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Dental Health

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
Just a reminder we are closed on Monday for President’s Day! We also will be celebrating the 100th day of school on Thursday February 21st. Please remember to keep practicing at home their phone numbers and addresses. 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– Dental Health

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Qq.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Bear’s Loose Tooth.”
– “We Need Dentists.”
– “Dentist’s And What They Do.”
– “I Lost My Tooth.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Healthy Teeth
– Did You Brush?
– If You’re Happy And You Know It Give A Smile
– Got My Toothpaste, Got My Brush

Projects And Activities:
– Letter Q Worksheets
– Letter Q Alphabet Page
– Letter Q Workbook Page
– Making A Healthy Tooth
– Making A Un-Healthy Tooth
– Making A BIG Sparkly Smile
– Activities For The 100th Day Of School

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )
This week’s letter is S. Miss Jess is creating outer space projects with the children. The projects will be on display at our open house on Saturday, February 23rd.

We’ll make suns and snakes, play “I Spy” in our classroom and outside ( weather permitting) and snack on strawberries.

We’ll play Simon Says Stretch and paint with string!

We are working in our workbooks and alphabet review books ( practicing proper grip and control).

We’ll read There’s No Place Like Space (Tish Rabe) and Little Miss Somersault ( Roger Hargreaves).
Adele Leeds
Michele Zinicola

Valentine’s Day



Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
The children have been doing great writing their names! Just a few reminders we are closed on Friday the 15th and Monday the 18th for President’s Day and our Valentine’s Day Party is on Wednesday 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– Valentine’s Day

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Pp.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Clifford’s First Valentine’s Day.”
– “Franklin’s Valentine’s.”
– “Valentine Mice.”
– “Arthur’s Valentine.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– I’m A Little Valentine
– I Like Hearts
– Five Little Hearts

Projects And Activities:
– Letter P Workbook Page
– Letter P Alphabet Page
– Letter P Worksheets
– Making Valentine’s Day Bags
– Making Valentine Elephants
– Making A Heart “Person” Valentine
– Free Painting A Heart Picture

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )
This week’s letter is R. We’ll make rainbows, trace Rs, search for rectangles is our room, practice rhyming and snack on raisins and rice cakes!

On Wednesday Dr. Fusco will visit to talk to us about healthy teeth. Also on Wednesday, we’ll celebrate Valentine’s Day with special snacks and crafts!

We’ll learn this Valentine song ( same tune as I’m a Little Teapot )
I’m a little valentine
Red and white
With ribbons and lace
I’m a beautiful sight
I can say “I love you”
On Valentine’s Day
Just put me in an envelope
And give me away!

With Valentine candy hearts we’ll practice sorting and counting.
With “broken hearts” we’ll match numbers (1-10), letters (A-R) and our names!
We’ll read these books:

The Night Before Valentine’s Day (Natasha Wing)
The 12 Days of Valentine’s (Jenna Lettice)
Valentine Friends ( April Jones Prince)
I Need a Valentine (Harriet Ziefert)
Rainbow Fish (Marcus Phister)

Healthy Heart


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
I cannot believe that it is already February!!! The class has been doing great at writing their first and last names and also practicing their names, address and phone numbers 🙂 Hope Everyone Is Having A Wonderful Week 🙂

Weekly Theme:
– Healthy Heart

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Oo.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “In My Heart.”
– “Thump-Thump.”
– “My Heart.”
– “Splat The Cat.”
– “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Heart Basics
– 5 Little Hearts
– Hearts Poem

Projects And Activities:
– Letter O Worksheets
– Letter O Alphabet Page
– Letter O Workbook Page
– Making A Felt Heart
– Making A Thumbprint Heart
– Making A Heart Tree
– Making A Symmetry Heart
– Making A Hanging Heart

Spanish Of The Month:
– Clothes

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds , Michele Zinicola )
We’ll review letters A-P and numbers 1-10.
This week’s letter is Q. We’ll make queens and quilts and paint with Q-tips!
We’ll read Quick, Quack, Quick ( Marsha Arnold ) and Quack ( Phyllis Root ).

We’ll make edible snowmen for a special snack: apples, pretzel sticks and mini chocolate chips!

Together we’ll learn this poem:

Chubby Snowman
There was a chubby snowman
And he had a carrot nose.
Along came a bunny
And what do you suppose
That hungry little bunny
Was looking for his lunch!
He grabbed that snowman’s carrot nose

Nibble nibble crunch!!

We’ll do letter Q and numbers 4 and 5 searches!

