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

Specials Schedule
Thursday – Gym (remember to wear sneakers!)
Friday – Music and Spanish

Upcoming Events
September 26 – Individual photos
September 29 – Class picture
October 9 – Columbus Day – Pre-K Closed

Monthly Menus
September Breakfast
September Lunch

During September …
We will be finding out about what happens in Pre-K by focusing on daily routines, such as putting away our belongings each morning, transitioning through our daily activities, helping to clean up, following our classroom rules and getting to know one another. 

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

Pre-K 2 Welcome Letter

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 2 – Week ending 9/22

Posted on September 22, 2017

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 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.  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.

Family Engagement:

Who are the people who help us at home? Discuss who is important and why (i.e. friends, relatives, mail carrier, building super, neighbors). Draw pictures of these people and bring them to school next week to share with our class.

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Pre-K 2 Bayside – Newsletter 1 – week ending 9/15

Posted on September 15, 2017

   

    Thank you to all the parents who were able to attend our Back to School parent meeting on Thursday night! 

    We hope you all enjoyed the first week of Pre-K as much as your children did!  We understand it can be an intimidating transition for some of our friends, but each and every child has been working exceptionally hard in our classroom!

     This past week we have been focusing on daily routines, such as putting away our belongings each morning, transitioning through our daily activities, raising our hands, cleaning up, and most importantly following our classroom rules!  We also read The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn and successfully completed our first fire drill! 

    It has been a pleasure working with your children and seeing how fast they are catching on, as well as the interactions they are having with one another throughout our day.  We are looking forward to this fun learning journey ahead!

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Pre-K 2 Bayside – Newsletter 37 – Week of 6/19

Posted on June 17, 2017

Last week we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and then looked at similarities and differences with other caterpillar stories and information books. We discussed new vocabulary including metamorphosis, cocoon and chrysalis. We then created our own movement sentence to describe and dance showing how caterpillars can wiggle, spin a cocoon and then flutter as butterflies!

In the science center we went on a bug hunt using magnifiers to look carefully at how insects have 6 legs and 2 antennae. We also created our own caterpillars, chrysalis and butterflies using mixed media in the art center.This week we will be remembering all the amazing things we have learned in Pre-K and focusing on Kindergarten transition activities and stories.

Family Engagement:
You can read books about Kindergarten together with your child and have a discussion on what to expect. Please continue to read over the summer!

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Pre-K 2 Bayside – Newsletter 36 – Week of 6/12

Posted on June 10, 2017

This week we read Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback. The story talks about how Joseph starts out with an overcoat and transforms it into a jacket, vest, etc. This led us into a conversation about how we can reuse materials. For example, we talked about how paper is recycled to make to new paper, cans make new cans and bottles too!

At the sensory table the children had the opportunity to make their own recycled paper. They first ripped up scraps from the art center and old newspapers. Next we added water to the ripped up paper. The children enjoyed squishing and squeezing the paper until a pulp was formed. Lastly, we laid the pulp out on a screen to get the extra water out and put it on felt to dry. We are still waiting for our new paper to dry!

During our Mad Science Event we saw how dry ice sublimates into a gas and we saw how it pours downwards because it is heavier than the air. We then explored regular ice in our sensory tray and how it melts into water.

Next week we will discuss what kinds of changes happen in nature. We will mostly be focusing on the way butterflies change and go through different stages.

Family Engagement!

If possible, take visit or walk past the school your child will be attending in the fall. Discuss with them what looks different or the same from Divine Wisdom.

 

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