Welcome to the 2018 pre-kindergarten web page
Mrs. Tchaconas Pre-K 101 & Mrs. Beltecas Pre-K 102
Web Page Updated: 11/2018
Web Page Updated: 11/2018
December is an exciting month starting with the Winter Fair on December 7th and our first educational visitation from APEC presenting Animals Alive, on December 13th. The Apec representative will show the children cold and warm blooded animals and describe their characteristics along with a description of where they live and how they survive in their environment. The animals that will be showcased are the following: a bird, snake, turtle and a cute rabbit.
The children will be sharing their winter family holiday traditions and customs this month, with a parent engagement on Thursday, December 20th. Parents will participate with their child in class creating a seasonal craft and celebrating December holidays.
The December Explore topic is, Where We Live. The children will explore where people and animals live around their environment. The following questions we will focus on are: 1) Where do I live? Where do my family members live? 2) Where do people and animals live? 3) What types of homes do people in my city (NYC) live in? 4) How do people and animals make homes?
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 and gives all parents an opportunity to choose an assignment with their 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.
This month your child will bring home "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.
Building Blocks math program will focus on the following skills: 1) Develop verbal counting skills, 2) Counting and producing small groups, 3) Recognizing equal groups, 4) Duplicating rhythmic patterns, 5) Shape recognition: awareness of environmental shapes along with describing attributes and relative positions, 6) Matching shapes, 7) Number recognition 0-5, 8) Math activity games on computer.
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 December
The Big Orange Splot, by Daniel Manus Pinkwater
A House for Hermit Crab, by Eric Carle
The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf, by Mark Teague
Iggy Peck Architect, by Andrea Beaty
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
December Words for Life
Week of November 26th - Unique
Everyone is unique and special.
1) Week of December 3rd - Home
I live at home with my family.
2) Week of December 10th - Habitat
Animals live in a home environment called a habitat.
3) Week of December 17th - Construction
In the block center our students are construction workers building houses.