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

Specials Schedule
Monday – Gym (remember to wear sneakers!)
Tuesday – Art (early breakfast on arrival) 
Wednesday – Music
TBA – Spanish

Upcoming Events
December 9th – School Closed.
December 10th – Pre-K In-hosue Trip – The Nature Company visits!
December 20th – Winter Celebration – more info to follow.
December 21st-January 5th – Winter Recess – School Closed
January 6th – School reopens.

December Calendar 2019

Monthly Menus
December Breakfast Menu
December Lunch Menu
Please note Friday is always pizza day!

During December …
We look at the diverse places where people live in neighborhoods across New York City, the suburbs and beyond.  We also learn about the homes of animals, both pets and wild animals who create their own homes.  The children have an opportunity to develop new vocabulary as they plan, discuss and problem solve together and study blueprints before creating their own plans and building from them.  There are opportunities to develop literacy skills through discussions, retelling and acting out stories, alongside practicing writing letters and cards.    

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 Literacy
Parent Guide to Pre-K
Parent Guide to Authentic Assessment
Starfall.com
ABCYA.com
Handwashing Steps

Pre-K 2 Welcome Letter 2019-20

Student-Absence-Note

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me at cbuscemi@dwcaonline.org.

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Weekly Newsletter (Dec 6th)

Posted on December 6, 2019

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 a variety of art 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, skyscraper, 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.

Weekly Letter 12.6

Family Engagement 12.6

Weekly Newsletter (November 29)

Posted on November 27, 2019

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.

This week in the Art Center the children enjoyed making a variety of turkeys with mixed media.

In the Math Center we sorted leaves by shapes, color, or size.  While in the Science Center we used magnifiers to explore the characteristics of leaves.

In Dramatic Play the children acted out family life using props and materials, including food, babies and work items.  We discussed what foods make a good Thanksgiving feast!

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. 

Weekly Letter 11.29

Leaf Man Project 11.29

Per-K 2 Weekly Newsletter (Nov 22)

Posted on November 22, 2019

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 beach vacation!

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

Weekly Letter 11.22.19

Family Engagement 11.22.19

Weekly Newsletter (November 15)

Posted on November 15, 2019

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.

Weekly Letter 11.15.19

Family Engagement 11.15

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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