WEEKLY UPDATE: MAY 27TH – JUNE 10th 2019

It’s hard to believe but this is the last update of the year as we prepare for the final days of school. It is amazing to look back to September and reflect on how the children have grown this year! It has been a pleasure getting to know all of your children and being a part of this important stage of their growth and development. We hope you all have enjoyed the year at PPP! We look forward to seeing returning students in September and wish our pre-k students a wonderful kindergarten experience.

Our last days of school will be enjoyed with theme days. This gives us the opportunity to close out the school year in a special way and have fun with activities that we think your children will enjoy. Please take note of the themes on the days your child attends school- the children are excited to know about these special events!

*Final Lunch Bunch bills will besent home this week. The last lunch is Friday, May 31st.

**The final lunch payment is due by your child’s last lunch bunch day,

Thank you!

MONDAY (27) – MEMORIAL DAY

TUESDAY (28) – BEACH DAY –We’ll imagine we’re atthe beach to explore the sand and sea. Children may wear bathing suits to school under clothes orwitha cover up.

SNACK:crackers & lemonade– Nora

WEDNESDAY (29)– WATERMELON DAY-We’llcreate a watermelon sun-catcher, sing Down By The Bay and enjoy watermelon for snack!

SNACK:watermelon – Liam

THURSDAY (30) – CURIOUS CREATURES DAY- All are looking forward to this popular end-of-the-year event!

SNACK: animal crackers – Maddox

FRIDAY (1) – LUAU DAY – wear your most colorful clothes and we’ll paint shells and do the limbo!

SNACK: fruit – Bennett

MONDAY (3) – CASTLES AND DRAGONS – We’ll be kings and queens for the day and read dragon stories and build sand castles!

SNACK:graham crackers – Ryder

TUESDAY (4) –DINOSAUR DAY – PPP will become the land of dinosaurs

with dinosaurs all around us! ROAR!

SNACK: yogurt & fruit – Paxton

WEDNESDAY (5) – LEGO DAY We’ll have fun building with Legos and Duplos and

we’ll paint with them too!

SNACK:cheese & crackers- Rebecca

THURSDAY (6) –SPORTS DAY – Wear your favorite sports team attire!B owling, golf, soccer, hopscotch and more!

SNACK: popsicles-Sophie

FRIDAY (7) – PIZZA DAY- We’ll make our own English muffin pizzas

for snack, read Hi Pizza Man!by Virginia Walter and sing some funny pizza songs.

SNACK:English muffins, sauce, cheese-

LAST DAY………

MONDAY (10) GAMES DAY- We’ll have fun playing a variety of popular games. Bingo; Duck, Duck Goose; What Time is it Mr. Fox? And

Doggie, Doggie are among the selections.

SNACK:ice cream sandwiches-

TUESDAY (11) YELLOW APPLE GRADUATION @ 9:30

OTHER INFO:

*The first tuition installment for returning students is due by

June 15th. This payment reserves your spot for the fall.

*Enrollment packets for returning students will come home in June. Please bring all

of these forms with you to the orientation visit in September – 9/4 & 9/5.

*We have openings for preschool in September. If you know of anyone looking

for preschool they may call or email for more information.

*I can be reached over the summer by email atperryparkpreschool@gmail.com

or call 978 374-6678 and leave a message.

WEEKLY UPDATE: MAY 6 – 10, 2019

THEME: GROWING GARDENS

“Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?” This familiar nursery rhyme sums up this week’s learning experiences on gardens. We will be exploring the purposes, types and places for flower and vegetable gardens.

We will also learn the names of garden tools and what plants need to grow.

Some of the learning experiences planned include:

-reading a My Big World magazine about sunflowers

-planting a hairy Harry (grass seed in a cup)

-observing root growth by sprouting carrot tops at the science center

-a counting activity using beans and flower pots

-painting with plastic flowers and

-a group project of planting flowers on the playground.

REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:

*Curious Creatures will be visiting PPP on Thursday May 30th for two 40minute programs. If your child does not attend school on Thursdays you may sign up to attend one of the programs. A sign up sheet will be posted on the fence. More information on this will come home as the date nears. This activity is for PPP students only. We will not be able to accommodate siblings at this event.

Information and registration forms for the summer program have been sent home. Summer registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

*We wish you all a very Happy Mother’s Day!

