January News: Week of January 3 & 10
- Sproutlings will be CLOSED Monday, January 17 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For a printable list of all closures, please visit our website.
The Peapods had another exciting week. We welcomed two new Peapods! We’re so happy to have them. Some of our new friends have ventured out and started to explore the room. We have to be careful where we go so we don’t get stuck! We are also trying to pull ourselves up. We are not quite there yet-but soon. Some of us are starting to eat solid foods while some of us are trying new table food.
We are enjoying the taste and textures of these new foods.
Ms Laura sang “If You’re Happy and You Know It” and Ms Lu read How Do You Say Good Night? By Raina Moore.
What a great week it has been! We have some new friends we welcomed to our class and we are so happy to have them here with us! This we week we worked on our shapes and connecting our waffle blocks. They are a little trickier than than the regular ones. We also created a dinosaur with our hand print. We can’t wait for you to see them! It’s getting so much colder outside so bundle up everyone and stay safe! We are so excited for the three day weekend.
We had a fun time this week in the Seedlings room! We made the most of it while stuck inside when the temperature dropped. We had an exciting time learning and we exploring with our dot art markers. We were also learning how to take stickers off and put them on our pieces of paper. We’re working hard on our fine motor skills! The Seedlings were thrilled to step, jump, walk, and roll trucks on the bubble wrap. We weren’t expecting all those noises!
The Seedlings were so happy to finally be out in our playground! When the weather is nice, we’re always out there enjoying the playground! During circle time, we read We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen and sang “Freeze Dance.”
We had so much fun this week diving into snow! First, we made some polar bears using our fine motor skills to glue small pieces of white paper to make a collage. We also painted some snowmen using a fun textured paint brush! We learned some new circle time songs and enjoyed singing this week! We cannot wait to explore some winter animals next week!
This week in Beanstalks, we learned the letter “Nn” and the sound it makes. We touched some items that began with the letter Nn, such as newspaper, nest, and necklace. We also continued to learn about other animals that live in the winter such as polar bears and snow owls. We read Snowy Bear and The Mitten. We loved that book because we saw so many animals fit into such a small mitten. We did our circle time songs, like “Number Rock,” “Days of the Week” and “Months of the Year.” We also went over our colors in both English and Spanish! We developed our fine motor skills when we made our snow owl and polar bears.
Pre K 3 (Miss Amelia and Miss Deanna)
This week PreK-3 we learned who Jan Brett is. We got to read a few of her stories she wrote. A few we read were The Mitten, The Three Snow Bears, The Hat, The Snowy Nap and Cozy. Identifying letters in our name we glued them on hats to decorate our classroom door. Also we worked on our crayon grip and colored mittens. With dot paint the kids added buttons to their snowman. We had a great week reading Jan Bretts stories! Next week we’ll be learning about what animals do in the winter!
Pre K 4
We had lots of fun in Pre K 4 learning about snowflakes! We talked about the life cycle of a snowflake and different types of snowflakes. Using Borax detergent and hot water we grew crystals on a pipe cleaner and talked about how crystals attach to dust to form a snowflake.
The children worked on simple addition skills by making a snow globe from paper and adding snowflakes and snowballs to their globes and then counting how many of each they used and how many they had all together. We used clip cards to count snowflakes and identify numbers. During our large group time the children told of their favorite winter activity and we graphed the information using words such as more and less, most and least.
In HWT, we reviewed all of our uppercase letters and numbers as well. The children enjoyed many stories this week about snow and snowflakes. We read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and then painted pictures of a snow day and Peter, a character from the book. The children then retold the story using pictures cards that they put into chronological order.
Next week the children can look forward to “making snow” and many snowman themed activities.