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.

Important Dates


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.

  • Site: 219 25th Street

Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
    Site: 219 25th Street Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
    Site: 219 25th Street Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
    Site: 219 25th Street Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
  • Site: 219 25th Street 
Class: PK 117
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117
  • Site: 219 25th Street 
Class: PK 117
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117
  • Site: 219 25th Street 
Class: PK 117
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117
  • Pre-K students are having fun in music class!
    Pre-K students are having fun in music class!
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Having fun learning in classroom 115
    Site: 219 25th Street Having fun learning in classroom 115
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Having fun learning in classroom 115
    Site: 219 25th Street Having fun learning in classroom 115
  • Site: 219 25th Street

In music class students are exploring their four voices: singing, whispering, inside voice, and outside voice
    Site: 219 25th Street In music class students are exploring their four voices: singing, whispering, inside voice, and outside voice
  • Site: 219 25th Street 
Class: PK 117
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117
  • Class: PK 119
After reading, “Mix It Up” by Herve Tullet, children explored colors and learned that by mixing two colors we can get a new color.
    Class: PK 119 After reading, “Mix It Up” by Herve Tullet, children explored colors and learned that by mixing two colors we can get a new color.
  • Class: PK 119
After reading, “Mix It Up” by Herve Tullet, children explored colors and learned that by mixing two colors we can get a new color.
    Class: PK 119 After reading, “Mix It Up” by Herve Tullet, children explored colors and learned that by mixing two colors we can get a new color.
  • Pre-K students are having fun in music class!
    Pre-K students are having fun in music class!
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Having fun learning in classroom 115
    Site: 219 25th Street Having fun learning in classroom 115
  • Pre-K students are having fun in music class!
    Pre-K students are having fun in music class!
  • Class: PK 115 
Making Friends in Pre-K!
    Class: PK 115 Making Friends in Pre-K!
  • Site: 219 25th Street

In music class students are exploring their four voices: singing, whispering, inside voice, and outside voice
    Site: 219 25th Street In music class students are exploring their four voices: singing, whispering, inside voice, and outside voice
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Having fun learning in classroom 115
    Site: 219 25th Street Having fun learning in classroom 115
  • Pre-K students are having fun in music class!
    Pre-K students are having fun in music class!
  • Class: PK 119
Making Friends in Pre-K
    Class: PK 119 Making Friends in Pre-K
  • Site: 219 25th Street

In music class students are exploring their four voices: singing, whispering, inside voice, and outside voice
    Site: 219 25th Street In music class students are exploring their four voices: singing, whispering, inside voice, and outside voice
  • Class: PK 117
Making Friends in Pre-K!
    Class: PK 117 Making Friends in Pre-K!
  • Site: 219 25th Street

In music class students are exploring their four voices: singing, whispering, inside voice, and outside voice
    Site: 219 25th Street In music class students are exploring their four voices: singing, whispering, inside voice, and outside voice
  • Site: 219 25th Street
Class: PK 117

Yum! Students in PK 117 love “Fresh Fruit Friday”. Thank you parents for your creative and delicious contributions!
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117 Yum! Students in PK 117 love “Fresh Fruit Friday”. Thank you parents for your creative and delicious contributions!
  • Site: 219 25th Street
Class: PK 117

Yum! Students in PK 117 love “Fresh Fruit Friday”. Thank you parents for your creative and delicious contributions!
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117 Yum! Students in PK 117 love “Fresh Fruit Friday”. Thank you parents for your creative and delicious contributions!
  • Site: 219 25th Street
Class: PK 117

Yum! Students in PK 117 love “Fresh Fruit Friday”. Thank you parents for your creative and delicious contributions!
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117 Yum! Students in PK 117 love “Fresh Fruit Friday”. Thank you parents for your creative and delicious contributions!
  • Site: 219 25th Street
Class: PK 117

Yum! Students in PK 117 love “Fresh Fruit Friday”. Thank you parents for your creative and delicious contributions!
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117 Yum! Students in PK 117 love “Fresh Fruit Friday”. Thank you parents for your creative and delicious contributions!
  • Site: 219 25th Street
Class: PK 117

Yum! Students in PK 117 love “Fresh Fruit Friday”. Thank you parents for your creative and delicious contributions!
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117 Yum! Students in PK 117 love “Fresh Fruit Friday”. Thank you parents for your creative and delicious contributions!
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
    Site: 219 25th Street Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
    Site: 219 25th Street Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
    Site: 219 25th Street Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
    Site: 219 25th Street Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
  • Site: 219 25th Street
Class: PK 117

