September News: Week of September 13
- We want to send a heart felt thank you to all the parents who showed up with towels, wet vacs, fans, coffee, and support after the hurricane. Your kind words and support were much appreciated. We are so thankful for such an amazing community of parents.
- Picture Day will take place next Monday and Tuesday. Please send your child in to school in the clothes you would like them to be photographed in. You do NOT need to return the flyer unless you have a specific request. If you do not want your child to be photographed, please email us at email@example.com.
- Please visit our website under “Calendar” for a printable list of all school closures. Please note, we close early on Wednesday, November 24th and will be closed Thursday (November 25th) and Friday (November 26th) for Thanksgiving.
- 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.
- Did you know 1 in 3 US families don’t have an adequate supply of diapers for their children? Sproutlings is hosting a diaper drive for Moms Helping Moms Foundation from to help combat this need. A box is located in the lobby. We will be taking donations at pick up and drop off through next week.
- We are currently in the process of doing our enrollment for July 2022. If you would like to enroll a Sproutlings sibling, please make sure you let the office know as soon as possible. We have a lengthy wait list and although siblings have priority, we need to know well in advance.
- We will hold our annual Halloween parade on Friday, October 29th, weather permitting. Parents are invited to watch as our children show off their costumes and parade around the Sproutlings parking lot.
Our weeks are just flying by! We are surprising everyone by how fast we are growing. Some of us are pulling up and standing. We now have two who can stand while holding on. We also have others who are not just creeping around they are actually zooming by! We continue to enjoy our water mat. We love when we hit down on it and watch how the fish move. We are getting in our tummy time although some of us have learned how to roll on our backs to get a better view of everyone. We are trying to coordinate playing our musical instruments while Ms Laura and Ms Alex sing our songs of the week. They sang “Baby Bumble Bee” and “Mr Sun.” Ms Lu read Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw and When Cows Come Home by David I. Harrison.
We have been loving the fall weather in Peapod 2. Outside time is always a hit. We enjoy the fresh air and watching leaves fall from the tree. Inside, we enjoy sliding down the climber on our belly. We are learning how to use books properly and always enjoy a good story time with our teachers.
We’ve been having a blast in the Seedlings! Last week, we enjoyed painting yellow school buses. We love using our fine motor skills to do puzzles. On the playground, we have been very interested in the giant waffle blocks. We love making pretend roads to walk on and houses to hide in.
What a fun week in Little Sprouts! We enjoyed the September weather outside and talked about the leaves starting to fall in our playground! We observed their different colors and sizes. In the classroom we had lots of fun practicing our shapes and learning about our color of the week: orange! We all worked together and began decorating for fall and made apples! Our book of the week was Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown.
Last week we explored the zoo. We discussed all the animals we could find there! We even made our own little sprouts zoo! We read Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell and followed with talking about what our favorite animals were! We enjoyed playing outside with this cooler weather. As September has arrived, we cannot wait to jump into fall!
This week we learned ALL about ME! In order to learn more about ourselves we all brought in out favorite books to read to the classroom and we loved it! We learned the letter B and number 2. In order to work on our fine motor skills we used scissors and cut red paper, we also dotted our names. During craft time we made the letter uppercase B using Pom-poms. We made a bee for the letter B. In honor of “All About Me,” we made a house and showed who lives with us as well as a tree “all about me.” Our favorite song of the week to sing was “Finger Family.” It was fun learning all about each other.
Saplings (Miss Amanda and Miss Pam)
The Saplings class have spent the week learning All About Me. We each made a special collage page at home (thank you Mom and Dad for helping us) for an All About Us class book and everyone was very excited to share their page with the class. We have measured, counted and graphed as we talked about our eye color, hair color and the length of our shoes. We began learning to write our names, remembering to always start our letters at the top and use a tripod pencil grip. We had lots of fun singing about and making Mat Man. Everybody then tried to draw a self portrait using the Mat Man technique. Mat Man is part of the Handwriting Without Tears program that is used to develop good handwriting skills in young children. On Wednesday we celebrated International Dot Day by decorating dots and reading the book The Dot by Peter H Reynolds. Some other favorite books this week included I like Myself by Karen Beaumont, I Am Enough by Grace Byers, I Am Special, I Am Me by Ann Meek and ABC I Like Me by Nancy Carlson. Next week we will be learning All About Our Friends.
Pre K 3 (Miss Amelia and Miss Deanna)
It was All About Me in the Pre K-3 room this week. During large group we all shared our pages we made for our class book. We also graphed everyone’s eye and hair color! In our class a lot of our friends have brown hair and brown eyes. Our stories we read were I Am Enough by Grace Byers and I’m Like You, You’re Like Me by Cindy Gainer. We learned that we are all similar but different at the same time. We learned how to draw ourselves by learning the Mat Man song! It was a fun week learning all about our friends!
Pre K 4
This week the Pre K 4 classes learned all about apples. We did an experiment to see if they float or sink. We discussed where you can find apples and how they grow through their life cycle. The children learned about each others interests through the question of the day. They answered many questions including what color apples they enjoy, if they have ever picked their own apples and how they like to eat their apples.
The letters of the week were capital E and F. We incorporated the letters with Handwriting with out Tears. HWT allows the children to learned how to correctly write each letter through a multisensory approach. Then as a group we form a word web where the children practice the letter sounds and call out words that start with that letter.
Some of the fun activities that were done throughout the week were patterns, 10 apples up on top and shape matching. Along with a math journal, number order puzzles and a letter search. As a group, the children enjoyed seeing how many apples tall they all were. They also enjoyed watching an apple volcano!