The Mitten

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Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
The kids are doing great practicing and remembering their addresses and phone numbers. I am SUPER proud of them!!! 🙂 Just a reminder we are closed on Monday. Enjoy your long weekend 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– Winter/Winter Attire

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Ll.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “The Mitten.”
– “Bear In Long Underwear.”
– “A Shake And A Shiver.”
– “The Three Snow Bears.”
– “Little Penguins.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Mittens Feel So Nice

– Do You Love The Snow?
– Snowflake Song
– The Snowman Song

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Ll” Worksheets
– Letter “Ll” Alphabet page

– Decorating Mittens

– Making Snowflakes

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk ) 
Theme of the week: Martin Luther King  Jr.

 

Letter of the week: L

 

Books we will be reading:

– Martin Luther King Jr. Day by David F. Marx

– Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

– We’re Going On A Lion Hunt by Margery Cuyler

– Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney

 

Projects/Activities:

– workbook letter L

– letter L page of our alphabet book

– Martin Luther King Jr. discussion and coloring page

– paper plate peace sign project

– lion craft

– paint with Lego

– Lego patterns

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

Some books we will be reading:
Three little pigs by James Marshall
Biggest pumpkin ever by Steven Kroll
Popcorn book by Tommy Depaula
Mouse paint!

Some projects we will be doing:
P is for popcorn
Mouse paint picture with primary colored paint
Winter mitten  A/B patterns

Math : we will be sorting different colored mittens grouping them by color then creating an A/B pattern from just two of the colors.

Mr.  Messy

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Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds ) 

This week’s letter is M. We’ll practice letter formation and beginning sound and name many M words.

We’ll make colorful masks, snowy mountain pictures and macaroni necklaces!

We’ll play with magnets, review measurement ( inches, feet and yards) and learn about money ( coins and value).

We’ll have a snowball ( marshmallow) toss– math number recognition and counting.

Old King Cole

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 

Hope everyone is staying warm in this cold weather!!

Theme Of The Week:
-Hibernation And Cold Weather Animals

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Kk.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Bear Feels Scared.”
– “Bear Wants More.”
– “Bear Snores On.”
– “Bear Feels Sick.”
– “Bear’s Loose Tooth.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– It’s Time To Hibernate
– Napping Critters
– Hibernation Song
– I Have What I Need
– Animal Dance

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Kk” paper
– Letter “Kk” alphabet page
– Making A Polar Bear
– Making A Penguin
– Making A Bear
– Making A Cardinal With Our Hand Prints

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk ) 

Theme of the week: K is for kindness

We will spend time this week discussing ways to demonstrate kindness to others and how to be a good friend.

Letter of the week: K

Books we will be reading:

– Old King Cole by Iza Trapani

– The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

– Kite Day by Will Hillenbrand

– Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

– The Ice Cream King by Steve Metzger

Projects/Activities:

– letter K workbook

– letter K page of our alphabet book

– key rubbings

– kite craft

– kite color by number

– Kool Aid painting

– rainbow trace letter K

– kindness journal page

– K is for king project

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy) 

Letter of the week: O

Some books we will be reading:
Oscar Otter by Nathaniel Benchley
An octopus followed me home by Dan Yaccarino
I have an olive tree by Eve Bunting

Some projects we will be doing:
Creating an octopus
The O with oats
Painting printed letter o with a tube dipped in paint

Math : we will continue to work on shapes as well as the number eight this week

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

Martin Luther King

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds ) 

We’ll finish our letter K projects and review the K sound and letter K words.
With kitchen utensils, we’ll play the What’s Missing?? game. The children love this game ( we play it with different shapes, puppets, stuffed animals, numbers and letters) and it challenges their focus and memory.

We’ll play ladybug math, paint with lemons and limes, practice writing the letter L and the L sound and identify many L words!

To learn about and celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr we’ll read Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King by Jean Marzollo. Look for our MLK craft!

With colorful M and Ms and white and brown eggs we’ll talk about diversity and equality and celebrate being caring and kind.

To review shapes we’ll identify the shapes we have in our class ( clock, windows, doors, tables etc.). We’ll reinforce this lesson with worksheet review.

