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I’m A Little Snowman!

I’m A Little Snowman!


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
Just a friendly reminder that we will be having early dismissals on Thursday and Friday due to conferences. We will be having show and tell on Tuesday for the letter “O.” The children have been doing great with their phone numbers and addresses. 🙂 They have started to write their first names by memory and they are doing AMAZING!!!! 🙂 The children have been having so much fun with their are projects. If you can please stop by our room and take a look around. 🙂

There Of The Week:
– Snow

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “O”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– I’m A Little Snowman
– Hot Chocolate
– Winter
– Make A Snowman

Books We Will Be Reading:
– (TBD)

Projects And Activities:
– Letter O Worksheets
– Letter 0 Alphabet Page
– Letter O Workbook Page
– Making An Icicles Project
– Making A Snowflake
– Making A Winter Tree
– Making A Snow Storm In A Bottle 🙂
– Decorating A Snow Hat

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )
he children are really enjoying science activities with Miss Sharon. She used lots of dry spaghetti to show us strength/ support and light and heavy!
Thank you again to Jacqueline’s mom Kelly for spending time with us last Friday: we loved the snowman story, craft and marshmallow treats!
The children did a great job with a storytelling/ sequencing activity. I gave the children
three story cards and each child was able to order the cards appropriately and tell his /her story! This activity encourages critical thinking, sequencing skills and promotes sharing / speaking at circle time! We’ll try four-card stories soon.

This week’s letter is O. We’ll make octopuses , owls and paint/ stamp with oranges!
We’ll sort and count with colorful O cereal and have Oreos as a special treat!!
We’ll read Groundhog Day (Betsy Lewis), make groundhog puppets and learn this poem

My Little Groundhog
Here’s a little groundhog, furry and brown
He is coming up to look around
If he sees his shadow
Then down he’ll go
Then six more weeks of winter
Oh no!!

The children are doing great work in their workbooks and ABC books with Miss Michele !

Winter


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward)
Just a reminder we are closed on Monday due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. We will see everyone back on Tuesday 🙂 No show and tell this week because we will be reviewing our letters A-N. The class has been doing wonderful writing their first names 🙂

Weekly Theme:
– Winter

Letter Of The Week:
– Review Letters A-N

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “The Mitten”
– “Snowflakes Fall”
– “The Very Cold Freezing No Number Day”
– “Welcome”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– This Little Snowman
– Hot Chocolate Song
– Winter
– Make A Snowman

Projects And Activities:
– Review Letters Worksheets
– A Hot Chocolate Craft
– A Snowman
– Make Mittens
– Make Snowflakes

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )
This week’s letter is N. We’ll make nests and shiny nights and and Ns full of numbers!
We’ll make a number line with marshmallows (#s1-9) and do a number 9 search worksheet.
We’ll make colorful name puzzles ( the children are doing a great job identifying their names and their friends’ names!).

We’ll read Good Night Construction Site ( Sherry Dudley Rinker), No Nap ( Eve Bunting),The Napping House ( Audrey Wood) and The Best Nest ( P. D. Eastman ).

We’ll learn and illustrate this poem

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Which do you like
Best of all?
Winter’s cold
Summer’s hot!
Springtime’s green
Fall is not!
I can’t decide
I like them all
Winter, Spring, Summer Fall!

Animals That like The Cold Weather


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 

The class had so much learning about hibernation last week 🙂 We also loved welcoming our new friend in class Lilyana 🙂

Weekly Topic:

– Animals That Like The Cold Weather

Letter Of The Week:

– Letter “Nn.”

Books We Will Be Reading:

– “Puffling.”

– “Wish”

– “I Am Small.”

– “When I Grow Up.”

– “Forever.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:

– Animal Dance

– I’m A Little Penguin

– I Have What I Need

Projects And Activities:

– Letter N Workbook Page

– Letter N Alphabet Page

– Letter N Worksheets

– Polar Bears

– Penguins

– Cardinals

– Snow Owl

– Free Paint An Owl That Loves The Snow

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola ) 
We are looking forward to Pajama week — special stories and treats!
We’ll celebrate Martin Luther King’s life with a story, project and an alike and different lesson using brown and white eggs.

This week’s letter is M. We’ll paint with marshmallows, sort and count with M and Ms and have fun with magnets!

Together we’ll make a batter for muffins ( I’ll bake them at home and then we’ll share together).

We’ll make a letter M mouse and read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie!

