A House for Hermit Crab


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Quartucci )

Hope all is well with everyone and is getting ready for the holidays.  It’s such a fun time of year being with each other and giving. This week we will be:

Learning about the letter ‘H’,  recognizing it, writing it, naming H words, along with the following activities.

*Helping hands activity which involves children telling things they can do to be helpful. (Extra special time of year to learn more about helping others)

*We will also be learning about hibernation and do a bear hibernation project. ( Perfect to go with our health skill about why we need sleep) 😊

Books: The Little Red Hen, Harold and the Purple Crayon, A House for Hermit Crab

We will begin learning about our first December holiday: Hanukkah. Students will recognize menorahs, dreidels, latkes and gelt. We will play the dreidel game and make Menorahs with their hands.

Books: The Best Hanukkah Ever, The Chanukah Guest, I have a dreidel

For math we begin estimating. I will read the book ‘Ish’ by Peter Reynolds.  We will be doing a estimating project using cereal and our handprints. Students will also use mini marshmallows as manipulates for activities including ‘hot chocolate’ counting mats with numbers 1-10.

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk ) 

Welcome to December!

We will begin our holiday theme this week by exploring Hanukah!

Letter of the week: H and I

Books we will be reading:

  • Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
  • The Borrowed Hanukah Latkes by Linda Glaser
  • Hanukah Counting Book by Emily Sper
  • I Will Never Not Ever Eat A Tomato by Lauren Child
  • The Itsy Bitsy Spider by Iza Trapani
  • Ice Cream Everywhere by Marjorie Blain Parker


  • heart painting
  • marshmallow menorah
  • splatter art dreidel
  • igloo project
  • ice cream cone craft

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy )

We will be working on decorating our winter bulletin board this week and the children will be creating their own snowmen. We will also be working on our shapes for our math skills so please review them at home as well.

Letter of the week: M

Math skill: working on the shapes  circle,square,rectangle and triangle

Projects we will be doing:

  • Minion with paint
  • m with marshmelllows
  • M with macaroni

Books we will be reading :

  • The mitten by Jan Brett
  • Give a mouse a cookie by Laura Numeroff
  • Marshmellow by Clare Newberry