM with Ms. Porcelli
Our STEAM exploration is growing. This month I will start incorporating the program Beetbox into our daily lessons. Beetbox is a seed to table program that uses food to teach STEAM. Each month Beetbox will send us a box with all the fresh ingredients we need to cook, conduct a science experiment, create an art project, plant and more. I am looking forward to this new adventure that will teach the kids where their food is coming from before they buy it at the store.
Books We Will Read
The Feelings Book by Todd Parr: Explores a variety of emotions and familiar feelings.
Friendshape by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld: A triangle, circle, square and rectangle celebrate the gift of friendship.
I Love My Hair by Natasha Tarpley: Keyana does not feel lucky to have her head of hair but Mama says she is because she can wear it any way she chooses.
I Love Saturdays y Domingos by Alma Flor Ada: Saturdays and Sundays are very special days for one little girl.
Music with Miss. Shannon Program to include “Students Compose Opera” Residency with the Metropolitan Opera
We are excited to announce the beginning of an 18 week “Students Compose Opera” residency with The Metropolitan Opera Guild. Beginning November 1st, teaching artist Amanda Ekery from The Metropolitan Opera Guild will be visiting our school every Thursday to work with our students to write, compose, and stage their own mini-opera. Weekly sessions in November through April will explore singing, movement, story analysis and creation, music composition and theatrical staging- resulting in a final presentation of an opera created entirely by the students. This program helps develop general academic, meta-cognitive, and socio-personal skills, and each classroom will choose a particular area of focus for their opera. At the end of the residency, parents will be invited to class and students will showcase their work.
Nov 9th– Deadline to submit Gifted & Talented testing form.
November– Submit your child’s Kindergarten application online, by phone, or in person at a Family Welcome Center between late November and January 14th, 2019
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.