Hibernation



Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )

I hope everyone had a great new year!!! 🙂 We will be having show and tell on Tuesday letter “M.” On Friday we will be practicing hibernating like bears do. Your child can bring in a stuffed animal to hibernate with. 🙂

Weekly Theme:
– Hibernation

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “M.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Bear Snores On.”
– “Bear Wants More,”
– “Hibernation.”
– Hibernation With Me.”
– “Bear Wants To Tell A Story.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Hibernation
– It’s Time To Hibernate
– Bear Is Sleeping
– Napping Critters

Projects And Activities:
– Letter M Workbook Page
– Letter M Worksheets
– Letter M Alphabet PAge
– Making A Bear Cave
– Making Bears
– Making Bear Footptints
– Making A Hedgehog
– Making A Raccoon

Spanish:
– Numbers

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )

We’ll review letters A-K, numbers 1-7 and finish our letter K projects.
On Monday January 6 Kelly Carella,Jacqueline’s mom, will visit our class to read a story and do a wintertime craft. We’re really looking forward to Kelly’s visit!
On Tuesday January 7 we’ll go to Candylicious for a lesson and craft!
This week’s letter is L. We’ll make lions ( painting with plastic forks ) and ladybugs on ladders.
We’ll sort and count with ladybugs and use lemons and limes for patterning and making lemonade and limeade ( sugar and water to measure and add! ).
We’ll learn  I’m a Little Ladybug ( tune of I’m a little teapot )

I’m a little ladybug, as you can see
I am a beetle, pretty as can be
I am brightly colored, red and black
Look at the pretty spots on my back!

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

Christmas

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
The class is so EXCITED to put their show on this Friday!! Just a reminder that Friday is a half day due to our winter break 🙂

The class has started to practice memorizing their first and last names and also their birthdays. 🙂

I hope that everyone has a Safe and a Very happy holiday!!! 🙂

Weekly Topic:

– Christmas

Letter Of The Week:

– “L”

Books We Will Be Reading:

– “Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer.”

– “Santa’s Stuck.”

– “Clifford’s Christmas.”

– Christmas Parade.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:

– Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

– Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

– Our Rudolph Song About His Different Colored Nose (The kids LOVE this song.)

– Christmas Lights

– Christmas Star

Projects And Activities:

– Letter L Alphabet Page

– Letter L Worksheets

– Letter L Workbook Page

– We Will Make Reindeer Food 🙂

– Free Paint A Christmas Tree

– Candy Canes

– Big Christmas Ornament

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds )

Michele, Jess and I wish you all a joyful and healthy holiday season! Love and best wishes in the New Year, and we look forward to learning and having fun together in 2021!

We’ll finish our holiday crafts and projects, play pin ( tape ) the ornament on the Christmas tree ( number and letter review ), explore a sensory stocking, do candy cane patterning and make reindeer food( oatmeal, raisins and Cheerios ).

We’ll read The Night Tree ( Eve Bunting ), The Night Before Christmas ( Clement Moore ), Bear Stays Up for Christmas ( Karma Wilson ), Snowmen at Christmas ( Caralyn Buchner ) and The Story of Christmas ( Patricia A. Pingry ).

See you at our show on Friday December 20, at 10 in our classroom!

Christmas

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
The class has been doing great with practicing for their Christmas show!! They are so excited to show everyone all the songs that they have learned. 🙂 We will have show and tell on Tuesday for letter “K.”

Weekly Theme:
– Christmas

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “K.”

Books We Will Be Reading:

– “Jingle All The Way.”
– “The Christmas Unicorn.”
– “Who Will Guide My Sleigh Tonight.”
– “Santa’s Snow Globe.”
– “Santa Cancels Christmas.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:

– Christmas Star
– Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
– 5 Little Reindeer
– 5 Little Bells
– Christmas Lights

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “K” Workbook Page
– Letter “K” Alphabet Page
– Letter “K” Worksheets
– Making A Surprise Christmas Ornament
– Christmas Trees
– Christmas Wreath
– Rudolph
– A Christmas Star


Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )

The children are doing a great job practicing the songs and verses for our holiday show!
We are making decorations for our classroom and gifts for our families.
We are talking about the birth of Jesus and his kindness and caring for all of us.
With Hershey kisses ( matching game ) we’ll review letters A-J and numbers 1-7.
We’ll make Christmas tree puzzles to review numbers 1-7!
Together we’ll decorate our class “tree” with colorful strings of lights ( shape, color, letter and number review!
We’ll practice this poem

This is Christmas
What is Christmas? We’ll tell you.
It’s putting love in all we do;
In our work and in our play
In our living every day
It is showing love for others
Fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers!

Jesus / The True Meaning Of Christmas

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 

I hope everyone had a WONDERFUL thanksgiving!! We will have show and tell on Tuesday for the letter “J.” The children have been doing great with putting their coats on by themselves and zipping them all by themselves also.  🙂 Please remember to replace your children’s extra clothes at school if you have not done so yet. Thank you 🙂

Weekly Theme:

– Jesus/ The True Meaning Of Christmas

Letter Of The Week:

– Letter “J.”

Books We Will Be Reading:

– “Itsy Bitsy Christmas.”

– “The Birth Of A Savior.”

– “Christmas In The Barn.”

– “Star Bright.”