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

Winter Attire

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
Reminders: We are closed Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr’s Day! Also Thursday and Friday are half days due to conferences. The children have been doing great at writing their first names. We also been practicing their first and last names and their birthdays 🙂 Please keep practicing at home also or even on the car rides to and from school 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– Winter Attire

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

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Do You Have A Hat?”
– “Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You See?”
– “The Snow Day.”
– “Snow.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Winter Warm Up
– Take Me Out To The Winter
– Look Out My Window
– Mittens
– Do You Love The Snow?

Projects And Activities:
– Making A Winter Hat
– Making Mittens With Our Names On Them
– Making Ice Skates
– Painting A Picture Of Us In Winter Clothes

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )

This week we’ll explore letter N and O boxes, practice tracing Ns and Os and make night scenes and owls!
At circle time, we’ll play 1–“Please Finish” ( oral language development —with prompts and sentence starters the children will be encouraged to finish sentences )and 2– Snowball Shapes (reviewing and then making shapes with snowballs— cotton balls ).

Science: Magic Milk! We’ll observe what happens when dish detergent is added to milk and food coloring!
We’ll snack on Oreos and oranges!
We are working hard in our workbooks and alphabet review books!

Hibernation

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
I’m hoping everyone had a WONDERFUL New Year’s!!!! It is going to be a GREAT year!!! The children have been slowly getting back into the routine of school 🙂

Topic Of The Week:
– Hibernation

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Ll”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Bear Wants More.”
– “Bear Snores On.”
– “Dream Snow.”
– “ Snow Much Fun.”
– “ Winter Is Here.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Hibernation Song
– Bear Is Sleeping
– Winter Animals
– We All Hibernate
– Hibernating

Projects And Activities:
– Letter L Alphabet Page
– Letter L Worksheets
– Letter L Workbook Page
– Making A Cave
– Making A Bear
– Making Some Bear Prints
– Making Bats
– Making A Hedgehog

Spanish:
– Shapes

This Month We Are Going To Start Writing Our Names!!! We Are Also Going To Start Practicing Our Phone Numbers And Addresses!!!

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola ) 

We’ll work on letters K and L this week. We’ll make kiwis, kites and ladybugs!
We’ll do a letter search: K and L.
We’ll snack on kiwis and Special K!
With lemons, limes and kiwis we’ll play “What’s Missing?”
We’ll mix lemon juice and sugar to make lemonade!
We are working on workbook pages and our alphabet review books.
We’ll read Curious George Visits the Library and Llama Llama Misses Mama.

New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
I hope that everyone had a Wonderful holiday and an AMAZING winter break!  This week is a very short week so we will be doing a lot of review of letters and numbers.

Topic Of The Week:
– New Year’s Day

Letter Of The Week:
Review A-K

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “New Year’s Day”
– “Winter Is Here.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– January
– Happy New Year
– A Brand New Year
– New Year’s Resolution

Projects And Activities:
– Reviewing Our Letters And Numbers
– Color By Number And Letter Worksheets
– New Year’s Project With Our Hands
– New Year’s Project With Our Feet

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )
Welcome back and Happy New Year!
This week’s letter is J. We’ll make J jungles and jellyfish and sort and count with jelly beans ( number 1-7 and color review).
We’ll explore our J box and practice writing uppercase J.
Ask your children about this week’s circle time games: “Shoe detectives” ( matching ) and “Toe to Toe” (recognizing body parts)!
We’ll read Ten on the Sled (Kim Norman) and It Looked Like Spilt Milk (Charles G. Shaw).

Christmas


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 

I can’t believe it is our last full week of school before winter break!!!! So proud of everyone in the Christmas show!!!!

Weekly Theme:
– Christmas

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Kk”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?”
– “Rudolph Shines Again.”
– “Muddy-paws First Christmas.”
– “The Wild Christmas Reindeer.”
– “ The Bears’ Christmas.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– The reindeer song
– Christmas Star
– Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
– Christmas Lights
– 5 Little Reindeer

Projects And Activities:
– Letter K Worksheets
– Letter K Workbook Page
– Letter K Alphabet Page
– Santa Claus
– Reindeer
– Special Christmas Surprise 🙂
– Christmas Light
– Paint A Christmas Tree

Prek 3 (Adele Leeds ) 
Congratulations to the children! The Christmas show was wonderful! They sang and danced with great spirit!!

We’ll make baby Jesus in the manger and talk about the real meaning of Christmas!
We’ll play “What’s Missing”with tiny Christmas ornaments!
With simple story cards we’ll practice putting a story in order— introducing sequencing.
We’ll learn this poem

Quiet night, star so bright,
Stable filled with hay.
Here is baby Jesus, born on Christmas Day.
Angels sing of the King,
Shepherds bow so low.
God has sent his son to us
Because he loves us so!

