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).