St. Patrick’s Day

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
Ths week we will be learning about the food groups and the food pyramid. We will also be talking about St. Patrick’s Day!!!!

Theme Of The Week:
– Food groups and the food pyramid

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Rr”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Healthy Choices
– The Vegetable Song
– The Food Groups
– I’m A Little Leprechaun
– 5 Little Leprechauns

Projects And Activites We Will Be Doing:
– Letter “Rr” Alphabet Page
– Letter “Rr” Workbook Page
– Making Our Own Food Pyramid
– Making A Leprechaun
– Making A Handprint Food Group Chart

Spanish For The Month:
– Emotions

Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola )

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself.  My name is
Michele Zinicola and I am honored to be your child’s Pre-K 3 teacher.
I am looking forward to working with you and your child in reaching his or her
full potential.  We will have many wonderful experiences and opportunities
to learn and grow in the days ahead.

Theme of the Week:
The Food Pyramid

Letter of the Week:
The letter “Ss”

Projects and Activities:
Letter Ss Rhyme – Sally Go Round The Sun
Letter Ss alphabet page
Letter Ss craft – Ss is for Snake
Letter Ss activities and worksheet
Letter Ss sock project
Number 3 – number page and worksheet
Scissor cutting practice for fine motor skills
Food Pyramid Activities – Rice Cake Faces

Some Books We Will Read:
Swimmy by Leo Lionni
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food

Have a great week and remember to wear your smile to school!!

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy)
Our Dr. Seuss Green eggs and ham breakfast was rescheduled to Monday, March 5. Please send your children and their pajamas and slippers to school for this event if they would like.

Letter of the week: V

Some projects we will be doing:
V with valentine hearts
Vegetable printing with paint
Vase with flowers

Some books we will be reading:
Arthur’s valentine by Mark Brown
Vallentine mice by Bethany Roberts
Velvetine rabbit by Marjorie Williams

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

Celebrating Dr. Seus Day!

Prek 4 (Jennifer Ward)
This Friday We Will Be Celebrating Dr. Seuss Day!!!!

Theme Of The Week:
– Our 5 Senses

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter Q

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Clang, Boom, Bang”
–  “My Q Sound Book”
–  “Sight”
– “ Smell”
–  “Taste”
–  “Touch”
– We Will Also Be Reading Dr. Seuss     Books On Friday

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– 5 Senses Songs

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Q” Alphabet Page
-Letter “Q” Workbook Page
– 5 Senses Book
– 1 Fish… 2 Fish…. Red Fish …. Blue Fish Project

Math:
– We are working on patterns and seeing what comes next

Prek 3 ( Michelle )
Letter of the week: R

Some books we will be reading:
Little red riding hood by James Marshall
Rain by Donald crews
Rattle trap car by Phyllis Root

Some projects we will be doing:
Making a rocket with the letters in our name
Creating a rainbow with a variety of colors
Rubber band painting

This week we will be practicing letter recognition with rocks for the R. We will place a variety of letters out for each child and give them a bucket of clean rocks which they will place on the shape of the letters they identify.

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy )
Letter of the week:U

Some books we will be reading:
Up above and down below by Sue Redding
Umbrella by Taro yashina
Underground by Denise Fleming

Some projects we will be doing:
Creating our own umbrella
Undersea picture
Unicycle

100th Day of School

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 

This week is VERY EXCITING!!!!! We are going to be celebrating the 100th day of school on Tuesday!!!! 🙂 We will also be starting to practice writing our last names. I am very proud of the class, they have been doing great with writing their first names!!!! 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– Dental Health

Letter Of The Week:

– Letter “Pp”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Your Teeth”
– “How Many Teeth”
– “I Know Why I Brush My Teeth”
– “My Dentist”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Did you Brush?
– Healthy Teeth Tune

– Brushing Up
– If You’re Happy And You Know It Brush Your Teeth

– I Been Brushing With My Toothbrush

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Pp” Alphabet Page

– Letter “Pp” Workbook Page

– Making A Big Shiny Smile

– Healthy/Unhealthy Tooth Activity

– Drawing A Picture Of Ourselves Smiling

Prek 3 ( Michele Zinacola )
We would like to take a moment officially to welcome Michele Zinacola on board at this location . The kids enjoyed meeting her last week and we have an exciting week of activities planned to kick off this new start!

