Pipster Prep Online!

Due to Covid-19, we are officially closed for the month of April, 2020. In an effort to continue educating and expanding the minds of our Pipster Prep Families (and your friends), we are producing online content to help with this trying time.

As this a new medium for us, please be patient with our production quality and the mediocre puns of Tessa Steinberg's husband. One of us will get better as we go!

As you know, Pipster Prep is not accepting April tuition as our doors are now closed. Pipster Prep will not be charging for this online learning experience or the kits we have assembled as we want all Pipster Prep students to be able to access education during this month. However, to support this work and the Pipster Prep teachers we strongly suggest making a weekly or monthly donation if you are able.

Thursday, April 30th

Title: Morning Meeting
What You Will Need: You will not need anything.
Description:

It's morning meeting time, but it looks like Ms. Hannah is busy doing something else.

Date Released: April 30, 2020

Title: Social Emotional Lesson
What You Will Need: You will not need anything.
Description:

Take a calming break with Ms. Hannah.

Date Released: April 30, 2020

Title: Math Lesson
What You Will Need:
White Board
Dry Erase Marker
Dry Eraser
Description:

Count to 100 with Ms. Hannah!

Date Released: April 30, 2020

Title: Art Lesson
What You Will Need:
3 Pieces of Construction Paper
Glue Stick
Description:

Make your own tear paper art.

Date Released: April 30, 2020

Wednesday, April 29th

Title: Morning Meeting
What You Will Need: You will not need anything.
Description:

Meet Ms. Breanna's dog Franny during the morning meeting.

Date Released: April 29, 2020

Title: Literacy Lesson
What You Will Need:
A Piece of Paper
Crayons or Colored Pencils
Description:

Learn about descriptive words and play a letter matching game with Ms. Breanna.

Date Released: April 29, 2020

Title: Math Lesson
What You Will Need:
Number Tracing Sheet (in lamination pouch)
Dry Erase Marker
Dry Eraser
Description:

Practice writing your numbers and watch Ms. Breanna do addition.

Date Released: April 29, 2020

Title: Art Lesson
What You Will Need:
2 Pieces of Construction Paper
Crayons or Colored Pencils
Scissors
Glue Stick
Description:

Make your own little lady bug during this art lesson.

Date Released: April 29, 2020

Tuesday, April 28th

Title: Morning Meeting
What You Will Need: You will not need anything.
Description:

Our NW Fawn Teacher, Ms. Kelly, is back with an exciting day of lessons.

Date Released: April 28, 2020

Title: Little Mouse
What You Will Need: You will not need anything, though you can make your own felt mouse to play the game at home.
Description:

Ms. Kelly is teaching a fun and simple game that can be played at home called "Little Mouse."

Date Released: April 28, 2020

Title: Science Lesson
What You Will Need:
A Piece of Paper
Crayons & Colored Pencils
Description:

Learn about one of Ms. Kelly's favorite things, plants!

Date Released: April 28, 2020

Monday, April 27th

Title: Morning Meeting
What You Will Need: You will not need anything.
Description:

Ms. Breanna is back with a day of fun lessons and activities.

Date Released: April 27, 2020

Title: Literacy Lesson
What You Will Need:
Playdough
2 Pieces of Paper
Crayon
Description:

Work is what your parents will be able to get done as YOU work to make all the letters in your name with playdough.

Date Released: April 27, 2020

Title: Science Lesson
What You Will Need: You will not need anything.
Description:

Learn about primary and secondary colors with this fun color mixing lesson.

Date Released: April 27, 2020

Title: Stem Lesson
What You Will Need: Playdough
Description:

Join Ms. Breanna for Yoga and a Stem Playdough Building Challenge.

Date Released: April 27, 2020

Friday, April 24th

Title: Fun Friday
What You Will Need: You will not need anything.
Description:

All you late March & April Birthdays, we want to wish you a very Happy Birthday! We hope to be able to celebrate with all of you soon.

