The Handwriting Without Tears Program


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Quartucci )

We are looking forward to a great week ahead!

We’ll be continuing with the letter B, and writing both a and b in lowercase.  To help assist your child\children at home in any handwriting they may do, here is the way they are learning the formation of uppercase A and B (through  ‘The Handwriting Without Tears Program’);

‘A’: Big line, big line, little line

‘B’: Big line, little curve, little curve

We will be making Bees from the letter B (which is an activity that will also help strengthen our scissor skills) and also using marshmallows for a butterfly art project.

For math we will be exploring sorting by shape, size and color.  We will take a nature walk around the school to practice sorting through the things we found outside in the fall.  We will compare colors, shapes and sizes of leaves, acorns, sticks and hopefully more.

We’ll read ‘A Bear for all Seasons’,  ‘Corduroy’, and ‘Leaf Man’

We will use the Smart Board to accompany skills being taught. Basic sign language and Spanish will continue to be used during circle time.

*Have your child be on the lookout for things in the house that start with ‘c’ as we will be starting show and tell on October 5th!*

Prek 3 

Wednesday is our field trip to the farm! We are looking forward to a fun day!

Letter of the week: B

Books we will be reading:

Bears on Wheels by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?  by Bill Martin Jr.

The Wheels on the School Bus by Mary-Alice Moore

Because A Little Bug Went Ka-Choo! by Rosetta Stone

Projects: We will be making binoculars, butterflies, and a color booklet from the story Brown Bear Brown Bear.

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy ) 

Theme of the week: let’s share

Letter of the week: d

Books we will be reading: 

Go dogs go by PD Eastman

One duck stuck by Phyllis root

Danny the dinosaur by Sid Hoff


  • D is for dots 
  • Duck picture
  • Dot painting

Please do not forget that our trip is this Wednesday and if your child is participating you can either meet us at the school at at 8:50 AM and follow us over or meet us at the farm no later than 930 at the benches. Please remember that you need to remain with your child for the entire trip.