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Biscuit’s Christmas


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
This week we will be discussing the holiday Christmas and also the true meaning of Christmas. Please remember the Christmas show is this Friday at 5:00. The class has been working very hard with Miss Nellie for the show.  I look forward to seeing everyone there!! I hope everyone has a wonderful week.

Theme Of The Week:
– Christmas

Letter Of The Week:
– We Will Be Learning The Letter “Jj.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Biscuit’s Christmas.”
– “Star Bright.”
– “Merry Christmas, Ollie.”
– “Pocket’s Christmas Wish.”
– “Christmas Mice.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Rudolph
– Trimming The Tree
– Candy Cane Chorus
– Oh, Santa Claus
– Get Ready, Rudolph

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Jj” Worksheet

– Letter “Jj”Tracing Paper
– Connect The Dot Worksheet

– Making Christmas Cards
– Christmas “Surprise” for parents ūüôā
– Candy Canes
– Coloring Wreaths

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk )

Theme of the week: Christmas

Letter of the week: I

Books we will be reading:
–¬†Imogene’s Antlers¬†by David Small
–¬†Tacky’s Christmas¬†by Helen Lester
–¬†Santa Claus and the Three Bears¬†by Maria Modugno
–¬†The Little Red Elf¬†by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
–¬†Pete the Cat Saves Christmas¬†by James Dean
–¬†Curious George and the Ice Cream Surprise¬†by Margaret and H.A. Rey

Projects/Activities:
– workbook letter I
– letter I page of our alphabet book
– fine motor Christmas tree decorating
– gift bow painting
– Christmas tree sequencing
– paper tube painted Christmas tree
– creating a special surprise for our families

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy holiday season! Enjoy this special time with your families!!!!

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy )
This is our last full week of school before winter break ! Please see what we will be working on below :

Letter of the week: M

Some projects we will be doing:
My hands(hand print with paint)
Merry Christmas projects!
Music picture

Some books we will be reading:
Good night moon by Margaret Brown
Mouse paint by Ellen Walsh
My hands by Aliki

Math skill : M is for math! Will be working on scrambling numbers and Counting forward and backwards with them.

Eric Carle’s Dream Snow



Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )

The children are looking forward to sharing their Christmas show with you on Friday, December 15, 5pm at the Quaker Church location. Practice has been great– lots of spirit and enthusiasm.

This week’s letter is J. We’ll count and sort with jelly beans, make music with jingle bells and with strawberries and sugar make jam.

We’ll have a lesson on positional words ( above, below, behind, next to, over, under, on, off etc.)
using holiday decorations and treats.

A science lesson (Sink or Float???) challenges observation and predicting skills.

We’ll read Eric Carle’s Dream Snow (and create our own Trees!)

Hanukkah


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )

This week we will be talking about the holiday Hanukkah. If you celebrate this holiday and would like to come in to talk to the children about the holiday please just let me know. We would love to have you be a guest speaker!!! I hope everyone has a wonderful week!!

Theme Of The Week:
– Hanukkah

Letter Of The Week:
– We Will Be Learning The Letter “Ii.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?”
– “Biscuit’s Hanukkah.”
– “Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah.”
– “My Hanukkah.”
– “I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Dreidel.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Happy Hanukkah.
– Share Your Light.
– Hanukkah Is Here.
– Time For Hanukkah.
– The Dreidel Song.

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Ii” worksheet
– Connect The Dot Worksheet
– Letter “Ii” Tracing Paper
– Making A Menorah
– Coloring a Dreidel
– Making A Star Of David

Spanish Topic:
– Household Pets

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk )

Theme of the week: Hanukah

We will be learning the special traditions for Hanukah such as spinning a dreidel, lighting a menorah, and tasting latkes.

Letter of the week: H

Books we will be reading:

–¬†From Head To Toe¬†by Eric Carle

–¬†The Red Hen¬†by Rebecca and Ed Emberley

–¬†Runaway Dreidel by Leslea Newman

–¬†The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes¬†by Linda Glaser

–¬†The Little House¬†by Virginia Lee Burton

–¬†Eight Chanukah Lights¬†by Annie Auerbach

–¬†The Runaway Latkes¬†by Leslie Kimmelman

Projects/Activities:

– letter H workbook page

– letter H page of our alphabet book

– helicopter craft

– dreidel spin art

– coloring dreidels by size (review of small, medium, and large)

– menorah project

Math:

We will be doing a review of shapes (circle, square, rectangle, triangle, oval) to create a shape house
Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy )

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

The Night Tree by Eve Bunting

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds ) 

At circle time we’ll ¬†review letters A-I and numbers 1-12 with a Christmas wreath math activity, presents under the tree letter and number game and snowflake counting and sorting.

