Children need a caring adult to do 5 things with them every day!
TALK to them!
READ to them!
PLAY with them!
Make them THINK!
DO something fun together!
Good morning to my friends who are still checking this page each morning.
If you have already started to be on vacation play safe and have fun.
Today is Friday.
It is June 12, 2020.
Our friends in 8th grade are graduating this afternoon.
They were my PreK friends – now they are going to High School.
You will be that big one day too.
We had fun with Curious George stories this year. Today, enjoy a Curious George Goes To the Beach story. George always gets into mischief because of his curiosity but it always works out to be OK.
Here are some creative activities to do:
Enjoy the rest of your Friday. I miss you already.
Next week, Miss Barbara and I are going into school to put things back where they belong. We are going to make a plan to visit you outside your house (with our masks on) and bring all your things to you!
Today is Thursday.
It is June 11.2020.
Sunday is Flag Day. It is our flag’s birthday!
Let’s think about the American flag today.
Can you say the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag?
Can you recite our Flag of America poem? Of course you can because we said them all year!
There is a nice flag story to hear read aloud with on YouTube.
It is called F is for Flag
After the story you can draw about a part of it that you liked.
There are some nice videos about patriotic songs to watch too.
You’re a Grand Old Flag
The Star Spangled Banner
This Land is Your Land
Flag Art – Remember when we did our number art. It was inspired by an artist I love named Jasper Johns. He likes to do a lot of flag art.
Why don’t you try some flag art today?
You can paint or color the American flag or design a flag of your own with stars and stripes.
Have fun. Send me a picture of your art. I’d love to see it.
It is June 10, 2020.
It will be another warm day.
It is almost summer!
When we went to the Brooklyn Public Library on Ridge Blvd in November, Miss Rita read us a wonderful story about sharing and caring. It was “Thank You, Omu”. It is a story about the kind Grandma who shared her very delicious stew with all her neighbors and the boy who gave her a special Thank You.
The story is on YouTube. Your grown up can find the link I sent.
You can draw about the story. Make your own make believe stew recipe. Have fun!
Gratitude is a BIG word that means showing you are thankful.
There are two ideas here for a nice project:
You can decorate a jar anyway you like and then cut slips of paper. Each day you and your family can put into the jar one of the slips of paper that you wrote on saying something you were thankful for that day. After a bunch of days, it will be full. You can empty the jar. Read and remember all the things you were thankful for. It will make everyone feel happy. I am very thankful that I got to be YOUR teacher this year.
I put that in my jar!!
Good morning to everyone!
Today is Tuesday.
It is June 9, 2020.
Our class did a terrific job Stepping Up to Kindergarten on Zoom yesterday! Now you have a whole summer ahead of you! Pray. Play. Read and write. Dance and Sing. Draw. Paint. Sculpt clay. Imagine. Create. Listen. Look. Be loud. Be still. Jump. Run. Walk Hop and skip. Be yourself. Be helpful. Be kind.
There is a nice story on YouTube titled Be Kind. If you choose to Read Along with it, you will like it. It made me happy to read this book because it’s other people doing all the kind things that you all know how to do. Maybe after you read it you might draw or paint about it or make a BE KIND sign.
It’s going to be a beautiful day so maybe you are going outside to play. Be safe and careful.
Here is some Science fun for you. Do some sink and float experiments. You know the difference between things that are heavy & light. Things that are heavy will sink like a ship’s anchor. Things that are light like a pool floaty will float. Try it with some small things and see what will happen. You can ask your grown up to help you fill up a pan with water and then you will be ready to experiment.
Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday doing what you like. I’ll give you a few things to do each day until school ends next week.
Keep saying your morning prayers and your grace prayer before you eat. Keep washing your hands very well to keep those germs away.
It is Friday, June 5,2020.
STEP UP DAY IS IN 3 DAYS!
You will become a Kindergarten student then!
See you on Zoom on Monday at 10am sharp with your family.
RELIGION: Sunday is Trinity Sunday. The concept of three persons in one God is not easy for any of us to fully understand. The story on YouTube 3 in 1 explains it with the concept of an apple which children do know about. Watch it with your child.
ELA/Literacy: The Read Aloud story on YouTube – The Wonderful Things You Can Be is a charming story that celebrates growing up. Boys and girls, you have grown so much since September. We are all so proud of you!
ACTIVE TIME: For in the house:
Boom Chicka Boom Summer Dance Songs for Kids
Action Songs, Summer Songs + More/Kid Song Compilation
ACTIVE TIME: Outside…Be safe and have fun!
SNACKTIME and LUNCHTIME: Follow your family’s schedule
MATH: Ice cream cone math is fun. Make the game with your grown up. Cut out some triangles for the cones. Have your grown up help you write numbers on them. If you have pompoms, they can be the scoops of ice cream. If you don’t have pompoms, that’s fine. Have your grown up help you cut out a bunch of circles. Count out how many scoops of ice cream matching the number on the cone. Maybe you can have a real ice cream cone after all that hard work!
