Week Three!

We had another great week of learning and exploring! Congratulations Jury for being new spotlight student of the week 🙂

Some updates:

This week we will start using seesaw to upload homework. You will still get the homework on google classroom, but there will be link to upload pictures of assignments on seesaw.

I am currently assessing student reading levels and at the end next week will communicate with you about your child’s reading level.

Please fill out the walking trip permission in Opero. We would like to take our first trip soon while the weather is so beautiful! 🙂

 ¡Tuvimos otra gran semana de aprendizaje y exploración!

Felicitaciones Jury por ser la estudiante destacada esta semana 🙂 
 Esta semana comenzaremos a usar el programa seesaw para subir la tarea. Aún recibirá la tarea en el aula de Google, pero habrá un enlace para cargar imágenes de las tareas en seesaw.

Actualmente estoy evaluando los niveles de lectura de los estudiantes y al final de la próxima semana me comunicaré con usted sobre el nivel de lectura de su hijo. 

Por favor, complete el permiso para los field trips en Opero. ¡Nos gustaría hacer nuestro primer viaje pronto mientras el clima es tan hermoso! 🙂

Second Week of School

We had an awesome second week of learning! In Chinese language arts class, we got to celebrate our Mid-Autumn Festival by making lanterns and sharing mooncakes. We started to learn about Chinese culture and traditions. We also learned our Chinese names and practiced writing our names in Chinese.

In our project-based learning block, we explore different materials in our centers and our friends extended our conversation from leaves, twigs, and fruits to trips they made in the past. We talked about hiking and going to the beach with families. This week, we learned to use magnifying glasses to observe rocks, seashells, starfish, leaves, and fruits. We compared the differences between leaves and fruits that we saw last week and this week in our center. We spoke about the seasons in which we went to the beach and what kinds of things and activities we saw and did. Our friends drew pictures about autumn and they began to talk about their noticing about season change recently: “we wore long sleeves,” “it was windy and cold in the morning,” and “my mom made lemon water for me.”


Week two!

We had a great second week of learning! Working hard at writing stories, math, learning about Spanish speaking countries, creating collages, and we got to enjoy doing our read alouds outside this Thursday and Friday. Looking forward to next week! Hope you all have a great weekend 🙂

Some announcements

Congratulations to Miss Amelia Iverson! She is the spotlight student of the week. Adriana did a fabulous job last week 🙂

Soon we would like to start taking some walking field trips to explore and learn outside. Please sign the permission slip in Opero. When you log on the form is under the eforms tab. Then you enter in information and when it asks for class write either first grade, second grade, or Miss Solano’s class, or Miss Abby’s, any of those are fine 🙂

Lastly, our google classroom page is all set up! Please check the page for weekly homework starting Monday.

As always please let me know if you have any questions. I am truly loving getting to spend each school day with your children. They are so curious and kind and remind me how fascinating and exciting school can be 🙂

Tuvimos una gran segunda semana de aprendizaje! Trabajando duro escribiendo historias, matemáticas, aprendiendo de países donde hablan español creando collages, y pudimos disfrutar haciendo nuestra lectura afuera este jueves y viernes. ¡Esperamos la próxima semana! Espero que tengan un gran fin de semana 🙂 

¡Felicitaciones a la señorita Amelia Iverson! Ella es la estudiante destacada de la semana. Adriana hizo un trabajo fabuloso la semana pasada 🙂 

Pronto nos gustaría comenzar a hacer algunas excursiones a pie para explorar y aprender al aire libre. Firme la hoja de permiso en Opero. Cuando inicia sesión, el formulario se encuentra en la pestaña eforms. Luego ingresa la información y cuando le pide una clase, escriba primero, segundo o la clase de la señorita Solano, o la de la señorita Abby, cualquiera de esas está bien 🙂 

Por último, nuestra página de clases de Google está configurada. Consulte la página para ver las tareas semanales a partir del lunes. 

Como siempre, avíseme si tiene alguna pregunta. Realmente me encanta poder pasar cada día escolar con sus hijos. Son muy inquisativos y amables y me recuerdan lo fascinante y emocionante que puede ser la escuela 🙂 

Reopening Plans for Fall 2020

This week we hosted a series of virtual town hall meetings to provide some important information regarding the restart of the school year. For your review, please find below the links to each of the presentations.

Virtual Town Hall Presentations

Opting for 100% Remote Learning?

For those families opting for 100% remote learning be sure to complete this link by no later than Friday, August 7, 2020.

Please check back as new information will be posted.


Return to School 2020

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year

On March 15, 2020, the nation’s largest school district underwent a historic transformation, closing school buildings in order to protect our 1.1 million students, and all staff, families, and fellow New Yorkers from COVID-19.

