Sunday, August 7, 2022

 Welcome To pre-k 3!!!

 

 



My name is Xiomara Serbones; I can’t wait to meet everyone. My goal is to motivate children to discover their inner strengths and abilities to determine what truly inspires them. I am to provide a stimulating learning environment that encourages children to trust their own opinions while fostering confidence to accomplish their fullest potential.

 


Below you will find a list of materials for this school year.

 

·      1 Family photo 

·      A change of clothes in a Ziploc bag (please label all clothing items and Ziploc with the child's name and last name)

·      3 Packs of white Xerox printing paper

·      3 Boxes of tissue paper

·      3 Packs of baby wipes (flushable preferred)  

·      2 Boxes of Ziploc bags (1 Gallon) and (2 Gallon) 

·      4 Containers of Clorox wipes

·      2 cans of Lysol Disinfecting spray

Email xiomaraserbones@olqmnyc.org or text to (203)539-0863 

 

We are going to have a great year!!!

Monday, June 20, 2022

Week of June 21, 2022

 

 

WEEKLY REMINDERS

 

 

·      There is No Afterschool Program every Friday in June.  Please pick your child up between 2:45 and 3:00.

  

·      June 23rd is the last full day of classes.

 

·      Dismissal on June 24th is at 12:00 pm.  There is no afterschool program on that day.  The 8th grade will be graduating and if your child attends, they will go down to the church to watch the 8th-grade graduation.  

 

 

Always make sure to read the OLQM School Blog for additional information, located HERE!

   

If you have any questions or concerns, you can email me at xiomaraserbones@olqmnyc.org or text/call (203)539-0863 I will do my best to answer at the end of the day. 

 

Unit Topic:

                             Babies

 

 Essential Question for the Unit:  

                      What are babies?

 

Focus Question for this Week

             How do babies change?

 

Focused Learning Activity for this Week

              

 

           How tall is the baby? 

The teacher will work with students in the math center to measure cutout babies of various lengths. Students will be encouraged to use unifix cubes to measure each baby. Students will discuss how many cubes each baby measured, and which was the longest and shortest.

 

 

 

Pre-K Common Core Learning Standard Addressed:

PK.MATH.10 Identifies measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight, and describes them using appropriate vocabulary

                  

Foundational Text for the Week:

The Little Red Stroller by Joshua Furst

 Link to the foundational text HERE! 

 

Questions that will be asked throughout the week related to the foundational text:

 

Level 1: Recall 

Where did some of the families take the little red stroller? 

What did the children do with the stroller when they were too big for it? 

 

Level 2: Skill/Concept 

Why do people use strollers for babies? 

When the children were too big for the stroller, they shared it with someone who was younger. How does it feel when someone shares with you? 

 

Level 3: Strategic Thinking 

How do you think the children knew when they were too big for the stroller? How do you know when you are too big for something? 

Why did all the families in this book wish they had a stroller? How do you think they felt when they got the little red stroller? 

 

Level 4: Extended Thinking

The little red stroller traveled so many places with so many children that it became very tattered and tired and it could not go on any further. What do you think happened to it when everyone was done with it? Why?

 

   Lessons and Activities for the Week:

 

Blocks-Students will be invited to use blocks to create a nursery.

 

Dramatic Play - The teacher will invite children to turn the Dramatic Play area into a pediatrician’s office.

 

Art-Students are invited to create their own baby portraits with a variety of art materials.

 

Science-Students will be able to play a matching game, matching the adult animal to its offspring.

 

Math- Cutouts of babies of various lengths will be added to the math center.  Students will be able to measure each baby and tell which is the longest and shortest.

 

Library- Students are invited to read books about our theme, babies.

 

Writing-Cards will be supplied with pictures of animal babies as well as their names. They will be placed in a bin for children to reference as they create their own animal baby book.

 

Sensory-Students will be able to give babies a bath with their own containers and consider why babies need help to wash or take a bath.

 

For more information on the Lesson Plan, click  HERE!

 

If there are any questions regarding the Pre-K for All program that cannot be answered by the office or classroom teacher, please feel free to contact the HelpLine at 888-227-8175

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Week of June 13, 2022

 

 

WEEKLY REMINDERS

 

 

·      There is No Afterschool Program every Friday in June.  Please pick your child up between 2:45 and 3:00.

  

·      Friday, June 17th, 9:00am- Father's Day celebration will be held via Zoom. I will send the ID number the day before. 

 

·      School is closed on Monday, June 20th in observance of Juneteenth.

 

·      June 23rd is the last full day of classes.

 

·      Dismissal on June 24th is at 12:00 pm.  There is no afterschool program on that day.  The 8th grade will be graduating and if your child attends, they will go down to the church to watch the 8th-grade graduation.  

 

 

Always make sure to read the OLQM School Blog for additional information, located HERE!

   

If you have any questions or concerns, you can email me at xiomaraserbones@olqmnyc.org or text/call (203)539-0863 I will do my best to answer at the end of the day. 

 

Unit Topic:

                             Babies

 

 Essential Question for the Unit:  

                      What are babies?

