Note From The Teachers
During the month of January, we will start our Transportation unit. In this unit the children will explore how people move from place to place using vehicles and other methods of transportation.
We will also discuss community workers, the vehicles they operate and investigate the types of clothing they use such as uniforms. We will extend the investigation on uniforms to include a discussion on the manufacturing process involved in making clothing.
In this unit of study, students will learn:
- Vehicles move in different ways.
- Some vehicles are operated by community helpers such as bus drivers, conductors, firefighters, police officers and mail carriers.
- Community helpers wear special clothes for different reasons.
- People make clothes and take care of them in different ways.
Our focus questions will be:
- What are the different features of clothes?
- How do people make clothes and take care of them?
- What kind of transportation people use and why?
- How are the different modes of transportation similar/different?
Books We Will Read
- The Bus for Us by Suzanne Bloom
- Whose Vehicle is This? by Sharon Katz Cooper
- What Do Wheels Do All Day? by April Jones Prince
- A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman
- Who Wears What? by Joanna Bicknell
- Something from Nothing by Phoebe Gilman
Kindergarten Application Key Dates and Resources
January 21st is the deadline to apply for kindergarten. If you need help we are available to help January 7th or 21st during parent engagement time.
- Explore elementary schools & programs
- Apply for kindergarten
Have questions? Here are two resources:
January 2rd- School Resumes
January 3th- Parents as Learning Partners at 8:10a.m.
January 20th- No School/ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 21st- Deadline to Apply for Kindergarten
January 23rd- Town Hall Safety Meeting
at 8:30 a.m.
January 29th- Vision Screening from the
Department of Health
January 30th- No School/Non-Attendance Day
January 31st- Mystery Reader at 8:30a.m.
Tips for ParentsDiscuss different types of transportation vehicles people use (car, train, airplane, boat, bicycles, etc)
- Help your child notice and read numerals all around them.
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.