Saint Patrick’s Day Crafts

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
This week we will be doing Saint Patrick’s Day crafts :)We have begun to practice writing our last names in class 🙂 The class has been doing great at remembering their address and phone numbers 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– St. Patrick’s Day

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “S”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “My S Sound Book”
– “Patrick”
– “Saint Patricks Day In The Morning”
– “Ireland”
– “St. Patrick’s Day”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– I’m A Little Leprechaun
– 5 Little Leprechauns
– I’m A Little Shamrock
– The Leprechaun Song
– Leprechaun

Project and Activities:
– Letter “S” Workbook Page
– Letter “S” Alphabet Page
– Making A Leprechaun
– Making A Shamrock
– Making A Rainbow

Math Skills:
We Have Been Working On Patterns And The Kids Have Been Doing Great 🙂

Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola ) 

Hope everyone is doing well with all this wonderful snow !!

Theme of the Week:
Healthy Foods
The Food Pyramid

Letter of the Week:
The Letter “Tt”

Projects and Activities:
Letter “ Tt” – activities and worksheet
Letter “Tt” craft – Tt is for tree
Letter Tt song – “ I’m a Little Teapot”
Cutting practice for fine motor skills
Food Pyramid activities

Some books we will read:
Cars and Trucks and Things That Go by Richard Scarry
Freight Train by Donald Crews

Have a great weekend and remember to wear your smile to school!

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy)
Due to the inclement weather we did not get to most of our lesson plans and projects last week so please refer back to last weeks email for this coming week.

Shamrock Bingo

Prek 4 (Adele Leeds) 

We’ll review letter T words and beginning sounds and finish our letter T projects.
We’ll also explore different textures and tastes.

This week’s letter is U. Look for our colorful umbrellas and under water seascapes!

We’ll use shamrocks for math ( number recognition and counting  #s 1-15 ) and letter identification, A-U.
We’ll play shamrock Bingo and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with shamrock cookies and green juice!

We’ll learn and illustrate this poem:


You are loud. You are noisy!
A blustery old chap.
You whistle, you moan.
You tear at my cap!
You howl, you scowl.
But March, you are fair.
Part lion,  part lamb
Now Spring is in the air!!

We’ll read The Wind Blew ( Pat Hutchins ) and challenge comprehension with a sequencing activity!

We’ll read It’s St. Patrick’s Day!(Rebecca Gomez) and Hooray for St. Patrick’s Day! ( Joan Holub ).

There Was a Little Turtle

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds ) 

This week’s letter is T. We’ll talk about transportation, travel, textures and tasting!

We’ll make tigers and tractors and learn and illustrate this letter T poem

T is for turtle

There was a little turtle
Who lived in a box.
He swam in the water.
He climbed on the rocks.
He snapped at a minnow.
He snapped at a flea.
He snapped at a mosquito.
And he snapped at me!
He caught that minnow.
He caught that flea.

He caught that mosquito.
But he didn’t catch me!!

Show and Tell is Wednesday 3/7.
Please ask your child to choose something beginning with the letter T to show and describe to our friends at circle time.

We’ve been enjoying the playground and hope to play outside each day, weather and temperature permitting!

St. Patrick’s Day

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
Ths week we will be learning about the food groups and the food pyramid. We will also be talking about St. Patrick’s Day!!!!

Theme Of The Week:
– Food groups and the food pyramid

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Rr”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Healthy Choices
– The Vegetable Song
– The Food Groups
– I’m A Little Leprechaun
– 5 Little Leprechauns

Projects And Activites We Will Be Doing:
– Letter “Rr” Alphabet Page
– Letter “Rr” Workbook Page
– Making Our Own Food Pyramid
– Making A Leprechaun
– Making A Handprint Food Group Chart

Spanish For The Month:
– Emotions

Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola )

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself.  My name is
Michele Zinicola and I am honored to be your child’s Pre-K 3 teacher.
I am looking forward to working with you and your child in reaching his or her
full potential.  We will have many wonderful experiences and opportunities
to learn and grow in the days ahead.

