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Pre-K Newsletter - October 2018
We want to thank all the parents who attended our Pre-K Transportation Museum. The children loved sharing the vehicles that they designed. They also loved singing and dancing for you!
Pre-K will dress up for Wacky Wednesday on March 6, 2019. We thought it would be fun for your child to dress funny. Have fun brainstorming with your child and selecting an outfit that will be comfortable yet funny.
As the weather gets nicer remember to use your Cool Culture passes! It’s a great time to visit some museums, zoos or gardens with your family. Remember it’s free with your Cool Culture pass for up to 5 family members!
In March, the children will begin to learn about the 5 senses. Our senses help us collect information about our selves and our surroundings. The 5 senses are: smell, taste, touch, sight and hearing. You can help your child by going on a sensory walk or sit in a playground or park and practice using each sense one at a time. Have your child describe what they are hearing, smelling, touching, and seeing.
In math, we are practicing how to recognize written numbers 1-10. At home you can play a guessing game to help your child visualize and recognize written numbers by “writing” a number with your finger on your child’s back. If your child has trouble guessing the number, give hints. (“Your sister is this many years old.”) Switch roles and let your child write numbers on your back.
Your child has been working on strengthening their fine motor skills in school. These are the skills your child needs to use when writing and drawing. One way to help further build these skills is to have your child put cheerios, buttons or pennies in a narrow mouth jar or a plastic container with a small slit cut out of the lid. Race to see who will finish first or see how long it takes child to place 10 pennies into a jar/container.
We are so excited to offer Cool Culture passes to all families with children in PS 230's PreK! You will have access to 90 of NYC’s best-loved museums, gardens, zoos and historic houses. We can't wait to hear about all the fun things your child do when you use the Cool Culture Pass.
For more information about the Cool Culture Pass, click here
If you did not receive a pass, lost your pass or need to make a correction on your family's name, please contact your Cool Cultural Liaison - Ms. Jill Reinier, Parent Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-K has been very excited about the teddy bears that have joined our Pre-K classes. Each bear chose a pre-k student to be a special friend.
We spent a lot of time preparing for the bears by discussing ways for our bears to feel safe and comfortable in school. The children said that being kind, using inside voices and being good listeners would make the bears feel safe. Your child has named their bear and is in the process of creating a home for them.
Ask your child about their bear. What is his/her name? How old is your bear? What are their likes? Dislikes? What is your bear afraid of? The bears will remain in the classroom until June, and then your child will bring it home to stay.
School Spirit Day
Parent Teacher Conferences
Half-Day for all Students
Early dismissal - 11:40 am
Pre-K Family Fun Day
Youcan the Toucan
Pre-K Non-Attendance Day
No School for Pre-K students
Here is a list of some of our favorite books that we will be reading this month.
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do You Hear?, by Bill Marin Jr. & Eric Carle
Tap Tap BOOM BOOM, by Elizabeth Bluemle
My Five Senses, by Aliki
Goldilocks and the Three Bears, retold by James Marshall
LMNO Peas, by Keith Baker
Chicka Chicka 123, by Bill Martin Jr.
You can borrow these books and more from your local library, located at:
Borough Park Branch
1265 43rd Street, between 12th and 13th Avenues
Sadly, the Windsor Terrace Library will be closed for renovations until summer 2020, but there will be a book mobile service available at E. 5th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 am - 4 pm