Ms. Manno

WELCOME TO OUR PRE-K CLASS PAGE

MS. Marissa & Ms. Regina

 ROOM 109


Our class is beginning to study trees. We’ll be observing and comparing trees to learn about what lives in them, what they’re made from, and who cares for them. We hope that this study will help children explore and appreciate nature. As we study trees, we will use literacy, math, the arts, and technology to explore the topic in depth. We will learn important social studies and scientific concepts through firsthand investigations.

If you’re able to take a “tree walk” with your child, we would appreciate your help in collecting tree parts to investigate. I know some of the children have already collected interesting tree parts on their way to school! We have a collection of acorns started in the discovery area! If you can, please take a bag to a tree area and collect things that have fallen, such as leaves, bark, acorns, twigs, flowers, fruit, or pinecones.  Even bringing in a live, potted tree would be exciting to take care of and watch grow. Your tree part collections will be very helpful for exploration and investigations during the study!

We ask for your help to enrich the children’s learning. If you work with trees, please let us know! Perhaps you’re gardener, forester, tree trimmer, tree farmer, or nursery worker. Even if your job is unrelated to trees, you be involved in our study. Extra hands always help!

What You Can Do at Home

You can help your child explore and appreciate nature by learning about trees. Invite your child to talk about trees. Share stories about your childhood memories involving trees and games you might have played. Wonder aloud with your child to encourage his or her thinking about trees.

At the end of our study, we’ll have a celebration to show you what we learned (date will be announced). Thank you for playing such an important role in our learning.

 

WOW! Experiences- Please let us know if you’d like to sign up for any of the following activities to do with our class! We can discuss a date and time that works best for you and our schedule.

Investigation 2: Visit from a family member to tell a story about trees

Investigation 3: Visit from family member who eats/cooks food grown on trees

Investigation 4: Visit from someone who takes care of trees

Investigation 6: Visit from a person who makes things out of wood

Celebration: Family members visit for the celebration (details to follow)