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Mrs. Blanco and Ms. Isabel

This Month in Pre-K 1

This month Pre-K will be exploring a unit entitled “Where We Live.” We will learn that a “home” is a place where a person, family, or even an animal, lives! We will explore the many kinds of homes that people in our neighborhood and city live in, as well as different kinds of animal homes. We will discuss how homes keep people and animals safe. We will also explore how homes are built. 

Important Dates

December Calendar 2019 (1)

December 6: Full Day for Pre-K, after school is available

December 9: No School 

December 10: Nature Company visit

December 20: Winter Celebration, more information to follow

December 21-January 5: Winter Recess, no school

Specials Schedule-

Monday: Art (during Choice Time)

Tuesday: Gym *Please wear sneakers*

Friday: Music


Handwashing Steps

Guide to Pre-K

Parent Guide to Literacy

Parent Guide to Authentic Assessment



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.


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

Dec Breakfast

Dec Lunch

Weekly Letter

Weekly Letter 12.6

Weekly Letter 11.29

Weekly Letter 11.22.19

Weekly Letter 11.15

Weekly Letter 11.8

Weekly Letter 11.1.19

Family Engagement

Family Enagement 12.6

Leaf Man Project 11.29.19 (1)

Family Engagement 11.22.19

Family Engagement 11.15

Family Engagement 11.8

family Engagement 11.1.19

Pre-K 1 Weekly Newsletter 12/6

Posted on December 6, 2019

Weekly Letter 12.6

Family Enagement 12.6

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 discussed their own dream homes inspired by the read aloud during a turn and talk with their peers. They were then invited to the Art Center to create their dream homes using art and recycled materials.  

During our whole group meeting we discussed the kinds of homes the children in our class live in, including single family houses, multi-family houses, and apartment buildings.

This week we transformed our Sensory Center into a sand table! Children explored this new material while building sand castles!

At the Block Center, children are exploring different kinds homes and practicing new vocabulary, such as building, apartment, tall, long, and short.

Next week we will continue to explore the kinds of homes people in our neighborhoods and in our city live in, as well as how homes are designed and built.

Pre-K 1 Weekly Newsletter 11/29

Posted on November 26, 2019

Leaf Man Project 11.29.19 (1)

Weekly Letter 11.29

This week we read Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert. and discussed how the wind helps leaf man to be transformed into different types of shapes (fish, birds, and so on). We then discussed how in the season of Fall the wind does blow more often and the leaves change color and fall off of the trees.

In the Art Center the children continued to create props for our new hair salon in the Dramatic Play Center. We also used recycled and collage materials to create Thanksgiving art and decorations!

In the Science center we used our natural collections to create our own “leaf man” art. We used an iPad to takes pictures of our creations. 

In Dramatic Play the children acted out family life using props and materials, including food, babies and work items. We also began using our homemade props for the hair salon!

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 Weekly Newsletter 11/22

Posted on November 21, 2019

Weekly Letter 11.22.19

Family Engagement 11.22.19

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 measured all of our friends to see how many hands high they were and to find out who was the tallest and shortest in our class.  We will be watching all year to see how we grow!

In Dramatic Play the children acted out family life using props and materials, including food, babies and work items.  We also voted for and will be transforming our Dramatic Play into a hair salon.

Next week we will be looking more closely at the seasonal changes and Thanksgiving traditions.

Pre-K 1 Weekly Newsletter 11/15

Posted on November 15, 2019

Family Engagement 11.15

Weekly Letter 11.15

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.

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 children continued to practice writing their names. They also used family vocabulary when labeling their drawings.

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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