Friday, July 21, 2017

Pre-K3 Supply List for 2017-2018 School Year



                                              
 Welcome to 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 a pre-k teacher for approximately 7 years. This is my third year teaching at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School. I graduated from St. Joseph’s college with Bachelors of Arts in Childhood Education. I am currently enrolled in the Literacy graduate program at Lehman College. 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. 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.


Pre-K3 Supply List for 2016-2017 School Year

** (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 notebook(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. 2 packs of Printing/Copy paper
102 boxes of tissue 





Monday, June 26, 2017

Week of June 26th !

Unit Topic: 
Transformation 
Essential Question 
What is transformation and how do things change? 
Focus Questions 
How can objects change?

Student Outcomes 
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 invited to measure each other with blocks and count how many blocks tall they are.
Pretend Play: Children will be encouraged to create a kindergarten classroom in the dramatic play area. 
Art: Children will use paper plates to draw a mouth and express an emotion (i.e. a smile for happy, frown for sad) then turn the plate over and draw another mouth expressing a different emotion on the back. 
Science: Students will be able to make predictions about what will happen when you mix vinegar and baking soda

 Math: Children will be invited to tape two cardboard tubes diagonally onto a wall facing each other. They will place a basket or container below the tubes so that when items are dropped into the tubes they will both fall into the basket. The students will count the items and each basket to see how many they have in total. For example, “Two on one side and two more on the other side made four in the basket.”) 


Writing: The students 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”)
Library: The children will be invited to use puppets to read or act out some of their favorite transformation books. 
Sand/water sensory: The students will be provided with small toy boats and a number of small manipulatives to place on the boat before the boat sinks.

Books of the Week: 
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback 
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn 


Reminders (MARK YOUR CALENDARS)*
•The last FULL day of school will be on Monday, June 26th
 The Pre-K For All Moving-Up ceremony will be on Tuesday, June 27th, at 
10:00 a.m.  Parents are asked to bring in students at 9:45 a.m.
Each student is permitted up to three (3) guests for the moving up ceremony.
• Report Cards will be distributed on Wednesday, June 28th.
• Dismissal is 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28th.
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, June 17, 2017

Week of June 19th!

Unit Topic: 
Transformation 
Essential Question 
What is transformation and how do things change? 
Focus Questions 
How can objects change?

Student Outcomes 
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 invited to measure each other with blocks and count how many blocks tall they are.

Pretend Play: Children will be encouraged to create a kindergarten classroom in the dramatic play area. 

Art: Children will use paper plates to draw a mouth and express an emotion (i.e. a smile for happy, frown for sad) then turn the plate over and draw another mouth expressing a different emotion on the back. 

Science: Students will be able to make predictions about what will happen when you mix vinegar and baking soda.

Math: Children will be invited to tape two cardboard tubes diagonally onto a wall facing each other. They will place a basket or container below the tubes so that when items are dropped into the tubes they will both fall into the basket. The students will count the items and each basket to see how many they have in total. For example, “Two on one side and two more on the other side made four in the basket.”) 

Writing: The students 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”)

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

Sand/water sensory: The students will be provided with small toy boats and a number of small manipulatives to place on the boat before the boat sinks.

Books of the Week: 
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback 
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn 

Reminders (MARK YOUR CALENDARS)*
·      Tuesday, June 27th –Prek Moving Up Ceremony at 10:00 A.M in the auditorium

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

Pre-K3 Supply List for 2017-2018 School Year

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