Goodnight​, Goodnight Construction Site


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Quartucci)

it’s hard to believe May has arrived!  Students have been doing such a great job preparing for their graduation ceremony.  🎓. It’s going to be such a special evening for all.
*Show and Tell will be on Wednesday*
(Their choice )

Theme of the Week: Life Cycles/intro: communities helpers/construction worker/garbage collectors

Letter: Y

Books we will be reading:

  • Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
  • Yes Day!
  • I Dare you not to Yawn
  • Charlie the Caterpillar
  • I Drive a Garbage Truck

Projects:

  • Painting with Yarn
  • Shape construction/garbage truck project (drawing shapes and cutting)
  • ‘Today I am this tall…’ using yarn/measurement
  • May portraits
  • Life cycle of a butterfly craft
  • ‘Dot a Rhyme’

Math: counting by 10’s

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk )

This week we will be playing tic tac toe. It is a great way to work on problem solving and also helps practice writing the letters X and O. Please try to play a few games with your child at home.

Theme of the week: More Fun With Spring

Letter of the week: X

Books we will be reading:

  • Maxi The Little Taxi by Elizabeth Upton
  • Mama Built A Little Nest by Jennifer Ward
  • Planting A Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
  • Jo MacDonald Had A Garden by Mary Quattlebaum
  • Elmer And Butterfly by David McKee
  • Curious George Plants A Tree by Margaret and H.A. Rey

Projects/Activities:

  • bird’s nest craft
  • tulip fork painting
  • tissue paper flowers
  • sponge painted butterfly
  • tic tac toe
  • “X” out what doesn’t belong
  • flower patterns
  • color by number xylophone


Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy )

We will be continuing to learn about the season of spring. Please encourage your children to stop and watch his plants  come up during this time of year as we have been learning about planting seeds and how they grow.

Review Letter of the week: B

Some projects we will be doing:
Bird in a nest
Mother’s day projects
Bubble painting

Books we will be reading:
Book bear by Paul Bernadette
A bugbear by David McPhail
Bernstein bear book by Stan Bernstein

We also have been doing a lot of reviewing during circle time so please work on your children identifying shapes, numbers one through five as well as colors. Most of our students are doing great with review but a couple have been having a hard time retaining so please encourage at home as well.

Summer Rhymes

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )
We’ll review positional words, opposites and rhyming. Look for our “summer rhymes” booklet!

The children are working hard on their alphabet and number review books!

We’ll read Alphabet Under Construction by Denise Fleming and the children will construct their names using colorful paper strips, circles and semicircles.

We’ll learn this poem to review sequencing events:
I put on my rain boots.
I put on my hat.
I put on my raincoat just like that!

My umbrella goes up.
I run out to play.
The sun peeks out, and the rain goes away!

On the playground, with our water table, dice and toy insects, frogs, fish and turtles we’ll practice number recognition and counting.

To work on scissor skills the children will practice cutting paper, play dough, cotton balls, grass and cooked pasta!

Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola)

Pre-K 3 is having a terrific time at school with our friends!
We finished the letter X – look for our xylophones and x-rays!!
We continue to practice our colors, shapes, numbers, days of the week, seasons, and months of the year.
We are having fun singing “Five Speckled Frogs”  with our 4 yr. old friends, Mrs. Leeds and Mrs. Reva.
We celebrated Earth Day and made beautiful sunflowers.
As a school project, we started a seed jar with our friends in the 4 yr. old class.
We continue to work on sharing, taking turns, our manners, and being kind and considerate.
Next week, look for our letter Y and Z projects! We have been going outside and having so much fun on the playground!
School is a great place to be – Remember to wear your smile to school!!!

Seeds, Sprouting and Growing

seeds

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Quartucci )

It was a fun time when the highschool students came to our class to teach the children more about plants/flowers. Flowers aren’t the only things growing in classroom, you’re children are too!! They have been coming back from their kindergarten orientations so excited. 😀

Theme of the Week: Seeds, Sprouting and Growing

Letter: X

Books we will be reading:

  • The Crayon Box that Talked
  • Hattie and the Fox
  • Adventures of Taxi Dog
  • Planting a Rainbow
  • From Seed to Plant

Projects:

  • Sequencing life cycle of a plant
  • X-Ray project
  • Xylophone snack
  • Parts of a flower and it’s needs
  • Spring Art project
  • Rhyming Words

Math: introducing different ways to tell basic time: day vs. evening activities

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk )

Theme of the week: Seeds and flowers

Letter of the week: W

Books we will be reading:

  • The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli
  • The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
  • Wacky Wednesday by Dr. Seuss
  • Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin
  • Curious George Plants a Tree by Margaret and H.A. Rey

Projects/Activities:

  • paper plate watermelon craft
  • Seed sequencing
  • “My Sprout” planting activity
  • painting and planting flower pots
  • parts of a flower project

Math:

  • fingerprint flower petals to match numbers 1-10
  • flower dice game to review numbers 1-12

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy ) 

We have been learning about spring creatures and spring life around us. This week we will discussing what happens when we plant seeds. We are also continuing to review our alphabet and numbers so please do the same at home if you have time.

