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June 2020 Theme of the Month

 Eric Carle is an award-winning illustrator and author known internationally for his distinctive and innovative picture books for young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world (it has been translated into 62 languages and sold over 46 million…
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Free Meals for New Yorkers

The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily for any New Yorker. Any New Yorker who wants one can get three free meals a day at more than 400 Meal Hubs across the city. Meals can be picked up at all Meal Hubs 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday Meals Hubs…
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“ABC Zooborns” – Read Aloud

This book helps children discover many of the cute animals that be found at a zoo, from A-Z! Some of the featured baby animals include cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, pandas, wombats, and much more! This book is part of our supplementary reading for our focus on our Babies unit of study in May.

May Theme of the Month: Get Caught Reading!

 Get Caught Reading is a nationwide campaign that was launched in 1999 to promote reading for all ages. Research indicates that early language experience actually stimulates a child’s brain to grow and that reading to children gives them a huge advantage when they start school. We hope to encourage people of all ages to enjoy…
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Read Aloud: “Recycling Is Fun!”

To wrap up our Earth Day theme of the month, Ms. Cheryl provides a read aloud of the book “Recycling Is Fun!”. Students will learn about the different materials we use at home that can be recycled, including plastic, paper, cans, glass, even clothing and toys. This story provides a positive outlook on the benefits…
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“The Very Hungry Caterpillar” Read Aloud

Ms. Jessica gives us a read aloud of one of our favorite books, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle. Children will love learning about the hungry caterpillar who eats and eats to eventually transform into something beautiful!

“The Vegetables We Eat” (Narrated Book)

“The Vegetables We Eat” by Gail Gibbons is a detailed book about all the different types of vegetables we eat and how they are grown and harvested, whether it is in the city or on a farm. They will also learn about the diversity of vegetables and how they keep us healthy. This is a…
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An Orange in January – Read Aloud

This book is one of our foundational texts for this month’s Plants unit of study. The story takes us on a journey in the life of an orange form pollination, growing on a tree, getting harvested, arriving at a grocery store and finally, into the hands of a young boy.

“Lola Plants a Garden” – Read Aloud

Ms. Miriam reads us a story called “Lola Plants a Garden” as part of our Plants unit of study. Lola is a curious girl who love poems about gardens and goes to the library to learn more about plants. She works with her mother plant a garden for their family and watches the garden go…
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“I Can Save the Earth!” Read Aloud

As part of our April Earth Day theme, Ms. Cheryl’s read aloud of the book shows the adventures of Max the Little Monster, who has bad habits, such as throwing garbage all over the place, and wasting water and electricity. When the power goes out, Max has a realization that the Earth is beautiful when…
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“This Little Monster” Read Aloud

Ms. Liljana gives us a nice read aloud of “This Little Monster”, which is a brightly colored touch and feel book that children will love. They will learn about the different ways that a monster might “feel” like, such as being furry, bumpy and much more!

Read Aloud: “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”

Our wonderful director Ms. Jessica does a read aloud of one of our favorite books, “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”. It’s a wonderful Eric Carle book with vivid illustrations to help your child learn about colors and animals!

Read Aloud: “Llama Llama Red Pajama”

One of our wonderful directors, Ms. Liljana, gives us a wonderful read aloud of a favorite book, “Llama Llama Red Pajama”. Kids of many ages will love this read aloud especially if they are going down for a nap of bed time.

Read Aloud of Curious George

Enjoy this read aloud from our director at our Classon Avenue! George is a very curious monkey. He is always trying to be good, but like all monkeys, he is very CURIOUS! Find out more about how he met the Man in the Big Yellow Hat and where his adventures began from his home in…
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“In the Rainforest” Read Aloud

Our wonderful teacher Ms. Meyers gives a read aloud of the book “In the Rainforest” as part of our March theme focusing on the rainforest. Children will learn all about the wonderful wonders of the rainforest and see the beautiful animals that can be found there.