As we finish our unit on Space, our students had the opportunity to experience what it would be like to be Astronauts for a Day!
The week the Elephants continued to learn all about “The Three R’s”, all while celebrating Arbor Day! In order to commemorate Arbor Day, the Elephants created “ex-tree-ordinary” art work made out of recycled coffee sleeves, courtesy of Starbucks. They helped cut and tear the sleeves – which were green and brown – the prefect colors to Read More
The Month of April was all about Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling. The Cheetah Room learned the difference between the three and how they themselves can contribute to each. A recycling center was set up outside the classroom so students could recycle their garbage. This helped students with sorting and categorizing, while also promoting mathematical skills Read More
The topic for the month of May is Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! The Monkeys learned about the different types of garbage they throw away. Afterwards, they looked at the categories that each of these things fall into. They observed that some of the things they throw away were also reusable. Our little monkeys noticed that some of Read More
This week we learned about the phases of the moon. As our UPK students grow as scholars, we encourage them to speak in front of their peers with confidence. One of our UPK students enjoyed the theme so much, he created a special presentation for his peers. A special congratulations to Nicholas, for his courage, Read More
A special thank you to Elvie from the DOE and Maribel,a parent advocate, for hosting our Transition to Kindergarten Workshop. We were able to discuss the steps needed for a successful transition to Kindergarten.
For the month of March, the Zebras learned all about trees. We learned about what makes up a tree and who lives in them. We also learned about other things that are on trees, such as fruit, flowers and even birds nests. We read the story “Goodnight Mouse” by Parragon. It was about different types Read More
A Special Thank you to Montefiore Children’s Hospital, the Fire Department, and NY Common Pantry for spending time with our UPK program teaching us about Fire Safety and water!
In the month of March the elephants learned how to recycle!! We created two bins: one made out of cardboard for paper products and one made out of plastic for plastic products. The elephants then sorted through a mixed pile of paper and plastic materials, choosing the items they liked best. Then the walked to Read More
March meant trees in the Monkey room. The classroom learned about the different textures of trees, parts of trees, how trees change and what kind of animals live in trees. We the class to the park and they touched the trees and explored the different parts. While at the park they collected leaves, twigs, fallen Read More