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

Specials Schedule
Monday – Gym (remember to wear sneakers!)
Tuesday – Art (push-in at center time)
Wednesday – Music

Upcoming Events
February 18 – 22 – Mid-Winter Break – School Closed
March 1 – Pre-K Full Day
March 8 – Faculty PD Day – Pre-K Closed

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

During February …
we will be learning all about “Light.”   During this unit children will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of natural and man-made sources of light including many new vocabulary words.  We will study what kinds of lights are around us and how light helps us.  Activities will prompt children to explore light, darkness and shadows with hands-on materials, through literature and discussions, as well as opportunities for making predictions.   

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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Weekly Newsletter (Feb 15)

Posted on February 15, 2019

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 that 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! Please visit our art gallery in the hallway to see our interpretation of this masterpiece!

At the Science Center we used new materials to create light reflections with our flashlights! We noticed that shiny materials bounced the light in a new direction. We also continued to observe and create shadows around our classroom.

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

Weekly Letter 2.15

Family Engagement 2.14

Weekly Newsletter (Feb 8)

Posted on February 8, 2019

This week we read the book 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.

In the Art center, the children had an opportunity to create their own turn around pictures in black and white like our story Round Trip.

The children also had an opportunity to make stained glass pictures for our classroom windows. We observed what colors were shining through the ‘translucent’ paper because of the sun.

The children brainstormed sources of light during our Circle Time. They then had an opportunity to try to find as many as they could around the classroom.

We have started to transform our Dramatic Play area into a campsite with a “campfire” to light up our night event.

Next week we will continue our light unit by comparing shadows and learning about nocturnal versus diurnal animals.  

Weekly Letter 2.8

Family Engagement 2.8

Weekly Newsletter (Feb 1)

Posted on February 1, 2019

This week we read the book Go! Go! Go! Stop! by Charise Mericle Harper. The children discussed the importance of being safe in and around vehicles, including following signs, wearing seatbelts and helmets, and being safe ‘pedestrians’ when out walking. 

We also enjoyed listening to our friends sharing their riddles and signs from home.  We found some signs that we knew well like ‘stop’ and ‘speed bumps ahead’ and others were new including ‘hospital’ and ‘railroad tracks!’ 

In the Math Center we used vehicle math stories to begin to add and subtract. (e.g. 5 trucks were on the road and 3 stopped at the gas station, how many stayed on the road?) 

Next week we will be beginning our new unit on light!  Children will be exploring light, darkness and shadows with hands-on materials.  We will begin by looking at what kinds of lights are all around us.

Weekly Letter 2.1

Family Engagement 2.1

Pre-K 2 Weekly Newsletter (Jan 25)

Posted on January 25, 2019

This week we focused on different people’s jobs and the vehicles they use to help them do their jobs. We shared our personal experience with community helpers and their vehicles during our “Turn and Talk” discussions.
While reading the book Whose Vehicle is This? by Sharon Katz Cooper, students guessed the names of the people who operate vehicles as part of their jobs, such as train engineers, fishermen, pilots, bus drivers, astronauts, and more.

At the Writing Center, children drew pictures of community helpers at work and were encouraged to describe how the vehicle helps each community helper do their job. Children in the Dramatic Play Center continued to explore the roles of engineer and conductor at train station. We also introduced construction worker props to help us build new railroad tracks for our train!

Next week we will explore the ways people stay safe as they operate or ride in vehicles.

Weekly Letter 1.25

Family Engagement 1.25

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