Milk Painting

milkPainting

Prek 4 / Wraparound Class (Adele Leeds)

We’ll complete our alphabet review over the next two weeks and will continue our review of numbers 1-30, ordinal numbers, odd and even numbers and  counting by 5s and 10s.

Using spring theme math story problems we’ll practice counting, addition, subtraction, sorting and comparing sets.

For a letter and number review art project we’ll make a collage using newspaper, magazine and coupon cutouts!

We’ll make “milk paint” ( a mix of evaporated milk and food coloring that creates a pastel look ) and salt paint ( salt, liquid starch and tempera paint mixed together to create a frosted appearance ). Celery stalks, Q-tips ,clothespins and plastic bottle tops will be our “paintbrushes.”

We’ll learn about Memorial Day and its meaning and celebrations and make flags, one decorative and one edible( blueberries, strawberries and marshmallows)!

Prek 3 Class ( Susan Adesina )

OVERALL GOAL – Learn about a variety of animals, how they live and their habitats

WE WILL BE PRACTICING FOR GRADUATION

THEME-  Zoo animals

ENGLISH – Alphabet review – sounds of letters. Make alphabet picture.

MATH –  Concentrating on numbers 20 – 30 and reviewing number identification

STORIES:

  • “Dear Zoo” by R Campbell
  • ” Brown Bear, Brown Bear” by B Martin

NURSERY RHYMES/ SONGS – ” Days of the week”

CIRCLE TIME ACTIVITIES:

  • number math, counting to 30
  • recognizing numbers 20 to 30
  • Number identification review 11 to 20
  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year.
  • Seasons
  • We will read at least one story each day

ART AND CRAFT: Make variety of animals from paper and put them in “cages”

Prek 2 Class (Chrissy Sunberg )

This week in the pre-k 2’s class, we will be finishing  up the school year by creating some fun spring crafts. We will continue to review the alphabet, months of the year and days of the week. 

We will put our letter skills to use by creating custom name caterpillars! This is a fun and easy way for the class to learn the letters in their name. Keeping in theme with bugs, we will make colorful snails. 

As we approach the end of the school year we are going to continue to focus on our listening skills and keeping our hands to ourselves. 

Books we will read are:

  • Alphabet Rescue
  • The Grouchy ladybug 

 

Paint with Marshmallows

 

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Prek 4 / Wraparound Class ( Adele Leeds ) 

This week we continue our practice and preparation for graduation and end-of-the-year show. The children are having fun learning the words and movements to the songs! 

We’ll review alphabet letters K, L, M and N and make ladybugs, paint with marshmallows ( great fine motor skill activity ) and use colorful lollipops for a math counting and sorting activity.

We’ll explore animal habitats (arctic, Antarctic, ocean and grasslands) using worksheets and art activities as we learn the habitats’ characteristics and the animals that live in each.

I’ll hide fireflies ( large, medium and small yellow pompous ) and the children will find, sort ( by size ) and count them!

Prek 3 Class ( Susan Adesina )

MONDAY 2pm MOTHERS DAY GET TOGETHER

OVERALL GOAL – Learn about a variety of animals, how they live and their habitats
THEME-  Habitats
ENGLISH- Alphabet review – sounds of letters. Make alphabet picture.
MATH –  Concentrating on numbers 20 – 30 and reviewing number identification
STORIES – “The gingerbread man”

NURSERY RHYMES/ SONGS

  • ” Hello everybody “
  • ” We are the dinosaurs”
  • ” All of this is me”

CIRCLE TIME ACTIVITIES

  • number math -counting to 30
  • recognizing numbers 20 to 30
  • Number identification review 0 to 20
  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year.
  • Seasons
  • We will read at least one story each day

ART AND CRAFT

  • use a bowl filled with ice and play with Arctic animals in ice
  • make variety of habitats from boxes ;- paint and decorate
  • use water play and sea life creatures to learn about sea habitat
  • make 4 paper habitats and put animals in correct place
  • use sand tray and desert animals to make a habitat

Prek 2 Class ( Chrissy Sunberg )

This month we will be discussing “Animals and their Habitats.” This week in the two’s class we will  also learn about bugs, bees and butterflies. We will also review some letters by reading books with the alphabet in it and create a letter collage using glue and paper. We will create letter  C caterpillars and 3-d pasta butterflies. Our class is going to continue going outside everyday and    running  around on the playground with their friends. 

Books we will be reading are below:

  • The Grouchy Ladybug
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • The Very Quiet Cricket
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
  • The Alphabet Rescue

Ladybugs, Bees and Dragonflies 

Prek 4 / Wraparound Class ( Adele Leeds )

 

We’ll continue our alphabet review(G,H,I and J) and practice letter formation and beginning sounds.

We are learning to count by 5s (1-100 ) and are practicing each day at circle time. We are also reviewing and remembering odd and even numbers ( 1-30 ).

We’ll make ladybugs, bees and dragonflys as we explore  the bugs and insects that spring brings to us! With oranges, grapes, carrots, celery and arugula  we’ll make colorful and nutritious  butterfly snacks!!

With gooey substances (honey, syrup and molasses) we’ll observe and explore textures and gravity as we watch gravity pull the honey etc from spoon to bowl! 

To review colors and challenge the children’s observation and memory skills we’ll play “what’s missing” using colorful cookie cutouts!

At circle time we’ll create a unique garden. With his eyes closed each child will place a spring flower in our flower bed. This activity, a version of ” pin the tail on the donkey,” challenges understanding spatial relationships and visual memory.

We’ll read Butterflies by Emily Neye and Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey.

PreK 3 Class ( Susan Adesina)

OVERALL GOAL – Learn about a variety of animals, how they live and their habitats

THEME-  Bugs, bees and butterflies

ENGLISH- Alphabet review

MATH-  Concentrating on numbers 20 – 30 and reviewing number identification

STORIES-

  • “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by E Carle
  • “The Very Busy Spider” by E Carle

NURSERY RHYMES/ SONGS –

  • “If I were a butterfly”
  • “Incy Wincy Spider”
  • Days of the week song
  • “Little Miss Muffet”

CIRCLE TIME ACTIVITIES-

  • number math -counting to 30
  • recognizing numbers 20 to 30
  • Number identification review 0 to 20
  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year.
  • Seasons
  • We will read at least one story each day

ART AND CRAFT

  • Use watercolor paint and coffee filter paper to make a butterfly
  • Collect bugs from the playground area in a bug box to examine
  • Make play dough bugs and put in a bug box

 

PreK 3 Class ( Chrissy Sunberg)

This week we will be celebrating Spring! We are going to make coffee filter butterflies and make lady bugs with rocks. We are going to get outside for free play everyday! Since we are done learning the alphabet, we will have fun reviewing it by playing alphabet games and reading books with all the letters in it! We will continue to strengthen our gross fine motor skills by coloring and painting.

Some books we will read are:

  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
  • Alphabet Rescue

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