Black History (Famous People)


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )

We will be having show and tell on Tuesday Letter “R.” So proud of the class learning to write their first and last names by memory!! 🙂 Also, with learning their names, birthday, phone numbers and address!!! Each One Of Them Have Made Me So Proud!!! Thank You To All The Parents For Your Help With This! 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– Black History (Famous People)

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “R”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Martin Luther King Jr. Day”
– “Rosa”
– “Coretta Scott”
– “I Am Jackie Robinson”
– “Sit-In”

Songs We Will Be Doing:
– Peace
– Freedom, Freedom

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “R” Workbook Page
– Letter “R” Alphabet Page
– Letter “R” Worksheets
– Making A Peace Dove
– Making A Handprint Collage
– Making A Peace Sign
– Making A Heart With Handprints
– Making A Rosa Parks School Bus
– We Will Also Be Doing An Experiment With A Brown Egg And A White Egg To Show How We   Can Look Different On The Outside But We Are All The Same On The Inside 🙂

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )

This week’s letter is R. We’ll make rockets ( numbers 1-10 ) and play rainbow math ( one-to-one correspondence ( numbers 1-10 ).
We’ll make an edible rainy day — bananas and raisins!
At circle time, we’ll play “Is it Real?” — distinguishing real from make believe using fairy tale characters— and practice our rhyming skills with a “ rhyming basket “and easy number rhymes.
Show and Tell is Thursday 2/27 and Friday 2/28. Please ask your child to share something beginning with either letters  P, Q or R.

Sincerely,
Nellie WestpyLittle Promises Academy | nellie.westpy@littlepromisesacademy.com

Healthy Teeth


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
We are closed on Monday due to Presidents day. We will be reviewing our letters A-Q this week so there is no show and tell. We are having a visit from the dentist on Wednesday before our Valentine’s Day party. Our Valentine’s Day Party will be on Wednesday 10:30-11:30.

Theme Of The Week:

– Healthy Teeth

Letter Of The Week:

– Review Letters A-Q

Books We Will Be Reading:

– “Valentine Mice.”

– “Foxy In Love.”

– “Food For Healthy Teeth.”

– “Your Teeth.”

– “Brushing Well.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:

– Did You Brush?

– Healthy teeth

– If You’re Happy And You Know It Give A Smile

– Got My Toothbrush, Got My Brush

Projects And Activities:

– Letter Review Worksheets

– Making A Lovebug

– Making A Healthy Tooth

– Making A Non Healthy Tooth

– Making A “Big” Smile

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds )
This week’s letter is Q. We’ll paint Qs with Q-tips and make edible “quilts”with colorful cereal and queens with crowns that sparkle!
At circle time we’ll talk about questions ( with our question box ) and how using them helps us to learn.
With red handprints we’ll create a beautiful winter picture.
We’ll read Snowmen at Night ( Caralyn Buchner ) and learn this poem

Snowmen
Snowmen, snowmen
Round and white
I wonder what
You do at night
Snowmen, snowmen
Let’s have some fun
Before you melt
In the morning sun!

Sincerely,
Nellie WestpyLittle Promises Academy | nellie.westpy@littlepromisesacademy.com

Valentine’s Day


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
A few friendly reminders: Our Valentine’s Day party is Wednesday February 19th. We will be doing show and tell on Tuesday for the letter “Q.” 🙂

Weekly Theme:
– Valentine’s Day

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter Q

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “ Olivia And The Perfect Valentine.”
– “Happy Valentine’s Day Gus.”
– “ The Very Special Valentine.”
– “ Pinkalicious (Pink Of Hearts.)”