Students in PK 117 are learning through play during center time.
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117 Students in PK 117 are learning through play during center time.
  • Site: 219 25th Street
Class: PK 117

Students in PK 117 are learning through play during center time.
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117 Students in PK 117 are learning through play during center time.
  • Site: 219 25th Street
Class: PK 117

Students in PK 117 are learning through play during center time.
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117 Students in PK 117 are learning through play during center time.
  • Site: 219 25th Street
Class: PK 117

Students in PK 117 are learning through play during center time.
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117 Students in PK 117 are learning through play during center time.
  • Site: 219 25th Street
Class: PK 117

Students in PK 117 are learning through play during center time.
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117 Students in PK 117 are learning through play during center time.
  • Site: 219 25th Street
Class: PK 117

Students in PK 117 are learning through play during center time.
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117 Students in PK 117 are learning through play during center time.
  • Students at 219 25th street had their first session today with Metropolitan Opera teaching artist Amanda Ekery. They had a great time exploring sounds and creating musical accompaniment to the story "The Fish Who Cried Wolf".
    Students at 219 25th street had their first session today with Metropolitan Opera teaching artist Amanda Ekery. They had a great time exploring sounds and creating musical accompaniment to the story "The Fish Who Cried Wolf".
  • Students at 219 25th street had their first session today with Metropolitan Opera teaching artist Amanda Ekery. They had a great time exploring sounds and creating musical accompaniment to the story "The Fish Who Cried Wolf".
    Students at 219 25th street had their first session today with Metropolitan Opera teaching artist Amanda Ekery. They had a great time exploring sounds and creating musical accompaniment to the story "The Fish Who Cried Wolf".
  • Students at 219 25th street had their first session today with Metropolitan Opera teaching artist Amanda Ekery. They had a great time exploring sounds and creating musical accompaniment to the story "The Fish Who Cried Wolf".
    Students at 219 25th street had their first session today with Metropolitan Opera teaching artist Amanda Ekery. They had a great time exploring sounds and creating musical accompaniment to the story "The Fish Who Cried Wolf".
  • Students at 219 25th street had their first session today with Metropolitan Opera teaching artist Amanda Ekery. They had a great time exploring sounds and creating musical accompaniment to the story "The Fish Who Cried Wolf".
    Students at 219 25th street had their first session today with Metropolitan Opera teaching artist Amanda Ekery. They had a great time exploring sounds and creating musical accompaniment to the story "The Fish Who Cried Wolf".
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
    Site: 219 25th Street Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
    Site: 219 25th Street Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
    Site: 219 25th Street Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
    Site: 219 25th Street Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
    Site: 219 25th Street Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
    Site: 219 25th Street Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
    Site: 219 25th Street Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
    Site: 219 25th Street Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
    Site: 219 25th Street Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
    Site: 219 25th Street Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
    Site: 219 25th Street Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
Site: 219 25th Street

Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
Site: 219 25th Street Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
IMPORTANT DATES
@ 4th AVENUE
November 1
Metropolitan Opera Guild
November 2nd
Parents as Learning Partners
November 5th
Professor Bread visit
November 6th
Election Day
School Closed
November 8th
Metropolitan Opera Guild
November 9th
Last day to schedule Gifted and Talented Test
November 12th
Veterans' Day Observed
School Closed
November 15th
Early Dismissal at 11:30am
Parent Teacher Conference
November 20th
Multicultural Pot Luck Celebration
1:00pm
November 22nd-23rd
Thanksgiving Recess
School Closed
November 29th
Metropolitan Opera Guild
November 30th
Mystery Reader
LITTLE BROOKLYN PRE-K CENTER
25th STREET (Z108)  LOCATION

219 25TH STREET
BROOKLYN, NY 11232
718-840-2840
Vera Kaiser
Site Coordinator
Jennifer Sabouni
Teacher - Class 115
Michelle MacDougal
Assistant Teacher- Class 115
Jennifer Capellan
Teacher- Class 117
Glenda Hoffman
Assistant Teacher- Class 117
Natalie Morales-Taveras
Teacher- Class 119
Judy Cevallos- Hernandez
Teacher- Class 119
Patricia Aubin- Ravelin
Assistant Teacher- Class 119
Rachel Seemongal- Pantin
Assistant Teacher- Class 119
Shannon Hara 
Art Teacher
Nicole Porcelli
STEAM Teacher
Annie Chang
Assistant Teacher