Christmas

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
The class is so EXCITED to put their show on this Friday!! Just a reminder that Friday is a half day due to our winter break 🙂

The class has started to practice memorizing their first and last names and also their birthdays. 🙂

I hope that everyone has a Safe and a Very happy holiday!!! 🙂

Weekly Topic:

– Christmas

Letter Of The Week:

– “L”

Books We Will Be Reading:

– “Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer.”

– “Santa’s Stuck.”

– “Clifford’s Christmas.”

– Christmas Parade.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:

– Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

– Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

– Our Rudolph Song About His Different Colored Nose (The kids LOVE this song.)

– Christmas Lights

– Christmas Star

Projects And Activities:

– Letter L Alphabet Page

– Letter L Worksheets

– Letter L Workbook Page

– We Will Make Reindeer Food 🙂

– Free Paint A Christmas Tree

– Candy Canes

– Big Christmas Ornament

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds )

Michele, Jess and I wish you all a joyful and healthy holiday season! Love and best wishes in the New Year, and we look forward to learning and having fun together in 2021!

We’ll finish our holiday crafts and projects, play pin ( tape ) the ornament on the Christmas tree ( number and letter review ), explore a sensory stocking, do candy cane patterning and make reindeer food( oatmeal, raisins and Cheerios ).

We’ll read The Night Tree ( Eve Bunting ), The Night Before Christmas ( Clement Moore ), Bear Stays Up for Christmas ( Karma Wilson ), Snowmen at Christmas ( Caralyn Buchner ) and The Story of Christmas ( Patricia A. Pingry ).

See you at our show on Friday December 20, at 10 in our classroom!

Christmas

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
The class has been doing great with practicing for their Christmas show!! They are so excited to show everyone all the songs that they have learned. 🙂 We will have show and tell on Tuesday for letter “K.”

Weekly Theme:
– Christmas

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “K.”

Books We Will Be Reading:

– “Jingle All The Way.”
– “The Christmas Unicorn.”
– “Who Will Guide My Sleigh Tonight.”
– “Santa’s Snow Globe.”
– “Santa Cancels Christmas.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:

– Christmas Star
– Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
– 5 Little Reindeer
– 5 Little Bells
– Christmas Lights

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “K” Workbook Page
– Letter “K” Alphabet Page
– Letter “K” Worksheets
– Making A Surprise Christmas Ornament
– Christmas Trees
– Christmas Wreath
– Rudolph
– A Christmas Star


Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )

The children are doing a great job practicing the songs and verses for our holiday show!
We are making decorations for our classroom and gifts for our families.
We are talking about the birth of Jesus and his kindness and caring for all of us.
With Hershey kisses ( matching game ) we’ll review letters A-J and numbers 1-7.
We’ll make Christmas tree puzzles to review numbers 1-7!
Together we’ll decorate our class “tree” with colorful strings of lights ( shape, color, letter and number review!
We’ll practice this poem

This is Christmas
What is Christmas? We’ll tell you.
It’s putting love in all we do;
In our work and in our play
In our living every day
It is showing love for others
Fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers!

Jesus / The True Meaning Of Christmas

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 

I hope everyone had a WONDERFUL thanksgiving!! We will have show and tell on Tuesday for the letter “J.” The children have been doing great with putting their coats on by themselves and zipping them all by themselves also.  🙂 Please remember to replace your children’s extra clothes at school if you have not done so yet. Thank you 🙂

Weekly Theme:

– Jesus/ The True Meaning Of Christmas

Letter Of The Week:

– Letter “J.”

Books We Will Be Reading:

– “Itsy Bitsy Christmas.”

– “The Birth Of A Savior.”

– “Christmas In The Barn.”

– “Star Bright.”

– “The Christmas Path.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:

– My Dear Jesus

– Jesus Loves Us All The Time

– J-E-S-U-S

– Jesus Is My Friend

– Jesus Loves Me

Projects And Activities:

– Letter “J” Worksheets

– Letter “J” Alphabet Page

– Letter “J” Workbook Page

– Painting A Cross Picture

– Decorating An Angel And Putting Our Pictures On Them 🙂

– Making A Baby Jesus Ornament

– Making A Manger Picture

– Making A Handprint Picture Holding Baby Jesus With Poem

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola) 
This week’s letter is J. We’ll make jellyfish, jack-in-the-boxes ( shape review) and strawberry jam for a special snack!
We’ll sort and count jellybeans (1-8) and practice patterning with colorful jewels.

We’ll have Show and Tell on Thursday and Friday. Please ask your child to choose something beginning with any letter A through J.
We’ll learn and illustrate this December poem:

December

All the months go past
Each is like a guest
December is the last
December is the best!
Each has lovely things
Each one is a friend
But December brings
Christmas at the end!

We are practicing  for our show. The children are doing a great job and are looking forward to sharing their songs with you on December 20th!

