Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Pre-K3 Supply List for 2018-2019 School Year

                                           
Dear Parents, 

Welcome to the exciting world of Pre-k 3! I hope you had a great summer. I would like to take this time to introduce myself. My name is Rosandy Gonzalez. I am very excited to be your child’s teacher for the upcoming school year.

I worked as an early childhood educator for the past eight years. This is my fourth year teaching at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School. I graduated from Lehman College with a Master’s Degree in Literacy in Early Childhood and Childhood Education.

My primary goal is to provide a challenging, educational and interactive learning atmosphere, while building self-esteem and confidence for students to become productive members of society. I have high expectations for all my students and believe that all students can be successful learners. Parents keep in mind that your collaboration and dedication is essential for your child’s success this year. I am looking forward to meeting you and your child. Together we can make this year the best year possible for your precious little ones!

Below you will find a list of supplies your child will be needing throughout the year. Your help in donating these items is greatly appreciated.  Furthermore, your donations are not limited to just the beginning of the year. Feel free to send items in whenever possible.


Sincerely, 
Mrs. Gonzalez-Sanchez

** (Please have everything labeled with your child’s name)

1. 2 folders (red, blue)
2. Child’s baby picture and family picture
3. 2 Pre-K notebooks (can be purchased at our school supply room) 
4. A change of clothes in a ziploc bag (please label
all clothing items and ziploc with child's name and last name)
5. Clorox or Lysol wipes
6. Baby wipes 
7. 2 Hand sanitizers
8. A can of Lysol Spray
9. 3 packs of Printing/Copy paper
10. 3 boxes of tissue 
11. 2 boxes of Ziploc Bags (Gallon size) 



Sunday, June 17, 2018

Week of June 18th!

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


LEARNING CENTERS AND ACTIVITIES:
  
Blocks:
Children will be provided with various types of blocks and building materials such as Lincoln Logs, small blocks, big blocks Duplos, etc. to build their own homes or buildings near where they live.

Pretend Play
The children will be invited to create a kindergarten classroom in the dramatic play area. 

Art
Children will be invited children to explore coloring mixing and how the colors can change into new colors. 

Science: The children will be provided with an assortment of materials to mix together such as oil and vinegar and flour and water. 

 Math: The teacher will tape two cardboard tubes diagonally onto a wall facing each other for students to drop pom poms and add the amount.

Writing: The children will play a game with pictures of things that can be combined to form compound words (i.e. “peanut “butter,” “cow” and “boy” and “tooth” and “brush”).

Technology: Learning games will be provided on the iPad.

Library: The children will be invited to use puppets to read or act out some of their favorite transformation books.

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 


Reminders
  • Thursday, June 21st is the last day of after school
  • School will be closed on Friday, June 22nd.
  • Pre-K For All Graduation will be on Monday, June 25th at 10 a.m.  Students are asked to be in school by 9:45 a.m.


Dear parents, 
If you have any questions about the UPK for All program that the teacher or school is 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, June 10, 2018

Week of June 11th!

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


LEARNING CENTERS AND ACTIVITIES:
  
Blocks:
Children will be provided with various types of blocks and building materials such as Lincoln Logs, small blocks, big blocks Duplos, etc. to build their own homes or buildings near where they live.

Pretend Play
The children will be invited to create a kindergarten classroom in the dramatic play area. 

Art
Children will be invited children to explore coloring mixing and how the colors can change into new colors. 

Science: The children will be provided with an assortment of materials to mix together such as oil and vinegar and flour and water. 

 Math: The teacher will tape two cardboard tubes diagonally onto a wall facing each other for students to drop pom poms and add the amount.

Writing:The children will play a game with pictures of things that can be combined to form compound words (i.e. “peanut “butter,” “cow” and “boy” and “tooth” and “brush”).

Technology: Learning games will be provided on the iPad.

Library: The children will be invited to use puppets to read or act out some of their favorite transformation books.

Sensory -Sand and water, or play-doh. 

Some of the books we will read this week are 
Little TreebyLoren Long 
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn 


Reminders
Donuts with Dad will be on Friday, June 15th, at 9:00 A.M.
Moving Up Ceremony will be on Monday, June 25th

Dear parents, 
If you have any questions about the UPK for All program that the teacher or school is 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, June 3, 2018

Week of June 4th!!

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


LEARNING CENTERS AND ACTIVITIES:
  
Blocks:
Children will be provided with various types of blocks and building materials such as Lincoln Logs, small blocks, big blocks Duplos, etc. to build their own homes or buildings near where they live.

Pretend Play
The children will be invited to create a kindergarten classroom in the dramatic play area. 

Art
Children will be invited children to explore coloring mixing and how the colors can change into new colors. 

Science: The children will be provided with an assortment of materials to mix together such as oil and vinegar and flour and water. 

 Math: The teacher will tape two cardboard tubes diagonally onto a wall facing each other for students to drop pom poms and add the amount.

