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May 2017 Breakfast and Lunch Menucropped-preschool-clipart

Mrs. Blanco and Mrs. Fishstein

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

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 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.


May 2017 Breakfast and Lunch Menu

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.


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


*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.

*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.

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


Posted on January 27, 2017

This week we focused on different
peoples’ jobs and the vehicles they
use. After reading the book Whose
Vehicle is This? by Sharon Katz Cooper,
students learned about how engineers
use locomotives to push and pull
trains, as well as the different vehicles
that are used by fishermen, pilots, bus
drivers, astronauts, and more.
The children also learned about the
important role of the garbage
collector, who goes to all the buildings
and cleans the town. We enjoyed
chanting “dump it in, smash it down,
drive around the trashy town!” as we
read the book Trashy Town by Andrea
At the Art Center children began using
recycled materials to design and build
their own vehicles! Children’s vehicles
were inspired by read alouds, class
discussions, and center time
explorations. Each child provided
details about his or her vehicle by
considering the following questions:
Who drives your vehicle? How is your
vehicle used? Where would you see
your vehicle? What are the different
parts of your vehicle? As we continue
to create and finish our vehicles, they
will be displayed throughout our
classroom. Please feel free to come
take a look!
Next week we will explore the ways
people stay safe as they operate or
ride in vehicles.
Pre-K Newsletter
Week of January 30th –
February 3rd
Events and Birthdays:Special Announcements:
Catholic Schools Week
January 29- February 3rd
Sunday 1/29: Divine Wisdom Catholic
Academy students and families are
invited to mass at Saint Anastasia
Church at 10am. Please join us at our
Open House from 11am-2pm.
Monday 1/30: Join us in our classroom
between 9:30am-11:00am to see what
our school day is like, or visit the
Kindergarten classrooms!
Tuesday 1/31: Schoolwide Pajama Day!
(Pajamas should be bathroom friendly)
Friday 2/3: We will enjoy “Share a
Book,” a special visit from upper grade
students who will read and reflect on
favorite books with our Pre-K children.
2/1: PD Day- No School for Pre-KReminders:
*There will be no school for Pre-K
only this Wednesday, February 1st
due to a Professional Development
*If you would like to bring your
child to school wearing rain or
snow boots, please send a change
of sneakers in his or her backpack.
Please make sure your child is
aware of his/her sneakers and can
alert the teachers once they enter

Pre-K Newsletter for week of January 23rd

Posted on January 20, 2017

Special Announcements:

Parents are invited to visit and discover our Kindergarten program on Friday, January 27th! Come take a tour and learn about the Kindergarten program

There will be an Open House on Sunday, January 29th from 11:00am to 2:00pm for all families to visit and tour Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy.

Events and Birthdays:
1/19: Happy Birthday to Nathan
2/1: PD Day- No School
This week, we discussed the different forms of transportation that we use to get to school. We found that some of us use buses to get to school. Some of us walk to school and many of us are driven to school in cars.

In the Math Center, we created a graph and determined how vehicles travel (land, air, water and tracks). We counted the number of vehicles in each category using words like least, most, and equal.

In the Science Center, we explored how ramps work. We used different objects and predicted if the object would roll down the ramp. We talked about why some objects rolled and others didn’t.

In the Art Center, we drew pictures of how we get to school or how we would like to get to school if we had our choice. Imagine landing in a helicopter.

Next week we will be talking about who operates the different types of vehicles in our community.


Our next Teacher PD day will be Wednesday, February 1st. There will be no school for Pre-K only.

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