The Food Groups

Prek 4 (Jennifer Ward)
This past week was a wonderful week!!! All of the children are able to write their first and last names by memory!!!! I am super proud of each of them. We are still practicing birthdays, phone numbers and addresses. 🙂

Weekly Theme:
– The Food Groups

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Tt.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “The Milk Group.”
-“The Vegetable Group.”
– “The Grain Group.”
– ‘The Fruit Group.”
– “Meat, Fish And Eggs.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Healthy Choices
– So Good For You
– The Vegetable Song

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “T” Workbook Page
– Letter “T” Worksheets
– Letter “T” Alphabet Page
– Making A Food Rainbow
– Making A Fruit Basket
– Making A Lunchbox With Food Choices In It
– Making A Food Pyramid
– Making A Traffic Light With Food Choices

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola)

At circle times we are reviewing numbers 1-10, colors, shapes,  letters A-U and name cards. We continue to practice taking and waiting for turns and letting our friends answer questions!  The children are doing a good job!
This week we’ll celebrate Spring’s arrival by playing Cloud, Rainbow and Puddle (visual discrimination) and Rainstorm! ( letter and number recognition ).

We’ll read The Wind Blew ( Pat Hutchins ) and do a comprehension and sequencing activity.
This week’s letter is V. We’ll sort through our V box and play What’s Missing? We’ll make colorful flower vases and volcanoes!
With baking soda, white vinegar and food coloring we’ll make a volcano erupt!
We’ll have Show and Tell on Friday 3/23. Your child’s choice!

Our Five Senses


Prek  4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 

I hope that everyone had a great weekend! This week we are going to be talking about our 5 senses. We will be smelling some items to try and guess what they are and also doing some taste tests. (I am aware of food allergies and foods that children are not allowed to eat.):) We will also be doing some fun activities with sight, touch and hearing!!!

Topic Of The Week:
– Our Five Senses

Letter Of The Week:
– The Letter “Ss.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “My Eyes Are For Seeing.”
– “Taste.”
– “Touch.”
– “Smell.”
– “Sound.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– 5 Senses Song
– Our 5 Senses

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Ss” Workbook Page
– Letter “Ss” Worksheets
– A 5 Senses Book
– Free Paint Of Our Favorite Sense

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )

On Monday March 11 Miss Sharon will teach a science lesson to the children and on Wednesday March 13 the nutritionist from Weiss supermarket will do a lesson on nutrition and make fruit and vegetable smoothies for the children to sample and enjoy!

We’ll talk about healthy foods and create ( with magazine pictures and play foods ) healthy meals and snacks! Together we’ll make a healthy and colorful fruit and vegetable snack to share!

We’ll celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with shamrock match ( numbers 1-10 and letters A- U).
We’ll play What’s under the Shamrock?  ( memory challenge ) and  make festive St. Patrick Day wreaths!

We’ll read Good Enough to Eat ( Lizzy Rockwell ), St. Patrick’s Day Countdown ( Salina Yoon ), Hooray for St. Patrick’s Day ( Joan Holberton ) St Patrick’s Day ( Gail Gibbons )and Looking for Leprechauns (Sheila Keenan )

Dr. Seuss Week

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
I hope everyone is doing good with this very cold weather! The children are doing great writing their names by memory. I am super proud of them!!!! They have also been doing great at remembering their names, phone numbers and addresses. I remind them to try and practice at home also the parts that they are having a hard time remembering 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– Dr. Seuss Week
– Monday: Wear silly or mismatched socks
– Tuesday: Wear the color green
– Wednesday: Wear your clothes backwards, mismatched or inside out
– Thursday: Wear your favorite hat
– Friday: Wear pajamas or comfy clothes

Letter Of The Week:
– We will be reviewing this week letters A-R

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss
– The Cat In The Hat Song
– Cat In The Hat Fingerplay
– Seuss-O
– EEKK

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Green Eggs And Ham.”
– “Fox In Socks.”
– “The Cat In The Hat.’
– “You Are Kind.”
– “Hunches In Bunches.”

Projects And Activities:
– Review Worksheets For Letters A-R
– Making A Fox In Socks Puppet
– Making A Green Eggs And Ham Puppet
– Making A Wacky “W”
– Making The Cat In The Hat’s Hat
– Making One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )

We’ll review taste and touch and then challenge our sense of smell and try to identify different foods ( coffee, onion , cinnamon, vanilla , orange ).

We’ll celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and read The Cat in the Hat, One Fish, Two Fish , Red Fish , Blue Fish, Green Eggs and Ham , Fox in Socks and Hop on Pop!
We’ll make cats in the hats, do red fish , blue fish dot painting and one fish, two fish number match.

This weeks’s letter is U. We’ll make colorful umbrellas, underwater scapes and explore our U box!

