Leaves And Trees


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 

Just a few reminders: We are closed on Monday due to Columbus Day. Our Weis field trip is on Wednesday. We will be reviewing our letters A-E this week so there will be no show and tell.:) Miss Jenny

Theme Of The Week:
– Leaves And Trees

Letter Of The Week:
– Reviewing Letters A-E

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Full Of Fall.”
– “Fall Leaves.”
– “In The Fall.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Leaves On The Trees
– 1,2, Leaves Fell Down

Projects And Activities:
– Letters A-E Review Worksheets
– Leaf Prints
– Fall Tree With Pumpkin Seeds
– Leaf Hand print Wreath

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola ) 

We are looking forward to our trip to Weis supermarket! We’ll read Pete the Cat’s Trip to the Supermarket (James Dean) and at circle time we’ll shop together for healthy foods.

We’ll do number ( 1,2 and 3 ) and letter ( A, B, C and D ) searches for review.
We’ll make Elmos and eggs and learn E sounds and words.
For science, we’ll discover what makes an egg float in water!
We’ll make scarecrows with colorful shapes and learn this song/ activity:

Scarecrow, Scarecrow

Scarecrow Scarecrow turn around
Scarecrow scarecrow jump up and down
Scarecrow scarecrow arms up high
Scarecrow scarecrow wink one eye
Scarecrow scarecrow bend your knees
Scarecrow scarecrow flap in the breeze
Scarecrow scarecrow climb into bed
Scarecrow scarecrow rest your head!

We’ll read Every Autumn Comes the Bear ( Jim Arnosky ).

Fire Prevention

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 

This week we will be learning a lot about fire prevention!! The fire truck will be coming to visit us on Monday 🙂 We will be having show and tell on Tuesday for the letter E. The children have been doing GREAT cutting with scissors!!!

Theme Of The Week:
– Fire Prevention

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Ee.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “What Does A Firefighter Do?”
– “Firetrucks.”
– “I Want To Be A Firefighter.”
– “Stop, Drop And Roll.”
– “Crawl Low Under Smoke.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– I’m a Big Red Firetruck
– Hurry, Hurry, Drive The Firetruck
– Fire Safety Song
– Beep, Beep, Beep

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Ee” Worksheets
– Letter “Ee” Alphabet Page
– Letter “Ee” Workbook Page
– Make A Big Box Firetruck Together
– Make A Dalmatian (Fire Dog)
– Make A Fire Craft
– Make A Small Firetruck
– Practice Putting Out A Pretend Fire

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola)

To celebrate Columbus Day ( school closed Monday October 14 ) we’ll read In 1492

(Jean Marzollo), talk about explorers and discovery and make our own Ninas , Pintas and Santa Marias
This week’s letter is D. We’ll make handprint ducks and play donut match ( number and color review) and dominos.
We’ll read From Seed to Pumpkin ( Wendy Pheffer ) and Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins ( Dianne Ochiltree ) and make thumbprint pumpkins on a vine and play
“What’s Missing?”
with tiny pumpkins and gourds.
Thank you for helping your child with his/ her morning tasks ( jacket and backpack on hook, lunch box in cubby and folders in the basket in our room).

The children are getting to know each other ( we play getting to know our friends games  at circle time) and enjoying our activities!
We love this beautiful fall weather; outside play is fun and healthy!

Apples

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
We had so much fun on our field trip to the farm!!! We learned so much about apples,bees, the good and bad animals on the farm and about the insects also that help the farm. Show And Tell Tuesday for the Letter “D”. We are going to do some matching games to match our uppercase and lowercase letters together. We are also going to do some patterns with some paper apple cut outs 🙂

Weekly Theme:
– Apples

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Dd.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– My “d” Sound Box
– “Apples And Pumpkins.”
– “An Apple Festival.”
– “Apple Picking Time.”
– “One Green Apple.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Have You Ever Seen An Apple?
– Do You Know The Apple Man?
– 5 Little Apples

Projects And Activities:
– Letter D Workbook Page
– Letter D Worksheets
– Letter D Alphabet Page
– Apple Booklet
– Color Changing Apple Craft
– Apple Basket
– 3D Apple

Spanish For The Month:
– Shapes

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola ) 
This week’s letter is C. We’ll use carrots, cucumbers and celery to make edible flowers that we’ll enjoy at snack time! We’ll make crabs and clouds ( simple science lesson on the water cycle ) and colorful clowns ( shapes and colors review).
To review numbers 1-6 we’ll make a colorful carrot patch ( matching carrot tops and bottoms ).
We’ll read The Very Hungry Caterpillar ( Eric Carle ) and make “name caterpillars,” Goodnight Construction Site ( Sherri Duskey Rinker ), Clifford The Big Red Dog, Curious George Goes to the Library, Corduroy ( Don Freeman ) and The Cat in the Hat ( Dr. Seuss ).

We’ll learn this poem:

October
October’s the month
When the smallest breeze
Gives us a shower
Of autumn leaves.
Bonfires and pumpkins,
Leaves falling down
October is red
And golden and brown!

The children are enthusiastic learners and happy at circle, project and play times!

Let’s Share


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )

Show And Tell Tuesday Letter C 🙂

Weekly Theme:
– Let’s Share

Readiness:
– Letter “Cc”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– ” Rainbow Fish.”
– ” We Share Everything.”
– ” Sharing Is Fun.”
– ” Clifford’s Best Friend.”
– ” The Berenstain Bears Hug And Make Up.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– We Love To Share
– Sharing Is Fun
– Let’s Share

Projects And Activities:
– Making Rainbow Fish
– Doing A Cookie Monster Activity (Sharing Cookies)
– Making “Sharing” Hands
– Painting A Picture Of Us Sharing
– Making A Sharing Canvas Together

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )
The children enjoyed Miss Sharon’s sink or float science lesson and we all look forward to science activities on Tuesdays. Thank you Miss Sharon!

This week we’ll finish our letter B activities and projects and continue working in our workbooks and alphabet review books ( letters B and C ).

On Wednesday September 25 we’ll visit Sun High Orchards and hear about the crops, the animals and how a farm works.
At circle time, we’ll play Put the Mud on the Pig ( counting and using dice ) and Farm Animal count and clip ( numbers 1-5 ).
We’ll read Tucked in the Barn ( Agnes Green ) and Farming ( Gail Gibbons ).

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

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

Readiness:
– 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

Readiness:
– 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 🙂

Topic:
– Bees And Bugs

Readiness:
– 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

Readiness:
– 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!!