May Update

WEEK OF: MAY 15th – 19th

This week the classroom will be buzzing with learning experiences! We will explore a variety of bugs and learn their characteristics and ways these creatures are important in nature. Activities planned include creating thumbprint insects, assembling a large bug floor puzzle, finger painting large butterflies, and observing the new Painted Lady Caterpillars in the science area.


This is the last sharing week for the year. The children may bring in a sharing item of their choice!

This week we will explore what lives in the ocean and what can be found by the seashore.

We plan to:

  • use beach items in the dramatic play area
  • explore shells at the science table
  • create sea creatures from a variety of materials and wear red, white and blue on Friday (26th) for some patriotic fun!
  • We have five painted lady caterpillars in the science center. Ask your child to keep you updated on their metamorphosis.


  • Curious Creatures will be visiting PPP on Wednesday May 31st for 2 presentations.
  • All PPP students are invited to attend one presentation. There is a sign-up sheet for NON- WEDNESDAY students who would like to attend.
  • The August birthdays will be celebrated in school in May. Please let us know if you plan to bring in a snack item.
  • The Yellow Apples are practicing songs for their graduation ceremony which will be held on Tuesday 6/13 @ 11:00.
  • Registration forms for the summer program have been sent home. This program is open to all PPP students.
  • Return your summer forms soon to reserve a spot! As of May 26th, summer registration will be open to new families.



Monday (15) yogurt – Vivienne

Tuesday (16) August birthdays – Emme, Emalynn

Wednesday (17) August birthdays – Vivienne, Wyatt

Thursday (18) mini bagels & cream cheese – Vera

Friday (19) cheese & crackers – Margot

Monday (22) crackers & sun butter – Jack F

Tuesday (23) graham crackers – Apollo

Wednesday (24) bananas – Isla

Thursday (25) applesauce – Dylan

Friday (26) Red, White, and Blue popsicles – PPP will do




(five) little fish swimming in the sea.

Teasing Mr. Shark,

“You can’t catch me!”

Along comes Mr. Shark,

As quiet as can be and……..Snap!

(Four) little fish, swimming in the sea…..

Continue until all fish are eaten!


April Update

APRIL 3 – 7, 2023
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 have a follow-up activity to enhance the learning experience. We plan to experiment with water, bubbles, magnets and of course, volcanos!
The letter of the week is V is for volcano.

APRIL 10 – 14, 2023
You may hear us singing, How Much is That Doggie in the Window? as we learn about some of our favorite pets this week. The dramatic play center will be set up as a Veterinarian’s office as a fun way to learn about pets and their care.

The letter of the week is W is for worm.

  • Lunch Bunch will not be held on Friday, April 14th.
    All students will be dismissed at noon.
  • April 17 – 21 is school vacation week. Enjoy the week!
  • PPP will be holding a summer program July 10th – 13th and July 17th – 20th.
    Each session meets Monday – Thursday from 9:00-1:00. The cost is $180 per session. More information will come home after April vacation week.

Monday (3) chips & salsa – Olive
Tuesday (4) carrots & cucumbers – PPP will do
Wednesday (5) club crackers – Jack S.
Thursday (6) bananas – Vera
Friday (7) applesauce – Charlotte

Monday (10) Pirate’s Booty – Eliza
Tuesday (11) yogurt – Kelley
Wednesday (12) graham crackers – Margot
Thursday (13) pretzels – Jenna
Friday (14) birthday celebration – Morgan C. (No Lunch Bunch Today)


March Updates

Theme: Art Appreciation
March 13 – 17, 2023

During our focus on art this week we will explore a variety of artists, their tools, supplies, and where works of art can be seen. We’ll then create some masterpieces of our own! Our featured artist is author/illustrator Peter Reynolds. We will enjoy reading his books, The Dot, and Ish, for inspiration. Each child will create their own Dot picture for the Art Show.

*Be sure to wear green on Friday, 3/17, for some St Patrick’s Day fun!

March 20 – 24, 2023
Theme: A Sign of Spring

This is a sharing week! The children are asked to bring in something seen in Spring on their scheduled sharing day.

March 27 – 31, 2023
Theme: Backyard Birds

This week we will explore our feathered friends! Each day we will look at different types of birds and learn about their unique body parts, the foods they eat and their different types of homes.


  • March 20th is a sharing week.
  • The letter activities are S is for Shamrock, T is for teeth and U is for umbrella.
  • Mark your calendars- new date for the Art Show! The Art Show will be held on Saturday, May 6th from 10:30 – 12:00.

Monday (13) pretzels – Jack F.
Tuesday (14) sun butter & crackers – Brandt
Wednesday (15) bananas – Wyatt, Julian
Thursday ((16) chips & salsa – Kaetlyn
Friday (17) mini muffins – Michael

Monday (20) yogurt –
Tuesday (21) bananas – Vera
Wednesday (22) Pirate’s Booty – Michael
Thursday (23) Cheerios & raisins – Liam
Friday (24) carrots – Nola

Monday (27) Goldfish – Apollo
Tuesday (28) graham crackers – Preston
Wednesday (29) cheese & crackers – Jenna
Thursday (30) mini bagels & cream cheese – Caroline
Friday (31) hummus & pita bread –


WEEKLY UPDATE: February 27th – March 3rd and March 6th – 10th


The focus of our learning experiences for these two weeks will be on our favorite authors and illustrators. Each day we will read a selection of books and the classroom centers will involve activities related to these books. Authors will include Eric Carle, Bill Martin, Jr., Mo Willems, Peter Reynolds, David Shannon and
Dr. Seuss.

The letter of the week activities are Q is for quail and R is for read.


  • Thursday, March 2nd, is recognized as National Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The children may wear silly socks to school on Thursday and Friday as we will be reading The Foot Book and Fox in Socks along with other Dr. Seuss books.
  • Children’s medical forms are current for one year from the date of the physical exam. If your child has had a recent physical please send in a copy of the current physical form to be kept on file. Thank you.

Monday (27) applesauce -Wyatt, Julian
Tuesday (28) hummus & pita bread -Vera
Wednesday (1) mini bagels & cream cheese -Hallie
Thursday (2) Goldfish -Grace
Friday (3) graham crackers -Jonathon

Monday (6) carrots & dip -Jack S.
Tuesday (7) cheese & crackers –
Wednesday (8) applesauce -Vivienne
Thursday (9) yogurt-
Friday (10) animal crackers- Margot

“It’s never too cold, too wet, or too hot,
To pick up a book and share what you’ve got.
You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child.
So join us March 2nd in your special own way,
And make this America’s read to Kids Day.”
-Anita Merina, 1997

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