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Welcome to Ms De Nardo and Ms. Marie’s classroom!

Check out what life is like in your child’s classroom!

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Feel free to email me at mdenardo@dwcaonline.org with any questions or concerns.

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Monday: Music

Wednesday: Art

Friday: Gym

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Home Learning Resources

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

Instagram- @savewithstories children’s books read by celebrities, @petethecatofficial daily live videos with author James Dean

Live with Laurie Berkner (my favorite children’s singer!). Laurie Berkner 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

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live stream (check times on website) https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

Pre-K Resources

Parent Guide to Pre-K Common Core

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/earlylearning/standards/documents/PKStandards2019accessability.pdf

Parent Guide to Literacy
Parent Guide to Pre-K
Starfall.com
ABCYA.com

Pre-K 3 Hybrid Welcome Letter

Pre-K 3 Remote Welcome Letter

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Getting to Know You Sheet

Handwashing Steps

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Reading together as a family every night is an important event in a young child’s life. It helps to build listening skills, comprehension, vocabulary, and pure enjoyment for reading. What a wonderful gift that you as a parent can give your child!

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Scholastic book orders are given out monthly in your child’s folder. This allows your child to pick and order books that are of interest to them. By buying Scholastic books you are enabling your child the powerful to build up their literacy skills. Each book order grants bonus points for our classroom. This allows us to order free books or materials through Scholastic for the classroom in order to benefit your child’s education. When ordering a book order from Scholastic.com, please use the code HRF22. This tells Scholastic that your order is for our class. Thank you in advance for any generous orders that will help our children and classroom grow!

CALENDAR

May 2021 Calendar

MENUS

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June Cold Lunch Menu

June Breakfast Menu

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May 31- No school (Memorial Day)

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For the month of May, we will be learning about the Baby Unit. The children will explore the needs of human, as well as baby animals. they will get to identify the similarities and differences of different kinds of babies. The children will recreate a picture of when they were a baby by drawing themselves utilizing their baby picture. In Science, the children will get to explore various types of animals and learn what we call their baby. The children will keep a journal and log into as they learn about the baby animals. By the end of the unit, the children will be able to verbalize how they have grown since they were a baby and how some parts of them are the same.

Remote Newsletter (June 11)

Posted on June 11, 2021

Remote Weekly Letter 6.11.21

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 book made us wonder how we can transform nothing into something- such as our ball of clay!

During our lesson we reviewed some of the changes we observed during this school year- including melting snow/ice, changing speeds of vehicles on ramps, light reflecting off of shiny surfaces, and our friends’ and our own feelings!

At home with their families 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. They used this skill to create a riddle for their friends. We are so excited to share everyone’s rhyming riddles next week!

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

Family Engagement 6.11.21

Hybrid Newsletter (June 11)

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Hybrid Weekly Letter 6.11.21

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.  

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, and ice turning into water.

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 more about what kinds of changes happen in nature.  We will focus on the lifecycle of butterflies and how they go through different stages. 

Family Engagement 6.11.21

Remote Newsletter (June 4)

Posted on June 3, 2021

Remote Weekly Letter 6.4.21

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. We also built text-to-self connections by discussing the ways each of us change as we grow. Together we 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.

With our families at home we used string measured to our own birth length to compare with objects around our homes.  We really enjoyed seeing how small we were as babies and how tall we are now!

We also reviewed vocabulary related to our Babies unit by playing BINGO with our friends. We practiced counting and this time noticed the letters at the start of some words!

Next week, we will begin our last unit “Transformation!”

Family Engagement 6.4.21

Hybrid Newsletter (June 4)

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Hybrid Weekly Letter 6.4.21

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 our last unit “Transformation!”

Family Engagement 6.4.21

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