PreK News: May 2017

Room 201: Ms. AnneMarie (Email: avargas@ps343.org)  & Ms. Kaushiki

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

Important Dates

5/4 Alley Pond Environmental Center Workshop for PreK students (in-school trip) 5/9 NYC Urban Park Ranger Visit for PreK students (in-school trip) 5/17 Parent-Teacher Workshop Night 5/25 Parent Association Meeting & Workshop 5/29 Memorial Day No School


Birthdays

Graham - 5/7 Nofah- 5/17

Suggested Reading

When I Was Little: A 4-Year-Old’s Memoir of Her Youth, by Jamie Lee Curtis Love You Forever, by Robert Munsch The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle Waiting for Wings, by Lois Ehlert

What We Are Learning

We are learning about Living Things this month.

Literacy

  • Writing about events that have occurred

  • Responding to books - i.e. acting out the life cycle of a butterfly after hearing a story about that topic


Math

  • Measurement - using terms such as small, big, short, tall, empty, full, heavy and light


Science

  • Observing and describing characteristics of living things


Physical Development

  • Discussing how people grow and change over time


Home Connections

  • Please send in a baby photo of your child for a special project. Photos will be returned or you can email the photo to your child’s teacher.

  • Look at family photos together and talk about how family members have grown and changed.

  • Please visit the Butterfly Conservatory Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History going on until May 28th. Also, the Butterfly Garden at the Bronx Zoo is open from now through October. In addition, visit a local zoo and talk about how animals grow and change.