My Truck is Stuck!


Prek 4 ( Jennifer ###) 

Happy Spring!  With the sun shining and the snow melting we hope to be taking our lessons outside soon!

Theme of the Week: The 5 senses: taste and the food pyramid

Letter: U

Books we will be reading:

  • Great Day for Up
  • ‘Signs of Spring’- felt board story
  • The Ugly Duckling
  • Growing Vegetable Soup
  • Lucy’s Picture

Projects:

  • Upside down art
  • ‘I can eat a rainbow’ fruits and vegetables activity
  • Umbrellas
  • Eating/graphing favorite foods (sweet, salty, etc..)
  • Transportation Lesson (cont’d)

Math:

  • Graphing activity
  • Addition with manipulatives
  • Writing numbers 1-12

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk)

Theme of the week: Transportation

Letter of the week: T

Books we will be reading:

  • My Truck is Stuck! by Kevin Lewis and Daniel Kirk
  • Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
  • Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha
  • Freight Train by Donald Crews
  • Rattletrap Car by Phyllis Root

Projects/Activities:

  • torn paper traffic light
  • dump truck shape project
  • train sponge painting craft
  • accordion color train book
  • tissue paper car

Math:

  • more review of numbers 1-10
  • dump truck counting mat
  • wheel grid game

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy ) 

Some projects we will be doing:

Zucchini printing with paint

Creating a zebra out of the Letter z

Zipper project

Math skills: we will be working with model magic and creating the number zero and counting forward and backward.

Some books we will be reading:

Put me in the zoo by Dr. Seuss

Zero is the leaves on the tree by Betsy Franco

Animal strike at the zoo by karma Wilson

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

Henry’s Wrong Turn


Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )

We’ll complete our letter V projects and review letters  A-V.

We’ll begin working on letter W. Look for our weather Ws, blue whales and colorful watermelons.

We’ll read Henry’s Wrong Turn ( Henry is a whale ) by Harriet Ziefert and Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats!

We’ll use pasta wagon wheels ( different colors ) for a math counting and sorting activity.

We’ll play “Where are the Whiskers” — a circle time activity to encourage the children to identify rhyming words.

Weather permitting we’ll take a walk around our playgrounds and look for signs of Spring!

We’ll make beautiful cherry trees full of pink blossoms!
Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola )
Pre-K 3 is having a wonderful time at school!!  We celebrated the arrival of spring!!

We finished reviewing the letter T – we had so much fun making our letter T projects and working hard on our letter T worksheets.

We continue to practice our numbers 1 to 8, along with reviewing our colors, shapes, days of the week, months of the year and our birthday month!

We will begin the letter U – look for our letter U projects.

Our new song is – “ Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” – we have so much fun doing the movements to this song!!

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

The children are eagerly awaiting the warmer weather – cannot wait to be on the playground again – so much fun being outside!!

Remember to wear your smile to school!!

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

The Teeny Tiny Teacher

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Quartucci )

We hope everyone enjoyed the snow and the extra time with their families. Due to the days off we missed some of our planned activities; therefore this week’s plans look less than usual because we will be completing missed work from last week.

Theme of the Week: The 5 senses: (focus: smell (continuation from last week) & introduction to Nutrition.

Letter: T

Books we will be reading:

  • The Teeny Tiny Teacher
  • Curious George Takes a Train
  • Timothy Goes to School
  • Today I Feel Silly
  • Percival the Baby Caterpillar

Projects:

  • Transportation Project
  • March Portraits (students draw every month- book to go home in June)
  • ‘Food Plate’: cutting foods from grocery store circulars and placing into correct food group (gluing onto plate)

Math:

  • Addition with manipulatives
  • Writing numbers 1-10
  • Symmetry lesson with butterflies

 

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk )
Theme of the week: First Day of Spring…… Even though it doesn’t look or feel like it!!!