As we look ahead to September, we see the big picture: the continuing rise in cases across the country; current guidance from City, State, and Federal health authorities; and the knowledge that as the trajectory of the virus continues to evolve, the guidance we must follow will also evolve. When it does, we have to be ready, and prepared to adapt. We’ve also received over 400,000 responses from families and students to a survey asking about preferences and concerns for the upcoming year, and your input has been critical in our planning.

Taken together, this picture demands we begin the 2020-21 school year in an unprecedented way—including new health protocols, physical distancing, and more. Make no mistake: New York City students will still be learning 5 days a week. A major difference is that we are preparing to deliver their education through a blended learning model. Blended learning means students will be taught on-site in school for part of the week, and will attend school remotely on the other days of the week.

We are ready for this: adapting and strengthening our practices; investing in the technology required to provide a quality online academic experience—including distributing over 300,000 iPads to students who need them; and working with teachers to be more effective online instructors. We will update curriculum to reflect the blended learning online and in-person model, and to ensure the guidelines and curriculum include appropriate social-emotional learning and mental health supports.

Any family can also choose all-remote learning, for any reason. But we know that the majority of families want as much in-person instruction as is safely possible, and we will work to maximize it at every turn, consistent with health and safety requirements. We will continue to lead with the lens of equity and excellence, giving your child what they need to excel—and recognizing the ways that will be different from each of their classmates, especially in a time of crisis. We will not look away from the ways this virus has further magnified the effects of systemic racism in our communities. We will continue to explore opportunities to directly correct structural inequities—like closing the digital divide.

What we Know

  • Parents need consistency to keep their kids focused, schedule childcare, keep life organized; confidence in the safety of their children in their learning environments, and agency in the decisions that will affect their livelihood and families.
  • Students need routine in their learning—building habits and academic success through regular pattern and cadence of instruction; support for both academic and social and emotional health.
  • Teachers need clear expectations for schedule and pace for working with students so they can maximize support in right modality.
  • Principals need flexibility to choose what will work best for their student body and community; need to be able to choose among options.

Our plans must be nimble so we can adjust and update as needed, as the public health landscape continues to evolve. We are also awaiting guidance from the State of New York, and we will be closely coordinating with them once it is released. All of the most up-to-date information will be available on this web page. Please remember that this guidance may change as public health conditions evolve.

We also know that New Yorkers can rise to meet the challenge, and that everyone at DOE will be there every step of the way to support our students and families. Please read on for guidance and information about attending a New York City public school in the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Read Chancellor Carranza’s letter to families about Return to School 2020 on our Message to Families page.

Stay Safe! Stay Healthy! Stay Connected! We will remain a school community.

Join us for Spirit Day Celebrations

Join us this Friday for SCI’s Spirit Day Celebrations.

Character Day

On Friday, students can come to school dressed as their favorite characters. Please note that students must wear COVID Face Masks ONLY, and no other face-covering and no toy weapons are allowed.

Friday, October 29th, 2021
Dressed as your favorite character.
(COVID Face Masks ONLY, No Weapons)

Virtual Movie Night

On Friday evening, we invite all families to join us virtually for movie night.

Friday, October 29th, 2021, at 7:00 pm
“It’s the Great Pumpkin” Charlie Brown

Click Here to Watch
Meeting ID: 334 791 7888
Passcode: 092020

Spirit Day Celebrations flyer

Class 201-Week of Oct 18 to 22, 2021

The seasonal transition from summer to fall reminds the class 201 of changes in our surroundings. As the our children realized the leaves started changing color on our way to the school or at recess, they wanted to know more about the changing colors of leaves. Last week, we learned about what colors leaves will turn as well as why leaves change colors in Fall. This week, we started exploring our favorite holiday in Fall- Halloween! And our favorite crafts with pumpkins!

Have a great weekend!

Week of October 18

We have been very busy this week. This week was about exploring more using our 5 senses. We took our first community walk and the students were excited to share what they saw, and heard. They also used their sense of touched and gathered different colored leaves, sticks and some rocks. They also had the opportunity to use their sense of smell and taste during project time.

Week Six

This week we talked about our feelings. We read the book Glad Monster, Sad Monster and students acted out what they are feeling using monster masks. During centers we created our own monster mask to represent how we are feeling using loose parts that parents donated.

Students also brought in their green choices/red choices activity they did at home with their family. They talked about what green choices and red choices they can make at home and in school.

Our Pre-k friends are working hard to becoming more independent and responsible for their needs. Look at them hard at work!

Here are some things parents can do to foster responsibility and independence in their children :

Let your children do things for themselves.
Encourage your children to make decisions.
Help and encourage your children to solve their own problems
Be there to provide support, when needed.
Give your children responsibilities.