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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 Dojo. This will enable me to send you classroom pictures and updates through a text.





Happy Halloween !









Some of our Halloween Projects πŸ™‚





While learning about our sense of smell  we smelled: 

1). an onion 2). garlic 3). lemon 4). an orange 5). coffee( coffee grounds) 6). cinnamon

Orange and coffee were our top two favorites and onion was our least favorite





For our 5 Senses unit we changed part of our Dramatic Play Center into an Ice Cream Shop. The children are having a great time making the menu , making “ice-cream” to sell and playing Ice Cream Shop.




While learning about our sense of sight the children designed their own sunglasses!



This week we started our new unit : The Five Senses. The children will learn about their five senses and how they can use them. To introduce this unit the children were introduced to our interactive 5 Five Senses board.



Some Projects we have been working on during our first few weeks of school!




*Reminder: Parents please remember to fill out the Daily Health Screening on the Parent Locker App every morning before coming to school, if you are having problems with it or need assistance please call the school .

*Reminder: Next week the children will start full days of school. Please send in a blanket/pillow for  rest time.






















































































































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!




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

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)





While school is closed 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.