Let’s Be Friends

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
We will start doing Show And Tell on Tuesdays because it is a day that everyone attends :)So next week we will do Show And Tell Letter B on Tuesday :)Our first week of school has been great and I cannot wait to continue the year with everyone 🙂
The children’s coats have been falling on the floor in the hallway at times, if you can please put your child’s name on the inside of their coat for less confusion would be a big help. Thank you so much 🙂 Miss Jenny

Theme Of The Week:
– Let’s Be Friends

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Bb.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Sam’s New Friend.”
– “Friendshape.”
– “Winter Friends.”
– “A Friend At The Zoo.”
– “Best Frints At Skrool.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Meet A Friend
– Find A Friend Song
– Friends 1,2,3 Song

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Bb” Worksheets
– Letter “Bb” Alphabet Page
– Letter “Bb” Workbook Page
– Making friendship bracelets for our friends
– Making A friendship tree with our handprints
– Make A friendship “Quilt”
– Free Draw ourselves doing an activity with friends
– Make A Friend-a-saurus

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )

This week’s letter is B. We’ll sort and count with buttons and tiny bears( color and number review), make bees and birds and play outdoors with bubbles!

We’ll read Fine Feathered Friends (Tish Rabe), A Gardener’s Alphabet (Mary Azarian),B is for Bulldozer (June Sobel) and It Looked Like Spilt Milk (Charles G. Shaw).

The children enjoy circle time— learning our routine and songs, recognizing their names ( on the name cards and on their chairs ), waiting for their turns and encouraging their friends!
We’ll read and illustrate this poem:

Fall Leaves
Red, yellow, orange, brown
Leaves are falling all around
See them dance in the cool fall air
Rake them and pile them
And bag them with care!

All About Me

Prek4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
We had a GREAT few days at school getting to know each other 🙂 We are looking forward to a GREAT year 🙂 This week we will be starting the letters of the alphabet. On Wednesday we will be doing show and tell for the letter “A”. Please have your child bring in something that starts with the letter “A.” Please encourage them to try and find something themselves to help them identify the letter sound 🙂 If your child does not attend school on Wednesday, they can bring it in on Tuesday to share with the class so that they have a turn also 🙂

With “all about me week” I encourage the children to bring in pictures of their families to hang up in the classroom for the week 🙂 This is a great way to learn a little bit more about each other 🙂 You will get the pictures returned to you 🙂 If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me 🙂 Miss Jenny

Theme Of The Week:
– All About Me

– Letter “A”

Art Projects:
– Making An All About Me Poster
– Making Our House With Popsicle Sticks
– Making A Self Portrait
– Painting A Picture Of Us And Our Families

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “The Things I Can Do.”
– “All The Things I Love About You.”
– “I Love Your Nose, I Love Your Toes.”
– “Happy In Our Skin.”
– “I’m Gonna Like Me.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– I Am Special
– This Is Me
– A Song About Me

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola) 
We had a great first two days at school! The children are making friends,learning our routine and rules and having fun!
At circle time, we check the weather and calendar ( dress our weather friend), practice name recognition with our name cards,
review colors, shapes and numbers 1-5 and sing the days of the week, the months of the year and Miss Michele’s Good Morning song!

This week we’ll continue our letter A activities: naming A words, apple math count and apple color sorting.
We’ll make colorful apples, apple “cores” ( math-seed count), airplanes ( name recognition) and ambulances!
We’ll learn this poem
A Little Red Apple

A little red apple
Hung high up in the tree
I looked up at it
And it looked down on me

Come down please!
What do you suppose?
That little red apple
Fell right on my nose!

We’ll read Apples ( Gail Gibbons), Johnny Appleseed ( Madeline Olsen ),Alphabet Under Construction ( Denise Fleming) and Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall ( Kenard Park).

Animals And Their Habitats

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 

I cannot believe this is our last full week of the school year!!!! This has been such an AMAZING school year!!! Remember graduation is this Friday at 7:00pm at the Randolph YMCA!!!

Weekly Topic:
– Animals And Their Habitats

– Alphabet And Number Review Dot To Dot Papers

Books We Will Be Reading:
-“Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” said the Sloth.
– “Manners Are Not For Monkeys.”
– “Shark Vs. Train.”
– Good Night, Mr. Panda.”
– “Doctor De Soto Goes To Africa.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Animal Homes
– We Will Be Practicing For Our Graduation Show 🙂

Projects And Activities:
– Alphabet And Number Connect The Dot Papers
– Workbook Page To Practice Writing Letters
– Making Monkey Handprints
– Making A Shark
– Making A Parrot
– Making A Giraffe

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )

Michele and I thank you for sharing your children with us this school year. We loved watching them grow, learn, play and make friends! We look forward to seeing them next year as they join Miss Jenny’s class!
We’ll finish our last projects and reviews. Workbooks, ABC review books and projects will be in backpacks at the end of this week.
We are looking forward to celebrating graduation and our show on Friday June 7!