Happy New Year Everyone – Church Quacker Loc

Prek 4 –  ( Adele Leeds ) 
Welcome back to school and Happy New Year!
We’ll welcome the new year and January with this poem:

January
January now is here
A fresh new start
For a whole new year!

The snow comes down
In the dark of night

When we awake
The world is white

In January when there’s snow
We get on our sleds
And away we go!

This week’s letter is K. We’ll make kangaroos and koalas and learn about their homes, food and habits.
Look for our colorful K kites!

At circle time, we’ll review letters A-J, numbers 1-15, the seasons, months of the year, days of the week, opposites and rhymes. We continue to work on manners, taking turns and encouraging our friends.

Using an empty tin can, crushed ice, water and salt we’ll make our own frost!

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

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Prek 4 –  ( Jennifer Ward )
Happy New Year Everyone!!! Looking forward to the New Year with everyone!!

Theme Of The Week:
– New Years

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

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Happy Pig Day.”
– “George Catches A Cold.”
– “Please Let It Snow.”
– “Happy New Year.”
– “New Year’s Day.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Greet The New Year!
– Ring, Ring, Ring The Bells
– Happy New Year
– New Year’s Day

Projects And Activites:
– Letter Review Worksheets
– Practice Writing Letters A-J
– We Will Begin Practicing Writing Our First Names
– Handprints New Year’s Art Project
– Decorating A 2018 Sign

Spanish Topic:
– Clothes

Prek 3 – ( Jennifer Polesuk)

Welcome back!!! Hope everyone had a nice and relaxing holiday with their families!!!

We are coming back to lots of changes! It is a new month, a new season, and a new year!! We will be discussing all of these changes at circle time this week. We will also be learning our months of the year cheer. Please ask your children about it!

Theme of the week: Welcome to winter

Letter of the week: J

Books we will be reading:

– Jamberry by Bruce Degan

– The Jacket I Wear In the Snow by Shirley Neitzel

– Jellyfish by Judy Wearing

– Animals in the Jungle – Animal Show and Tell

Projects/Activities:

– workbook letter J

– letter J page of our alphabet book

– 2018 dot paint

– cup painted snowman

– find and dot the letter J

– jellyfish craft

– jungle project

– shape snowmen (review of circle, square, and triangle)

Prek 2 – ( Nellie Westpy )
I would like to take a moment to wish you all a very happy new year. We are delighted to start the new year with your children and continue the learning process alongside of you and your families ! In the first half of the year we introduce variety of concepts and letters to get your child(ren) used to the classroom setting. In the second half the year we begin to add on more structured learning time in order to have them ready by the end of the school year to move the next class. Please take the time to look at any notes that we write  on your child’s activities and ask any questions that you may have along the way. Below is the first weeks lesson plans. Thank you !

Letter of the week: N

Some projects that we will be doing:
The letter N with a variety of numbers
A birds nest made out of paper plate
The letter and with noodles

Some books we will be reading:
The best nest by PD Eastman
Napping house by Audrey Wood
Too much noise by Ann McGovern

Math skill: for the month of January every week we will be working on a variety of shapes, matching them, sorting them, and identification.

Llama, Llama, holiday Drama

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
This week is a very short week so we will just be reviewing the Letters A-J and having some Holiday fun 🙂 I want to take a moment and wish everyone a VERY Happy  and Safe Holiday Season. Your children are truly a joy to me and I enjoy coming to work every single day and seeing them. Looking forward to the new year with everyone. Happy New Year!!!!

Theme Of The Week:
– Christmas

Letter Of The Week:
– Reviewing Letters A-J

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Star Bright.” (again):)
– “Llama, Llama, holiday Drama.”
– “Suzy Goose And The Christmas Star.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Get Ready, Rudolph
– Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer
– Jingle Bells

– Oh, Santa Claus

Projects And Activities:
– Decorating Gingerbread Cookies With Pre-K 3 🙂

– Review sheet For Letters A-J
– Connect The Dot paper

– Coloring A Rudolph Picture

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy ) 

Happy holidays from our staff to your families! This week due to the abbreviated week we will strictly be doing review of letters A through D. We will also be doing some.painting and creating some holiday Christmas pictures for our families. Please remember that Tuesday is early dismissal and all children must be picked up by 11:45 AM. Thank you and we wish your families a joyous holiday season again !

