November News: Week of October 30th and November 6th

Friendly Reminder

Sproutlings will close at 3pm on Wednesday November 22nd and will be closed on Thursday November 23rd and Friday November  24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Annual Flu Vaccine

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.

Please bring proof of vaccine to the office. Thank you.

2024 Holiday Closing Dates 

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



We can’t believe that it’s almost November! Time sure flies when you’re having fun and that’s exactly what’s happening in Peapods! We are growing and learning so much. We love exploring our surroundings and playing with all of our friends. We continued to practice are signing skills so we are able to communicate with everyone. We are taught how to say “more”, “please”, “thank you” and our most favorite sign, “all done”. As we quickly approach Halloween Ms. Lu read  us a spooky book entitled Five Black Cats by Patricia Hegarty. We can’t wait to see what the rest of October will bring for Peapods!

Peapods II

Happy November! October has come and gone, but Peapods 2 is more than ready to take on the holiday season! With the weather getting colder, we’ve been spending time in our indoor playground. We love exploring the new toys in there, our favorites are the construction trucks and the dinosaurs! We also had a blast using the rainbow tunnel. We loved crawling through it and peeking through the mesh to see our friends and teachers. In our classroom, we explored different colored scarves. While some of us waved them in the air, others loved using them as hats. We read a new book called I Took the Moon for a Walk by Carolyn Curtis. We love reading new books and with so many of us talking and learning new words, we’re able to point things out in our stories and talk about them. We are so proud of Peapods 2!


We absolutely loved Halloween and are so sad that it’s over.  The Seedlings loved their costumes, and were so happy to show them off to their friends.  We want to give a special thanks to all the parents who provided snacks for our Halloween party, we had a fantastic time. We are now getting ready for the next holiday, Thanksgiving but we are having a hard time giving up those great Halloween songs.

We have been enjoying the weather outside when we go out to the playground. All of us have been into building lately whether it be outside with the giant waffle blocks or in our classroom. We try to build them so high that unfortunately they fall down and we get a bit frustrated but we always try again.

During circle time, we read  I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen and sang/acted out “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt!”.

Little Sprouts

Little Sprouts had so much fun learning this week! We enjoyed using color pencils, crayons and markers to color Halloween monsters, and candles for Diwali the Festival of Lights! Our favorite part of the week was walking in the Halloween parade, and seeing our friends costumes! Little Sprouts loved using trucks and driving them through paint to see what kind of tracks they make! Our favorite center was Mr.Potato Head! Little Sprouts enjoyed learning new songs with Ms. Lisa and practicing how to keep the beat in a song. We loved reading The Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle and Deep In The Forest by Josef Antòn.


We’ve had a great two weeks here in Beanstalks! Last week we were so excited to show off our costumes and do some spooky crafts, like our paint squishing ghosts. We have been very creative and have loved all the opportunities to color and draw. This week we’ve been learning about transportation and all the different types of vehicles. We investigated the way different wheels on our toy cars left different tracks in the paint and even got to pretend to be bulldozers in our sensory bin. Have a great weekend and we’ll see you all on Monday!

Beanstalks II

 Last week we celebrated Halloween and as well as one of our friends birthday. We had so much fun at the Halloween parade and loved showing everyone our amazing costumes. We created number spider books. This week we have been learning about transportation and what that word means. Some of the fun activities we did this week included making name cars, a sailboat and our very own hot air balloon.  Some of the transportation books we read included T is For Tugboat by Sara Gillingham and Lisa’s Airplane Trip by Ann Gutman.

PreK 3

Last week in PreK 3 we had a lot of Halloween fun! The children worked on practicing AB patterns and counting 1-6. We did a fun project and made a glue ghost which helped develop our fine motor muscles. The children sorted colored pumpkins by size and we worked on recognizing the letters in our name by building a pumpkin. We had a great time at Stretch and Grow, and music lessons with Miss Lisa!

This week we started learning about trees. At large group, we learnt the parts of a tree, and that there are two different types of tree, evergreen and deciduous. In our sensory bin, we added leaves branches and more things that grow on trees. The children did a finger paint leaf number activity where they dipped their finger in paint and dotted the leaves with the corresponding number. We had fun picking leaves and making leaf rubbings. We drew our November, self portrait, practicing drawing ourselves and tracing our names. We had a great week of learning!

PreK 4

In Pre K 4 the children have been learning about Forest Animals with a focus on Owls. We talked about different types of owls and their life cycle. We also had an opportunity to hear the different sounds owls make.

We conducted a pumpkin investigation this week. Our discussions included the parts of a pumpkin, its life cycle and a comparison of different types of pumpkins. The children used descriptive words to explain similarities and differences such as smooth, bumpy and slippery! We enjoyed listening to Spookley The Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano and The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz.

The children worked on upper and lowercase letter matching and beginning letter sounds. They did this by matching upper and lowercase letter cards as well as a letter search activity. In addition, the children did an art activity to help them recognize the lowercase letters in their names. In their journals they wrote about what it would be like to live in a pumpkin patch. Our HWT letter was Z and the numbers 3 and 4.

We worked on math skills by using counting clip cards, puzzles, patterns and fill in the missing numbers.

Next week the children can look forward to Scarecrow related books and activities!