Thursday, July 6, 2017

Supply List for the 2017 - 2018 School Year!

Hello Parents!
I am so excited to be teaching your little ones this year! I would love to take this time to introduce myself.  My Name is Kelly McGarry.  I have been lucky enough to work with preschool aged children for the past seven years.  I am currently enrolled at Hunter College, pursuing a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education.  
My mission is to provide every student with a quality pre-kindergarten experience. I wish to create a safe, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate environment, which fosters individual growth and independence.
I can’t wait to meet you all!



I am providing the supply list for the 2017-2018 school year.

Required:
At least one (1) change of clothes (including shirt, pants, underwear, socks, and shoes).
Three (3) packs of white copy paper

Recommended:
Three (3) Packages of Baby / Handi Wipes
Three (3) Boxes of Tissues 
Two (2) Bottles of Hand Sanitizer 
Picture of your family

Friday, June 23, 2017

Week of June 26th!

Theme for the Unit:
Transformation!


Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit:

  • Many things around me change.
  • There are many ways objects can change. 
  • There are many kinds of changes in nature. 
  • Some things about me change and some things stay the same. 



Lessons and activities for the week:

Blocks- Students are invited to measure each other with blocks.

Pretend Play- Props will be provided for students to pretend they are adults.Students will discuss how they change as they grow.

Art- Students are invited to create faces that express different emotions on paper plates.

Science- Students will be able to make predictions about what will happen when you mix vinegar and baking soda.

Math- Plastic cups will be added to the math center.  Students are invited to build a tower with the cups.

Library- Students are invited to read books about our theme, transformation.

Writing/Technology-  Weekly learning games on iPads are provided.  

Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.




Some of the books we will read this week are:

  • Joseph had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback
  • The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn 



Recommended Home School Connection:

  •  Families are asked to visit or walk past the school your child will be attending in the fall and discuss what looks different and the same about their current school and their new school. If possible, families can visit the Kindergarten classroom that their child will attend. 



Reminders / Notices:
  •         The last FULL day of school will be on Monday, June 26th. 
  •  The Pre-K For All Moving-Up ceremony will be on Tuesday, June 27th, at 10:00 a.m.  Parents are asked to bring in students at 9:45 a.m.
  •      Each student is permitted up to three (3) guests for the moving up ceremony.
  • Report Cards will be distributed on Wednesday, June 28th.
  • Dismissal is 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28th.





If there are any questions regarding the Pre-K for All program that can not be answered by the office or classroom teacher, please feel free to contact the

Help Line at 888-227-8175

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Week of June 19th!

Please Fill Out The 2017 Pre-K Parent Survey:






Theme for the Unit:
Transformation!


Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit:

  • Many things around me change.
  • There are many ways objects can change. 
  • There are many kinds of changes in nature. 
  • Some things about me change and some things stay the same. 



Lessons and activities for the week:

Blocks- Students are invited to measure each other with blocks.

Pretend Play- Props will be provided for students to pretend they are adults.Students will discuss how they change as they grow.

Art- Students are invited to create faces that express different emotions on paper plates.

Science- Students will be able to make predictions about what will happen when you mix vinegar and baking soda.

Math- Plastic cups will be added to the math center.  Students are invited to build a tower with the cups.

Library- Students are invited to read books about our theme, transformation.

Writing/Technology-  Weekly learning games on iPads are provided.  

Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.




Some of the books we will read this week are:

  • Joseph had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback
  • The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn 



Recommended Home School Connection:

  •  Families are asked to visit or walk past the school your child will be attending in the fall and discuss what looks different and the same about their current school and their new school. If possible, families can visit the Kindergarten classroom that their child will attend. 



Reminders / Notices:

  • The last day of After-School is Thursday, June 22nd.
  • School is closed on Friday, June 23rd. 
  • Pre-K For All Moving Up Ceremony will be on Tuesday, June 27th at 10 a.m.  Please bring your child to school at 9:45 a.m.





If there are any questions regarding the Pre-K for All program that can not be answered by the office or classroom teacher, please feel free to contact the

Help Line at 888-227-8175

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Week of June 12th!

Please Fill Out The 2017 Pre-K Parent Survey:






Theme for the Unit:
Transformation!


Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit:

  • Many things around me change.
  • There are many ways objects can change. 
  • There are many kinds of changes in nature. 
  • Some things about me change and some things stay the same. 



Lessons and activities for the week:

Blocks- Students are invited to measure each other with blocks.

Pretend Play- Props will be provided for students to pretend they are adults.Students will discuss how they change as they grow.

Art- Students are invited to create faces that express different emotions on paper plates.

Science- Students will be able to make predictions about what will happen when you mix vinegar and baking soda.

Math- Plastic cups will be added to the math center.  Students are invited to build a tower with the cups.

Library- Students are invited to read books about our theme, transformation.

Writing/Technology-  Weekly learning games on iPads are provided.  

Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.




Some of the books we will read this week are:

  • Little Tree by Loren Long 
  • Changes, Changes by Pat Hutchins 



Recommended Home School Connection:

  • Math Newsletter
  •  Families are asked to visit a park on your way home or look at trees in your neighborhood. What has changed about the trees since winter? If possible, draw a picture of what the tree looked like in the winter and what it looks like now that it is spring and compare the two. 


Reminders / Notices:

  • Donuts with Dad will be on Thursday, June 15th, at 8:30a.m.
  • School will be closed on Friday, June 16th.
  • The last day of After-School is Thursday, June 22nd.
  • Pre-K For All Graduation will be on Tuesday, June 27th at 10 a.m.





