Ambulance in Action

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Quartucci )

We hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend.  I hope your children were able to tell you why we celebrate Memorial Day as we did a lesson on it on Thursday and the ‘wreaths’ on Wednesday.
*Last Show and Tell is Tuesday*

Theme of the Week: Conclusion to community helpers unit.

Letter: Reviewing sounds, handwriting practice in workbooks

Books we will be Reading:

  • Ambulance in Action
  • When I Grow Up
  • The Bernstein Bears’ Graduation Day
  • Night Light (community service vehicles)

Projects:

  • Community Helper Thank you cards
  • June portraits for our monthly portrait books to go home next week
  • Decorating our graduation caps 🎓
  • Matching Occupations and their vehicles
  • End of year graduation project

Math: skip counting/number writing practice 1-15, file folder games

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk )

The year is coming to an end. It has been an absolute pleasure to have all of your children in my class. We have had so much fun and the kids have learned so much!!!!

Theme of the week: Commmunity helpers- Doctors and Nurses

Letter of the week: review

Books we will be reading:

  • The Berenstain Bears Go To The Doctor by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  • Froggy Goes To The Doctor by Jonathan London
  • Doctor DeSoto by William Steig
  • Biscuit Visits The Doctor by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Projects/Activities:

  • doctor bag project
  • doctor patterns
  • band aid letter matching game
  • band aid games
  • writing numbers 1-5

Hello June

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )

This week, our last full week of this school year, we’ll review colors, shapes, numbers, the alphabet, sequencing, patterns, positional words, opposites, rhymes and syllables!

Look for our special Father’s Day gift.

The children’s workbooks and alphabet review booklets ( they have worked hard on both ) will be helpful for easy summertime review.

Our end-of-the year pizza party ( pizza, fruit and juice) is planned for Friday June 2 at 10:45.
Children who do not attend class on Fridays are welcome to come to school at 10:45 and join the party!

Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Quartucci )

We hope everyone had a great weekend!  Our last show and tell for the year will be on Tuesday, June 6th

Theme of the Week: Community Helpers: Postal Carrier

Letter: Reviewing sounds, handwriting practice in workbooks

Books we will be Reading:

  • Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do
  • The Dog who Adopted a Postman
  • Alphabet City
  • Alphabet Mystery
  • Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Projects:

  • ‘Post Office Play’: Personalized letter holders, Design a stamp and postcard to a friend
  • Community Helpers sort and classify
  • Community Helpers BINGO
  • Journal Entry
  • Begin: ‘Memories of Pre-k’ books

Math: skip counting/number writing practice 1-15, 1:1 correspondence

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk )
We have completed the entire alphabet! The year is flying by!!! We have made alphabet books throughout the year that will be coming home in the next week or two.  The children have worked so hard and I am so proud of them!!!

Theme of the week: Community Helpers- Policemen/Women and Firefighters

Letter of the week: Review

Books we will be reading:

  • Police Hurrying! Helping! Saving! by Patricia Hubbell
  • Police Officers on Patrol by Kersten Hamilton
  • Fireman Small Fire Down Below! by Wong Herbert Yee
  • Firefighters to the Rescue by Kersten Hamilton
  • Firefighters Speeding! Spraying! Saving! by Patricia Hubbell

Projects/Activities:

  • cover of our ABC book
  • police car craft
  • police patterns
  • police car numbers
  • 5 Little firefighters poem and craft
  • dressing a firefighter

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

Thank you, Veterans



Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )
To celebrate Memorial Day, we’ll make red, white and blue star wreaths, patriotic hand-print decorations and an edible American flag ( blueberries, strawberries, bananas and marsh mellows!).

We’ll use craft sticks for lessons on symmetry and sorting and graphing.

Using lily pads and frogs we’ll do simple ( #s 1-10 ) addition and subtraction.

I’ll send home the workbooks and  alphabet review booklets. The children have done excellent work!

We are practicing for our graduation and look forward to celebrating!

Prek 3 ( Michele Zinocola ) 

Pre-K 3 is having a great time at school.  We are reviewing the numbers and letters we have learned this past school year!
We continue to practice our shapes, colors, days of the week, months of the year, weather, and seasons.
We are having fun singing “Five Speckled Frogs” and all our new songs!
We are working in our school books to review all our school lessons.
We continue to practice our manners, taking turns, sharing, and being kind to our friends.
We are having so much fun on the playground, the weather has been beautiful!
School is a great and exciting place to be!! The students have done a terrific job this past school year!!
Remember to wear your smile to school!

I Want to be a Doctor!

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Quartucci )

The children have very busy getting ready for Mother’s Day!  The things they told us about all of you were the sweetest things, as you will see. We look forward to seeing many of you at the celebration but understand if you can’t make it. Just remember to check your child’s backpack if you can’t attend. Hope that all of you had an amazing Mother’s Day, you deserve it.

Theme of the Week: Doctor/Nurse/Veterinarian

Letter: Review/lowercase

Books we will be Reading:
I Want to be a Doctor
Froggy goes to the Doctor
Doctor De Soto
Charlie the Ranch Dog: Goes to the Doctor
A Chair for my Mother

Projects:

  • Doctor ‘Tools of the Trade’
  • Community Helper Book
  • Veterinarian Dramatic Play activities
  • Doctor Bag
  • Community Helpers Roll and Color
  • Paper Plate Flowers using scissors

Math: skip counting/number writing practice 1-15

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk )

Hope everyone had a nice Mother’s Day!! Monday at 10:45 is our Mother’s Day brunch at school. Looking forward to a very special morning!!!

