Elmer the Elephant

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Prek 4 ( Jennifer Quartucci )

It’s hard to believe we are just about to start the month of November!  It will be a time of learning about families, our feelings, the letters ‘E’ and ‘F’, Thanksgiving, our everyday handwriting and math skills and more.

Before beginning November we are going to say goodbye to October with our Fall Party on Monday!

Activities:

  • Project based on the book Elmer the Elephant
  • Family portraits in a popsicle stick house
  • ‘Egg-stra’ fun science Experiment

Math: using counting mats with ‘eggs’ to number 10

Writing numbers 1-5 extra practice

The kids are LOVING the Pledge of Allegiance; what a great time to learn about positional/directional concepts (beginning with left and right.) We can all have our right hands ready to salute! 🙂
Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk )

Monday is our Fall party!!! Looking forward to a fun time!!!

Letter of the week: E

Books we will be reading:

  • Ten Timid Ghosts by Jennifer O’Connell
  • Who Said Boo by Phyllis Root
  • The Eye Book by Dr. Seuss
  • Elmer and the Flood by David McKee
  • Elmer and the Hippos by David McKee
  • The Enormous Egg by Leo Lionni

Projects:

  • letter E egg craft
  • Elmer the elephant craft
  • rainbow tracing
  • plastic egg painting

Math:

We will continue to work on recognition of numbers 1-10. We will also be matching numbers with a corresponding set of objects using egg cartons and plastic eggs.

We sing many songs at school that the children know well. Please encourage your child to share them with you!!!

Grand Old Flag

There Are 7 Days In The Week

5 Little Ducks

5 Little Pumpkins

The Leaves Are Falling Down

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy)

Hello parents! We are excited for our fall party this week! We are going to continue learning about the season of fall, about mother animals in their babies, and this week we will be focusing on the letter I.

Letter of the week: I

Stories we will read:

  • Inch by inch by Leo Leone
  • The igloo by David yue
  • Inside outside by Stan and Jan Bernstein

Some projects we will be doing:

  • Making our own ice cream cones out of different colored construction paper
  • Fall pumpkin project
  • The letter I with insects

Math: we will be learning some new songs counting backwards from 10 to 1


Quaker Location

Every Autumn Comes the Bear

every-autumn-comes-the-bear

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds ) 

We are looking forward to our Fall party on Monday October 31! The children are excited to see each other’s costumes and celebrate the season!

This week’s letter is G. We’ll make bunches of grapes, goats and goldfish swimming in a colorful bowl!

We’ll practice writing upper and lower case Gs and the numbers 2 and 3.

With measuring cups and spoons we’ll make our own granola ( toasted oats, raisins, Cheerios and honey ). The children can mix and measure: trying and tasting is always optional!

We’ll read Every Autumn Comes the Bear by Jim Arnosky, talk about our five senses and discuss what the bear is seeing, tasting, hearing, smelling and touching.

We’ll have a game of mystery scents and the children will be challenged– noses only–to identify cinnamon, lemon, vanilla, onion, coffee and orange!

We’ll learn this Fall poem:

A Fall of Colors 

I like sunshine 

I like trees

I like dancing in the breeze

I turn orange 

I turn brown

I go sailing to the ground

I am crispy

I can crunch

I get raked up in a bunch!!
Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola ) 

What a great month of October!  We are learning new routines for our school day and having fun playing with our friends throughout the day!

We enjoyed singing our “Fall Leaves” poem, “Where Is Thumbkin”, “Itsy Bitsy Spider”, and lots more!

The four year old class shared their pumpkin song with us at snack time – it was so much fun to hear them sing!

We worked on the letter D projects and started the letter E.

We have completed the color pages in our school workbook and will be moving on to the letters.

At circle time we will talk about the weather changes, the calendar, the seasons, days of the week, and the months of the year.

Outside play is sooooo much fun with our friends!

We had a terrific week and month in school and look forward to November!

Remember to wear your smile to school!