This is Teacher Appreciation Week- We have some amazing teachers here at School #4. Today I would like to highlight our teachers in Room #1. *Mrs. Gillespie- This is her first year of teaching! She is a mom of twin 5 year old girls. I asked her what she likes about our school, and she said- " The staff and families are lovely. We have a very nice sense of community. The children are such enthusiastic learners . I believe Pre-K should be fun! *Mrs. O'Toole- This is her second year at our school. She is a mom to a six year old boy who attended our school-Gabriel. Joanna said- "I love teaching children this age. I like to contribute to their growth. I think this age is important and I enjoy them!"
3 months ago, Pre-K
Teacher appreciation
Mrs. Gillespie
Mrs. O'Toole
What a great way to end our Mental Wellness Spirit Week- Today was Fitness Friday!! We talked to the children about how important it is to stay physically active. Being active gives us more energy, helps us grow and learn more. The children went outside and enjoyed playing on the playground equipment. Thank you to everyone that set up and planned all the great activities this week. Our students in Pre-K had a great time! And we all love our Lawrence Strong t=shirts! ¡Qué gran manera de terminar nuestra Semana del Espíritu de Bienestar Mental! ¡Hoy fue Viernes de Ejercicios! Hablamos con los niños sobre lo importante que es mantenerse físicamente activo. Estar activos nos da más energía, nos ayuda a crecer y a aprender más. Los niños salieron y disfrutaron jugando en el parque infantil. Gracias a todos los que organizaron y planearon todas las grandes actividades de esta semana. ¡Nuestros estudiantes de Pre-K se lo pasaron genial! ¡Y a todos nos encantan nuestras camisetas de Lawrence Strong!
3 months ago, Pre-K
Room 1 and 3 feeling strong!
room 2 feeling strong
strong room 4
Room 6 feeling strong
This week was Mental Wellness Spirit Week! There were so many wonderful activities planned. The children watched recordings where they learned some breathing exercises. In class we did yoga, watched a Magician, and even heard an awesome story called, "How to be a Lion" read by Dr. Pedersen. We also talked about being kind, and discussed our feelings. In Room 3 we talked about being kind to others and completed the Post-It activity. They each picked a friend and drew a picture of how they can be kind. And on Wednesday we dressed up to show our inner "rock stars"!
3 months ago, Pre-K
Drawing pictures of kindness
Feeling green and doing yoga
Our inner rock stars
Planting in Pre-K. Great day. Here are more of our little ones.
3 months ago, Pre-K
flowers room 2
flower fun
Today we planted flowers. What a beautiful sunny day. A little windy, but the children enjoyed planting their own flower into our flowerbeds. They were careful and remembered to water them. They can't wait to see how big the flowers will grow.
3 months ago, Pre-K
Planting fun
Planting room 6
Flower planting
Planting room 3
Our Mental Wellness Spirit week begins on Monday, April 26th. Let's work together to learn about the importance of Mental and Physical Health on Academic Success! We will celebrate the many ways we can impact our brain and body in positive ways. On Friday, April 30th, students and staff will wear our matching T-shirts.
3 months ago, Pre-K
Mental Wellness Spirit Week
Mental Wellness Schedule
Today is Earth Day! The children are learning all about protecting our Earth and how they can keep our planet clean. Children helped sort items in their classes for recycling, they planted in the classrooms, and helped pull weeds out of our flowerbeds. One class had a scavenger hunt and searched outside for different parts of nature.
3 months ago, Pre-K
Earth Day
scavenger hunt
pulling weeds
Good afternoon Lawrence Early Childhood Center! Our Mental Wellness Spirit week begins on Monday, April 26th. Let's work together to learn about the importance of Mental and Physical Health on Academic Success! We will celebrate the many ways we can impact our brain and body in positive ways. On Friday, April 30th, students and staff will wear our matching T-shirts. Full remote learners, please watch for a message on how and when to pick up your shirt. A letter and flyer with the week’s events can be found at:
3 months ago, Lawrence School District
Mental Wellness Week
The children are enjoying the beautiful weather. We were all excited about using the playground equipment! Lots of big smiles on our faces. In Room 1- Ms. Gillespie baked bread with the class! It was a fun lesson!