Thank you again and have a wonderful and safe summer!

Bees And Bugs

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
Just a few friendly reminders: We Are Closed On Monday For Memorial Day! Also graduation is June 7th at 7 pm at The Randolph YMCA.  I cannot believe that this is our last week of May!! This year has flown by so fast and I am truly treasuring everyday I have with each one of your children. This year has been a wonderful year and I have loved every single day 🙂

– Bees And Bugs

– Rhyming

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “The Grouchy Ladybug.”
– “Honey Bees.”
– “The Very Clumsy Click Beetle.”
– “Bugs, Beetles And Butterflies.”

Songs/Poems We Will Be Singing:
– The Insect Song
– 5 Little Ladybugs
– Big Bugs, Small Bugs
– All Around My Yard

Projects And Activities:
– Rhyming Worksheets
– Workbook Pages Practicing Writing Letters
– Making A Ladybug
– Making Bees
– Making A Dragonfly
– Making A Bug Jar

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola ) 

The next two weeks are review weeks. We’ll review numbers, colors, shapes, ABCs, our names and our friends‘ names, opposites, positional words, rhyming words and our five senses.
We are working on end-of-the-year projects and Father’s Day surprises!
At circle time will play Alike and Different (comparing characteristics), Rolling Along (identifying the five senses) and Please Finish ( oral language development).

We’ll create an edible garden ( celery, grapes, bananas, strawberries, carrots and raisins and enjoy it at snack time!

Zoo Animals

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
The children have been doing great learning their graduation songs!!

Weekly Theme:
– Zoo Animals

– Opposites

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Elmer.”
– “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See.”
– “Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear.”
– “I, Crocodile.”
– “The Lion’s Share.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– 5 Little Elephants
– 5 Little Monkeys
– If Your An Animal And You Know It…
– Let’s Go To The Zoo
– The Itsy Bitsy Monkey

Projects And Activities:
– Doing A Workbook Page Practicing Writing Letters
– Doing Opposite Worksheets
– Making A Handprint Monkey
– Making A Giraffe
– Making A “Elmer”
– Making A Parrot
– Making A Peacock

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds )
We’ll learn about Memorial Day and make American flags and star wreaths. We’ll make a special snack: an American flag of marshmallows, blueberries and strawberries!
With mini marshmallows we’ll play flag bingo (#s 1-10).

We’ll learn this song ( tune of three blind mice )
Red, white and blue
Red, white and blue
Stars and Stripes too!
Stars and Stripes too!
We celebrate Memorial Day
Each May, the American way
With red, white and blue!!

Look for our colorful number, shape and alphabet collages!

Caterpillar And Butterflies

Prek 4 – (Jennifer Ward )
Our pumpkin seeds have really started to grow. We will be sending them home this week so the children can plant them 🙂

Topic Of The Week:
– Caterpillar And Butterflies (Learning The Word Metamorphosis)
– We Also Just Got Some Caterpillars In So We Can Watch The Transformation 🙂

Letter Of The Week:
– We Have Finished The Alphabet So We Will Be Reviewing A-Z This Week

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”
– “Hurry And The Monarch.”
– “Butterflies And Other Insects.”
– “Butterflies And Caterpillars.”
– “Monarch And Milkweed.”

Songs And Poems We Will Be Doing:
– Butterfly Song
– The Butterfly Ballad
– 5 Little Butterflies
– Butterfly Poem

Projects And Activities:
– Letter A-Z Review Worksheets
– Practice Writing Letters In Our Workbooks
– Butterfly Outline Picture
– Coffee Filter Butterfly
– Butterfly Life Cycle Leaves
– Handprint Butterfly
– Caterpillar Painted With Sponges

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds )
Community Helpers Week!!
We’ll learn about firemen, police officers, doctors, nurses, mail carriers and more! We’ll play community helpers bingo and make police cars and handprint firemen!!
We’ll make and deliver mail to each other ( letter and name recognition), set up our own bakery ( number identification and less and more ) and community helper vehicle count ( #s 1-10 )!

The children are doing a great job practicing for the show!!

Mother’s Day

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )

Thank you again to everyone who donated all of the recycling items in last week!!! The kids have learned so much about recycling 🙂 Also a reminder this Wednesday is the Mother’s Day Brunch. Please let us know if you plan to attend if you haven’t yet 🙂

– Mother’s Day

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Zz”

– Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Llama, Llama Misses Mama.”
– “Mama Rex And T.”
– “Dinosaur Vs. Mommy.”
– “Good Grief, It’s Mother’s Day!”
– “A Chair For My Mother.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– If You Love Your Mom And You Know It
– M-O-M-M-Y
– I Love Mommy
– I Love You Mommy
– Thank You, Mom

Projects And Activities:
– Letter Z Worksheets
– Letter Z Alphabet Page
– Letter Z Workbook Page
– Mother Day’s Surprises (shhhhhhh) 🙂

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola  )
We are working on Mother’s Day surprises and looking forward to the brunch on Wednesday May 8!
We’ll play “planting seeds” ( number recognition) and “ beautiful flowers “ (color recognition).

