Healthy Hearts


Prek 4  ( Jennifer Quartucci)

Wednesday will be our show and tell day! Students may bring in any item they wish, no specific letter.

Due to the delayed opening and half days last week, we will finish up some work   that we didn’t get to complete in addition to:

Letter of the Week: M/N

Theme of the Week: Healthy Hearts

Books we will be reading:

•The Best Nest

•The Napping House

•Gretchen Groundhog, It’s Your Day

•Inch by Inch

•The Magic School Bus: Has a Heart


•Noodle Necklaces: Paint/String

•’N’ Neckties decorated with N pictures

•Groundhog’s Day: making predictions, voting/graphing and a craft

•Candy Heart Sizzling Science Experiment

•I pledge to have a healthy heart/ways to keep your  heart healthy (journals)

Math: Measurement

•Shorter and Longer (with cutting)

•Measuring with Snowman

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk )
Theme of the week: Animals in winter

Letter of the week: M

Books we will be reading:

– It looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw

– Good Night, Baby Bear by Frank Asch

– The Mitten by Jan Brett

– Geoffrey Groundhog Predicts The Weather by Bruce Koscielniak

– Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh


– spilt milk paintings

– monster number match

– hibernating bear paper plate craft

– mitten animal project

– building marshmallow and toothpick structures

– groundhog stick puppets


– magnetic experiments

– mixing primary colors to make new colors

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy )

We are excited to begin a new month this week and have some fun filled activities coming up so please mark your calendar’s! A Monday, February 13 Dr. Anthony Fusco will be coming to our school to do a dental lesson with all of the children. On Tuesday, February 14 we will be having our annual Valentine party so please look in your child’s backpack for what they are signed up to bring for this event. Thank you!

This weeks theme: we will be finishing up winter animals and beginning healthy hearts.

Our letter of the week is: s

Some books we will be reading are:

Snowy day by Ezra Keats

Snow by PD Eastman

Stone soup by Marsia brown

Some projects we will be doing:

Star project with the letter S in sand

A snowflake winter scene


Math : we have been reviewing shapes and counting them. This week our focus will be on the shape square for the S.

Fire Safety Week

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )

This week we’ll review numbers 1-12. The children did a great job making their number lines which can be used at home for review.

We reviewed fire safety and had a fire drill. The children were cooperative and followed instructions very well!

This week’s letter is P. We’ll learn about our planets with a science lesson and project.

We’ll make penguins ( learn where and how they live ) and pineapples. We’ll snack on fresh pineapple and use pineapple to make edible palm trees!

We’ll have a lesson on positional words ( above, below next to ). Look for the playgrounds the children create as we review these words.

We are having so much learning and playing together! The children love music class with Mrs. May on Thursdays!

Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola ) 

We have completed the letter N – look for our letter N projects – a night scene, nests, and N for numbers!

At circle time, we enjoy talking about the days, months, seasons, and weather.

We continue to practice our manners, taking turns, sharing, following directions, and being considerate to our friends.

We are having fun with our new poem – One, Two, Buckle Your Shoe and learning body parts while dancing to the Hokey, Pokey!

Next week, we will work on the letter O and the number 7.

School has been terrific this week and soooo much fun!!

Remember to wear your smile to school!!

Ice and Weather


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Quartucci)
Thanks for sending in the animals for our Hibernation Station. The children really enjoyed checking in on their animals and could be heard telling each other ‘shhhh, they are sleeping.’ 😊

Next week, I will be sending out a paper about our Valentine’s Day Celebration. I will also include a list of the student’s names in our class, in case you would like to do cards with your child. We will decorate bags in class for them to go into. ❤

Letter of the Week: L/M

Theme of the Week: Ice and Weather/Seasons

Books we will be reading:

  • If you give a Moose a Muffin
  • It looked like Spilt Milk
  • 5 Little Monkeys
  • The Biggest Snowman Ever
  • How do you Know it’s Winter?