– “The Christmas Path.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:

– My Dear Jesus

– Jesus Loves Us All The Time

– J-E-S-U-S

– Jesus Is My Friend

– Jesus Loves Me

Projects And Activities:

– Letter “J” Worksheets

– Letter “J” Alphabet Page

– Letter “J” Workbook Page

– Painting A Cross Picture

– Decorating An Angel And Putting Our Pictures On Them 🙂

– Making A Baby Jesus Ornament

– Making A Manger Picture

– Making A Handprint Picture Holding Baby Jesus With Poem

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola) 
This week’s letter is J. We’ll make jellyfish, jack-in-the-boxes ( shape review) and strawberry jam for a special snack!
We’ll sort and count jellybeans (1-8) and practice patterning with colorful jewels.

We’ll have Show and Tell on Thursday and Friday. Please ask your child to choose something beginning with any letter A through J.
We’ll learn and illustrate this December poem:

December

All the months go past
Each is like a guest
December is the last
December is the best!
Each has lovely things
Each one is a friend
But December brings
Christmas at the end!

We are practicing  for our show. The children are doing a great job and are looking forward to sharing their songs with you on December 20th!

Thanksgiving


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
Friendly Reminders: Please be sure to update your child’s extra clothes at school if you received a brightwheel message from me 🙂

Also, Wednesday is an early dismissal day due to the holiday. We are closed on Thursday and Friday.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. I want you all to know that I am so thankful that I get to share my day with all of your children. They are truly a blessing to have everyday!! 🙂

Topic Of The Week:

– Thanksgiving

Letter Of The Week:
– Due to The Short Week We Will Be Reviewing Our Letters (No Show And Tell)

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Turkey Trot

– Hello, Brown Turkey How Are You?

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “The Little Engine That Could, Saves Thanksgiving.”
– ” Winnie The Pooh’s Thanksgiving.”
– “Thanksgiving.”

Projects And Activities:
– Letter Review Worksheets
– Making An Native American Head Dress
– Making A Turkey For Us To Wear 🙂
– Coloring A Thanksgiving Day Picture

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )
We’ll celebrate Thanksgiving on Tuesday and Wednesday with a feast of fruit, cheese and crackers and corn muffins. On Monday we’ll measure and mix flour, cornmeal,  sugar, eggs and milk. I’ll take the batter home and bake the muffins for us to enjoy!

We’ll finish our Thanksgiving gifts and projects, play top the pumpkin pie ( math 1-6 )and make math flip books to review numbers 1-6.

We’ll read Llama Llama Gives Thanks (Anna Dewdney), The Night Before Thanksgiving ( Natasha Wing), One Big Turkey (Anne Vittur Kennedy),Pete the Cat The First Thanksgiving ( Kimberly and James Dean ), The Great Turkey Race ( Steve Metzger) and The Pilgrim’s First Thanksgiving (Ann McGovern).
Happy Thanksgiving!

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

Being Thankful

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
The children have been doing great with putting their coats on by themselves. We are also working on zipping them by themselves 🙂

If you received a brightwheel message from me, please be sure to update your child’s extra clothes at school due to the weather getting colder.

We will have show and tell on Tuesday for the Letter “Ii.”

Weekly Theme:

– Being Thankful/Thanksgiving

Letter Of The Week:

– Letter “Ii.”

Books We Will Be Reading:

– “Why We have Thanksgiving.”

– “Thanksgiving Day.”

– “This Is The Turkey.”

– “Thanksgiving;”

– “Clifford’s Thanksgiving Visit.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– The Turkey Trot (The Kids Love Doing This.)
– Hello, Mr. Turkey

– 5 Little Turkeys

Projects And Activities:

– Letter “I” Worksheets

– Letter “I” Alphabet Page

– “Letter “I” Workbook Page

– Making A Thankful Turkey

– Making A Thanksgiving Place mat

– Painting A Turkey

– Making A Cornucopia

– Making A Turkey Wreath

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola) 

This week’s letter is I. Together we’ll make an igloo ( with mini marshmallows ), make insects ( learn what they are, where they live, what they eat) and experiment with ice: what makes ice melt?
We’ll do a letter I search worksheet and practice writing the letter I.
At circle time we’ll create a colorful turkey ( color, letter and number review ) and use turkey feathers for a patterning activity.

We’ll paint with corn cobs and make mini Mayflowers!

We’ll read I Love Bugs( Philemon Sturges ), Bugs Are Insects (Anne Rockwell), Bugs, Bugs, Bugs ( Bob Barner ), T is for Turkey (Tanya Lee Stone ), The 12 Days of Thanksgiving ( Jenna Lettice ), The Story of Thanksgiving ( Nancy J. Skarmeas ) and The Pilgrims’ First Thanksgiving ( Ann Mc Govern ).

We’ll learn and illustrate this poem

Thanksgiving
First we give thanks for the food we are given
Then we give thanks for the houses we live in
Then we give thanks for the sun that shines above
But mostly we give thanks for the people we love