Ms. Manno


MS. Marissa & Ms. Regina

 ROOM 109

We’re 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.