Biscuit’s Christmas


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
This week we will be discussing the holiday Christmas and also the true meaning of Christmas. Please remember the Christmas show is this Friday at 5:00. The class has been working very hard with Miss Nellie for the show.  I look forward to seeing everyone there!! I hope everyone has a wonderful week.

Theme Of The Week:
– Christmas

Letter Of The Week:
– We Will Be Learning The Letter “Jj.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Biscuit’s Christmas.”
– “Star Bright.”
– “Merry Christmas, Ollie.”
– “Pocket’s Christmas Wish.”
– “Christmas Mice.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Rudolph
– Trimming The Tree
– Candy Cane Chorus
– Oh, Santa Claus
– Get Ready, Rudolph

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Jj” Worksheet

– Letter “Jj”Tracing Paper
– Connect The Dot Worksheet

– Making Christmas Cards
– Christmas “Surprise” for parents 🙂
– Candy Canes
– Coloring Wreaths

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk )

Theme of the week: Christmas

Letter of the week: I

Books we will be reading:
– Imogene’s Antlers by David Small
– Tacky’s Christmas by Helen Lester
– Santa Claus and the Three Bears by Maria Modugno
– The Little Red Elf by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
– Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by James Dean
– Curious George and the Ice Cream Surprise by Margaret and H.A. Rey

Projects/Activities:
– workbook letter I
– letter I page of our alphabet book
– fine motor Christmas tree decorating
– gift bow painting
– Christmas tree sequencing
– paper tube painted Christmas tree
– creating a special surprise for our families

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy holiday season! Enjoy this special time with your families!!!!

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy )
This is our last full week of school before winter break ! Please see what we will be working on below :

Letter of the week: M

Some projects we will be doing:
My hands(hand print with paint)
Merry Christmas projects!
Music picture

Some books we will be reading:
Good night moon by Margaret Brown
Mouse paint by Ellen Walsh
My hands by Aliki

Math skill : M is for math! Will be working on scrambling numbers and Counting forward and backwards with them.

Eric Carle’s Dream Snow



Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )

The children are looking forward to sharing their Christmas show with you on Friday, December 15, 5pm at the Quaker Church location. Practice has been great– lots of spirit and enthusiasm.

This week’s letter is J. We’ll count and sort with jelly beans, make music with jingle bells and with strawberries and sugar make jam.

We’ll have a lesson on positional words ( above, below, behind, next to, over, under, on, off etc.)
using holiday decorations and treats.

A science lesson (Sink or Float???) challenges observation and predicting skills.

We’ll read Eric Carle’s Dream Snow (and create our own Trees!)

Hanukkah


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )

This week we will be talking about the holiday Hanukkah. If you celebrate this holiday and would like to come in to talk to the children about the holiday please just let me know. We would love to have you be a guest speaker!!! I hope everyone has a wonderful week!!

Theme Of The Week:
– Hanukkah

Letter Of The Week:
– We Will Be Learning The Letter “Ii.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?”
– “Biscuit’s Hanukkah.”
– “Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah.”
– “My Hanukkah.”
– “I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Dreidel.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Happy Hanukkah.
– Share Your Light.
– Hanukkah Is Here.
– Time For Hanukkah.
– The Dreidel Song.

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Ii” worksheet
– Connect The Dot Worksheet
– Letter “Ii” Tracing Paper
– Making A Menorah
– Coloring a Dreidel
– Making A Star Of David

Spanish Topic:
– Household Pets

Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk )

Theme of the week: Hanukah

We will be learning the special traditions for Hanukah such as spinning a dreidel, lighting a menorah, and tasting latkes.

Letter of the week: H

Books we will be reading:

– From Head To Toe by Eric Carle

– The Red Hen by Rebecca and Ed Emberley

– Runaway Dreidel by Leslea Newman

– The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes by Linda Glaser

– The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

– Eight Chanukah Lights by Annie Auerbach

– The Runaway Latkes by Leslie Kimmelman

Projects/Activities:

– letter H workbook page

– letter H page of our alphabet book

– helicopter craft

– dreidel spin art

– coloring dreidels by size (review of small, medium, and large)

– menorah project

Math:

We will be doing a review of shapes (circle, square, rectangle, triangle, oval) to create a shape house
Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy )

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