Letter of the week: S

Books we will be reading:

  • The Twelve Days of Springtime by Deborah Lee Rose
  • Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses by Kimberly and James Dean
  • Mossy by Jan Brett
  • Swimmy by Leo Lionni
  • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

Projects/Activities:

  • sponge painted snail
  • sun painting project
  • shaving cream writing (to practice letters and shapes)
  • sunflower craft
  • scissor practice
  • sandwich game

Prek 2 (Nellie Westpy) 

Due to the inclement weather last week we missed a few lessons and projects so please refer back to last weeks lessons plans as we will be completing those this coming week. Additionally we will add the below this week:

Letter of the week: Continuing with the letter Y and introducing Z

Math: reviewing the shapes diamond,triangle, square and circle and grouping them accordingly.

Language: Glueing pictures of words and pictures in relation to the month of Marc

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Prek 4 (Adele Leeds)

We’ll review letters A-T and finish our letter U worksheets and projects.

This week’s letter is V and we’ll make colorful vases, bright volcanoes and bunches of vegetables!

We’ll make vegetable soup ( carrots, celery, peppers, cucumbers ) and enjoy this healthy snack together!

With baking soda, white vinegar and red food coloring we’ll make our own exploding volcano!

We’ll review positional words, syllables and use fresh vegetables for a sorting and patterning activity.
Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola) 

Pre-K 3 is having a great time at school – even with the school snow days!

We will now finish the letter S due to our days off – and begin the letter T.  The children loved making their stars and reciting the poem “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.”

We continue to practice our colors, shapes, and numbers.  We are working on the number 8.

This week we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day we delicious green treats!!!

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

We will work on our letter T projects, look for our tractors, turtles, and name trains!!

We will read a fun book about the wind .

We will also begin the letter U.

Spring begins on Monday!!  Remember to wear your smile to school!!

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

The Nose Book

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Quartucci )

Theme of the Week: The 5 senses: (focus: smell) & St. Patrick’s Day

Letter: S

Books we will be reading:

  • The Nose Book
  • My School is a Zoo
  • More Spaghetti, I Say!
  • James O’Rourke and the Big Potato
  • How to Catch a Leprechaun

Projects:

  • Rainbow/Pot of Gold project, helping with fine motor skills
  • Painting with handmade scented paint (using spices)
  • ‘My 5 Senses Book’.  complete page 3: ‘I like to smell….’
  • Scratch and Sniff Name Practice
  • Sunflowers with letter formation

Math:

  • Addition with manipulatives
  • Writing numbers 1-10

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk )

Theme of the week: St. Patrick’s Day

Letter of the week: R

Books we will be reading:

  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat by Jane Cabrera
  • Falling For Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox
  • Rainbow Fish and the Sea Monster’s Cave by Marcus Pfister
  • Roaring Rockets by Tony Mitten and Ant Parker
  • Clever Tom and the Leprechaun by Linda Shute

Projects/Activities:

  • toilet paper roll robots
  • ripped paper rainbows
  • Skittles rainbow experiment
  • celery painted rainbow fist
  • blast off rockets
  • shamrock man craft

St. Patricks Day math – gold coin counting to reinforce one to one correspondence and sequencing numbers 1-10

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy )

Letter of the week: Y

Projects we will be doing:

  • Y is for yo-yo
  • A B patterns With little shamrocks
  • Large shamrock with yarn

Some books we will be reading:

  • Yoko by Rosemary Wells
  • Extra yarn by Mac Barnett
  • Little yellow by Leo Leona

Math : we will be hiding shamrocks throughout the room and have the children play hide and seek then count the shamrocks.

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

St. Patrick’s Day


Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )

We’ll read The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins and together do a comprehension and sequencing activity.

We’ll learn about the wind ( how we know it’s windy ) and do a simple science experiment ( using straws and our breath to move feathers, balls, paper etc.).

We’ll review letters A-T and begin lessons on the letter U. Look for our projects on what lives underground and under the sea.

We’ll celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with with shamrock math, stories ( St. Patrick’s Day by Gail Gibbons, It’s St. Patrick’s Day by Rebecca Gomez and Looking for Leprechauns by Sheila Keenan)  and a party on 3/17 with green bagels and shamrock cookies!

We’ll learn this March poem:

MARCH

You are loud. You are noisy!

A blustery old chap!!

You whistle,you moan

You tear at my cap!

You howl, you scowl

But March you are fair.

Part lion, part lamb

Now Spring’s in the air!
Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola)

Pre-K 3 is having a wonderful and exciting time at school!

