Bees And Bugs

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
Just a few friendly reminders: We Are Closed On Monday For Memorial Day! Also graduation is June 7th at 7 pm at The Randolph YMCA.  I cannot believe that this is our last week of May!! This year has flown by so fast and I am truly treasuring everyday I have with each one of your children. This year has been a wonderful year and I have loved every single day 🙂

Topic:
– Bees And Bugs

Readiness:
– Rhyming

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “The Grouchy Ladybug.”
– “Honey Bees.”
– “The Very Clumsy Click Beetle.”
– “Bugs, Beetles And Butterflies.”

Songs/Poems We Will Be Singing:
– The Insect Song
– 5 Little Ladybugs
– Big Bugs, Small Bugs
– All Around My Yard

Projects And Activities:
– Rhyming Worksheets
– Workbook Pages Practicing Writing Letters
– Making A Ladybug
– Making Bees
– Making A Dragonfly
– Making A Bug Jar

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola ) 

The next two weeks are review weeks. We’ll review numbers, colors, shapes, ABCs, our names and our friends‘ names, opposites, positional words, rhyming words and our five senses.
We are working on end-of-the-year projects and Father’s Day surprises!
At circle time will play Alike and Different (comparing characteristics), Rolling Along (identifying the five senses) and Please Finish ( oral language development).

We’ll create an edible garden ( celery, grapes, bananas, strawberries, carrots and raisins and enjoy it at snack time!

Zoo Animals



Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
The children have been doing great learning their graduation songs!!

Weekly Theme:
– Zoo Animals

Readiness:
– Opposites

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Elmer.”
– “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See.”
– “Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear.”
– “I, Crocodile.”
– “The Lion’s Share.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– 5 Little Elephants
– 5 Little Monkeys
– If Your An Animal And You Know It…
– Let’s Go To The Zoo
– The Itsy Bitsy Monkey

Projects And Activities:
– Doing A Workbook Page Practicing Writing Letters
– Doing Opposite Worksheets
– Making A Handprint Monkey
– Making A Giraffe
– Making A “Elmer”
– Making A Parrot
– Making A Peacock

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds )
We’ll learn about Memorial Day and make American flags and star wreaths. We’ll make a special snack: an American flag of marshmallows, blueberries and strawberries!
With mini marshmallows we’ll play flag bingo (#s 1-10).

We’ll learn this song ( tune of three blind mice )
Red, white and blue
Red, white and blue
Stars and Stripes too!
Stars and Stripes too!
We celebrate Memorial Day
Each May, the American way
With red, white and blue!!

Look for our colorful number, shape and alphabet collages!

Caterpillar And Butterflies

Prek 4 – (Jennifer Ward )
Our pumpkin seeds have really started to grow. We will be sending them home this week so the children can plant them 🙂

Topic Of The Week:
– Caterpillar And Butterflies (Learning The Word Metamorphosis)
– We Also Just Got Some Caterpillars In So We Can Watch The Transformation 🙂

Letter Of The Week:
– We Have Finished The Alphabet So We Will Be Reviewing A-Z This Week

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”
– “Hurry And The Monarch.”
– “Butterflies And Other Insects.”
– “Butterflies And Caterpillars.”
– “Monarch And Milkweed.”

Songs And Poems We Will Be Doing:
– Butterfly Song
– The Butterfly Ballad
– 5 Little Butterflies
– Butterfly Poem

Projects And Activities:
– Letter A-Z Review Worksheets
– Practice Writing Letters In Our Workbooks
– Butterfly Outline Picture
– Coffee Filter Butterfly
– Butterfly Life Cycle Leaves
– Handprint Butterfly
– Caterpillar Painted With Sponges

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds )
Community Helpers Week!!
We’ll learn about firemen, police officers, doctors, nurses, mail carriers and more! We’ll play community helpers bingo and make police cars and handprint firemen!!
We’ll make and deliver mail to each other ( letter and name recognition), set up our own bakery ( number identification and less and more ) and community helper vehicle count ( #s 1-10 )!

The children are doing a great job practicing for the show!!

Mother’s Day


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )

Thank you again to everyone who donated all of the recycling items in last week!!! The kids have learned so much about recycling 🙂 Also a reminder this Wednesday is the Mother’s Day Brunch. Please let us know if you plan to attend if you haven’t yet 🙂

Topic:
– Mother’s Day

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Zz”

– Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Llama, Llama Misses Mama.”
– “Mama Rex And T.”
– “Dinosaur Vs. Mommy.”
– “Good Grief, It’s Mother’s Day!”
– “A Chair For My Mother.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– If You Love Your Mom And You Know It
– M-O-M-M-Y
– I Love Mommy
– I Love You Mommy
– Thank You, Mom

Projects And Activities:
– Letter Z Worksheets
– Letter Z Alphabet Page
– Letter Z Workbook Page
– Mother Day’s Surprises (shhhhhhh) 🙂

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola  )
We are working on Mother’s Day surprises and looking forward to the brunch on Wednesday May 8!
We’ll play “planting seeds” ( number recognition) and “ beautiful flowers “ (color recognition).

Workbooks ( Miss Michele has worked one-on-one with the children all year ) and alphabet review booklets will go home in backpacks soon. They are great for summertime review!

We’ll read  I Love My Mommy ( Sebastian Braun ), I Love My Mommy Because ( Laurel Porter- Gaylord ), Mama Loves You ( Caroline Stetson ), Mommies are for Counting Stars ( Harriet Ziefert ) and The Night Before Mother’s Day ( Natasha Wing ).

Show and Tell — Friday May 10 —  One toy or book beginning with either letters A, B or C.