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Sproutlings News – March 12, 2018

Reminders:

-Please visit the bottom of the newsletter for weekly Early Childhood articles and resources. Printed copies of these articles are available upon request.

-Any time your child receives new vaccines, please request an updated vaccination report from your pediatrician to give to Kerry in the office. A new Universal Health form is required after each yearly physical. Copies are available in the lobby.

-We are taking gently used books for our classrooms. If interested, contact Kerry!

Peapods

This week was all about being green!  We were very busy decorating our windows and door with our St. Patrick’s Day greenery ?.  We love to squish paint around while making our masterpieces.  It feels so good. Some of us went looking for hidden objects in our room.  We had to find some special musical instruments.  We looked high and low and found most that were hidden. We were lucky to have Ms. Kerry read a story to us.  We love story time. This week our book was The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day by Natasha Wing and our song was “One Little, Two Little, Three Little Shamrocks.” ?

Seedlings

This week in the Seedlings classroom, we had an exciting time! We got a bunch of new toys to explore with courtesy of Ms. Kerry. We have a different set of blocks to build with and knock down. We also have some new cozy babies to cuddle with! We had a blast working on our fine motor skills by painting a green shamrock and gluing green and orange tissue paper to a shamrock. We also talked about the colors green and orange. We discovered that when you mix yellow and blue you get the color green! We were very amazed by this discovery! During circle time we sang the color green song and read The Littlest Leprechaun by Brandi Dougherty.

Little Sprouts

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Little Sprouts! We read This is the Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Shirley Neitzel. For art, we used sponges dipped in colors of the rainbow to create our own rainbow! We also used blue and yellow finger paint to make a green shamrock and tissue paper to make a fun colored shamrock. We enjoyed reading our new books and playing with our new toys this week, working on our fine motor skills. As always, we had a blast learning new songs with Miss Alexis from Elefante Music and Miss Robin and exercising during Stretch and Grow!

Beanstalks

Well, can you believe it is already the middle of March? It has been a great winter so far and we are looking forward to a beautiful spring! This week in Beanstalks we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, introduced the new letter of the week which was X and a sneaky little friend came to visit.   Our friends have been looking forward to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.  We read the books How to Catch a Leprechaun  and There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover. They really enjoyed reading these stories and even decided to build a trap to catch that sneaky little leprechaun.  Sadly, we weren’t able to catch the leprechaun but he did sneak into the classroom during nap time to leave a special green treat (grapes, green apples and kiwi!) In art this week we colored shamrocks, dot painted X’s, explored cutting and finger-painted with green paint. Next week we will continue our study of pets and introduce a new letter of the week. Have a great weekend and stay warm!

Pre K 3

This week in PreK-3 we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. We used golden coins to count. In art, we learned about the colors in the rainbow and tried to put them in the correct order. We are continuing to practice the letters in our name. For our fine motor skills, we have been practicing how to cut in a straight and curved line. The letter of the week this week was X! On Friday, we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with some green fruit. We also enjoyed celebrating Colin’s birthday!

Pre K 4

This week in Pre K 4 we answered the question “Why does it rain/snow?” The class learned about the water cycle and found out how to read thermometers. We discussed how snowflakes are formed and learned the differences between rain and snow. We also learned about the different types of clouds. We painted a storm creating many shades of gray and blue. We made rainbow crafts and wrote about what would happen in a rainstorm. We did an experiment to observe what happens inside a cloud before it rains. This week we added “he”, “for”, and “was” to our list of sight words. We played a sight word puddle jumping game and a match game. We read Weather Watchers and became weather watchers ourselves keeping a weather journal. We also read Flora’s Very Windy DayOne Rainy Dayand Just a Big Storm.

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