Pumpkin Harvest



Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )

This week we will be talking about fruits and vegetables that we harvest during the fall.

Theme Of The Week:
-Fall Harvest

Letter Of The Week:
– We will be introducing the letter “Dd” while also reviewing the letters “Aa”, “Bb” and “Cc”.

Books We Will Be Reading:
-“Farms and the world’s food supply.”
-“Pumpkin Harvest.”
– “Johnny Appleseed.”
-“Apples, Apples, Apples.”
-“Our Farm.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– It’s Harvest Time
– 5 Little Pumpkins
-The Apple Poem
– Harvest Song

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Dd” tracing worksheet.
– Letter “Dd” alphabet page.
– Making apples from cut up construction paper.
– Tasting red, green and yellow apples. Then talking about how they each tasted and make a graph on which one we liked the best.
– Drawing our favorite food we harvest during the fall.

Spanish:
– Family Members

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk)

Theme of the week: Let’s Work Together

We will spend time this week learning how to play nicely together and also to work as a team to clean up our classroom.

Letter of the week: B and C

Books we will be reading:

– The Three Bears by Byron Barton

– Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown

– Who Stole The Cookies From The Cookie Jar? by Christine Schneider

– The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

– Little Mouse and the Big Cupcake by Thomas Taylor

Projects/Activities:

– coloring letter B’s by size ( small, large, and the children will be introduced to the concept of medium)

– workbook letter C

– letter C page of our alphabet book

– caterpillar craft

– puffy paint cupcake project

– rainbow writing letter C

Math:

We are continuing this week to work on sorting by color and size, as well as making patterns using buttons.
Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy )

Letter of the week: D
Some projects we will be doing:
Dot  painting the letter D
Dirt drawings using plastic silverware to place dirt
Donuts

Math : using Domino’s in counting how many dots are on each then making a tower with them.
Baking : we will be making our very own donuts in our kitchen by cutting a hole in a biscuit and adding sugar and cinnamon!
Some books we will be reading:
Bernstein Bears go to the doctor by Stan Bernstein
Dinosaur alphabet book by Jerry Pallotta
Beginner dictionary by Philip Eastman

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )
This week’s letter is C. Look for our colorful caterpillar name craft. We’ll read Eric Carle’s
The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

We’ll make cats and carrots with uppercase letter Cs.
We’ll match numbered carrot tops and bottoms ( number recognition and order #s 1-12 ) and make a carrot patch!
With Cheerios we’ll sort, count and graph.

We’ll read Hocus Pocus, It’s Fall by Anne Sibley O’Brien and learn and illustrate

this fall poem.

Fall Leaves

I like sunshine
I like trees
I like dancing in the breeze
I turn orange
I turn brown
I go sailing to the ground
I am crisp
I can crunch
I get raked up in a bunch!

We did a good job with our first fire drill. We’ll practice the drills once each month so the children feel comfortable and safe with this precaution.

We walked outside ( two by two ) and had fun seeing birds, animals, plants and trees.

Should I Share My Ice Cream?


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
We have had a wonderful week talking about what makes a good friend. Just a friendly reminder that the field trip is this Wednesday September 27th.

Theme Of The Week:
-Let’s Share

Letter Of The Week:

-Introducing the letter “Cc” and also reviewing the letters “Aa” and “Bb”.

Books We Will Be Reading:
-“Should I Share My Ice Cream?”
-“Rainbow Fish”
-“Elmer And The Hippos”
-“That’s (Not) Mine
-“Sidney, Stella, And The Moon”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
-It’s Time To Share
-Sharing Song
-My Friends And I Like To Share
-I Will Be Kind

Projects And Activities:
-Letter “Cc” tracing worksheet
-Letter “Cc” alphabet page

-Spanish colors worksheet

-Making our own rainbow fish and discussing how great it is to share.

-Adding more cutting activities to practice our cutting skills

-Doing a “pass the ice cream” sharing activity while reading “Should I Share My Ice Cream?”

Math :
-Practice counting in English and Spanish
-Grouping items together by colors
-Talking about which group has more and which group has less

Prek 3 (Jennifer Polesuk)

This week we are continuing to work in our workbooks to practice writing the letter B. All of the children have been introduced to the correct grip for holding their pencil. Please encourage your child to use the correct grip when writing and coloring at home.

This Wednesday is the rescheduled date for our trip to Sun High Orchard.  Looking forward to a fun time and hoping the weather cooperates!

Theme of the week: Let’s Share

The focus this week during play time will be on sharing and taking turns with our friends.

Letter of the week: B

Books we will be reading:

– Pete the Cat and The Wheels on the Bus by James Dean

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

– Elmer and the Butterfly by David McKee

– The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the BIG HUNGRY BEAR by Don and Audrey Wood

Projects/Activities:

– workbook letter B

– letter B page of our alphabet book

– Brown Bear, Brown Bear mini book and game

– butterfly painting craft

– Froot Loop bracelets

 

Math:

We will begin working on sorting and patterns. We will do this by working with counting bears. We will sort them by color and size, as well as use them to complete a pattern.

