Newsletter Week of June 6, 2016

Literacy Focus:
* Classic Tales
* letters “Xx/Yy”
* Phonemic awareness

Parent Involvement:
if you have not already done so please send in $10 for the pre-K graduation fun activities that are planned for the last week of school. We will be having a clown, Italian ice, movie and snack day, game day, superhero and princess day.

At Home:
*Practice writing “Xx/Yy”
* Practice writing “#20
* sight words
* beginning sound of words( phonemic awareness)

Reminders:
*Kite festival- DATE CHANGED to Sunday June 12
* in school aquarium June 6
* no school June 9
* no school June 14
* pre-K graduation June 20

Books We’re Reading :
* How Turtle Cracked His Shell
* Why Flies Buzz
* The Three Horrid Little Pigs
* Just A Little Bit

Words To Know:
* tightly
* wonder
* advice
* Punishment
* hearted
* pesky
* rude
* sturdy

Math and Fun Activities:
* standard measurement
* fun measurement activities
* pan balance (M6)
* heavier lighter(M7)

WEEK AT A GLANCE :
Monday-
Tuesday –
Wednesday- yoga
Thursday-
Friday – Show and Tell

💝Thank you for ALL you do💝

Debra Czajkowski
Pre-K Teacher
P.S. 132

Newsletter Week of May 30, 2016

Reminders:
No School Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day.
Please send in $10 for end of the year activities, if you have not done so already. Our Moving-up Ceremony is Monday, June 20th.
Kite Festival- June 5th

Literary Focus:
Classic Tales
The letters “Vv” and “Ww”

Books We Are Reading:
Thumbelina
The Hare and the Tortoise
Caps For Sale
How Big is a Foot

Words to Know:
gathered
apprentice
invented
peddler

Math and Fun Activities:
introduce standard measurement
use a ruler and measuring tape

At Home:
Practice writing the letters V and W
Sight Words
Beginning sounds of words

Debra Czajkowski
Pre-K Teacher
P.S. 132

Newsletter for week of May 23, 2016

Newsletter for week of May 23, 2016

Literacy Focus:
* Classic Tales
* letter “Tt/Uu”
* Phonemic awareness

Parent Involvement:
** If you have not already done so please send in $10 for the Pre-K graduation fun activities that are planned for the last week of school. We will be having a clown, Italian ice, movie and snack day, game day, superhero and princess day.

At Home:
*Practice writing “Tt/Uu”
* Practice writing “#18”

Reminders:
* Memorial Day- school closed May 30
*Kite festival Sunday June 5
* Pre-K graduation June 20

Books We’re Reading:
* The Shoemaker and the Elves
* The Little Red Hen
* Inch by Inch

Words To Know:
* evening
* perfectly
* worried
* Poor
* harvested
* wonderful
* relaxed
* lazy

Math and Fun Activities:
* Non-standard measurement
* partner match (M4)
* longer or shorter (M5)
* fun measurement activities
* observing the life cycle of butterflies!!!

WEEK AT A GLANCE :
Monday-
Tuesday –
Wednesday- Yoga- Easy Shoes
Thursday-
Friday – Show and Tell

💝Thank you for ALL you do💝

Debra Czajkowski
Pre-K Teacher
P.S. 132

Newsletter for week of May 16, 2016

Literacy Focus:
* Classic Tales
* letters “Rr & Ss”
* Phonemic awareness

Parent Involvement:

*EMPTY BACKPACK!!!! due to the fact that we will be bringing our lunch to the zoo please make sure all backpacks are empty- also keep in mind the children will have limited amount of time to eat (Appropriate lunch) * PTA meeting on Monday, May 16 at 6 pm
*** If you have not yet sent in the $10 for the End Of Year Activities- please do so ASAP

At Home:
* Practice writing “Rr/Ss”
* Practice writing “#17”
* beginning sound of words (phonemic awareness)

Reminders:
* Zoo trip Monday May 16th
* PTA meeting May 16th @6 PM
* Memorial day school closed May 30
* Kite festival Sunday June 5

Books We’re Reading:
* The Lion and The Mouse
* City Mouse, Country Mouse
* Goldilocks and the Three Bears
* Our Visit To the Zoo
* Fly, Butterfly

Words To Know:
* accident
* great
* promise
*escape
*feast
*silverware
* startled
* finally
*grand

Math and Fun Activities:
* Non-standard measurement
* take surveys in different ways
* continue observing the growth of our beans and flower garden * acting out “Goldilocks and the three bears”
* introduction of non-standard measurement
* comparing shoe lengths(M3)
* observing the life cycle of butterflies!!!