3 months ago, Pre-K
Playground Room 4
Playground Room 2
Playground Room 6
Baking bread -Room 1
Good morning Lawrence families. This Thursday (April 22nd), Northwell Health will be at the Five Towns Community Center distributing Coronavirus vaccines to individuals 18 years & older. Appointments are required and can be made online at
3 months ago, Lawrence School District
Family Friday! Celebrating our families today in Pre-K! We love seeing the children's faces light up when they share things from home. Today they were excited to show us pictures of their families. Some students also drew pictures of their families.
3 months ago, Pre-K
Family Friday room 4
Family Friday Room 2
Family Friday room 6
Family Friday Room 3
Artsy Thursday fun!
3 months ago, Pre-K
artsy Room  6
Artsy Thursday! Kids love art. Making art can improve your child's fine motor skills and enhance their creative problem-solving abilities. When children work on open-ended art projects they make choices, use their imaginations, and create with their hands. Today our Pre-K students made lots of creative artwork.
3 months ago, Pre-K
Artsy Room 1
Artsy more Room 1
Artsy Room 2
Artsy Room 4
Work Together Wednesday! When children build together they explore math and science concepts and develop their social and early literacy skills. Children worked together today using blocks, cups, lego bricks and even built a fort!
4 months ago, Pre-K
working together room 2
working together room 1
working together room 3
working together room 6
Today is Tasty Tuesday! Healthy eating is very important. Today the children tried some yummy fruits and vegetables. First they created a fun food picture, and then they ate their creations!
4 months ago, Pre-K
Tasty Tuesday Room 6
Tasty Tuesday table
Tasty Tuesday Room 3
This week we are celebrating the Week of the Young Child! Today was Music Monday. We made or played instruments while listening to music. The children had fun dancing too!
4 months ago, Pre-K
week of the young child
music Monday
playing music
Next week we will be celebrating the Week of the Young Child. We have 5 fun filled days to celebrate our young learners! On Music Monday- We will celebrate with music. Tuesday is Tasty Tuesday. Children will be tasting fruits and vegetables and some will use the food to create art. Wednesday is Work Together Wednesday. Students will build together and explore math and science concepts. Thursday is Artsy Thursday- We will make some open-ended art projects. And on Family Friday we will share the family pictures that your child brings to class. I will post pictures next week. La semana que viene celebraremos la Semana del Niño Pequeño. ¡Tenemos 5 días llenos de diversión para celebrar a nuestros jóvenes estudiantes! On Music Monday- Celebraremos con música. El martes es un martes sabroso. Los niños probarán frutas y verduras y algunos usarán la comida para crear arte. El miércoles es el miércoles de Trabajar juntos. Los estudiantes construirán juntos y explorarán conceptos matemáticos y científicos. El jueves es un jueves artístico: haremos algunos proyectos de arte abiertos. Y el viernes familiar compartiremos las fotos familiares que su hijo trae a clase. ¡Publicaré fotos la próxima semana!
4 months ago, Pre-K
week of the young child
In Pre-K we're very excited about Spring. In Room 4-children measured their height using bunnies, and learned how to draw Easter chicks. And in Room 2 while playing outdoors, the children enjoyed watching snails!
4 months ago, Pre-K
spring fun
snail observations
Spring has sprung in Pre-K. Children in Room 6 enjoyed a picnic and Room 3 had fun playing with a parachute. All students have been busy with Spring activities. We have bunny ears, flower shops and more. Ms. LaTorre also introduced some spring STEM challenges to her class.
4 months ago, Pre-K
Spring activities
Bunny fun
Enjoying spring weather
STEM challenges
Here's a better view of our St. Patrick's Day activities!
4 months ago, Pre-K
St. Patrick's Day fun
St Patrick's bakery and shamrock fun