Songs And Poems:
– I’m A Little Valentine
– I Like Hearts
– My Valentine
– Valentine Pokey

Projects And Readiness:
– Letter Q Workbook Page
– Letter Q Alphabet Page
– Letter Q Worksheets
– Decorating Our Valentine’s Day Bag
– Making “Love Birds”
– I Love You To Pieces Heart
– Making Heart Fish
– Making A Valentine’s Catcus Handprint 🙂

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )

School is closed Friday February 14 and Monday February 17 ( Presidents’ Day weekend ).
Miss Sharon will join our class on Monday February 10 and share a science lesson with us. We look forward to Miss Sharon’s visits!
We’ll talk about presidents Washington and Lincoln and make George Washington puppets and Abe Lincoln’s log cabin ( pretzel sticks ). We’ll read Take the Lead, George Washington ( Judith St. George ) and I am Abraham Lincoln ( Brad Meltzer ).
We’ll count and sort with Valentine conversation hearts and graph (#s 1-6) with Valentine heart stickers.

We’ll read The 12 Days of Valentines ( Jenna Lettice ), I Need a Valentine (Harriet Ziefert), Clifford, We Love You ( Norman Bridwell ), Valentine Friends (April Jones Prince) and The Night Before Valentine’s Day ( Natasha Wing ).

Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️

Sincerely,
Nellie WestpyLittle Promises Academy | nellie.westpy@littlepromisesacademy.com

A Healthy Heart



Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
We will be having show and tell on Tuesday for the letter “P.” The children have been doing great writing their first names by memory!!!! This week we will begin writing their last names also!!! 🙂

Weekly Theme:
– A Healthy Heart

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “P”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “My Muscles”
– “The Circulatory System”
– “Gregory’s Shadow.”
– “Llama, Llama, Mess, Mess, Mess”
– “Queen Of Hearts”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Heart Basics
– 5 Little Hearts
– Heart Poem

Projects And Activities:
– Letter P Workbook Page
– Letter P Worksheets
– Letter P Alphabet Page
– Make A Happy Heart
– Glue Healthy Things Onto A Heart
– Make A Heartbeat Craft
– Make A Heart Using Contact Paper
– Color A Heart And Learn All About The Parts It Uses

Spanish:
– Clothes

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds, Michele Zinicola )
This week’s letter is P. We’ll make penguins and pink pigs and practice writing Ps.
We’ll snack on fresh pineapple and popcorn!
We’ll play with the parachute and do math and letter puzzles.
Together we’ll make a fruit pizza ( sugar cookies with berries ) and enjoy it for snack!

We’ll learn and illustrate this poem
February Promises
I like February for the
Hints that winter is going away
He seems to whisper in my ear
That soon the birds will sing and play
He tells me to get ready
For warmer days are on the way!

I’m A Little Snowman!

I’m A Little Snowman!


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
Just a friendly reminder that we will be having early dismissals on Thursday and Friday due to conferences. We will be having show and tell on Tuesday for the letter “O.” The children have been doing great with their phone numbers and addresses. 🙂 They have started to write their first names by memory and they are doing AMAZING!!!! 🙂 The children have been having so much fun with their are projects. If you can please stop by our room and take a look around. 🙂

There Of The Week:
– Snow

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “O”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– I’m A Little Snowman
– Hot Chocolate
– Winter
– Make A Snowman

Books We Will Be Reading:
– (TBD)

Projects And Activities:
– Letter O Worksheets
– Letter 0 Alphabet Page
– Letter O Workbook Page
– Making An Icicles Project
– Making A Snowflake
– Making A Winter Tree
– Making A Snow Storm In A Bottle 🙂
– Decorating A Snow Hat

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )
he children are really enjoying science activities with Miss Sharon. She used lots of dry spaghetti to show us strength/ support and light and heavy!
Thank you again to Jacqueline’s mom Kelly for spending time with us last Friday: we loved the snowman story, craft and marshmallow treats!
The children did a great job with a storytelling/ sequencing activity. I gave the children
three story cards and each child was able to order the cards appropriately and tell his /her story! This activity encourages critical thinking, sequencing skills and promotes sharing / speaking at circle time! We’ll try four-card stories soon.

