Pre-K 4    Week of June 20, 2022

Please Read All The Reminders

Tuesday, 6/21
 •Please remember to send sleeping mats to school!!!

Friday, 6/24
 •LAST DAY OF SCHOOL DISMISSAL IS AT 12 PM
FOR ALL.

If you or your child is experiencing fever, fatigue, congestion, headache, vomiting, or any other covid-like symptoms the night before school, please remain home and obtain a negative result before coming to the school building. If you or your child tests positive and were present any day of the school week, please notify the teacher. Remote work is always available for students at any time.

As always, please make sure to read the OLQM school blog for additional updates and information located HERE!

Contact info:

MrTaraza@olqmnyc.org (I usually try to reply within the same day).

 If there are any questions regarding the 3-K/Pre-K for all program that can not be answered by the office or classroom teacher, please feel free to contact the

Help Line at 888-227-8175

Unit Topic:

Transformation

Essential Question:

What is transformation and how do things change?

Focus Question for The Week:

How will I continue to change and grow?

Foundational Text for The Week:

I'm Big Now! by Anthea Simmons / Gergie Birkett


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?

Review

Ask children to share events that happened in the story that stook out to them most. Find out what they enjoyed or find interesting? Record children's anwsers and read back the findings about the story.

Focused Learning Activity for The Week

Transform This! *Challenge


Supply various objects such as recycled materials and challenge children to select one and transform it into something new. Allow children to use an assortment of art materials such as recycled materials, collage materials, markers, paint, glue, etc. to transform the object they select. Talk with the children about what the original item was and what they have transformed it into as well as how they transformed the object. When finished, children can work in the writing area and write about how they transformed the object.

Pre-K Common Core Learning Standard(s) Addressed

PK.SCI.10

Asks questions, makes observations, and gathers information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.

 
Lessons and Activities for the Month

Blocks

Begin building a tower in the Blocks/Construction Area. Invite children to make the tower taller. Ask them to think about how they can make the tower taller and then work together on this task. Encourage them to see how tall they can make the tower. Additionally, encourage children to think of other ways to change the tower, such as making it smaller, wider or narrower.

Dramatic Play

Kindergarten: Invite children to create a kindergarten classroom in the dramatic play area. They can discuss what they think kindergarten will be like, create a classroom accordingly, then take on roles, and pretend it is the beginning of their kindergarten year. If children are unfamiliar with kindergarten, consider providing books, or using other resources such as an online search engine, or pictures from kindergarten classes as inspiration for this activity.

Art

Limited Numbers Provide assorted open-ended materials the children can use to create art. Suggest a category by which the children can sort the objects as well as a number and invite them to take the correct number of items and use them to make any type of art they would like. For example, you might suggest they find and use four red items or three round items. Repeat according to the children’s interests. In each round, they can build on their original work, or create something new

Science

Supply pictures of various insects or animals that experience metamorphosis such as butterflies and toads and invite children to sequence the pictures. Talk with them about the changes they notice in the pictures. Use the words metamorphosis, pupa, grow, change, and life cycle frequently throughout the activity.

Math

Floor Puzzles: Invite children to assemble puzzles, including large floor puzzles (if available) and discuss how putting the pieces together transforms the pieces from many small designs or pictures into a larger picture.

Library

Students are invited to read fiction and non-fiction books about our theme, Transformation.

Writing

Encourage children to write a story about something or someone who experiences a change. Ask how the character felt before, during and after the change.

Sensory

Water Beads: Re-introduce waterbeads to the sensory table and ask children to observe and discuss how the water beads transformed after adding water.

For more information on the Lesson Plan, click HERE!

To view this weeks' foundational text, please click HERE!

 

If you have any questions or concerns, you can email me at MrTaraza@olqmnyc.org or email Mrs. Zogka at MrsZogka@olqmnyc.org. 

 

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 Help Line at 888-227-8175

              Pre-K 4    Week of June 13, 2022

Please Read All The Reminders

Monday, 6/13

 •Please remember to send sleeping mats to school!!!

Tuesday, 6/14
•Flag Day

Friday, 6/17
 •NO AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM PICK UP
BETWEEN 2:50 & 3:00 (Please notify teacher if you will be late.)

