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1520 York Avenue

New York, NY 10028

Phone: (212) 861-7732

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Make it Monday: Springtime Butterflies

SHARED By: Jamie Weisman, Teacher at York Avenue Preschool

For the past month, our Fours classroom at York Avenue Preschool has been talking about springtime. We have a tree in our classroom, which changes with the seasons. This month, we decided to decorate it with butterflies. We read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle […]

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Make it Monday: Make a Building

SHARED By: Max Stadnik, Director of Art at Gymtime, Early Learning Foundations and York Avenue Preschool

As the school year comes to an end, we are busy in the Art Room getting ready for the York Avenue Preschool Pre-K graduation. For the past few years, we have constructed buildings out of construction paper […]

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Make it Monday: Poetic Kites

SHARED by: Rachel Goetz, Teacher at York Avenue Preschool

This April our 4-year-old classroom at York Avenue Preschool has been exploring the season of Spring using our five senses. April is also Poetry Month, so our classroom made a “Spring Sensory Poem” in the shape of a kite! You can do the same!


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Make it Monday: Big Blooms

SHARED By: Leslie Edleman, Teacher at York Avenue Preschool

The Three’s classroom at York Avenue Preschool has been learning all about the season of spring. We learned that the birds are beginning to chirp and that the flowers are starting to bloom.

We read a story, “Grow Flower Grow” by Lisa Bruce and learned that […]

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Make it Monday: Kalimba Thumb Piano

SHARED By: Stuart Klinger, Music Teacher at Early Learning Foundations Preschool and York Avenue Preschool

The thumb piano or “Kalimba”, is an African instrument that’s played with your thumbs. It is a very old instrument that has been played for thousands of years.

What You’ll Need:

1 Small rectangular box (an old iphone or ipod […]

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