WEEK AT A GLANCE :
Monday- zoo trip (dress your child
appropriately-no sandals.. We are not allowed to apply sunscreen.)

Tuesday –

Wednesday- Yoga- easy shoes

Thursday-

Friday- Show and Tell

💝Thank you for ALL you do💝

Debra Czajkowski
Pre-K Teacher
P.S. 132

Newsletter Week of May 9, 2016

Literacy Focus:
* Plants/ Flowers/ butterflies
* letter “Pp”
* Phonemic awareness

Parent Involvement:
* volunteers to send in two stalks of celery
* although three official chaperones have been chosen to ride on the bus with us, you are welcome to show up at Prospect Park zoo on your own and use your cool culture card to get in for free.

At Home:
*Practice writing “Pp”
* Practice writing “#16”
* sight words- the, is, can, and, she, mom
* beginning sound of words (phonemic awareness)

Reminders:
* Zoo trip Monday May 16th
* PTA meeting May 16th @6 PM
* Memorial Day- school closed May 30

Books We’re Reading
* Flowers
* Butterflies
* The Butterfly House
* The Zoo
* This is the sunflower

Words To Know:
* endangered
* captured
* Dangerous
*extremely
*survey
*chrysalis
*harmful

Math and Fun Activities:
*Adding numbers (+)
* take surveys
* observing the growth of our beans and herb garden
* observing how plants drink ( using food coloring)
* Celery experiment
* plant sunflowers
* sunflower seed designs
* observing the life cycle of butterflies!!!
* coffee filter flower butterflies

WEEK AT A GLANCE :
Monday-
Tuesday –
Wednesday- Yoga (easy shoes)
Thursday-
Friday – Show and Tell

Debra Czajkowski
Pre-K Teacher
P.S. 132

Newsletter Week of May 2nd

Literacy Focus:
* Plants/ Flowers
* Letter “Oo”
* Phonemic awareness

Parent Involvement:
* We would like to do some planting at school and would appreciate the following: soil, planting cups or clear plastic cups, herbs and flower seeds (mint, basil, rosemary, sunflower seed) Please send in the week of May 2nd

At Home:
* Practice writing “Oo”
* Practice writing “#15”
* sight words
* beginning sound of words( phonemic awareness)

Reminders:
* Zoo trip Monday May 16- Return your permission slip by May 2 * Return to school on May 2
* PTA Mother’s Day plant Sale May 5!!!

Books We’re Reading:
* A Tree is Nice
* Allison’s Zinnia
* One Bean
* Plants are Important to Humans and Animals
* This is Your Garden
* Butterflies

Words To Know:
*Oxygen
*root vegetables
*shade
*recycle
*pollute
*harmful

Math and fun activities:
* Adding numbers (+)
* Begin planting flowers and herbs in our classroom
* begin sprouting beans
* coffee filter flowers

WEEK AT A GLANCE :
Monday-
Tuesday –
Wednesday- Yoga (easy shoes)
Thursday- PTA PLANT SALE!!
Friday – Show and Tell
💝Thank you for ALL you do💝

Debra Czajkowski
Pre-K Teacher
P.S. 132

Newsletter Week of April 18, 2016

Reminders:
*Bowling Trip is Monday, April 18th.
*Spring Break is April 25th to April 30th – Return Monday, May 2nd

Literary Focus:
*Planting
*The letter “Nn,”
*Poetry
*Passover

Books We Are Reading:
*In The Tall, Tall Grass
*Where Does The Garbage Go?
*Hooray, It’s Passover
*From Fruit To Flower
*The Matzah Man

