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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 “Transportation.” We will discuss how different forms of transportation are used for different purposes, as well as how vehicles move in different ways. Children will share their personal journeys to Pre-K and explore community helper roles related to vehicles we see in our community. Finally, we will review the many ways to stay safe while using transportation! 

Important Dates

Jan 2020 calendar

December 21-January 5: Winter Recess, no school

January 6: School resumes

January 17 & 20: No School

January 22: Kindergarten Curriculum Meeting 8:30am

January 22-24: Kindergarten Open House 9-11:00am

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**

January 2020 Lunch

January 2020 Breakfast

Weekly Letter

Weekly Letter 1.17.20

weekly letter 1.10

Weekly Letter 12.20

Weekly Letter 12.13

Weekly Letter 12.6

Family Engagement

Family Engagement 1.17.20 (1)

Family Engagement 1.10.20

Family Engagement 12.20

Family Engagement 12.13

Family Enagement 12.6

Pre-K 1 Weekly Letter 1/17/20

Posted on January 15, 2020

Weekly Letter 1.17.20

Family Engagement 1.17.20 (1)


This week we continued our unit on Transportation, by reading the book What Do Wheels Do All Day? by April Jones Prince.

We created a chart by categorizing types of transportation – land, water and air during whole group time.  We thought carefully about how different vehicles could move.

In the Science Center we continued our exploration of ramps by building ramps using various materials and textures to determine what would make a good ramp and why.

In the Writing Center we introduced maps and the children had an opportunity to create their own types of maps – road, rail, treasure and even our home!

Next week we will continue to explore our unit of transportation by looking into what types of community helpers drive certain types of transportation.

Pre-K 1 Weekly Letter 1/10

Posted on January 10, 2020

weekly letter 1.10

Family Engagement 1.10.20

Pre-K began a new unit all about transportation! We learned that transportation means the way we travel from one place to another and that there are many different kinds of vehicles that help people, animals, and things travel! We brainstormed different kinds of vehicles that we want to learn more about and explore.

At the Art Center the children started creating some of these vehicles with art tools and materials, as well as recycled boxes, tubes, and clean food containers!

After reading The Bus for Us children brainstormed the different transportation they use to get to school each morning. We answered the question “how do you get to Pre-K ?” through drawing, dictation, and writing. We then used our responses to create a graph and count the results.

Next week we will continue to learn about different kinds of transportation through our read alouds, discussions, and play!


Pre-K 1 Weekly Newsletter

Posted on December 20, 2019

Weekly Letter 12.20

Family Engagement 12.20

This week we continued our unit on Where We Live by reading Welcome Home, Bear by Il Sung Na and A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle.  We discussed the many different homes where animals live such as nests, burrows, trees, hives and barns.  In the Art Center the children were engaged with finding out about and using their imagination to create the different habitats or places where animals live such as the ocean, desert, jungle and farm.   

In the Science Center they examined a real bird’s nest and considered what materials would make a good nest.  Children also sorted animals according to where they lived in the Math Center. 

When we come back from the holiday break, we will begin our new unit on Transportation.

Pre-K 1 Weekly Newsletter

Posted on December 13, 2019

Family Engagement 12.13.19 (1)

Weekly Letter 12.13.19

This week we continued our unit on Where We Live by looking at the types of homes in our neighborhood and city.  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 and glued art materials to create a “shape city” mural inspired by the read aloud City Shapes by Dianna Murray.

At the Writing Center the children had an opportunity to create their own blueprints by using chalk, blue paper, and rulers to create a blueprint of a structure. They could then visit the Block Center and build that structure according to their blueprint.

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

Next week we will explore the different homes that animals build to protect themselves.  We will also be discussing where animals live in Winter and why some animals hibernate and others migrate.

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