Ready For Pumpkins  by Kate Duke

October News: Week of October 3rd

Flu Vaccines

All children ages 6 months and older are required to get their annual flu shot no later than December 31st. Please submit proof of receipt to the office as soon as your child receives their vaccine.

2023 Calendar

The Holiday closing dates for 2023 are now posted on the Sproutlings website. Please use the link below to view/print it.

Extending Hours

As from Monday October 3rd our hours will be 7am – 6pm


We will hold our annual Halloween parade on Monday October 31st at 9:30am, weather permitting. Parents are invited to watch as our children show off their costumes and parade around the Sproutlings parking lot.

Please keep the following in mind when buying costumes:

  • Please limit costumes to something that can be worn to school in the morning and that children will be comfortable in. Children can be changed from their costumes after the parade if parents provide an alternative outfit. **Costumes that can be worn over regular clothes are preferred!**
  • Please leave all accessories at home as it is difficult to keep  track of them and we do not want them misplaced. Hats are ok.




Well we had another great week in the Peapod room. Most of us are on the move! We are walking, crawling, creeping, and sometimes trying to escape. It’s always busy in the our room!

Some of us are are learning new “signs “. We are signing “eat “ and “all done”. We are also  working on “ more” and “please “. Ms. Lu waved bubbles all around. We were trying to catch them before they popped! We have started our Fall decorating. Some of us like to watch the pumpkins and leaves move about on the ceiling while we are going to take a nap. It seems to put us in a sleepy mood.
One of our books that Ms. Lu read to us was Ready For Pumpkins 🎃 by Kate Duke. Ms. Emily and Ms. Laura sang some songs for us including “5 Little Pumpkins”.


Peapods II

What an exciting time we are having in Peapod II! It is officially Fall and we are so excited for all the big changes to come. We loved decorating our very own leaf with various fall colors such as red, brown, yellow, and orange. We all did such a good job with the help of our teachers.

We have been exploring more during our art time doing projects together as one big group. We love what we can create alongside our friends. We worked on our fine motor skills by gluing tissue paper and putting stickers onto a sheet of paper. We also love the water shakers that Ms. Nairah made for our sensory time. We enjoy the splashing sound that is made we shake them high and shake them low!

During circle time we always enjoy reading books & popping bubbles. Some of our friends are even able to blow bubbles which we all find to be so cool & amazing!

Have a great weekend from Peapod II!



During picture the Seedlings had a great time looking at all the equipment that the photographer used to take our pictures and the props they used to make us smile. The Seedlings were so excited to decorate for Halloween. We made handprint ghosts and we know that they say “Boo!”, we’re quite happy that we can shout it.

We made tissue paper pumpkins and can’t wait for them to decorate our door. We have been working on our fine motor skills by peeling stickers and putting them on paper. We sometimes put them were they don’t belong too. During circle time we’ve been reading Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino and singing “Freeze Dance”. It’s a lot of fun to do ALL the movements and shout “FREEZE!” at everyone.


Little Sprouts

Little Sprouts had so much fun this week! We had fun coloring school buses and airplanes. We enjoyed seeing a real school bus outside and seeing airplanes flying in the sky. During Circle time Little Sprouts enjoyed  talking about the weather outside and singing our ABC’s, and the number song. We love reading No David by David Shannon and singing “Jump Up and Down” to get our sillies out in the morning!


The Beanstalks are continuing to learn about Fall and all the fun Fall activities we can do, such as pumpkin and apple picking, hay rides and  raking up leaves and jumping into the leaf pile. We also talked about squirrels where they live and what they like to eat. We made  a scarecrow using shapes and worked on our fine motor skills when we were ripping paper and gluing onto our squirrels. We loved using squishy paint to practice making letters. We also made a fall tree that helped us learn to recognize the letters in our name.

We read books including Little Acorn Grows Up by Edward Gibbs, Pete the Cat and the Five little Pumpkins  by James Dean, and Leaf Trouble by Jonathon Emmett.  Even though it was a rainy week, we got our bodies moving during Stretch and Grow as well as having lots of fun with our parachute!

Our favorite song to sing at the moment is “Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on the Gate”. Next week we will be learning about Fire Safety! We are so excited that the firetruck will be visiting us on October 11!


Pre K 3 and Saplings

Last week Pre K 3 talked about friendship. We made a friendship Caterpillar to crawl along our wall. We took turns finding the yellow crayon hiding behind the boxes. Some friends worked together to make beautiful pictures.

This week was an emotional week. We talked about our feelings. Pre K 3 started the week with Stretch and Grow which was great to get some energy out for the rainy week. The kids worked on holding their crayons correctly while coloring stars and fireflies. The children made sad, happy, surprised monsters!

We also put together feeling puzzles and played the Sneaky, Squirrel game. Our favorite books were A World Of Families by Margaret Wise, Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkel, Little Monkey Calms Down by Michael Dahl, The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn and Glad Monster, Sad Monster by Ed Emberley.


Pre K 4

In Pre-K 4, the children have been learning about trees, leaves, and all about Fall. We talked about things we see and do during fall, the life cycle of a tree, and why leaves change colors. We read so many books but among our favorites were There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves by Lucille Colandro and Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak.

The children explored leaves, measuring and sorting them by shape, size and color. We also created our own colorful leaves. Find them hanging in our classrooms! During journal time, we answered what color leaves can be. Our Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) letters were H, K, M and N. We worked on forming the letters correctly by starting them at the top, as well working on proper pencil grips.

Next week, the children are looking forward to learning about fire safety and prevention. Maybe we’ll even have a special visitor from the fire department!