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April

PRE-K102

Mrs. P. Beltecas

contact email: Pbeltecas@schools.nyc.gov

PRE-K101

Mrs. J. Tchaconas

Contact Email: etchaco@schools.nyc.gov
Jtchaconas@q184.org

AT HOME LEARNING

Some fun activities to do at home with your child:

  1. Take a walk, go in your yard or look out the window and discuss the signs of spring. Make sure you are with an adult family member when you go outside for a walk.
  2. Plant seeds in potting soil and use a plant pot or plastic cup. If you don’t have plant seeds use lima beens, seeds from fruit or veggies.
  3. Plant care: 1) Pour a small amount of water daily 2) Make sure your plant gets plenty of sunlight. 3) Make a little book and chart daily the growth of your plant from seed to plant (Draw a picture daily to show your results).
  4. Make little books by folding paper in half and you can add more sheets in your book each day and staple them together. Have fun drawing stories in your books.
  5. Build things using recycled materials.
  6. Count things around the home, write the number and clap/jump that many times.
  7. Shape Detective: Search around your home or outside and talk about how you know what shape the object is by it’s attributes.
  8. Help set the table with plates, napkins, forks, etc. Count how many of each you
    need for your family.
  9. Read every night and discuss the story. Ask who, what, where, when, why and how
    questions.

A Message from the Teachers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        April 2020


Dear Parents,

We hope everyone is healthy and well during this time! We are in a new month and have many things to look forward too. April is the start of the spring season and flowers are starting to bloom and the weather is getting warmer and the days are longer. Please make sure to do your attendance daily and listen to the school announcements, also go to the classroom page and do your daily assignments the best you can each day. If you have any concerns with the remote learning please contact us!

This month our students will focus on unit 8: Plants, and we will explore many types of plants in our homes and neighborhood. We will focus on the following: 1) Plants are living things. 2) Every part of a plant has an important function. 3) Plants grow from seeds and need water, nutrients and light to live. 4) Plants are all around us. 5) There are many different types of plants. 6) Plants are important for many reasons.

Our April Building Blocks math program (Weeks 23, 24 & 25) will focus on the following: 1) To count beyond 10 and recognize numbers before and after. 2) Counting, comparing and ordering. 3) Adding and subtracting objects. 4) Subitizing by instantly recognizing amounts. 5) Measuring objects and comparing sizes. 6) Identify and compose shapes. Please work with your child at home to reinforce these math objectives that connect with authentic learning.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and participation! 

Good health and enjoy the holidays! 

Sincerely, 

Pre-K Staff

                                                                                                                                                            

Reminders

Dates to Remember

  • Check April web school calendar for upcoming events and announcements.

Resources

  • Building Blocks Math
  • Pre-K Monthly Units of Study
  • Foundational Texts
    1) "Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt," by. Kate Messner
    2) "The Curious Garden, " by Peter Brown
    3) "An Orange in January," by Dianna Hutts Aston
    4) "The Vegetables We Eat," by Gail Gibbons
  • April Words for Life
    Week of 4/2/20
    Garden
    I will plant assorted seeds in the garden.
  • Week 4/13/20
    Seed
    I need to plant the seed in the soil for it to grow into a plant.
  • Week 4/16/20
    Sprout
    If you water your planted seed each day it will sprout up from the soil.
  • Week of 4/23/20
    Sunlight
    Plants need plenty of sunlight and water.