Stellaluna

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
The beginning of the year has been going great!!! The class has been doing great writing their names and learning their address and phone numbers. I am so proud of each of them!!!!

Theme Of The Week:
– Winter

Letter Of The Week:
– Reviewing Letters A-M

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Stellaluna”
– “Chilly Catches A Cold”
– “The Snowman Storybook”
– “The Secret Of Snow”
– “The Mitten” (a different version of the classic)

Songs We Will Be Singing:

– Winter Warm Up
– Winter Song
– Where Will It Land?
– Look Out My Window

Projects And Activities:
– Review Worksheets
– Snow Owl
– Making A Snow Globe
– Making a cave with bears hibernating in it 🙂
– Painting with a small part of a pine tree

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk )

Theme of the week: Animals in winter

Letter of the week: N

Books we will be reading:

– The Napping House by Audrey Wood

– Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells

– Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

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

– Geoffrey Groundhog Predicts The Weather by Bruce Koscielniak

Projects/Activities:

– workbook letter N

– letter N page of our alphabet book

– Ninja Turtle craft

– hibernating bear project

– bear roll and stamp game to review the numbers 1 – 6

– polar bear painting

– Groundhog’s Day activities- stick puppet, dot to dot, and poem
Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy ) 

Letter of the week: Y

Some books we will be reading:
Extra yarn by Mac Barnett
See the yak by Charles King
Yawn by Nick Sharette

Some projects we will be doing:
The Y with yarn
Yellow Y with a variety of yellow items
Y is for yo yo

Health skill: for dental health awareness month we will start talking to the children about what we use our teeth for. Some examples eating, biting, saying sounds, chewing, smiling etc. we will also be learning how to care for our teeth and we will have a dentist visiting us the day of our party on February 14 reinforce what we have been learning about.

Octopus

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds ) 

We’ll make octopus, owl and colorful orange art projects this week. We’ll practice making Os and zeros and use different size and color ovals to make collages!

With fresh oranges and grapes will make delicious butterfly snacks!

We’ll review opposites and learn this short poem

Opposites

In and out
Up and down
Opposites are all around
On and off
Black and white
Right and left
Day and night!

At circle time we’ll count and sort bright-colored O- shape cereal, review letters A-O and numbers 1-15.

The children are very proud of the excellent progress they are making in their workbooks.

We’ll read Groundhog Day by Betsy Lewis and make paper bag groundhog puppets!

The Napping House by Audrey Wood


Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )

We’ll finish our M projects  (look for our mouse masks),review M words and review numbers 1-15 ( number recognition, counting and sorting) with M and Ms and mini marshmallows.

N is this week’s letter. We’ll make number collages and use newspapers to search for letters
and numbers.

At circle time we’ll review good manners and kindness to our friends with the Nice Jar!
With our name cards we’ll look  for letters A-Z.

We’ll have a lesson on hibernation. We’ll read Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson.

We’ll read The The Napping House by Audrey Wood and we’ll count the Ns we hear in the story.

We’ll learn It’s Nice to Have a Nose!

It’s nice to have a nose
To smell a lovely rose
To help you breathe or even sneeze
A nose helps, I suppose!

Little Penguins


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 

Hope everyone has been staying warm with this cold winter!!!

Theme Of The week:
– All About Ice

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Mm.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “A Shake And A Shiver.”
– “Little Penguins.”
– “Big Snow.”
– “This Place In The Snow.”
– “Bear In Long Underwear.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Mittens Feel So Nice
– Do You Love The Snow?
– Snowflake Song
– The Snowman Song

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Mm” worksheet

– Letter “Mm” alphabet sheet

– Igloos

– Snowflakes
– Ice Skates

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk )

Theme of the week: Winter Attire

Letter of the week: M

 

Books we will be reading:

– Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

– Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London

– The Mitten by Jan Brett

– It looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw

– The Hat by Jan Brett

 

Projects/Activities:

– workbook letter M

– letter M page of our alphabet book

– mixing primary colors to make new colors

– painting with marshmallows

– marble painted mittens

– winter attire coloring worksheet

– It Looked Like Spilt Milk paintings

– winter hat craft

– coloring mittens by size (small, medium, large)

– matching mitten patterns

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy ) 
Just a friendly reminder that we are closed Thursday and Friday for school conferences there be no lunch Bunch offered and all children need to be picked up no later than 12 noon thank you!