Letter of the week: Q

Some books we will be reading :
The queens feet by Sara Ellis
Quick, quick, quick by Marsha Arnold
The quilt makers gift by Jeff Brum
Little quack by Lauren Thompson

Some projects we will be doing:
We will be creating a queen from the Q with jewels
Making our very own quilt if a variety of paper patterns
Creating a duck after our “quack “book
Q-tip painting in the art room

fine motor skills: our students have made wonderful progress thus far however many are still struggling with fine motor skills so we will be working on activities to strengthen them over the next few weeks. For this week we will be printing the entire alphabet and having them dip a Q-tip in paint and tracing the letters.

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy ) 
Letter of the week : t

Some projects we will be doing:
Using tape to fill in the Letter t (placement activity)
Tooth brush project
Transportation picture

Some books we will be reading:
Cars trucks and things that go by Richard scary
Duck in the truck by Jez Alborogh
Big truck little truck by Jan car
Freight train by Donald crew

Science skill: we will continue to learn how to care for our teeth and the chemical reaction that takes place when we don’t.

Fine motor skills : now that we are in the second half of the year we are working on activities that strengthen our students hands for fine Motor skill development. We will be tracing this week for the T over a variety of letters we have been working on.

Rainbow Fish

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds ) 

We’ll finish our letter Q projects and review letter formation, beginning sound and Q words.

Look for our rectangle robot and rainbow rain art projects!
We’ll name R words, practice the R sound and find many R words.

We’ll read Rainbow Fish (Marcus Phister) and Rabbits and Raindrops (Jim Arnosky).

We’ll build a food pyramid and learn about the healthy foods and good nutrients we need to keep our bodies healthy and strong! We’ll read Lizzy Rockwell’s Good Enough to Eat.

What Is Valentine’s Day?

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
This week we are going to be celebrating Valentine’s Day!!! If you wish, please have your child bring in Valentines on Wednesday for their classmates 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– Valentine’s Day

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Oo”

Books Ww Will Be Reading:
– “Arthur’s Valentine”
– “Arthur’s Great Big Valentine”
– What Is Valentine”s Day”
– “Clifford, We Love You”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Making Valentine’s
– Our Valentine
– Who Will Be My Valentine
– If You Love Me And You Know It
– Happy Heart Day

– I’m a Little Valentine

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Oo” worksheets
– Letter “Oo” alphabet page

– Valentine’s Day Bags
– Valentine Bumble Bees
– Valentine Dinosaurs

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk )
Weekly theme: healthy hearts and teeth

Letter of the week: P

Some books we will be reading:
Three little pigs by James Marshall
If you give a pig a pancake by Laura Numeroff
Pete’s pizza by William Steig

Projects we will be doing:
Making and baking our very own pizzas in the kitchen!
Potato painting prints
The P with popcorn
Valentine projects

Science Skill : Learning about caring for our teeth and how chemical reactions take place and affect hygiene.

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy)
Letter of the week: S

Some books we will be reading:
Go! Go! Stop by Charlie Harper
Stella by Marie Gay
How to catch a star by Oliver Jeffers

Some Projects we will be doing:
Creating a snail from a paper plate and paint
Making an S from construction paper
Creating a golden sun

Find motor skills: we will be working with molded sand this week to strengthen our hands and create a S with it

Valentine’s Day

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )

Our Valentine’s Day party is on Wednesday 2/14. We’ll share Valentine cards, enjoy a special snack and make a Valentine craft!
After our party on Wednesday 2/14, Dr. Ross ( dentist ) will visit us and present a lesson on dental health! We’re looking forward to Dr. Ross’s visit.

We’ll make Valentine name puzzles and do heart number match (#s 1-15).

We’ll practice letter Q formation, make colorful ( with paint )Q-tip Qs and name as many Q words as we can!
We’ll learn and illustrate this Q poem

Quiet

A cloud is quiet,
Feathers are, too!
A rabbit is quiet.
Tell me, are you?

We’ll celebrate Presidents’ Day with projects and  books ( Take the Lead, George Washington by Judith St. George and I am Abraham Lincoln by Brad Meltzer).

Pass the Potato Game

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds ) 

We are looking forward to our Valentine party on Wednesday February 14! We’ll exchange Valentine cards, make a special Valentine craft and share Valentine snacks and treats!

We’ll make Valentine mailboxes and create pretty decorations for our classroom!

