Please insert your child’s names in their clothing.
Trip to Queens zoo on May 30, please bring booster seats if available & bagged lunch. The new yellow 309 shirt should be worn on all trips.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Happy Memorial Day!
In Unit 9: Babies, children will continue to study living things by moving from observing and learning about different kinds of plants to the needs and characteristics of different kinds of animal babies. Since humans are members of the animal kingdom, this includes the opportunity to study human babies.
Foundational texts we will be reading are:
“Everywhere Babies” by Susan Meyers: Every day, everywhere babies are born.
“Stellaluna” by Janell Cannon: Stellaluna is separated from Mother Bat and taken in by a family of birds.
“Over in the Meadow” by Ezra Jack Keats: The meadow is bustling with activity.
“When I Was Little: A Four Year-Olds Memoir of her Youth” by Jamie Lee Curtis: A celebration of self.
Vocabulary in this unit:
adopted, adult, babble, baby, bassinet, bib, bottle, born, calf, car seat, child, cradle, crawl, crib, cry, diaper, duckling, egg, grow, habitat, hatch, hospital, infant, lullaby, newborn, nursery, nurture, parent, pediatrician
The Essential Question of this unit is:
What are babies?
What do human babies need?
What can we learn about animal babies?
How do babies change?
PK.CLL.6: With prompting and support, can describe the role of an author and illustrator. Reading Standards: Foundational Skills
PK.CLL.3: Demonstrate emergent phonics and word analysis skills