Sunday, December 17, 2017

Week of December 18th!

Where We Live!

Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit:   
  •  Homes are the places where we live.
  • Animals and people have many different types of homes.
  • Some animals live with people.
  • People and animals make homes.

Lessons and activities for the week:

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.

Pretend Play- Students will paint cardboard boxes to make a building and placed their picture on it. 

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- Lincoln Logs will be available for students to build homes.

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 paper, pencil and measuring tools such as rulers and protractors. 

Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.

Some of the books we will read this week are:
  • The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf by Mark Teagu
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown


Reminders /Notices 
  • Parents are invited to our annual Holiday Show on December 19th at 9:00 a.m
  • Christmas Break is from December 22nd – January 3rd!
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, December 10, 2017

Week of December 11!

Theme for the month:
Where We Live!

Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit:   
 Homes are the places where we live.
Animals and people have many different types of homes.
Some animals live with people.
People and animals make homes.

Lessons and activities for the week:

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

Pretend Play- Students will decorate a building facade that will be used in the pretend play area.  

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- Lincoln Logs will be available for students to build homes.

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- Sand and water, or play-doh.

Some of the books we will read this week are:
A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle 
The ABC Book of American Homes by Michael Shoulders 

Reminders /Notices 
There is no after school on Friday, December 15th.
Parents are invited to our annual Holiday Show on December 19th at 9:00 a.m
Christmas Break is from December 22nd – January 3rd!

  
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, December 3, 2017

Week of December 4th!

Theme for the month:
Where We Live!

Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit:   
  •  Homes are the places where we live.
  • Animals and people have many different types of homes.
  • Some animals live with people.
  • People and animals make homes.

Lessons and activities for the week:

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

Pretend Play- Students will decorate a building facade that will be used in the pretend play area.  

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- Lincoln Logs will be available for students to build homes.

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- Sand and water, or play-doh.

Some of the books we will read this week are:

The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater
Corduroy by Don Freeman

Lesson Plan Link

Reminders / Notices:
  • School is closed Tuesday, December 5th.
  • There is no after school on Friday, December 15th.
  • Parents are invited to our annual Holiday Show on December 19th at 9:00 a.m.
  • Christmas Break is from December 22nd – January 3rd!
NYS DOH Immunization Inspection 
IMPORTANT 
Mr. Woods was notified on Friday that OLQM will undergo an audit of ALL students immunization records before December 15th - no exact date was set.
This same audit happened approximately 
15 years ago.
If students did not have immunizations up to date a letter was sent home by the NYSDOH informing the parent that their child 
COULD NOT RETURN TO SCHOOL until the records were updated.  
Alba and Mr. Guzman will be calling parents this week and it must be addressed immediately -
This is not a maƱana moment!   
This is beyond the school's control! 

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

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Week of November 27th!

 Theme for the month: All About Us!


Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit: 
 • I am unique; there is no one who looks, feels, thinks and acts exactly like I do.
 • I feel different ways at different times for different reasons. 
 • I am part of a family and a classroom community.
 • My family is important and unique.
 • My classroom is a community. All of the people in my class are important and 
    unique.
 •  I can help make my classroom a fun, safe and exciting place. 

Learning Centers and Activities:

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.).
Pretend Play- Pretend Play will be transformed into "circle time".  Students can take turns being the teacher and leading their friends in circle time activities.
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- Small figures will be added to the math center. Students can sort and then count the figures and then use them for imaginative play.
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 students name.  
Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.


Some of the books we will read this week are:
  •  I Love Saturdays y Domingos by Alma Flor Ada
  • How Are You Peeling? by Joost Elffers and Saxton Freymann
Reminders / Notices:
  • Christmas Break is from December 22nd to January 3rd.

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, November 19, 2017

Week of November 20th!

Theme for the month:
All About Us!


Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit: 
  •  I am unique; there is no one who looks, feels, thinks and acts exactly like I do.
  •  I feel different ways at different times for different reasons. 
  •  I am part of a family and a classroom community.
  • My family is important and unique.
  • My classroom is a community. All of the people in my class are important and unique.
  •   I can help make my classroom a fun, safe and exciting place. 


Lessons and activities for the week:

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.).
Pretend Play- Pretend Play will be transformed into "circle time".  Students can take turns being the teacher and leading their friends in circle time activities.
ArtVarious 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- Small figures will be added to the math center. Students can sort and then count the figures and then use them for imaginative play.
Library- Students are incouraged 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 students name.  
Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.


Some of the books we will read this week are:

      Friendshape by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
      It's Okay to be Different by Todd Parr



•Our Thanksgiving music Performance will be on Tuesday, November 21st, 
at 9:00 a.m. 

•Dismissal will be at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, November 21st.

•Parent – Teacher Conferences will be on Tuesday, November  21st, from 
2pm – 8pm.

•School will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 
24th for Thanksgiving.


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



Monday, November 13, 2017

Week of November 13!

Theme for the month: All About Us!




Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit: 
 • I am unique; there is no one who looks, feels, thinks and acts exactly like I do.
 • I feel different ways at different times for different reasons. 
 • I am part of a family and a classroom community.
 • My family is important and unique.
 • My classroom is a community. All of the people in my class are important and 
    unique.
 •  I can help make my classroom a fun, safe and exciting place. 

Learning Centers and Activities:

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.).
Pretend Play- Pretend Play will be transformed into "circle time".  Students can take turns being the teacher and leading their friends in circle time activities.
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- Small figures will be added to the math center. Students can sort and then count the figures and then use them for imaginative play.
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 students name.  
Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.

Some of the books we will read this week are:
The Feelings Book by  Todd Parr
The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins 
Feelings by Aliki 


  Reminders / Notices:
•OLQM is having our annual canned food drive. Please consider donating any   
           canned      
            food for those in need.  
•Mickey and Minnie Dress up Day and costume contest will be on Friday, 
November 17th.
•Our Thanksgiving music Performance will be on Tuesday, November 21st, 
at 9:00 a.m. 
•Dismissal will be at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, November 21st.
•Parent – Teacher Conferences will be on Tuesday, November  21st, from 
2pm – 8pm.
•School will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 
24th for 
Thanksgiving.
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 December 18th!

Where We Live! Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit:     Homes are the places where we li...