Discussing Some Black History

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
I cannot believe that it is the last week of February already!!! This year has really been flying by with all the fun we have been having 🙂 The children have been doing great with memorizing Their address, phone numbers and birthdays. Please keep practicing at home also 🙂

Weekly Theme:
– Discussing Some Black History Events (Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks)

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Rr.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “If A Bus Could Talk.”
– “Rosa Parks.”
– “Chocolate Me.”
– “Let’s Get Ready For Martin Luther King Jr. Day.”
– “Thank You, Dr. King.”

Songs We Will Be singing:
– Freedom, Freedom
– Marin Luther King. Jr.
– Peace
– I Like You
– This Is Me

Projects And Activities:
– Letter R Worksheets
– Letter R Alphabet Page
– Letter R Workbook Page
– Making A Rosa Parks Bus
– Making A Peace Sign On A Plate
– Making A Peace Dove With Our Handprints
– Making A Handprint Poster
– Making Our Own “I Have A Dream.”

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )

We’ll finish our letter S projects and activities!
This week’s letter is T. We’ll talk about all kinds of transportation ( air, water and land ) and make tractors and helicopters!

Using our play trains, cars and truck we’ll play letter and number match.
We’ll explore our senses of taste ( salt/ sugar taste test ) and touch ( using different materials to differentiate soft, smooth, fluffy, sticky and rough ).
We’ll play “ Packing the Toolbox “ — following directions and building vocabulary.

We’ll make and snack on edible turtles ( green apples, green grapes and raisins).

Dental Health

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
Just a reminder we are closed on Monday for President’s Day! We also will be celebrating the 100th day of school on Thursday February 21st. Please remember to keep practicing at home their phone numbers and addresses. 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– Dental Health

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Qq.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Bear’s Loose Tooth.”
– “We Need Dentists.”
– “Dentist’s And What They Do.”
– “I Lost My Tooth.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Healthy Teeth
– Did You Brush?
– If You’re Happy And You Know It Give A Smile
– Got My Toothpaste, Got My Brush

Projects And Activities:
– Letter Q Worksheets
– Letter Q Alphabet Page
– Letter Q Workbook Page
– Making A Healthy Tooth
– Making A Un-Healthy Tooth
– Making A BIG Sparkly Smile
– Activities For The 100th Day Of School

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )
This week’s letter is S. Miss Jess is creating outer space projects with the children. The projects will be on display at our open house on Saturday, February 23rd.

We’ll make suns and snakes, play “I Spy” in our classroom and outside ( weather permitting) and snack on strawberries.

We’ll play Simon Says Stretch and paint with string!

We are working in our workbooks and alphabet review books ( practicing proper grip and control).

We’ll read There’s No Place Like Space (Tish Rabe) and Little Miss Somersault ( Roger Hargreaves).
Adele Leeds
Michele Zinicola

Valentine’s Day



Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
The children have been doing great writing their names! Just a few reminders we are closed on Friday the 15th and Monday the 18th for President’s Day and our Valentine’s Day Party is on Wednesday 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– Valentine’s Day

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Pp.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Clifford’s First Valentine’s Day.”
– “Franklin’s Valentine’s.”
– “Valentine Mice.”
– “Arthur’s Valentine.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– I’m A Little Valentine
– I Like Hearts
– Five Little Hearts

Projects And Activities:
– Letter P Workbook Page
– Letter P Alphabet Page
– Letter P Worksheets
– Making Valentine’s Day Bags
– Making Valentine Elephants
– Making A Heart “Person” Valentine
– Free Painting A Heart Picture

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )
This week’s letter is R. We’ll make rainbows, trace Rs, search for rectangles is our room, practice rhyming and snack on raisins and rice cakes!

On Wednesday Dr. Fusco will visit to talk to us about healthy teeth. Also on Wednesday, we’ll celebrate Valentine’s Day with special snacks and crafts!

We’ll learn this Valentine song ( same tune as I’m a Little Teapot )
I’m a little valentine
Red and white
With ribbons and lace
I’m a beautiful sight
I can say “I love you”
On Valentine’s Day
Just put me in an envelope
And give me away!

With Valentine candy hearts we’ll practice sorting and counting.
With “broken hearts” we’ll match numbers (1-10), letters (A-R) and our names!
We’ll read these books:

The Night Before Valentine’s Day (Natasha Wing)
The 12 Days of Valentine’s (Jenna Lettice)
Valentine Friends ( April Jones Prince)
I Need a Valentine (Harriet Ziefert)
Rainbow Fish (Marcus Phister)

Healthy Heart


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
I cannot believe that it is already February!!! The class has been doing great at writing their first and last names and also practicing their names, address and phone numbers 🙂 Hope Everyone Is Having A Wonderful Week 🙂

Weekly Theme:
– Healthy Heart

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Oo.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “In My Heart.”
– “Thump-Thump.”
– “My Heart.”
– “Splat The Cat.”
– “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See.”

