Welcome to Pre-K 4!

Ms. Hannah Konig and Señorita Monica Marin

  

Room Parent:
Amit Thakkar
arthakkar@gmail.com

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Resources for Parents

Frequently Asked Questions about Pk3/PK4 at Ross Elementary
Children’s Development of Mathematical Concepts
Developmental Milestones: 4 to 5 Year Olds (English)
Developmental Milestones: 4 to 5 Year Olds in Spanish
Bilingual site for educators and families of English Language Learners

Pk4 Field Trips 2017-2018

Friday, September 29
Destination: Tenleytown Public Library
Experience: Storytime
Leave & Return to Ross times: 9:00am-10:45am
Transportation: Metro

Thursday, October 19
Destination: City Blossoms Girard Children’s Community Garden
Experience: Garden Senses: Exploring the garden through the five senses. Young gardeners will have the opportunity to categorize natural elements through hands on activities, such as harvesting, cooking, and tasting fresh garden produce.
What to bring: Working in the gardens can be a little messy, so students should wear close-toed shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Make sure your child has an extra complete change of clothes back at Ross just in case.
100% disposable lunch (think old school paper bag lunch), as we will probably eat lunch there.
Leave and return to Ross times: 8:45-12:45
Transportation: Metro Bus
Sign up genius for chaperones: Click Here

Wednesday, November 15
Destination: Smithsonian Discovery Theater
Experience: “Grandma’s Thanksgiving Visit” show
Leave & Return to Ross times: 9:00am-11:30am
Transportation: Metro
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Friday, December 8
Destination: U St Fire Station
Experience: Learning about firefighter clothes and the fire station building
Leave & Return to Ross times: 9:00am-10:00am
Transportation: Walk
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Wednesday, January 17
Destination: Smithsonian Discovery Theater
Experience: “Marcee’s Fruity Vegetable Party” show
Leave & Return to Ross times: 9:00am-11:30am
Transportation: Metro
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Friday, March 16, 2018
Destination: Imagination Stage
Experience: Balloonancy
What to bring: 100% disposable lunch.
Leave and return to Ross: 9:00-12:30
Transportation: Metro and Bus
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Family Activities in the DC Area

Butler’s Orchard
Passes grant access to our Pick Your Own Fields, the Farm Park Picnic Area, the Giant Slides, the Nature Trail, and our Farm Park Animals.  Visit our Sheep, 2 Miniature Donkeys, Goats, Chickens, and Charlie the Pig. (Some exclusions do apply.)
Check out our Crop Calendar to see what’s available on a seasonal basis.
(When we went on the field trip, the Sparkle Fire Kids adored the spacious play ground)

Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution @ Natural History Museum
“Come See the Exhibition and Our Live Butterflies!”

Lego Playtime and Engineering Challenge Program @ Georgetown Library
“Do you like to build with Legos and solve puzzles? Join us to work through engineering challenges like, “who can build a paper airplane that carries the most cargo over 10 feet,” or just come to build with Legos and relax after school. We’ll have a different short challenge each week and Legos all the time. This program is recommended for ages 4 and up.”

Preschool Story Time @ Georgetown Library
“Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.”

Animal Storytime at the Aquarium @ Glen Echo Park Aquarium
11:00am – 11:30am
1st & 3rd Wednesdays Each Month, 11 – 11:30am
Join us for the NEW Animal Storytime at the Glen Echo Park Aquarium!  On first and third Wednesdays, ages 2-5 with adult, will enjoy an aquatic themed storytime session.  Stay to explore the Aquarium exhibits and touch tank until 12pm. http://gepaquarium.org/

Story Time @ National Air and Space Museum
“Museum staff and volunteers read stories about famous aviators, hot-air balloon flights, trips to Mars, characters visible in the night sky, or creatures that have their own wings. Each session includes one story and a hands-on activity.”

Reading with a Ranger @ Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
“Join a Ranger for a fun educational story time and craft activity. Program will include the reading of a short colorful book and conclude with an arts and crafts activity based on the story. Ages 4-7.”

Kennedy Center
Shows for young audiences.

The Puppet Co. @ Glenn Echo
See a puppet show for children and tiny tots.