Sep
16
to Sep 20

Family

Students will get to tell each other and us about their family and what they love about those who are closest to them. We will also do a simple evaluation during this week just to get an idea of where everyone is at and so we can judge progress throughout the year. Also, working one on one with students gives us a chance to get to know them a little better!

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Sep
23
to Sep 27

Community

This week we start to talk about what it means to be part of a community. Going for a walk around the block will help us see what places are part of the community around our classroom. We will also talk about all the people who help make our community great.

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Oct
2
to Oct 4

NYC

This week we will learn about this great city that we are a part of. From enormous buildings, to mass transit, to food carts, we will have a fun week exploring all things NYC!

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Oct
7
to Oct 11

Safety

This week we will talk about how to stay safe in a variety of ways. We will talk about things that are and are not safe to touch around the house. We will talk about fire safety complete with stop drop and roll and a fire drill. We will also begin to learn a parent’s phone number. Please note there is no class on Wednesday!

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Oct
15
9:00 AM09:00

Transit Museum Field Trip

We will meet at the 96th st stop on the 1 train. Since this class is so small, Emily and I will be able to take them ourselves, but if you would like to come with your child feel free. We sometimes are a bit late coming back from this trip since it is so far, but will make sure to be back by 1:30 so we won’t compromise nap time!

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Oct
28
to Nov 1

Halloween

We will use monsters, witches, and ghosts to help inspire our math and science activities for the week. Costumes are welcome on Halloween itself, and we will have a class party on that day. Friday we will move on to learning about outer space since the holiday will be over.

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Nov
11
9:30 AM09:30

Natural History Museum Field Trip

You will have the option to drop your child off at 100th st and cpw at 9:30 or to drop your child at the 81st entrance to the museum at 10am. I will make a list of where each child will be joining us as we get closer. We will need some chaperones for this trip! The link to sign up is below. If you will need to bring a younger sibling with you, please mark that when you sign up. I have booked the trip for 20 people total. If I have extra spots, students and their caregivers from other days are welcome to join us. Above that number just won’t fit at the lunch table I reserved, but you could always walk around the exhibits with us.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B4CAAAB2AAAFF2-natural

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Dec
16
to Dec 20

Shapes

This week we will focus on the shapes in the world all around us. We will go on a shape hunt and experiment with making new bigger shapes out of many small ones.

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Jan
2
to Jan 10

Body

This week we will focus on all different systems of the body. My goal is to try to make something they can’t see and is therefore hard to understand fun and exciting. We will make model lungs, mobile hands, brain hats, and much more!

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Jan
21
to Jan 24

Arctic Animals

Polar bears and penguins are heavily featured in this unit covering both arctic and antarctic animals. We learn how animals in these regions keep warm, play seals and penguins, and use the theme to explore math and reading concepts.

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Feb
3
to Feb 7

Emotions

This we will focus on feelings. We will talk about how our actions make others feel, and how circumstances including events, music, and sleep can effect how we feel. We will also focus on facial recognition. Can we tell how someone else is feeling before we even ask them? How might we change how we act based on how someone else is feeling? Please note there is no class on Friday.

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Feb
10
to Feb 14

Valentine's Day

We will use hearts, sparkles, and all things red and pink to help us be excited about our math, science, and literacy lessons this week. We will also talk about people we love and why we love them. Valentine’s exchange will happen on the 14th.

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Mar
2
to Mar 6

Dr. Seuss Week

Today we will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by reading as many of his books as we can fit into the week and doing activities related to them. I change the selection each year, I’m not sure which will make the cut this year!

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Mar
9
to Mar 13

Science

This week we will explore the range of what science is. From studying the friction on slides, to the change from batter to muffin, and the classic volcano experiment, this week gives me the ability to fit all the science experiments that don’t quite fit into the other units into one very messy and fun week.

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Mar
23
to Mar 27

The Arts

We will learn about dance, music, visual art, and poetry. I haven’t figured out how to teach math and science related to theater, so it has been left out until I solve that puzzle. If I get lucky, two of my theater friends may come in to do a sketch for the kids, but their schedules are unpredictable.

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Apr
6
to Apr 10

Colors

We will create so much art this week! We will experiment with color mixing in many forms and use rainbows to help generate excitement for many activities.

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Jun
1
to Jun 12

Favorite Things

Over two weeks we will talk about some of my favorite books that don’t fit in the other units. We will also have many opportunities for show and tell and share some of our favorite foods. Please note that there is no school on June 4th and 9th.

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Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

Come Meet the Teachers Day!

Come meet us and get to know us better! For returning students, please come by and say hello! For new students, I see this as an essential part of having them feel comfortable being left in our care. We will be ready to play, read books, and talk about everyone’s summer adventures!

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Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

Start of Year Picnic

Come celebrate the beginning of the year! Bring a picnic and a blanket and have the opportunity to meet other families that are signed up for class! This is a great opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have of me and Ms. Emily since the meet the teachers day is really for the kids to play with us. We will be in Central Park, just north of the pond at CPW and 102nd street. We hope you can make it!

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