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The Thank You Book

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
I cannot believe that it is the end of the year already!!! Graduation is coming up on June 13th and it will be here before we know it! A reminder that we are having practice at the Quaker Church Location on Wednesday. If your child is part day and doesn’t eat lunch at Little Promises please drop them off and pick them up at that location on Wednesday June 6th. I want to take a moment and say thank you to all the parents for letting Melissa and myself spend the day with your child. This first year for myself has been AMAZING and your children have been a blessing for me to have. I have enjoyed each and every single day!!!! Melissa and myself talk about how lucky we were to have such a wonderful class 🙂

This is our last weekly theme of the year. This week we will be doing some review of the letters, keep practicing writing our first and last names, we will be discussing opposites and will be doing some fun summer art projects :)Your child’s alphabet workbook will be going home this week :)Please be sure to keep practicing over the summer 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– Summer

Letter Of The Week:
– Reviewing Our Letters A-Z

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “The Thank You Book.” (Elephant And Piggie Book)
– “I Will Take A Nap.” (Elephant And Piggie Book)
– “If You Take A Mouse To School.”
– “Rocket Writes A Story.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Ice Cream
– Do You Know The Ice Cream Man?
– Bright And Sunny Sun
– In My Swimming Pool

Projects And Activities:
– Make An Ice Cream Cone (Art Project)
– Make Lemonade (Art Project)
– Make A Hot Air Balloon ​

Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola ) 
Pre – K 3 is having a great time at school – we are learning so many new and exciting things in class!!  We are having so much fun with our friends on the playground!  I cannot believe the end of the school year is here.  It has been a pleasure and a privilege to be your child’s teacher these past few months.  They have done a tremendous job in getting ready for Pre-K 4
I wish your families a fun-filled Summer!!!
Letter of the Week:
Letter Concept Review
All through the school year, our students have spent time exploring letters of the alphabet through different
kinds of educational and fun activities.  We will continue working on our letter review.

Projects and Activities:
Letter Review – activities and worksheets, letter recognition, letter tracing, writing
Math Concepts Review – counting, matching objects to numbers, number review
Color and Shapes – review shapes and colors
Letter Review Books and Songs – ABC songs, Alphabet books
Have a great weekend and remember to wear your smile to school!!

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy ) 

This will be the last newsletter of the year that will go out. Next week is our last full week of school. For The remainder of time left we will be continuing reviewing shapes, numbers, letters, and colors . We thank you again for entrusting your precious gems with us!

Way Down Deep In The Deep Blue Sea


 
Prek 4 ( Jennifer Wards )
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: ***Graduation is coming up in just a few short weeks and Miss Nellie would like to do a practice at the QUAKER CHURCH LOCATION ON JUNE 6TH**** All full time children will be transported to and from the facility. If your child only comes in the morning on this day, please drop off and pick up your child from QUAKER CHURCH ON JUNE 6TH.

Theme Of The Week:
– The Ocean And The Animals Who Live In It

Letter Of The Week:
We are still going to be reviewing our letters A-Z again this week and we will also be learning about rhyming words.

Books We Are Going To Be Reading:
– “Way Down Deep In The Deep Blue Sea.”
– “Shhh! The Whale Is Sleeping.”
– “The Stormy Whale.”
– “Little Quack’s Hide And Seek.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Five Little Fish
– An Orange Octopus
– Take Me Out To The Ocean
– One, Two, Three Little Fishes

Projects And Activities:
– Make An Ocean
– Jellyfish
– Crab
– Shark

Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola ) 

Pre – K 3 is having a great time at school – we are learning so many new and exciting things at school!!  We are having so much fun with our friends on the playground!

Letter of the Week:
Letter Concept Review
All through the school year, our students have spent time exploring letters of the alphabet through different
kinds of educational and fun activities.  We will continue working on our letter review.

Projects and Activities:
Letter Review – activities and worksheets, letter recognition, letter tracing, writing
Math Concepts Review – counting, matching objects to numbers, number review
Color and Shapes – review shapes and colors
Letter Review Books and Songs – ABC songs, Alphabet books
Happy Memorial Day!

