Welcome to the 2017 pre-kindergarten web page
Mrs. Tchaconas Pre-K 101 & Mrs. Beltecas Pre-K 102
Web Page Updated: 12/21/17
Web Page Updated: 12/21/17
January is our first month of the new year and we have planned many exciting projects and learning topics for your child. The New York Historical Society will be visiting our classrooms and conducting a children's workshop on the topic of "Transportation Long Ago," aligned with the transportation unit of study.
This month we are honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by acknowledging "Acts of Kindness" a school wide incentive.
This month our January Explore unit (5) topic of study is Transportation, which will focus on, " How does my community use various modes of transportation?" This unit will explore the following teaching objectives: Week 1) What kinds of transportation do I use and why? The children will explore the means of transportation they take to school and other places in the neighborhood. Week 2) What are various modes of transportation? The children will explore the 3 modes of transportation; land, air and water. Week 3) Who operates the vehicles in my community? Vehicles that are operated by community helpers such as bus drivers, train conductors, firefighters, police officers and mail carriers. Week 4) How do we stay safe when using transportation? There are many ways to stay safe when using transportation.
A list of monthly books that correspond to our curriculum is posted below under January Books.
January Building Blocks math will focus on the following: 1) Recognize numerals and quantities they represent. 2) Compare small amounts. 3) Sort and classify small groups. 4) Counting objects to 10 and beyond. 5) Order numbers and lengths. 6) Identify and match shapes: describe shape of objects in their environments. 7) Math center: using math content vocabulary while working with math game activities and using technology.
The Pre-K teaching staff thanks you for your support and participation and we are looking forward to an exciting month.
Wishing You a Happy New Year!
The Pre-Kindergarten Staff
Please view side panel "Dates to Remember," for information.
Below are Pre-K Topics for January:
Unit: 5 Transportation
*The Bus for Us by Suzanne Bloom: Tess is excited
to take the bus on the first day of school.
Go! Go! Go! Stop! by Charise Mericle Harper: One
day little green rolls into town and says his very first
*What Do Wheels Do All Day? by April Jones
Prince: Wheels push, race, stroll, fly, whiz and spin
all day long!
Whose Vehicle Is This? by Sharon Katz Cooper:
Take a look at the vehicles workers drive.
The Land Of Many Colors by the Klamath County YMCA Family Preschool Books
Whoever You Are by Mem Fox
Shades Of People by Shelly Rotner and Sheila M. Kelly
Hello World by Manya Stojic
We All Come From Different Cultures by Melissa Higgins
All Kinds of Children by Norma Simon
We Are All Alike, We Are All Different by The Cheltenham Elementary School Kindergarteners
We All Look Different by Melissa Higgins
We All Have Different Families by Melissa Higgins
The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle
What I Like About Me! by Allia Zobel-Nolan
It's Okay to Make Mistakes by Todd Parr
It's Okay to be Different by Todd Parr
I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont
I Like Me! by Nancy Carlson
I'm Growing by Aliki
I'm Special, I'm Me! by Ann Meek
Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus
Little Louie the Baby Bloomer by Robert Kraus
Cupcake by Charise Mericle Harper
Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal