“Letter M is for Math (Numbers) Week” is next!

Hello all,

Letter “L is for Library Week” was lovely, laughable, likable, loopy but certainly not lousy!  Whether it was their own library card or a light up fairy wand, the students loved sharing all of their letter L shares!  Read on below to learn about all the fun and learning that took place.

 

l shares

 

The teachers mixed things up a bit by starting Tuesday morning with an art project!  Much to the surprise of the students, the PPA classroom was transformed into an actual library!  The students were thrilled to learn that they would be practicing the entire experience of what it is like to go to a library.  First and foremost, they needed to get their library cards. For their morning work, the students crafted their very own library cards which would later allow them “entrance” to the newly established Park Prep Academy Library. In order to construct the library cards, the students had to select the colors they wanted, write their name, and draw a self-portrait.  Once the cards were assembled, they needed to be decorated. Choosing from assorted sequins and gems, the students added some pizazz to their library cards.  Take a look at the card below.

 

CARDS

 

During the afternoon, the students and the teachers discussed the difference between libraries and bookstores. Was there a difference? The students were able to explain that unlike  a bookstore, the books you select at a library do not belong to you forever – you just borrow it for a while. This made a lot of sense to all of the PPA preschoolers who know that all of the toys/games at PPA belong to everyone, not just one person.  After the discussion, the students transitioned over to another part of the classroom. Their eyes widened as they saw the library display.  The excitement only grew when they learned that they would actually be able to select one book to take home with them!

One by one, the students waited until their library card was called. Each child then took their library card around the “shelves” and peeked at all the books before making a selection!  Once the selection had been made, each student brought their book and library card over to the librarian station. The librarians checked their library cards and made a list of all the books selected – after all, without this list, how would they know which books were taken out of the library?  The students headed home at the end of the day more proud than ever and, of course, very excited to read those library selections!

 

library

 

After a snowstorm on Wednesday, the students returned to school on Thursday and so did their library books! The students could hardly wait to tell the teachers about how much they enjoyed reading their library books at home!  Some of the students read and re-read their library book while others read their library books at bedtime! Regardless of when or how many times the library book was read, one thing was certain – the library project was a huge hit!

Also on Thursday (and Friday), the students completed their letter L identification and writing activities during the mornings.  During the afternoons, the students created a LONG Letter L list!

 

letter l list

 

They also had Spanish class where they practiced their La Comida (Food) vocabulary by taking turns role-playing Customer and Grocer.  Needless to say, the students had a blast watching their classmates act out the scene at el supermercado (supermarket) – en Español, of course!

 

supermercado

 

Well, that is all for “Letter L is for Library Week!”  What a Lovely week it was!  As always, thank you for reading and have a wonderful and safe weekend! See you next week!

-PPA

Reminders:

 February Tuition is due on Thursday and Friday of next week. 

 **Any student whose file does not have documentation of the annual Influenza vaccination will not be permitted to enter school on Monday, February 3rd**

If your child has received the vaccine please have your pediatrician’s office fax the record to PPA at (201)217-0209

Theme for Next Week:

math