Sunday, October 15, 2017

Week of October 16th!


Theme for the month: My Five Senses   

Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit: 
•There are five senses. They are smell, taste, touch, sight and hearing.
• We use our senses to understand our bodies, learn what they need, and keep us safe. 
• We use our senses to learn about the people, places, objects, and environment around us.
• We experience and interact with the world differently when our senses, such as vision or hearing, are impaired. 

Learning Centers and Activities 

Blocks- Children are encouraged to use blocks that are covered with green and/or brown paper to make them look like tree parts. Students will be able to explore how they feel and look compared to the other blocks in the block area.

Pretend Play- The dramatic play center will be transformed into an apple orchard.  Students will be able to explore apples with their senses.

Art- Play-doh will be added to the art center as children discuss how the play-doh feels, looks, and smells

Science- A "Feely Box" will be added to the science center.  Students are invited to put their hands in the holes of the box and identify the object using only their sense of touch. 

Math- Students will be able to sort objects by color, size, shape, and texture.

Library- Students are invited to look at our classroom books and discuss what they see with their peers.

Writing- Students will be able to write letters in shaving cream and discuss how it feels.

Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.

Some of the books we will read this week are:

• Tap Tap Boom Boom by Elizabeth Bluemle 
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams
•  Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr.


Reminders / Notices:
Please fill it out and return the parent questionnaire.
Children are invited to wear their Halloween costume to school on Tuesday, October 31st!

Dear parents, 
If you have any questions about the UPK for All program that I, Mrs. Gonzalez or Mr. Woods are unable to answer please feel free to contact: The Archdioceses Help Line at 888-227-8175 from 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. or by Email at catholicschool.upk.arch.ny.org

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Week of October 10!

Theme for the month
 My Five Senses 

Goals for student understanding by the end of the unit:
  • There are five senses. They are smell, taste, touch, sight and hearing.
  • We use our senses to understand our bodies, learn what they need and keep us safe. 
  • We use our senses to learn about the people, places, objects and environment around us. 
  • We experience and interact with the world differently when our senses, such as vision or hearing, are impaired. 

Learning Centers and Activities: 

Blocks- Children are encouraged to use blocks that are covered
with green and/or brown paper to make them look like tree parts.    
Students will be able to explore how the green blocks feel and look compared to the other blocks in the block area.

Pretend Play- The Dramatic Play center will be transformed into an apple orchard. Students will be able to explore apples with their senses.    

Art- Play-doh will be added to the art center as children discuss how the play-doh feels, looks, and smells.

Science- A "Feely Box" will be added to the science center.  Students are invited to put their hands in the holes of the box and identify the object using only their sense of touch. 

Math- Students will be able to sort objects by color, size, shape, and texture.

Library- Students are invited to look at our classroom books and discuss what they see with their peers.

Writing- Students will be able to write letters in shaving cream and discuss how it feels.

Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.

Some of the books we will read this week are:
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?  by Bill Martin Jr. 
Seeing by Rebecca Wissman
The Five Senses by Aliki

Lesson Plan Link

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



Monday, October 2, 2017

Week of October 2nd!

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 will be encouraged to mix primary colors to see what new colors they created. 

Science- Children will explore tools scientist use to conduct experiments.

Math- Children will be invited to sort manipulatives based on shape and size. 

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:

I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont  
 How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? By Jane Yolen 


Reminders:
·      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.

Dear parents, 
If you have any questions about the UPK for All program that I, Mrs. Gonzalez or Mr. Woods are unable to answer please feel free to contact: The Archdioceses Help Line at 888-227-8175 from 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. or by Email at catholicschool.upk.arch.ny.org




Sunday, September 24, 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.

LEARNING CENTERS AND ACTIVITIES  

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- A few samples of various artists’ work will be displayed in the art center for children to explore and  create their own to display on the art board.

Science- Mirrors will be added to the science center for children to explore and discuss what they see. 

Math-  Children will be encouraged to use table toys/manipulatives to build the classroom. 

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
  • If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numerous 

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

Dear parents, 

If you have any questions about the UPK for All program that I, Mrs. Gonzalez or Mr. Woods are unable to answer please feel free to contact: The Archdioceses Help Line at 888-227-8175 from 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. or by Email at catholicschool.upk.arch.ny.org

Sunday, September 17, 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 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:

  • ·      On Monday When It Rained by Cherryl Kachenmeiste
  •     Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by James Dean
  •      When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang




Reminders:
  •         School will be CLOSED on Tuesday, September 19th, for a teacher conference day.
  • ·      Please fill out and return all papers given out during parent orientation.


Dear parents, 
If you have any questions about the UPK for All program that I, Mrs. Gonzalez or Mr. Woods are unable to answer please feel free to contact: The Archdioceses Help Line at 888-227-8175 from 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. or by Email at catholicschool.upk.arch.ny.org




Week of October 16th!

Theme for the month: My Five Senses    Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit:  •There are five ...