WEEKLY UPDATE: APRIL 29 – MAY 3, 2019

Theme: Old MacDonald’s Farm

This week’s activities will center on farm life. We will be discussing what grows on a farm, what animals live there, and what machinery is used. Some of the learning experiences will include:

-exploring the barn and animals in the block area

-completing large farm floor puzzles

-making butter for snack on Wednesday

-playing animal games at circle time

-creating a barn, and farm animals at the art tables and

-painting farm animals at the easel.

The letter of the week activity is Z is for zebra.

Music and movement experiences will have us singing Old MacDonald Had a Farm, The Farmer in the Dell, Baa-Baa Black Sheep, Down On the Farm by Greg and Steve and Laurie Berkner’s I love My Rooster and I Know A Chicken.

REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:

*Wednesday,May 1st is class picture day. 

Wednesday students will go to Fellowship Hall at 9:30 with their teachers for the picture. All others are asked to meet us there for the picture. Buying the picture is optional but we hope all children will come to be in the picture at 9:30!

*The May/June snack calendars are available to sign. May, June, July and August birthdays are listed on this calendar so please check for your child’s birthday snack day.

*A preschool survey is coming home today. We appreciate your responses and feedback on your child’s preschool experience at PPP.

*Sign up sheets for the summer program will be out next week

WEEKLY UPDATE: APRIL 22 – 26, 2019

THEME: THAT’S MY JOB

This week we will explore a variety of occupations. The activities planned include:

-reading books about workers in our community

-completing a When I Grow Up writing activity

– story time with the Groveland Librarian, Meghan McCabe, on Tuesday

-touring Ms. Sherry’s school bus and

-a letter Y is for yellow activity.

This is also a SHARING WEEK. The children are asked to bring in an item related to any occupation on their scheduled sharing day.

If anyone would like to come into the classroom to share their job with the class please see a teacher to schedule a day & time over the next few weeks.

REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:

*Wednesday, May 1st, the class picture will be taken at 9:30. Non-Wednesday children are asked to meet us in Fellowship Hall at 9:30 for the picture.

Purchasing the picture is optional but we hope everyone will come to be in the class photo. Order forms will be sent home as soon as we receive them from Hockmeyer Studios.

*The Art Show was a great success! Thanks to all who came to view the fantastic art work- the children were so proud to show their creations! 

*PPP is offering a summer program for three weeks in July. Each session meets Monday – Thursday from 9:00-12:30 and costs $125 per child per session. The program will run July 8 – 11, July 15 – 18 and July 22 – 25. Information and a signup sheet will be out after April vacation week.

WEEKLY UPDATE: APRIL 8 – 12, 2019

THEME: IT’S SCIENTIFIC

This week our classroom will be busy with scientific activity! At circle time a variety of simple experiments will be conducted and during free choice time we will do a follow-up activity to enhance the learning experience. We plan to experiment with water, bubbles, magnets, and make a colorful volcano and slime in the sensory table!

We’ll experiment with crayon resist to make the letter X this week.

REMINDERS AND REQUESTS:

*Wear your favorite sports team apparel on Tuesday (9th) as we celebrate Opening Day at Fenway Park and discover -what’s inside a baseball?

*This is a good time to check the spare clothes in your child’s backpack.

Please be sure to include socks, underwear, and clothes for spring!

*There is a signup sheet for Tasty Tuesday on April 9th.

*The class photo will be taken on Wednesday, May 1st at 9:30. Order forms will be

sent home as the date nears. Wednesday students will go to Fellowship Hall with their classmates and teachers at 9:30; all others are asked to meet us there for the picture @ 9:30. Hope you will come as we love to have everyone in the picture!

*April vacation week is 4/15 – 4/19. Enjoy the week!

Art Show 2019

Hope to see you at the Art Show on Saturday, April 6th.

Stop by anytime between 10:30-12:00.

The artwork is fantastic and there are some great book raffles and

delicious baked goods!

If you have friends/family looking for preschool for the fall please invite them

to the Art Show, registration information will be available.

WEEK UPDATES: MARCH 25 – 29 and APRIL 1 – 5, 2019

Our unit on spring – YAY! – begins! During these two weeks we will explore this rejuvenating season. We plan to:

  • create spring flowers with a variety of materials,
  • read books and sing songs about spring and springtime activities,
  • learn about the weather we see in springtime and conduct a weather experiment at circle time and at music time we’ll sing Spring is Here!, Birds in a Circle, Over in the Meadow,

Do You See a Sign of Spring and more!

The letter of the week activities are V is for vase and W is for wind.

REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:

*If you have signed up to bring a bake sale item for the Art Show please bring

it to school on Friday 4/5 by 12:30 or Saturday morning by 10:15 so we can set up the bake sale table. Thank you!

