Monday, August 8, 2022

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Prek2

Dear Parents,  

I hope you had a great summer. My name is Rosandy Gonzalez and I am very excited to be your child’s teacher for the upcoming school.  My primary goal is to provide an educational and interactive learning atmosphere, while building self-esteem and confidence in students. 

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.


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

Child’s baby picture and family picture

2 folders (red, blue)

1 box of crayons

1 scissor

1 Pre-K notebook ( Please include $1.75 in a sealed envelope with your child's name) 

 A change of clothes in a ziploc bag (please label all clothing items and ziploc with child's name and last name)

3 Extra face masks 

4 Containers of Clorox or Lysol wipes

3 Rolls of paper towels

2 Antibacterial liquid hand soap

4 Packages of baby wipes (flushable preferred) 

2 Cans of Lysol Spray

3 Packs of Printing/Copy paper

4 Boxes of tissue 

2 Boxes of Ziploc bags(1 gallon size box) and ( a 2.5 gallon size box) 


If you have any questions please email me at mrsgonzalez@olqmnyc.org

Monday, June 20, 2022

Week of June 20th !!

WEEKLY REMINDERS

 

 

· There is No Afterschool Program every Friday in June.  


Please pick your child up between 2:45pm and 3:00pm.

 

·  June 23rd is the last full day of classes.

 

·  Dismissal on June 24th is at 12:00 pm.  There is no after-school program on that day.  The 8th grade will be graduating and if your child attends, they will go down to the church to watch the 8th-grade graduation.  

 

 

Always make sure to read the OLQM School Blog for additional information, located HERE!

   

If you have any questions or concerns, you can email me at xiomaraserbones@olqmnyc.org or text/call (203)539-0863 I will do my best to answer at the end of the day. 

 




Unit Topic:

Babies

 

 Essential Question for the Unit:  

        What are babies?

 

Focus Question for this Week

   How do babies change?

 

Focused Learning Activity for this Week :

Cont.

             

           

How tall is the baby? 

The teacher will work with students in the math center to measure cutout babies of various lengths. Students will be encouraged to use unifix cubes to measure each baby. Students will discuss how many cubes each baby measured and which was the longest and shortest.

 

 

 

Pre-K Common Core Learning Standard Addressed:

PK.MATH.10 Identifies measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight, and describes them using appropriate vocabulary

                  

Foundational Text for the Week: Cont.

The Little Red Stroller by Joshua Furst

Link to the foundational text HERE! 

 

Questions that will be asked throughout the week related to the foundational text: 

Cont.

 

Level 1: Recall 

Where did some of the families take the little red stroller? 

What did the children do with the stroller when they were too big for it? 

 

Level 2: Skill/Concept 

Why do people use strollers for babies? 

When the children were too big for the stroller, they shared it with someone who was younger. How does it feel when someone shares with you? 

 

Level 3: Strategic Thinking 

How do you think the children knew when they were too big for the stroller? How do you know when you are too big for something? 

Why did all the families in this book wish they had a stroller? How do you think they felt when they got the little red stroller? 

 

Level 4: Extended Thinking

The little red stroller traveled so many places with so many children that it became very tattered and tired and it could not go on any further. What do you think happened to it when everyone was done with it? Why?

 

   Lessons and Activities for the Week:

 

Blocks-Students will be invited to use blocks to create a nursery.

 

Dramatic Play - The teacher will invite children to turn the Dramatic Play area into a pediatrician’s office.

 

Art-Students are invited to create their own baby portraits with a variety of art materials.

 

Science-Students will be able to play a matching game, matching the adult animal to its offspring.

 

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 the longest and shortest.

 

Library- Students are invited to read books about our theme, babies.

 

Writing-Cards will be supplied with pictures of animal babies as well as their names. They will be placed in a bin for children to reference as they create their own animal baby book.

 

Sensory-Students will be able to give babies a bath with their own containers and consider why babies need help to wash or take a bath.

 

For more information on the Lesson Plan, click HERE!!

 

If there are any questions regarding the Pre-K for All program that cannot be answered by the office or classroom teacher, please feel free to contact the HelpLine at 888-227-8175

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Father's Day Performance !!!

Father’s Day Performance via Zoom Information 


ID: 660 570 6522

Password: prek2 


Click on the link below to watch performance 


https://zoom.us/j/6605706522?pwd=SFZFMVRnWUtOQ3Vuc1ViNDhOcGgrdz09

 

 

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Week of June 13th!!

WEEKLY REMINDERS

 

 

·    There is No Afterschool Program every Friday in June.  

 

·    Please pick your child up between 2:45pm and 3:00pm.

 

·    Friday, June 17th, 9:00am- Father's Day celebration will be held via Zoom. I will send the ID number the day before. 

 

·     School is closed on Monday, June 20th in observance of Juneteenth.

 

·     June 23rd is the last full day of classes

 

·     Dismissal on June 24th is at 12:00 pm.  There is no after-school program on that day.  The 8th grade will be graduating and if your child attends, they will go down to the church to watch the 8th-grade graduation.  

 

 

Always make sure to read the OLQM School Blog for additional information, located HERE!

   

If you have any questions or concerns, you can email me at mrsgonzalez@olqmnyc.org 

 

 

Unit Topic:

Babies

 

 Essential Question for the Unit:  

What are babies?

 

Focus Question for this Week

   How do babies change?

 

Focused Learning Activity for this Week:

           

How tall is the baby? 

The teacher will work with students in the math center to measure cutout babies of various lengths. Students will be encouraged to use unifix cubes to measure each baby. Students will discuss how many cubes each baby measured and which was the longest and shortest.