We’ll review patterning with colorful Christmas lights.

We’ll make candy canes, holly wreaths and Christmas trees.

We’ll learn and illustrate this poem

Everybody Has a Name

Everybody has a name
Some are different
Some the same
Some are short
Some are long
All are right
None are wrong
I like my name
It’s special to me
It’s exactly who
I want to be.

The children are doing a great job practicing for the Christmas show!

We’ll read The Night Tree by Eve Bunting and make a snack for the
our hungry birds and animals!

Bear Feels Sick

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Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! This week we will be talking about germs and the importance of washing our hands, covering our mouths and etc.
Theme Of The Week:
– Germs
Letter Of The Week:
– We Will Be Learning The Letter “Hh.”
Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Bear Feels Sick.”
– “Colds.”
– “Keeping Well.”
– “Germs.”
– “What to Expect When You Go To The Doctor.”
Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Wash, Wash, Wash Your Hands.
– If You’re Happy And You Know It Wash Your Hands.
– The Soap On Your Hands
– This Is The Way We Wash Our Hands
Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Hh” Worksheet
– Connect the Dot Worksheet
– Letter “Hh” Tracing Worksheet
– Coloring A Germ
– Doing A Germ Activity With Glitter To Show How Germs Spread

 

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk) 

I hope everyone had a very nice Thanksgiving with their families!!

Theme of the week: G is for Germs

We will discuss the importance of washing our hands, as well as covering our coughs and sneezes. We will also learn a new song called “The Germ Stopping Song”.

Letter of the week: G

Books we will be reading:

Wash Your Hands! by Tony Ross

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld

Felicity Floo Visits The Zoo by E. S. Redmond

Grumpy Goat by Brett Helquist

Achoo! by Mij Kelly and Mary McQuillan

Projects/Activities:

– letter G workbook page

– letter G page of our alphabet book

– golf ball painting

– Cover Your Sneeze activity

– G is for Grapes painting craft

Math

– gumball activity to review numbers 1 – 10

– Goldfish Graphing – We will sort rainbow goldfish by colors and them graph how many of each color we have.

 

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy ) 

We had more than half of our class absent last week due to the holiday week as many people took last mini vacations so we will be using last week’s lessons plan for this week and will also be introducing the additional concepts below:
Letter : L
Although the children are too young to grasp the concept of right and left we will be working with them on objects that move from left to right for L. These lessons will also provoke vocabulary development. We will also be working with them on matching shapes to with their shadows.

Additional books we will be reading this week:
Mary had a little lamb by Sarah Hale
I took my frog to the library by Eric Kimmel
Lazy lions by Patricia Giff

Christmas Spirit

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This week’s letter is I. We’ll make igloos, insects and ice cream cones! We’ll practice writing letter I ¬†and numbers 8 and 9.

We are working on colorful holiday crafts, talking about the Christmas spirit of caring and sharing and practicing for our holiday show.

We’ll experiment with ice using salt and warm hands to make it melt! We’ll add food coloring to the melting ice!

With mittens we’ll review colors and numbers 1-15.

We’ll read Inch by Inch ( Leo Lionni ) and Imogene’s Antlers ( David Small ).

Bear Says Thanks

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )

Just a reminder that Wednesday is an early dismissal day. I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and to tell you that I am extremely thankful for all of your children. They bring me joy inside the classroom every single day!

Theme Of The Week:
– Thanksgiving

Letter Of The Week:
– We will continue reviewing the Letter “Gg.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Bear Says Thanks.”
– “Thanksgiving At The Tappletons’.”
– “Thanksgiving.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– “Hello, Brown Turkey How Are You?”
– “I’m A Little Turkey.”
– “Five Fat Turkeys.”
– We Will Be Doing The Turkey Trot.

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Gg” Worksheet
– Connect The Dot Worksheet
– Making A Pumpkin Pie Craft
– Indian Corn

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk )

This week will be spent celebrating Thanksgiving!! Hoping to see everyone at our¬†“Show” on Wednesday at 11:15!!

Theme of the week: Happy Thanksgiving!

Letter of the week: Review of A – F

Books we will be reading:

–¬†Countdown to Thanksgiving¬†by Jodi Huelin

–¬†10 Fat Turkeys¬†by Tony Johnston

–¬†Theo’s Thanksgiving¬†by David Steinberg

–¬†Five Silly Turkeys¬†by Salina Yoon

–¬†The Best Thanksgiving Ever!¬†by Teddy Slater

Projects/Activities:

– turkey hats

– turkey cards

-Thanksgiving song list covers

– turkey dot to dot

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!!!