*Along with the book raffle we are raffling off our wooden doll carriage. It is gently used but ready for many more years of play.

*We recommend wearing boots to school daily as the parking lot and the playground can be wet and messy. Please bring shoes to change into once indoors.

*The April snack calendar is attached. There will be one more snack calendar for May/June. Please send an email if you would like to bring a snack and cannot access the sign up sheet.

*There is a sign up sheet for Tasty Tuesday on April 9th.

*Lunch Bunch will not be held on Friday, April 5thand Friday April 9th.

*Progress reports will be sent home in April. These do not need to be signed or returned. Please call or see your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

WEEKLY UPDATES: MARCH 11 – 15, 2019

This week we are collecting recyclable materials to use in the classroom. We plan to paint, glue, stack, build and sort them while we learnabout the 3 Rs- reduce, reuse, andrecycle!

A fun song we’ll learn this week: (tune is to The More We Get Together)

Reduce, reuse, recycle, recycle, recycle

Reduce, reuse, recycle it’s easy to do.

‘Cause your trash and my trash make up way too much trash.

Reduce, reuse recycle it’s easy to do!

The letter of the week activity is T is for Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Wear green on Friday for some St. Patrick’s Day fun!

WEEK OF: MARCH 18 – 22, 2019 THEME: TOOT! HONK! ZOOM!

As we explore transportation this week the children will become aware of the many ways people travel from one place to another. This is a Sharing Week– the children may bring in an item related to their favorite way to travel!

The letter of the week activity is U is for unicycle.

REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:

*The April snack calendar will be available to sign this week.

*The Curious George tickets should arrive soon.There is one extra ticket if anyone is interested, just let me know.

*The Art Show will be held on Saturday April 6thfrom 10:30-12:00—see attached.

*Please continue to wear boots and dress warmly in the morning as playground time can still feel like winter even though…Spring is only two weeks away!!

WEEKLY UPDATE: MARCH 4 – 8, 2019

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. -Dr. Seuss

This week we will have fun with a Dr. Seuss theme in honor of his birthday on March 2nd. Many schools recognize this each year on Read Across America Day.

At PPP we will read a selection of books each day and have activities planned related to the stories. Some of the Dr Seuss activities include:

-painting with green finger-paint

– using green play dough

-creating our own Cat in the Hat

-playing rhyming games to reinforce rhyming skills

-a one fish, two fish math activity and

-wearing certain colors or clothes each day- SEE BELOW-

The letter of the week activity is S is for socks.

REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:

*Monday wear green for Green Eggs and Hamday.

*Tuesday wear silly socks to school as we will be reading The Foot Book and Fox in Socks.

*Wednesday is silly hat/hair day as we’ll read The Cat in the Hat.

*Thursday is wear your pajamas to school day! And we look forward to a visit from Police Officer Jim Grenham on Thursday.

*Friday wear red and blue for One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.

*The March snack calendar is attached. Send an email if you would like to sign up for one of the available days.

*We are collecting recyclable materials for an upcoming recycling theme. We can use empty tissue boxes, cereal boxes, egg cartons, newspaper, plastic bottle caps, and round oatmeal containers. Please send these in as soon as possible. Thank you!

WEEKLY UPDATE: FEBRUARY 25 – MARCH 1, 2019

THEME: TEDDY BEAR CLINIC

This week the dramatic play center will be set up as a doctor’s office called the

Teddy Bear Clinic. Each child is invited to bring in a teddy bear (or other stuffed animal) for a check up on their scheduled sharing day. This will give everyone the chance to visit this area to give their animal a check up and receive a certificate of good health for their animal friend.

Other activities planned for the week include –

– identifying common tools used by physicians,

-creating a doctor’s bag,

-dressing up as doctors and nurses in the dramatic play area and

-a letter R is for rainbow activity.

At music time we will go on a bear hunt, sing Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear and dance the Teddy Bear Freeze!

REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:

*Any contributions of doctor props would be greatly appreciated.

Cotton balls and Q-tips will be used for painting and Band-Aids and gauze are

items that can be used to help give our animal friends a good check-up! Thank you!

*The March snack calendar is available to sign. Give a call or email if you’d like

to bring in a snack and are unable to access the sign up sheets.

*The Yellow Apple group has started home visits with the class book buddy,

Knuffle Bunny, and two books by Mo Willems, Knuffle Bunnyand Knuffle Bunny Too. Each child will have the opportunity to bring the book buddy home for two nights and then write about the experience in the class journal. The children are very excited and anxiously awaiting their turn!