 

Focus Question for this Week

             How do babies change?

 

Focused Learning Activity for this Week

              

 

           How tall is the baby? 

The teacher will work with students in the math center to measure cutout babies of various lengths. Students will be encouraged to use unifix cubes to measure each baby. Students will discuss how many cubes each baby measured and which was the longest and shortest.

 

 

 

Pre-K Common Core Learning Standard Addressed:

PK.MATH.10 Identifies measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight, and describes them using appropriate vocabulary

                  

Foundational Text for the Week:

The Little Red Stroller by Joshua Furst

 Link to the foundational text HERE! 

 

Questions that will be asked throughout the week related to the foundational text:

 

Level 1: Recall 

Where did some of the families take the little red stroller? 

What did the children do with the stroller when they were too big for it? 

 

Level 2: Skill/Concept 

Why do people use strollers for babies? 

When the children were too big for the stroller, they shared it with someone who was younger. How does it feel when someone shares with you? 

 

Level 3: Strategic Thinking 

How do you think the children knew when they were too big for the stroller? How do you know when you are too big for something? 

Why did all the families in this book wish they had a stroller? How do you think they felt when they got the little red stroller? 

 

Level 4: Extended Thinking

The little red stroller traveled so many places with so many children that it became very tattered and tired and it could not go on any further. What do you think happened to it when everyone was done with it? Why?

 

   Lessons and Activities for the Week:

 

Blocks-Students will be invited to use blocks to create a nursery.

 

Dramatic Play - The teacher will invite children to turn the Dramatic Play area into a pediatrician’s office.

 

Art-Students are invited to create their own baby portraits with a variety of art materials.

 

Science-Students will be able to play a matching game, matching the adult animal to its offspring.

 

Math- Cutouts of babies of various lengths will be added to the math center.  Students will be able to measure each baby and tell which is the longest and shortest.

 

Library- Students are invited to read books about our theme, babies.

 

Writing-Cards will be supplied with pictures of animal babies as well as their names. They will be placed in a bin for children to reference as they create their own animal baby book.

 

Sensory-Students will be able to give babies a bath with their own containers and consider why babies need help to wash or take a bath.

 

For more information on the Lesson Plan, click  HERE!

 

If there are any questions regarding the Pre-K for All program that cannot be answered by the office or classroom teacher, please feel free to contact the HelpLine at 888-227-8175

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Week of June 6, 2022

 

 

WEEKLY REMINDERS

 

Due to the uptick in Covid cases, there are a few changes that were made regarding the in-person celebrations.

 

·      There is No Afterschool Program every Friday in June.  Please pick your child up between 2:45 and 3:00.

 

·      Friday, June 10th, 10:00am- End of Year "Moving Up Ceremony" in the gymnasium. two (2) Adults are Permitted per Child. Students are to arrive at school at 9:15am and they go home to celebrate with their families after the performance.

 

·      Friday, June 17th, 9:00am- Father's Day celebration will be held via Zoom. I will send the ID number the day before. 

 

·      School is closed on Monday, June 20th in observance of Juneteenth.

 

·      June 23rd is the last full day of classes.

 

·      Dismissal on June 24th is at 12:00 pm.  There is no afterschool program on that day.  The 8th grade will be graduating and if your child attends, they will go down to the church to watch the 8th-grade graduation.  

 

 

Always make sure to read the OLQM School Blog for additional information, located HERE!

   

If you have any questions or concerns, you can email me at xiomaraserbones@olqmnyc.org or text/call (203)539-0863 I will do my best to answer at the end of the day. 

 

Unit Topic:

                             Babies

 

 Essential Question for the Unit:  

                      What are babies?

 

Focus Question for this Week

      What can we learn about animal babies? 

 

 

Focused Learning Activity for this Week

              

                                  Animal Babies book 

 

The teacher will work with students in the writing center. She will supply students with pictures and informational books about animal babies. The teacher will assist students in choosing an animal they would like to know more about to create a book about baby animals.

 

 

Pre-K Common Core Learning Standard Addressed:

 PK.ELAL.17. [PKW.6] Develops questions and participates in shared research and exploration to answer questions and to build and share knowledge (e.g., record and discuss an experiment of items that float and sink)

                  

Foundational Text for the Week:

Lizard From the Park by Mark Pett

 Link to the foundational text HERE! 

 

Questions that will be asked throughout the week related to the foundational text:

 

Level 1: Recall 

What did Leonard find in the park? Where was Buster’s family? 

 

Level 2: Skill/Concept 

What kind of animal is Buster? How do you know? 

How did Leonard feel about Buster? How do you know? 

As Buster got bigger and bigger, he seemed to enjoy himself less and less. Why do you think that happened? 


Level 3: Strategic Thinking 

How do you think Leonard felt when he found the egg? Tell me more about that. 

How do you think Leonard felt when Buster hatched from the egg? Tell me more about that. 

How do you think Leonard felt when Buster was too big to live with him anymore? Tell me more about that. 

 

Level 4: Extended Thinking 

What were some of the ways Leonard took care of Buster? How would you take care of a dinosaur if you found a dinosaur egg in the park? 

