Sunday, November 29, 2020

Week of November 30th!!


 Reminders:

·       Parents are asked to sign a drop-off sheet and pick-up sheet every day of the week.

·       Please check your emails for an invitation to the class SeeSaw account!

·       If your child is unable to attend school please sign in to the Zoom meeting for that day. 

 

ZOOM Links for This Week:

Monday 11/30 to Wednesday 12/04 

 

8:30 a.m. Meeting 

Meeting ID: 749 0779 3811 

Password: prek3

 

 

2:30 p.m. Meeting

Meeting ID: 747 4085 6710 

Password: prek3

 

If your child cannot attend one of these two meetings, please let me know and I can schedule a meeting at a time that is more convenient for you.  

 

The link for the read aloud of this week's foundational text, The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater is located HERE!



Lessons and Activities for the Week for At Home Learners:

 

There are numerous activities posted every week on our classroom SeeSaw Account! Please check your email for instructions on how to sign up!



Monday- Invite your child to look at pictures of blueprints and then create their own using blue paper, white chalk, and rulers. 



Tuesday- Have your child count the number of squares they can find at home. Repeat with other shapes.



Wednesday- Ask your child to observe the homes around them as you take a walk together outside.  Families and children can discuss what types of homes you see. Do you see people homes or animal homes? What do you notice about the homes? Are they apartments? Houses? Do they have many windows? How many floors do you think there are in each building?



Thursday- Observe a construction site (remembering to be careful and stay safe). Ask your child questions such as: What do you notice?  How do the people who work here stay safe?  What do you think the building will look like when it is done?



Friday-Use shoe boxes or other cardboard boxes to build an apartment building. Show your child pictures of various types of apartment buildings from around New York City as a reference. Facilitate discussions about the important details your child notices before they start creating, and as they work. Children may want to furnish the apartments with small furniture. Any furniture that children would like, but is not available, can be made with recycled materials.


Please send any pictures or drawings to 

MrsGonzalez@olqmnyc.com or text the picture to (862)248-2941.


Information for In-Person Learners



 Unit Topic:

 

Where We Live

 

 

Essential Question for the Unit:

 

Where do the people and animals around me live?

 

 

Focus Question for this Week:

 

Where do I live? Where do my family members live?

 

 

Focused Learning Activities for this Week:

 

The teacher will work with students in the math center.  Based on a classroom read-aloud, students will be encouraged to roll dice, determine the number they rolled, and place the corresponding number of buttons on Corduroy's overalls.


 

Pre-K Common Core Learning Standard Addressed:

 

PK.AL.2: Actively engages in problem solving.

 

 

 

Foundational Text for the Week: 

 

The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater

 


Pre-K Common Core Learning Standard Addressed: 

 

PK.ELAL.6 : Retells stories or shares information from a text.

 

 


Questions that will be asked throughout the week: 

Level 1: Recall
How did the big orange splot get on Mr. Plumbean’s house?

What did the neighbors want Mr. Plumbean to do about the splot?
What did Mr. Plumbean do when he painted his house?

Level 2: Skill/Concept
Why were the neighbors upset that Mr. Plumbean changed his house?
Why do you think Mr. Plumbean changed his house at night?
What happened when the neighbors talked to Mr. Plumbean at night?

 

Level 3: Strategic Thinking
Do you like the changes Mr. Plumbean made to his house? Why or why not?
Which house on Mr. Plumbean’s street do you like best? Why?


Level 4: Extended Thinking
Why do you think Mr. Plumbean changed his house?
If you lived on Mr. Plumbean’s street, how would you paint your house? Why?





Learning Centers Available for the Unit:

 

Blocks-Pictures of different types of homes and buildings will be posted in block center and students are invited to build the homes in the pictures or similar homes.

 

Art- Students will be supplied with popsicle sticks in order for them to create a home by gluing sticks onto paper.

 

Science- Multiple pictures of animals and their homes will be provided in science center for students to match.

 

Math- People figures, number cards, and pictures of homes will be placed in the math center.  Students will be encouraged to pick a number card, and place the corresponding number of people into a home.

 

Library- Students are encouraged to look at two non-fiction books about homes and compare and contrast what they see.

 

Writing-  Students will discover blueprints and create their own blueprint with blue paper and chalk.  

 

Sensory- Students will be able to play with their individual containers of play-doh.

 

For more information on the Lesson Plan, click HERE!

 

As always, please make sure to read the OLQM school blog for additional updates and information, located HERE!

 

 

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, November 22, 2020

Week of November 23rd!!

Reminders

·  Dismissal is at 2:00 on Wednesday, November 25th!

