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*****SCHOOL CLOSING UPDATE *****

Please follow up with classes on our google classroom on a daily basses.

Dear Parent:

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.

Thank You

 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.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/learn-at-home/early-childhood

*Message in a Backpack ™ Recipes to Road Maps: Fun Ways to Learn from Everyday Information

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.

* Message in a Backpack™ Helping Your Child Learn Responsibility

* Message in a Backpack™ Going Beyond the Playground: Math, Science, and Outdoor Fun

* Message in a Backpack™ Fun, Easy Ways to Play with Math at Home

* Message in a Backpack™ Guiding Your Child’s Behavior

* Mensaje en la mochila: Ayude a su hijo a aprender a ser responsable

* Mensaje en la mochila: Más allá del parque matemática, ciencia y diversión al aire libre

 

 

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Dear Parents,

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 

Snack /(Breakfast)

Washing Hands

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

Lunch/ Nap

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)

  

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 In Our Class This Month:

March 16th –  Silly Day

March 17th– Wear Green

March 18th– Sports Day

March 19thEarly 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: varanova@stelizabethca.org 

  • You can also connect with our class on the Remind app:
    https://www.remind.com/join/33ke48 
  • Enter this number  81010 text @33ke48 use your child’s name. 

Scholastic Web: Please add your child to the class.

Supply List! 

 

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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.

 

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Activities and Printouts for Mrs. Aron’s and Mr. Joey’s Class

Posted on March 18, 2020

Dear Parent,

On this page you will find links to activity sheets, videos and writing shit printouts you can use to help keep the children keep up with our education! 

Name Writing FREEBIE Clever Classroom Blog

The alphabet

https://www.greatschools.org/library/cms/59/22959.pdf

22959

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Centers Activities 

Art:

Watercolor Pets

Materials Needed: watercolor paint, brushes, paper

Encourage the children to paint a picture of their pet, a pet they’d like to have or a made up pet!  

Write down their dictation of their painting as well!

Rainbow Fish Pet

Materials Needed: Bright paint colors (watercolor paint is perfect!), paper, brushes, googly eyes, glue and one small piece of aluminum foil per child.

After reading Rainbow Fish, the children make their own, complete with a shiny scale!

Blocks:

Pet Park

Add stuffed animals or plastic animals to your block area for some imaginative pet park building!

Circle Time (Theme Conversation):

Circle Time is such a great time for children to learn the social skills of being together as a large group AND to learn more about your theme!


I’m thinking of a pet….

This is an I-spy type of guessing game!  

I’m thinking of a pet that has 4 legs, ears, and barks  (or an moos!), etc.


Who Makes That Sound?

Bring a recording of different animal sounds (either you can record the sounds on a tape with pauses in between or ask a parent or group of parents to collaborate on this project!).

Play the sound and pause the tape as the children guess the animal.

VARIATION:  There are many CD’s available with animal sounds on them.  You could also use one of those “See and Say” toys! You can use YouTube as well.

Cooking:

Cooking with children helps develop their math skills and helps them to learn how to follow directions.  It also allows for some great conversation!  Ask many questions while cooking with your children to encourage conversation!  Be sure to ask specific themed questions while making these fun snacks!


Animal Crackers

For a snack today, provide animal crackers.

As you all share snack, talk about the crackers and how they would take care of them if they were pets.

What would a lion need?  A rhinoceros?  A giraffe?  Where would they sleep?  What do they eat?

Science:

Have your child use different materials to create a nest for any animal.  You can work on making a bird house using an empty milk carton an yarn.  

Dramatic Center:

Vet’s Office

Provide stuffed animals, bandages, doctor kits, large white shirts (for doctor coats), clipboards and crayons

Large Group: (Working with a sibling if any)

Pet House

If you have a large appliance box, let the children help you decorate it and turn it into a pet house.

Provide stuffed animals and use this inside or outside!  The children can take their pets for walks, runs, etc. and then place them in the house to rest (of course, the children will want to be in the house with their pets!).

Writing:

Pet Collage

Materials Needed:  magazines, scissors, glue, markers, large paper

As children come to the writing table, encourage them to draw or write about pets on the paper or to find, cut and glue pictures from the magazines onto the collage paper.

Read Aloud: (Some of the books are on Youtube)

Book Suggestions for the Library

Many of the following books are available at your local library.  You can also click on the title links to see what Amazon has available.

(I LOVE Amazon, and if you choose to get yours there, they do send me a few cents–which supports my coffee habit!)

Arthur’s Pet Business (An Arthur Adventure) by Marc Brown

Bark, George by Jules Feiffer

The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble with Pets by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Go, Dog Go (I Can Read It All By Myself, Beginner Books) by P.D. Eastman

Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

Millions of Cats (Gift Edition) (Picture Puffin Books) by Wanda Gag

Oh, Tucker! by Steven Kroll

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

The Pet Store (Peter Spier’s Village Books) by Peter Spier

Too Many Rabbits by Peggy Parish

Whistle for Willie Board Book by Ezra J. Keats

LOTS of NON-FICTION pet books!

Next Theme: Pets

Posted on September 29, 2019

Pets

 

 

Why Investigate Pets?

        Pets are beloved parts of many families and classrooms.  Young children love to watch their animal friends and imitate the animals’ movements, sounds, and expressions.  have you ever seen children become engrossed in watching colorful fish in aquariums or noticed how children are drawn to slithery, bumpy reptiles?  Pets, weather at home or at school, teach children the important of taking care of others’ needs, and developing lasting friendships.   

         In preschool, children learn to be contributing members of a classroom community.  Caring for a classroom community.  Caring for a class pet creates an opportunity for children to see the direct benefits of their responsible actions when they feed the class pet or remember to handle the pet gently and respectfully.  Caring for a pet in the context of an in-depth study gives children a chance to learn about pets while interacting closely with the animal and each other.

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

Vocabulary Used in Class

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Family Connection:

 

Home/ School Connection

Dear parents,

Our new theme we will be exploring is “Pets.”  We ask parents help their child to use different materials to create a pet’s habitat (place of living).  You can use a shoe box as shown in the picture and create a home for a dog, cat, bird etc…   This will be due back to school Monday, March 9th, 2020

 

.  Please have your child help you with this activity.  We will be having a class discussion next week.

 

Thank You

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