Workbooks ( Miss Michele has worked one-on-one with the children all year ) and alphabet review booklets will go home in backpacks soon. They are great for summertime review!

We’ll read  I Love My Mommy ( Sebastian Braun ), I Love My Mommy Because ( Laurel Porter- Gaylord ), Mama Loves You ( Caroline Stetson ), Mommies are for Counting Stars ( Harriet Ziefert ) and The Night Before Mother’s Day ( Natasha Wing ).

Show and Tell — Friday May 10 —  One toy or book beginning with either letters A, B or C.


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 

This week we are going to be discussing recycling. We will learn what the recycle symbol looks likes and what it means. If you have any recyclable items please send them into school this week. For example: newspaper, toilet paper/paper towel rolls, glass jars, egg cartons, cardboard and aluminum cans. We will talk about how they are recycled and how recycling helps the earth. We will also be using them for art projects this week.

Theme Of The Week:
– Recycling

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Yy”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Let’s Reduce Garbage!”
– “Let’s Re-Use!”
– “Waste Disposal.”
– “Reusing Things.”
– “Green City.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
– This Old Earth
– Recycling Song
– We Need To Do The 3 R’s

Projects And Activities:
– Letter Y Workbook Page
– Letter Y Worksheets
– Letter Y Alphabet Page
– Making Art Projects Using Recycled Items 🙂

Prek 2 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola) 

We are practicing for our show in June. The children are doing a great job! We’re learning numbers 1-10 and colors red, blue, green, orange, purple, yellow, black and white in Spanish.
We planted carrot seeds and are eagerly watching the pot ( placed in a sunny window ) to see signs of growth!
We’ll make ladybugs and dragonflys and learn all about insects!
We’ll review positional words with a springtime picture placement activity.
We’ll learn and illustrate this poem

May is the month
of sunshine and flowers
Birds in their nests
and one or two showers!
Games to play
and kites to fly
Or just looking at the sky!
We could spend a year this way
if the year were made of May!!

We’ll read I Love Bugs! (Philemon Sturges), Bugs, Bugs, Bugs! ( Bob Barker ), Bugs Are Insects (Anne Rockwell) and Living Things ( Melvin and Gilda Berger ).

Earth Day – April 22nd

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
Welcome Back!!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and a great spring break!!! It is nice to have everyone back to school 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– Earth Day/Seeds/Plants

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Xx”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Earth Day.”
– “The Tiny Seed.”
– “How Groundhog’s Garden Grew.”
– “Seeds Move.”
– “Seeds, Seeds, Seeds.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– 5 Little Flowers
– Spring Song
– Oh Mr. Sun
– Spring Is Here
– Plants

Projects And Activities:
– Letter X Worksheets
– Letter X Alphabet Page
– Letter X Workbook Page
– Making A Sunflower
– Making A Earth Day Craft With Our Handprints
– Planting Some Seeds
– Making Some Hyacinths
– Free Painting A Flower In The Art Room

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )

Monday April 22 is Earth Day and this week we’ll do activities and projects to learn about our earth and how to keep it healthy!
We’ll have an indoor picnic ( apples and goldfish) on a “pond” and learn about recycling and reusing and keeping our environment healthy for us and all living things!
With seed packets, we’ll learn about different vegetables and flowers, play a matching game and start an indoor garden!
We’ll do Earth Day worksheets and read these books: The Earth Book ( Todd Parr ), Curious George Plants a Tree and The Berenstain Bears Go Green (Jan and Mike Berenstain).


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
*Just want to send out a few reminders. Monday is our Easter party and egg hunt!!! We also have a half day of school on Friday April 12th. The following week April 15th-April 19th we are closed for spring break.*

Topic Of The Week:
– Easter

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “W”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Let’s Get Ready For Easter.”
– “Easter.”
– “Little Bunny’s Easter Surprise.”
– “Easter Eggs-Travaganza.”
– “The Easter Story.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– E-A-S-T-E-R
– 5 Chicks
– 10 Little Bunnies
– The Bunny Pokey
– If You’re A Bunny And You Know It

– Letter W Worksheets
– Letter W Workbook Page
– Letter W Alphabet Page
– Making A Jesus Has Risen Handprint Picture
– Making An Easter Egg
– Making A Baby Chick
– Making A Cottontail Bunny

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola)
We’ll finish our Y and Z projects and review letters A- Z with alphabet flashcards.
With jelly beans we’ll sort and count and review numbers 1-6.
In our classroom, we’ll search for Easter eggs stuffed with alphabet puzzle pieces and then do the puzzle together!
We’ll make an Easter snack— pretzel baskets with pastel M and Ms!

We’ll read 1)From Tadpole to Frog (Wendy Pheffer) and do a sequencing activity, 2)Little Green Frog, 3) The Miracle of Easter (Jean M. Malone) and The Night Before Easter ( Natasha Wing).