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Dear parents/Guardians,

This last unit will be Transformation . In this unit we will discuss the transition from Prek to Kindergarten. As our year slowly comes to an end, I would like to thank everyone for a great year! It has truly been a pleasure to have your children in my class . I know they will do great in kindergarten !! Have a happy summer. Happy Father’s Day to all  the great Fathers.

 

Reminders:

June 2nd : $1 Dress Down

June 8th: Lunch/pretzel money due

June14th: Special Lunch

June 16th :  Last day for  AFTER SCHOOL

June 17th: 12:30pm Dismissal (NO AFTERSCHOOL)

June 18th: PREK STEP-UP at 10am (  Students come in only for step-up ,Details to be emailed)

June 21st: 12:30pm Dismissal (NO AFTERSCHOOL)

June 22nd: 12:30pm Dismissal (NO AFTERSCHOOL)

June23rd; LAST DAY OF SCHOOL , 12:30pm Dismissal (NO AFTERSCHOOL)

 

Thank you, 

Ms. Josephine 

&

Ms. Jeanie 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Parents, 

 Our unit this month is  Babies

We will discuss  the growth process of babies, animal babies and how we grow. We are also going to watch our caterpillars grow into beautiful butterflies. We will also discuss various lifecycles. As our school year slowly comes to an end , we will also review our numbers, letters and continue writing. We are starting sight words as well.  Happy Mother’s Day to all of the amazing Moms!!! Have a great memorial Day !!

 

REMINDERS:

Friday, May 14th : Special Lunch

Friday, May 21st : Pretzel day

Thursday, May 27th; Race for Education for  Nursery- Grade 3

Friday, May 28th :  12 :30 Dismissal , NO AFTERSHOOL, Race for Education for Grade 4-8

Friday, May 31st : NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day

 

Many Thanks,

Ms. Josephine 

&

Ms. Jeanie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

 

Our Unit this month will be Plants . We will discuss questions like what are plants? What do plants need and where do we find them? What are some different kinds of plants? and Why are plants important? We will plant flowers of our own and watch them grow.  We will conduct science experiments about plants using a lima bean and light and dark exposure. We will make art projects and flower prints. In math we are learning addition and subtraction. We have learned how to write our first and last names. We are also working on kindergarten concepts and building more skills needed for kindergarten readiness. 

 

REMINDERS:

April 1-April 9th: SPRING BREAK

Wednesday, April 14th :  Picture Day

Thursday, April 15th : $1 Dress Down

Thursday, April 29th: $1 Dress Down

 

Many Thanks,

Ms. Josephine 

&

Ms. Jeanie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear  Parents/Guardians, 

 

 Our unit this month is Water. We will be discussing  questions like what does water do? Where can we find water? What happens to water when it changes temperature? What happens when we put things in water and how does water help us?  We will conduct various science experiments,  art projects, learn  about the water cycle, bodies of water and also talk about how water benefits us. We are continuing  writing our first and last names, counting to ten, addition, subtraction, and letter  sounds and recognition.

 

REMINDERS:

March 9th : $1 Dress down

March 17th: St. Patrick’s Day, Wear Green

March 25th :  12:30pm Dismissal , Parent Teacher Conferences (on Zoom)

March 30th: $1 Dress Down

March 31st: 12:30pm Dismissal , NO AFTERSCHOOL

 

Many Thanks,

Ms. Josephine 

&

Ms. Jeanie

 

 

 

 

 

Dear parents/Guardians,

 

 Our theme this month is Light . We will discuss various types of light, what shadows are, how light helps us, where we can find light, and also discuss the ways in which we can use light. We will talk about groundhog’s day and  shadows. we will discuss President’s Day as well as The Chinese New year. We will create stained glass art, water color art, our own Van Gogh painting on aluminum foil and use our light table to explore colors.

 

Reminders :

February 8th: the beginning of Catholic schools week; Please wear red for Prek.

February 10th : Career Day

February 11th: Student Appreciation Day, Students may dress down

February 12th:  12:30 Dismissal , NO AFTERSCHOOL, Teacher Appreciation Day

February15th-19th: SCHOOL CLOSED , Winter Break

****Classes resume Monday February 22nd****

February 25th : $1 Dress Down

 

Many Thanks,

 Ms. Josephine

&

Ms. Jeanie

 

 

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

 Our theme this month is Transportation. We will be discussing The types of transportation we use, various modes of transportation, who operates vehicles in our community and how do we sty safe when using transportation. We will build our own vehicles using a cardboard box, create various art projects, conduct sink or float experiments, discuss the community helpers that drive various vehicles and much more. We will start learning how to write our last name and numbers 5-10.

 

*** Please bring in a new change of clothing. Your child has grown so much since September !! Thank you 🙂 ***

 

Reminders:

Friday, January 15 : $1.00 Dress Down

Monday, January 18th : NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, January 22nd : Special Lunch money due

Wednesday, January 27th : $1.00 Dress Down

Friday, January 29th : Special Lunch Day

 

Many Thanks, 

 Ms. Josephine 

&

Ms. Jeanie 

 

 

 

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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