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy)

Letter of the week: C
Our objects in a bucket that we will be using: camera, cake, crown, car , camel and corn.

We will be provoking critical thinking through some yes or no question starting with a C some will be:
Can you carry clothes? Can you cook o’clock? Can you count cash? Can a cab clap?

Some projects we will be :

  • Cupcakes!
  • Corn painting by rolling the different size corn on the cob’s in a variety of colors and applying them to paper in the shape of a C
  • Create or own  Caterpillar
  • Cooking : creating our very own cupcakes using plastic silverware to decorate them and our imagination for the rest!
  • Math: we will be playing a movement game with a variety of letters and each time the child sees a C they are to clap and we are going to count our c’s

Some books we will be reading:

  • The counting book by Mitsu  Ano
  • Amazing cats by Alexandra parson
  • Bake the cake by Arthur Howard

B for Bee – Quaker Church Location

We’re getting to know each other and will begin using name cards this week to help the children recognize their names and their friends’ names.

At circle time we are practicing listening, waiting our turn and good manners. The children are having fun with calendar count, checking the weather and singing the days of the week and the months of the year songs!

This week’s letter is B. We’ll make bumble bees and birds. We’ll count and sort tiny colorful bears ( one-to-one correspondence ).

We are practicing letter ( A and B ) and number formation ( 1 and 2 ).Always start at the top! I’m working with the children to help with proper pencil grip and control.

We’ll search our letter box for all items beginning with B.

On the playground we’ll blow bubbles and toss balloons!

We’ll read Bear’s Busy Morning ( by Harriet Ziefert and Who Sank the Boat? ( by Pamela Allen ).

Biscuit’s New Friend


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 

We have officially finished our first week of school! We have been having so much fun learning and getting to know each other.

Theme of the week:
– Let’s Be Friends

Letter of the week:
– Introducing letter “Bb” and also reviewing letter “Aa.”

Books we will be reading:
– “Biscuit’s New Friend.”
– “Biscuit Finds A Friend.”
– “I Will Surprise My Friend.”
– “My New Friend Is So Fun.”
– “Bear’s New Friend.”

Songs we will be singing:
-Find A Friend
– Meet A Friend
– Friends 1, 2, 3

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Bb” tracing worksheet
– Letter “Bb” alphabet page
– Making a friendship tree using our handprints
-Making a friendship flower: Asking the students what makes a good friend and writing the words they say on the flowers petals. Having the students also practicing cutting out the petals themselves.
– With weather permitting: Going outside with the students and practice writing our “Aa” and “Bb” letters with side walk chalk.

Math:
– Practice copying patterns with different sizes and colored apples.
– Learning to group items together by similar colors and/or sizes.
– Practice counting with different by using objects in the room.

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk )
Parents: Please remember to send back your child’s empty folder each day. This way we can send home all of the hard work they do at school! Also I am trying to help the children learn some responsibility by taking out their folders in the morning and placing them on the yellow table in the classroom. Please encourage your child to do this each morning when you bring them to school. Thank you!
Also Wednesday is our field trip to Sun High Orchard. Looking forward to a fun morning!!

Theme of the week: Apples

Letter of the week: A

Books we will be reading:

– Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins

– Aliens in Underpants Save the World by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort

– Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing by Judi Barrett

– Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

Projects/Activities:

– workbook letter A

– coffee filter apple project

– apple core painting craft

– dot paint apple

Math: We will be working on identifying the numbers 1-10.
– matching sets of dots with the correct number

– apple puzzles matching numbers with the correct amount of seeds

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy)

Theme : lets  be friends

Letter of the week: B

Projects we will be doing:
Bubble blow
B w/ beans
Button match

Math: working with a variety of colors and shape buttons for the B. Our colors we will be focusing on are black and blue.

Alligators and Apples

Our first two days of this school year were fun; we are getting to know each other, learning our rules and routine, playing indoors and outside and enjoying project and story time.

This week’s letter is A. Look for our A projects ( alligators and apples )!

We’ll make appplesauce. I’ll chop the apples (children will add cinnamon and sugar and stir)and and cook the sauce at home and bring it back to share!

At circle time we’ll check the date and weather,  review  the days of the week and the months of the year, practice finger plays and poems and enjoy stories.

I’m looking forward to this year with your children.

All about me


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )

Theme of the week: All about me
Letter of the week: Letter Aa
Math/Science skill:

  • Sorting
  • Classifying/patterns by using colored apples

Some projects:
Drawing our own portrait by using a mirror. Starting our alphabet book by drawing something that starts with the letter Aa.

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy )

Theme- welcome/all about me

Letter :a

Each week we will work with different objects according to the letter of the week. During circle time the children will pass these objects around to promote vocabulary development and sense of touch.

This weeks objects will be the following: Apple/ants/alligator/angel/apron

Math : counting colored apples

Songs: T