SOCIAL STUDIES: Parents take care of us. We celebrated Mom on Mother’s Day. Let’s start to get ready for Father’s Day. Have your Mom help you to do the All About My Dad activity. Have Mom save it for Father’s Day. I sent your Mom a picture of a footprint guitar craft that might be fun to make for Dad. You can write “Dad, you rock”! on the page after it’s done. Have fun.
PARENTS: See you and your soon to be Kindergarten student at 10am on Monday. Our Step Up Ceremony will be short and sweet.
I sent you a temporary diploma to print but you can design your own if you like or have your artist create their own. When I announce your child’s name then you will hand your graduate their diploma.
Mr. Berry will congratulate the children after the Hail Mary prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.
It is Thursday. It is June 4th.
STEP UP DAY IS IN 4 DAYS!
SOCIAL STUDIES: It is Brooklyn Day and we live in Brooklyn so let’s celebrate! Brooklyn Day started a very long time ago to celebrate the opening of the first Sunday School that taught kids about God. There was a parade and a party and we have been celebrating ever since! If you want to look like someone from long ago in Brooklyn, ask your grown up to print the top hat or the sun bonnet hat. Color it and cut it out and have your grown up make a headband to attach it to so you can wear it. The boys can even get a fake moustache drawn on with mom’s makeup pencil. You can add to it by dressing up old fashioned if you would like just like we have the vests and ties and skirts in our classroom dress up bucket!
RELIGION: Let’s think about LOVE today. Watch a YouTube video about Saint Paul writing a letter to his friends saying LOVE is the most important thing! After the video, draw a picture or do a FaceTime message to send to someone you LOVE and tell them why you love them. Your grown up can help you with the words and sending the message.
ELA/LITERACY: Follow the Read Aloud story of 21 Elephants and Still Standing on YouTube all about the Brooklyn Bridge. Questions that you will learn the answers to after the story!
Who was PT Barnum?
What was the problem?
How did he use 21 elephants to solve the problem?
Did his plan work?
Have you ever walked across the Brooklyn Bridge?
Have you ever been to Brooklyn Bridge Park?
Maybe during the summer you can do both ?
MUSIC: See what Mrs. Cullen’s final activity is for you.
SNACKTIME and LUNCHTIME: Follow your family schedule.
PLAYTIME: Can be your STEM time today.
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY- ENGINEERING/MATH: You are invited to create a bridge over water that is strong enough for people or cars or elephants or dinosaurs to cross over without the bridge falling down. Look at some pictures. Think of what materials you have that you can use:
Make a plan
Build your bridge
Test it out with what you are having cross the bridge
Hope your bridge building was a success!
Share a picture of it.
ART: The flower of Brooklyn is the forsythia. It is a beautiful yellow flowering bush that blooms in Spring. We missed seeing it together in the Church garden this spring. We are going to draw it together in the morning. Bring paper and crayons or markers to Zoom.
INDEPENDENT TIME: Enjoy the rest of your Brooklyn Day!
SEE YOU AT 10am ON MONDAY MORNING FOR STEP UP DAY!
Today is Wednesday.
It is June 3, 2020.
Allison’s birthday is on July 13!
We will celebrate her today.
We will have a Frozen theme today because that is her favorite!
ELA/Literacy: Enjoy a Frozen Read Along story. You can choose Frozen 1 or Frozen 2. Read both if you like! Draw about a part of the story that you liked a lot. Tell us about it. Your grown up can help you to write your words down. There are some character pictures your grown up can print for you.
Science/Art: Get this project ready for the freezer now, so you can paint it in the afternoon. In some little cups or ice cube trays put some water and food coloring. Place a stick or small spoon in so you’ll have something to hold. After a few hours, the coldness in the freezer will change liquid water into frozen water which you know is ice! Now you can do an ice painting! As you paint, the ice will melt and you’ll be painting with ice! Have fun!! You could even make some edible ice for a treat after you work with orange juice or fruit punch.
SNACK TIME and LUNCHTIME: Fit into your family’s schedule.
PLAYTIME: An important part of everyday in PreK!
Math: Count and create with shapes to make your own OLAF:
Draw 1 oval shape
Draw 2 circles
(These will be Olaf’s body)
Cut them out and put them aside.
Draw 2 oval eyes. Remember to draw circle eyeballs inside.
Draw I triangle for his carrot nose. Color it orange.
Draw 3 circles for buttons. Color them black.
Draw 1 square for a tooth.
Draw 2 long arms with hands. Color them brown.
Now cut out all the rest of the pieces you drew.
Get a piece of paper and some glue so you can collage his whole body together on the paper. You just made Olaf! Draw 10 snowflakes around him! Great job following directions!
If you made your ice painting cubes this morning they should be ready by now. Have some fun painting!
ACTIVE TIME: Do some Frozen cosmic yoga. Namaste. Or play some music and have a FREEZE dance party!
SEE YOU THURSDAY FOR BROOKLYN QUEENS DAY!