PreK News: November 2017

Room 201: Ms. Mary (Email: mschmitt@ps343.org)  & Ms. Kaushiki

Room 202: Ms. Christina (Email: cjoseph@ps343.org)  & Ms. Mayra

Important Dates

11/7

Election Day- No School


11/9

Parent Association Meeting and Family Workshop and Safety Town Hall Meeting


11/15

Picture Day


11/16

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Half day of school


11/23 & 11/24

Thanksgiving Recess-No School


Birthdays

Tenzin-11/3

Suggested Reading


Goldilocks and the Three Bears, by various authors

Peter’s Chair, by Ezra Jack Keats

The Family Book, by Todd Parr

What We Are Learning

We will be learning about families this month.


Social Studies 

  • Different types of families
  • Family members
  • Family activities
  • Family traditions

Literacy

  • Describing characters and retelling major events in a story

Health

  • Food and healthy eating 

Math

  • Recognizing numerals 0-5
  • Understanding positional words (top, bottom, up, down, front, back, etc.)

Home Connections

  • We welcome family members to come and talk to our class about special family traditions
  • Talk to your child about family members that live near and far away
  • Discuss healthy eating habits
  • See attached note for additional ideas

Dear Families:  
    As a special family project to go with our Families unit, we are asking for you to collect the labels from the food packages and containers (example: label from cereal box) you use at home for a special art project.  You can help your child tear or cut out the labels and send them to school.  We will be collecting the labels from now through November 17th.
    This is a great opportunity to talk to your child about the food you buy and how it is cooked (slice, mix, chop, cook, bake).  For science, allow your child to see what happens when rice/noodles/pasta is boiled in water.  You can talk to them about the changes in color, texture and size that occurs when it is cooked.  
    For math, talk to them about the measuring tools, such as cups and spoons, you use when cooking or count the number of ingredients you are using while cooking.  For literacy, point out the letters on the packages and containers your food comes in, show how you can write down your grocery list before you go shopping or read a favorite recipe to your child.  For social studies, talk about the foods you eat that comes from your culture and the food that you eat that comes from other cultures (example: pizza and spaghetti are from Italy).  
                                        Happy eating!