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prek-3-for-douglastonWelcome to Mrs. Carney and Mrs. Chong’s Pre-K3 class page!

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. Your child’s notebook is a wonderful
way to get in touch, as well as via email at

I look forward to working with you to make this year enriching and exciting for your child!

Class Schedule
Wednesday: Music (8:45-9:15)
Thursday: Spanish (8:15-8:45)
Friday: Gym (9:15-9:45)

*An additional teacher will push in to our classroom for Art and Technology during the week*

Pre-K Resources
Scholastic Orders (code KZKKM)
– Parent Guide to Pre-K Common Core
Parent Guide to Literacy
Parent Guide to Pre-K


March Breakfast Menu

March Lunch Menu

Newsletter (December 7)

Posted on December 7, 2018

Weekly Letter 12.7

This week we looked at what types of homes people in our neighborhood and city live in! 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 (from objects within our classroom) and glued art materials to create a “shape city” mural inspired by the read aloud City Shape by Dianna Murray.
At the Dramatic Play Center we completed our classroom post office and began exploring the roles of people in our community. We enjoyed using the post office to mail the letters we wrote to our friends and families at the Writing Center.
Children used art tools and materials at the Art Center to create familiar homes from their home and school neighborhoods. We also explored how to build homes using the recycled materials.
Next week we will explore the different homes that animals build to protect themselves and their families!

family engagement 12.7

Newsletter (November 30)

Posted on November 30, 2018

Weekly Letter 11.30

This week we started our new unit on Where We Live. We read the book The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater. The children got to discuss what their dream house would be in a turn and talk with their peers. They were then invited to the Art Center to create their dream house out of different materials.

The children got to make sand castles at the sensory table by exploring the new sand that we have in our classroom.

The children have been building their houses in the Block Center using various types of blocks. Some children have even been using location words to describe where they and their family lives, such as living in Bayside, Douglaston, even Queens!

Next week we will continue to explore where we live, as well as where animals live.

Family Engagement 11.30

Newsletter (November 21)

Posted on November 21, 2018

Weekly Letter 11.23

This week we read Friendshape by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld and discussed our friends and school community.  

In the Art Center the children had an opportunity to make pictures of themselves with their friends.

In the Math Center we measured all of our friends to see how many hands high they were and to find out who was the tallest and shortest in our class.  We will be watching all year to see how we grow!

In Dramatic Play the children acted out family life using props and materials, including food, babies and work items.  We discussed what foods make a good Thanksgiving feast!

Next week we will be starting our new theme on ‘Where We Live.’ We will be focusing on the places we live and where our family members live, near and far.  We will also explore different types of homes and shelters for people and animals. 

Family Engagement 11.21

Newsletter (November 16)

Posted on November 16, 2018

Weekly Letter 11.16

This week in Pre-K we explored what makes our families unique and important! We read The Family Book by Todd Parr and learned that there are many ways to be a family and that families can include many different people. We also read I Love Saturdays y Domingos and observed that families have their own unique traditions and favorite activities!

At the Math Center we counted how many people are in our families and drew a picture to represent the people we love. We created a family number chart for our Math Center board.

At the Art Center children drew pictures illustrating their families’ favorite activities to do together. We also used recycled materials to create “people” toys representing different family members to play with at our Block Center.

At the Writing Center we practiced using family vocabulary while creating invitations and letters for our family members.

Next week we will explore the many ways our classroom is a unique community of friends who help and care for each other!

Family Engagement 11.16

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