Week OF: April 22 – 26, 2024 and April 29 – May 3, 2024


We’ll read, In the Small, Small Pond, by Denise Fleming this week and learn what can be found in a pond. The learning experiences will include painting dragonflies and ducks, learning about the life cycle of a frog, and completing the alphabet with the activities Y is for Yoga and Z is for Zebra.


WEEK OF: APRIL 29 – MAY 3, 2024

This is SHARING WEEK! The children are asked to bring in an item related to
any occupation on their scheduled sharing day. Each child will also complete a “When I Grow Up” writing activity this week.

*The Art Show will be held on Saturday, May 4th!

Families and friends are welcome to come any time from 10:30 -12:00 to view our artistic creations. An Open House for new families will be held from 10-10:30.

*Calling all bakers! We will hold a bake sale during the art show. The proceeds will go towards the Curious Creature visit in May. A sign-up sheet will be posted at arrival time for those interested in baking something for the sale. Small items should come in baggies and will be sold for $1.00 per bag.

*Lunch Bunch will not be held on Friday, May 3rd, due to Art Show set-up.

*Mark Your Calendars! The class photo will be taken on Tuesday morning (May 7th) at 9:30. Weather permitting, we will gather on the church steps for the picture, otherwise it will be taken indoors in Fellowship Hall.

More information will come home in the next update.

Monday (22) – applesauce -Eliza
Tuesday (23) – chips & salsa -Oliver
Wednesday (24) – yogurt -Jack S.
Thursday (25) -graham crackers -Liam
Friday (26) -Pirate’s Booty -Nolan

Monday (29) -Goldfish -Jenna
Tuesday (30) -mini bagels & cream cheese -James
Wednesday (May 1) chips & salsa –
Thursday (2) pretzels – Austin
Friday (3) yogurt –


UPDATES: MARCH 25 – 29, 2024 and April 1 – 5 and April 8 – 12, 2024

Yay-it’s Spring! The learning experiences for the week will center on this rejuvenating season!

APRIL 1 – 5 and APRIL 8 – 12, 2024


Activities in the classroom will focus on farm animals, machinery, and farm products. The learning centers in the classroom will include:
-exploring the farm animals and barns in the block area,
-playing an animal sounds Lotto game,
-reading books about farms and completing farm puzzles.
Music time experiences will include singing Old MacDonald’s Farm, I love My Rooster, I Know a Chicken, Baa-Baa Black Sheep and BINGO.


*April 15th – 19th is April school vacation week, enjoy the week!
*The April snack calendar has been sent home. Soon the May/June snack calendar
will be available to sign. This is the last snack sign up for the year! Please let
me know if you have not been able to access the snack calendar and I will sign you
up for a snack day.
*All May, June, July, and August birthdays will be celebrated at snack time in May.
Please check the snack calendar for the date of your child’s celebration if you would
like to contribute to the birthday snack.
*Summer program information will come home after April vacation week. A signup sheet will be posted on the fence at arrival time for those who would like to attend.
*The summer sessions will be held Monday thru Thursday from 9:00 – 1:00;
July 15 – 18 and July 22 – 25. The cost is $180 per child, per week, with a maximum
group size of sixteen.

Monday (1) birthday celebration – Calvin
Tuesday (2) Cheerios – Austin
Wednesday (3) animal crackers – Jenna
Thursday (4) Goldfish – Jack C.
Friday (5) pretzels & raisins – Deven

Monday (8) carrots – Holly
Tuesday (9) bananas – Kaetlyn
Wednesday (10) Club crackers – Nola
Thursday (11) Veggie Stix – Lilah
Friday (12) applesauce – Billy


March 11th – 15th and 18th – 22nd, 2024

During our focus on art, we will explore a variety of artists, their tools, supplies, and where works of art can be seen ~ we will then create some masterpieces of our own! Our featured artist this year is Jackson Pollock. Each child will create a Pollock inspired splatter painting for the Art Show.

  • Be sure to wear green on Friday, 3/15, for some St Patrick’s Day fun!

Letter of the week activities are V is for violets and W is for walrus.

March 18th – 22nd is SHARING WEEK. The children are asked to bring in an art-related item on their scheduled sharing day.


  • A Tasty Tuesday Lunch Bunch is scheduled for March 12th from 12:00 – 1:00. (Sign-ups are offered until Friday 12/8.)
  • Lunch Bunch will not be held on Friday, March 15th.
  • Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 4th for our 13th annual Art Show! More information will come home as the date nears.

Monday (11) pretzels – Kelley
Tuesday (12) Goldfish – Liam
Wednesday (13) bananas – Mera
Thursday (14) apples – Kaetlyn
Friday (15) Teddy Grahams –

Monday (18) yogurt – Colin
Tuesday (19) raisins – Vera
Wednesday (20) Kix cereal – Jenna
Thursday (21) applesauce – Oliver
Friday (22) carrots – Nola


February 26 – March 1 and March 4 – 8


The focus of our learning experiences for these two weeks will be on popular children’s authors and illustrators. Each day we will read a variety of books by selected authors and the classroom activities will involve these books as well.

* 2/26 is a sharing week.
The children may bring in a favorite book on their scheduled sharing day. When sharing their book with the group, each child will be encouraged to talk about their book and show their favorite page.

* On Thursday and Friday, we will have fun with Dr. Seuss activities in honor of his birthday on March 2nd. This day is recognized as National Read Across America Day which many schools celebrate. At PPP we will read a selection of Dr. Seuss books and have activities planned related to the stories.

– The children may wear silly socks to school on Thursday 2/29.
– The children may wear lots of red and blue on Friday3/1.

The letter of the week activities are T is for tooth and U is for umbrella.

There is a sign-up sheet for those who would like to attend the Tasty Tuesday Lunch Bunch on March 12th.

Monday (26) – birthday celebration – Colin
Tuesday (27) – cheese & crackers – Caroline & Grace
Wednesday (28) – carrots – Carly
Thursday (29) – pretzels – Kaetlyn
Friday (1) – mini bagels & cream cheese – Nolan

Monday (4) – chips & salsa – Carly
Tuesday (5) – yogurt-
Wednesday (6) applesauce – Mera
Thursday (7) Pirate’s Booty – Austin
Friday (8) sun butter & crackers – Julian

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