Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

November News: Week of November 1

  • All children ages 6 months and older are required to get their annual flu shot no later than December 30th. Please submit proof of receipt to the office as soon as your child receives their vaccine.
  • Sproutlings will close early at 3:00 on Wednesday, November 24 and we will be closed Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th for Thanksgiving weekend. For a list of all closures, please visit our website.


Peapods I

This week we welcomed a new Peapod. We had an interesting time crunching and crushing dried leaves. We grabbed and banged on the bag of leaves leaving some of them crushed. Some of us are now waving goodbye. We will practice waving hello too! Some of us are now starting to move around a little. We are not staying in one place anymore! We are able to move and grab a toy we want to hold, chew, or play with. We enjoyed Ms Laura and Ms Melissa singing one of our favorite songs, “Five Little Ducks” and Ms Lu read llama llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney.


Peapods II

Hello November! October went by so fast, it’s almost turkey time! We started off the week by welcoming a new friend to the class. We are so happy to have you here!

This week we got to color a turkey with our dot markers. Our teachers are going to cut them out and put our faces on them! In continuation with our fall activities we made a fall tree by squishing fall colors in a plastic bag that had a tree drawn on it. We also got to use the dot markers to color a baked clay candle for Diwali!

We are always working on our fine motor skills and we are getting so much better at connecting our blocks in one shot! Our teachers make us so happy when they cheer us on.

Our favorite book this week was our rhymes book. Our teachers make it so much fun with all the gestures they do.

It’s getting much colder out so we need to make sure that we stay warm! We are going to miss going outside everyday but we have just as much fun in our indoor playground on very cold mornings.

As always, have a great weekend! We will see you all next week!


The Seedlings had a lot of fun this week!  We enjoyed gluing felt pieces to our pumpkins. We  placed them on our door for Thanksgiving  decorations and made handprint turkeys as well. We’re getting so festive! Also, we love saying “Gobble, Gobble!“ like a turkey too!

We colored our Diwali candles on Thursday. We loved to be able to use all the crayons and make them so beautiful. Happy Diwali to our friends who celebrate!

During circle time, we read Duck & Goose Find A Pumpkin by Tad Hills and sang “The Wheels on the Bus.”

Please bring in a hat and gloves for your child as we do go outside and make sure that everything is labeled with your child’s name.

Little Sprouts

We took a trip to the farm this week in Little Sprouts! We had so much fun learning and naming all of the animals on the farm and all the sounds that go with them! We finger painted some muddy pigs, built our own chicken coop, and even got to milk a cow! We learned about the Diwali holiday, also known as the Festival of Lights and made some fireworks! What a great week we had!



This week in Beanstalks we learned about the letter “H” and about hibernation. We focused on bears. We learned that during the winter, bears sleep for a long time and they do so by slowing down their hearts and breathing slowly. We did cool bear crafts and we made bear paw prints that spelled out our named. This was also a special week because we got to celebrate a friends birthday and we also celebrated Diwali. We loved learning about it and doing cool crafts such as a Diwali lamp and Rangoli. We danced to some cool songs such as “Going on a Bear Hunt” and we really loved the song “Diwali” by Mira the Royal Detective. We read books such as Sleep Bear SleepSleep Black Bear Sleep and our favorite, Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We can’t wait to learn about community helpers next week.

Saplings (Miss Amanda and Miss Pam)

This week in the Saplings class we started our tree study. We painted fall trees at the easel which helped to develop our fine and gross motor muscles as well as our hand eye coordination. The trees we created were all covered in beautiful fall leaves and each one was unique. We practiced our 1:1 number correspondence when we glued leaves on the bare branches of a tree. On Thursday we learned about Diwali – The Festival of Lights by creating colorful pictures of fireworks. Some of our favorite books this week included Trees Trees Trees by Nancy Noel Williams, Our Tree Named Steve by Alan Zweibel, Chicka Chicka 1,2,3 by Bill Martin Jr. and Lots of Lights by Kavita Sahai. We will continue our tree study next week as we discuss the question, “Who lives in Trees?”


Pre K 3 (Miss Amelia and Miss Deanna)

It was a busy week in PreK-3! We started our new study on trees! The kids are excited to learn all about trees. During our large group we discussed what we already know about trees and what we want to learn about trees! We leaned that some trees leaves don’t change colors and those trees are called evergreen. Our favorite story this week was Our Tree Named Steve by Alan Zweibel.

We had some fun art projects this week! With red, yellow and orange paint we made fall trees. We also worked on our pencil grip. To celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, we made colorful fireworks! The kids loved learning about a new holiday that some families celebrate! Next week we’ll be learning what animals live in trees.

Pre K 4

This week in Pre K 4 the children learned about forest animals. We talked about similarities and differences, how animals prepare for the winter and which animals are nocturnal. The children enjoyed stories such as The Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson and Time To Sleep by Denise Fleming and answered questions of the day pertaining to forest animals.

The children worked on counting groups and adding them together. They put numbers in sequential order and ordered animals by size. Letters X and Y were our HWT letters of the week. The children continued with letter recognition and in addition we started working on learning letter sounds.

In celebration of Diwali, we learned about the Festival of Lights and made paper lamps. Next week the children can look forward to a scarecrow themed week!