This week’s letter is O. We’ll make octopuses , owls and paint/ stamp with oranges!
We’ll sort and count with colorful O cereal and have Oreos as a special treat!!
We’ll read Groundhog Day (Betsy Lewis), make groundhog puppets and learn this poem

My Little Groundhog
Here’s a little groundhog, furry and brown
He is coming up to look around
If he sees his shadow
Then down he’ll go
Then six more weeks of winter
Oh no!!

The children are doing great work in their workbooks and ABC books with Miss Michele !

Winter


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward)
Just a reminder we are closed on Monday due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. We will see everyone back on Tuesday 🙂 No show and tell this week because we will be reviewing our letters A-N. The class has been doing wonderful writing their first names 🙂

Weekly Theme:
– Winter

Letter Of The Week:
– Review Letters A-N

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “The Mitten”
– “Snowflakes Fall”
– “The Very Cold Freezing No Number Day”
– “Welcome”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– This Little Snowman
– Hot Chocolate Song
– Winter
– Make A Snowman

Projects And Activities:
– Review Letters Worksheets
– A Hot Chocolate Craft
– A Snowman
– Make Mittens
– Make Snowflakes

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )
This week’s letter is N. We’ll make nests and shiny nights and and Ns full of numbers!
We’ll make a number line with marshmallows (#s1-9) and do a number 9 search worksheet.
We’ll make colorful name puzzles ( the children are doing a great job identifying their names and their friends’ names!).

We’ll read Good Night Construction Site ( Sherry Dudley Rinker), No Nap ( Eve Bunting),The Napping House ( Audrey Wood) and The Best Nest ( P. D. Eastman ).

We’ll learn and illustrate this poem

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Which do you like
Best of all?
Winter’s cold
Summer’s hot!
Springtime’s green
Fall is not!
I can’t decide
I like them all
Winter, Spring, Summer Fall!

Animals That like The Cold Weather


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 

The class had so much learning about hibernation last week 🙂 We also loved welcoming our new friend in class Lilyana 🙂

Weekly Topic:

– Animals That Like The Cold Weather

Letter Of The Week:

– Letter “Nn.”

Books We Will Be Reading:

– “Puffling.”

– “Wish”

– “I Am Small.”

– “When I Grow Up.”

– “Forever.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:

– Animal Dance

– I’m A Little Penguin

– I Have What I Need

Projects And Activities:

– Letter N Workbook Page

– Letter N Alphabet Page

– Letter N Worksheets

– Polar Bears

– Penguins

– Cardinals

– Snow Owl

– Free Paint An Owl That Loves The Snow

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola ) 
We are looking forward to Pajama week — special stories and treats!
We’ll celebrate Martin Luther King’s life with a story, project and an alike and different lesson using brown and white eggs.

This week’s letter is M. We’ll paint with marshmallows, sort and count with M and Ms and have fun with magnets!

Together we’ll make a batter for muffins ( I’ll bake them at home and then we’ll share together).

We’ll make a letter M mouse and read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie!

Hibernation



Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )

I hope everyone had a great new year!!! 🙂 We will be having show and tell on Tuesday letter “M.” On Friday we will be practicing hibernating like bears do. Your child can bring in a stuffed animal to hibernate with. 🙂

Weekly Theme:
– Hibernation

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “M.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Bear Snores On.”
– “Bear Wants More,”
– “Hibernation.”
– Hibernation With Me.”
– “Bear Wants To Tell A Story.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Hibernation
– It’s Time To Hibernate
– Bear Is Sleeping
– Napping Critters

Projects And Activities:
– Letter M Workbook Page
– Letter M Worksheets
– Letter M Alphabet PAge
– Making A Bear Cave
– Making Bears
– Making Bear Footptints
– Making A Hedgehog
– Making A Raccoon

Spanish:
– Numbers

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )

We’ll review letters A-K, numbers 1-7 and finish our letter K projects.
On Monday January 6 Kelly Carella,Jacqueline’s mom, will visit our class to read a story and do a wintertime craft. We’re really looking forward to Kelly’s visit!
On Tuesday January 7 we’ll go to Candylicious for a lesson and craft!
This week’s letter is L. We’ll make lions ( painting with plastic forks ) and ladybugs on ladders.
We’ll sort and count with ladybugs and use lemons and limes for patterning and making lemonade and limeade ( sugar and water to measure and add! ).
We’ll learn  I’m a Little Ladybug ( tune of I’m a little teapot )

I’m a little ladybug, as you can see
I am a beetle, pretty as can be
I am brightly colored, red and black
Look at the pretty spots on my back!

Sincerely,
Nellie WestpyLittle Promises Academy | nellie.westpy@littlepromisesacademy.com

Christmas

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
The class is so EXCITED to put their show on this Friday!! Just a reminder that Friday is a half day due to our winter break 🙂

The class has started to practice memorizing their first and last names and also their birthdays. 🙂

I hope that everyone has a Safe and a Very happy holiday!!! 🙂

Weekly Topic:

– Christmas

Letter Of The Week:

– “L”

Books We Will Be Reading:

– “Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer.”

– “Santa’s Stuck.”

– “Clifford’s Christmas.”

– Christmas Parade.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:

– Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

– Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

– Our Rudolph Song About His Different Colored Nose (The kids LOVE this song.)

– Christmas Lights

– Christmas Star

Projects And Activities:

– Letter L Alphabet Page

– Letter L Worksheets

– Letter L Workbook Page

– We Will Make Reindeer Food 🙂

– Free Paint A Christmas Tree

– Candy Canes

– Big Christmas Ornament

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds )

Michele, Jess and I wish you all a joyful and healthy holiday season! Love and best wishes in the New Year, and we look forward to learning and having fun together in 2021!

We’ll finish our holiday crafts and projects, play pin ( tape ) the ornament on the Christmas tree ( number and letter review ), explore a sensory stocking, do candy cane patterning and make reindeer food( oatmeal, raisins and Cheerios ).

We’ll read The Night Tree ( Eve Bunting ), The Night Before Christmas ( Clement Moore ), Bear Stays Up for Christmas ( Karma Wilson ), Snowmen at Christmas ( Caralyn Buchner ) and The Story of Christmas ( Patricia A. Pingry ).

See you at our show on Friday December 20, at 10 in our classroom!

Christmas

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
The class has been doing great with practicing for their Christmas show!! They are so excited to show everyone all the songs that they have learned. 🙂 We will have show and tell on Tuesday for letter “K.”

Weekly Theme:
– Christmas

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “K.”

Books We Will Be Reading:

– “Jingle All The Way.”
– “The Christmas Unicorn.”
– “Who Will Guide My Sleigh Tonight.”
– “Santa’s Snow Globe.”
– “Santa Cancels Christmas.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:

– Christmas Star
– Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
– 5 Little Reindeer
– 5 Little Bells
– Christmas Lights

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “K” Workbook Page
– Letter “K” Alphabet Page
– Letter “K” Worksheets
– Making A Surprise Christmas Ornament
– Christmas Trees
– Christmas Wreath
– Rudolph
– A Christmas Star


Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )

The children are doing a great job practicing the songs and verses for our holiday show!
We are making decorations for our classroom and gifts for our families.
We are talking about the birth of Jesus and his kindness and caring for all of us.
With Hershey kisses ( matching game ) we’ll review letters A-J and numbers 1-7.
We’ll make Christmas tree puzzles to review numbers 1-7!
Together we’ll decorate our class “tree” with colorful strings of lights ( shape, color, letter and number review!
We’ll practice this poem

This is Christmas
What is Christmas? We’ll tell you.
It’s putting love in all we do;
In our work and in our play
In our living every day
It is showing love for others
Fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers!