June 2022

Important Dates

  • Wednesday June 1, 2022: Professional Development Teacher Meeting (students attend school)
  • Tuesday June 7, 2022: Clerical Day- there is no school for students.
  • Thursday June 9, 2022: Citywide Professional Development for staff- there is no school for students.
  • Thursday June 16, 2022: Pre-K Moving Up Ceremony
  • Monday June 20, 2022: Juneteenth Observed- there is no school for students.
  • Monday June 27, 2022: Last Day of School for students

Thematic Unit: Transformation

Essential Question: What is transformation and how do things change?

We will be working on many activities that will help support students transition into Kindergarten.

Please find a suggested summer reading list below. Please continue reading with your child daily. We have also included a list of some fun family activities to try out over the summer!

List of Summer Activities

  • LI Children’s Museum (Garden City)
  • Children’s Museum (Manhattan)
  • Transit Museum (Brooklyn)
  • Home Depot (building activities for kids)
  • Hall of Science (Flushing)
  • Queens Museum of Art (Flushing) free weekend art activities
  • Museum of Natural History (Manhattan)
  • Bronx Zoo(free on Wednesdays)
  • Queens County Farm(walkable from school)
  • Visit a library
  • Visit a beach
  • Visit a pool
  • Visit a park
  • Go on a family picnic

Websites to Visit

Books to Support a Smooth Transition to Kindergarten

  • David Goes to School by David Shannon
  • Franklin Goes to School by Paulette Bourgeois
  • I Love You Little One by Nancy Tafuri
  • Little Rabbit Lost by Harry Horse
  • Llama, Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney
  • Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
  • The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
  • The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
  • What Mary Jo Shared? by Janice May Udry
  • When You Go to Kindergarten by James Howe
  • Will I have a Friend? by Miriam Cohen
  • You are Special Little One by Nancy Tafuri
  • You Go Away by Dorothy Corey