  • Lacing Letters
  • Portraits of our Moms
  • Marble Painting
  • Science Experiments: ‘What melts ice faster?’ and ‘Magnetic or non-magnetic’
  • Shaved ice/snow cones


  • voting and graphing favorite ice cream flavors
  • M&M sorting and graphing

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk)

Theme of the Week: Winter Attire

Letters of the Week: L and M
Books we will be reading:

  • Ladybug Girl and the Big Snow by David Soman
  • The Missing Mitten Mystery by Steven Kellogg
  • Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London
  • There Was A Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow by Lucille Colandro
  • Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney


  • ladybug paper plate craft
  • dressing a bear for winter project
  • mitten memory game
  • marble painted mittens
  • paint with marshmallows


  • ladybug math (counting spots)
  • missing mitten hunt (review of numbers 1-10)
  • coloring mittens by size (small, medium, large)
  • matching mitten patterns

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy ) 

We will be having an abbreviated week due to our conferences. If you did not choose to schedule a conference please call with any questions regarding your childs progress reports that went home. Please see the notes below for what we are doing this week.

Letter of the week:R

Projects we will be doing:

  • Creating our own rainbow
  • Making a rocket with a variety of shapes
  • Making a red collage

Books we will be reading:

  • Rain forest by Helen Cocher
  • Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
  • I love you Bunny Rabbit by Shul Oppenheim

O for Owls

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds ) 

This week’s letter is O. We’ll make owls and octopuses and edible fruit flowers using oranges and carrots!

We’ll learn about the ocean– its creatures and salt water. We’ll compare fresh water and salt water and challenge ourselves to identify and describe the differences.

We’ll talk about winter clothes that keep us warm and then play What’s missing? The children can take turns wearing boots, mittens, scarves and hats and they will close their eyes, I’ll take away a hat or scarf and see if they can identify what’s missing! This activity challenges visual discrimination and memory.

We’ll review numbers, letter shapes and colors!

We’ll use mini marshmallows in a counting game and to make tiny snowmen!
Prek 3  ( Michele Zinicola ) 

January is so much fun !  Our class trip to Candylicious was a huge success!  We had a great time with all the delicious candy crafts – making and eating them!!!

We have completed the letters L and M.

Next week, we will work on the letter N and continue practicing our numbers 1 through 6.

At circle time, we enjoy talking about the days, months, seasons, and weather.

We continue to practice our manners, taking turns, sharing, following directions, and being considerate to our friends.

Story time is fun with our stories about snowmen, letter and number recognition, and our new number poem – One, Two, Buckle Your Shoe.

At music time, we danced with bells and made our snowman help us with a silly song.

Our letter project for the letter M was such a cute mouse!

Next week, we will do letter projects for the letter N, including nests, night scenes, and numbers!

January is moving along so quickly, and of course, is so much fun!

Remember to wear your smile to school!!!

N Sound!



Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )

The children enjoyed our short lesson on Martin Luther King, Jr. I read them a very age -appropriate MLK story and the kids loved their peace dove projects. I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend.

We’ll review letters A-M and practice the N sound, identify N words and make night scenes, Ns filled with numbers and nests. I’ll show the children a bird’s nest I found at home and we’ll talk about how birds build their nests.

We’ll talk about how much we use numbers every day: clocks, calendars, phones and computers!

We will practice writing our names and numbers 11 and 12.

We are looking forward to our field trip on Wednesday 1/18.

Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola ) 

We have had a fun and exciting time at school these first two weeks of January!

We completed the letters K and L –we had a fun time making our kites, lions, and ladybugs for our letter projects.

Next week, we will work on the letter M and practice our number 1 through 6.

At circle time, we enjoy talking about the days, months, seasons, colors and weather changes of the year.

The children love to participate in our sing-along-songs.

We continue to practice our manners, taking, turns, sharing, and being considerate to our friends.

Story time is focused on snow stories and letter recognition related to the letter of the week.

Next week, is a short week of school.

We will discuss the holiday , and the importance of being kind, caring, and treating others the way you yourself would like to be treated.

January is going by so quickly, but school is a fun a place to be – so many things to learn – the children are having great time and are enjoying their time spent in school!!

Remember to wear your smile to school!!!


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Quartucci )

For Tuesday, please send in a bear (or a stuffed animal that would hibernate.) This stuffed animal shouldn’t be one that the child needs to sleep with at night as it is going to ‘hibernate’ at school.  We will be making a den for them and keeping them there until Friday. Thanks!

