*****SCHOOL CLOSING UPDATE *****
Please follow up with classes on our google classroom on a daily basses.
We were just informed by the diocese of Brooklyn that we will be closed until April 29, 2020. Further information will be sent home once it is given to us.
PRE-K For All Administration
*Early Childhood: Learn at Home
Using this Guide
Children love to play—anytime, anywhere, and with almost anything. As they play, they’re learning about the world around them and practicing important skills. The document below includes many fun and engaging activities you can do with your children at home. This includes activities for infants, toddlers, and children who are 3 and 4 years old.
See the Additional Resources page for helpful links.
From a picture book about how rainbows appear in the sky to an in-depth website on car repair, informational texts help us follow our interests and solve our problems. For young children, listening to, reading, writing, and presenting informational texts is a great way to build knowledge and vocabulary in science, social studies, and the arts—and a great foundation for success in school and life.
Here are some ways to help your child learn from—and be inspired by—informational texts.
- Find your child’s interests. Does your child love dinosaurs? Dolphins? Dogs? Visit the library together or help your child search online for books, images, or videos on topics of interest.
- Make running errands faster and more interesting. Make a list of errands with your child and then use a map to plan the route together. Ask your local librarian for child-friendly materials related to the errands, such as books about how foods you buy at the grocery store are made.
- Create recipes and cook up some learning. While cooking your child’s favorite meal, talk about the ingredients and steps. Help your child write down the recipe or video record the preparation as your child describes each step (“Cut . . .” “Stir. . .”). Then, share the written or video recipe with friends or other family members, especially for occasions when your little one is their guest!
- Watch Molly of Denali on PBS KIDS! Molly is a curious 10-year-old who loves to explore the world around her. She also enjoys using informational texts to solve problems and help others. As you watch Molly of Denali with your child, talk about the different types of texts Molly uses and creates. Discuss how Molly uses these texts to solve real-world problems, satisfy her curiosity, and teach others.
Find more ideas for learning with informational text at https://pbskids.org/molly.
* Message in a Backpack™ Fun Ways to Build Your Child’s Literacy Skills While Doing Laundry Together
Turn laundry time into learning time! Whether you’re washing clothes at home or at the laundromat, there are plenty of things to talk about with your child. These rich conversations help to build your child’s language and literacy development. Try the following activities the next time you are doing a load of laundry.
Sort clothes: Having your child help you with sorting clothes can spark many different conversations. For example, you can sort clothes by colors (whites, blues, reds) or by types (shirts, pants, socks).
Look for shapes: Encourage your child to find various shapes. For example, circle shapes include knobs, dryer windows, and coins; soap boxes, windows, and books are rectangles.
Hunt for numbers and letters: Play a game with your child to find numbers or letters of the alphabet on signs, laundry products, clothes, and washing machines.
Count: Laundry time provides plenty of opportunities to count with your child. Your child can count the number of socks that are folded or the number of quarters that go into the washer.
Find colors: Many conversations can revolve around colors. Ask your child to bring you the blue shirt, or have your child say the colors of items as you pull them from the dryer. Open the washer before it begins the rinse cycle and ask, “What colors are the soap bubbles?” You can also find colors on soap boxes, signs, and machines.
Read labels: Talk with your child as you read labels, such as tags in clothes (“The tag says to turn this shirt inside out”) or words on machines (“Let’s turn the knob to ‘delicate’”). Hearing new words helps expand your child’s vocabulary.
Read books: One of the best ways to enhance your child’s literacy skills is to read books together. Cuddle up together with a book while you wait for the washer or dryer to finish a cycle.
As we all stay home we would like the education to continue. I will be posting activities and work that your child can do while they are home. I will be emailing parents through out this point with printouts, videos and more. On the right side of this page there is a link to Books On Video(please feel free to go one it). If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email me. May you all stay safe and healthy!
If you want to keep with our schedule 🙂
Our Day Begins:
Let your child try to make his/her bed
Let them wash their hands with soap and water singing along to “Row, Row, Row you Boat” Then washing their face
Circle Time (Talking about the Activity you would like to work on)
Centers (Blocks, Math, Art, Science, Library, Music, Listening, Writing) Choose an activity to focus on for some time. Please inform your child to clean up after every activity. They clean up in class!
Read Aloud (Read a book)
Centers (Blocks, Math, Art, Science, Library, Music, Listening, Writing) Choose an activity to focus on for some time.
Clean up/ Wash Hands
Music and Movement
Outside (Recess/ take a walk (talk to your child about the animals they see, is it a wild animal or a pet)
End of the day (Ask your child what he/she learned each day)
In Our Class This Month:
March 16th – Silly Day
March 17th– Wear Green
March 18th– Sports Day
March 19th– Early Dismissal Parent Teacher Conference,
School Hours (8:30-12:00 PM)
Session 1: 12:30-2:30 PM
Session 2: 4:00-6:00 PM
March 20th– Student Teachers Appreciation
On behalf of my self Mrs. Aron and my teacher’s assistant, Mrs. Josephine, we would like to welcome you all to our class web site. We hope that your children have a safe and wonderful year in our class.
Welcome and thank you for visiting! We look forward to working with you and your child on the journey in becoming life-long learners. I will be updating this page weekly. If you need to reach me or have a question, please send an email or give me a call.
School Office Number: 718-843-0914
My Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- You can also connect with our class on the Remind app:
- Enter this number 81010 text @33ke48 use your child’s name.
Scholastic Web: Please add your child to the class.
1 Plastic Folder: For daily reminders and notices. Please check the folder every day.
1 School bag: Normal Size that will fit a folder (No wheels please.)
1 Change of clothes (t-shirt, pants, underwear, and socks): Please put these items in a Zip lock bag with their name on it.
1 Toddler blanket and crib sheet. Please keep the blanket small because it is kept in their cubby.
*ECERS (Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale)
This is a program quality assessment instrument used by preschools as a guide to improve our program and its overall quality. ECERS states that children should be outside daily for at least 20 minutes. Under the DOE rules, we will be outside if it is 32 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. The only time they don’t go out is if there are weather alerts such as frost bite warnings, high winds, or active precipitation. Children should be dressed appropriately.