E for Earth & D for Dandelion


D for Dandelion


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Quartucci)

Next week our focus letter will be ‘D’. Students will identify words beginning with ‘D’, write the letter and complete other activities with this letter. As always, we will continue to review prior letters and concepts.

We will continue our fall unit with leaf rubbings and fall animals. A squirrel poem will be introduced.

Math will include writing numbers to 5 and one to one correspondence.

Activities planned:

  • Dandelion art with dish brush
  • Edible ‘dirt’ cups
  • Math Counting doughnut game
  • Journal entries

We will be reading:

  • Mouse’s First Fall
  • Fall Animals
  • Arnie the Doughnut
  • One Duck Stuck

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk )

Letter of the Week: D

Books we will be reading:

  • How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
  • One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root
  • David Gets in Trouble by David Shannon
  • Five Little Ducklings Go To Bed by Carol Roth
  • Dazzling Diggers by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker


  • Dinosaur paper plate project
  • Leaf rubbing book
  • Dish brush fall tree


  • We will be continuing to work with the numbers 1-10
  • We will make a dot book to represent each number
  • We will use a number line to count up and back while singing songs such as 5 Little Ducks and 5 Little pumpkins

We will be using egg cartons for number practice in the coming weeks. If you have an empty egg carton you can send in with your child it would be greatly appreciated.

Looking forward to a fun week!!

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy )

Our class had a blast with the fire department last week! This week we will be reviewing the F and moving onto the letter G. We are starting to work with different textures now that the kids have settled in and are really enjoying ourselves!

Letter of the week: G

Projects we will be doing:

  • G with goldfish
  • Grapes on the vine
  • Gumball machine with pom-poms

Math skills: we will be working on the shape circle this week and counting purple circles placing them together to make grapes on the vine.

Books we will be reading:

  • Good night Moon by Margaret Brown
  • Three goats by Paul Galdone
  • Good night by Shirley Hughes


E for Earth


Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )

We’re ready for our visit from the Randolph Fire Department on Monday, October 17. We’ve had fire drills, lessons on fire prevention and safety and made our own fire trucks!

This week’s letter is E and we’ll make elephants and ” e ” earthworms and earths.

We’ll practice writing upper and lowercase Es and numbers one and eleven.

We’ll have a simple science lesson on static electricity. Ask your children about our rice crispy/ balloon experiment!

With acorns ( paper ) and candy corn we’ll do math number matching, counting and sorting.

5 Little Acorns is this week’s poem.

5 little acorns sitting in a tree.

Along came Mr. Squirrel as hungry as could be!

Then the fall winds blew and rustled all the leaves

Mr. Squirrel was pleased!


At circle time, we are using name cards, learning to follow directions, taking turns and listening to learn!

Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola )

We had a great week at school!  This week we will review the letters A, B, and C.

We will introduce the letter D and work on letter D projects.

We will learn about fire safety and have a visit from the Randolph firemen and the Randolph fire trucks!

Our music class song, was one in which we pretended to be a fireman.  It was so much fun!

We are continuing to learn our colors, shapes, and numbers in a fun, hands-on environment.

At circle time, we will practice our calendar skills, talk about the weather, the seasons, and sing our finger-play songs.

Our new song will be,” Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star ”.   Our new story will be, “Llama, Llama, I Miss My Mama”.

We will continue working in our school workbooks – reviewing our colors.

Outside play is always a fun place to be with our friends!

We had a terrific and fun-filled week at school and look forward to next week!

Remember to wear your smile to school!