· 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
2:30 p.m. Meeting
Meeting ID: 747 4085 6710
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
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