We finished with the letter S – we had so much fun making our letter S projects – our stars, number snakes, and spotted snails turned out great!!

We continue to practice our colors, shapes, and numbers.  We are working on the number 8 and reviewing our numbers 1 to 7.

We continue to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and are enjoying reading his books!

At circle time, we review the days of the week, months of the year, the seasons, and are having fun with the poem “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.”

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

Next week, we will start the letter T, look for our fun letter T projects!

Hopefully, spring is on the way!  Remember to wear your smile to school!!!

Fox in Socks


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Quartucci )

We will working on some Dr. Seuss inspired creations this week and having  green eggs and ham with the whole school on Wednesday.  Please have your child participate in the following:

For Monday: ‘Fox in Socks’ Day.  Wear silly or mismatched socks

For Tuesday: ‘The Cat in the Hat’. Wear your favorite hat

For Wednesday: ‘Green Eggs and Ham’.

Wear green.

Theme of the Week: The 5 senses: Touch & The Food Groups/Nutrition

Books we will be reading:

•Fox in Socks

•The Cat in the Hat

•Green Eggs and Ham

•Gregory the Terrible Eater

•Bernstein Bears and Too Much Junk  Food

Projects:

•Fox in Socks Puppet

•Hand: Texture activity

•’My 5 Senses Book’.  complete page 2: feel

• Thing 1 and Thing 2 handprint activity

• Mystery Box: Using sense if touch to determine objects

•Glitter Slime (texture)
Math: Continuation

Addition with manipulatives

One to one correspondence. Continuing to practice writing numbers 1-9
Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk )

This week we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday! On Wednesday we will read the book Green Eggs and Ham and have a special green egg snack.

Theme of the week: Dr. Seuss

Letter of the week: Q

Books we will be reading:

Giggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin

The Birthday Queen by Audrey and Don Wood

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

The Cat in the Hat Comes Back by Dr. Seuss

Little Quack by Lauren Thompson

– The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle

Projects/Activites:

–  Fruit Loops Quilt

– queen paper bag puppet

– sorting loud and quiet objects

– Cat in the Hat craft

– Q-tip painting

– quarter rubbings

– playing Headbands (Question game)


Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy )

We have some exciting activities below for this coming week. Please keep in mind that we will be having our green eggs and ham breakfast on Wednesday Celebrating  Dr. Seuss week so if you do not wish for your child to eat those items please let us know in advance.

Letter of the week: X

Books we will be reading:

  • Fox in socks by Dr. Seuss
  • Foot book by Dr. Seuss
  • Green eggs and ham by Dr. Seuss

Some projects we will be doing:

  • Painting one fish two fish with our hands
  • Making foot prints with paint
  • Creating our own crazy hat for crazy hat day
  • X project

Math: reviewing all of our shapes. Majority of our class is able to identify circle, square, and star shapes . Please practice other shapes at home if possible.

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

T for Trains

Prek 4 (Adele Leeds)

This week’s letter is T and we’ll make “name” trains, tractors and turtles.

We’ll sort, count and graph different kinds of transportation ( land, sky and water).

We’ll practice counting and number recognition with colorful tulip cards ( count and clip).

We’ll have a tea party ( water, juice and crackers ) and Show and Tell on Wednesday 3/8. Please ask your child to bring in something beginning with the letter T.

We’ll practice writing ten, twelve and twenty and our names.

Last week  we enjoyed our Dr. Seuss party and we were happy to be outside on the playground!


Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola)

Pre-K 3 is having a great time at school!

We finished our study of the letter R – we had so much fun making our letter R projects – our rainbows, rabbits, and robots turned out so cute!

We continue to practice our colors, shapes, and numbers.  We will continue to practice our numbers 1 to 7 and introduce the number 8.

At circle time, we practice the days of the week, months of the year, sing our songs, and discuss the upcoming spring season.

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

Next week, we will start the letter S.  Look for our letter S projects – our spotted snails, number snakes, and stars.

We will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by reading his wonderful rhyming stories.  We will make Cat In The Hat projects and have a Cat In The Hat snack!

Hopefully, the weather will get warmer, and we can play on the playground with our friends very soon!

Remember to wear your smile to school!

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