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy )
Review letter of the week:T

Some projects we will be doing:
“ thumbody loves you “ thumbprint painting project
Creating a traffic light
T  with triangles

Some books we will be reading :
One tiny turtle by Nicola Davis
Things that go by Richard scary
Big truck little truck by Jan Carr

Math skill: 10 ways to make a T: we will be using a variety of 10 objects to make the letter T . Some of these will be cut out triangles, teddy bears, tic tacs.

Please continue to review with your children shapes, numbers one through 10 and colors

I Love Bugs (Philemon Sturges)

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds ) 

Please send to school a photo of your child. We will be using the photos for a special project!
Thank you!

With  colorful paints and plastic forks we’ll create beautiful summer time pictures!

We’ll read I Love Bugs (Philemon Sturges),  Bugs ! Bugs ! Bugs ! (Bob Barner), What Do Insects. Do? (Susan Canizares and Pamela Chanko) and Natasha Wing’s The Night Before Kindergarten.

Look for our beehives; we’ll use Honeycomb cereal!

We continue practicing for our show and reviewing all we’ve learned this year!

We Will Say Thank You on Memorial Day

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds ) 

We’ll celebrate Memorial Day with stories, crafts and an edible American flag ( blueberries, strawberries and marshmallows)!

We’ll learn and illustrate this butterfly poem

First comes a butterfly
Who lays an egg
Out comes a caterpillar
With many legs
Oh see the caterpillar
Spin and spin
A little cocoon to sleep in
Oh, oh, oh look and see
Oh, oh, oh look and see
Out of the cocoon, my oh my
Out comes a pretty butterfly!!

We’ complete our workbooks and alphabet review booklets.

Little Quack’s New Friend



 
Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
We have finished the alphabet 🙂 Our alphabet books will be going home this week 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– Zoo Animals

Letter Of The Week:
– We Will Be Reviewing Letters A-Z This Week

Books We Will Be Reading:
–  “Little Quack’s New Friend.”
–  “Animal Strike At The Zoo.”
–  “Let’s Go For A Drive.”
–  “ Is Your Mama A Llama.”
–  “ Does A Kangaroo Have A Mother, Too?”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Elephants
– Five Little Monkeys
– Late At Night
– The Jungle Song
– Sally The Camel Has 5 Humps

Projects And Activities:
– Letter Review Sheets
– Making Zoo Animals:
– Panda
– Elephant
– Peacock
– Reading “Put Me In The Zoo” And doing a special craft!!

Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola)

Pre – K 3 is having a great time at school – we are learning so many new and exciting things at school!!

Letter of the Week:
Letter Concept Review
All through the school year, our students have spent time exploring letters of the alphabet through different
kinds of educational and fun activities.  We will continue working on our letter review.

Projects and Activities:
Letter Review – activities and worksheets, letter recognition, letter tracing, writing
Math Concepts Review – counting, matching objects to numbers, number review
Color and Shapes – review shapes and colors
Letter Review Books and Songs – ABC song, Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom

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

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy)

Review letter: I

Some projects we will be doing:
Inchworm with the letter I
Painting with frozen paint sticks in the art room
Creating insect plant holders

Books we will be reading:
I spy with my little eye
I loved you before you were born by Greg shred
Inchworm and a half by Eleanor priczes

Science skill: we have discussing the season of spring during circle time and that insects live outdoors. We will be creating insect plant holders so you can continue the lesson at home and watch them grow.

In The Tall, Tall Grass

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward) 
I can’t believe this week we will be finishing up the letters in the alphabet!! Our pumpkin seeds in the classroom are starting to sprout 🙂

Weekly Theme:
– Bugs, Butterflies, Insects

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Zz.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “In The Tall, Tall Grass.”
– “Diary Of A Fly.”
– “Diary Of A Worm.”
– “Miss Spider’s Tea Party.”
– “Clara Caterpillar.”

Songs And Poems We Will Be Doing:
– Butterfly, Butterfly
– Five Little Ladybugs
– Five Little Butterflies
– Busy Honey Bees

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Zz” alphabet page
– Letter “Zz” workbook sheet
– Making Bumble Bees
– Making Ladybugs
– Making Butterflies

Spanish Of The Month:
– Vegetables

Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola ) 

Hope everyone is doing well – the students are having a great time at school!
The Mother’s Day Brunch was so much fun!  It was a wonderful time and we
enjoyed having all our moms at school!

