- We will hold our annual Halloween parade on Friday, October 29th at 9:30 AM, weather permitting. Parents, siblings, and grandparents are invited to watch as our children show off their costumes and parade around the Sproutlings parking lot.For Halloween costumes, please keep the following in mind:
- 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.
- A reminder of the State Mandated Sick Policy:
- A child needs a negative Covid test to return to childcare if they have 2 or more of the following: Fever, Chills, Shivers, Muscle Aches, Headache, Sore Throat, Nausea/Vomiting, Diarrhea, Fatigue, Congestion/Runny Nose OR at least 1 of the following: Cough, Shortness of Breath, Difficulty Breathing, New Loss of Taste or Smell.
- We are currently accepting rapid tests for symptomatic children if your child’s doctor does not think a PCR test is necessary to rule out Covid.
- If your child is awaiting the results of a test, they may not return to Sproutlings until the test results are in.
- Children with a persistent cough should not be sent to school until they are tested and their negative results are submitted to Sproutlings. Tests are widely available and results are coming back quickly. Please do not send your child to school with a cough unless you have submitted the negative results (rapid or PCR) to the office.
- Please email your child’s negative test to the office (firstname.lastname@example.org) and notify teachers via Brightwheel that your Covid test has been submitted.
- 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.
- A friendly reminder that there is still a travel quarantine for children who leave our immediate region. Your child may return to Sproutlings after day 7 of quarantine after taking a negative PCR test on day 5. Children in the Kindergarten Wrap and After School program will follow the travel restrictions set by the school district.
This week in the Peapod room we discovered Jello. We found it very interesting to say the least. Some of us who are able to sit in the high chairs were able to touch, poke, squeeze and squish it. Some of it landed on the floor, some in our mouth. It was a very enjoyable experience. We are getting ourselves into some interesting places. Some have discovered that they fit under the cribs-who knew? We continue to do tummy time even though some of us don’t care for it. We are also learning how to turn on our musical toys, it’s so great. Now we can do it ourselves! Ms. Laura and Ms. Melissa sang “Baa, Black Sheep” and Ms Lu read Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert.
It’s Friday! What a great week it has been! This week our favorite song was “Wheels on the Bus.” We know what you’re thinking. “Again?!?” But we can’t get over those wheels going ’round and ’round or the door going open and shut! Our teachers make it even more fun doing all the moves with us!
We had such a great time doing some spooky season crafts! This week we got to glue different shapes onto a witch hat. Once the glue was all dry our teachers put our faces on the witch hats and taped them to our class window for everyone to see! So many people stopped by to take a look, they love it! We also got to make ghosts with our feet! Some of us didn’t like how the paint brush felt but some of us found it really funny!
As always we are looking forward to next week but for now have a great weekend!
The Seedlings had a great time this week! We had so much fun working on our fine motor skills to make our pumpkin patch. It was so sticky gluing orange tissue paper to plates to make our pumpkins. We also were playing with our pegs and learning how to to stack them.
In the playground, we got a NEW house!! We’re so excited to have it. We have so much fun playing with it and pretending to live in it. The Seedlings have been practicing our jumping, loud voices, and running feet all outside. We are working on using our inside voices and “walking feet” in the classroom.
During circle time, we sang “The Wheels on The Bus” and read Goodnight Moon by Margaret Brown.
This week in Little Sprouts we had so much fun talking about leaves and how they change in the fall! We texture painted with all different paint brushes and made leaves for our seasons tree! We also found leaves outside and used crayons to do leaf rubbings on paper. They all loved discovering the leaves as they colored the paper! We also worked on our shapes and colored in shapes on leaves naming all of them! We ended our week with listening and identifying animal sounds! All our friends have gotten into the October spirit with their fall shirts!
This week in Beanstalks, we learned about pumpkins and the letter F . We started the week off by learning what sound the “F” makes and naming some things that start with the letter F. We learned about pumpkins and discussed their shape and color.
We read It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse & Ten Orange Pumpkins. We sang some songs but “Five Little Pumpkins” was our favorite. We got a big pumpkin for our class and washed it on our sensory bin. We are going to open it up next week and see what’s inside . We decided to call our pumpkin Jack ! We did cool crafts like make tiny pumpkins. We worked on recognizing our names by assembling a pumpkin with the letter of our names on it . Overall it’s was a Pumptastic week !
Saplings (Miss Amanda and Miss Pam)
The Saplings class has been welcoming fall into the classroom this week. We made scarecrows from paper shapes, marble painted leaves with fall colors and played fall counting and sorting games. At large group time we discussed what happens in the fall, what color the leaves are in the fall and if we helped to rake the leaves that have fallen from the trees! Some of our favorite books of the week included Tattybogle by Sandra Horn, My Leaf Book by Monica Wellington and There was an Old Lady who Swallowed Some Leaves by Lucy Colandro. Next week we will be learning all about pumpkins and apples.
Pre K 3 (Miss Amelia and Miss Deanna)
We started our tree study this week learning about fall! At large group we learned what that the leaves start to change colors and will soon fall off the trees. We talked about some activities we can do in fall, like rake leaves, jump in the leaves and catch leaves. After exploring the colors leaves change in fall we matched the leaves with the right tree. Our art project this week we made a scarecrow and also made marble leaf painting. The kids had fun watching the marbles roll back and forth! We had fun reading many books about fall! Some of our favorites we read were There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves by Lucille Colandro, Fall by Núria Roca, and My Leaf Book by Monica Wellington.
Next week we’ll be learning about pumpkins and apples!
Pre K 4
This week in Pre K 4 we learned all about squirrels. We discussed what they eat, what they look like, whether or not they hibernate and so much more.
The children enjoyed working on their fine motor skills while doing clip cards and answering the journal question of the week. They also enjoyed identifying and matching letters along with sorting acorns by size. Another fun activity was recognizing numbers and putting them in order while doing puzzles.
The children used Handwriting Without Tears while learning all about the letters “H” and “K.” The class learned how to write these letters and sound them out when identifying each letter and writing them correctly. The class was then able to participate in a word web while sounding out words that started with the letters “H” and “K.”
A few of the books that we read this week included Scaredy Squirrel, Squirrels Acorn and Secret Life of Squirrels.