This week’s letter is P. Look for our pineapples,parrots and penguins!

We’ll play “pass the potato”( beginning sounds and letter and number recognition).

With colorful popsicle sticks we’ll count, sort and graph.

We’ll read Polar Bear,Polar Bear, What do you Hear ( Eric Carle ),Valentine Friends ( April Jones Prince) and I Need a Valentine (Harriet Ziefert).

A Healthy Heart


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )

I can’t believe that January is already over!!! We have a lot of fun things planned for February 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– A Healthy Heart

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Nn”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Staying Healthy”
– “The Circulatory System”
– “My Heart”
– “Me And My Amazing Body
– “My Body, Your Body”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Heart Basics
– I Have A Pump
– 5 Little Hearts
– My Heart

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Nn” Worksheets

– Letter “Nn” Alphabet Page

– Hand Print Heart
– Coloring In And Learning About Parts Of Our Heart

– Doing An Outline Of A Heart
– Coloring A Heart And Saying Things We Love

Spanish For The Month:
– Shapes

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk ) 

Theme of the week: Getting ready for Valentine’s Day

Letter of the week: O

Books we will be reading:

– Olivia by Ian Falconer

– Good Night Owl by Greg Pizzoli

– Owen by Kevin Henkes

– Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier

– On Top Of Spaghetti by Paul Brett Johnson

Projects/Activities:

– Workbook letter O

– letter O page of our alphabet book

– owl handprint craft

– special Valentine’s Day projects

– painting O’s with different objects

– using reinforcements (O’s) to review numbers 1-10

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy) 
Letter of the week: R

Books we will be reading:
Little red riding hood by James Marshall
Rain by Robert Calen
Rainbow of my own by Don Freeman

Some projects we will be doing:
Creating a red rose out of red tissue paper
Making our own rabbit puppet
Putting together a rainbow with a variety of m&ms

Math skill: sorting the M&Ms by color and counting each group.

Stellaluna

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
The beginning of the year has been going great!!! The class has been doing great writing their names and learning their address and phone numbers. I am so proud of each of them!!!!

Theme Of The Week:
– Winter

Letter Of The Week:
– Reviewing Letters A-M

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Stellaluna”
– “Chilly Catches A Cold”
– “The Snowman Storybook”
– “The Secret Of Snow”
– “The Mitten” (a different version of the classic)

Songs We Will Be Singing:

– Winter Warm Up
– Winter Song
– Where Will It Land?
– Look Out My Window

Projects And Activities:
– Review Worksheets
– Snow Owl
– Making A Snow Globe
– Making a cave with bears hibernating in it 🙂
– Painting with a small part of a pine tree

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk )

Theme of the week: Animals in winter

Letter of the week: N

Books we will be reading:

– The Napping House by Audrey Wood

– Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells

– Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

– Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr.

– Geoffrey Groundhog Predicts The Weather by Bruce Koscielniak

Projects/Activities:

– workbook letter N

– letter N page of our alphabet book

– Ninja Turtle craft

– hibernating bear project

– bear roll and stamp game to review the numbers 1 – 6

– polar bear painting

– Groundhog’s Day activities- stick puppet, dot to dot, and poem
Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy ) 

Letter of the week: Y

Some books we will be reading:
Extra yarn by Mac Barnett
See the yak by Charles King
Yawn by Nick Sharette

Some projects we will be doing:
The Y with yarn
Yellow Y with a variety of yellow items
Y is for yo yo

Health skill: for dental health awareness month we will start talking to the children about what we use our teeth for. Some examples eating, biting, saying sounds, chewing, smiling etc. we will also be learning how to care for our teeth and we will have a dentist visiting us the day of our party on February 14 reinforce what we have been learning about.

Octopus

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds ) 

We’ll make octopus, owl and colorful orange art projects this week. We’ll practice making Os and zeros and use different size and color ovals to make collages!

With fresh oranges and grapes will make delicious butterfly snacks!

We’ll review opposites and learn this short poem

Opposites

In and out
Up and down
Opposites are all around
On and off
Black and white
Right and left
Day and night!

At circle time we’ll count and sort bright-colored O- shape cereal, review letters A-O and numbers 1-15.

The children are very proud of the excellent progress they are making in their workbooks.

We’ll read Groundhog Day by Betsy Lewis and make paper bag groundhog puppets!