Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Quartucci)

Show and Tell will be on Wednesday. Students can bring in an item that begins with any letter. If your child is not in on Wednesdays, feel free to send the next day.

Students will be learning about the  letter ‘Q’, this week. They will learn that this letter is never without the letter, ‘U’. They are always side by side. To help the children remember this we will be having the ‘Q’ and ‘U’ ‘marry.’. ❤

Theme of the Week: Introduction to the 5 senses: (beginning with hearing)

Books we will be reading:

•Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack

•The Very Quiet Cricket

•My 5 Senses

•The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses (on Smart board)

•Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you Hear?

•Curious George Discovers the Senses

Projects:

•Edible ‘Q’ tips (marshmallows and thin pretzel sticks)

•Class Quilt

•’My 5 Senses Book’.  This will be worked on throughout the month after each sense is introduced

• Ear Shaker Guessing Game

• learning basic words in sign language

Math:

Addition with manipulatives

One to one correspondence. Continuing to practice writing numbers 1-8

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk)

This Monday morning we will have our rescheduled visit from the dentist. We will continue with our Dental Health theme.

Theme of the week: Dental Health

Letter of the week: P

Books we will be reading:

Clarabella’s Teeth by An Vrombaut

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr.

Peppa Pig and the Day at Snowy Mountain

Pete the Cat Go, Pete, Go! by James Dean

Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.

Projects/Activities:

– painting with toothbrushes

– polar bear textured art

– pom pom painting

– ping pong ball art

– popsicle stick patterns

– porcupine fork painting

– pizza craft

– making our own pizzas……Yum!


Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy)

This week we will be working on the W however our in class dentist trip will be on Monday as it was rescheduled from the last storm that we had so we will also be reviewing the T and doing some tooth projects.

Letter of The week: w

Some projects we will be doing:

Wax paper painting

White pictures using chalk, paint and crayons .

Tooth projects for our dental trip

Some books we will be reading:

I am water by Judith Moffitt

Whistle for Willie

Follow the water by Arthur Doris

 

Cat in the Hat Edible Snacks

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )

This week’s letter is S.

We’ll make colorful snails, handprint spiders and spotted snakes. We’ll practice the S sound and practice writing S.

We’ll review the seasons and the days of the week and the five senses. We’ll name and talk about nature’s sounds ( wind, thunder, leaves rustling, birds chirping, waves splashing).

We’ll count and sort with seeds.

To celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday (March 2 ) we’ll read The Cat in the Hat, Fox in Sox and Green Eggs and Ham. We’ll make cat in the hat masks and delicious cat in the hat snacks (bananas, strawberries and marshmallows).

The children really enjoyed playing outside on the playground!!

Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola ) 

Pre-K 3 is having a wonderful and exciting time at school!  We have enjoyed the weather outside this week – the playground was so much fun!!

We finished with the letter Q – we had so much fun making a queen and a Q-tip painting.

We also reviewed our ABC letters.

We practiced our numbers 1 to 3 with number object counting and number recognition.  We reviewed our numbers 1 to 7.

We continue to practice our colors and shapes.

At circle time, we reviewed the days of the week, months of the year, and we sang our songs.  The students love “Five Little Monkeys.”

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

Next week, we will start the letter R.

We will make our letter R projects.  Look for our rabbits, rainbows, and robots.

Remember to wear your smile to school!!!

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

Black History Month

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Quartucci )

As we enter our last week of February we will keep busy with many activities including our 100th Day Celebration.  We look forward to our first Science Class on Friday!

Letter of the Week: P

Theme of the Week: Black History Month

Books we will be reading:

  • The Night Before the 100th Day
  • Pete the Cat
  • 3 Little Pigs comparing to The True Story of the Little Pigs by a Wolf
  • Ruby Bridges
  • If a Bus Could Talk

Projects:

  • Rosa Parks Bus Project
  • Kente Quilt
  • Parrots
  • Peacock
  • Positional Words activities
  • ‘If I had a $100’… journal entry for 100th Day

Math:  More Measurement

  • Estimating and Measuring around the room
  • Adding objects with manipulatives

 

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

Five Little Snowmen

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )

We’ll continue this week reviewing letters A-Q and numbers 1-15.

We’ll make rabbits and rainbows, practice the R sound and search through our R box for items beginning with the letter R.