Writing: The children will play a game with pictures of things that can be combined to form compound words (i.e. “peanut “butter,” “cow” and “boy” and “tooth” and “brush”).

Technology: Learning games will be provided on the iPad.

Library: The children will be invited to use puppets to read or act out some of their favorite transformation books.

Sensory -Sand and water, or play-doh. 

Some of the books we will read this week are 
Little Tree by Loren Long 
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn 


Reminders
School is closedon Thursday, June 7th and Friday, June 8th.
Donuts with Dad will be on Friday, June 15th, at 9:00 A.M.

Dear parents, 
If you have any questions about the UPK for All program that the teacher or school is 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.



Monday, May 28, 2018

Week of May 28th!

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.


LEARNING CENTERS AND ACTIVITIES:

Blocks- 
The children will be invited to use blocks to create animal babies habitats that they are investigating.  The children will be supplied with pictures of these animals and their habitats for the children to reference as they create. The teacher will use the animal baby and adult names frequently with the children. 

Pretend Play-Pretend Play will be turned into a pediatrician’s office. The children will be supplied with dolls and instruments  to take care of babies and measure their growth with a measuring tape as well as writing utensils for children to take notes about the babies, schedule appointments, etc. The children will be encouraged to use the term pediatrician and other related words such as appointment, infant, height and weight throughout the experience to help children learn these vocabulary words. 

Art
The teacher will supply clay for the children to use to create the animal babies they are studying. The children will be supplied with pictures of these animals for the children to reference as they create it. The teacher will use the names of the animal babies frequently throughout this activity. The teacher will encourage children to talk about their animal. 

Science-
The teacher will provide the children with small plastic eggs that open. The teacher will put various small plastic animal babies or pictures of animal babies (some that hatch from eggs and some that do not) inside and invite children to open the eggs and determine if the animal inside hatches from an egg or not and sort them into two piles accordingly. 

Math
The children will be provided with pictures of animals life cycle. Children will be invited to sequence the pictures. This can also be done with pictures of humans. For example, supply a picture of an infant, toddler, child, teen, adult and elderly adult.

Library- Related books about the unit will be provided for children to read. 

Writing- 
The children will be invited to make a book about the animal babies they are investigating. The teacher will encourage children to write and draw about their animal baby. Children can reference the Animal Baby name cards and pages in other books to find words that they may want to include. If a child is writing about bears, the teacher will ask them what sound they hear at the beginning of the word, make connections to the written letter B and encourage the child to look for the letter.

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 
  • ABC Zooborns by Andrew Bellman



 Reminders
  •         School is closed on Thursday, June 7th and Friday, June 8th.
  •         Donuts with Dad will be on Thursday, June 14th, at 9:00 A.M.


Dear parents, 
If you have any questions about the UPK for All program that the teacher or school is 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, May 20, 2018

Week of May 21st!

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- The children will be invited to use blocks to create animal babies’ habitats that they are investigating.

Pretend PlayThe Dramatic Play area will be turned into a pediatrician’s office.

ArtThe teacher will supply clay for the children to use to create the animal babies they are studying

Science- Children will be invited to open plastic eggs and determine if the animal inside hatches from an egg or not and sort them into two piles accordingly. 

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.  
Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman 



Recommended Home-School Connection:

Dear families, 
Your child is currently investigating a baby animal of choice and working on creating a baby animal book. Encourage your child to discuss what they already know and what they would like to learn about the animal they are investigating. If possible, take your child to the library and find books related to the animal your child is researching. You can help your child answer questions about what the baby is called, what it looks like, what it eats, etc. 

Reminders / Notices:
School is closed on Friday, May 25th and Monday May 28th in honor of Memorial Day.




Dear parents, 
If you have any questions about the UPK for All program that the teacher or school is 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, May 13, 2018

Week of May 14th!

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- The children will be invited to use blocks to create animal babies habitats that they are investigating.

Pretend Play- The children will help the teacher turn the Dramatic Play area into a pediatrician’s office

Art- The teacher will supply clay for the children to use to create the animal babies they are studying

Science- Children will be invited to open plastic eggs and determine if the animal inside hatches from an egg or not and sort them into two piles accordingly. 

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:

•   Stellaluna by Janell Cannon 
•  Hush! A Thai Lullaby by Minfong Ho 

Recommended Home- School Connection:

Dear Families, 
During our second week of the babies unit, we will focus on discussing baby animals and their parents. We encourage you to ask your child about what type of animal baby s/he is investigating in the classroom. You can ask questions about what the baby is called, what it looks like, what it eats, etc.


Reminders / Notices:

  • School is closed on Friday, May 25th and Monday May 28th in honor of Memorial Day.



Dear parents, 
If you have any questions about the UPK for All program that the teacher or school is 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.



Pre-K3 Supply List for 2018-2019 School Year

                                            Dear Parents,   Welcome to the exciting world of Pre-k 3! I hope you had a great summer. ...