100th Day of School

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 

This week is VERY EXCITING!!!!! We are going to be celebrating the 100th day of school on Tuesday!!!! 🙂 We will also be starting to practice writing our last names. I am very proud of the class, they have been doing great with writing their first names!!!! 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– Dental Health

Letter Of The Week:

– Letter “Pp”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Your Teeth”
– “How Many Teeth”
– “I Know Why I Brush My Teeth”
– “My Dentist”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Did you Brush?
– Healthy Teeth Tune

– Brushing Up
– If You’re Happy And You Know It Brush Your Teeth

– I Been Brushing With My Toothbrush

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Pp” Alphabet Page

– Letter “Pp” Workbook Page

– Making A Big Shiny Smile

– Healthy/Unhealthy Tooth Activity

– Drawing A Picture Of Ourselves Smiling

Prek 3 ( Michele Zinacola )
We would like to take a moment officially to welcome Michele Zinacola on board at this location . The kids enjoyed meeting her last week and we have an exciting week of activities planned to kick off this new start!

Letter of the week: Q

Some books we will be reading :
The queens feet by Sara Ellis
Quick, quick, quick by Marsha Arnold
The quilt makers gift by Jeff Brum
Little quack by Lauren Thompson

Some projects we will be doing:
We will be creating a queen from the Q with jewels
Making our very own quilt if a variety of paper patterns
Creating a duck after our “quack “book
Q-tip painting in the art room

fine motor skills: our students have made wonderful progress thus far however many are still struggling with fine motor skills so we will be working on activities to strengthen them over the next few weeks. For this week we will be printing the entire alphabet and having them dip a Q-tip in paint and tracing the letters.

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

Some projects we will be doing:
Using tape to fill in the Letter t (placement activity)
Tooth brush project
Transportation picture

Some books we will be reading:
Cars trucks and things that go by Richard scary
Duck in the truck by Jez Alborogh
Big truck little truck by Jan car
Freight train by Donald crew

Science skill: we will continue to learn how to care for our teeth and the chemical reaction that takes place when we don’t.

Fine motor skills : now that we are in the second half of the year we are working on activities that strengthen our students hands for fine Motor skill development. We will be tracing this week for the T over a variety of letters we have been working on.

Rainbow Fish

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds ) 

We’ll finish our letter Q projects and review letter formation, beginning sound and Q words.

Look for our rectangle robot and rainbow rain art projects!
We’ll name R words, practice the R sound and find many R words.

We’ll read Rainbow Fish (Marcus Phister) and Rabbits and Raindrops (Jim Arnosky).

We’ll build a food pyramid and learn about the healthy foods and good nutrients we need to keep our bodies healthy and strong! We’ll read Lizzy Rockwell’s Good Enough to Eat.

What Is Valentine’s Day?

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
This week we are going to be celebrating Valentine’s Day!!! If you wish, please have your child bring in Valentines on Wednesday for their classmates 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– Valentine’s Day

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Oo”

Books Ww Will Be Reading:
– “Arthur’s Valentine”
– “Arthur’s Great Big Valentine”
– What Is Valentine”s Day”
– “Clifford, We Love You”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Making Valentine’s
– Our Valentine
– Who Will Be My Valentine
– If You Love Me And You Know It
– Happy Heart Day

– I’m a Little Valentine

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Oo” worksheets
– Letter “Oo” alphabet page

– Valentine’s Day Bags
– Valentine Bumble Bees
– Valentine Dinosaurs

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk )
Weekly theme: healthy hearts and teeth

Letter of the week: P

Some books we will be reading:
Three little pigs by James Marshall
If you give a pig a pancake by Laura Numeroff
Pete’s pizza by William Steig

Projects we will be doing:
Making and baking our very own pizzas in the kitchen!
Potato painting prints
The P with popcorn
Valentine projects

Science Skill : Learning about caring for our teeth and how chemical reactions take place and affect hygiene.

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

Some books we will be reading:
Go! Go! Stop by Charlie Harper
Stella by Marie Gay
How to catch a star by Oliver Jeffers

Some Projects we will be doing:
Creating a snail from a paper plate and paint
Making an S from construction paper
Creating a golden sun

Find motor skills: we will be working with molded sand this week to strengthen our hands and create a S with it

Valentine’s Day

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )

Our Valentine’s Day party is on Wednesday 2/14. We’ll share Valentine cards, enjoy a special snack and make a Valentine craft!
After our party on Wednesday 2/14, Dr. Ross ( dentist ) will visit us and present a lesson on dental health! We’re looking forward to Dr. Ross’s visit.

We’ll make Valentine name puzzles and do heart number match (#s 1-15).

We’ll practice letter Q formation, make colorful ( with paint )Q-tip Qs and name as many Q words as we can!
We’ll learn and illustrate this Q poem

Quiet

A cloud is quiet,
Feathers are, too!
A rabbit is quiet.
Tell me, are you?

We’ll celebrate Presidents’ Day with projects and  books ( Take the Lead, George Washington by Judith St. George and I am Abraham Lincoln by Brad Meltzer).

Pass the Potato Game

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds ) 

We are looking forward to our Valentine party on Wednesday February 14! We’ll exchange Valentine cards, make a special Valentine craft and share Valentine snacks and treats!

We’ll make Valentine mailboxes and create pretty decorations for our classroom!

This week’s letter is P. Look for our pineapples,parrots and penguins!

We’ll play “pass the potato”( beginning sounds and letter and number recognition).

With colorful popsicle sticks we’ll count, sort and graph.

We’ll read Polar Bear,Polar Bear, What do you Hear ( Eric Carle ),Valentine Friends ( April Jones Prince) and I Need a Valentine (Harriet Ziefert).

A Healthy Heart


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )

I can’t believe that January is already over!!! We have a lot of fun things planned for February 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– A Healthy Heart

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Nn”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Staying Healthy”
– “The Circulatory System”
– “My Heart”
– “Me And My Amazing Body
– “My Body, Your Body”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Heart Basics
– I Have A Pump
– 5 Little Hearts
– My Heart

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Nn” Worksheets

– Letter “Nn” Alphabet Page

– Hand Print Heart
– Coloring In And Learning About Parts Of Our Heart

– Doing An Outline Of A Heart
– Coloring A Heart And Saying Things We Love

Spanish For The Month:
– Shapes

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk ) 

Theme of the week: Getting ready for Valentine’s Day

Letter of the week: O

Books we will be reading:

– Olivia by Ian Falconer

– Good Night Owl by Greg Pizzoli

– Owen by Kevin Henkes

– Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier

– On Top Of Spaghetti by Paul Brett Johnson

Projects/Activities:

– Workbook letter O

– letter O page of our alphabet book

– owl handprint craft

– special Valentine’s Day projects

– painting O’s with different objects

– using reinforcements (O’s) to review numbers 1-10

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

Books we will be reading:
Little red riding hood by James Marshall
Rain by Robert Calen
Rainbow of my own by Don Freeman

Some projects we will be doing:
Creating a red rose out of red tissue paper
Making our own rabbit puppet
Putting together a rainbow with a variety of m&ms

Math skill: sorting the M&Ms by color and counting each group.