Theme of the Week:
The Food Pyramid

Letter of the Week:
The letter “Ss”

Projects and Activities:
Letter Ss Rhyme – Sally Go Round The Sun
Letter Ss alphabet page
Letter Ss craft – Ss is for Snake
Letter Ss activities and worksheet
Letter Ss sock project
Number 3 – number page and worksheet
Scissor cutting practice for fine motor skills
Food Pyramid Activities – Rice Cake Faces

Some Books We Will Read:
Swimmy by Leo Lionni
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food

Have a great week and remember to wear your smile to school!!

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy)
Our Dr. Seuss Green eggs and ham breakfast was rescheduled to Monday, March 5. Please send your children and their pajamas and slippers to school for this event if they would like.

Letter of the week: V

Some projects we will be doing:
V with valentine hearts
Vegetable printing with paint
Vase with flowers

Some books we will be reading:
Arthur’s valentine by Mark Brown
Vallentine mice by Bethany Roberts
Velvetine rabbit by Marjorie Williams

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Celebrating Dr. Seus Day!

Prek 4 (Jennifer Ward)
This Friday We Will Be Celebrating Dr. Seuss Day!!!!

Theme Of The Week:
– Our 5 Senses

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter Q

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Clang, Boom, Bang”
–  “My Q Sound Book”
–  “Sight”
– “ Smell”
–  “Taste”
–  “Touch”
– We Will Also Be Reading Dr. Seuss     Books On Friday

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– 5 Senses Songs

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Q” Alphabet Page
-Letter “Q” Workbook Page
– 5 Senses Book
– 1 Fish… 2 Fish…. Red Fish …. Blue Fish Project

– We are working on patterns and seeing what comes next

Prek 3 ( Michelle )
Letter of the week: R

Some books we will be reading:
Little red riding hood by James Marshall
Rain by Donald crews
Rattle trap car by Phyllis Root

Some projects we will be doing:
Making a rocket with the letters in our name
Creating a rainbow with a variety of colors
Rubber band painting

This week we will be practicing letter recognition with rocks for the R. We will place a variety of letters out for each child and give them a bucket of clean rocks which they will place on the shape of the letters they identify.

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy )
Letter of the week:U

Some books we will be reading:
Up above and down below by Sue Redding
Umbrella by Taro yashina
Underground by Denise Fleming

Some projects we will be doing:
Creating our own umbrella
Undersea picture

100th Day of School

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 

This week is VERY EXCITING!!!!! We are going to be celebrating the 100th day of school on Tuesday!!!! 🙂 We will also be starting to practice writing our last names. I am very proud of the class, they have been doing great with writing their first names!!!! 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– Dental Health

Letter Of The Week:

– Letter “Pp”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Your Teeth”
– “How Many Teeth”
– “I Know Why I Brush My Teeth”
– “My Dentist”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Did you Brush?
– Healthy Teeth Tune

– Brushing Up
– If You’re Happy And You Know It Brush Your Teeth

– I Been Brushing With My Toothbrush

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Pp” Alphabet Page

– Letter “Pp” Workbook Page

– Making A Big Shiny Smile

– Healthy/Unhealthy Tooth Activity

– Drawing A Picture Of Ourselves Smiling

Prek 3 ( Michele Zinacola )
We would like to take a moment officially to welcome Michele Zinacola on board at this location . The kids enjoyed meeting her last week and we have an exciting week of activities planned to kick off this new start!

Letter of the week: Q

Some books we will be reading :
The queens feet by Sara Ellis
Quick, quick, quick by Marsha Arnold
The quilt makers gift by Jeff Brum
Little quack by Lauren Thompson

Some projects we will be doing:
We will be creating a queen from the Q with jewels
Making our very own quilt if a variety of paper patterns
Creating a duck after our “quack “book
Q-tip painting in the art room

fine motor skills: our students have made wonderful progress thus far however many are still struggling with fine motor skills so we will be working on activities to strengthen them over the next few weeks. For this week we will be printing the entire alphabet and having them dip a Q-tip in paint and tracing the letters.