Letter of the week:Q

Some projects we will be doing:
Qtip flowers
Creating our own queen
The Q with different patterns creating a quilt

Some books we will be reading:
Quick quack quick by Marshall Arnold
Quilt makers gift by Jeff broom
If i were a queen

The Mitten

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Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
The kids are doing great practicing and remembering their addresses and phone numbers. I am SUPER proud of them!!! 🙂 Just a reminder we are closed on Monday. Enjoy your long weekend 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– Winter/Winter Attire

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Ll.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “The Mitten.”
– “Bear In Long Underwear.”
– “A Shake And A Shiver.”
– “The Three Snow Bears.”
– “Little Penguins.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Mittens Feel So Nice

– Do You Love The Snow?
– Snowflake Song
– The Snowman Song

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Ll” Worksheets
– Letter “Ll” Alphabet page

– Decorating Mittens

– Making Snowflakes

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk ) 
Theme of the week: Martin Luther King  Jr.

 

Letter of the week: L

 

Books we will be reading:

– Martin Luther King Jr. Day by David F. Marx

– Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

– We’re Going On A Lion Hunt by Margery Cuyler

– Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney

 

Projects/Activities:

– workbook letter L

– letter L page of our alphabet book

– Martin Luther King Jr. discussion and coloring page

– paper plate peace sign project

– lion craft

– paint with Lego

– Lego patterns

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy ) 
Letter of the week: P

Some books we will be reading:
Three little pigs by James Marshall
Biggest pumpkin ever by Steven Kroll
Popcorn book by Tommy Depaula
Mouse paint!

Some projects we will be doing:
P is for popcorn
Mouse paint picture with primary colored paint
Winter mitten  A/B patterns

Math : we will be sorting different colored mittens grouping them by color then creating an A/B pattern from just two of the colors.

Mr.  Messy

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Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds ) 

This week’s letter is M. We’ll practice letter formation and beginning sound and name many M words.

We’ll make colorful masks, snowy mountain pictures and macaroni necklaces!

We’ll play with magnets, review measurement ( inches, feet and yards) and learn about money ( coins and value).

We’ll have a snowball ( marshmallow) toss– math number recognition and counting.

Old King Cole

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 

Hope everyone is staying warm in this cold weather!!

Theme Of The Week:
-Hibernation And Cold Weather Animals

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Kk.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Bear Feels Scared.”
– “Bear Wants More.”
– “Bear Snores On.”
– “Bear Feels Sick.”
– “Bear’s Loose Tooth.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– It’s Time To Hibernate
– Napping Critters
– Hibernation Song
– I Have What I Need
– Animal Dance

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Kk” paper
– Letter “Kk” alphabet page
– Making A Polar Bear
– Making A Penguin
– Making A Bear
– Making A Cardinal With Our Hand Prints

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk ) 

Theme of the week: K is for kindness

We will spend time this week discussing ways to demonstrate kindness to others and how to be a good friend.

Letter of the week: K

Books we will be reading:

– Old King Cole by Iza Trapani

– The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

– Kite Day by Will Hillenbrand

– Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

– The Ice Cream King by Steve Metzger

Projects/Activities:

– letter K workbook

– letter K page of our alphabet book

– key rubbings

– kite craft

– kite color by number

– Kool Aid painting

– rainbow trace letter K

– kindness journal page

– K is for king project

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy) 

Letter of the week: O

Some books we will be reading:
Oscar Otter by Nathaniel Benchley
An octopus followed me home by Dan Yaccarino
I have an olive tree by Eve Bunting

Some projects we will be doing:
Creating an octopus
The O with oats
Painting printed letter o with a tube dipped in paint

Math : we will continue to work on shapes as well as the number eight this week

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

Martin Luther King

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds ) 

We’ll finish our letter K projects and review the K sound and letter K words.
With kitchen utensils, we’ll play the What’s Missing?? game. The children love this game ( we play it with different shapes, puppets, stuffed animals, numbers and letters) and it challenges their focus and memory.

