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

Upcoming Events

March 17th – Individual photographs
March 25th – 11:30am dismissal for
                      Family Conferences (afterschool available)
March 26th – Pre-K closed

March Calendar 2021

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

March Breakfast
March Lunch

During March …

We will be asking “What does water do?”  This unit provides opportunities for many hands-on activities, including observing water in their immediate environment, as part of daily life, and also how the weather changes. We begin by considering where we find water, then we look at some changes in water temperature (such as ice), followed by exploration of what happens to objects that are placed in water (floating and sinking).  We will look at some substances that can dissolve or expand in water and finally we will review how water helps us. Throughout this unit we will develop literacy and language skills and introduce new vocabulary through our discussions of the read alouds and information books.   

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 2 Newsletter 3.5

Posted on March 6, 2021

This week we started our new unit on water. We read the book Water by Frank Asch.  We brainstormed how water is found in our classroom (sink, water trays), in our houses (kitchens, bathrooms), through the weather, and also the wider environment (waterfalls, lakes, rivers, oceans).    

The children worked on sorting different seashells, as well as land and sea animals.  They also counted how many drops of water can fit on a penny.  Finally, using individual water trays they used different scoopers and droppers to see which one would fill up a cup with water the fastest.

Weekly Letter 3.5.21

Family Engagement 3.5.21

Next week we will continue with our water unit by focusing on what happens to water when it changes temperature.   

Pre-K 2 Weekly Newsletter – Feb 26

Posted on February 27, 2021

This week we wrapped up our study of Light by discussing how different kinds of light can help us.  We read How do we use light? by Daniel Nunn and the children considered how lights help us see, give information, provide warmth and help plants grow. 

We also discussed how some animals wake up and go out at night (nocturnal) and some sleep at night and go out in the day (diurnal). 

In the Art Center we created “line art” and used our flashlights to see the shadows created.  We used strips of paper to create wavy, zig-zags, and bumpy lines, as well as loops, diagonals, and parallel lines!  

In the Science Center we made predictions about what will happen to seeds we put in the light (window) and the dark (box).  We will continue to observe them to find out if our predictions were true. 

Weekly Letter 2.26.21

Family Engagement 2.26.21

Next week we will begin a new unit on Water and begin exploring why water is important and where water comes from.   

Pre-k 2 Weekly Newsletter 2.12

Posted on February 12, 2021

This week we explored the questions “what is darkness?” and “what are shadows?”

We read Can’t You Sleep Little Bear by Martin Waddell. We noticed the different sources of light on each page. We also discussed our own feelings about the dark and the sources of light in our homes and bedrooms.

At the Art Center children observed Vincent Van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night. We used dark and light paints to create our own versions of The Starry Night with swirly and dotted lines, silhouettes, and shadows!

After the break we will learn about the many ways that light helps us!

Weekly Letter 2.12.21

Family Engagement 2.12.21

Pre-K 2 Weekly Newsletter 2.5

Posted on February 7, 2021

To introduce our new unit, we read All About Light by Lisa Trumbauer.  The children brainstormed many sources of light once we were back in the classroom.

We also read Round Trip by Ann Jonas. The children compared what the family in the story saw on their trip during the day versus their travel in the evening. They noticed that the family saw more lights at nighttime because it was darker.

Weekly Letter 2.5

Family Engagement 2.5

Next week we will continue our light unit by comparing shadows.  

 

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