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy ) 
Letter of the week : t

Some projects we will be doing:
Using tape to fill in the Letter t (placement activity)
Tooth brush project
Transportation picture

Some books we will be reading:
Cars trucks and things that go by Richard scary
Duck in the truck by Jez Alborogh
Big truck little truck by Jan car
Freight train by Donald crew

Science skill: we will continue to learn how to care for our teeth and the chemical reaction that takes place when we don’t.

Fine motor skills : now that we are in the second half of the year we are working on activities that strengthen our students hands for fine Motor skill development. We will be tracing this week for the T over a variety of letters we have been working on.

Rainbow Fish

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds ) 

We’ll finish our letter Q projects and review letter formation, beginning sound and Q words.

Look for our rectangle robot and rainbow rain art projects!
We’ll name R words, practice the R sound and find many R words.

We’ll read Rainbow Fish (Marcus Phister) and Rabbits and Raindrops (Jim Arnosky).

We’ll build a food pyramid and learn about the healthy foods and good nutrients we need to keep our bodies healthy and strong! We’ll read Lizzy Rockwell’s Good Enough to Eat.

What Is Valentine’s Day?

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
This week we are going to be celebrating Valentine’s Day!!! If you wish, please have your child bring in Valentines on Wednesday for their classmates 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– Valentine’s Day

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Oo”

Books Ww Will Be Reading:
– “Arthur’s Valentine”
– “Arthur’s Great Big Valentine”
– What Is Valentine”s Day”
– “Clifford, We Love You”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Making Valentine’s
– Our Valentine
– Who Will Be My Valentine
– If You Love Me And You Know It
– Happy Heart Day

– I’m a Little Valentine

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Oo” worksheets
– Letter “Oo” alphabet page

– Valentine’s Day Bags
– Valentine Bumble Bees
– Valentine Dinosaurs

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk )
Weekly theme: healthy hearts and teeth

Letter of the week: P

Some books we will be reading:
Three little pigs by James Marshall
If you give a pig a pancake by Laura Numeroff
Pete’s pizza by William Steig

Projects we will be doing:
Making and baking our very own pizzas in the kitchen!
Potato painting prints
The P with popcorn
Valentine projects

Science Skill : Learning about caring for our teeth and how chemical reactions take place and affect hygiene.

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy)
Letter of the week: S

Some books we will be reading:
Go! Go! Stop by Charlie Harper
Stella by Marie Gay
How to catch a star by Oliver Jeffers

Some Projects we will be doing:
Creating a snail from a paper plate and paint
Making an S from construction paper
Creating a golden sun

Find motor skills: we will be working with molded sand this week to strengthen our hands and create a S with it

Valentine’s Day

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )

Our Valentine’s Day party is on Wednesday 2/14. We’ll share Valentine cards, enjoy a special snack and make a Valentine craft!
After our party on Wednesday 2/14, Dr. Ross ( dentist ) will visit us and present a lesson on dental health! We’re looking forward to Dr. Ross’s visit.

We’ll make Valentine name puzzles and do heart number match (#s 1-15).

We’ll practice letter Q formation, make colorful ( with paint )Q-tip Qs and name as many Q words as we can!
We’ll learn and illustrate this Q poem


A cloud is quiet,
Feathers are, too!
A rabbit is quiet.
Tell me, are you?

We’ll celebrate Presidents’ Day with projects and  books ( Take the Lead, George Washington by Judith St. George and I am Abraham Lincoln by Brad Meltzer).

Pass the Potato Game

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds ) 

We are looking forward to our Valentine party on Wednesday February 14! We’ll exchange Valentine cards, make a special Valentine craft and share Valentine snacks and treats!

We’ll make Valentine mailboxes and create pretty decorations for our classroom!

This week’s letter is P. Look for our pineapples,parrots and penguins!

We’ll play “pass the potato”( beginning sounds and letter and number recognition).

With colorful popsicle sticks we’ll count, sort and graph.

We’ll read Polar Bear,Polar Bear, What do you Hear ( Eric Carle ),Valentine Friends ( April Jones Prince) and I Need a Valentine (Harriet Ziefert).