Ms. Caraballo’s Class

Tending To Our Garden

This week, the children were able to spend some time in our school community garden. They explored all the new plants that are growing and tended to all of our flowers. While we were out there, the children noticed a new mushroom growing in the garden, as well as a ladybug, and decided to writeContinue reading “Tending To Our Garden”

In The Garden!

This week, the children had the opportunity to visit our school garden. Parent volunteers previously planted new flowers and vegetables so our class went out to help water and care for them. The children are learning all about the responsibility of taking care of a living thing through hands-on planting experience.

Planting Seeds!

This week we returned to school after a restful Spring Break and began planting our seeds for the Spring season. We planted two different types of herbs; parsley and rosemary. We also planted 5 different types of flowers; cosmos, daisies, sunflowers, candy tufts and marigolds. We will be checking in on our seeds every dayContinue reading “Planting Seeds!”

Germinating Seeds!

This week, the children began germinating bean seeds. Through this hands-on experiment, the children will learn about the beginning stages of the plant life cycle and get to see the changes up close.

Our 25th Week of School! 

This week, the children focused on making tape diagrams in math and summarizing their reading by keeping track of important events in a story.


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Dear parents,

My name is Ms. Caraballo, and I would like to officially welcome you to class K/1-014! I am very excited to be your child’s teacher and I look forward to collaborating with you throughout the school year. I believe children thrive when there is open communication between parents and teachers, so please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have. My goal as your child’s teacher is to create a safe and welcoming learning environment for them to explore, socialize and gain new skills.

Here is some important information for the school year:

Breakfast: Our cafeteria will begin serving breakfast promptly at 8:10am every morning. Children who wish to receive breakfast will enter through the school yard.

Health Screenings: Parents must fill out the digital health screening every morning before dropping of their child. We ask that you please use the attached link to complete the health screening, to avoid the use of daily paper screenings.

Arrival: School starts each day at 8:30am. We ask that you please line up near the icon of your child’s class. Our class icon is the ORANGE PENCIL.

Dismissal: Children will be dismissed promptly at 2:50pm every day at the same exit they were dropped off at. Please remember to look for the orange pencil icon.

Class Dojo: This will be our main form of communication. We ask that all parents sign up for or log in to the ClassDojo app so that they can begin receiving updates about their child’s class instantly. We will use this app to post general school information and class specific news, as well as a form of direct communication between parents and teachers.

Change of clothes:  Please send in two changes of clothing including underwear, shirts, pants, and socks labeled with your child’s first and last name in a Ziploc Bag.

Book Baggies: Your child will bring home book baggies each day so they can continue their reading at home. All the books must be brought to school each day for our independent reading period. We will swap out books weekly.

Toys: Please do not allow your child to bring toys from home to school. We want to avoid the risk of personal items being misplaced or broken. We have plenty of toys here at school for all the children to play with.

Covid protocol: Masks are required and must be worn at all times. Students will have their temperatures taken before entering the building. There will be hand sanitizer in the classroom available for all students.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation during this school year. I look forward to a productive and exciting year with your children. Please contact me anytime you have questions or concerns directly on ClassDojo.

Ms. Celene Caraballo

Meet Ms. Caraballo

Hello and welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! My name is Celene Caraballo and it is an honor to be your child’s teacher. This is my first year in the New York City Department of Education, however, I have been teaching for nearly a decade in daycare settings. I graduated from Brooklyn College with a bachelor’s degree in both early childhood education and psychology, as well as a master’s degree in early childhood. I believe children learn best when they are immersed in a warm and engaging environment, that promotes their self-confidence and independence, but also challenges them to gain new skills. Parent involvement is key to student success, so please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have via ClassDojo. I thank you in advance for your support and I look forward to a memorable school year with you and your children.

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