Thanksgiving


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
Friendly Reminders: Please be sure to update your child’s extra clothes at school if you received a brightwheel message from me 🙂

Also, Wednesday is an early dismissal day due to the holiday. We are closed on Thursday and Friday.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. I want you all to know that I am so thankful that I get to share my day with all of your children. They are truly a blessing to have everyday!! 🙂

Topic Of The Week:

– Thanksgiving

Letter Of The Week:
– Due to The Short Week We Will Be Reviewing Our Letters (No Show And Tell)

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Turkey Trot

– Hello, Brown Turkey How Are You?

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “The Little Engine That Could, Saves Thanksgiving.”
– ” Winnie The Pooh’s Thanksgiving.”
– “Thanksgiving.”

Projects And Activities:
– Letter Review Worksheets
– Making An Native American Head Dress
– Making A Turkey For Us To Wear 🙂
– Coloring A Thanksgiving Day Picture

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )
We’ll celebrate Thanksgiving on Tuesday and Wednesday with a feast of fruit, cheese and crackers and corn muffins. On Monday we’ll measure and mix flour, cornmeal,  sugar, eggs and milk. I’ll take the batter home and bake the muffins for us to enjoy!

We’ll finish our Thanksgiving gifts and projects, play top the pumpkin pie ( math 1-6 )and make math flip books to review numbers 1-6.

We’ll read Llama Llama Gives Thanks (Anna Dewdney), The Night Before Thanksgiving ( Natasha Wing), One Big Turkey (Anne Vittur Kennedy),Pete the Cat The First Thanksgiving ( Kimberly and James Dean ), The Great Turkey Race ( Steve Metzger) and The Pilgrim’s First Thanksgiving (Ann McGovern).
Happy Thanksgiving!

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

Being Thankful

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
The children have been doing great with putting their coats on by themselves. We are also working on zipping them by themselves 🙂

If you received a brightwheel message from me, please be sure to update your child’s extra clothes at school due to the weather getting colder.

We will have show and tell on Tuesday for the Letter “Ii.”

Weekly Theme:

– Being Thankful/Thanksgiving

Letter Of The Week:

– Letter “Ii.”

Books We Will Be Reading:

– “Why We have Thanksgiving.”

– “Thanksgiving Day.”

– “This Is The Turkey.”

– “Thanksgiving;”

– “Clifford’s Thanksgiving Visit.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– The Turkey Trot (The Kids Love Doing This.)
– Hello, Mr. Turkey

– 5 Little Turkeys

Projects And Activities:

– Letter “I” Worksheets

– Letter “I” Alphabet Page

– “Letter “I” Workbook Page

– Making A Thankful Turkey

– Making A Thanksgiving Place mat

– Painting A Turkey

– Making A Cornucopia

– Making A Turkey Wreath

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola) 

This week’s letter is I. Together we’ll make an igloo ( with mini marshmallows ), make insects ( learn what they are, where they live, what they eat) and experiment with ice: what makes ice melt?
We’ll do a letter I search worksheet and practice writing the letter I.
At circle time we’ll create a colorful turkey ( color, letter and number review ) and use turkey feathers for a patterning activity.

We’ll paint with corn cobs and make mini Mayflowers!

We’ll read I Love Bugs( Philemon Sturges ), Bugs Are Insects (Anne Rockwell), Bugs, Bugs, Bugs ( Bob Barner ), T is for Turkey (Tanya Lee Stone ), The 12 Days of Thanksgiving ( Jenna Lettice ), The Story of Thanksgiving ( Nancy J. Skarmeas ) and The Pilgrims’ First Thanksgiving ( Ann Mc Govern ).

We’ll learn and illustrate this poem

Thanksgiving
First we give thanks for the food we are given
Then we give thanks for the houses we live in
Then we give thanks for the sun that shines above
But mostly we give thanks for the people we love

Our Families



Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
Friendly Reminders: We are closed on Thursday and Friday due to teacher’s convention and to staff training. Since it is a short week, we will not be having show and tell this week because we will be reviewing letters A-G.

Weekly Topic:
– Our Families

Letter Of The Week:
– We Will Be Reviewing Letters A-G

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Llama Llama Misses Mama.”
– “Llama Llama Gram And Grandpa.”

– “Me And My Dad.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Finger Family
– When I See My Grandparents
– My Family
– If You Love Your Family And You Know It
– Families Are All Different

Projects And Activities:
– Letter Review Worksheets
– Making A Handprint Family Tree
– Painting A Picture Of Our Families
– Making A “F” Is For Family Picture

Spanish Of The Month:
– Family Members

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola)

This week is a short week; school is closed Thursday 11/7 and Friday 11/8 for New Jersey’s teachers’  convention.
This week’s letter is G. We’ll make giraffes ( learn some fun giraffe facts), sort and count (and snack on) with colorful goldfish crackers and use red and green grapes for counting and patterning and making our own grape juice!
We’ll work in our workbooks and do a letter G worksheet.
Please practice the G sounds ( hard and soft) and review G words! Thank you!
With food coloring, milk and dish detergent we’ll watch colors mix!
We’ll learn this poem

I know a Giraffe
I know a giraffe
With a neck that’s really high
She stretches and stretches
Til it reaches the sky
She lives on the plains
With the elephants too
You might also see her
When you visit the zoo!!

