Pre-K 2

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Pre-K 2 Newsletter

March 13, 2020

Hello Pre-K Families,

For the month of March, our Unit will be “Water.” The children will explore the properties and uses of water. They will learn where we can find water, what happens to water when it changes temperature, what happens when we put things in water and how water helps us. Children will consider how water is a part of our daily lives.

Standards:

PK.CKW.4 (Science): Observes and describes characteristics of earth and space.

PK.CKW.6 (Science): Acquires knowledge about the physical properties of the world.

PK.CKW.2 (Math): Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-5

PK.CKW.6 (Math): Identify “first” and “last” related to order or position

PK.CKW.3 (Social Studies): Demonstrates knowledge of the relationship between people, places and regions.

“What happens to water when it changes temperature?” is the question that was explored this week. The water cycle was introduced. The children learned about the parts of the cycle: evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. The books Rain! by Linda Ashman and Snow by Uri Shulevitz about two types of precipitation were read. The children voted for their favorite type of precipitation. We charted the information and discovered that snow was the winner. This week tubes, pipes, and pitchers were placed in the water table. The children enjoyed pouring the water into the pipes and watching the path the water took.

Home/School Connection:

· Draw a picture of a favorite water activity that you have done in the family and write a short description of it.

· Try a “sink and float” experiment. Gather an assortment of small items, predict which items will sink and which will float and test their predictions by placing each item in a container of water.

· Talk about your food in the house and which recipe has water on it, the beverage your family drinks. If you can cook together, mention that water is in the recipe.

Reminders:

· School is closed from Monday, March 16 to Friday, April 17. Please check the site to receive updates.

Miss Trentacosti, Mrs. Paolino, & Mrs. Werneck