Theme of the week: Zoo animals

Letter of the week: Z

Books we will be reading:
– A Night at the Zoo by Kathy Caple
– The Baby Beebee Bird by Diane Redfield Massie
– Last Night at the Zoo by Michael Garland
– Zoo Ah-choooo by Peter Mandel
– Put Me In The Zoo by Robert Lopshire

Projects/Activities:

  • marble painted zebra
  • zig zag line tracing
  • zoo animal cage project
  • Put Me In The Zoo craft
  • zoo animal charades game
  • zoo animal patterns
  • making our own zoo in the classroom with blocks and animals

Math:
– We are continuing to practice counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy) 
We are excited to celebrate with our moms on Monday, May 15 at 10:45 AM for our brunch! If you have not signed up already please make sure you email The school or send a message on brightwheel as we have to have a headcount for food and beverages.
Regarding our lesson plans we will no longer be sending out a weekly breakdown since the last month of school is strictly review for this age group. Our goal is that every child in our class is able to identify the basic shapes, colors, numbers one through five as well as count one through 10. We have been reviewing a wide variety of letters and our songs which have helped them to retain the phonic sounds of each letter. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Five Speckled Frogs!

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )
We are making good progress on our alphabet and number review booklets. The booklets will be great for summertime review.

We are practicing our songs and poem for graduation and looking forward to our celebration.

We’ll use a balance scale, feathers, blocks, small toys, fruit and pompoms for a lesson on weight. Look for our worksheets that reinforce this lesson.

At circle time we’ll review and practice patterning ( with colorful stampers ) and sequencing with story cards.

We’ll review shapes and learn this poem

Shapes are Everywhere!
Shapes, shapes– look all around.
There are many to be found.
Pillows, books, beds and clocks,
Buttons, TVs, pizza, blocks.
Look down low; look up high!
Doors, windows, tables, pie!

We’ll make popcorn flowers and healthy snacks ( lady bugs with apples and raisins and butterflies with bananas and pretzels ).

Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola )
Pre-K 3 is having a terrific time at school!
We finished with the letter Z – our zebras and number zeros were so much fun to make!
We continue to practice our shapes, colors, numbers, days of the week, seasons, and months of the year. We are having fun singing “Five Speckled Frogs!”
We enjoy singing “Pat-A-Cake” while making shapes with our play dough!
We enjoyed our Mother’s Day Tea, we had a great time making our Mother’s Day projects.  Moms are so very special!!!
We will continue to review our letters and numbers.  We will work in our school workbook reviewing our lessons.
We continue to practice our manners, taking turns, sharing, and being kind to our friends.
We are having so much fun on the playground, playing with our friends outside is such a treat!
May is a great month and school is a great place to be!!  Summer will be here very soon!
Remember to wear your smile to school!!

Big Frank’s Fire Truck

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Quartucci)
We have made it to the letter Z!  We are so proud of how far the students have come since what seems like yesterday when we were introducing ‘A’.  We will continue writing letters A-Z in uppercase and lowercase and writing  words.  Name writing  practice will also continue.

Theme of the Week: Community Helpers: policemen and firemen.

Letter: Z
Books we will be Reading:
Big Frank’s Fire Truck
Officer Buckle and Gloria
Just me and my Mom
Put me in the Zoo
Curious George goes to the Zoo

Projects:
*Z is for zoo: art activity
*Matching tools to the community helper that uses them
*Zig-Zag tracing and cutting
*Mother’s/Grandma’s projects/gifts
*Number recognition and strengthening motor skills by playing ‘Put out the ‘Fire’
*Thank you activity for local community helpers

Math: skip counting

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk )

The children have been working very hard to prepare for their graduation show. We are so proud of them!!
Happy Mother’s day to all!! Enjoy your special day!!!

Theme of the week: Mother’s Day

Letter of the week: Y

Books we will be reading:

  • Clifford’s Happy Mother’s Day by Norman Bridwell
  • I Love You Mom by Iris Hiskey Arno
  • What Moms Can’t Do by Douglas Wood
  • A Present For Mom by Vivian French
  • Mother’s Day Mess by Karen Gray Ruelle

Projects/Activities:

  • lots of Mother’s Day surprises!!!!
  • yo yo paper plate craft
  • ordering yarn by size
  • painting with yarn

Math:

– We are working on counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s

Natasha Wing’s The Night Before Mother’s Day

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )

We are looking forward to the Mother’s Day Tea on Friday,  May 12 at 10:45!

We are busy making special gifts for our moms!

We are making good progress with our alphabet and number review booklets.

We’ll review numbers 1-20 with popcorn math.

We’ll review matching sets to numbers (1-20) with buttons, clothes pins and pompoms.

Look for our colorful name flower puzzles!

We’ll read Natasha Wing’s The Night Before Mother’s Day, Are You My Mother? by P. D. Eastman and Me and My Mom by Alison Ritchie.

Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola)
Pre-K 3 is having a great time at school!  The year is going by so quickly!
We finished the letter Y – our yaks and yellow yarn projects were so much fun.
We continue to practice our colors, shapes, numbers, days of the week, and months of the year.
We will review what to wear in the spring and summer seasons.
We will begin the number 10 and then review our numbers 1 through 10.
We will continue to work in our alphabet and number review workbooks.
We will work on the letter Z and review our letters A to Z.
We continue to practice our manners, taking turns, sharing, and being kind to our friends.
We will celebrate Mother’s day on Friday with our very special guests!
Outside play is so much fun – we enjoy playing with our friends on the playground!
May is a great month and school is a great place to be!
Remember to wear your smile to school!!!