Halloween

Prek 4 (Jennifer Ward) 

Our Fall Party is on Wednesday:) Show And Tell On Tuesday Letter “G.” Please send in any Halloween books you would like to share for circle time 🙂

Weekly Theme:
– Halloween

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Gg.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– I’m A Little Pumpkin
– Halloween Song
– 5 Little Pumpkins
– Witch Had An Itch

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Big Pumpkin.” Back By Popular Demand 🙂
– “Molang’s Halloween.”
Halloween Books Sent In From Home 🙂

Projects And Activities:
– Letter G Workbook Page
– Letter G Worksheet Pages
– Letter G Alphabet Page
– Make A Candy Corn
– Make A Frankenstein
– Make A Jack-O-Lantern
– Make mummies With Our Faces On Them

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola)

We’ll make a pumpkin number line (1-10) and work together on a pumpkin math worksheet (1-5).
To review shapes we’ll play pumpkin matchup!
We’ll make Halloween spiders ( with 8 legs ), jack-o-lanterns and learn this Halloween poem.
A Halloween Pumpkin
I am a pumpkin big and round
Once upon a time I grew in the ground
Now I have a mouth, two eyes and a nose
What are they for, do you suppose?

When I have a candle inside shining bright
I’ll be a jack-o-lantern on Halloween night!!

We’ll read The Night Before Halloween, In the Haunted House, Happy Halloween Biscuit, Halloween Day(Anne Rockwell) , Arthur’s Halloween, The 12 Days of Halloween, Clifford’s First Halloween, Room on the Broom (Julia Donaldson ) and The Hallo-weiner ( Dav Pilkey ).

Fall Is All Around Us

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Wards ) 
Just a few reminders: We are having early dismissals on Thursday and Friday due to conferences and dismissals will be at 11:45. We will be having show and tell on Tuesday for the letter F. 🙂

Topic Of The Week:
– Fall Is All Around Us

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Ff.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Big Pumpkin”
– “Halloween”
– “Clifford’s Halloween.”
– “Frankenfrog.”
– “About Halloween.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Fall Leaves
– Grey Squirrel, Grey Squirrel
– Fall
– Five Little Scarecrows

Projects And Activities:
– Letter F Worksheet Pages
– Letter F Alphabet Page
– Letter F Art projects with “Flowers”
– Making A Scarecrow
– Painting Around Leaves
– Making A Corn On The Cob
– Painting A Fall Tree
– Making A Pumpkin

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )
We are looking forward to Miss Sharon’s science lesson on Monday!

This week’s letter is F. We’ll make fish and fall wreaths ( colorful hands! )
We’ll sort and count with fluffy feathers and  practice tracing Fs and 5s.
We’ll read Dr. Seuss’s Fox in Socks and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Eric Carle’s The Very Lonely Firefly and Louise Ehlert’s Feathers for Lunch.
We will fish for letters A-F and numbers 1-5.
We’ll learn theses square and rectangle poems

I’m a Square
What am I?
What am I?
I am a shape
I am a shape
I have four sides that are all the same
And that is something that will never change!
See if you can guess my name!
I’m a square!
I’m a square!

I’m a rectangle
You can see.
I have four sides
Count with me!
Two are short and two are long
Come along and sing my song!

Leaves And Trees


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 

Just a few reminders: We are closed on Monday due to Columbus Day. Our Weis field trip is on Wednesday. We will be reviewing our letters A-E this week so there will be no show and tell.:) Miss Jenny

Theme Of The Week:
– Leaves And Trees

Letter Of The Week:
– Reviewing Letters A-E

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Full Of Fall.”
– “Fall Leaves.”
– “In The Fall.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Leaves On The Trees
– 1,2, Leaves Fell Down

Projects And Activities:
– Letters A-E Review Worksheets
– Leaf Prints
– Fall Tree With Pumpkin Seeds
– Leaf Hand print Wreath

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola ) 

We are looking forward to our trip to Weis supermarket! We’ll read Pete the Cat’s Trip to the Supermarket (James Dean) and at circle time we’ll shop together for healthy foods.

We’ll do number ( 1,2 and 3 ) and letter ( A, B, C and D ) searches for review.
We’ll make Elmos and eggs and learn E sounds and words.
For science, we’ll discover what makes an egg float in water!
We’ll make scarecrows with colorful shapes and learn this song/ activity:

Scarecrow, Scarecrow

Scarecrow Scarecrow turn around
Scarecrow scarecrow jump up and down
Scarecrow scarecrow arms up high
Scarecrow scarecrow wink one eye
Scarecrow scarecrow bend your knees
Scarecrow scarecrow flap in the breeze
Scarecrow scarecrow climb into bed
Scarecrow scarecrow rest your head!

We’ll read Every Autumn Comes the Bear ( Jim Arnosky ).