April News: Weeks of April 15th and 22nd

2024 Holiday Closing Dates 

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These past couple of weeks have just breezed by! As usual, some of us like to get into a little mischief. We love taking sleep sacks out of our cribs and have a great time climbing in and out of one of our toy bins.
We have had fun pushing and rolling our beach ball around the room. It’s not easy because it’s almost as big as we are! We enjoyed Ms. Pram singing 5 Little Monkeys for us and Ms. Laura singing Heads, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes. Ms. Lu read “Each Peach Pear Plum” by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.

Peapods II

Hi everyone! We cannot believe that next month we will be welcoming the month of May! Peapods 2 would like to congratulate Ms. Leandra on her new baby! We are going to miss her very much over these next few months, but we are so excited for her and her family and we will be anxiously awaiting for her return and to meet her little one! We have been enjoying the weather and have been going outside every chance we get. Our communication skills have sky rocketed over these last few weeks! We are calling each other by our first names and have been doing a great job using our words asking for help and even just talking to our friends. We can’t wait to see what the new month will bring Peapods 2!


The Seedlings had such a fantastic time with our pet theme activities and learning all about the different type of pets that everyone has.  Thank you to all the parents who sent in their pet pictures.  We can’t get enough of them!

We sponge painted dog headbands with floppy ears and think it’s hilarious to put them on and bark like dogs! The Seedlings had fun gluing colorful feathers to a bird.

We also learned about Earth Day and made coffee filter Earths and our handprint Earth on our door!

During circle time, we read Cookie’s Week by Cindy Ward and Tomie dePaola and sang a “Recycling Song”.

Little Sprouts

Little Sprouts had so much fun learning about Pets and Recycling/Earth day! We enjoyed making handprint Earths and handprint dogs with paint. We used giant crayons to color an Earth! A few of our favorite things were playing with play-doh, running around on the playground, and sorting recycling lids by color and size. During circle time, we enjoyed singing our Good Morning song, talking about the weather, singing the days of the week and our ABC’s and numbers. We loved reading I Stink by Kate & Jim McMullan, Why Should I recycle  by Jen Green and Puppy Cares by Conor Rawson.


What a nifty two weeks we’ve had here in Beanstalks! Last week, we talked about how plants grow and decorated planters to grow some grass right in our classroom! This week, we celebrated Earth Day and talked about all the ways we can help keep our planet healthy. We made watercolor flowers out of some recycled newspaper and practiced sorting different types of recycling. We hope you all have a safe and happy weekend and we’ll see you next week!

Beanstalks II

Last week we continued talking about fruits, vegetables and gardens. We did some matching the vegetables and talking about them and their colors.  We made a carrot name and we even made a flower garden using a bow.  Lastly, we measured some fruits and vegetables using legos. Books we read included “Fruits & Seeds”, “The Carrot Seeds”, “All Kinds Of Gardens”, etc. This week, we have been focusing all on Earth Day and Recycling. Some fun activities we have done this week include recycling name bins, earth day counting, q-tip earth painting and much more. We have been talking a lot about what recycling is and how we can keep the Earth clean and pretty. Some books we read included “Earth Day”, “Today is The Earths Birthday”, and many more.

PreK 3

Pre K 3 continued our study on plants last week. We focused on gardens and vegetables. The children reviewed colors while matching vegetables. The children had fun cutting, gluing and recognizing the letters in their name while making the biggest carrot ever. Pre K 3 learned about measuring and practiced by measuring flowers and fish and to get ready for our study on recycling, the children glued together a flower made from all recycled items (old boxes, newspapers, bottle caps).

This week, we started the week by celebrating Earth Day. The children painted a picture of the Earth with a Q-tip. They created a recycling bin with items that had their letters on them. We sorted items that were garbage and recyclables into the correct bins. We made robots from paper towel holders and other recycled items.

Some of our favorite books were The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss, Measuring In The Garden by Tracey Steffora, Digger and Friends Earth Day by Doug Rowling and Sam Helps Recycle by Judith Bauer Stamper.

PreK 4

We had an exciting past two weeks in PreK4! Last week in PreK4, our theme was spring and butterflies. We learned and read about plant parts, plant needs, the plant lifecycle, types of butterflies, the butterfly lifecycle, and growing vegetables. We wrote about what we would want to grow in our garden in our weekly journal. In handwriting, we practiced lowercase i and j. We did many fun activities related to our spring and butterfly theme like vegetable upper and lowercase letter matching, worm graphing, and garden syllable sorting.

This week in PreK4, our theme is Earth Day and pets. We learned and read about how to take care of the Earth, veterinarians, types of pets, and pet needs. We wrote about what pet we would like to have and why in our weekly journal. In handwriting, we practiced lowercase k and l. We did many fun activities related to our Earth Day and pet theme like 3D Earth shape matching, parrot pattern clip cards, and pet word rhyming matching.

We are looking forward to a great week ahead in PreK4 learning about farms!