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

Upcoming Events

November 25-27 – Thanksgiving – School Closed
December 8 – School Closed 
December 10 – Early Dismissal 11:30am for Parent/Teacher Conferences
December 14 – Pre-K Closed for Faculty PD
December 21 – January 1 – Winter Recess – School Closed

November Calendar 2020

December Calendar 2020

All arrivals and dismissals will be at the entrance under the Portico on Alameda Avenue.

Specials Schedule

Tuesday – Gym (please wear sneakers)

Wednesday – Music 

Weekly Menus

November Breakfast
November Lunch

During December …

The children will be exploring the theme of Where We Live.  We will be discussing what kind of homes we live in, along with the diverse places where people live in neighborhoods across New York and beyond.  It provides an opportunity to develop new vocabulary through words such as façade, apartment, skyscraper and brownstone, and to build on children’s observational skills as we look at our school neighborhood. 

During this unit we will also inquire and learn about the homes of animals, both pets living in homes and those animals that create their own homes.  We will look more closely at how animals and people make homes, by observing, planning and creating blueprints and floor plans to use for our own building in the Art and Block Centers.   In the Science Center we will also explore the different kinds of materials used to make homes and shelters. 

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 2020-21
Student-Absence-Note

Home Learning Resources

Pre-K 2 Remote Showcase

NYC DOE Learn at Home Guide https://pwsauth.nycenet.edu/learn-at-home/activities-for-students/early-childhood

Scholastic Remote Learning Resources- Daily learning activities that include books, videos, and an activity focused on a different topic each day! https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k.html

Storyline Online- Favorite books read by actors https://www.storylineonline.net/library/

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – Our favorite author of the Pigeon books! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmzjCPQv3y8

Pre-K Resources from Mrs. Bonici (PDF) Pre_school resources

Live with Laurie Berkner. She is performing Facebook Live videos, which can be accessed afterwards on Youtube! https://www.youtube.com/user/TheLaurieBerknerBand/videos?view=0&sort=dd&shelf_id=0

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

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Pre-K 3 Weekly Letter – Nov 20

Posted on November 22, 2020

This week we read the book Press Here by Hervé Tullet.  The children enjoyed an interactive experience with the book by using their sense of touch to make pages change as we read along. 

We also created texture collages in the Science Center, using our new vocabulary and finding objects that were soft, hard, rough, smooth, bumpy and spiky. 

At the Art Center we used textured materials to create our November self -portraits!

Weekly Letter 11.20.20

Family Engagement 11.20.20

Next week we will be discussing Thanksgiving!

Pre-K 2 Weekly Letter – Nov 13

Posted on November 13, 2020

This past week we continued our unit on the five senses by focusing on our senses of smell and taste.  We read Stone Soup retold by Heather Forrest and discussed what ingredients we would add to the soup.

The children had an opportunity to smell and comment on what they smelled in different scent containers in the Science Center.  We continued this discussion at circle by talking about what things have good smells versus bad smells.

The children discussed how certain foods at our meal times tasted (crunchy, sticky, juicy, salty, sweet, sour). They explained why they liked or disliked something that they ate.

Weekly Letter 11.13.20

Family Engagement 11.13.20

Next week we continue with the sense of touch.

Pre-K 2 Weekly Letter – Nov 6

Posted on November 6, 2020

This week we continued our theme on Our Five Senses by focusing on our hearing.  We read Tap Tap Boom Boom by Elizabeth Bluemle and enjoyed acting out rain storm sounds from the story with our bodies and with instruments.  

We also went on a listening walk around the school to identify sounds using our sense of hearing.  We used new vocabulary such as loud, quiet, soft, silent and also learned about sign language.

Weekly Letter 11.6.20

Family Engagement 11.6.20

Next week we will be focusing on our senses of smell and taste, both in school as well as through at home activities.

Pre-k 2 Weekly Letter – Oct 30

Posted on October 31, 2020

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 things we could see with our eyes within our classroom.

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 objects, colors and shapes on our walk. At the Science Center we recorded our observations using a combination of drawing and dictation.

Weekly Letter 10.30.20

Family Engagement 10.30

Next week we will be exploring our sense of hearing. 

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