January News: Week of January 2nd
Sproutlings will be closed on Monday January 16th for Martin Luther King day.
Key Card Entry
All families should have 2 key cards for entry into the building. Please notify the administration as soon as possible if you loose a key card so that we can deactivate it (there will be a $15 replacement fee for any lost key cards). When entering the building please make sure the door is closed behind you and do not let anyone you do not know into the building. Thank you for your help in this matter.
We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and we wish you a happy and healthy New Year.
We continue to explore and discover how to make some of our toys work. We are learning how to turn on some toys by pressing buttons or how to get the little bobble head toy to pop up! We are also enjoying crawling through some places that are a bit different than the usual way to get around.
We have been having fun dancing to some fun songs. We also love it when Ms. Emily and Ms. Laura sing songs to us. We loved the ABC song this week. Ms. Lu read A Silly Snowy Day by Michael Coleman.
We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and a happy New Year! The last few weeks have gone by so fast but have been so much fun.
We started our New Year with some coloring pages. We were able to go outside this week as the weather was so warm! We were so happy to go outside with our new friends and show them around the playground. We did a lot of building and art projects. We used our shape box to help us better at recognizing shapes and our teachers told us what colors they were to help get us familiar with colors too. Have a great weekend everyone!
Happy New Year!!! We’re so excited to start 2023 with you! The Seedlings have been enjoying this warm weather and as long as the rain holds out, we’ll be having fun in our playground. We love running around, having car races, and climbing or trying to jump off the mushrooms.
We have been working on our fine motor skills by peeling stickers and putting on our brown paper. We can’t get enough of that. We also had fun playing with puzzles, bubbles, and with our dot art markers.
During circle time, we read a class favorite I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen and sang “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep”.
We want to wish Miss Paige a speedy recovery from her upcoming surgery. She will be missed and we’ll be counting down the days until she returns.
The Little Sprouts were so excited to be back at school! We loved hearing what everyone did over the winter break!
We enjoyed using dot markers to color a snowman, played with puzzles and pushed colorful pegs into foam shapes! During circle time we enjoyed singing our good morning song, ABC’s, numbers, days of the week and talking about the weather!
We read An Amazing Snowman by Barbara Jean Hicks and Ed’s Egg by David Bedford. Our favorite activity was our dance party and our favorite song this week was “The Jellyfish.”
Happy New Year!! This week the Beanstalks classroom welcomed new friends. We have been discussing winter, the things we can do in the cold weather and how we can dress for it. We sang our circle time songs and revisited our classroom rules.
We read Winter Rabbit by Patrick Yee, Ice is Nice by Bonnie Worth, What Can We Do in the Winter by Bonnie Worth. We made winter hats and snowflakes which helped us practice our fine motor skills. We also had fun stamping letters into playdough to help develop the small muscles in our hands and fingers.
Welcome to Beanstalks II. My name is Ms. Ashley and I’m so very excited to be teaching your little one. This week our focus was All About Me!
We had fun making handprints which you can see hung up right outside of our classroom. We drew self-portraits and a learned all about each other when we completed an all about me page.
The children practiced their scissor skills this week when they cut paper. We enjoyed celebrating Jayden’s 3rd birthday, the first of many in our new classroom!
Pre K 3
The last few weeks before the New Year in Pre K 3, we were busy talking about Winter and Holidays. The children made hand print Menorahs, matched letters on Christmas Trees and marble painted Kinaras for Kwanzaa. The kids loved making candy canes with pipe cleaners and beads.
Last week, we focused on books written by Jan Brett. We read The Mitten, The Snowy Nap and Cozy. We decorated our own mitten and hung our letter mittens in alphabetical order on the clothes line. The children also got to make snowmen as tall as the number they rolled on the dice.
Happy New Year! This week, Pre K 3 started taking about winter and hibernation. The children colored and glued together a cave and bear project. Each child got to match the letter bear to the correct cave so the bears could get some rest for the winter. Another day, we counted the correct number of bears. The children loved taking turns and finding the hidden number behind the caves.
Pre K 4
Pre-K 4 hopes everyone had a wonderful holiday season. This week, the children have been learning about snow! We talked about all of the fun things we do when it is snowing. We also learned that there are many types of snowflakes and they are all different.
We read Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow by Lucille Colandro.
The children created snowflakes out of recycled newspaper and coffee filters — check them out!
We also worked on recognizing upper/lowercase letters and beginning letter sounds and working on one-to-one correspondence while counting out snowflakes.
During journal time, we answered questions about what we hope to accomplish during 2023 and what we like to do in the snow. Over the month of December, we completed the number portion of Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) ending with the numbers 8 and 9 this week.
Next week, the children can look forward to learning about polar animals and beginning lowercase letters in HWT. Have a great weekend!