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“Letter C is for Cooking Week” is next!

Hello all,

“Letter B is for Body Week” was Brilliant, Beautiful, Bold, Breathtaking… just simply the Best week yet!  Read on below to learn about all the fun that was had and learning that took place!

The students arrived at school on Monday and Tuesday and dove right into the swing of things as they headed into their morning stations.  They also completed their letter B tracing/writing identification activities.  During the afternoon, the students worked together to brainstorm a bountiful list of letter B words!  Take a look Be-low to see what they came up with – boy, that is a lot of B’s!  The students also went “hunting” for Letter B’s around the school.  Be-lieve it or not, they found B’s ALL OVER the place – B’s in the books, B’s in the blocks, B’s on the Boys (clothing).  There were B’s EVERYWHERE!  Take a look at this photo Be-low, how many B’s do you see in this photograph?


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Answer:  Bear, Bottle, Banana, Blue Block, Ball Game Book

The art exploration of the letter B and our Bodies began on Wednesday as the students examined what the inside of the human body looks like!  The Human Body Pop-Up Book proved to be very helpful in learning all about the various parts of the body.  Seeing that it was letter B week, the teachers decided to focus on a very important part of our body that begins with the letter B – our Bones!  After viewing an actual X-Ray of Miss Elizabeth’s hand, the students had the opportunity to create their own hand X-Rays!  They used a particularly silly material to simulate the bones in their X-Ray, can you tell what it is?




During the afternoon,  the students participated in the second week of Spanish class.  To begin the lesson, the students sang the “Hola Song,” of course, and then reviewed their Greetings vocabulary (see previous blog post for complete list of the Greetings vocabulary).  After Spanish class, they students enjoyed playing Simon Says to practice identifying the various parts of the body!

On Thursday, the students created mini-people puppets and then labeled and decorated the body accordingly.  Take a look below to see some of the fun!




Friday was the Park Prep Pumpkin Picking Party – try saying that three times fast!  Due to rain, the Park Prep Pumpkin Patch was moved indoors but it did not affect the level of fun that the students had pumpkin picking!  The students walked around the indoor pumpkin patch and carefully selected the perfect pumpkin!  After the pumpkins had been “picked”, the students moved over to the tables and began decorating!  Using felt pieces, sparkly sequins, feathers, pompoms and more, the students and their parents transformed the regular pumpkins into sparkly masterpieces!  The pumpkins were set aside to dry before the party wrapped up and the students headed home to enjoy the weekend!  The pumpkins sure looked incredible!  Thank you to all of those in attendance at our Pumpkin Picking Party! We hope you had as much fun as we did.




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See you next week for some more alphabet fun!  Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post to view all of the photos from the PPA Pumpkin Picking Party.  As always, thank you for reading and have a fun and safe weekend!





October 14th – Observation of Columbus Day

Upcoming School Events:

School Picture Day

Friday, October 18th

ALL STUDENTS (regardless of enrollment  schedule) should arrive by 8:45 a.m.  Individual portraits and class  photographs will be taken. Students who do not attend school on Fridays (2 dayers) will be picked up before lunch at 11:45 a.m. Students who attend school on Friday will stay for the full school day.

PPA Halloween Party

Thursday, October 31st

(2:00-3:00 p.m.)

All PPA students and parents are welcome to  attend this event.

Aftercare is not available.

Theme for Next Week:

Letter C cooking

Click here to view all of the photographs from the PPA Pumpkin Picking Party!