September News: Week of September 20
- 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.
Welcome Fall! It will be so exciting when we go outside and will be able to enjoy the different colors of the leaves. A first for us! Some of us are are really enjoying our lunches. We are eating mostly table food and drinking from a cup! How fast time is going. We are also have great fun playing with one another moving around our room, going back and forth through the open shelf and playing with our musical instruments. We are also having fun with our sensory mat and bags-we never know what is in them. We love when Ms Lu makes bubbles float around us and sometimes we can pop them! Our book this week was Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson and our song was “5 Little Monkeys.”
The Peapod class welcomed their new Lead Teacher Miss Melody! We are so glad to have her here with us.
Our favorite song this week was “Wheels on the Bus!” The best part is when the wheels go “round and round.” As always, we are working on our sign language. So of us are getting so good at asking for more food and signing “please.” Sometimes we get a little mixed up with the signs but that’s ok because we are practicing and we’ll get there!
We love going outside or to the indoor playground. When we see all the balls we love to work on our gross motor skills and start throwing or rolling them to our teachers and friends. A lot of us are working on our gross motor skills by lifting ourselves to a standing position or by taking more and more steps each day with the help of our teachers. We are looking forward to next week! We hope you all have a great weekend!
This week in the Seedlings room and we had such a fantastic time! We have been enjoying all the outside we’ve been getting, while it hasn’t been raining. We love been able to work on our gross motor skills in our playground by climbing the playground structure, jumping from the mushrooms, pushing the cars, and running around with our friends.
The Seedlings had a great time making Fall decorations with Miss Kat. They love the dot markers on their acorns and leaves. It is a great way to work on their fine motor skills. During Circle Time, we sang “Rain, Rain, Go Away,” and read Five Little Dinosaurs by Véronique Petit.
Brrr! The crisp fall air has finally arrived! Our friends could not be happier about it! We have enjoyed the beginning of collecting leaves on the playground. In the classroom we have been hard at work building Lego towers and working on our sharing skills. We also have been practicing our shapes! The color of the week this week was red! We made our own apples to hang in our seasons tree. Our book this week was Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw.
This week in Beanstalks we learned all about fall. We celebrated the first day of fall. We learned that the trees are changing colors from green to orange, red and brown. We are excited that the leaves are going to be falling down. We also learned about the letter C- we have a friend who’s name starts with the letter C!
The book of the week was Red Leaf , Yellow Leaf and I See a Leaf. We did some music and jammed to “ I Knowa Chicken” by Laurie Berkner. We loved making crowns in honor of the first day of fall. We made a Fall Foliage collage and stamped the letter C with a car. We decorated a leaf and colored pumpkins.
Saplings (Miss Amanda and Miss Pam)
“All About Our Friends” was our study for the week in the Saplings class. Learning how to make and keep friends is a very important social skill so we spent a large portion of our week talking about what being good friend means and how we can be a good friend. We had lots of fun making some class decorations, our favorite being the Friendship Caterpillar everyone in the class got to make a body segment of our very friendly caterpillar. The title of our latest class book is Preschooler Preschooler Who Do You See? – we all made our own page for the book by drawing a self portrait. We played a sorting game together which asked the question “Is This Being a Good Friend?” – we needed to look at pictures and decide if the children in those pictures were being good friends or not. Our favorite books for the week included The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister and Brown Bear Brown Bear by Bill Martin Jr.
Pre K 3 (Miss Amelia and Miss Deanna)
This week in PreK-3 we learned about friendship and how to be a kind friend. As a class we made a friendship caterpillar with dot paint.
We read Brown Bear Brown Bear What do you see? By Eric Carle. After we read the story we made our own book called Preschoolers, Preschoolers Who Do You See? We also sorted actions based on being a good friend and what is not being a good friend! Next week we’re learning about everyone’s family!
Pre K 4
This week in Pre K 4 the children focused on learning about trees. During our large group time we talked about the lifecycle of a tree, a trees different parts and different types of trees. We enjoyed stories such as Gus is a Tree by Clair Babin.
Using our Handwriting Without Tears curriculum we worked on correctly forming the letter D and P this week. The children wrote in their journals giving them opportunity to develop their pencil grip and creative thinking. Using scissors and glue the children cut out pictures of trees with falling leaves and rearranged them into sequential order.
The children used their fingers to count out quantities by dipping the tip of their finger into paint to make fingerprint leaves on a tree. We worked on graphing by selecting different colored charting them to see which color was chosen the most and did a follow up a were the children counted and graphed apples and pumpkins. The children also used small leaves to count quantities onto cards shaped like leaf bags. Using dominoes, the children counted the dots and then colored the corresponding number in a tree.
Next week the children can look forward to more Fall fun activities.