Friday, June 17th, 9:00am- Father's Day Kids Performance
(Zoom)

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 251 984 7674

Passcode: school


Monday, 6/20

•NO SCHOOL (JUNETEENTH)


If you or your child is experiencing fever, fatigue, congestion, headache, vomiting, or any other covid-like symptoms the night before school, please remain home and obtain a negative result before coming to the school building. If you or your child tests positive and were present any day of the school week, please notify the teacher. Remote work is always available for students at any time.

As always, please make sure to read the OLQM school blog for additional updates and information located HERE!

Contact info:

MrTaraza@olqmnyc.org (I usually try to reply within the same day).

 If there are any questions regarding the 3-K/Pre-K for all program that can not be answered by the office or classroom teacher, please feel free to contact the

Help Line at 888-227-8175


Unit Topic:

Babies

Essential Question:

What are babies?

Focus Question for The Week:

How do babies change?

Foundational Text for The Week:

The Little Red Stroller by Joshua Furst





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?

Review

Ask children to share events that happened in the story that stook out to them most. Find out what they enjoyed or find interesting? Record children's anwsers and read back the findings about the story.

Focused Learning Activity for The Week

Human Life Cycle Sequencing


Life Cycle: Provide pictures that model an animal life cycle. Invite children to sequence the pictures. This can also be done with pictures of humans. For example, supply a picture of an infant, toddler, child, teen, adult and elderly adult. 

√ Opportunity for Assessment: What can the child share about animal life cycles? Can they put the pictures in the correct order?

Pre-K Common Core Learning Standard(s) Addressed

PK.ELAL.15

Uses a combination of drawing, dictating, oral expression, and/or emergent writing to narrate an event or events in a sequence.

 
 

PK.MATH.7

Identifes frst and last related to order or position.



Lessons and Activities for the Month

Blocks

Build Animals: Invite children to use blocks to create the animal babies and habitats that they are investigating. Supply pictures of these animals and their habitats for the children to reference as they create. Use the accurate baby and adult animal names frequently with the children as you interact with them.

Dramatic Play

Baby Nursery: Share with the children that you are going to create a place to care for babies. Sometimes a place to care for babies is called a nursery. Ask the children what they know about babies and what you will need to take care of babies. Chart children’s responses, then follow up on their ideas by adding supplies as possible and assisting children in creating other items as necessary.

Art

Baby Powder Paint: Add baby powder to paint. Encourage children to notice the smell as they use the paint. Talk with children about why people might use baby powder with babies.

Science

Life Cycle: Provide pictures that model an animal life cycle. Invite children to sequence the pictures. This can also be done with pictures of humans. For example, supply a picture of an infant, toddler, child, teen, adult and elderly adult.


√ Opportunity for Assessment: What can the child share about animal life cycles? Can they put the pictures in the correct order.

Math

Animal Count: Supply an assortment of baby animals. Invite children to count them and tell you how many there are. As children are successful, rearrange the animals in different arrays and try with various numbers.

Library

Students are invited to read fiction and non-fiction books about our theme, Babies.

Writing

Animal Baby Names: Supply cards with pictures of animal babies as well as their names. Place them in a basket for children to reference as they write and draw in this center. Encourage children to notice and make the sound of the first letter of the animal names, as they are ready.

Sensory

Baby Bath: Add child-safe soap, baby dolls, and washcloths to water in the sensory table. Invite children to give the babies a bath and consider why babies need help to wash or take a bath. Model using vocabulary words such as baby, infant, newborn, gentle, and tiny as you interact with the children in this activity


For more information on the Lesson Plan, click HERE!

To view this weeks' foundational text, please click HERE!

 

If you have any questions or concerns, you can email me at MrTaraza@olqmnyc.org or email Mrs. Zogka at MrsZogka@olqmnyc.org. 

 

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 Help Line at 888-227-8175

             Pre-K 4    Week of June 6, 2022

Please Read All The Reminders

Monday, 6/6

 •Please remember to send sleeping mats to school!!!

Thursday 6/9

*Children come in at 9:15 AM* *Ceremony Begins at 10 AM*- End of Year "Moving Up Ceremony" in the gymnasium.

*(Two (2) Adults Permitted per Child)*

Friday, June 17th, 9:00am- Father's Day "Donuts with Dad" .
(Zoom)

Join Zoom Meeting

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2519847674?/=OWh0SW5oZlVpR1F4K2tHUVduYk1EZz09

Meeting ID: 251 984 7674

Passcode: school


If you or your child is experiencing fever, fatigue, congestion, headache, vomiting, or any other covid-like symptoms the night before school, please remain home and obtain a negative result before coming to the school building. If you or your child tests positive and were present any day of the school week, please notify the teacher. Remote work is always available for students at any time.

