Sproutlings News – December 11, 2017
-All students are required to have their flu shot by today (with the exception of babies under 6 months of age). If you have not done so already, please give a copy of documentation to the office. Please continue to bring Kerry your updated Universal Health Records and immunization records.
This past week we enjoyed ourselves playing bells along to songs during music time. We love shaking the bells! Our tummy time is paying off. Some of us are very close to crawling. Practice, practice, practice. For sensory we have had wet sponges to feel and squeeze. We are continuing our holiday decorating. We’re moving on to Christmas themes. Keep looking for them. We’ve been building with our blocks, and knocking them down. That’s the best part. Our book this week was If You Give A Mouse A Muffin by Joffe Numeroff and our song was “Dashing Through The Snow.”
Happy Hanukkah from Little Sprouts! We learned a lot about the Festival of Lights this week! We read Hanukkah is Coming! by Tracy Newman and danced around to Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel. Our sensory table was filled white and blue shredded paper and buckets to put our paper in. For art, we painted our very own dreidels! We also painted craft sticks to create a menorah! We continued working on learning our colors and the letters in our name. We’ve been having so much fun singing holiday songs during our music class with Miss Robin. We also had a great time with our new Elefante Music teacher and exercising in our Stretch-N-Grow class!
This week in Beanstalks we have been busy getting ready for our holiday concert. A special thank you to all who came. The children had a great time and sang really well! In literacy, we learned all about Hanukkah and introduced the new letter of the week which was J. We thought of words that began with the letter and traced the letter J at the easel. We also worked on sorting items for our J tub. In science/sensory, we made “snow dough” using flour, water and glitter the children had a great time pouring in the ingredients and exploring with the “snow dough.“ They loved making snow balls and snowflakes too! In math we continued to review the number 8. We made the number eight out of play dough using the play dough mats and made groups of eight with our bear counters. In art this week we dot painted dreidels, made a holiday wreath, and played “The Hanukkah Gelt Hunt “ where our friends had to find the hidden gelt we hid around the classroom. They loved finding the gelt in various places.
Next week we will continue our discussion on the holidays and introduce the letter D. Have a great weekend!
Pre K 3
This week in Pre K 3 we started a new study! We’re learning all about different holidays celebrated in December! In literacy, an new letter of the week was introduced which was J. We practiced the sound of “J” and thought of words that begin with J. We practiced writing the letter “J”. In math, the number 11 was introduced. We made the number 11 in the sand and counted with popcorn. In art, this week we colored a gingerbread man and dreidels. We learned what the letters on a dreidel means and found gelt around our classroom. The stories we read this week were Snow Bunny Tales, The Hanukkah Trike, and Hoppy Hanukkah. Thursday we had a great time at our holiday concert! We had a fun time learning all our holiday songs! Next week we will continue our study on the holidays. Have a great weekend!
Pre K 4
This week we began our study on winter holidays. The class explored the question, “What is Hanukah?” The class learned about lighting the menorah and created their own. We discussed how families celebrate the holidays and the class shared what they do with their family. The children made a chart of their favorite toppings for hot cocoa. We created winter paintings using puffy snow paint. The class learned how to play dreidel and loved winning gold coins. The class created their reindeer hats for the concert and wore them with pride. This week the class worked on the letter J, finding words that start with J and practicing to write it on paper, on chalkboards and on our handwriting without tears app. This week’s books were The Gingerbread Man, Snow Friends, and Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf. Next week the class will focus on Christmas.
Thank you all for coming to our holiday show, the class worked very hard and did an amazing job. The class had rehearsal twice a day all week long and spent much of their free time practicing the songs on their own!