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Earth Day – April 22nd



Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
Welcome Back!!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and a great spring break!!! It is nice to have everyone back to school 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– Earth Day/Seeds/Plants

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Xx”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Earth Day.”
– “The Tiny Seed.”
– “How Groundhog’s Garden Grew.”
– “Seeds Move.”
– “Seeds, Seeds, Seeds.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– 5 Little Flowers
– Spring Song
– Oh Mr. Sun
– Spring Is Here
– Plants

Projects And Activities:
– Letter X Worksheets
– Letter X Alphabet Page
– Letter X Workbook Page
– Making A Sunflower
– Making A Earth Day Craft With Our Handprints
– Planting Some Seeds
– Making Some Hyacinths
– Free Painting A Flower In The Art Room

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )

Monday April 22 is Earth Day and this week we’ll do activities and projects to learn about our earth and how to keep it healthy!
We’ll have an indoor picnic ( apples and goldfish) on a “pond” and learn about recycling and reusing and keeping our environment healthy for us and all living things!
With seed packets, we’ll learn about different vegetables and flowers, play a matching game and start an indoor garden!
We’ll do Earth Day worksheets and read these books: The Earth Book ( Todd Parr ), Curious George Plants a Tree and The Berenstain Bears Go Green (Jan and Mike Berenstain).

Easter

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
*Just want to send out a few reminders. Monday is our Easter party and egg hunt!!! We also have a half day of school on Friday April 12th. The following week April 15th-April 19th we are closed for spring break.*

Topic Of The Week:
– Easter

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “W”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Let’s Get Ready For Easter.”
– “Easter.”
– “Little Bunny’s Easter Surprise.”
– “Easter Eggs-Travaganza.”
– “The Easter Story.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– E-A-S-T-E-R
– 5 Chicks
– 10 Little Bunnies
– The Bunny Pokey
– If You’re A Bunny And You Know It

Projects:
– Letter W Worksheets
– Letter W Workbook Page
– Letter W Alphabet Page
– Making A Jesus Has Risen Handprint Picture
– Making An Easter Egg
– Making A Baby Chick
– Making A Cottontail Bunny


Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola)
We’ll finish our Y and Z projects and review letters A- Z with alphabet flashcards.
With jelly beans we’ll sort and count and review numbers 1-6.
In our classroom, we’ll search for Easter eggs stuffed with alphabet puzzle pieces and then do the puzzle together!
We’ll make an Easter snack— pretzel baskets with pastel M and Ms!

We’ll read 1)From Tadpole to Frog (Wendy Pheffer) and do a sequencing activity, 2)Little Green Frog, 3) The Miracle of Easter (Jean M. Malone) and The Night Before Easter ( Natasha Wing).

April Showers

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Wards ) 

I cannot believe that we are already on the letter V. The alphabet has been flying by!!!

Weekly Theme:
– April Showers

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Vv”

Books We Will Br Reading:
– “Franklin And The Thunderstorm.”
– “Split! Splat!”
– “The Puddle.”
– “The Ugly Duckling.”
– “Turtle Splash.”

Songs/Poems We Will Be Singing:
– April Showers
– Raindrops
– Pitter Patter Raindrops
– Spring Song
– April Showers Song
– Rain Rain Go Away

Projects And Activities:
– Letter V Worksheets
– Letter V Workbook Page
– Letter V Alphabet Page
– Handprint Flower In The Rain
– Duck
– Raindrops
– Rain Boots
– Umbrella

Prek 2 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola ) 

We’ll finish the alphabet this week; we’ll make xylophones, yaks, x-rays of our hands and zebras!
We’ll practice with zippers, make yarn numbers 1-6 and make edible zoos ( stick pretzels and animal crackers!
We’ll read A Gardener’s Alphabet (Mary Azarian ) and Alphabet Under Construction (Denise Fleming).

