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Sproutlings News – June 18, 2018

We hope all of our Sproutlings dads had a wonderful Father’s Day!

Congratulations to Sproutlings’ graduating class of 2018! We are so proud of all of your accomplishments! Thank you so much to all of the siblings, parents, and grandparents who came to watch on Friday evening.

Peapods

We are so happy when we are able to go outside to play or take a walk. Thank you to Ms. Lu for the walks. Some of us are starting our transition into the Seedlings room. We’re enjoying our time with some new friends and some of our old friends. We have such a great time. Our room can get very messy at times. We are trying to clean up when we’re done playing with our toys.  It’s a tough job but we’re learning. We’re also making the most of tummy time.  Some of us are now creeping around.  We have a very busy room with our baby friends. Bubbles and more bubbles, we love trying to catch them.  Even our babies doing tummy time love watching them fall to the floor.  Our book this week was Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert and our song was “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” 🕷.

Seedlings

This past week in the Seedlings was a fun one! We enjoyed spending a lot of time outside and enjoying the weather. We had an exciting time putting different things in our sensory table to see if they would sink or float. It was fun being able to put different things in and seeing what happens. All week, we worked hard on our Father’s Day gift. We had a great time finger painting and seeing the beautiful results for our project! During circle time we read Mighty Dadsby Joan Holub and sang “I’m Bringing Home a Baby Bumblebee.”
Two weeks ago, we had fun developing our gross motor skills by crawling through our tunnels in the classroom. We loved identifying the different colors on the tunnels and trying to take turns into the tunnel one at a time. We also had a grand old time building with the huge blocks outside in the playground. We had fun learning how to play follow the leader and taking turns. During circle time we read Goodnight Already! By Jory John and Bennie Davies and sang “The Wheels on the Bus.”

Little Sprouts

Last week, the Little Sprouts were under the sea! They learned about the ocean and animals who live in it. For art, we ripped up pieces of tissue paper to create colorful seahorses. We made paper bag jellyfish using dot markers of all colors and then cutting lines into the bag to make their squiggly tentacles! We also used ocean creatures stamps to make an underwater scene. We read Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle and danced along to our absolute favorite song, “Baby Shark.”  We crawled through tunnels and played with puzzles! We also want to give a special thanks to Sienna’s grandparents for coming in to read a book to us and bringing gifts! And a big congratulations to the Franks’ on their newest addition, Emma!

This past week we wished our daddies a very happy Fathers Day from the Little Sprouts! This week we talked about our daddies and how much we love them. We talked about the things we do with our dads like playing outside and going to the park! We worked so hard on presents for our dads during art. We hope you love them! This week, we read Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Mayer and danced along to some of our favorite songs like “Wheels on the Bus”. We used our fine motor skills to help us paint and our gross motor skills as we crawled through tunnels and ran around outside! As always, we had a lot of fun playing during Stretch and Grow and singing and dancing along with Miss Robin!

Beanstalks

As the weather gets warmer please make sure your child’s change of clothes is updated for the season and everything is labeled clearly.  A big thank you to our parents who sent in fruits for our fruit salad we made. This week in Beanstalks we closed out our study of recycling and reviewed the letter Y.  The children had a great time learning about the 3 Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle).  To celebrate the closing of the study we made a fruit salad.  The children had a great time chopping and counting the fruit for the salad.  We also reviewed the letter of the week this week which was Y.  We hunted for letters that were hidden in shredded paper, made the letter using popsicle sticks, wrote letters and shapes in salt.  We also thought of words that began with the letter Y as well.  In art this week we worked on our fine motor skills with lots of coloring and cutting fun.  Next week we will introduce a new study and review the letter Z.

Nursery 3

This week in Nursery 3 we have been busy as bees!! In language this week we reviewed the letter Y and practiced how to trace the Y using the Handwriting without Tears method.  We also discussed the phonemic sound of Y and thought of words that begin with the letter Y as well.  In science we celebrated the closing of our study of recycling by making a fruit salad. Our friends enjoyed chopping and counting the fruit to make the salad. Next week we will introduce a new study and review the letter Z. Have a great weekend.

Pre K 3

We had a great week last week in Pre K 3! We finished our study of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and we reviewed the letter Y. We traced the letter Y and sorted our letter Y sound box. In large group we focused on what we learned about recycling. In literacy we retold the storySomething From Nothing. The kids put the pictures in order of how the story went. We also read a new book Dinosaur Woods and discussed the various recycled material that were used in the story. In math we made patterns with different bottle caps and counted caps with our recycle bins. In art, the kids made jelly fish out of paper plates and plastic bags!  We had a special treat to end our study. We made a fruit salad! The kids enjoyed the refreshing snack! Have a great weekend!

Pre K 4

Congratulations to the class of 2018! We had a great week practicing for our graduation. We especially loved wearing our caps and gowns. On Friday, we celebrated by making fruit shish kabobs!

The previous week, we concluded our study on Authors and Illustrators this week with a look at nonfiction books. We learned about the table of contents, biographies, autobiographies, and glossaries. We discovered that nonfiction books could be about people, places, things, animals, or events in history. We read SharksSpaceDinosaursI am Jane Goodall, and  She PersistedThe class wrote about what they would  like to research for a nonfiction book.

We reviewed sight words were, an, your, can, which and there. We found “gr” blend sound words and wrote them on our whiteboards. We played feed the monster  a letter sound review game. We practiced our skip counting, counting by 10’s. The class explored shapes, creating tangrams. The class took a good look in the mirror and used what they saw to create a self-portrait.

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