If there are any questions regarding the Pre-K for All program that can not be answered by the office or classroom teacher, please feel free to contact the

Help Line at 888-227-8175

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Week of June 5th!

Please Fill Out The 2017 Pre-K Parent Survey:





Theme for the Unit:
Babies!


Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit:
  • Human babies need special food and care.
  • Animal babies need special food and care.
  • There are similarities and differences in the ways babies are cared for.
  • All babies grow.


Lessons and activities for the week:

Blocks- Students are invited to use blocks to create a nursery or place to care for a baby. 

Pretend Play- Pretend Play will be turned into a baby nursery.  Students will pretend to care for babies by feeding, cleaning, and changing the baby dolls provided.

Art- Students are invited to create their own baby portraits with a variety of art materials.

Science- Students will be able to play a matching game, matching the adult animal to its offspring.

Math- Cutouts of babies of various lengths will be added to the math center.  Students will be able to measure each baby and tell which is longest and shortest.

Library- Students are invited to read books about our theme, babies.

Writing/Technology- Weekly learning games on iPads are provided.  

Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.




Some of the books we will read this week are:

  •  When I Was Little: A Four- Year-Olds Memoir of her Youth by Jamie Lee Curtis 
  • Peter’s Chair by Ezra Jack Keats 


Recommended Home School Connection:

  • Math Newsletter
  •  Families are asked to talk about important milestones in your child’s life and create a timeline that reflects a few of these experiences. Think of two to four noteworthy events in your child’s past such as when they were born, took his/her first steps, or an important family event such as a new home or sibling, etc. You can draw or include pictures on the timeline!


Reminders / Notices:

  • School will be closed on Thursday, June 8th and Friday, June 9th.
  • Donuts with Dad will be on Thursday, June 15th, at 8:30a.m.







If there are any questions regarding the Pre-K for All program that can not be answered by the office or classroom teacher, please feel free to contact the

Help Line at 888-227-8175

Monday, May 29, 2017

Week of May 29th!

Please Fill Out The 2017 Pre-K Parent Survey:





Theme for the Unit:
Babies!


Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit:
  • Human babies need special food and care.
  • Animal babies need special food and care.
  • There are similarities and differences in the ways babies are cared for.
  • All babies grow.


Lessons and activities for the week:

Blocks- Students are invited to use blocks to create a nursery or place to care for a baby. 

Pretend Play- Pretend Play will be turned into a baby nursery.  Students will pretend to care for babies by feeding, cleaning, and changing the baby dolls provided.

Art- Students are invited to create their own baby portraits with a variety of art materials.

Science- Students will be able to play a matching game, matching the adult animal to its offspring.

Math- Cutouts of babies of various lengths will be added to the math center.  Students will be able to measure each baby and tell which is longest and shortest.

Library- Students are invited to read books about our theme, babies.

Writing/Technology- Weekly learning games on iPads are provided.  

Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.




Some of the books we will read this week are:

  •  Over in the Meadow by Ezra Jack Keats
  • Owl Babies by Martin Waddell



Recommended Home School Connection:

  • Math Newsletter
  •  Families are asked to talk about important milestones in your child’s life and create a timeline that reflects a few of these experiences. Think of two to four noteworthy events in your child’s past such as when they were born, took his/her first steps, or an important family event such as a new home or sibling, etc. You can draw or include pictures on the timeline!


Reminders / Notices:

  • School will be closed on Thursday, June 8th and Friday, June 9th.
  • Donuts with Dad will be on Thursday, June 15th, at 8:30a.m.







If there are any questions regarding the Pre-K for All program that can not be answered by the office or classroom teacher, please feel free to contact the

Help Line at 888-227-8175

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Week of May 22nd!

Please Fill Out The 2017 Pre-K Parent Survey:





Theme for the Unit:
Babies!


Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit:
  • Human babies need special food and care.
  • Animal babies need special food and care.
  • There are similarities and differences in the ways babies are cared for.
  • All babies grow.


Lessons and activities for the week:

Blocks- Students are invited to use blocks to create a nursery or place to care for a baby. 

Pretend Play- Pretend Play will be turned into a baby nursery.  Students will pretend to care for babies by feeding, cleaning, and changing the baby dolls provided.

Art- Students are invited to create their own baby portraits with a variety of art materials.

Science- Students will be able to play a matching game, matching the adult animal to its offspring.

Math- Cutouts of babies of various lengths will be added to the math center.  Students will be able to measure each baby and tell which is longest and shortest.

Library- Students are invited to read books about our theme, babies.

Writing/Technology- Weekly learning games on iPads are provided.  

Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.




Some of the books we will read this week are:

  •  Stelaluna by Janell Cannon

  • Hush! A Thai Lullaby by Minfong Ho



Recommended Home School Connection:

  • Math Newsletter
  •  Families are asked to talk about important milestones in your child’s life and create a timeline that reflects a few of these experiences. Think of two to four noteworthy events in your child’s past such as when they were born, took his/her first steps, or an important family event such as a new home or sibling, etc. You can draw or include pictures on the timeline!


Reminders / Notices:

  • School will be closed on Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day.
  • Donuts with Dad will be on Thursday, June 15th, at 8:30a.m.







If there are any questions regarding the Pre-K for All program that can not be answered by the office or classroom teacher, please feel free to contact the

Help Line at 888-227-8175