The Tiny Seed

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 

This week we are going to be planting some seeds during class and learning all about how seeds grow. We will also be doing a lima bean experiment with the Pre-k 3 class and see how roots grow out of a lima bean 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– Seeds/Flowers

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Xx.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “The Tiny Seed.”
– “The Bad Seed.”
– “The Carrot Seed.”
– “Oh Say Can You Seed?”
– “Flower Garden.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Dig A Hole
– The Flower Song
– Parts Of Plants
– Sprinkle, Sprinkle
– What Do Plants Need?

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Xx” Alphabet Page
– Letter “Xx” Workbook Page
– Painting Flowers With Forks
– Making Hyacinth Flower Craft
– Making A Dandelion
– Planting Seeds And Watering Them During Class 🙂

Prek 3 ( Michele Zonicola ) 
Hope everyone is doing well – finally , spring is here!!
The students are having a terrific time at school with all
our letter and spring activities!

Letter of the Week:
The Letter “Xx”

Projects and Activities:
Letter “Xx” – activities and worksheet
Letter ”Xx” crafts – Xx is for x-ray and xylophone
Letter “Xx” – largest objects
Letter “Xx” songs – “Xx” is in Fox, “Xx” is for X-Ray
Letter “Xx” books – “Fox in Socks” , “Hattie and the Fox”
Science project – lima beans , pumpkin seeds

Have a great weekend and remember to wear your smile to school!

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy ) 
Dear parents ,
It’s hard to believe but there are only seven weeks left of school! We have been working the past few weeks on a lot of review in regards to shapes, numbers, colors etc .For the most part the children who have been with us from the start of the year are doing fantastic with review which is so rewarding for us to see how much they have learned this year! We completed the alphabet last week and although we don’t expect children at this age to identify letters typically many of your children have already begun to do so. Each week we have a vocabulary bucket with a variety of items that start with the letter of the week which they have enjoyed tremendously. For the last seven weeks we will strictly be reviewing letters and working on numbers six through 10 along with hands on activities. Please see the activities for this coming week below :

Letter of the week: b

Some books we will be reading:
A bug, a bear, and a boy by David Mcpaul
The Bernstein bear b book
The grumpy bird by Jeremy tankard

Some crafts we will be doing:
Bunny project with cotton balls
Letter b with buttons
Numbers 6-8 with balloons

Kites to Fly

Prek 4  ( Adele Leeds ) 

We will celebrate and thank our moms at a Mother’s Day tea at school  on Wednesday May 9, 2018 at 10:45 am. Please join us for tea and treats! Wednesday, May 9, 10:45.

We are learning the songs for our end- of- year show, completing our workbooks, reviewing the alphabet and numbers1-20.
With colorful  manipulatives, we’ll explore greater than and less than.

With “paper earthworms” we’ll practice ordering by size.

Using our rice table, measuring cups and spoons and more, we’ll review measurement.

We’ll learn and illustrate this poem

May
May is the month
Of sunshine and flowers,
Birds in their nests
And one or two showers!

Games to play and kites to fly
Or just looking at the blue sky!
We could spend a year this way
If the year were made of Mays!!

10 Things I Can Do To Help My World

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
This week we will be talking about pollution, littering and about how we can recycle. We will also be showing the class some items that are recyclable and how they can be used again for something else. I will be bringing in a recycling box and the children will practice recycling items. Please feel free if you would like to send in some recycling items and we will use them during class time. Thank you 🙂 I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL week 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– Recycling and Littering

Letter Of The Week:
– We will be learning the letter “Ww.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “10 Things I Can Do To Help My World.”
– “Reducing And Recycling Waste.”
– “Why Shouldn’t I Drop Litter?”
– “The Pigeon Needs A Bath.”
– “The Pigeon Finds A Hot Dog!”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

– This Old Earth
– Recycling Song

– When We Recycle

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Ww” alphabet book page

– Letter “Ww” workbook page

– Making flowers with recycled items

– Painting with recycled items

– Making an Octopus out of recycled items

Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola)

Pre- K 3 is having a great time at school – we are learning so many new things and having fun with our friends!

Letter of the Week:
Letter Concept Review

Projects and Activities:
Letter Review – activities and worksheets, letter recognition
Math Concepts Review – counting, matching objects to numbers
Science – review water – sink or float

Letter Review Books and Songs – ABC song, Alphabet Under Construction, ABC Dinosaurs

Have a great weekend, enjoy the beautiful weather, and remember to wear your smile to school!!

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy ) 

Letter of the week: z

Some books will be reading:
Zero hero by Joan Holub
Animal strike at the zoo by karma Wilson
Zoom zoom I’m off to the moon! By Danielle Carino

Some projects will be doing:
Zebra creature
The letter z with zig zags
Zoo mask

Math skill : counting / sorting
-we will be counting and sorting M&Ms by color then placing them on the matching Square.

From Seed to Plant


Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )

We’ll read From Seed to Plant ( Gail Gibbons ) and plant pepper and marigold seeds! We’ll place our pots in a sunny window and watch them grow!

