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“Halloween Week” is Next!

Hello all,

“Letter B is for Bumblebees Week” was Beautiful, Bonkers, Breezy, Bright, and Bold – certainly NOT Boring! To help explore the Letter B, the students studied all about bumblebees! They must have been studying really hard because some of them actually transformed into bumblebees!

Read on below to learn about all of the fun that was had and learning that took place during this BUZZZZZZworthy week!

On Monday and Tuesday morning, the students completed their letter B sight and sound recognition activity coloring pages. Working one on one with the teachers, each student took a break from their morning play stations to come over, sit down and get to work! Whether it involved tracing, writing, or sounding out letters, the activity pages were completed Beautifully!

In the afternoon on both Monday and Tuesday, the students worked together as a group to create their letter B word list! Afterward, the students went hunting for B’s! Watch below to see where the B’s were found!

Photo SharingVideo SharingPhoto Printing

Photo SharingVideo SharingPhoto Printing

Photo SharingVideo SharingPhoto Printing

Wow, the letter B sure is Bountiful at PPA! B’s were even showing up at lunchtime!

Take a look, do YOU see any B’s around you right now?

On Wednesday, the students began their art exploration of bumblebees! The project required each student to identify and assemble the various parts of a bumblebee including the head, body, wing, antennae, and everyone’s least favorite part – the stinger! Here are some students in action!

Here is how the completed project turned out. We are happy to report that no children were stung in the making of these projects! 🙂

Thursday’s morning art had to do with what bee’s build to work and live in. Do you know what something like this is called? If you said “a beehive”, then you are correct! The students used hexagon shapes from one of their morning stations to stamp gluey hexagons all over a brown piece of paper cut into the shape of a hive.

Next, the students added glitter to the gluey hexagons to create shiny honeycombs all over the beehive!

The final and most important part of the beehive was the bee! The students added a tiny foam bee and the project was complete!

During the afternoon on both Wednesday and Thursday, the students had Spanish class where they continued to learn the new songs and greeting vocabulary. This week, the teachers introduced Los Numeros (Numbers). Here is the vocabulary they learned.

Gracias – Thank You

De nada – You’re Welcome

Uno – 1

Dos – 2

Tres – 3

Cuatro – 4

Cinco – 5

Seis – 6

Siete – 7

Ocho – 8

Nueve – 9

Diez – 10

Friday was Picture Day at PPA! The students posed together as a class and also for individual portraits. The photograph proofs will be ready for viewing by the middle of November. Depending on how quickly all of the proofs are returned, the actual photo packages should be ready before December’s Winter Break.

To help wrap up Letter B is for Bumblebee Week, the students participated in a technology presentation all about – you guessed it- bees! The students learned about what bees do and how they make honey.

They also learned all about the important role bees play in the world – gathering nectar and pollinating flowers to help them grow!

Wow, bees are really important! Well, that is all for Letter B is for Bumblebee Week! As always, thank you for reading. Have a safe and fun weekend!



November Tuition Due Next Week!

Please be sure to submit your tuition check in the beginning of the week to avoid incurring any late fee.

PPA Halloween Party

Monday, October 31st

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

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

Treats and light refreshments will be served.

Aftercare is not available.

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