As always, please make sure to read the OLQM school blog for additional updates and information located HERE!

Contact info:

MrTaraza@olqmnyc.org (I usually try to reply within the same day).

 If there are any questions regarding the 3-K/Pre-K for all program that can not be answered by the office or classroom teacher, please feel free to contact the

Help Line at 888-227-8175




Unit Topic:

Babies

Essential Question:

What are babies?

Focus Question for The Week:

What can we learn about animal babies? *Note that children will explore this question for two weeks.

Foundational Text for The Week:

Lizard from the Park by Mark Pett



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?

Review

Ask children to share events that happened in the story that stook out to them most. Find out what they enjoyed or find interesting? Record children's anwsers and read back the findings about the story.

Focused Learning Activity for The Week

PlayDough Animal Babies


Supply PlayDough and animal shape cutters for the children to use to create the animal babies they are studying. Provide pictures of these animals for the children to reference as they create. Use the names of the animal babies frequently throughout this activity. Children can also use clay to create objects related to the animal babies such as food, homes, etc. Ask children to tell you about their animal and add this as dictation to their project or invite them to add their own writing.

Pre-K Common Core Learning Standard(s) Addressed

PK.SCI.5

Plans and conducts investigations to determine how familiar plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive in the environment.

 
 

PK.PDH.5

Demonstrates eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills.



Lessons and Activities for the Month

Blocks

Build Animals: Invite children to use blocks to create the animal babies and habitats that they are investigating. Supply pictures of these animals and their habitats for the children to reference as they create. Use the accurate baby and adult animal names frequently with the children as you interact with them.

Dramatic Play

Baby Nursery: Share with the children that you are going to create a place to care for babies. Sometimes a place to care for babies is called a nursery. Ask the children what they know about babies and what you will need to take care of babies. Chart children’s responses, then follow up on their ideas by adding supplies as possible and assisting children in creating other items as necessary.

Art

Baby Powder Paint: Add baby powder to paint. Encourage children to notice the smell as they use the paint. Talk with children about why people might use baby powder with babies.

Science

Life Cycle: Provide pictures that model an animal life cycle. Invite children to sequence the pictures. This can also be done with pictures of humans. For example, supply a picture of an infant, toddler, child, teen, adult and elderly adult.


√ Opportunity for Assessment: What can the child share about animal life cycles? Can they put the pictures in the correct order.

Math

Animal Count: Supply an assortment of baby animals. Invite children to count them and tell you how many there are. As children are successful, rearrange the animals in different arrays and try with various numbers.

Library

Students are invited to read fiction and non-fiction books about our theme, Babies.

Writing

Animal Baby Names: Supply cards with pictures of animal babies as well as their names. Place them in a basket for children to reference as they write and draw in this center. Encourage children to notice and make the sound of the first letter of the animal names, as they are ready.

Sensory

Baby Bath: Add child-safe soap, baby dolls, and washcloths to water in the sensory table. Invite children to give the babies a bath and consider why babies need help to wash or take a bath. Model using vocabulary words such as baby, infant, newborn, gentle, and tiny as you interact with the children in this activity


For more information on the Lesson Plan, click HERE!

To view this weeks' foundational text, please click HERE!

 

If you have any questions or concerns, you can email me at MrTaraza@olqmnyc.org or email Mrs. Zogka at MrsZogka@olqmnyc.org. 

 

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 Help Line at 888-227-8175

            Pre-K 4    Week of May 30, 2022

Please Read All The Reminders

Tuesday, 5/31

 •Please remember to send sleeping mats to school!!!

Thursday, June 9th, Children come in at 9:15 AM Ceremony Begins at 10 AM- End of Year "Moving Up Ceremony" in the gymnasium.

(Two (2) Adults Permitted per Child)

Friday, June 17th, 9:00am- Father's Day "Donuts with Dad" Celebration in the gymnasium.
(Zoom)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2519847674?pwd=OWh0SW5oZlVpR1F4K2tHUVduYk1EZz09

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2519847674?/=OWh0SW5oZlVpR1F4K2tHUVduYk1EZz09

Meeting ID: 251 984 7674

Passcode: school


If you or your child is experiencing fever, fatigue, congestion, headache, vomiting, or any other covid-like symptoms the night before school, please remain home and obtain a negative result before coming to the school building. If you or your child tests positive and were present any day of the school week, please notify the teacher. Remote work is always available for students at any time.

