Pre- K – Ms. Giuseppina Spatola-Ginty

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Dear Parents/Guardians, 

 

       Our theme this month is where we live. You can access the unit plan here : Where we live.   Our  focus questions for the unit will be where do we live? where do our family members live? Where do people and animals live? and How do people and animals make homes?  We will explore the various Holidays celebrated in our classroom and around the world as well.  Our elf on the shelf will also pay a visit to our classroom as we explore the various places all over the world.

 Happy Holidays and Happy New year!!!

 

Reminders:

December 8th : NO SCHOOL  Immaculate Conception

December 10th : 12;30 p.m. Dismissal, Parent Teacher Conferences

December 16th : Brunch with Santa

December 17th : Ugly Sweater Day

December 18th: There will be NO AFTERSCHOOL

December 21st – January 1st : NO SCHOOL  Holiday Break

** *Classes will resume on Monday , January 4th***

 

Many Thanks, 

 Ms. Josephine 

&

Ms. Jeanie 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

      Our current unit is  All About Us, here is link to the unit Allaboutus.

This month we will learn about our school community, our families, classroom and what makes us unique. We will conduct science experiments, learn about patterns and numbers in math,  continue to learn how to write our names and numbers, listen to stories, complete a ton of fun art crafts and get ready for Thanksgiving and in social studies we will vote on our class president for election day. Please do not forget to visit the homeroom app as daily reminders and notes will be posted there. 

 Have a great Thanksgiving !!!

 

REMINDERS

November 5th ; $1.00 Dress Down

November 11th : NO SCHOOL  Veterans Day

November 19th: $1.00 Dress Down

November 24th: Thanksgiving Celebration

November 25th – 27th:  No school Thanksgiving Break , Classes Resume  on Monday, November 30th

 

 

*** In the event that you are traveling please be sure to keep everyone safe. On June 24th Governor Cuomo issued and Executive order requiring all travelers coming from states with significant rates of Transmission of COVID-19 to quarantine for 14 days. The states that are on the list are fluid and can be found on https://coronavirus.health.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory

Please refer to the letter sent home  for any questions, email me or Ms. McCann the school principal. ***

 

 

Thank you,

Ms. Josephine
&
Ms. Jeanie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

      Our current unit is 5 Senses, here is link to the unit 5 Senses.We will learn about our senses, how we use them everyday and we will conduct various experiments. The way in which we approach the unit will be slightly different than the unit found above due to the new health regulations in place. Individualized activities will be in place of the whole group. We will also talk about apples and holidays such as Columbus day and Halloween.

 

REMINDERS

October 8th ; $1.00 Dress Down

October 12th : NO SCHOOL COLUMBUS DAY

October 16th: $2.00 Dress Down

October 21st: Unity Day, Dress in Orange

October 30th: Halloween Celebration (in class celebration for children only , more information to follow)

 

 

*** In the event that you are traveling please be sure to keep everyone safe. On June 24th Governor Cuomo issued and Executive order requiring all travelers coming from states with significant rates of Transmission of COVID-19 to quarantine for 14 days. The states that are on the list are fluid and can be found on https://coronavirus.health.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory

Please refer to the letter sent home on September 25th for any questions, email me or Ms. McCann the school principal. ***

 

 

Thank you,

Ms. Josephine
&
Ms. Jeanie

 

 

June 10th

Posted on June 10, 2020

Good Morning Everyone,

 As we slowly come to an end I ask that all current  assignments are completed by Friday June 12th. There is an updated list of books about going to Kindergarten  on EPIC! as well.

 We will have zoom practices tomorrow and Monday to finalize last minute details. Our Step-up will take place on Thursday June 18th at 12p.m.

Thank you for everything.

 

 Stay Safe,

Ms. Josephine

June 8th

Posted on June 8, 2020
Today’s activity will be to read What Do You Do with an idea? by Kobi Yamada.
 Here are a list of questions  for comprehension:
  Level 1: Recall 
At the beginning of the book the boy walked away from the idea. Why did he do that? What did the idea do? How did the boy take care of the idea? Why did the boy decide to take care of the idea? What happened to the idea when the boy began to take care of it?
 Level 2: Skill/Concept 
What is an idea? Where do ideas come from? 
Level 3: Strategic Thinking 
What does the idea in this book look like? Why do you think the illustrator made the idea look this way? Is that what all ideas look like? Think about a good idea you have had. Tell a partner about this idea. What can you do if someone else does not like your idea?  
  Level 4: Extended Thinking 
How do you know if an idea is good? How can ideas change the world? What if you don’t like someone else’s idea?  
 
 
Stay Safe,
Ms. Josephine

June 4th

Posted on June 4, 2020

Good Morning Everyone,

 
I hope everyone is well.
 
Today’s activity will be to review the attached I am growing document, you can print it or create your own. It talks about growing up, when they were a baby and the things they can currently do. Have fun with it !!
 
Stay Safe,
Ms. Josephine

June 1st

Posted on June 1, 2020

Good Morning!!

 
 We are coming close to the end of a very eventful school year!!!
 
Our new unit is called Transformation. It focuses on the changes happening at the end of prek, growing up and starting kindergarten. We will read books about how we have grown, draw pictures and at the very end have our pre-k step-up. 
 
 
Here is the book I would like you to read today, It’s Hard to be Five! by Jamie Lee Curtis. Have some fun with this story and create a drawing of how hard it is to be four/five. Talk about the changes that will happen in Kindergarten, making new friends, having homework and learning to read and write more.
 
Stay Safe,
Ms. Josephine
 
 
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