December News: Week of December 11th and December 18th

Friendly Reminder

Sproutlings will close at 4pm today, Friday December 22nd and will be closed on Monday December 25th and Tuesday December 26th for the Holiday Break.

Sproutlings will also close at 4pm on Friday December 29th and will closed on Monday January 1st 2024.

Annual Flu Vaccines are due no later than December 31st.

Children who are over 6 months and attend a licensed child care or preschool facility in NJ are required to have a flu vaccine no later than December 31st of each year.

If we do not receive you child’s flu vaccine record by December 31st 2023. They will be unable to attend school in January until we have received it.

Please bring proof of vaccine to the office. 

2024 Holiday Closing Dates 

Our 2024 Holiday Closing Dates can be found on our website using the link below.

Wishing all our Sproutlings families a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season.



We all can feel the excitement during this time of year. The Peapod room has been enjoying listening to holiday music. We love to shake our head and shoulders to the music. We especially liked Ms. Laura singing “Jingle Bells”  to us. We continue to practice our fine motor skills with our caps. Some of us have gotten very good at placing the caps in the jar.
We now have our second walker! Our first walker zips around our room while our new walker is taking it slow. There’s a lot of people walking about our room now!
One of our books this week was The Snowman by Raymond Briggs which Ms. Lu read to us. Some of us are starting to really enjoy being read to now.
We would like to wish our families a very Merry Christmas. We hope you enjoy the holiday.

Peapods II

As we come close to wrapping up 2023, Peapods 2 just wants to say thank you to all our amazing families for all you do for our class! It is such a pleasure to be able to spend our days with our 12 amazing friends! Each and every child has learned so much over this past year and we cannot wait to see what 2024 has in store for us. We hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year!


There has been lots of Holiday fun going on in the Seedlings room. We loved decorating our wall with our art work. We especially love the Christmas tree that we helped glue together and  colored ornaments we colored to put on the tree. The star that Miss Paige put on it is our favorite.

We have been trying to go outside to our playground, weather permitting and have been using the indoor playground as well.   It’s great when we are able to use up all our excess energy and practice our gross motor skills. We love being able to climb on the playground structure and the mushrooms.  We can’t get enough of the giant waffle blocks outside and the giant blue blocks in the indoor play ground. It’s amazing what we can make from them!

During circle time, we sang “Jingle Bells”  with our Instruments and read This Little Reindeer by Aly Fronis.

We want to thank the parents for their wonderful and generous gifts and for our holiday party. We appreciate it!

Little Sprouts

Little Sprouts was very excited to learn about Snowmen, Gingerbread Men and Christmas during the last 2 weeks. We made a Christmas tree and colored ornaments to hang on it! We also colored little gingerbread men! Little Sprouts loved playing with the parachute and doing puzzles. During circle time we enjoy singing our good morning song along with our ABC and number songs. We had a lot of fun singing holiday songs like “Frosty the Snowman”, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”, and “Jingle Bells”. Our favorite books were Five Busy Elves by Patricia Hagarty and Ten Tiny Gingerbread Men by Ruth Galloway. We hope everyone has a happy and healthy holiday!


What a colorful two weeks we’ve had here in Beanstalks! Last week we talked about gingerbread. We made gingerbread houses and people and even got to try some to see if we liked it! This week we talked about Christmas. We made some puffy paint Christmas trees and were so excited to decorate them!  Wishing you all a Happy Holiday season and a great long weekend!

Beanstalks II

Happy Holidays from Beanstalks II. Last week we had fun painting dreidels and counting candles as we finished celebrating Hanukkah. Some of the books that we read included  I Know an Old Lady who Swallowed a Driedel by Caryn Yacowitz and  Nona’s Hanukkah Surprise by Karen Fisman. This week has been all about Christmas. We have made Christmas Trees and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer using our hand prints.  We have read  The Not Very Merry Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen and Just Right for Christmas by Birdie Black.  We hope  you have an amazing holiday and stay safe.

PreK 3

PreK 3 has been having fun the last two weeks finishing up our Winter study and continuing this week with learning about some Winter Holidays.

We talked about the clothing and activities that we wear or do in the Winter. Far and away the favorite activities appear to be building a snowman and throwing snowballs; followed closely by skating and skiing!

We honed our fine motor skills as we cut out snowflakes, glued our snowman name and penguin projects together. We practiced number recognition with a snowball count, and letter recognition with a Christmas tree alphabet sort!

Some of our favorite books that we read include: There was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow by Lucille Colandro, Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright, and The Biggest Snowman Ever by Steven Kroll.

PreK 3 wishes everyone a Happy, Merry, Joyous Holiday!

PreK 4

The children have been learning about hibernation and getting ready for the holidays over the past two weeks! We learned about hibernation last week. We learned about all kinds of animals that hibernate and the different places they hunker down for the winter. We also learned about the different ways people celebrate the same holiday, Christmas, around the world with a focus on Germany and Italy. Our favorite books were The Legend of Old Befana by Tomie DePaola and Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson.

We completed another section in Handwriting Without Tears! Our center starting letters are looking great! We are working on remembering to start our letters from top to bottom. We have practiced number sense, creating patterns, sequencing, and more during math and we have started to learn about beginning sounds and rhyming words during literacy centers.

With our writing prompts, we wondered what a bear would need to get ready to hibernate and how we would stop the Grinch from stealing presents. We are so creative with our responses! The children have also been hard at work creating gifts for you — we hope you love it!

We enjoyed all of our fun activities like gymnastics, Stretch and Grow, and our party. We are thankful to you for helping it come together. Happy holidays!