As always, please make sure to read the OLQM school blog for additional updates and information located HERE!

Contact info:

MrTaraza@olqmnyc.org (I usually try to reply within the same day).

 If there are any questions regarding the 3-K/Pre-K for all program that can not be answered by the office or classroom teacher, please feel free to contact the

Help Line at 888-227-8175


Unit Topic:

Babies

Essential Question:

What are babies?

Focus Question for The Week:

What can we learn about animal babies? *Note that children will explore this question for two weeks.

Foundational Text for The Week:

Follow Me! Animal Parents and Babies by Shira Evans



Level 1: Recall
What are some of the animals in this book? What are some of the things the animal parents in this book teach their babies?

Level 2: Skill/Concept
Animal babies learn from their parents. Who do you learn from? What are some of the ways the animal parents in this book carry their babies? Why do animal babies need to be carried?

Level 3: Strategic Thinking
What are some of the ways the animal parents in this book keep them safe? What are some ways grown-ups keep you safe? What are some of the ways the animals in this book change as they grow up? What are some of the ways you are changing?


Level 4: Extended Thinking
How do people learn about animals?
What are some ways the animals in this book are similar to you? What are some ways they are different?

Review

Ask children to share events that happened in the story that stook out to them most. Find out what they enjoyed or find interesting? Record children's anwsers and read back the findings about the story.

Focused Learning Activity for The Week

Animal Babies


Invite children to use recycled materials to create the animal babies they are studying. Supply pictures of these animals for them to reference as they create. Use the names of the animal babies frequently throughout this activity. Children can also use recycled materials to create objects related to their animal babies such as food, homes, etc. Ask children to tell you about their animal and add this as dictation to their project or invite them to add their own writing.

Pre-K Common Core Learning Standard(s) Addressed

PK.SCI.6

Develops a model to describe that some young plants and animals are similar to, but not exactly like, their parents.

 


Lessons and Activities for the Month

Blocks

Build Animals: Invite children to use blocks to create the animal babies and habitats that they are investigating. Supply pictures of these animals and their habitats for the children to reference as they create. Use the accurate baby and adult animal names frequently with the children as you interact with them.

Dramatic Play

Baby Nursery: Share with the children that you are going to create a place to care for babies. Sometimes a place to care for babies is called a nursery. Ask the children what they know about babies and what you will need to take care of babies. Chart children’s responses, then follow up on their ideas by adding supplies as possible and assisting children in creating other items as necessary.

Art

Baby Powder Paint: Add baby powder to paint. Encourage children to notice the smell as they use the paint. Talk with children about why people might use baby powder with babies.

Science

Life Cycle: Provide pictures that model an animal life cycle. Invite children to sequence the pictures. This can also be done with pictures of humans. For example, supply a picture of an infant, toddler, child, teen, adult and elderly adult.


√ Opportunity for Assessment: What can the child share about animal life cycles? Can they put the pictures in the correct order.

Math

Animal Count: Supply an assortment of baby animals. Invite children to count them and tell you how many there are. As children are successful, rearrange the animals in different arrays and try with various numbers.

Library

Students are invited to read fiction and non-fiction books about our theme, Babies.

Writing

Animal Baby Names: Supply cards with pictures of animal babies as well as their names. Place them in a basket for children to reference as they write and draw in this center. Encourage children to notice and make the sound of the first letter of the animal names, as they are ready.

Sensory

Baby Bath: Add child-safe soap, baby dolls, and washcloths to water in the sensory table. Invite children to give the babies a bath and consider why babies need help to wash or take a bath. Model using vocabulary words such as baby, infant, newborn, gentle, and tiny as you interact with the children in this activity


For more information on the Lesson Plan, click HERE!

To view this weeks' foundational text, please click HERE!

 

If you have any questions or concerns, you can email me at MrTaraza@olqmnyc.org or email Mrs. Zogka at MrsZogka@olqmnyc.org. 

 

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 Help Line at 888-227-8175

                   Pre-K 4     Week of June 20, 2022 Please Read All The Reminders Tuesday, 6/21  •Please remember to send sleeping mats to ...