At circle time, we’ll continue learning about the food pyramid and foods that keep us healthy. Together, we’ll  make a food pyramid!

We’ll have a lesson on the water cycle ( precipitation, evaporation, condensation) and make our own rain ( cotton balls and water)!

We’ll review rhyming sounds and words and learn this simple poem

Five Little Snowmen

Five little snowmen on a winter’s day

The first one said, Wake up so we can play!

The second one said, Let’s stomp on the ground!

The third one said, Let’s roll around!

The fourth one said, Let’s run and run and run!

The fifth one said, I’m afraid I feel the sun!

“Oh dear,” cried the snowmen, as they looked toward the sky.

And the five melting snowmen waved a fond goodbye!

We’ll make an edible rabbit ( rice cakes, apples, carrots and raisins) and enjoy our healthy snack!!


Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola) 

We had a great week at school – so much fun celebrating Valentine’s Day!  The students loved sharing valentines with their friends.

We are continuing to practice our letters, colors, shapes, and numbers.  We are working on reviewing the numbers 1 to 7.

We have finished the letter Q – look for our queens and Q-tip paintings.

Next week, we will review our letters A to Q and begin the number 8.  We are having fun playing our  valentine number game with valentine candy hearts!

At circle time, we continue to discuss the days of the week, the months of the year and sing our poem song.

Music class is so much fun singing and dancing!!

We continue to practice our manners, sharing, and being kind to our friends.

This will be a short week due to the holiday – school is going by so quickly!

Remember to wear your smile to school!!

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

Happy Valentines Day’ & Dental Health

HappyValentinesDayDentalHealth

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Quartucci)

We hope everyone enjoyed the snow storm.  We have been graphing our weather daily in class. In January, cloudy days was the ‘winner’ )as the children say) but sunny seems to be leading the way in February but with this crazy weather who knows!  This week we will get caught up on missed work from last week and also enjoy a visit from the dentist and our Valentine’s Day Party. ❤

Letter of the Week: O

Theme of the Week: ‘Happy Valentines Day’ & Dental Health

Books we will be reading:

  • If I Ran for President
  • Owl Babies
  • The Night Before Valentine’s Day
  • Just Going to the Dentist

Projects:

Decorating Valentine’s Day Bags

  • ‘O’ is for Oyster
  • Toothbrush and Shaving Cream activity
  • Opposites (from last week)
  • If I were president… Journal page entry
  • Penny Experiment ( students will be coming home with a penny from the experiment, so be sure to ask them about it.

Math: Measurement

  • Lighter vs. Heavier (continuation)
  • Measuring ourselves and comparing our heights to Abraham Lincoln

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk)

There are lots of fun things going on this week! Monday we have our visit from the dentist to celebrate Dental Health Month. Also Tuesday is our Valentine’s Day party. Please wear red or pink on Tuesday.

Theme of the week: Dental Health/Valentine’s Day

Letter of the week: N

Books we will be reading:

  • Clarabella’s Teeth by An Vrombaut
  • Valentine Mice by Bethany Roberts
  • The Perfect Nest by Catherine Friend
  • Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells

Projects/Activities:

  • Painting with toothbrushes
  • Noodle necklaces
  • Painting with noodles
  • Ninja Turtle craft

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy) 

we have a fun filled week ahead of us at school! On Monday we will be having Dr. Anthony Fusco come to our school for dental month. He will be teaching all the children how to care for their teeth and giving out special goody bags. On Tuesday is our valentine party which we are looking forward to you joining all the classes together to celebrate! Here is what we will be doing below :

Letter of the week: t / u

Some books we will be reading:

  • There’s an alligator under my bed by mercy mayor
  • Ugly duckling by Hans Andersen
  • Under the water by Harriet Ziefort

Some projects we will be doing:

  • Making teeth and toothbrushes with different textures.
  • Valentine projects for the holiday
  • Creating a rainy day picture with our own umbrellas.

Valentine’s Day

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds ) 

We’ll celebrate Valentine’s Day on Monday 2/13 with a party, craft, stories, exchange of Valentine cards and Valentine Bingo ( alphabet and number).

We’ll use  Valentine conversation hearts and numbered muffin tins for a math counting and sorting activity.

We’ll continue our lesson on the food pyramid and read Good Enough to Eat by Lizzy Rockwell.