We’ll play ladybug math, paint with lemons and limes, practice writing the letter L and the L sound and identify many L words!

To learn about and celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr we’ll read Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King by Jean Marzollo. Look for our MLK craft!

With colorful M and Ms and white and brown eggs we’ll talk about diversity and equality and celebrate being caring and kind.

To review shapes we’ll identify the shapes we have in our class ( clock, windows, doors, tables etc.). We’ll reinforce this lesson with worksheet review.

Happy New Year Everyone – Church Quacker Loc

Prek 4 –  ( Adele Leeds ) 
Welcome back to school and Happy New Year!
We’ll welcome the new year and January with this poem:

January
January now is here
A fresh new start
For a whole new year!

The snow comes down
In the dark of night

When we awake
The world is white

In January when there’s snow
We get on our sleds
And away we go!

This week’s letter is K. We’ll make kangaroos and koalas and learn about their homes, food and habits.
Look for our colorful K kites!

At circle time, we’ll review letters A-J, numbers 1-15, the seasons, months of the year, days of the week, opposites and rhymes. We continue to work on manners, taking turns and encouraging our friends.

Using an empty tin can, crushed ice, water and salt we’ll make our own frost!

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

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Prek 4 –  ( Jennifer Ward )
Happy New Year Everyone!!! Looking forward to the New Year with everyone!!

Theme Of The Week:
– New Years

Letter Of The Week:
– We Will Be Reviewing This Week Letters A-J

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Happy Pig Day.”
– “George Catches A Cold.”
– “Please Let It Snow.”
– “Happy New Year.”
– “New Year’s Day.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Greet The New Year!
– Ring, Ring, Ring The Bells
– Happy New Year
– New Year’s Day

Projects And Activites:
– Letter Review Worksheets
– Practice Writing Letters A-J
– We Will Begin Practicing Writing Our First Names
– Handprints New Year’s Art Project
– Decorating A 2018 Sign

Spanish Topic:
– Clothes

Prek 3 – ( Jennifer Polesuk)

Welcome back!!! Hope everyone had a nice and relaxing holiday with their families!!!

We are coming back to lots of changes! It is a new month, a new season, and a new year!! We will be discussing all of these changes at circle time this week. We will also be learning our months of the year cheer. Please ask your children about it!

Theme of the week: Welcome to winter

Letter of the week: J

Books we will be reading:

– Jamberry by Bruce Degan

– The Jacket I Wear In the Snow by Shirley Neitzel

– Jellyfish by Judy Wearing

– Animals in the Jungle – Animal Show and Tell

Projects/Activities:

– workbook letter J

– letter J page of our alphabet book

– 2018 dot paint

– cup painted snowman

– find and dot the letter J

– jellyfish craft

– jungle project

– shape snowmen (review of circle, square, and triangle)

Prek 2 – ( Nellie Westpy )
I would like to take a moment to wish you all a very happy new year. We are delighted to start the new year with your children and continue the learning process alongside of you and your families ! In the first half of the year we introduce variety of concepts and letters to get your child(ren) used to the classroom setting. In the second half the year we begin to add on more structured learning time in order to have them ready by the end of the school year to move the next class. Please take the time to look at any notes that we write  on your child’s activities and ask any questions that you may have along the way. Below is the first weeks lesson plans. Thank you !

Letter of the week: N

Some projects that we will be doing:
The letter N with a variety of numbers
A birds nest made out of paper plate
The letter and with noodles

Some books we will be reading:
The best nest by PD Eastman
Napping house by Audrey Wood
Too much noise by Ann McGovern

Math skill: for the month of January every week we will be working on a variety of shapes, matching them, sorting them, and identification.