We’ll read Eve Bunting’s The Night Tree and Eric Carle’s Dream Snow and the children will create the beautiful Christmas tree from Dream Snow!

The True Meaning Of Christmas

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
I cannot believe that it is December already!!! The children are all very excited about their Christmas show on Friday!! They have been doing AMAZING during practice!!!!

Weekly Theme-
– We Will be Talking About Jesus And The True Meaning Of Christmas 🙂

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Jj.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “The Christmas Path.”
– “The Story Of Christmas.”
– “Mortimer’s Christmas Manger.”
– “The Birds Of Bethlehem.”
– “Great Joy.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Jesus Is My Friend
– Jesus Loves Me
– My Dear Jesus
– Jesus Loves Us All The Time

Projects And Activities:

– Making An Angel
– Handprint Wreath
– Gingerbread Man
– Baby Jesus In Manger
– Cross Painting
– Letter “Jj” Worksheets
– Letter “Jj” Alphabet Book Page
– Letter “Jj” Workbook Page

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds ) 
Letter of the week I
We’ll make igloos and ice cream cones, explore our I box and trace the letter I.

We’ll enjoy a special ice cream snack!
We’ll experiment with ice: melting it with our warm hands as we pass ice cubes around at circle time and seeing how quickly ice melts with salt!

We are practicing for our show on December 7 and looking forward to sharing the evening with family and friends!
Adele Leeds
Michele Zinicola

Fall And Fall Animals

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
I hope everyone had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!!!! Please remember this week is the last week for food donations for the food pantry and for our blanket drive 🙂

Weekly Theme:
– Fall And Fall Animals

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Ii”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Don’t Blink”
– “Can’t You Sleep Little Bear?”
– “I Want That Nut”
– “Franklin Helps Out”
– “Don’t Let The Pigeon Stay Up Late”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– 5 Little Acorns
– Grey Squirrel, Grey Squirrel
– The Owl

– Owl Song

Projects And Activities:
– Making An Owl
– Making A Slice Of Pumpkin Pie
– Making An Acorn

– Making Caramel Apples (art Project :))
– Letter I Worksheets
– Letter I Alphabet Page

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )
This week’s letter is H. At circle time we’ll talk about hugs, hellos and  helping our friends and families. We’ll make heart collages and trace the letter H.
We’ll make houses with craft sticks!
We’ll make snowflakes to decorate our classroom!
We’ll read these books
Mr. Happy ( Roger Hargreaves )
Where’s My Hug?
Hug ( Jez Alborough )
Henry’s Wrong Turn ( Harriet Ziefert )

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy )
We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. We will be jumping into our first full week back with continued review of letters A-J and numbers one through 10. Please continue to review at home as well as this helps tremendously with identification and retention. The children seem to truly enjoy our weekly song, activities and stories based on that are each week however it is important to also review in order to catch up before we start the second half of the alphabet. We will be doing a variety projects with different letters throughout the week and will be baking biscuits in different shapes letters for the kids to eat and also bring home! For the month of December is upcoming supplies we are going to in please continue to collect accessories for homeless children and their parents so please keep this in mind when you are out and about in stores and see items on sale to contribute to this very important cause.

Thanksgiving


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 

Thanksgiving is only a few days away!!!!I just want you all to know I am so thankful for your children in my class. They truly brighten my day EVERY single time I walk in the classroom!! Thank you for sharing them with Hope and myself :)I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!! We have been doing AMAZING with our food donation drive. I have made three trips already to the church to drop off the donations!!! Please continue to bring in your donations until November 30th.

Theme Of The Week:
– Thanksgiving

Letter Of The Week:
– Due to the short week, we will continue to review letters A-H

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “10 Fat Turkeys.”
– “Thanksgiving At Our House.”
– “Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– The Turkey Trot

– Hello Mr. Turkey

– Five Little Turkeys

Projects And Activities:
– Letters A-H review worksheets

– A Turkey Hat

– A Turkey Thankful Picture

– A Turkey Costume 🙂

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola) 

We’ll finish our F and G pages in our alphabet book and review letters A-G.
With candy corn we’ll count, sort and review numbers 1-5.
We’ll make paper plate turkeys and have a Thanksgiving “feast”: fruit, vegetables and cornbread!
We’ll read:

The Story of Thanksgiving
The Night Before Thanksgiving ( Natasha Wing )
Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy ) 
Due to the abbreviated week we only have two full days of school and Wednesday is a half-day dismissing at 11:45 AM so we will only be doing review of letters a through G that we have covered thus far . We will also be covering review of shapes, letters and numbers one through 10 this coming week.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!