Date Released: April 24, 2020

Thursday, April 23rd

Title: Morning Meeting
What You Will Need: You will not need anything.
Description:

Ms. Briar is back and has a super fun day planned. Ms. Briar was Pipster Prep's first employee and recently had her 6 year anniversary!

Date Released: April 23, 2020

Title: Literacy Lesson
What You Will Need:
A Piece of Paper
Crayons or Colored Pencils
White Board
Dry Erase Marker
Dry Eraser
Description:

Practice your beginning sounds and act like animals with a fun charade game.

Date Released: April 23, 2020

Title: Art Lesson
What You Will Need:
Some Rocks to Decorate
Permanent Marker
Description:

Decorate your own pet rock with Ms. Briar.

Date Released: April 23, 2020

Title: Math Lesson
What You Will Need:
1 Piece of Construction Paper
Scissors
White Board
Dry Erase Marker
Dry Eraser
Description:

Practice your scissor skills while cutting out shapes to compare and sort.

Date Released: April 23, 2020

Wednesday, April 22nd

Title: Morning Meeting
What You Will Need: You will not need anything.
Description:

Ms. Anna is back with a day of fun lessons and activities.

Date Released: April 22, 2020

Title: Literacy Lesson
What You Will Need:
A Piece of Paper
Crayons or Colored Pencils
Description:

Learn about butterflies and make your own poster on the butterfly life cycle.

Date Released: April 22, 2020

Title: Math Lesson
What You Will Need:
Playdough
White Board
Dry Erase Marker
Dry Eraser
Description:

Practice your math skills with this fun butterfly themed Math Lesson.

Date Released: April 22, 2020

Title: Art Lesson
What You Will Need:
1 Piece of Paper
Crayons or Colored Pencils
1 Pipe Cleaner
Description:

Ms. Anna is going to walk you through how to make a beautiful butterfly of your own.

Date Released: April 22, 2020

Tuesday, April 21st

Title: Morning Meeting
What You Will Need: You will not need anything.
Description:

Meet your teacher today, Ms. Breanna. Ms. Breanna started at Pipster Prep in February 2016 and is our NE Bear Class Teacher.

Date Released: April 21, 2020

Title: Math & Science Lesson
What You Will Need:
2 Popsicle Sticks
2 Pieces of Construction Paper
Cotton Balls
Glue Stick
Scissors
Crayons
Description:

Get some exercise with Ms. Breanna's and practice counting at the same time. During Science you will make weather puppets and learn about clouds.

Date Released: April 21, 2020

Title: Literacy Lesson
What You Will Need:
A Piece of Paper
Crayons or Colored Pencils
Description:

Practice your letter sounds and make a journal story with Ms. Breanna.

Date Released: April 21, 2020

Monday, April 20th

Title: Morning Meeting
What You Will Need: You will not need a case of the Mondays.
Description:

Ms. Hannah, our NE Raccoon Teacher, is back and badder (we mean good) than ever with some fun activities today.

Date Released: April 20, 2020

Title: Social Emotional Lesson
What You Will Need:
White Board
Dry Erase Marker
Dry Eraser
Playdough
Pipe Cleaner
Pony Beads
Description:

Method acting starts now. Practice making different facial expressions with playdough. Then, in this Masterclass, Ms. Hannah will teach you how to make a friendship bracelet.

Date Released: April 20, 2020

Title: Art Lesson
What You Will Need:
White Board
Dry Erase Marker
Dry Eraser
Description:

Doodle with Ms. Hannah. You will then discover your inner Rob Ross as you draw anything you'd like.