·   School is closed on Thursday 11/26 and Friday 11/27 for Thanksgiving!

 

ZOOM Links for This Week:

Monday 11/23 Zoom cancelled

Tuesday 11/24 and Wednesday 11/25 

 

8:30 a.m. Meeting 

Meeting ID: 749 0779 3811

Password: prek3

 

 

2:30 p.m. Meeting

Meeting ID: 747 4085 6710

Password: prek3

 

The link for the read aloud of this week's foundational text, Friendshape by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld is located HERE.



Lessons and Activities for the Week for At Home Learners:

 

Monday- Invite your child to draw an expressive self-portrait. Have them look in the mirror, make an expression and draw what they see.



Tuesday- Write your child's name on a piece of paper Invite them to refer to the paper and count the number of letters in their names then write the appropriate number on the paper. Children can count the letters in their own names as well as their family member's names.



Wednesday- Suggest physical challenges and invite your child to accept the challenge (i.e. Can you jump seven times on one foot? Can you hop to the wall?, etc.).



Thursday- Introduce your child to some basic yoga moves and invite them to participate. Discuss how some people use yoga to calm down and relax.



Friday-Cut paper plates in half, give your child half of a plate and invite them to draw a mouth that is expressing an emotion on it (i.e. a smile for happy, frown for sad). If you like, you can attach a Popsicle stick to the bottom of the plate for your child to hold and invite them to place the emotion mask over their own mouths. Provide a mirror for them to see the expressions and invite them to try to make their eyes match the expressions on the plates as well.



 

Weekly Activity to be emailed:

Create a family book! You can choose what type of information to include in the book. Ideas include the people in your family, where relatives live, things you like to do together, favorite foods, languages spoken, family heritage, traditions, celebrations, pets, information about your home, etc. Children can choose how to illustrate the book (i.e. drawings, photographs, pictures from magazines, etc.). 



Please send any pictures or drawings to 

MrsGonzalez@olqmnyc.com or text the picture to

(862) 248-294.


Information for In-Person Learners



 Unit Topic:

·               All About Us

 

Essential Question for the Unit:

·               Who am I and who are the people in my life?

 

Focus Question for the Week:

·               What makes my class important and unique?

 

Focused Learning Activity for the Week:

Various size shapes from construction paper will be cut out. Students will be encouraged to use the shapes to create their bodies. After gluing the shapes to a piece of paper, children can use writing utensils to add additional details (hair, patterns on clothes, etc.).The teacher will observe as children identify the shapes they used.

 

Pre-K Common Core Learning Standard Addressed:

·               PK.MATH.13: Names shapes regardless of size.

 

Foundational Text for the Week:

·               Friendshapeby Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld

 

Pre-K Common Core Learning Standard Addressed:

·               PK.ELAL.12: Makes connections between self, text, and the world.

 

Questions That Will Be Asked Throughout The Week:

 

Level 1: Recall 

Who are the friends in this story?

What are some of the things the friends in this book do together?

What were the friends in this story all thinking about at the same time?

 

Level 2: Skill/Concept

What is so great about having friends?

How do the friends in this story have fun together?

 

Level 3: Strategic Thinking

Who are some of your friends?

What do you like to do with your friends?

How can friends help each other?

 

Level 4: Extended Thinking

What could you do when you and a friend quarrel or get upset with each other?

What could you do if another child asks to play with you and a friend?

What could you do if you see a child who looks lonely and does not have a friend to play with?

 

 

Lessons and Activities for the Theme:



Blocks-The student’s name cards will be available in block center.  Students are invited to write their names using blocks, discussing the lines in each letter of their name (straight, curved, etc.).

 

Art- Various size shapes from construction paper will be cut out and students are invited to use the shapes to create their bodies. After gluing the shapes together, or to a piece of paper, children can use writing utensils to add additional details (hair, patterns on clothes, etc.).

 

Science- Students are invited to use magnifying glasses to explore fingerprints, skin, hair, etc.

 

Math- Students will be encouraged to refer to their name cards and count how many letters are in their name, then place the appropriate number card next to the name card. Children can count the letters in their own names as well as their peers’ names.

 

Library- Students are encouraged to read a book with a friend. One child could read to the other or they could look at a book together.

 

Writing-  Students will be able to play a matching game where they match pictures of the students in the class with that student's name.

 

Sensory- Students will be able to play with their individual containers of play-doh.

For more information on the Lesson Plan, click HERE!

 

As always, please make sure to read the OLQM school blog for additional updates and information located, HERE!

 

 

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

 

Week of November 30th!!

 Reminders: ·         Parents are asked to sign a drop-off sheet and pick-up sheet every day of the week. ·         Please check your emails...