Welcome to the 2018 pre-kindergarten web page
Mrs. Tchaconas Pre-K 101 & Mrs. Beltecas Pre-K 102
Web Page Updated: 3/29/19
Web Page Updated: 3/29/19
April is a very exciting month filled with many activities and events starting with the Queens Botanical Garden, and a host will present a children's workshop on, "Plants We Eat," on April 1st. The host will visit our classrooms with a presentation that will focus on the planting process of veggies and fruits, from seed to plant.
Our spring parent workshop will be on Tuesday, April 9th at 2:40 pm, in room 102, with a discussion topic of: Authentic Learning Instruction and Practices in Math. On April 15th, Flushing Town Hall will host multi-cultural interactive dance experience for our students.
The April Explore topic is on Plants, and the children will be learning about different kinds of plants. They will discover by hands-on exploration of the seed to plant life cycle. Enduring understandings the students should have by the end of the unit are the following: 1) Plants are living things: every part of a plant has an important function; 2) Plants grow from seeds and need water, nutrients and light to live; 3) Plants are all around us; 4) There are many different types of plants; 5) Plants are important for many reasons.
Building Blocks math program will focus on the following objectives this month:
1) Shape recognition and composite. 2) Accurately count and produce objects to 10 and beyond. 3) Comparing and ordering numbers. 4) Solving problems using strategies. 5) To add and subtract small numbers. 6) To quickly recognize the sum of two groups. 7) Recognizing numbers and subitizing (instantly recognizes amount visually). 8) Math activity games on computer during learning centers.
We encourage you to work together with your child on the parent engagement Choice Board for this unit. The Choice Board will reflect our monthly topic (Plants) and gives all parents an opportunity to choose an assignment with your child at home. Each child will bring in their project and share it with the other students during class. This incentive can encourage you and your child with the school to home learning connection in developing their educational growth.
We are continuing "Book in a Bag," on Friday for weekend reading (please return the book on Monday morning in your child's class folder). This initiative will encourage reading together, enjoying books and developing good literacy habits and book handling skills.
The Pre-K teaching staff thanks you for your support and participation. We are looking forward to an exciting month!
The Pre-Kindergarten Staff
Please view side panel "Dates to Remember," for information.
Below are Pre-K Topics for April
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, by Kate Messner
The Curious Garden, by Peter Brown
An Orange in January, by Dianna Hutts Aston
The Vegetables We Eat, by Gail Gibbons
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
April Words for Life
Week of 4/1/19 – Garden
I will plant assorted seeds in the garden.
Week of 4/8/19 – Seed
I need to plant the seed in the soil for it to grow into a plant.
Week of 4/15/19 – Sprout
If you water your planted seed each day it will sprout up from the soil.
Week of 4/22/19 – Sunlight
Plants need plenty of sunlight and water.