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May 2017 Breakfast and Lunch Menucropped-preschool-clipart

Mrs. Blanco and Mrs. Fishstein
lblanco@dwcaonline.org

Specials Schedule
Monday- Computers
Tuesday- Spanish
Wednesday- Art
Thursday- Music
Friday- Gym **please wear sneakers!**

Resources
Welcome Letter
Back to School Night 2016
– Parent Guide to Pre-K Common Core
Parent Guide to Literacy
Parent Guide to Pre-K

Scholastic Reading Club
About once a month a Scholastic Reading Club catalog will be sent home in your child’s folder. You may purchase seasonal and thematic books, as well as your many of your child’s favorite books, at Scholastic.com using our classroom code LKDQ9. Each purchase you make earns points that can be used to purchase exciting books and literacy tools for our classroom! Participation is always completely optional.

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May 2017 Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Pre-K 2 Douglaston Weekly Newsletter 6/12

Posted on June 9, 2017

Pre-K Newsletter

Week of June 12th-16th

News

This week we explored how objects change through group activities and read alouds!

 

At the Art Center, children were inspired by the book Not a Box to transform recycled materials into new creations. Children also observed how paint colors change when they are mixed together in different ways.

 

In the Block center, the children were challenged to build it taller using cardboard blocks! We noticed that towers with wider bases stood taller than those with small bases.

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At the Science Center, children used recycled paper donated by our families to make new paper! We followed multi-step directions and even reused old window screens to complete this experiment!

 

Next week we will explore what kinds of things change in nature! You can start by observing changes in your neighborhood!

 

Events and Birthdays:

6/14: Field Day

6/22: End of Year Celebration & Last Day of Pre-K

Reminders:

 

*Please RSVP for our End of Year Celebration if you have not done so already!

 

*The warm weather is finally here! Please apply sunscreen before school and consider sending your child with a water bottle (labeled with his/her name).

Special Announcements:

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Wednesday, June 14th is Field Day! Please wear sneakers and sunscreen! We also recommend sending a water bottle clearly labeled with your childs name.

Mrs. LoBosco asks that children wear superhero, red, or blue clothing to match the theme!

 

In the case of inclement weather, Field Day will take place during our regular gym class.

Douglaston Pre-K 2 Weekly Newsletter 6/5/17

Posted on June 2, 2017

Weekly Newsletter June 5-June 9

Special Announcements:

 

As many of you may have heard, our class fish Cupcake went on a vacation this week! He sent us pictures and letters from the new places he explored, including the beach, the pyramids in Egypt, Disney World, and the Grand Canyon! We have missed Cupcake so much and cannot wait to welcome him back to school on Monday!

Weekly Activities

This week we began our new unit, Transformation. We learned that many things changes around us such as the season, weather and our feelings. The students were introduced to new vocabulary words transformation, change, weather, and meteorologist, as well as several weather words.

 

In the Dramatic Center, the children pretended to be meteorologists and engaged in conversations related to weather, temperature and seasons.

 

In the Block center, the children transformed ordinary block structures into dream houses inspired by the book The Big Orange Splot.

 

At the Science Center, children created weather art with different materials to represent different kinds of weather. We also began new Science Journals to help us record the weather we observe outside our classroom each day.

 

Next week we will explore how objects can change and discuss recycling!

 

Events and Birthdays:

6/05- Mad Science Field Trip

Reminders:

 

*Monday, June 5th: Mad Science in-school field trip!

 

*Thursday, June 15 Pre-K Field Day. More Information to come!

 

*Thursday, June 22nd will be our End of Year Celebration and final day of school. More information to come!

Weekly Newsletter 5/22 Douglaston Pre-K 2

Posted on May 19, 2017

Special Announcements:

Pre-K is learning number recognition skills. To help us with the correct number formation, we learned a poem to help us remember how to write the number 4.

Make an L

Then hit the floor!
That’s the way

To make a 4!

We also learned to recognize, write, and identify the sound for the letter Kk, like in kitten and kangaroo!

This week we continued our exploration of baby animals through new activities, discussions, and fiction and non-fiction read alouds. We read two versions of Over in the Meadow and compared the kinds of baby animals included in each version.

News:

In the Block Center, the children used blocks and art materials to create animal habitats. We especially enjoyed creating nests using shredded paper and blocks! We created eggs, chicks, and birds to live in our nests!

 

At the Science Center, children continued to use non-fiction books and our word wall to draw and write about baby animals in their Science Journals. We also played an animal family matching game!

 

At the Painting Easel, children painted baby animals inspired by read alouds, photographs, as well as their personal experiences.

 

Next week we will explore how human and animal babies change and grow!

Events and Birthdays:

5/26: Full day for Pre-K *no early drop off or after school available*

5/29: Memorial Day, no school

Reminders:

*On Friday, May 26th is a full day for Pre-K only. There will be no early drop off or after school services available on this day.

*On Monday, May 29th there will be no school. Happy Memorial Day!

*Thursday, June 22nd will be our End of Year Celebration and final day of school. More information to come!

 

Pre-K2 Douglaston- Week of 2/6/17

Posted on February 3, 2017

Special Announcements
Thank you so much for your support with our transportation unit! We received some great materials that the children loved to use throughout this unit.

Next week we will begin our new unit on “light”! We will be focusing on what kinds of light are around us.

Reminders
*School will be closed for Winter Break from February 20th to February 24th

*Please continue to encourage your child to independently dress himself/herself. This includes clothing, as well as jackets, hats and gloves.

News
This week we explored the ways people stay safe as they operate or ride in vehicles. We learned the meaning of street signs we see in our community in I Read Signs by Tana Hoban. At the Art Center some children created their own signs using a variety of art materials. We also read Go!Go!Go! Stop! By Charise Mericle Harper, which is a fictional story about the invention of traffic lights. We discussed how we stay safe on our trip to school each day, including being safe pedestrians when out walking!
In the Math Center, we played a transportation board game! The children took turns rolling the dice and counting how many dots they landed on. Then, they counted the correct number of spaces to move their vehicle. It was a race to the finish line!
In the Writing Center, the children practiced letter recognition. The children were given an assortment of vehicles with letters. They were invited to park the cars in the parking space with the matching letter!

Events and Birthdays
2/14: Valentine’s Day!
2/20-2/24: Winter Break

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