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Welcome to Pre-K 2 with Mrs. Buscemi & Ms. Alcantara!

Specials Schedule
Monday – Gym
Tuesday – Music
Wednesday – Spanish
Thursday – Computer
Friday – Art

Upcoming Events
April 13th – 21st  –  Spring Break
April 24th – Classes Resume
May 26th – Pre-K Full Day – no before or after school available

Monthly Menus
April Breakfast and Lunch Menus

During April …
The children will be exploring and learning about different kinds of plants!  Activities throughout this unit prompt children to find out about plants through hands-on exploration and provide opportunities to observe plants in their immediate environment, discover why some plants need different environments, to consider how plants are a part of our daily lives and why they are important, such as helping us stay healthy.

Scholastic Book Orders
Reading is one of the most important activities you can share with your child. We send home Scholastic Book Orders each month with great book suggestions. If you are interested in purchasing any books, you can return the form in a named envelope with a check for the amount or order online at Scholastic.com by using our class code HG9Z6.

Pre-K Resources
Parent Guide to Pre-K Common Core
Parent Guide to Literacy
Parent Guide to Pre-K
Parent Guide to Authentic Assessment
Starfall.com
–  ABCYA.com

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me at cbuscemi@dwcaonline.org.

 

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Pre-K 2 Bayside – Newsletter 29 – Week of 4/24

Posted on April 18, 2017

Before the break we read An Orange in January by Dianna Hutts Aston and discussed the long journey of an orange from the farm to their homes.  The children also enjoyed acting out the events of “The Enormous Turnip” during story time.

We continued to record observations of our plants in our science journals.  We also measured them using blocks to find out which were shorter and taller.

This week we will be reading The Vegetables That We Eat by Gail Gibbons.  We will be discussing how plants are important to us for food, shelter, air and clothes.  We will also have fun taste testing and printing with a variety of vegetables!

Family Engagement:
Invite your child to plant different seeds that they discover while eating foods.  Have a conversation about that seed: color, shape, texture, size, and so on.  Your child can keep a journal about their seed as it grows by drawing what they observe.

Pre-K 2 Bayside – Newsletter 28 – Week of 4/10

Posted on April 8, 2017

Last week, students continued to carefully observe the seeds that they planted, recording their progression in their own science journals.  We discussed what the seeds need in order to grow and students had the opportunity to act out the jobs of gardeners and florists in dramatic play.  

We also read The Curious Garden by Peter Brown and discussed how plants can grow in many different places.  We found out about the Highline in Manhattan – an abandoned train track which became a park.   We also took a walking trip around our neighborhood to look for plants around us.  We found many trees and plants were still asleep and look forward to comparing observations after spring break.

This week, we will be reading An Orange in January by Dianna Hutts Aston and asking students “what are some different kinds of plants?”  We will also be introducing the children to poetry including list poems.

Family Engagement:
We invite families to go on a scavenger hunt together!  Some things to look out for include:
a patch of grass, a branch or bush taller than your child, something with petals, or other types of plants that can be found in your neighborhood.

Pre-K 2 Bayside – Newsletter 27 – Week of 4/3

Posted on April 1, 2017

Last week we started our new unit on Plants.  The children enjoyed listening to Up in the Garden Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner.  We discussed the different parts of a plant (roots, stem, leaves, flower, petals) and talked about what a plant needs to grow.  In the art center the children looked closely and made observational drawings of some plants.

We discussed how seeds for different plants look different and grow into different flowers.  In the science center we planted some Nasturtium seeds and the children are responsible for checking and caring for them.  The children also helped create ‘movement sentences’ by thinking of how seeds, plants and flowers move and grow.

This week we will consider where we can find plants.  We will also go on a neighborhood walk around the school to look for different plants.

Family Engagement:
With your child find and observe a plant together.  You can talk about what the plant looks like, how it smells, the way it feels, etc.  After observing the plant, they can write or draw about it and bring their reflections back to the class to be displayed.

 

Pre-K 2 Bayside – Newsletter 26 – Week of 3/27

Posted on March 26, 2017

Last week we wrapped up our water unit by reading the book Water Can Be by Laura Salas.  The children identified all the different roles that water plays through their discussions and drawings.  We learned how important water is for living things including animals and plants. In the Science Center, the children observed how colored water traveled up inside celery to show how plants drink water up their stem.

We were also very excited to find our bear cave empty on the first day of spring and to go on a bear hunt to find our teddy bears!

Next week we will be introducing our new unit on Plants by reading the book Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner, by considering “What are plants?” and looking at different parts of plants.

Family Engagement:
Did you eat any roots/leaves/stems today (for example, potatoes, lettuce or celery)? Encourage your children to talk about the parts of a plant and discuss what kinds of plants they eat.

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