Date Released: April 20, 2020

Friday, April 17th

Title: Fun Friday
What You Will Need: You will need a stuffed animal or baby doll.
Description:

For this Fun Friday we have a very special visitor for our "Read to Your Baby" segment and we have teacher interviews from...
Ms. Macy, our NW Bear Teacher
Ms. Sami, our NE Teacher
Ms. Macy, our NE Teacher
Ms. Briar, our NW Site Director
Ms. Jessica, our SW Site Director

Date Released: April 17th, 2020

Thursday, April 16th

Title: Morning Meeting
What You Will Need: You will not need anything.
Description:

Guess who's back? Ms. Kelly is back for a fun day of learning.

Date Released: April 16th, 2020

Title: Literacy Lesson
What You Will Need:
1 Piece of Paper
Crayons or Colored Pencils
Description:

Do you have a little story you've got to tell? Write a story with Ms. Kelly.

Date Released: April 16th, 2020

Title: Math Lesson
What You Will Need:
White Board
Dry Erase Marker
Dry Eraser
Pony Beads
Description:

In this lesson, Ms. Kelly teaches addition. Tune in next week for advanced calculus.

Date Released: April 16th, 2020

Title: Art Lesson
What You Will Need:
1 Piece of Paper
1 Piece of Construction Paper
Scissors
Glue Stick
Description:

You too can become a home haircut master! Practice your scissor skills while making a beautiful picture of your name.

Date Released: April 16th, 2020

Wednesday, April 15th

Title: Morning Meeting
What You Will Need: You will need to have been birthed after April 2014 to really appreciate the finer points of this lesson.
Description:

Ms. Alisha delights and surprises as she covers the science and art lesson planned today.

Date Released: April 15th, 2020

Title: 8 Mile Literacy Lesson
What You Will Need: You will not need anything.
Description:

Queen Latifah, you wisha! We learn ryhmes with Ms. Alisha!

Date Released: April 15th, 2020

Title: Science Lesson
What You Will Need: You will not need anything, though if you want to replicate this science experiment at home you will need a jar, hot water, ice, hair spray, shaving cream, food coloring.
Description:

Don't let this April sun fool you! We Learn about clouds, rain and the next 3 months of your life during this fun science experiment.

Date Released: April 15th, 2020

Title: Art Lesson
What You Will Need:
1 Piece of White Paper
Crayons or Colored Pencils
1 Piece of Tissue Paper
Some Yarn
Description:

You haven't really lived until you've made a wind sock with Ms. Alisha.

Date Released: April 15th, 2020

Tuesday, April 14th

Title: Morning Meeting
What You Will Need: You will not need anything.
Description:

Ms. Briar has some fun activities planned for today and a surprise helper for some lessons.

Date Released: April 14th, 2020

Title: Literacy Lesson
What You Will Need: You will not need anything.
Description:

Ms. Briar has a very hungry puppy. Help her feed her puppy while identifying letters.

Date Released: April 14th, 2020

Title: Stem Lesson
What You Will Need:
Wiki Sticks
1 Piece of Paper
Description:

Join Ms. Briar for a Stem Building Challenge.

Date Released: April 14th, 2020

Title: Art Lesson
What You Will Need:
1 Piece of Construction Paper
Tape
Playdough
Description:

Make an instrument with Ms. Briar.

Date Released: April 14th, 2020

Monday, April 13th

Title: Morning Meeting
What You Will Need: You will not need anything.
Description:

Ms. Anna is back with some super fun lessons!

Date Released: April 13th, 2020

Title: Literacy Lesson
What You Will Need: You will not need anything.
Description:

Join Ms. Anna for an exciting literacy lesson using one of our favorite books, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

Date Released: April 13th, 2020

Title: Art Lesson
What You Will Need:
1 Sheet of Construction Paper
Colored Pencils or Crayons
Scissors
Glue Stick
5-10 cotton balls
Description:

Make a beautiful spring inspired craft with Ms. Anna.

Date Released: April 13th, 2020

Title: Math Lesson
What You Will Need:
Number Tracing Sheet (in lamination pouch)
Dry Erase Marker
Dry Eraser
Description:

Trace your numbers along with Ms. Anna during a fun math game.

