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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).

Spring and Easter

We’ll celebrate Spring and Easter
on Wednesday 3/28 with a party, egg hunt and Easter/Spring craft.

This week’s letter is W. Look for our weather Ws, wagons, watermelons( math– counting seeds )and wiggly worms!
We’ll practice waving, wiggling, wobbling and winking!

This week we’ll read Whistle for Willie (Ezra Jack Keats), Henry’s Wrong Turn (Harriet Ziefert), The Night Before Easter (Natasha Wing), The Miracle of Easter( Jean M. Malone) and Spring is Here ( Will Hillenbrand).

Animals On The Farm

Prek 4 ( Jenniffer Wards )

This week we will be talking about how March comes in like a lion and out like a Lamb 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– March coming in like a lion… out like a lamb

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

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Animals On The Farm”
– “Sheep”
– “Lion vs. Rabbit”
– “When Lions Roar”
– “When Spring Comes”

Songs/ Poems We Will Be Singing:
– A Lion Or Lamb
– March
– Lions And Lambs
– In Like A Lion… Out Like A Lamb

Projects And Activities We Will Be Doing:
– Review Worksheets
– Making A Lion
– Making A Lamb
– Making A Lion Mask
– Making A Lamb Mask

Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola )
Pre- K 3 is having a terrific time at school , enjoying all our learning activities!!

Theme of the Week:
Healthy Foods

Letter of the Week:
The Letter “Uu”

Projects and Activities:
Letter “Uu” – activities and worksheet
Letter “Uu” craft – Uu is for umbrella , “Uu” is for underwater
Letter “Uu” project – spring shower picture , math patterns
Letter “Uu” song – “ Wheels on the bus go Up and Down”
Cutting practice for fine motor skills
Healthy food snack

Some books we will read:
Underground by Denise Fleming
Up above and down below by Sue Redding

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

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

Spring is Here

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds) 

We’ll celebrate the arrival of spring this week and learn this poem

Spring is Here!!

Spring is here.
Spring is here.
Goodbye snow.
Flowers grow!

Birds and bees,
Leaves on trees.
Hello Spring!
Hello Spring!

This week’s letter is V. We’ll make volcanos, vases and cold vegetable soup ( carrots, peppers and celery)!

With baking soda, white vinegar and red dye we’ll make an erupting volcano! With the baking soda, vinegar, blue dye and rice we’ll make the rice dance!

We’ll read Arthur’s Family Vacation ( Marc Brown ) and talk about vacations we’ve taken or plan to take. At circle time we”ll use a large map of the United States to help us plan where we want to go and then pack a bag with all we need to have fun!

Saint Patrick’s Day Crafts

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
This week we will be doing Saint Patrick’s Day crafts :)We have begun to practice writing our last names in class 🙂 The class has been doing great at remembering their address and phone numbers 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– St. Patrick’s Day

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “S”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “My S Sound Book”
– “Patrick”
– “Saint Patricks Day In The Morning”
– “Ireland”
– “St. Patrick’s Day”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– I’m A Little Leprechaun
– 5 Little Leprechauns
– I’m A Little Shamrock
– The Leprechaun Song
– Leprechaun

Project and Activities:
– Letter “S” Workbook Page
– Letter “S” Alphabet Page
– Making A Leprechaun
– Making A Shamrock
– Making A Rainbow

Math Skills:
We Have Been Working On Patterns And The Kids Have Been Doing Great 🙂

Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola ) 

Hope everyone is doing well with all this wonderful snow !!

Theme of the Week:
Healthy Foods
The Food Pyramid

Letter of the Week:
The Letter “Tt”

Projects and Activities:
Letter “ Tt” – activities and worksheet
Letter “Tt” craft – Tt is for tree
Letter Tt song – “ I’m a Little Teapot”
Cutting practice for fine motor skills
Food Pyramid activities

Some books we will read:
Cars and Trucks and Things That Go by Richard Scarry
Freight Train by Donald Crews

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

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy)
Due to the inclement weather we did not get to most of our lesson plans and projects last week so please refer back to last weeks email for this coming week.

Shamrock Bingo


Prek 4 (Adele Leeds) 

We’ll review letter T words and beginning sounds and finish our letter T projects.
We’ll also explore different textures and tastes.

This week’s letter is U. Look for our colorful umbrellas and under water seascapes!

We’ll use shamrocks for math ( number recognition and counting  #s 1-15 ) and letter identification, A-U.
We’ll play shamrock Bingo and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with shamrock cookies and green juice!

We’ll learn and illustrate this poem:

March

You are loud. You are noisy!
A blustery old chap.
You whistle, you moan.
You tear at my cap!
You howl, you scowl.
But March, you are fair.
Part lion,  part lamb
Now Spring is in the air!!

We’ll read The Wind Blew ( Pat Hutchins ) and challenge comprehension with a sequencing activity!

We’ll read It’s St. Patrick’s Day!(Rebecca Gomez) and Hooray for St. Patrick’s Day! ( Joan Holub ).

There Was a Little Turtle

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds ) 

This week’s letter is T. We’ll talk about transportation, travel, textures and tasting!

We’ll make tigers and tractors and learn and illustrate this letter T poem

T is for turtle

There was a little turtle
Who lived in a box.
He swam in the water.
He climbed on the rocks.
He snapped at a minnow.
He snapped at a flea.
He snapped at a mosquito.
And he snapped at me!
He caught that minnow.
He caught that flea.

He caught that mosquito.
But he didn’t catch me!!

Show and Tell is Wednesday 3/7.
Please ask your child to choose something beginning with the letter T to show and describe to our friends at circle time.

We’ve been enjoying the playground and hope to play outside each day, weather and temperature permitting!