Ms. Washington

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Mary

Welcome you to Pre-K Room 109

"Building Study"



Tea's Princess Castle
Distance Learning!!

Dear Preschool Families,
We are very excited to begin our new study of buildings! When we are outside the children often ask questions about our school building. They want to know the height of the building, what it is made of, and how strong it is. They also ask many questions about the way it looks.

 This study builds upon their natural interest to understand the world around them. Young children are very curious about buildings. They want to know how they are constructed and what people do inside of them. I know the kids are mesmerized by large construction equipment that moves massive piles of earth or hoists a steel beam high in the sky.  

Buildings are everywhere in our community. Buildings vary in size, color, construction, material, function and location. We are lucky to live across the river from some of the most famous buildings in New York City! We enter and exit buildings every day as we leave or return home, spend time in other people’s homes, go to school and visit businesses. Sometimes we even see a building constructed, repaired or torn down.  

This study offers many firsthand opportunities to explore buildings. The children will expand their knowledge and understanding of building material and physical force. They will also explore concepts in social studies related to shelter, jobs and the purpose of different structures.  

To get the study started we need your help! You can start collecting pictures of buildings. We welcome your pictures from any source, such as newspapers or magazines, postcards, printouts from the internet and it is great to make it personal to your child with your own photos. It would be wonderful if you could include buildings from other parts of the world too! Here is a list of suggestions, but if you have a brilliant idea run with it!

Houses By Gabriella

apartments

barns

sheds

castles

cottages

cabins

bungalows

huts

shacks

hotels/motels

inns

office buildings

schools

stores