Date Released: April 13th, 2020

Friday, April 10th

Title: Fun Friday! Teacher Interviews
What You Will Need: You will not need anything.
Description:

Today for your Fun Friday video, Ms. Hannah is interviewing some of Pipster Prep's Teachers.
Hear from...
Ms. Amina, our SW Rabbit Teacher
Ms. Audrey, our NE Teacher
Ms. Megan, our NW Teacher
Ms. Morgan, our NW Owl Teacher
Ms. Laura, our NE Fawn Teacher

Date Released: April 10th, 2020

Thursday, April 9th

Title: Morning Meeting
What You Will Need: Letter Tracing Sheet (in the lamination sheet)
Description:

Meet Ms. Hannah, our NE Raccoon Teacher. She will tell you what you will be learning today and teaching you the moonwalk.

Date Released: April 9th, 2020

Title: Journal Writing
What You Will Need:
A Piece of Paper
Crayons or Colored Pencils
Description:

Write your journal story along with Ms. Hannah.

Date Released: April 9th, 2020

Title: Literacy Lesson & Yoga
What You Will Need: You will not need anything.
Description:

Learn about animal & letter sounds in this fun literacy lesson. Then get ready to stretch during Yoga.

Date Released: April 9th, 2020

Title: Math Lesson
What You Will Need: Playdough
Description:

Get your playdough out and practice making spheres and hemispheres.

Date Released: April 9th, 2020

Wednesday, April 8th

Title: Morning Meeting
What You Will Need: You will not need anything.
Description:

Meet Ms. Kelly, our NW Fawn Teacher. Ms. Kelly has lots of fun activities planned for you today.

Date Released: April 8th, 2020

Title: Literacy Lesson
What You Will Need:
Your Name Tracing Sheet (in the lamination pouch) Dry Erase Marker
Eraser
Paper for a Journal Story
Crayons or Colored Pencils
Description:

Practice your name writing with Ms. Kelly, then draw a journal story.

Date Released: April 8th, 2020

Title: Social Emotional Lesson
What You Will Need:
A Piece of Paper (folded into a card)
Crayons or Colored Pencils
Description:

Help Ms. Kelly by making a card of your own for a community helper.

Date Released: April 8th, 2020

Title: Math Lesson
What You Will Need: Wiki Sticks
Description:

Learn about shapes and try to make different shapes out of wiki sticks.

Date Released: April 8th, 2020

Tuesday, April 7th

Title: Morning Meeting
What You Will Need: You will not need anything.
Description:

Meet Ms. Taylor, our SW Owl Teacher. Watch the morning meeting to find out what you will be doing today.

Date Released: April 7th, 2020

Title: Literacy Lesson
What You Will Need:
White Board
Dry Erase Marker
Eraser
Piece of paper (for journal)
Crayons or colored pencils
Description:

Practice drawing an 'A' with Ms. Taylor. Then learn about parts of a flower and draw a journal story about nature.

Date Released: April 7th, 2020

Title: Math Lesson
What You Will Need: You will not need anything.
Description:

Practice counting and learn about different shapes with this fun math lesson.

Date Released: April 7th, 2020

Title: Science & Social Emotional Lesson
What You Will Need: You will not need anything, however if you want to replicate this experiment you will need shaving cream, food coloring (red, yellow, blue), and 3 plastic bags.
Description:

Learn about primary and secondary colors with this color mixing experiment.

Date Released: April 7th, 2020

Monday, April 6th

Title: Morning Meeting
What You Will Need: You will not need anything.
Description:

Meet Ms. Alisha, our NW Rabbit Class Teacher. Ms. Alisha has been with Pipster Prep since September of 2017. Listen to the morning meeting to learn what you will be doing today.

Date Released: April 6th, 2020

Title: Literacy Lesson
What You Will Need:
name practice sheet (in the lamination pouch)
white board marker
dry erase marker
Description:

Ms. Alisha will teach you how to use your name practice sheet. You will also do a fun brain break and go over your letters & sounds.

