Saturday, September 23, 2017

Week of September 25th!

Theme for the month:
Welcome to Pre-K!


Goals for student understanding by the end of the unit: 

• My classroom and program are safe places where I learn, play and have fun. 
• I am an important member of my classroom community; my thoughts, needs, ideas and abilities matter. 
• The teachers and other adults at my program keep me safe, care about me and support my learning. 
• In my classroom I use materials carefully and make choices about where I work and play. 
• Classroom rules and routines help me learn and stay safe.



Lessons and activities for the week:

Blocks- Children are encouraged to use blocks to build buildings they are familiar with such as those they live in or visit often. 
Pretend Play- Children are invited to explore the dramatic play area and use the props and clothing provided. 
Art- Children are invited to create art in the art area to decorate the dramatic play area, or home. Students can hang their art in the dramatic play area. 
Science- Mirrors will be added to the science center for children to explore and discuss what they see. 
Math- A picture of each child will be cut apart, thus creating a puzzle. Students are invited to assemble their own puzzles and their peers’ puzzles as well. 
Library- Students are able to read books from the classroom library to the puppets that are provided.
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:

      Chu’s First Day at School by Neil Gaiman 
      It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw


Reminders / Notices:
  • Please bring in a picture of your family for us to hang in our classroom!
  • School will be closed on Monday, October 9th, for Columbus Day.
  • We will have our Hispanic Heritage performance in the gymnasium on Thursday, October 12th, at 9:00 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

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Week of September 18th!

Theme for the month:
Welcome to Pre-K!


Goals for student understanding by the end of the unit:
• My classroom and program are safe places where I learn, play and have fun.
• I am an important member of my classroom community; my thoughts, needs, ideas and abilities matter.
• The teachers and other adults at my program keep me safe, care about me and support my learning.
• In my classroom I use materials carefully and make choices about where I work and play.
• Classroom rules and routines help me learn and stay safe.


Lessons and activities for the theme:

Blocks- Children are encouraged to use blocks to build buildings they are familiar with such as those they live in or visit often. 
Pretend Play- Children are invited to explore the dramatic play area and use the props and clothing provided. 
Art- Children are invited to create art in the art area to decorate the dramatic play area, or home. Students can hang their art in the dramatic play area. 
Science- Mirrors will be added to the science center for children to explore and discuss what they see. 
Math- A picture of each child will be cut apart, thus creating a puzzle. Students are invited to assemble their own puzzles and their peers’ puzzles as well. 
Library- Students are able to read books from the classroom library to the puppets that are provided.
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:

       On Monday When It Rained by Cherryl Kachenmeister 
       Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes by Eric Litwin 




Reminders / Notices:
  • School will be CLOSED on Tuesday, September 19th, for a teacher conference day.
  • Friday, September 22nd, is class picture day!  Students are to wear full Pre-K For All Uniform.
  • Please bring in a picture of your family for us to hang in our classroom!




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, September 10, 2017

Week of September 11th!

Theme for the month:
Welcome to Pre-K!




Goals for student understanding by the end of the unit: 

• My classroom and program are safe places where I learn, play and have fun. 
• I am an important member of my classroom community; my thoughts, needs, ideas and abilities matter. 
• The teachers and other adults at my program keep me safe, care about me and support my learning. 
• In my classroom I use materials carefully and make choices about where I work and play. 
• Classroom rules and routines help me learn and stay safe.



Lessons and activities for the week: 


Blocks- Children are encouraged to use blocks to build buildings they are familiar with such as those they live in or visit often. 
Pretend Play- Children are invited to explore the dramatic play area and use the props and clothing provided. 
Art- Children are invited to create art in the art area to decorate the dramatic play area, or home. Students can hang their art in the dramatic play area. 
Science- Mirrors will be added to the science center for children to explore and discuss what they see. 
Math- A picture of each child will be cut apart, thus creating a puzzle. Students are invited to assemble their own puzzles and their peers’ puzzles as well. 
Library- Students are able to read books from the classroom library to the puppets that are provided.
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:

• The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
• Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney


Reminders:

• Please fill out and return all papers given out during parent orientation.








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, September 4, 2017

Reminders!

Reminders

  •  Return all signed forms by next week.
  • Anyone picking up your child from school MUST be listed on the emergency contact card.  IDs will be checked.
  • Please label all clothing with your child’s name.
  •     A student in our classroom has a SEVERE nut allergy.  Please refrain from sending in any snacks that contain nuts. 

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