Words To Know:
*Collect
*Healthy
*Plant
*Soak
*Sow
*Passover

Math and Fun Activities:
*Planting grass seeds
*Earth Day craft
*Coming to the Park math task (adding 3 numbers)

At Home:
*Have a fabulous Spring Break!
*Practice writing the letter “Nn”
*Beginning sounds of words (phonemic awareness)

Parent Involvement:

*After the break, we will begin some planting in the classroom. If any parents would like to send in some planting supplies when we come back such as soil and flower seeds we would greatly appreciate it.
*We would like to watch the life cycle of a butterfly in our classroom! If anyone is willing to donate $1 or $2 we can purchase the caterpillars to watch in our room! Thanks so much.

Debra Czajkowski
Pre-K Teacher
P.S. 132

Newsletter for week of April 11th 2016

Reminders:
* Bowling trip is April 18th- please have your child wear sneakers

Literacy Focus:
* Plants
* Letter “Mm”
* Poetry

Books We Are Reading:
* The Tiny Seed
* Sunflower House
* Seasons
* Poetry Books
* Mouse Paint

Words to Know:
* Mammoth
* Bulge
* Shiver
* Petals

Math and Fun Activities:
* Number Stories
* Color Mixing
* Name and describe the parts of a plant

At Home:
* Practice writing the letter “Mm”
* Practice writing the number “13”
* Practice beginning sounds of words

Debra Czajkowski
Pre-K Teacher
P.S. 132

Newsletter for week of April 4th, 2016

Literacy Focus:
* Plants
* Letter “Ll”
* Signs of spring

At Home:
*Practice writing “Ll”
* Practice writing “#12”

Reminders:
* Bowling trip April 18
* PTA meeting April 19 at 6 PM

Parent Involvement:
* Thank you all for your wonderful support with our gala project!!!!

Books We’re Reading:
* Plants Have Different Parts
* Eating the Alphabet
* Tops and Bottoms
* Popcorn poems
* Doctor DeSoto

Words To Know:
*Buds
*edible
*harvest
*soil
*alive

Math and Fun Activities:
* Adding numbers (+)
* Cutting and gluing parts of a plant
* Numbers beyond 10
* What’s our favorite plant to eat
* Number stories

WEEK AT A GLANCE :

Monday- HOSH YOGA ( 15min)

Tuesday –

Wednesday- Yoga ( easy shoes)

Thursday-

Friday – Show and Tell

Debra Czajkowski
Pre-K Teacher
P.S. 132

Newsletter Week of March 21, 2016

Literacy Focus:
* Habitats
* Desert Life
* letter “Jj”
* Signs of spring

At Home:
*Practice writing “Jj”
*Practice writing “#10”
*Practicing positional words – between, behind, under, over, on

Reminders:
*March madness week: March 21st- 24th (letter sent home)
* Good Friday, March 25- no school!!!!
* Parent workshop March 29 @ 6 PM
* Spring Gala April 1 @ 6 PM

Parent Involvement:
* please support our SPRING GALA held on April 1 2016…buy tickets!!!

* please participate in March Madness week 21st-24th (Monday – crazy hair day, Tuesday – twin day/where the same color day, Wednesday – fashion disaster day, and Thursday – sports day

Books We’re Reading:
* Desert
* Humans Impact on the Environment
* Mouse’s First Spring
* Dragons

Words To Know:
*Scurry
*dart
*peer
*binoculars
*between

Math and Fun Activities:
*Sequencing/Spatial relationships (positions)
*Learn about life in the desert
*create a paper plate snake
*Teddy bear position game ( I.e. Teddy on my head, teddy between my knees,teddy in my hand, teddy over my shoe) * obstacle course game ( i.e. jump over the block, go under the table)

WEEK AT A GLANCE : MARCH MADNESS WEEK!!!

Monday- Crazy Hair Day/HOSH YOGA ( 15min)

Tuesday – Twin Day

Wednesday-Fashion Disaster / Yoga ( easy shoes)

Thursday- Sports Day

Friday – NO SCHOOL!!!!!! Good Friday

Debra Czajkowski
Pre-K Teacher
P.S. 132