Review letter of the week: S

-Some projects we will be doing:
We will create a swan out of our own hand prints with paint in the art room!

-Will be making a picture regarding our science lesson of seeds sprouting

-Our review shape of the week is a square for the S so we will be making a collage of different squares

Some books we will be reading:

  • Catch a story by Oliver Jeffers
  • The red ripe strawberry
  • Go, go, stop! By Charisse Merrick

-please ask your children to sing the letter of the week song they have been having a ton of fun reviewing them during circle time!

Tadpole to Frog


Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds ) 

We’ll start working on our alphabet and number ( 1-20 ) review books. We’ll complete them by the end of May and send them home for summertime review.

We’ll read from Tadpole to Frog by Wendy Pieffer and do puzzles and booklets showing the changes/ stages as the tadpoles grow.

To work on our math skills, we’ll do several circle time Spring math activities ( number recognition, counting and sorting ): flower petal math, how many raindrops?? and butterfly/ flower number line with dice.

We’ll create rain clouds ( jar, water, shaving cream and blue food coloring ) and review the water cycle.

Look for our dandelions and sunflowers!

Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola ) 

Pre-K 3 is having a great time at school!
We finished with the letter W – we had so much fun making our whale project and our wiggle worm picture!
We continue to practice our colors, shapes, and numbers.  We are working on the number 9.
At circle time, we review the days of the week, months of the year, the seasons, and are having fun with our new poem – “Five Speckled Frogs!”
We enjoyed making an edible snack with our friends in pre-k 4.  We snacked on an edible zoo made of pretzels and animal crackers!
We continue to work on sharing, taking turns, our manners, and being kind to our friends.
Next week, we will start the letters X and Y, look for our x-rays and yarn projects.
Outside play is fun, we enjoy having a good time with our friends.
Spring is here and school is an exciting place to be!
Remember to wear your smile to school!!

Bears Go Green by Jan Berenstain


Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )
This week we’ll finish the alphabet (X,Y and Z).Look for our X-ray hands, yaks and zoos.
We’ll create and snack on edible zoos ( stick pretzels and animal crackers!).

We’ll use lengths of yellow yarn ( inch, foot and yard) to measure objects in school.
We’ll celebrate Earth Day (4/22) with a lesson/ activity on taking good care of our environment. We’ll talk about pollution, no littering, recycling and protecting our world and animal habitats. We’ll read The Berestain Bears Go Green by Jan Berenstain.

We’ll read Gail Gibbons From Seed to Plant and start our class seed jar ( mason jar, paper towels and green bean seeds ). You’ll see pictures of our growing plants!

To practice number recognition and counting we’ll make thumbprint caterpillars.

We’ll learn this Spring poem

Spring is here,
I see robins,
I see birds’ nests
Butterflies too,
Flowers too.
Everything is growing,
The wind is gently blowing.
Spring is here, Spring is here!

Prek 3 ( Michele )

The weather has been gorgeous!!
Hope everyone has had a wonderful spring break!
Before the break, we finished the letter V – the projects were so cute!
This week, we will begin the letter W – look for our letter W projects and worksheets.  We will be working on whales and worms!
We continue to practice our colors, shapes, and numbers.  We will begin the number 9.

At circle time, we review the days of the week, months of the year, the seasons, and what we should wear in the spring and summer, and recite our poems.
We continue to practice our manners, sharing, taking turns, and being kind to our friends.

Spring is here – it is an exciting time to be in school – so much is going on!  Playground time has finally come!!!
Remember to wear your smile to school!!

Caring for Our World


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Quartucci )

We hope that everyone had a great Spring Break and enjoyed the beautiful weather, let’s hope it continues.  We have lots of lessons planned this month that will get us outside learning.

Theme of the Week: Caring for Our World (Earth Day) and introduction to seeds

Letter: W

Books we will be reading:

  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse
  • The Eensy-Weensy Spider
  • The Bernstein Bears Don’t Pollute
  • The Tiny Seed

Projects:

  • Outdoor Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
  • Planet Earth using Coffee Filters
  • ‘W’ is for Weather project
  • ‘I can help the Earth by…’. Journal entry
  • Examine Seeds and plant
  • Sorting Seeds

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk)

Welcome back!!! Hope everyone had a nice spring break and enjoyed the beautiful weather!!!