Letter of the Week:
The Letter “Zz”

Projects and Activities:
Letter “Zz”  -activities and worksheet
Letter “Zz” crafts – Zz is for zebra,  Zz if for sleeping Z “z,z,z,z”
Letter “Zz” songs – Zz is for Zoom,  Zz is for Zipper
Letter “Zz” books –“ Put Me In The Zoo”, “ If Anything Ever Goes Wrong At The Zoo”
Math – counting, match the number

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

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy ) 
Review letter of the week: P

Some projects we will be doing:
Creating a pig
The P with pasta
Popcorn picture

Some books will be reading:
One potato two potato by Cynthia Defelice
Peter’s pizza I Williams steig
Poppleton by Cindy rylant

Science skill : having the children touch and feel the kernels then bringing in a popcorn maker to have pop in front of them to see how it opens and expands!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )
We’ll read  The Very Hungry Caterpillar ( Eric Carle ) and create caterpillars and butterflies! We’ll snack on edible butterflies ( pretzels, oranges and strawberries).

To challenge our observation and predicting skills, we’ll place a raw egg  in a  plastic container filled with vinegar. Over two to three days the vinegar should slowly dissolve the calcium shell and the egg will look and feel like a balloon filled with jelly!

I’ll fill a jar with plastic insects and ask the children to estimate how many.
We’ll use goldfish ( pretzel, cheese and plain) to sort, count and graph!

We are finishing  our workbook pages and  our alphabet review books!
We are enjoying learning our songs for graduation!

Biscuit Loves Mother’s Day


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Wards )
This week we will be discussing Mother’s Day and how much we LOVE our Moms :)Reminder: We have our Mother’s Day Tea for Mom’s on Friday May 11th 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– Mother’s Day

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Yy”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Biscuit Loves Mother’s Day.”
– “The Mother’s Day Mice.”
– “Llama, Llama, Red Pajama.”
– “You Are My I Love You.”
– “Arthur’s Baby.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– I Love You Mommy
– If You Love Your Mom And You Know It
– I Know Someone Special

– Mother’s Day

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Yy” workbook page

– Letter “Yy” Alphabet page

– Projects For Mom (It’s A Secret *:) happy)

Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola )
Hope everyone is doing well – the students are having a terrific time at school with all
our letter and spring activities!!  Our Hands On Lima Bean Experiment was so interesting,
we are waiting for our plants to grow!
The playground has been so much fun playing with our friends!
We are looking forward to our Mother’s Day Brunch!!

Letter of the Week :
The Letter “Yy”

Projects and Activities:
Letter”Yy” – activities and worksheet
Letter “Yy” crafts – Yy is for yarn, Yak, and Yo-Yo
Letter “Yy” song – “Yankee Doodle”
Letter “Yy” books – “Little Blue and Little Yellow , “The Big Yawn”
Letter “Yy” snack – yogurt
Science project – planting pumpkin seeds
Math project – counting and sorting, match the number

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

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy )

Review letter of the week:M

Some projects we will be doing: mothers day projects
mouse
marshmellows on a M

Math skill: patterns- using different colored marshmellows and creating A/B pattern with them

Some books we will be reading:
If you give a moose a muffin
Millie gets mail
Minnie mouse adventures

Additionally, we are completing our final assessments for the month of May so please contact us with any questions you may have.

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

Me and My Mom ( Alison Ritchie )


Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )

Our Mother’s Day Tea is Wednesday, May 9 at 10:45 am. Please join us to celebrate and thank our moms!

We  are busy making our Mother’s Day gifts and cards!

We’ll review the water cycle ( collection, evaporation, condensation and precipitation ) and learn how clouds make rain using water, shaving cream and blue food coloring!

We are working on our alphabet review books and finishing our workbook pages.

We’ll read Me and My Mom (Alison Ritchie), I Love My Mommy (Sebastian Braun), I Love My Mommy Because… (Laurel Porter-Gaylord), Mommies are for Counting Stars (Harriet Ziefert), Mama Loves You (Caroline Stutson) and My Mommy and Me (Laura Trayser).

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