Leonard took Buster everywhere with him. Where would you take him if he lived with you? Why? 

Leonard had to say goodbye to Buster. Have you ever had to say goodbye to someone you cared about? How did you feel? 

 

   Lessons and Activities for the Week:

 

Blocks-Students will be invited to use blocks to create a nursery.

 

Dramatic Play - The teacher will invite children to turn the Dramatic Play area into a pediatrician’s office.

 

Art-Students are invited to create their own baby portraits with a variety of art materials.

 

Science-Students will be able to play a matching game, matching the adult animal to its offspring.

 

Math- Cutouts of babies of various lengths will be added to the math center.  Students will be able to measure each baby and tell which is the longest and shortest.

 

Library- Students are invited to read books about our theme, babies.

 

Writing-Cards will be supplied with pictures of animal babies as well as their names. They will be placed in a bin for children to reference as they create their own animal baby book.

 

Sensory-Students will be able to give babies a bath with their own containers and consider why babies need help to wash or take a bath.

 

For more information on the Lesson Plan, click  HERE!

 

If there are any questions regarding the Pre-K for All program that cannot be answered by the office or classroom teacher, please feel free to contact the HelpLine at 888-227-8175

Monday, May 30, 2022

Week of May 30, 2022

 

 

WEEKLY REMINDERS


Due to the uptick in Covid cases, there are a few changes that were made regarding the in-person celebrations.

 

·      There is No Afterschool Program every Friday in June.  Please pick your child up between 2:45 and 3:00.

 

·      Friday, June 10th, 10:00am- End of Year "Moving Up Ceremony" in the gymnasium. two (2) Adults are Permitted per Child. Students are to arrive at school at 9:15am and they go home to celebrate with their families after the performance.

 

·      Friday, June 17th, 9:00am- Father's Day celebration will be held via Zoom. I will send the ID number the day before. 

 

·      School is closed on Monday, June 20th in observance of Juneteenth.

 

 

·      June 23rd is the last full day of classes.

 

·      Dismissal on June 24th is at 12:00 pm.  There is no afterschool program on that day.  The 8th grade will be graduating and if your child attends, they will go down to the church to watch the 8th-grade graduation.  

 

  

 

Always make sure to read the OLQM School Blog for additional information, located HERE!

   

If you have any questions or concerns, you can email me at xiomaraserbones@olqmnyc.org or text/call (203)539-0863 I will do my best to answer at the end of the day. 

 

Unit Topic:

                             Babies

 

 Essential Question for the Unit:  

                      What are babies?

 

Focus Question for this Week

      What can we learn about animal babies? 

 

 

Focused Learning Activity for this Week

              

                 Match the Baby to its Parent 

 

The teacher will work with students in the science center. She will help students match cards with animal babies to the adult. Children who are ready will be encouraged to attempt to write or copy the names of the animals they find.

 

Pre-K Common Core Learning Standard Addressed:

 PK.SCI.6 Develops a model to describe that some young plants and animals are similar to, but not exactly like, their parents

 

                   

Foundational Text for the Week:

Animal Parents and Babies by Shira Evans

 Link to the foundational text HERE! 

 

Questions that will be asked throughout the week related to the foundational text:

 

 Level 1: Recall 

What are some of the animals in this book? 

What are some of the things the animal parents in this book teach their babies?

 

Level 2: Skill/Concept

Animal babies learn from their parents. Who do you learn from? What are some of the ways the animal parents in this book carry their babies? Why do animal babies need to be carried?

 

Level 3: Strategic Thinking

What are some of the ways the animal parents in this book keep them safe? What are some ways grown-ups keep you safe? What are some of the ways the animals in this book change as they grow up? What are some of the ways you are changing? 

 

Level 4: Extended Thinking

How do people learn about animals? 

Leonard took Buster everywhere with him. Where would you take him, if he lived with you? Why? Leonard had to say goodbye to Buster. Have you ever had to say goodbye to someone you cared about? How did you feel? 

 

   Lessons and Activities for the Week:

 

Blocks-Students will be invited to use blocks to create a nursery.

 

Dramatic Play - The teacher will invite children to turn the Dramatic Play area into a pediatrician’s office.

 

Art-Students are invited to create their own baby portraits with a variety of art materials.

 

Science-Students will be able to play a matching game, matching the adult animal to its offspring.

 

Math- Cutouts of babies of various lengths will be added to the math center.  Students will be able to measure each baby and tell which is the longest and shortest.

 

Library- Students are invited to read books about our theme, babies.

 

Writing-Cards will be supplied with pictures of animal babies as well as their names. They will be placed in a bin for children to reference as they create their own animal baby book.

 

Sensory-Students will be able to give babies a bath with their own containers and consider why babies need help to wash or take a bath.

 

For more information on the Lesson Plan, click  HERE!

 

If there are any questions regarding the Pre-K for All program that cannot be answered by the office or classroom teacher, please feel free to contact the HelpLine at 888-227-8175

  Welcome To pre-k 3!!!     My name is Xiomara Serbones; I can’t wait to meet everyone. My goal is to motivate children to discover their in...