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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 “The Five Senses.” We will explore each sense through a variety of hands on activities, class discussions and read alouds! You can support your child’s learning by discussing the senses you use during your daily activities, as well as how your five senses help you learn and keep you safe. 

Important Dates

October 2019 Calendar

October 4: Full Day for Pre-K

October 14: Columbus Day, 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**

Oct 19 Breakfast

Oct 19 lunch

Weekly Letter

Weekly Letter 10.11.19

Weekly Letter 10.5

Weekly Letter 9-27

Weekly Letter 9.20.19

Weekly Letter 9.13

Family Engagement

Family Engagement 10.11.19

Family Engagement 10.4

Family Engagement 9-27-19

Family Engagement 9.20.19 (1)

Pre-K 1 Weekly Newsletter 10/4

Posted on October 4, 2019

Weekly Letter 10.5

Family Engagement 10.4

This week we began our new unit all about using our five senses to explore Fall!

We started by focusing on our sense of sight and discussed all of the things we can see with our eyes. We played the game “I Spy…” searching for all the things that can be seen with our eyes within our classroom. 

The children discussed how glasses and contact lenses are worn by some children and adults to help their vision. Additionally, we learned that people who are blind use walking sticks or guide dogs to help them. We explored the challenges of not being able to see through a special art activity!

We felt excited to go on our first nature walk and used our sense of sight to learn about the area around our school. We observed a variety of people, objects, colors and shapes on our walk. At the Science Center we recorded our observations using a combination of drawing and dictation.

Next week we will discuss our sense of hearing!

Pre-K 1 Weekly Newsletter 9/27

Posted on September 27, 2019

Weekly Letter 9-27

Family Engagement 9-27-19

This past week, we wrapped up our Welcome to Pre-K by reading the book I Like Myself written by Karen Beaumont. We discussed things that we like about ourselves (hair, eyes, hands, and so on).

The children were invited to come to the Art Center and draw a self-portrait.  The children noticed that we all have things in common, like hair, eyes, and other body parts.

The children were also asked what they like about Pre-K. They enjoyed hearing each other’s answers, which included playing with the toys and new friends, as well as which center they liked the best.

Next week we will be starting our new theme of My Five Senses by focusing on the sense of sight.

Pre-K 1 Weekly Newsletter 9/20/19

Posted on September 20, 2019

Family Engagement 9.20.19

Weekly Letter 9.20.19

This past week we have continued to practice our routines in the classroom, as well as introduce new routines such as our classroom jobs.  We have been continuing discussions on how to be safe in our school (classroom, outside play, fire drills, stairs, etc).


We read On Monday When it Rained by Cherryl Kachenmeister. This book focused on different types of feelings.  The children had an opportunity to act out different feelings and have also been encouraged to talk about them, especially when something upsets them, such as not sharing toys.  We have been learning about how our actions can make others feel.  


We also introduced our class mood meter/feelings chart.  This is an area where the children can put their picture on the emotion that they are feeling.  They are welcome to move that picture to another feeling as the day progresses. 

Pre-K 1 Weekly Newsletter

Posted on September 13, 2019

We had a great first week of school! Over the first few days we have watched students learn and actively participate in our daily routines. 

We read the book Chu’s First Day of School and discussed our feelings during our first few days of school, as well as some of our special skills and interests!

Students are slowly being introduced to our learning centers. This week in the Art Center, students learned how to use glue, (just a dot, not a lot) while creating free art with collage materials including paper scraps, cotton balls and foam pieces.

As a whole group we brainstormed ideas for classroom rules that will help keep us safe at school! Our rules included being kind, listening to friends and teachers, and keeping our bodies calm inside the classroom. We wrote a list and all agreed to practice the rules so we can have a fun and successful year in Pre-K!

Next week we will continue to learn our daily routines. We will also practice making choices on where to play using our Choice Chart.


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