Stepping up ceremony for Pre – K is on Monday, June 25th @ 9:30. Students should wear the PreK t-shirt and white bottoms.
The last day of school is Tuesday, June 26th. It is a half day with early dismissal @ 11:15am.
Have a happy, healthy, enjoyable summer.
The final unit for the year is Unit 10: Transformation. In this unit, students will conclude the year by investigating how things change over time. This unit, like all Pre-K for All units, provides opportunities for children to observe objects and phenomena in their environment with increasing complexity. The students also have an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in previous units, and to help children prepare them for upcoming transitions such as kindergarten. To transform means to make a thorough or dramatic change in form, appearance or character.
Foundational texts we will be reading are:
“Little Tree” by Loren Long: A young tree holds tight to his leaves, even as everyone else lets theirs drop.
“Joseph Had a Little Overcoat” by Simms Taback: You can always make something, even out of nothing.
“The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle: Readers follow the story of a caterpillar throughout its life cycle.
“What Do You Do With an Idea?” by Kobi Yamada: The story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world.
Vocabulary in this unit:
appearance, change, date, feelings, larger, longer, narrower, objects, state, shorter, seasons, transform, after, bigger, camouflage, combine, continue, darker, develop, disguise, evaporate, feet, freeze, grow, harder, heavier, inches, less, lighter, magnify, more, newer, off, older, purpose, recycle , reuse, shrink, smaller, softer, stages, birth, butterfly, caterpillar, chrysalis, cocoon, cycle, egg, entomologist, larva, life cycle metamorphosis, pupa
The Essential Question of this unit is:
- What is transformation and how do things change?
- What changes around me?
• How can objects change?
• What kinds of change happen in nature?
• How will I continue to change and grow?
PK.CLL.9: With prompting and support, students will compare and contrast two stories relating to the same topic. Reading Standards for Informational Text
PK.CLL.10: With prompting and support, actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.