WEEKLY UPDATE: January 2nd – 5th , January 8th – 12th , and January 15th – 19th 2024

Update – January 2nd – 5th, January 8th – 12th, and January 15th – 19th 2024
Theme: Winter and Arctic Animals

Welcome back and best wishes for a happy, healthy 2024!

We have many fun learning experiences planned for our exploration of winter.

Circle time activities will include reading books about snow, winter, and arctic animals. We will conduct an experiment to create salt crystal snowflakes, explore the arctic animals and rice in the sensory table, cut out hats and mittens to decorate and make pinecone bird feeders. Music time will find us moving like snowflakes, dancing the freeze dance, and singing winter songs.

The letter of the week activities are M is for mitten, N is for name and O is for octagon.


-The February snack calendar is available to sign.

-A signup sheet for parent/teacher conferences will be posted at arrival time.

-Registration forms for the 2024-2025 school year have been sent home.
Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

-Tell your friends! An Open House for new families will be held on Saturday, January 20th from 9:30-10:30. New families may begin registering at that time.

– Snow pants can be worn on the playground for snowy fun, and we’ll send them home at the end of the day. Please label all outerwear.
-When wearing snow boots, please send slippers or shoes in the backpack to change
into once we’re inside.

-There is no class on Monday, 1/15, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

– Lunch Bunch will not be held on Friday, January 19th.

Tuesday (2) pretzels – William
Wednesday (3) bananas – chips & salsa – McKenna
Thursday (4) applesauce – Jacquelyn
Friday (5) graham crackers – Nolan

Monday (8) cheese & crackers – Holly
Tuesday (9) yogurt – Lilah
Wednesday (10) hummus & pita bread –
Thursday (11) carrots & dip – Jack C.
Friday (12) Cheerios & raisins – Jack S.

Tuesday (16) birthday celebration – Brody, Holly
Wednesday (17) mini bagels & cream cheese – Kelley
Thursday (18) animal crackers – Vera
Friday (19) Clementines – (no lunch bunch today)


DECEMBER 11TH – 15TH and 18TH AND 19TH


This is SHARING WEEK. The children are asked to bring in an item related to music on their scheduled sharing day.
Lots of songs, carols and musical instruments will add to the musical fun.

The letter of the week activity is L is for lights.

A favorite song for this time of year:

Hat, Whiskers, Belt and Boots (Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes)
Hat, whiskers, belt and boots, belt, and boots.
Hat, whiskers, belt and boots, belt, and boots.
Twinkling eyes and a little cherry nose,
Hat, whiskers, belt and boots, belt, and boots.

Excitement is in the air and in the classroom as the holidays near. All the children are working on a special gift for their families which they can’t wait to take home.

*All holiday crafts for these past few weeks will be sent home with each child on Monday 12/18 and Tuesday 12/19.

Polar Express on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th

Will be especially festive days at PPP! The classroom will become the Polar Express and all will get a ticket to take an imaginary ride with their classmates. The children are welcome to wear their pajamas to school for the Polar Express!

Monday (11) applesauce – Calvin
Tuesday (12) chips & salsa – Jacquelyn
Wednesday (13) birthday celebration – Eliza
Thursday (14) mini bagels & cream cheese – Hallie
Friday (15) pretzels – Julian

Monday (18) Teddy Grahams – Connor
Tuesday (19) Teddy Grahams – Kaetlyn

We wish you all a joyful holiday season!




Rhyming activities will be the focus of the learning experiences for this week in school. Rhyming books and rhyming songs will reinforce this important pre-reading concept.

The letter of the week activity is J is for jet.

WEEK OF: DECEMBER 4 – 8, 2023
Holiday fun has begun! Songs, books, games, and crafts will fill the classroom as we explore this festive season.
The letter of the week activity is K is for king.

*A photographer from Barksdale will come to Fellowship Hall on Thursday,
November 30 for picture retakes and for those who would like their child’s picture taken. Thursday children (who have requested this) will go to Fellowship Hall with a teacher at 9:30. Non-Thursday children are asked to come at 10:00 to have their pictures taken. Please let me know if you would like to be added to the list of those planning to have pictures taken.
*Progress reports will be issued in December. These do not need to be signed or returned.
*In mid-January there will be a sign-up sheet to schedule a phone conference with your child’s teacher.


Monday (27) pretzels & cider – Calvin
Tuesday (28) birthday celebration – Morgan, Jack C., Vera
Wednesday (29) Goldfish – Kaetlyn
Thursday (30) graham crackers -Liam
Friday (1) yogurt – Vera

Monday (4) animal crackers -Jenna
Tuesday (5) cheese & crackers – Oliver
Wednesday (6) Kix cereal – Jack S.
Thursday (7) hummus & pita bread – Gigi
Friday (8) carrots – Jonathan


WEEKS: NOVEMBER 6 – 10, NOVEMBER 13 – 17, NOVEMBER 20 & 21


“Some families are large, some families are small,
But I love my family best of all!”

Families and Thanksgiving will be the focus of the activities in the classroom.

At circle time we will read Thanksgiving books, discuss our own family Thanksgiving celebrations, our favorite Thanksgiving foods and what we are thankful for.

Other activities planned include painting turkeys at the easel, creating a thankful wreath and completing a writing activity about our families.

At music time we will dance the turkey-pokey, sing On Thanksgiving Day by Laurie Berkner and this turkey song:

I’M A LITTLE TURKEY (tune of I’m a Little Teapot)
I’m a little turkey fluffy and brown.
My wings flip flop when I turn around.
I have a lot of feathers on my back,
And a big orange beak that goes click-clack.

**11/13 – 11/17 is a sharing week. We are asking each child to bring in a family photo on their scheduled sharing day. You may send in a picture of just one or two individual relatives or a group picture; any family photo your child selects will be great. We plan to pin the photos onto a classroom bulletin board for several weeks, then the picture will remain in school to be added to your child’s end-of-the year portfolio.
The letter of the week activities are H is for heart and I is for ice cream.


  • The December snack calendar is available to sign.
  • There is a sign-up sheet for Tasty Tuesday on 11/21.
  • As the cold weather approaches, we must prepare for inclement weather.
    PPP will be closed if the Pentucket School District announces that school is
    closed for the day. In the event a delayed opening is announced, PPP will hold
    school from 10:45 – 12:30 and Lunch Bunch will not be held.
  • We plan to be on the playground for at least 20-30 minutes each morning. Please be sure your child’s name is on all outerwear. When wearing snow/rainboots send a pair of shoes or slippers in the backpack to change into once we’re indoors.

Monday (6) apples – Nola
Tuesday (7) animal crackers – Brody
Wednesday (8) bananas – Carly
Thursday (9) hummus & pita bread – Austin
Friday (10) Veteran’s Day – no preschool class

Monday (13) chips & salsa – Eliza
Tuesday (14) applesauce – Vera
Wednesday (15) birthday celebration- Jack S., Kelley, Hallie
Thursday (16) Pirate’s Booty – James
Friday (17) mini bagels & cream cheese – Nolan

Monday (20) cheese & crackers – William
Tuesday (21) mini muffins – Oliver

“The turkey is a funny bird, his head goes wobble-wobble,
He only knows just one word; gobble, gobble, gobble!”


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