In our final weeks of Where We Live, the children are continuing to inquire and think critically about the places where animals and people live. In our next unit Transportation, the children will be exploring how people move from place to place including using vehicles and other methods of transportation that do not require vehicles, such as walking. In this unit, children have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of a major part of New York City life across all five boroughs. The full diversity of our city is reflected in this unit through the examination of trains, boats, cars, airplanes, buses, specialty vehicles and more!


Transportation Focus Questions: 

Where do people and animals live? 
What kinds of transportation do we use and why?
How are various modes of transportation the same and different?  What types of clothing/uniform do community workers wear?  Who operates vehicles in my community?
What do they wear?

Activities
Creating trains out of egg cartons, we will encourage children to build bridges out of art materials/blocks.
We will build traffic signs and build roads.
Children will also make a vehicle of their choice.
Children will create maps, paper airplanes, keys, and passports.  Children will learn of different forms of transportation and share any experiences they have.

Foundational Texts 
The Bus for Us by Suzanne Bloom
What Do Wheels Do All Day? By April Jones Prince 
 Whose Vehicle is This? By Sharon Katz Cooper 
 Go! Go! Go! Stop! By Charise Mericle Harper

Attendance is an important part of 3K/Pre-K. 


If your child is absent, please be sure to email or send in an absent note. Keep child home if following symptoms occur (fever of 100 or above + cold, runny nose, cough, congestion etc.)


 All visitors entering the school must have a valid ID, Proof of Vaccination, the Health Screening Badge and wear a mask to sign in with School Safety.

Little Brooklyn Pre-K Center @ 219 25th Street Z108
Ms. Nicole - Special Education Teacher
 Ms. Natalie - Teacher
 Ms. Nancy - Teacher Assistant
 Ms. Madona - Teacher Assistant 

Many more Fun Filled activities for the month of January!


 Jan. 3rd - School resumes

 

Jan. 17th - School closed (MLK Day)

 

Jan. 18th - Deadline to Submit Kindergarten Application. 


Visit Myschools.nyc to apply! 


Jan. 21st - Mystery Reader

Tips for Parents 


Discuss different types of transportation vehicles that people use (car, train, airplane, boat, bicycles, etc.) and why and how they use them with your children and discuss where these vehicles are used (land, air, water). 


Numerals are all around us. Help your child notice and read numerals on common items in your home and around your community. Have your child count objects when walking to and from school or when driving in the car, this will help reinforce the mathematical skills that they are learning in school