We’ll begin work on our alphabet books; the children will bring them home in late May and use them for review.

The children are learning about consonants and vowels and how they work together to build words. We’ll practice CVC words– cat, hat, bat, tap, map, lap and more.

We’ll learn color words ( red, blue, yellow, green ) and number words ( 1-10 ).

Look for our colorful solar systems!

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

Wake Up, It’s Spring

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
he children have been doing AMAZING writing their first and last names by memory!!!! I have been so proud of them!!!! Their names, addresses and birthdays are also coming along GREAT!!! Graduation practice has offically begun and the class has been doing great learning their first song 🙂 I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL week 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– Spring and animals/bugs we see during the fall.

Letter Of The Week:
– We will be starting to learn the letter “Vv.”

Boook We Will Be Reading
– “Wake Up, It’s Spring”
– “Duckling Days”
– “Piggie Pie”
– “Clifford’s Spring-Up”
– “Chicks And Salsa”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Spring Is Here
– Five Little Flowers
– Springtime
– Spring Song
– Oh Mister Sun,Sun

Projects And Activities:
– Baby Birds And Nest
– Butterflies
– Handprint Caterpillar
– Baby Deer
– Letter “Vv” alphabet page
– Letter “Vv” workbook page

Prek 2 ( Nellie Leeds )
Letter of the week:  Y

Some projects we will be doing:
Yarn block prints
Creating our own yo-yo
y with yarn

Some books we will be reading:
Extra yarn by Mac Barnett
Yawn by Nick Sharette
Yes ? By Chris Braska

this week we will begin working on our Mother’s Day projects with our extra time!!

Celebrate Earth Day

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )

This week we’ll celebrate Earth Day ( April 22 ) with activities, lessons and crafts to learn about taking care of our world– keeping the earth clean and healthy for ourselves and all creatures. We’ll talk about reusing and recycling to keep the earth green! We’ll read The Earth Book by Todd Parr.

The children loved our successful traveling water experiment! We  watched red and blue mix to make purple! This week we’ll experiment with yellow and blue. The children were great observers and predictors!

We’ll finish the alphabet this week. Look for our zebras and zinnias!  We’ll snack on an edible zoo ( pretzel sticks and animal crackers )!

At circle time, we’ll review numbers 1-20, letters A -Z ( upper and lower case ), syllables, opposites and sequencing.

Little Quack’s Bedtime

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
Welcome Back!!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and Spring Break!! I am excited to see everyone again in class this week 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
-We will be talking about April Showers and also the characteristics of water. We will discuss the benefits of water for people, plants and animals and different ways/forms we can find water.

Letter Of The Week:
– We will be starting to learn the Letter “Uu”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Puddle”
– “Snow”
– “Splash, Splash”
– “Little Quack’s Bedtime”
– “The Rain Came Down”

Songs We Will Be Doing:
– “It’s Raining, It”s Pouring”
– “April Showers Bring….Mud”
– “Sounds Like Rain”
– “The Rain Song”
– “After The Rain”

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Uu” worksheets
– Letter “Uu” alphabet page and workbook
– Making raindrops
– Making a duck
– Making a thunderstorm

Spanish For The Month:
-Fruits *hoping if we talk about fresh fruit the warm weather will come 🙂

Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola )
Hope everyone enjoyed spring break!

Letter of the Week:
The Letter “Vv”

Projects and Activities:
Letter “Vv” – activities and worksheet
Letter “Vv” crafts – volcano , vase, and vegetable
Letter “Vv” – is for Valentine
Letter “Vv” – songs – Volcano , Violin
Cutting practice for fine motor skills
Number activities and review
Shape review
Books and stories with the letter “Vv”

Welcome Back!!
Have a great weekend and remember to wear your smile to school!

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

Some projects we will be doing:
Placing tape in the shape of an x and painting on it.
Xylophone projects
X-ray project with Q-tips and handprint

Some books we will be reading:
Moms x-ray vision by Angela McAllister
Jessica’s x-ray by pet sonada
Max abc by Rosemary Wells

Math skill: we will be sorting strips of different colored  and size papers for our xylophone project by color and size.

X for Xylophones


Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds ) 

This week’s letters are X and Y. Look for our X-ray pictures, miniature xylophones, yaks, wax paintings and yellow-yarn Ys!
We’ll practice letter formation, beginning sounds and identify X and Y words.

Weather permitting, we’ll walk outside and look for signs of Spring and play on the playground!
Playing letter matchup, we’ll review upper and lower case letters ( A-Z).
With Kix cereal, we’ll count and sort to review numbers 1-15.
Using water, food coloring, clear glass jars and paper towels we’ll watch water
“walk” from jar to jar and mix colors to create new ones ( yellow and red to orange and blue and yellow to green).

We’ll read A Gardener’s Alphabet (Mary Azarian) and It Looked Like Spilt Milk (Charles G. Shaw).