We’ll also read Give Me Half by Stuart J. Murphy and learn about fractions ( halves and quarters).

Look for our George Washington and Abe Lincoln crafts which we’ll make after stories about both presidents and talk about President’s Day!

To review letters A-Q we’ll use letter cards and Legos for a letter formation activity.
Prek 3 ( Michele Zinocola ) 

We really had a big snow storm – waiting for spring!!!

We are continuing to practice our letters, colors, shapes, and numbers.  We are working on reviewing the numbers 1 to 7.

We have finished the letter P with so many great letter projects.  We made pineapples and penguins – so much fun making the pineapple stem with our hands!!

At circle time, we enjoy talking about the days, months, seasons, and weather.  We discussed what to wear for winter clothes, especially on a snowy day.

We are singing our song – One, Two, Buckle Your Shoe and have sooo much fun dancing to the Hokey Pokey – calling out body parts for the circle dance.

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

Our next letter is the letter Q.  We will make beautiful queens and paint with Q-tips!

School is going by so quickly – but it is so much fun – learning new things every day!

Have fun playing in the snow!!

Remember to wear your smile to school!

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds ) 

We read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and made our own palm/ coconut trees with pretzels, apples, grapes and Alpha bits cereal! The children loved creating their trees and enjoyed the special snack.

We’ll review letters A-P and numbers 1-15.

This week’s letter is Q. At circle time will talk about how asking questions is the way to get information and I’ll ask the children to pull out questions ( about school, their surroundings letters and numbers etc. ) from our question box!

We’ll make queens with sparkly crowns and colorful quilts and paint with Q-tips.

We’ll finish our lesson on the solar system and start learning about the food pyramid.
Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola )

School is going by so quickly. The month of February is here already!

We are continuing to practice our letters, colors, shapes, and numbers.  We are working on the number 7.

We have finished the letter O with so many great letter O projects. We made owls and octopuses and edible fruit flowers using O for oranges.

At circle time, we enjoy talking about the days, months, seasons, and weather.   We discussed what to wear for our winter clothes that help keep us warm – our scarfs, hats, mittens, boots, and jackets.

We are having fun singing our poem – One, Two, Buckle Your Shoe.

We are also reviewing our body parts through song and dance.

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

Our next letter is the letter P.

We will make penguins and learn about where they live.

We will make pineapples and snack on fresh pineapple.

School has been so much fun – Remember to wear your smile to school!!!

Good Job, Oliver

goodJobOliver

 

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Quartucci )

Letter of the Week: N/0

Theme of the Week: Continuing with ‘Healthy Hearts’ and starting ‘Happy Valentines Day’

Books we will be reading:

  • No David!
  • Good Job, Oliver
  • The Foot Book (to be used with opposites)
  • There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Rose
  • Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink

Projects:

  • Ninja Turtles
  • Number Collage
  • Nests
  • Opposites
  • Mosaic Hearts (scissor practice)

Math: Measurement

  • Lighter vs. Heavier
  • Predicting and Experimenting

Prek 3( Jennifer Polesuk )

This week we will begin working on writing our first names. Your child will be bringing home a personalized worksheet that you can make copies of and use to practice at home.

Theme of the week: Healthy Hearts

Letter of the week: N

Books we will be reading:

  • Chicka Chicka 1 2 3 by Bill Martin Jr.
  • The Napping House by Audrey Wood
  • 1 2 3 Valentine’s Day by Jeanne Modesitt
  • The Biggest Valentine Ever by Steven Kroll
  • The Night Before Valentine’s Day by Natasha Wing

Projects/Activities:

  • cup stacking activity  (numbers  1-10)
  • Number match game
  • Name writing
  • Napping House sequencing activity
  • Decorating valentine bags
  • Pom pom painting
  • Q tip heart painting
  • Making special Valentine’s Day  surprises

Prek 2 (Nellie Westpy)

Letter of the week: t

Some books we will be reading:

  • Tiny turtle by Nicholas Davis
  • Trucks and cars by Richard scary
  • Tub of people by Pamela Conrad

Some projects we will be doing:

  • Creating our own train
  • Making a tree out of paper and tissue paper
  • Creating a turtle out of paper plate paint and paper
  • Math : creating a math tower out of cups 1-10