January News: Week of January 8th and January 15th

Friendly Reminders

For safety reasons we ask that all children are accompanied when in the building and stay with an adult at all times. Children should not be opening the main front door.

Please make sure that you have your keycard  to allow access to the building with you when you are coming to drop off or pick up. If you have lost your keycard, please let us know so that we can deactivate it and make a new one. There is a $15 charge for replacement key cards.

Please do not let anyone you do not know into the building. This is a security and safety concern.

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2024 Holiday Closing Dates 

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




The Peapods have been very active lately. We have three new Peapods standing and reaching for everything and anything. Everything is so interesting! Some of us are testing our limits- we’re even reaching for the door handle! We continue to work on our fine motor skills and our large motor skills are always in use. We have been enjoying playing and rolling a new big beach ball. We love to throw it up in the air.
Ms. Laura sang “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and Ms. Lu read The Biggest Snowman Ever by Steven Kroll.

Peapods II

Can you believe we are already half way through January!? Peapods II has been quite busy so far! Our new friends have well adjusted into our class and we are so happy to have them with us. Our older friends have been excellent role models and great friends making sure their new friends feel welcome. We’ve started off the year doing some fun activities. We used dot paint to make two art projects which you can see hanging up in our classroom. We made snowflakes and mittens and had so much fun making both of them. Now that we finally have snow on the ground, we were able to bring some inside for our sensory bin! We loved being able to explore the snow. Some of us enjoyed feeling it in our hands as we crushed it up, while others liked scooping it into cups and dumping it out. Peapods II is off to a great start and we can’t wait to see what’s to come next!


We have been having lots of fun in the Seedlings room, despite the weather.

We have been working on our gross motor skills using the giant blue blocks to build and create, making a huge ramp with a soft blocks, and using the tunnel to crawl through.  The Seedlings have been practicing using our listening ears and sharing skills with all of our friends and teachers.

We’ve been doing a lot of coloring and made lovely mittens for the cold days.

During circle time, we read Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and singing “Bingo!”.

Little Sprouts

Little Sprouts were very excited to learn more about Winter and Arctic Animals! We used dot art markers to color mittens and used markers and crayons to make snowflakes! During circle time we sang our good morning song and days of the week song. We were very excited to talk about the weather especially as it snowed this week. During centers we enjoyed playing with the trains, color sorting bears and our food and animals puzzles. We enjoyed reading Snowy Bear by Tony Mitton and One Mitten by Kristine O’Connell George.  We enjoyed dancing around to Baby Beluga and the animal freeze dance!


What a cool two weeks we’ve had here in Beanstalks! Last week we talked about snow and what we wear to stay warm! We made our very own hats and mittens to hang on the door. This week we talked about arctic animals and used our plastic animals to make tracks! We’ve been so excited every week for Music and Stretch N Grow! We love seeing all the new activities Ms. Lisa and Coaches have set up for us. We hope you all have a great weekend and we’ll see you next week!

Beanstalks II

We are so excited to tell you about what we have done and learned for the last two weeks. Hopefully you stay all bundled up in this cold weather! We were so excited for it to snow. What better thing to learn about during this cold snowy weather than snowmen.  Some of the fun activities we have done include making name snowmen,  using puff paint to make a melted snowman and counting buttons on a snowman’s coat. Some of the books we have read  include Sneezy The Snowman by Maureen Wright, Snowman Magic by Katherine Tegen, Little Bears Special Friend by Claire Freedman and Pip And Squeak by Ian Schoenherr.

PreK 3

The PreK 3 classes have had a wonderful time these past few weeks learning about polar animals and snow & ice.  (The recent weather has certainly cooperated with the latter!)

We’ve had fun putting together a narwhal craft, fork painting polar bears,  creating art with puffy paint, and strengthening our fine motor skills playing “ice cube” transfer with forceps and sugar cubes.

Some of the books we have enjoyed include – The Penguin and the Pinecone by Salina Yoon, Immi’s Gift by Karin Littlewood, If you were a Penguin by Florence and Wendell Minor, and Ice is Nice by Bonnie Worth.

As always, number fun, letter, shape, and color recognition continue to be part of our days!  And we always have a great time, each week, with Miss Lisa, our music teacher from Elefante as well as Coaches Diane and Linda from Stretch and Grow!

PreK 4

The children have been learning about snowmen and polar animals! We learned about snowmen to extend what we learned about snow and ice. We also learned about polar animals and the different animals and environments in the North and South Pole. Our favorite books were Snowmen at Night by Carolyn Buehner and Poles Apart by Jeanne Willis.

We have been working on creating lowercase letters. We have learned w, t, s, and v. 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 syllables during literacy centers.

With our writing prompts, we wondered what we would do if we were walruses and what a snowman would do at night. We are so creative with our responses!

We enjoyed all of our fun activities like gymnastics, Stretch and Grow, and music! Have a great weekend!