Date Released: April 6th, 2020

Title: Art Lesson
What You Will Need:
1 Paper Plate
1 piece of tissue paper
1 piece of construction paper
crayons or colored pencils
glue stick
scissors
Description:

You will be doing a fun spring art project! You will use your own supplies from your kit to make your own creation.

Date Released: April 6th, 2020

Title: Science Lesson
What You Will Need: You will not need anything for this lesson. But if you want to replicate the science experiment at home you would need vinegar, baking soda, a balloon, a container and a channeling of your inner Albert Einstein.
Description:

Learn about chemical reactions and hypotheses with this fun science lesson. It is an easy experiment to do at home.

Date Released: April 6th, 2020

Friday, April 3rd

Title: Introduction Kits
Description:

Pick up your kits tonight from 4-6pm. Ms. Briar will be in NW, Ms. Jessica will be in SW, and Ms. Hannah will be in NE! We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Date Released: April 3rd, 2020

Title: Fun Friday Video
What You Will Need: Just yourself.
Description:

On this Fun Friday we have three engaging read alouds and some super fun brain breaks.

Date Released: April 3rd, 2020

Thursday, April 2nd

Title: Morning Meeting
What You Will Need: You will need it to be morning. Otherwise, this video will make no sense.
Description:

Ms. Briar is the NW Site Director and has been with Pipster Prep for all 6 of our years (also, yesterday was our 6 year birthday). To film this masterpice, we studied the 35 movies with the greatest plot twists of all time. Ms. Briar turns in a tour de force as she surprises and delights us with a reveal of what you will be learning in this morning's lesson.

Date Released: April 2nd, 2020

Title: Literacy Lesson
What You Will Need: You will need a piece of paper and something to draw a story (pencil, crayon, etc.)
Description:

Being home all day with your family can sometimes feel like you are watching paint dry. Well, that's not what it fees like to watch Ms. Briar write a story about Spring. You will have a chance to draw your own story!

Date Released: April 2nd, 2020

Title: Empathy Lesson
What You Will Need: Empathy. If you don't have some, we will pass out at the end.
Description:

We were honored to be barely excluded in the 17 Best Movies That Teach Kids Empathy and Kindness. Ms. Briar teaches empathy in a way we can all understand.

Date Released: April 2nd, 2020

Title: Science Lesson
What You Will Need: +6A love, like-like or middling interest in science.
Description:

Date Released: April 2nd, 2020

Wednesday, April 1st

Title: A Morning Meeting
What You Will Need: You will not need anything for this lesson but patience. Please be patient as we develop our filmmaking, production and video skills.
Description:

A morning meeting should be familiar to all our students. Watch Ms. Anna as she introduces you to what you will be learning today! (24.25 mins)

Date Released: April 1st, 2020

Title: Literacy is Lit Lesson
What You Will Need: A blank piece of paper and something to draw with (crayon, pencil, anything works).
Description:

For our literacy lesson, Ms. Anna will model drawing a story. You will have time to draw your own story too! You will then practice your letters and sounds using the phonics flip chart and learn about lowercase letters. (39.5 mins)

Date Released: April 1st, 2020

Title: Math Stuff(y)
What You Will Need: You will not need anything for this lesson. But feel free to grab a stuffy of your own to watch the number line race!
Description:

Ms. Anna will teach numbers 0-20 using a number line. Watch her three stuffed animals race to the finish line. Spoiler Alert: They are all winners. (16.22 mins)

Date Released: April 1st, 2020

Title: Germy's Spoken
What You Will Need: You will not need anything for this lesson. You will receive balloons in your kit, so you can experiment with static electricity on your own.
Description:

Pipster Prep breaks down the 4th wall when we follow Ms. Anna into the bathroom so she can wash her hands and experiment with static electricity. You're going to want to try this at home.

Date Released: April 1st, 2020