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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
June 18 – Last day of extended care after school
June 20 – End of Year Celebration and last day of Pre-K – 9am in Father Smith Hall

June Calendar 2019

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

During June …
As we move from the Babies unit into our final unit, Transformation, we begin by reflecting on the children’s own growth and change across the Pre-K year.   We will review how, during all our explorations, some objects have changed and some have stayed the same.  We will also consider all the changes we have seen in nature and look at some other transformations, such as how caterpillars transform into butterflies and how our frog started out as a tadpole.

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

Pre-K 2 Welcome Letter 2018-19

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 – June 14

Posted on June 15, 2019

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 already reuse materials. For example, we reviewed how paper is recycled to make to new paper, cans make new cans and bottles too!

We also began to discuss the changes we see around us. The children described some of the changes as plants growing, people growing, clouds changing shapes and colors.

In the Art Center, we mixed colors together to see what happens!

The children also learned that they are beginning to read using the sounds and letters they already know to create rhyming word lists like cat, hat, mat, rat …

Next week we will discuss what kinds of changes happen in nature. We will focus on the lifecycle of butterflies and how they go through different stages.

Weekly Letter 6.14

Family Engagement 6.14

Pre-K 2 Weekly Newsletter (June 7)

Posted on June 7, 2019

This week, we read the book When I was Little and discussed the many ways the girl in the book changed as she grew from baby to child. As a class we brainstormed a list of vocabulary words and ideas related to the main idea of the read aloud. We also built text-to-self connections by discussing the ways each of us change as we grow.

At the Writing Center children responded to our read aloud by drawing pictures and writing words to describe themselves “then” and “now.” Some of our ideas included talking, walking, eating different foods, and playing with different toys like bikes and scooters.

At the Math Center children used string measured to their birth length to compare with objects around the classroom.  We really enjoyed seeing how small we were as babies and how tall we are now!

Next week, we will begin a new exploration of “Transformation!”

Weekly Letter 6.7

Family Engagement 6.7

Pre-K 2 Weekly Newsletter (May 31)

Posted on June 1, 2019

This week, we read the book Over in the Meadow by Ezra Jack Keats. We discovered that a meadow is a habitat with many different types homes where various living things can live. 

In the Block Center the children had an opportunity to create these different type of habitats (pond, tree, and so on).

We also focused on what types of animals hatch from an egg. The children brainstormed a list of animals. Then in the Art Center they got to make eggs by winding starch covered yarn around balloons. Once the eggs were dried, the children created various types of animals that could hatch from an egg.

In the Science Center the children continued their science journals by documenting the animal that they chose to hatch from their egg, as well any other animal that caught their interest. 

Next week, we will be focusing on how babies change as they grow up.

 Weekly Letter 5.31

Family Engagement 5.31

Pre-K 2 Weekly Newsletter (May 24)

Posted on May 24, 2019

This week, we read the book Stellaluna by Janell Canon. The book explored the differences and similarities among some baby animals.  One baby animal got lost and became friends with others. The children described how they would feel if they got lost and what they would do.

Together we charted the different types of baby animals. We discussed specific names of baby animals such as kittens, puppies and cubs. Our class also voted on whether to change our Dramatic Play Center to a Vet’s office, or keep a Pediatrician. 

We continued our research at the Science Center with information books and iPads, drawing and writing about chosen baby animals in our science journals.

In Art, we painted, collaged and drew pictures of baby animals to present to our friends during circle time. 

Next week, we will be continuing our study of animal babies.

Weekly Letter 5.24

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