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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

Upcoming Events
January 17th – School Closed for PD
January 20th – Martin Luther King Jr Day – School Closed
January 22nd – Kindergarten Open House 


January 26th – DWCA Open House 11am

January 2020 Calendar

Monthly Menus
January 2020 Breakfast Menu
January 2020 Lunch Menu
Please note Friday is always pizza day!

During January …
We will begin a new unit on Transportation by asking how we use the various types of transport in our community.  We will be exploring how people move from place to place, utilizing trains, boats, cars, buses, specialty vehicles and more!  The children will compare and contrast the attributes of different modes of transportation and examine how different vehicles move.  Opportunities to develop the children’s literacy skills and develop vocabulary are introduced through literature, discussions, retelling and acting out roles, including vehicle operators such as community workers.  

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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Pre-K 2 Weekly Newsletter (January 17)

Posted on January 16, 2020

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 covering them with different types of materials 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!

Weekly Letter 1.17.20

Family Engagement 1.17.20

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 2 Weekly Newsletter (January 10)

Posted on January 10, 2020

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!

Weekly Letter 1.10.20

Family Engagement 1.10.20

Pre-K 2 Weekly Newsletter (Dec 20)

Posted on December 20, 2019

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.

Weekly Letter 12.20.19

Family Engagement 12.20

Weekly Newsletter (December 13)

Posted on December 13, 2019

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.

Weekly Letter 12.13

Family Engagement 12.13

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