PS 230 Open House Schedule
PreK Open House and Tours will be held on Thursday January 25, Monday February 12 and Tuesday March 13 at 9:00 am. Visit ps230.org/how_to_apply_for_prek for more information.
This month the children will be studying where people and animals around them live. They will be learning about the different types of homes for animals and people in their neighborhood, for example: apartment buildings, houses, brownstones, nests and trees. You can help your child observe what types of homes they see as they travel to school and back. You can also talk to them about the different parts of a home, for example: attic, basement, garage and living room. Discuss with your child about what they think the homes that they see are made out of, for example: bricks, wood or glass. There is so much you can talk to your child about while walking to school together.
We will also begin Friend of the Week. Every week we will celebrate a different child. We will talk about the letters in their name, and interview them about things they like. We will also make a portrait of the child. We will ask each child to bring in something special to share at the end of the week for a show and tell. It could be anything, from a picture to a special toy.
In math, we are learning about patterns. Simple patterns have 2 colors or variables, for example red, blue, red, blue. You can help your child by looking for patterns together, for example there are patterns in clothing, such as stripes or prints. You can also help them to create patterns at home using small toys, stickers or stamps. Always have your child tell you about the pattern when they are done.
Your child has been engaging in many gross motor activities in the multi-purpose room, such as hopping and skipping. You can do gross motor activities at home. You can help your child by creating movement patterns such as walk, walk, jump, walk, walk, jump. You can use movements such as: skip, run, jog, hop, turn and sit.
We are so excited to receive our Cool Culture passes! You now 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. If you have not filled out the form, please do so as soon as possible and return it to school.
For more information about the Cool Culture Pass, click here
If you have 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 email@example.com.
It was great to see so many families at the Literacy Workshop. Family involvement is critical to a child’s success in school. Your child has received their own special library basket! We hope they enjoy having a place to keep their books safe and clean. We hope they will use this basket for years to come.
The children love reading books in school. Talking about the pictures is how Pre-K children “read”. The children are excited about our new lending library. Every Wednesday your child will choose a book to take home and read. Please remind your child to put the book back in the reading baggie when they finish reading. They must bring the book baggie to school every Wednesday.
Pre-K Family Fun Day - Youcan the Toucan - 3 p.m. (Space is limited)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - (No School)
February 16 - February 23
Lunar New Year & Midwinter Recess - (No School)
PreK Family Fun Day - Transportation Museum - 1 p.m.
All Families are Welcome!
Here is a list of some of our favorite books that we will be reading this month.
The Big Orange Splot, by Daniel Manus Pinkwater
The Three Little Pigs and The Somewhat Bad Wolf, by Mark Teague
The Mitten, by Jan Brett
The Napping House, by Audrey Wood
We're Going on a Bear Hunt, by Michael Rosen
The Doorbell Rang, by Pat Hutchins
You can borrow these books and more from your local library:
Windsor Terrace Library
160 E. 5th St. at Ft. Hamilton Pkwy.
Brooklyn, NY 11218
Ask the librarian to recommend other books about: homes, building, patterns, colors, families, shapes, holidays, counting and the alphabet.