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C for Caterpillar

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Quartucci )

This week we will be focusing on identifying the signs of our new season.  We will spend time outdoors enjoying the season’s sights and sounds.

This week’s letter is ‘C.’ Students will identify words that start with C and write the letter along with projects listed below and more….

Projects will include:

  • ‘C’ Caterpillars
  • ‘Cupcake activity
  • Fall suncatchers
  • Making a fall color book

Books will include:

  • If You Give a Cat a Cupcake
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • It’s Fall!
  • Mouse’s First Fall
  • Students will be writing numbers 2 and 3 and recognizing numbers 1-10 with hands on activities.

Please note that show and tell will begin this month and will be based on our letters of the month.  Due to the number of students in the class, I find it best for half to do one letter the first Wednesday of the month and the other half to do our 2nd letter of the month.

Please see below when your child will be having their show and tell:

*Letter ‘C’ on Wednesday October 5th*

Arianna.     Vincent.       Alex

Makayla.    Andrew.       Greyson

Yanni.         Aiden

Maya.         Samantha

*Letter ‘D’ on Wednesday October 26th*

Ryan.       Avery N.     Francesca

Jacob.     Brady.        Stavros

Soham.   Dominick.  Avery A.

Ava.         Alexa

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Quartucci )

Letter of the week: C

Books we will be reading:

  • Corduroy
  • Cat in the Hat
  • Who Stole the Cookies From the Cookie Jar?


  • paint with cars
  • create cookie counting cards to practice numbers 1-10
  • make a candy corn craft
  • We will also do a beginning cutting activity. Some children are more comfortable with this than others. I will help them hand over hand if necessary.

Please remember to send your child’s folder to school every day. It is the easiest way to make sure I get any paperwork sent in and you get to see your child’s hard work!!!

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy )

Theme: friends/sharing

Letter of the week: E


  • The letter E with Eyes
  • Egg project
  • E is for envelope

Books we will be reading :

  • Extraordinary alphabet by Kathy Etringer
  • Eensy Winsy Spider by Maryann Hobermun
  • Eating alphabet by Louie Elbert

Math: We will be sorting balls according to color

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Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )

This week’s letter is D. We’ll make dinosaurs and ducks and use dominos for a math game ( numbers 1-15 ).

We’ll use dots for a patterning activity.

Look for our pumpkin patch math/art project!

We’ll celebrate Columbus Day with a story ( In 1492 by Jean Marzollo ) and craft.

Ask your children about our sink/float science experiment ( observation and predicting ).

We’ll read Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jean Titherington, Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins by Dianne Ochiltree and The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn.

We’ll use autumn leaves  for a counting and sorting activity.

We’ll learn this simple fall rhyme:

Leaves are falling

Leaves are falling

To the ground

To the ground

Look at all the colors

Look at all the colors

Red, yellow, brown

Red, yellow, brown!!!

Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola )

We had a fun and exciting week at school!  We are enjoying playing with our new friends and continue to learn about the routines of our day!

Our farm trip was a great success!  We learned about bees, honey, apples, pumpkins, and so much more!

We will continue with letters A and B.

This week’s letter is the letter C.

We will read “The Hungry Caterpillar” and work on a letter C project.

We will discuss the new season of fall and make colorful fall leaf wreaths.

We will read a story and talk about fire safety.

We are working on fun-filled activities and also in our school workbook, which includes colors, letters, and shapes.

We had a terrific week at school and look forward to the new month of October and all of the month’s fun times and activities in school.

Don’t forget to wear your smile to school!!!!!!