March Comes In Like A Lion And Out Like A Lamb



Prek 4 ( Jeniffer Ward )
We had a wonderful week learning all about the different food groups!!! We learned all about healthy foods and foods that are a “sometime” food to eat 🙂 The children have been doing great remembering their addresses and phone numbers. I have told the children that as a reward at the end of everyone knowing their information that I will give each one of them a small prize for all of their hard work 🙂 I am so proud of each and every one of them!!! 🙂

Theme Of The Week:

– March Comes In Like A Lion And Out Like A Lamb.

Letter Of The Week:

– Letter “Uu.”

Books We Will Be Reading:

– “Library Lion.”

– “Sheep In A Jeep.”

– “I Am A Lion.”

– “The Snow Lambs.”

– “Mouse And Lion.”

Songs/Poems We Will Be Singing:

– In Like A Lion, Out Like A Lamb.

– March

– Five Little Lions

– Mary Had A Little Lamb

Projects And Activities:

– Letter “Uu” Worksheets

– Letter “Uu” Alphabet Page

– Letter “Uu” Workbook Page

– Making A Lion

– Making A Lamb

– Making A Lion Mask

– Making A  Lamb Mask
– Making A Drawing Of Weather That Is Like A Lion And Like A Lamb

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )
This week’s letter is W. We’ll make weather wheels, watermelons and whales.
We’ll do a letter W search worksheet and practice tracing/ writing Ws.
With colorful plastic eggs we’ll do counting, sorting and patterning activities.
Weather permitting we’ll take a walk outside and look for signs of spring!

We’ll read Whistle for Willie ( Ezra Jack Keats ) and Wake Up, It’s Spring ( Lisa Campbell Ernst).

The Food Groups

Prek 4 (Jennifer Ward)
This past week was a wonderful week!!! All of the children are able to write their first and last names by memory!!!! I am super proud of each of them. We are still practicing birthdays, phone numbers and addresses. 🙂

Weekly Theme:
– The Food Groups

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Tt.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “The Milk Group.”
-“The Vegetable Group.”
– “The Grain Group.”
– ‘The Fruit Group.”
– “Meat, Fish And Eggs.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Healthy Choices
– So Good For You
– The Vegetable Song

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “T” Workbook Page
– Letter “T” Worksheets
– Letter “T” Alphabet Page
– Making A Food Rainbow
– Making A Fruit Basket
– Making A Lunchbox With Food Choices In It
– Making A Food Pyramid
– Making A Traffic Light With Food Choices

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola)

At circle times we are reviewing numbers 1-10, colors, shapes,  letters A-U and name cards. We continue to practice taking and waiting for turns and letting our friends answer questions!  The children are doing a good job!
This week we’ll celebrate Spring’s arrival by playing Cloud, Rainbow and Puddle (visual discrimination) and Rainstorm! ( letter and number recognition ).

We’ll read The Wind Blew ( Pat Hutchins ) and do a comprehension and sequencing activity.
This week’s letter is V. We’ll sort through our V box and play What’s Missing? We’ll make colorful flower vases and volcanoes!
With baking soda, white vinegar and food coloring we’ll make a volcano erupt!
We’ll have Show and Tell on Friday 3/23. Your child’s choice!

Our Five Senses


Prek  4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 

I hope that everyone had a great weekend! This week we are going to be talking about our 5 senses. We will be smelling some items to try and guess what they are and also doing some taste tests. (I am aware of food allergies and foods that children are not allowed to eat.):) We will also be doing some fun activities with sight, touch and hearing!!!

Topic Of The Week:
– Our Five Senses

Letter Of The Week:
– The Letter “Ss.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “My Eyes Are For Seeing.”
– “Taste.”
– “Touch.”
– “Smell.”
– “Sound.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– 5 Senses Song
– Our 5 Senses

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Ss” Workbook Page
– Letter “Ss” Worksheets
– A 5 Senses Book
– Free Paint Of Our Favorite Sense

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )

On Monday March 11 Miss Sharon will teach a science lesson to the children and on Wednesday March 13 the nutritionist from Weiss supermarket will do a lesson on nutrition and make fruit and vegetable smoothies for the children to sample and enjoy!

