What’s Happening...


In our final week of the All About Us unit, the children are continuing to learn about themselves, their peers and people around them. In preparing for the Where We Live unit, our students will be taking neighborhood walks to take a closer look at where we live. The children will move from inquiring and thinking critically about themselves, their classmates and their family to the spaces that those people live in. Additionally, the children will inquire and learn about the homes of animals, both pets living in homes and those animals that create their own homes. Some questions that we will focus on for this unit are:


Where do I live?

Where do my family members live?

Where do people and animals live?

What types of homes do the people in my city (NYC) live in?

How do people and animals make homes?


We will read about different kinds of homes and discuss where different members of their families live. In this unit, our goal is to foster an awareness of the diversity of living environments and explore how New Yorkers live in many types of homes and buildings.


Art with Ms. Clark


In Art we have been working with clay to make pinch pots and other containers, as well as Model Magic to make our favorite foods. In December, we will be working with collage and construction materials to make homes for people and animals as part of the classroom units, “Where We Live/Buildings.”


Warm regards,

Ms. Lorna


Music with Ms. Sarah


This month, we are going to be exploring the relationship between music and dance. We already do lots of dancing, but we will more deeply explore how changes in music can change the way we move to it. To supplement our own dancing and music-making, we will be watching and listening to some excerpts of "The Nutcracker" to see how professional ballet dancers connect with music. 

Also, if there are any parents who want to share their musical gifts, please let me know! 


Books we will be reading:


  • ABC Book of American Homes, by Michael Shoulders
  • ABC NYC, by Joanne Dugan
  • Animals at Home, by David Lock:
  • Annie and the Wild Animals, by Jan Brett
  • Corduroy, by Don Freeman
  • Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building, by Christy Hale

Reminders


  • Please read to your child everyday.
  • Pack a healthy lunch and snack.
  • Check your child’s mailbox daily.
  • Practice zipping coats and jackets.

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Parents as Learning Partners
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December 13th
Pajama Day
December 18th
Winter Musical
December 19th
Gingerbread Fun Day
December 23rd-January 1st 
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