“Letter M is for Multicultural Music 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 Lebanese folk outfit, the students loved sharing all of their letter L shares!  Read on below to learn about all the fun and learning that took place.

 

 

 

 

The teachers mixed things up a bit by starting Monday and Tuesday morning with art projects!  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 establish 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 buttons and gems, the students added some pizazz to their library 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 at 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 took their library card to keep a record of all the books selected – after all, without these library cards, 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!

 

 

“Letter L for Library Week” also featured several visitors!  “Grandpa Larry”, seen below, came to visit the PPA students all the way from Hawaii!  He read a Hawaiian ABC story with Leis as the letter L word!

 

 

On Wednesday afternoon, the mommy photographed below read a story to the students also.  This story was called, “Library Lion” and featured a great big ROARRRRRRRRR!  Thank you to both of this week’s visitors for spending time in our classroom!  We surely had a great time!

 

 

The students returned to school on Wednesday and 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!  With all the excitement over their library books, it made sense that morning work on Wednesday and Thursday had to do with the students’ library selections! 

After completing their letter L identification and writing activities, the students created their first ever book report about the book they selected from the library!  The teachers interviewed each student about the book they selected and read.  Each student identified his book choice and then gave a brief recap as to what happened in the story while the teachers recorded their words. The teachers were so impressed with how well the students were able to retell the stories they had heard earlier in the week.  In order to complete the book report, the students had to draw their own illustration from the book!   Take a look at one completed book report below! Didn’t this student’s first book report turn out great?

 

 

The students also created quite an impressive Letter L word lists!  Here is the letter list from Thursday afternoon.  

 

 

On Friday morning, the students took a turn at free painting! 

 

 

They made such beautiful creations! 

 

 

Thursday and Friday afternoon wrapped up with a Spanish lesson all about food!  The students did a great job practicing some of their new Spanish vocabulary!  See for yourself.

 


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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 Monday and Tuesday. 

 

2011-2011 Re-enrollment Contracts and Deposit are due back before or by Wednesday, February 15th.

 

**Any student whose file does not have documentation of the annual Influenza vaccination will not be permitted to enter school on Wednesday, February 1st**

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

 

Next School Closing:

Monday, February 20st – Observation of Presidents’ Day

 

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