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 I would like to welcome you to the start of an exciting new year. My name is Nicole Baldassarre and I will be your child’s teacher this year. The children can call me Ms.Nicole. Our classroom assistant teacher is Ms. Marta I am very happy to be teaching your child this year.Since this will be the first school experience for many children I hope to make it an enjoyable one. Please feel free to speak to me at any time with any questions or concerns. I encourage all of you to sign up for Class Tag. This will enable me to send you classroom pictures and updates through a text.

 

 

 

 

Our Pre-k students celebrated the end of school by telling us what they want to be when they grow up. I know they will make us all proud and succeed in everything they do ! I’m going to miss them all so much and know they will do great in Kindergarten!

 

 

  

This week we are still in our Transformation unit. We will learn how butterflies and people can change and grow. The children will also think about what they want to be when they grow up, and understand how much they have changed since starting Pre-k. We will also do some fun summer activities and a Father’s Day craft.

The activities for this week are posted below. I will send the daily worksheets through Class tag. Hope everyone enjoys this week’s activities πŸ™‚

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Since we are learning about weather we made some windsocks and pinwheels.

 

 

 

We also read the book The Mixed Up Chameleon. The children made their own chameleons and made them change colors!

 

 

 

One book we read this week was Joseph Had a Little Overcoat. In this story Joseph transforms his coat into many different items. The children made one of those items, a vest!

 

 

 

We had more caterpillars transform into butterflies!

 

 

 

 

 

This week is the second week in our Transformation unit. We will learn how things around us transform and continue to learn about the weather and the seasons. We are also working on an end of year celebration for the children. All videos need to be emailed to me by Tuesday June 9th. If you have any questions,please let me know.

The activities for this week are posted below. I will send the daily worksheets through Class tag. I am also attaching another workbook(#6) if anyone is interested.   Hope everyone enjoys this week’s activities! πŸ™‚

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Our caterpillars have started to transform into butterflies, and everyone is very excited.

 

 

 

 

The children made their own paint!

 

 

 

The children were asked to get a piece of string/ribbon and transform it into different shapes. They did a great job!

 

 

 

 

 

We watched a short video for the book Changes Changes and the children had to draw what their favorite part was. 

 

 

The children made their own rain clouds !

 

 

 

One of the first things we learned about in our Transformation unit was how the weather changed. The children read the book Little Tree and made trees to represent the four seasons. 

 

 

 

 

This week we are starting our final unit of the school year : Transformation. The children will earn how things in nature, people  and objects around them transform and change. To start this unit the children were given caterpillars to observe at home. They will see how the caterpillars transform into butterflies. 

 

The activities for the week of June 1-5 are posted below. I will send the daily worksheets through Class tag. If you have any questions please let me know. Hope everyone enjoys this week’s activities! πŸ™‚

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The children were given daily Neighborhood Safari sheets to see what they observe in their habitats.

 

 

 

We also learned about camels and their habitats. We also made a big C and thought of words that start with that letter.

 

 

 

 

One book we read this week was A House for Hermit Crab. The children learned about ocean habitats and made their own hermit crabs.

 

 

We also discovered that one of our classmates has a hermit crab as a pet. She shared a picture of it with us!

 

 

This week we also learned about snakes and their habitats. The children made their own paper chain snakes. The children also made an S and thought of words that start with that letter.

 

 

 

 

 

The link for this weeks activities is posted below. This week we will continue to learn about animals. We are focusing more on the different types of habitats where animals live. 

*Reminder- there is no class on Monday May 25th due to Memorial Day*

Have a great week πŸ™‚

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This week we learned about the different types of animals and where they live.

 

The children also made their own bird feeders!

 

   

 

 

 

 

This week we will continue learning about different animal babies. We will learn about different types of animals( mammals, reptiles,amphibians, etc.) and the habitats where they live. I will send the activity sheets for each day through Class Tag. I also added more activities to Education City. If you have any questions, please contact me. Have a great week πŸ™‚ 

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One animal we learned about this week was a bat. The children read the book Stellaluna, and made their own hanging bat crafts!

 

   

  We also read the book Is Your Mama a Llama. The children made baby and mama llamas. 

 

They also thought of some words that start with the letters L. We also learned about animals that hatch from eggs and thought of some E words, too!

 

 

 

 

The link for this weeks activities is posted below. This is our second week in our baby unit. This week we will be learning about baby animals. The baby animal match up sheet is for Tuesday  and the Is your Mama a LLama sort is for Thursday. Please check Class Tag for any updates. Have a good week!

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During our first week in our baby unit the children drew pictures of themselves now and when they were babies. They also thought of things babies need and designed some baby clothes!

 

 

 

 

 

This week we will start a new unit: Babies. In this unit  the children will learn what babies need  and understand how much they have changed since they were babies. We will also learn about different animal babies and what they need, also. One activity we will be doing is a baby guessing game, where the children have to guess who the baby is. We will need each student to have a picture of themselves when they were babies. Please send this to me during the week. If you have any questions, please contact me through Class Tag or by email.

Below are the activities for this week ( May 4-8). I am also adding another Pre-k workbook for anyone who wants to use it.Hope you enjoy this weeks activities.

 

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When we first started our Plant unit the children planted seeds and used different vegetable tops to create sprouts. They did a great job taking care of their seeds/sprouts and this is some of what they have growing. I am very proud of all of them for all they have done during this unit. Great Job! πŸ™‚

 

 

 

This week the children read the book Stone Soup. They made invitations to invite their friends to a  soup party and made their own pots of soup!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our class made their own puffy paint and painted some foods they like to eat!

