Spring is Here!

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The overall goal for April is to study the various aspects of the season spring to help the children identify different animals that live in ponds, characteristics of water, to examine the importance of the earth God gave us and how to care for it and life which exists on it. In addition, we will be creating spring pictures , painting warm bright suns, reviewing the letter S and making our own snakes that slither!
Here is Aprils monthly supply list:

  • We are low on wet glue,
  • glue sticks and
  • paper towels.

 

We appreciate any donations as this helps to keep our cost down.

Prek-4

To celebrate the change of season we’ll make  a pretty springtime snack: cherry blossoms with pretzels and pink cream cheese!
We’ll review letters G, H and I and practice letter formation with an edible  activity using honeycomb cereal and beehives! We’ll make beautiful letter G gardens!

 

We’ll explore living things (farm vegetables) and we ‘ll figure out which grow up and which grow below! We’ll do some taste testing too!

Our science activity/experiment using oil, water, dish detergent and small plastic animals shows us the importance of a clean environment to keep our animal friends healthy and happy!!!

Food Textures & Our Letter E

We will be reviewing letter E. Our week’s theme is different food textures. We will be making:

  • Fruit smoothies
  • Hard boiled egg people
  • A collage with barley lentils and green peas and a pasta pic in the shape of an E.

Also we have our in class field trip with special guest to our school on Monday at 10am. Our special guest is a nutritionist, Lori R. Lee who will be discussing nutrition topics with the kids. if you want to know more about Lori’s background, please navigate to her website.

http://www.thewellnesscenternwj.com/pages/wellness-services

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Lastly, we need confirmation on couples for date nights otherwise we will not have it as I have to pay staff in advance. We need minimal three families to cover cost. 

 

Prek-4 Class

We’ll review letters A,B and C this week (beginning sounds,letter/word identification and writing practice).We’ll make “letter” alligators, bees and caterpillars.

Continuing with our healthy food/ healthy life theme and lessons we’ll make a leprechaun lunch( celery and cucumbers) and we ‘ll measure, chop and mix a fruit salad!

We’ll build “playgrounds” together to review positional words ( up, down, over, under, next to etc.).

For a literacy and math challenge we’ll use color- word puzzles to recognize/ read and sort and count color words and puzzle pieces.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

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please click on the following link to navigate to the Dr. Seuss Album: LINK

Upcoming Events:


Little Promises Academy Open House is Back!

We are having another open house on March 22nd 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM as there are some families that expressed they had invited people who were unable to attend our last event. This is our last open house until the summer time. Whatever spots are not taken from present families will be offered at this open house event. We will be distributing flyers locally around Randolph area. Feel free to forward the following electronic copy of the flyer to friends interesting on the open house.

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For more information click on the following Link
Date night is here again!

March 21st from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM including healthy snacks, crafts and a movie for $30 up to 2 children. We need three families to commit to this in order to hold the event otherwise we will choose another date in the future.

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Sincerely,

Nellie WestpyLittle Promises Academy | nellie.westpy@littlepromisesacademy.com | 973.895.9700

Dr. Suess Birthday

Dr. Suess Birthday and Y, Letter of the Week

March 2nd is Dr.Suess birthday so on Thursday March 6th we will be having our very own green eggs and ham breakfast at school for all classes. Please send your kids in their PJs and let them experience something extraordinary! we would appreciate any donations of eggs, orange juice and plastic cups!

The remainder of the week we will be focusing on the letter Y and creating yellow yoyos, sponge painting the letter Y and making the letter Y out of yarn!

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PreK4 Class

Y is the alphabet letter this week. We’ll make Yaks, yoyos  and paint with yarn-wrapped blocks!

We’ll practice making Ys, 4s, 6s, 9s and 10s and we’ll work on writing our names with uppercase and lowercase letters.

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We’ll celebrate Dr. Seuss week with stories, crafts (Dr. Seuss hats ) and a breakfast of green eggs and ham !!

We’ll make a lion’s head and mane (patterning skills) and talk about how March goes in like a “lion” and out like a “lamb.” We’ll experiment  with straws and cotton balls as we learn about the wind!

We’ll explore the five senses this month and start with a lesson on touch. Using their hands only, the children will try to guess what objects are inside closed brown bags!

Healthy foods/ healthy bodies concept will be introduced this week and expanded throughout the month with science and sensory activities!

Sincerely,
Nellie Westpy | Little Promises Academy |nellie.westpy@littlepromisesacademy.com | 973.895.9700