Ladybugs, Bees and Dragonflies 

Prek 4 / Wraparound Class ( Adele Leeds )

 

We’ll continue our alphabet review(G,H,I and J) and practice letter formation and beginning sounds.

We are learning to count by 5s (1-100 ) and are practicing each day at circle time. We are also reviewing and remembering odd and even numbers ( 1-30 ).

We’ll make ladybugs, bees and dragonflys as we explore  the bugs and insects that spring brings to us! With oranges, grapes, carrots, celery and arugula  we’ll make colorful and nutritious  butterfly snacks!!

With gooey substances (honey, syrup and molasses) we’ll observe and explore textures and gravity as we watch gravity pull the honey etc from spoon to bowl! 

To review colors and challenge the children’s observation and memory skills we’ll play “what’s missing” using colorful cookie cutouts!

At circle time we’ll create a unique garden. With his eyes closed each child will place a spring flower in our flower bed. This activity, a version of ” pin the tail on the donkey,” challenges understanding spatial relationships and visual memory.

We’ll read Butterflies by Emily Neye and Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey.

PreK 3 Class ( Susan Adesina)

OVERALL GOAL – Learn about a variety of animals, how they live and their habitats

THEME-  Bugs, bees and butterflies

ENGLISH- Alphabet review

MATH-  Concentrating on numbers 20 – 30 and reviewing number identification

STORIES-

  • “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by E Carle
  • “The Very Busy Spider” by E Carle

NURSERY RHYMES/ SONGS –

  • “If I were a butterfly”
  • “Incy Wincy Spider”
  • Days of the week song
  • “Little Miss Muffet”

CIRCLE TIME ACTIVITIES-

  • number math -counting to 30
  • recognizing numbers 20 to 30
  • Number identification review 0 to 20
  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year.
  • Seasons
  • We will read at least one story each day

ART AND CRAFT

  • Use watercolor paint and coffee filter paper to make a butterfly
  • Collect bugs from the playground area in a bug box to examine
  • Make play dough bugs and put in a bug box

 

PreK 3 Class ( Chrissy Sunberg)

This week we will be celebrating Spring! We are going to make coffee filter butterflies and make lady bugs with rocks. We are going to get outside for free play everyday! Since we are done learning the alphabet, we will have fun reviewing it by playing alphabet games and reading books with all the letters in it! We will continue to strengthen our gross fine motor skills by coloring and painting.

Some books we will read are:

  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
  • Alphabet Rescue

Sincerely,
Nellie WestpyLittle Promises Academy | nellie.westpy@littlepromisesacademy.com | 973.895.9700