 

                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The link for the  activities for this week ( April 27-May 1) are posted below. This week is our last week in our Plant unit and we are learning why plants are important. Through these activities the children will learn how we get fruits,vegetables and bread from plants and how important they are. Please continue to check Class Tag for announcements and send pictures of the children’s work. If anyone has any questions, please contact me.

Hope you enjoy this week’s activities, have a good week πŸ™‚

 

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Our class had fun making and eating fruit kebabs!

 

 

 

 

 

Below is the link for this weeks activities( April 20-24) . It is the third week of our Plants unit. The focus this week will be on different types of plants and how we get fruits and vegetables.  We will also be celebrating Earth Day on Wednesday April 22. Please check Class Tag for some worksheets that are connected to this weeks activities.Also,  I added more activities to Education City for this week. There are also two more Pre-k workbooks that I was able to download and share with you( they are similar to last weeks)  If you have any questions, please contact me. Have a good week πŸ™‚

 

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This week our class was busy making shape books, counting and making Spring crafts!

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

I know how much this class loves Legos/ blocks and I thought the children would enjoy these activities. One is a daily Lego challenge and the other is a Lego board game that helps with math skills.  Enjoy!

https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/lego-challenge-calendar-ideas-kids/

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This week ( April 13-17) our activities will be more Spring themed. Please continue to send me pictures and check in daily for attendance. I am also adding a link for a Pre-K workbook . It has coloring sheets, art activities and games that you can do at home. I hope you enjoy it.  I also added more activities to Education City. Please contact me if there are any questions or concerns. Have a great week πŸ™‚ 

 

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Our class was busy this week learning what plants need to grow. The children are taking care of their seedlings and created their own watering cans to help their plants.

 

 

                                         

 

 

 

                            

 

 

 

 

Below is the link for next week’s activities( Week of April 6th) It is the second week in our plant unit. This week we focus on what plants need to grow and where can we find plants. Hope you enjoy these activities. Please continue to send me pictures and check in for attendance daily. I will send you information about our weekly Zoom meeting soon.  If you have any questions, please contact me through Class Tag or at nicole.baldassarre@notredamecatholicacademy.net.

Have a great week πŸ™‚

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Pre- K has been working hard during our first week of the plant unit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to everyone for sending me daily pictures of the activities you are doing at home. I am happy to see that the children are enjoying them.

Below is the link for next weeks activities( March 30-April 3) This week we are starting a new unit: Plants. The children will learn about the parts of the plants, how and where plants grow, some different types of plants and why plants are important. I hope you enjoy these new activities. Please continue to send me pictures. Also continue to check in daily for attendance. I will send you the information for our Zoom meeting soon. If you have any questions please contact me. 

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Hi , hope everyone is okay. Below are the links for activities for March 23-27. The first one is similar to what was sent home last week. Please circle/check off what activities you do with your children and let me know. Please post pictures to Class Tag and share with everyone. The second link below has some suggested read- alouds with books in our water unit and some suggested activities to do with them. If you have any questions, please contact me. 

 

 

Starting tomorrow, March 23 we will be taking attendance in Option C please send me a message on Class Tag saying 

present by 10:00 each morning.

Thank You!

 

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What Floats in a Moat by Lynne Berry

 

 

These websites offer a lot of free resources for Pre-k ( writing/tracing pages, numbers & counting , games and arts and crafts ideas) 

Kidzone.ws

123kidsfun.com

First-school.ws

easypeasylearners.com

pinterest.com

 

 

 

 

While school is closed Abcmouse.com is offering free access to it’s website. Just enter the access code given below and enter your information.

 

Each week we will be sending out a list of activities you can do with your children at home. They will be sent out through Class Tag and on the school website. For the week of March 16-20 please check under the Parents/Guardians tab on the website. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to the Central Park Zoo Wildlife Theater for coming to our classroom and teaching us about the rainforest. The children really enjoyed  using their five senses to learn about and explore the rain forest!

 

 

 

 

 

 

We changed our dramatic play center into Dunkin Donuts for Our Five Senses Unit. The children had fun making their own doughnuts and pretending to be in Dunkin Donuts.

 

 

 

 

For Our Five Senses unit we created a mini board for the children 

 

 

 

 

 

We recently performed our first science experiment. We wanted to see what would happen to an apple once we cut it .  We took an apple, cut it and left it in the science center for the children to observe. Throughout the day the children kept going over to the science center to see if and how the apple was changing. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The children had a circle hunt in the classroom. They had to look around the classroom for objects that were  circles. They found  cups, bowls, glue sticks , markers and toys.  Once we found them we used them to paint a collage of different circles

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Just a Reminder: The All About Me projects that were sent home in the beginning of September are due Monday September23.

 

Thank you to everyone that  sent in family photos for our classroom Family Tree.The children enjoy looking at their pictures and showing their classmates who the people in their family are. If you haven’t sent in a photo yet, please do so.

 
 
 
Starting Monday September 16th, we will be starting our Religion class. Children staying for Religion will be dismissed at 2:50 from the school gym. Children not staying for Religion will be dismissed at 2:20 from the schoolyard.

 

 

 

Starting next week we will be working on a Family Tree for our classroom.This will allow the children to show their classmates the important people in their lives and have something special in the classroom. Please send in a picture of your family that we can keep in the classroom for the whole year. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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