We’ll talk about healthy foods and create ( with magazine pictures and play foods ) healthy meals and snacks! Together we’ll make a healthy and colorful fruit and vegetable snack to share!

We’ll celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with shamrock match ( numbers 1-10 and letters A- U).
We’ll play What’s under the Shamrock?  ( memory challenge ) and  make festive St. Patrick Day wreaths!

We’ll read Good Enough to Eat ( Lizzy Rockwell ), St. Patrick’s Day Countdown ( Salina Yoon ), Hooray for St. Patrick’s Day ( Joan Holberton ) St Patrick’s Day ( Gail Gibbons )and Looking for Leprechauns (Sheila Keenan )

Dr. Seuss Week

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
I hope everyone is doing good with this very cold weather! The children are doing great writing their names by memory. I am super proud of them!!!! They have also been doing great at remembering their names, phone numbers and addresses. I remind them to try and practice at home also the parts that they are having a hard time remembering 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– Dr. Seuss Week
– Monday: Wear silly or mismatched socks
– Tuesday: Wear the color green
– Wednesday: Wear your clothes backwards, mismatched or inside out
– Thursday: Wear your favorite hat
– Friday: Wear pajamas or comfy clothes

Letter Of The Week:
– We will be reviewing this week letters A-R

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss
– The Cat In The Hat Song
– Cat In The Hat Fingerplay
– Seuss-O
– EEKK

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Green Eggs And Ham.”
– “Fox In Socks.”
– “The Cat In The Hat.’
– “You Are Kind.”
– “Hunches In Bunches.”

Projects And Activities:
– Review Worksheets For Letters A-R
– Making A Fox In Socks Puppet
– Making A Green Eggs And Ham Puppet
– Making A Wacky “W”
– Making The Cat In The Hat’s Hat
– Making One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )

We’ll review taste and touch and then challenge our sense of smell and try to identify different foods ( coffee, onion , cinnamon, vanilla , orange ).

We’ll celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and read The Cat in the Hat, One Fish, Two Fish , Red Fish , Blue Fish, Green Eggs and Ham , Fox in Socks and Hop on Pop!
We’ll make cats in the hats, do red fish , blue fish dot painting and one fish, two fish number match.

This weeks’s letter is U. We’ll make colorful umbrellas, underwater scapes and explore our U box!

Discussing Some Black History

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
I cannot believe that it is the last week of February already!!! This year has really been flying by with all the fun we have been having 🙂 The children have been doing great with memorizing Their address, phone numbers and birthdays. Please keep practicing at home also 🙂

Weekly Theme:
– Discussing Some Black History Events (Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks)

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Rr.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “If A Bus Could Talk.”
– “Rosa Parks.”
– “Chocolate Me.”
– “Let’s Get Ready For Martin Luther King Jr. Day.”
– “Thank You, Dr. King.”

Songs We Will Be singing:
– Freedom, Freedom
– Marin Luther King. Jr.
– Peace
– I Like You
– This Is Me

Projects And Activities:
– Letter R Worksheets
– Letter R Alphabet Page
– Letter R Workbook Page
– Making A Rosa Parks Bus
– Making A Peace Sign On A Plate
– Making A Peace Dove With Our Handprints
– Making A Handprint Poster
– Making Our Own “I Have A Dream.”

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )

We’ll finish our letter S projects and activities!
This week’s letter is T. We’ll talk about all kinds of transportation ( air, water and land ) and make tractors and helicopters!

Using our play trains, cars and truck we’ll play letter and number match.
We’ll explore our senses of taste ( salt/ sugar taste test ) and touch ( using different materials to differentiate soft, smooth, fluffy, sticky and rough ).
We’ll play “ Packing the Toolbox “ — following directions and building vocabulary.

We’ll make and snack on edible turtles ( green apples, green grapes and raisins).

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)