Theme of the week: Earth Day

Letter of the week: V

Books we will be reading:

  • Oliver’s Vegetables by Vivian French
  • 10 Things I Can Do To Help My World by Melanie Walsh
  • Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel
  • We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers by Lauren Child
  • Recycle Every Day by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

Projects/Activities:

  • vegetable printing
  • coffee filter Earth
  • recycled water bottle flower prints
  • painting with recycled paper rolls
  • making bird feeders with recycled materials to hang outside our school
  • Earth day “dirt” cups for snack – Yum!!

Math:

  • Earth Day game to review numbers 1-12 using recycled materials as game pieces

Prek 2  (Nellie Westpy) 
We want to welcome everybody back from spring break! For our first week back will be diving into the concepts of the season spring. We will continue to review through the alphabet now that we have completed it. Please see the letter we are working on this week below .

Letter of the week: F

Finger plays and songs:
Farmer in the Dell
Fingers like to wiggle waggle

Some projects we will be doing:

  • Creating our own spring flowers for our new Bulletin board
  • Fish out of paper plates
  • Making our own spring frogs!

Books we will be reading:

  • Feelings by Aliki
  • feet by Stephen Kroll
  • Farm alphabet book by Jean Miller

 

What is Easter?



Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )

We’ll review letters A-W and finish our letter W projects.

We’ll read What is Easter by Michelle Medlock Adams and Margaret and H. A. Rey’s Happy Easter, Curious George.

We’ll use colorful jelly beans for a math counting and sorting activity.

We’ll make our own Easter baskets, dye and decorate Easter eggs and have an outdoor egg hunt!

On Friday 4/7, we’ll celebrate the season with an Easter craft (chicks) and we’ll make and eat edible bunnies ( Ritz crackers, carrots, strawberries and raisins).

Happy Easter and have a wonderful spring break!


Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola)

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

We finished the letter U – our projects turned out so cute!!

We love singing “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” and reviewing our body parts with the “Hokey, Pokey Song.”

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

At circle time, we review the days of the week, months of the year, the seasons, and recite our poems.

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

Next week, we will start the letter V – look for our fun projects –  vegetables, volcanoes, and vases.

Next week, we will have our spring party – we will color Easter eggs and make our own holiday project.

Spring is here – it is an exciting time of the school year!  Welcome April!

Remember to wear your smile to school!!!

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

Happy Easter and Passover!


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Quartucci)

We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Easter/Passover!  We are looking for a fun week especially with our Spring party with all of our friends!

Theme of the Week: The 5 senses: sight and Easter/Passover fun

Letter: V

Books we will be reading:

  • Little Red Hen Bakes a Matzah
  • The Golden Egg
  • The Night Before Easter
  • What Makes a Rainbow
  • The Very Noisy Night

Projects:

  • Volcanoes
  • April Showers… Art activity
  • ‘I like to see’: final page in our books
  • ‘Eggs-Ersizes Activity
  • ‘If I were the Easter Bunny….’
  • ‘Pin the Tail’… Sight Activity

Song:

5 Little bunnies

5 Little bunnies hopping on the floor

One hopped away and then there were 4

4 Little Bunnies sweet as can be, one hopped away and then there were three

3 Little Bunnies, I once knew, 1 hopped away and then there were 2

2 Little Bunnies, Oh what fun! One hopped away and then there was 1

1 Little Bunny, playing in the sun, it hopped away and now there are none.

Spring Math with Dice Games

Flower Measurements
Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk)

Wednesday is our Spring party!! Looking forward to a fun morning!!!

Theme of the week: Easter/Passover

Letter of the week: U

Books we will be reading:

  • Great Day For Up by Dr. Seuss
  • A Unicorn Named Sparkle by Amy Young
  • The Little Gray Bunny by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
  • Max Counts His Chickens by Rosemary Wells
  • Roly-Poly Egg by Kali Stileman
  • The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah by Leslie Kimmelman

Projects/Activities:

  • hot air balloon project (U is for up)
  • umbrella craft
  • umbrella positional words book
  • shaving cream and paint Easter egg
  • hatching chick craft
  • discussion about Passover and a matzah snack

Math:

  • Review of numbers 1-10
  • ordering Easter eggs from 1-10
  • matching Easter egg dots and numbers
  • putting correct number of objects inside a labeled Easter egg

Enjoy spring break week with your families!!!!!


Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy) 

We have officially completed the alphabet! We will now start our reviewing of everything we have done through the year. The past two weeks we have begun working with identifying letters and numbers not just saying them. Going forward you will see a letter each week we are reviewing.

Letter of the week: E

Some projects we will be doing:

  • Easter pic
  • Egg coloring
  • Eating the alphabet project

Books we will be reading:

  • Extraordinary eggs by Leo Lionni
  • Eating the alphabet by Louis Ehrhardt
  • The earth and I by Frank Ash

Math : we have just begun Learning to identify our numbers one through 10 and not just count them.we created numbers on a stick last week and we will be playing games to help them with this concept.

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