 

 

 

Pre-K Common Core Learning Standard Addressed:

PK. MATH.10Identifies measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight, and describes them using appropriate vocabulary

                  

Foundational Text for the Week:

The Little Red Stroller by Joshua Furst

Link to the foundational text HERE! 

 

Questions that will be asked throughout the week related to the foundational text:

 

Level 1: Recall 

Where did some of the families take the little red stroller? 

What did the children do with the stroller when they were too big for it? 

 

Level 2: Skill/Concept 

Why do people use strollers for babies? 

When the children were too big for the stroller, they shared it with someone who was younger. How does it feel when someone shares with you? 

 

Level 3: Strategic Thinking 

How do you think the children knew when they were too big for the stroller? How do you know when you are too big for something? 

Why did all the families in this book wish they had a stroller? How do you think they felt when they got the little red stroller? 

 

Level 4: Extended Thinking

The little red stroller traveled so many places with so many children that it became very tattered and tired and it could not go on any further. What do you think happened to it when everyone was done with it? Why?

 

   Lessons and Activities for the Week:

 

Blocks-Students will be invited to use blocks to create a nursery.

 

Dramatic Play - The teacher will invite children to turn the Dramatic Play area into a pediatrician’s office.

 

Art-Students are invited to create their own baby portraits with a variety of art materials.

 

Science-Students will be able to play a matching game, matching the adult animal to its offspring.

 

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 the longest and shortest.

 

Library- Students are invited to read books about our theme, babies.

 

Writing-Cards will be supplied with pictures of animal babies as well as their names. They will be placed in a bin for children to reference as they create their own animal baby book.

 

Sensory-Students will be able to give babies a bath with their own containers and consider why babies need help to wash or take a bath.

 

For more information on the Lesson Plan, click HERE!!

 

If there are any questions regarding the Pre-K for All program that cannot be answered by the office or classroom teacher, please feel free to contact the HelpLine at 888-227-8175

 

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Week of June 6th!!


WEEKLY REMINDERS

 

  • Due to the uptick in Covid cases, there are a few changes that 

were made regarding the in-person celebrations.

 

  • There is No Afterschool Program every Friday in 

June.  Please pick your child up between 2:45 and 3:00.

 

  • Wednesday , June 8th, 10:00am- End of Year "Moving Up 

Ceremony" in the gymnasium. two (2) Adults are Permitted per

Child. Students are to arrive at school at 9:15am and they go

home to celebrate with their families after the performance.

 

  • Friday, June 17th, 9:00am- Father's Day celebration will be 

held via Zoom. I will send the ID number the day before. 

 

  • School is closed on Monday, June 20th in observance

of Juneteenth.

 

  • June 23rd is the last full day of classes.

 

  • Dismissal on June 24th is at 12:00 pm.  

There is no after-school program on that day.  

The 8th grade will be graduating and if your child attends, they 

will go down to the church to watch the 8th-grade

graduation.  

 

 

Always make sure to read the OLQM School Blog for additional information, located HERE!

   

If you have any questions or concerns, you can email me at xiomaraserbones@olqmnyc.org or text/call (203)539-0863 I will do my best to answer at the end of the day. 

 

Unit Topic:

Babies

 

 Essential Question for the Unit:  

                                                           

                                                              What are babies?

 

Focus Question for this Week

      

What can we learn about animal babies? 

 

 

Focused Learning Activity for this Week

              

            Animal Baby Investigations


The teacher will work with students in the writing center. She will supply students with pictures and informational books about animal babies. The teacher will assist students in choosing an animal they would like to know more about to create a book about baby animals.

 

 

Pre-K Common Core Learning Standard Addressed:

 PK.ELAL.17. [PKW.6] Develops questions and participates in shared research and exploration to answer questions and to build and share knowledge (e.g., record and discuss an experiment of items that float and sink)

                  


Foundational Text for the Week:

Lizard From the Park by Mark Pett

Link to the foundational text HERE! 

 

Questions that will be asked throughout the week related to the foundational text:

 

Level 1: Recall 

What did Leonard find in the park? Where was Buster’s family? 

 

Level 2: Skill/Concept 

What kind of animal is Buster? How do you know? 

How did Leonard feel about Buster? How do you know? 

As Buster got bigger and bigger, he seemed to enjoy himself less and less. Why do you think that happened? 


Level 3: Strategic Thinking 

How do you think Leonard felt when he found the egg? Tell me more about that. 

How do you think Leonard felt when Buster hatched from the egg? Tell me more about that. 

How do you think Leonard felt when Buster was too big to live with him anymore? Tell me more about that. 

 

Level 4: Extended Thinking 

What were some of the ways Leonard took care of Buster? How would you take care of a dinosaur if you found a dinosaur egg in the park? 

Leonard took Buster everywhere with him. Where would you take him if he lived with you? Why? 

Leonard had to say goodbye to Buster. Have you ever had to say goodbye to someone you cared about? How did you feel? 

 

   Lessons and Activities for the Week:

 

Blocks- Students will be invited to use blocks to create a nursery.

 

Dramatic Play -The teacher will invite children to turn the Dramatic Play area into a pediatrician’s office.

 

Art-Students are invited to create their own baby portraits with a variety of art materials.

 

Science-Students will be able to play a matching game, matching the adult animal to its offspring.

 

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 the longest and shortest.

 

Library- Students are invited to read books about our theme, babies.

 

Writing-Cards will be supplied with pictures of animal babies as well as their names. They will be placed in a bin for children to reference as they create their own animal baby book.

 

Sensory-Students will be able to give babies a bath with their own containers and consider why babies need help to wash or take a bath.

 

For more information on the Lesson Plan, click  HERE!!

 

If there are any questions regarding the Pre-K for All program that cannot be answered by the office or classroom teacher, please feel free to contact the HelpLine at 888-227-8175