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

This Month in Pre-K 1

This month Pre-K will be exploring a unit entitled “Where We Live.” We will discuss the different kinds of animal and people homes we already know about, as well as learn about new kinds of homes! Children will use a variety of art, recycled, and building materials to create homes during Choice Time. We will also share our observations of homes in our neighborhoods, as well as around our city. Our Dramatic Play Center will be transformed into a Post Office, allowing us to explore community helper roles, as well as writing skills as we write letters and postcards to our friends and families!

Important Dates-

December Calendar

December 12- Nature Company visits our classroom *Please return permission slips*

December 24-January 1- No school, winter break!

Specials Schedule- 

Monday: Spanish

Tuesday: Gym **Please wear sneakers**

Thursday: Art

Friday: Music

Resources

Guide to Pre-K

Parent Guide to Literacy

Parent Guide to Authentic Assessment

Student-Absence-Note-2017-18

ABCya.com

Starfall

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.

Menu

**Pizza will be served every Friday at lunch**

December 2018 Breakfast

December 2018 Lunch

Weekly Letter

Weekly Letter 12.7

Weekly Letter 11.30

Family Engagement

Family Enagement 12.7

Family Engagement 11.30

Pre-K 1 Weekly Newsletter 12/7

Posted on December 7, 2018

Weekly Letter 12.7

Family Enagement 12.7

This week we looked at what types of homes people in our neighborhood and city live in! We learned that a neighborhood is the space around our homes or school and that cities are made up of many people and have lots of buildings and homes close together. 

At the Math Center, we traced various shapes (from objects within our classroom) and glued art materials to create a “shape city” mural inspired by the read aloud City Shape by Dianna Murray.

At the Dramatic Play Center we completed our classroom post office and began exploring the roles of people in our community. We enjoyed using the post office to mail the letters we wrote to our friends and families at the Writing Center.

Children used art tools and materials at the Art Center to create familiar homes from their home and school neighborhoods. We also explored how to build homes using the recycled materials.

Next week we will explore the different homes that animals build to protect themselves and their families!

Pre-K 1 Weekly Newsletter 11/30

Posted on November 30, 2018

Weekly Letter 11.30

Family Engagement 11.30

This week we started our new unit on Where We Live. We read the book The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater. The children got to discuss what their dream house would be in a turn and talk with their peers. They were then invited to the Art Center to create their dream house out of different materials. Children also used recycled materials, legos, and other building materials to create dream homes.

The children created sand castles at the sensory table by exploring the new sand that we have in our classroom.

The children have been building different kinds of human and animal homes at the Block Center. We are practicing new vocabulary, such as building, apartment, tall, long, and short.

Next week we will continue to explore where we live, as well as where animals live.

Pre-K 1 Newsletter 11/23/18

Posted on November 21, 2018

Family Engagement 11.21

Weekly Letter 11.23

This week we read Friendshape by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld and discussed our friends and school community.  

In the Art Center the children had an opportunity to make pictures of themselves with their friends.

In the Math Center we practiced cutting out shapes to make our own “Friendshape” pictures in response to our read aloud! Children showed so much creativity and imagination while using the shapes to create rocket ships, flowers, castles, and more!

In Dramatic Play the children acted out family life using props and materials, including food, babies and work items. 

Next week we will be starting our new theme on ‘Where We Live.’ We will be focusing on the places we live and where our family members live, near and far.  We will also explore different types of homes and shelters for people and animals.

 

Pre-K 1 Newsletter 11/16

Posted on November 16, 2018

Weekly Letter 11.16

Family Engagement 11.16

This week in Pre-K we explored what makes our families unique and important! We read The Family Book by Todd Parr and learned that there are many ways to be a family and that families can include many different people. We also read I love Saturdays y domingos and observed that families have their own unique traditions and favorite activities!

At the Math Center we counted how many people are in our families and drew a picture to represent the people we love. We created a family number chart for our Math Center board.

At the Art Center children drew pictures illustrating their families’ favorite activities to do together. We also used recycled materials to create “people” toys representing different family members to play with at our Block Center.

At the Writing Center we practiced using family vocabulary while creating invitations and letters for our family members.

Next week we will explore the many ways our classroom is a unique community of friends who help and care for each other!

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