F for Flag and Fish

1176 NJ-10 Location

Learning About the Days, Seasons, Months

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Quartucci )

During circle time, students are learning about the days, seasons, months and observing the daily weather. The flag salute is done daily and holding the flag is a very special job that everyone wants to do. We promise them they will each have a turn as we keep track by writing their names down.  In addition to singing the alphabet in English; we also do it in sign language and Spanish (up to the letter of the week.). Be sure to ask them to show you!

The children continue to recognize and learn the spelling of their names and their friends’ names as we review name cards each day.

This week we will continue working with the letter ‘Dd.’ Students will write the letter along with previously introduced letters for review. They  will be making their  dinosaurs named after them. I will be Mrs. Quartuccisaurus!

We will be using candy corn and pumpkins seeds as manipulates for math (counting groups to 10) and in fine motor activities.  Math topics will also include one to one correspondence and writing numbers 1-5.

We will do a science lesson on exploring the parts of a pumpkin and sponge painting with the pumpkin theme.

Show and Tell for our 2nd group of students will be on Wednesday.  We will do this upon returning from our ShopRite Trip.  If your child will not be in they are welcome to bring in the next day they are at school.  If you can’t remember if your child is in this group, please message me.

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk )

Letters of the week: We will be reviewing A,B,C, and D

Books we will be reading:

  • How Do Dinosaurs Stay Friends? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
  • Go Dog Go by P.D. Eastman
  • The Littlest Pumpkin by R.A. Herman
  • Halloween Hide-and-Seek by Chris Embleton-Hall
  • If You Give A Dog A Donut by Laura Numeroff
  • Froggy’s Halloween by Jonathan London


  • We will be talking about position words (above, under, next to, behind) to create a leaf position book
  • 5 Little Pumpkins song and craft
  • marble painting pumpkin
  • spider web paper plate craft

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy )

We’ve been making great progress with our little group! The children have gotten into a good routine sitting for circle time. We have begun doing flashcards learning about a variety of topics. One of them that has been the children’s favorites has been mother animals and their babies and their different names. We also have been doing a song for each the letter of the week so please encourage your child to sing some of them for you.

This week we will doing the following:

Books we will be reading:

  • Big Honeybear by Janice Bernstein
  • My hands by Aliki
  • Ho for hat! By William Smith

Projects we will be doing:

  • Handprints with paint
  • House made with the letter H

Math skills : we will continue to work on our shapes and counting


Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds ) 

This week’s letter is F. We’ll make F flags and fish and use goldfish crackers for a math counting, sorting and graphing activity.

We’ll search through our F box and the children will identify dozens of F items and words: fox, frog, flag, flower, fork etc.

We’ll practice writing 4s, 5s and Fs and continue working on writing names.

With orange, purple, green and black spiders and a large web we’ll practice color and number identification.

Look for our Halloween jack-o-lanterns and candy corn decorations.

Together we’ll make a large scarecrow with circles, squares, rectangles and triangles.

At circle time. we’ll talk about friendship and make a friendship circle. We’ll do the calendar, check the weather and sing our days of the week and months of the year songs!

Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola )

We had a great visit from the Randolph fire department.  The children learned so many new things about fire safety.  They enjoyed their time with the firemen and taking a tour of the fire truck.  They received a fire safety book and hat.  Thanks to the Randolph fire department!

We continue to practice our letters A, B, and C.

We had fun learning the letter D and making our letter D ducks.

This week we will start the letter E.

At circle time, we will practice our colors, calendar skills, the weather changes, sing our finger-play songs and read our Halloween books.

We will learn our new poem, “Falling Leaves” and practice our colors by coloring the poem page.

We are enjoying our time learning about fall, the season is such a fun-filled learning environment.

Outside play with our friends is fantastic as we now know each other’s names  and have fun playing together!

School is a fun place to be – Remember to wear your smile!

Nellie WestpyLittle Promises Academy | nellie.westpy@littlepromisesacademy.com