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

Projects And Activities:
– Letter O Worksheets
– Letter O Alphabet Page
– Letter O Workbook Page
– Making A Felt Heart
– Making A Thumbprint Heart
– Making A Heart Tree
– Making A Symmetry Heart
– Making A Hanging Heart

Spanish Of The Month:
– Clothes

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds , Michele Zinicola )
We’ll review letters A-P and numbers 1-10.
This week’s letter is Q. We’ll make queens and quilts and paint with Q-tips!
We’ll read Quick, Quack, Quick ( Marsha Arnold ) and Quack ( Phyllis Root ).

We’ll make edible snowmen for a special snack: apples, pretzel sticks and mini chocolate chips!

Together we’ll learn this poem:

Chubby Snowman
There was a chubby snowman
And he had a carrot nose.
Along came a bunny
And what do you suppose
That hungry little bunny
Was looking for his lunch!
He grabbed that snowman’s carrot nose

Nibble nibble crunch!!

We’ll do letter Q and numbers 4 and 5 searches!

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

Winter Attire

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
Reminders: We are closed Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr’s Day! Also Thursday and Friday are half days due to conferences. The children have been doing great at writing their first names. We also been practicing their first and last names and their birthdays 🙂 Please keep practicing at home also or even on the car rides to and from school 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– Winter Attire

Letter Of The Week:
– We Will Be Reviewing Letters A-M

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Do You Have A Hat?”
– “Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You See?”
– “The Snow Day.”
– “Snow.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Winter Warm Up
– Take Me Out To The Winter
– Look Out My Window
– Mittens
– Do You Love The Snow?

Projects And Activities:
– Making A Winter Hat
– Making Mittens With Our Names On Them
– Making Ice Skates
– Painting A Picture Of Us In Winter Clothes

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )

This week we’ll explore letter N and O boxes, practice tracing Ns and Os and make night scenes and owls!
At circle time, we’ll play 1–“Please Finish” ( oral language development —with prompts and sentence starters the children will be encouraged to finish sentences )and 2– Snowball Shapes (reviewing and then making shapes with snowballs— cotton balls ).

Science: Magic Milk! We’ll observe what happens when dish detergent is added to milk and food coloring!
We’ll snack on Oreos and oranges!
We are working hard in our workbooks and alphabet review books!

Hibernation

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
I’m hoping everyone had a WONDERFUL New Year’s!!!! It is going to be a GREAT year!!! The children have been slowly getting back into the routine of school 🙂

Topic Of The Week:
– Hibernation

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Ll”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Bear Wants More.”
– “Bear Snores On.”
– “Dream Snow.”
– “ Snow Much Fun.”
– “ Winter Is Here.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Hibernation Song
– Bear Is Sleeping
– Winter Animals
– We All Hibernate
– Hibernating

Projects And Activities:
– Letter L Alphabet Page
– Letter L Worksheets
– Letter L Workbook Page
– Making A Cave
– Making A Bear
– Making Some Bear Prints
– Making Bats
– Making A Hedgehog

Spanish:
– Shapes

This Month We Are Going To Start Writing Our Names!!! We Are Also Going To Start Practicing Our Phone Numbers And Addresses!!!

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola ) 

We’ll work on letters K and L this week. We’ll make kiwis, kites and ladybugs!
We’ll do a letter search: K and L.
We’ll snack on kiwis and Special K!
With lemons, limes and kiwis we’ll play “What’s Missing?”
We’ll mix lemon juice and sugar to make lemonade!
We are working on workbook pages and our alphabet review books.
We’ll read Curious George Visits the Library and Llama Llama Misses Mama.

New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
I hope that everyone had a Wonderful holiday and an AMAZING winter break!  This week is a very short week so we will be doing a lot of review of letters and numbers.

Topic Of The Week:
– New Year’s Day

Letter Of The Week:
Review A-K

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “New Year’s Day”
– “Winter Is Here.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– January
– Happy New Year
– A Brand New Year
– New Year’s Resolution

Projects And Activities:
– Reviewing Our Letters And Numbers
– Color By Number And Letter Worksheets
– New Year’s Project With Our Hands
– New Year’s Project With Our Feet

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )
Welcome back and Happy New Year!
This week’s letter is J. We’ll make J jungles and jellyfish and sort and count with jelly beans ( number 1-7 and color review).
We’ll explore our J box and practice writing uppercase J.
Ask your children about this week’s circle time games: “Shoe detectives” ( matching ) and “Toe to Toe” (recognizing body parts)!
We’ll read Ten on the Sled (Kim Norman) and It Looked Like Spilt Milk (Charles G. Shaw).