Theme of the week: concluding winter attire and beginning winter animal

Letter of the Week: K/L

Books we will be reading:

  • Little Hen Makes a Pizza
  • Over and Under the Snow
  • How and Why Animals Prepare for Winter
  • 10 Little Ladybugs
  • The Grouchy Ladybug


  • ‘Wonderful Winter Wear’: mini-books
  • Sorting Activity with animals that hibernate, migrate or stay out in the cold
  • ‘ Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza’: make and cook pizzas and art and craft pizza activity with cutting
  • Squishy Paint Lollipops
  • Laundry Line with winter attire


  • Graphing Activities
  • one to one correspondence

*If you haven’t already done so, please make sure your child has a seasonal change of clothes here at school*.

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk ) 

Wednesday is our trip to Candylicious! Looking forward to a fun time!!

This will be a short but busy week!!!

Theme of the Week: Martin Luther King Jr. (equality and friendship)

Letter of the Week: L

Books we will be reading:

  • Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
  • Is Your Mama A Llama? by Deborah Guarino
  • Lunchroom Lizard by Daniel Kirk
  • The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle


  • Martin Luther King Jr. discussion and egg cracking activity
  • lollipop project
  • lego painting
  • letter BINGO


  • Review of patterns to create Lego pattern towers and matching lego cards

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy ) 

Letter of the week:Q

Projects we will be doing:

  • Qtip painting
  • quilt from tissue paper
  • winter pic with a variety of textures (shaving cream and glue for the snow,stickers and chalk to name a few)


  • Josephinas Quilt by E. Coerr
  • Quick chick by Julia Hoban
  • Quilt story by Tony Johnston

We will also be playing a quilt game where the children cover their eyes while another hides under the quilt and the challenge is to guess who is under the quilt.

School Rules and Manners.


Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola ) 

Last week we finished up with the letter J as a review for what we studied before the holiday break.

We have started the letter K and will complete it this week and then begin the letter L.

We will make kites, lions, and ladybugs for our letter projects.

We will taste lemonade and have lollipops for the letter L treat.

We will build with Legos to practice color patterns. 

At circle time, we will review our colors, shapes, numbers, and letters, days of the week, and talk about our new month – January.

We will read our winter theme books and continue to practice our school rules and manners.

Please dress warm and remember to wear your smile to school!!

Winter Attire

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Quartucci )

Show and Tell will be on Wednesday.  Children can bring an item beginning with a letter they wish.  Can’t wait to see what everyone brings.

Theme of the week: Winter Attire

Letter of the Week: J/K

Books we will be reading:

  • Bad Kitty
  • The Kissing Hand
  • The Missing Mitten Mystery
  • The Mitten


  • Penguin Sound Match Game
  • ‘Snow writing’ (salt, glitter and a tray)
  • Mittens/hats
  • Kangaroo movement/measuring activity


  • Question of the day graphing
  • Winter Theme Roll and color
  • ’10 Warm mittens song’

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk )

Thursday, January 12th is our school Pajama Day! Please remember to send your child in wearing their favorite pajamas!!!

Also, our trip to Candylicious has been changed to Wednesday, January 18th. Please send in your permission slip and money if you have not already done so.

Theme of the Week: Kindness

Letter of the Week: K

Books we will be reading:

  • Kite Day by Will Hillenbrand
  • The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
  • Does A Kangaroo Have a Mother Too? by Eric Carle
  • Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
  • Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton


  • kite craft
  • Kool Aid painting
  • kangaroo paper plate craft
  • key rubbings
  • king project
  • kick the cup game to review letters A-K


  • put kites in order from smallest to largest
  • make kite patterns

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy ) 

Hello we will be having Pajama day this week for the letter P on January 12th! Please come to school in your PJs ad we will be having fresh pancakes and syrup with our friends.

Letter of the week P

Projects we will be doing:

  • creating our own puppets
  • Painting with a variety of paint colors
  • Making popcorn and covering the letter P


  • Popcorn book by Tomi DePola
  • Three little pigs by James Marshshall
  • Biggest pumpkin by Steven Kroll

We will be putting on our own puppet show for the letter P as well and enjoying our breakfast picnic with pancakes!

Nellie WestpyLittle Promises Academy |