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy )

We have been progressing leaps and bounds in our class. A large amount of parents have been telling me that their children’s vocabulary is exploding and that’s what we want to hear as we’ve been working diligently on introducing a variety of new vocabulary words every week during circle time. I also just wanted to give you a gentle reminder that this weekend is abbreviated week due to the holidays so we are closed at 11:45 this coming Wednesday, November 23 and closed Thursday and Friday we wish you a very blessed Thanksgiving with your family!

Letter of the week:K

Some projects we will be doing:
Kite
Thanksgiving project

Some books we will be reading:
Koala  Lou by mem fox
The emperor and his kite by Jane Yolen
Thanksgiving Charlie Brown

The Night Before Thanksgiving

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds ) 

We’ll review letters A-H and numbers 1-15 using colorful turkey feathers.

We have been talking about Thanksgiving and the  Christmas season and  being thankful and sharing, caring and kind to our families and friends.

The children are having fun and doing a great job learning the songs and poems for our Christmas show.

Look for our I am thankful  turkeys and Thanksgiving dinner booklets!

Together we’ll create an edible turkey ( grapes, strawberries, bananas, carrots and pretzels )!

We’ll read The Night Before Thanksgiving ( Natasha Wing ), The Story of Thanksgiving ( Nancy Skameas ) and One Big Turkey ( Anne Vittur Kennedy ).

The Little Engine That Could Saves The Thanksgiving Day Parade


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
This week we will be talking about our families and also discussing Thanksgiving.

Theme Of The Week:

– My Family/Thanksgiving

Letter Of The Week:
-Letter “Gg”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “The Little Engine That Could Saves The Thanksgiving Day Parade.”
– “Thanksgiving Is For Giving Thanks.”
– “Why We Have Thanksgiving.”
– “Thanks For Thanksgiving.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– “Hello, Brown Turkey How Are you.”
– “I’m A Little Turkey.”
– “Five Fat Turkeys.”
– “Six Little Turkeys.”
– The class will also be learning how to do the “Turkey Trot.”

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Gg” Worksheet
– Connect The Dot Worksheet To Help Review Numbers

– Hand Print Turkey

– Native American Feathered Headpiece

– Drawing A Picture Of Their Family

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk ) 

Hello Parents! Please remember to send back your RSVP for our Thanksgiving “Show” if you have not already done so. Remember you may bring your child in at 11:15 on Wednesday, November 22nd even if it is not their regularly scheduled day. Hope you can all join us!!

Theme of the week: I Am Thankful For………

Letter of the week : F

Books we will be reading:

–¬†Fireman Small Fire Down Below¬†by Wong Herbert Yee

–¬†The Rainbow Fish¬†by Marcus Pfister

–¬†Thanksgiving Is For Giving Thanks¬†by Margaret Sutherland

–¬†The Very Lonely Firefly¬†by Eric Carle

–¬†Feathers For Lunch¬†by Lois Ehlert

Projects/Activities:

– letter F workbook page

– letter F page of our alphabet book

– I Am Thankful For…….. activity

– fork painting

– painting with feathers

– Thanksgiving cards

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy )

Letter of the week: J

Some projects we will be doing:
Making our own jaguar
Jellybean jars
Creating a joker

Some books we will be reading:
Bernstein Bears and mommy’s new job by Stan Bernstein
Giant jam sandwich by John lord
Jumping bean by Lynn Messinger

Math: we will be sorting a variety of The jellybeans by color then counting forward and backward up to the number 10 with the jellybeans before creating or jellybean jar picture .

Thanks is for Giving Thanks

Adele Leeds

This week’s letter is H.

We’ll make houses ( using colorful circles, squares, triangles, rectangles and diamonds) and horses and use hearts for number review (1-15)and one-to-one correspondence.
We’ll begin talking about Thanksgiving: why and how we celebrate and all the people and gifts we are thankful for.
We’ll make thankful turkeys and read Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks (Margaret Sutherland).
Look for our Thanksgiving poem ( illustrated by the children) and ask your child about our turkey poem/ fingerplay and our silly turkey song!

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

Five Little Turkeys
Five little turkeys standing at the door
One waddled off and then there were four!

Four little turkeys sitting near a tree
One waddled off and then there were three!

Three little turkeys with nothing to do
One waddled off and then there were two!

Two little turkeys in the morning sun
One waddled off and then there was one!

One little turkey better run away
For soon it will be Thanksgiving Day!

We’ll practice making upper and lowercase Hs, sixes and sevens.