Sproutlings Childcare

Sproutlings News – November 5, 2018

Reminders:

-All children over the age of 6 months old must receive a flu shot by the end of the year. Please submit documentation of your child’s flu shot to the classroom teachers. They will then submit them to Kerry.

-Copies of our “Permission to Dispense Medication” forms are located in our classrooms. If you would like to have fever reducers available at the center in case of emergency, please take a form to your pediatrician to have it signed. Parents must also supply Sproutlings with the medication,

-Please do not let parents or grandparents without keycards “tailgate” behind you into the building. If you do not recognize a parent, please politely ask them to wait outside and notify a teacher or administrator.

CLOSINGS: Sproutlings will close at 4 pm next Wednesday, November 21st and will be closed Thursday the 22nd and Friday the 23rd for Thanksgiving.

Peapod I

This week we welcomed Mila to our Peapod room.  Welcome Mila!  We are so happy to have you join us. Sadly, our friend Lily is moving to Peapod II.  We will miss her but know she will love being with her friends and some new friends. Some of us are getting better with tummy time.  We’re even creeping backwards. Some are starting to pull themselves up!  Someone is in a hurry to walk!  We’ve been practicing waving bye and signing “all done“ and “more please.”  We have been busy making decorations for our windows for the upcoming holiday. Miss Emily has been working very hard with us. We have been able to enjoy the few nice days by going on a walk and visiting the play yard.  It’s the best part of the day! Our book this week was Five Silly Turkeys by Salena Yoon and our song was “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep.”

Peapod II

Peapods II had another great week! We had so much fun playing in the indoor playground. It’s nice to be able to get our energy out on a rainy day. Our friends had fun coloring our turkeys with dot art markers. They are so colorful and we like to look at them in our windows. The song of the week was “Row Your Boat.” Our book of the week was Split!Splat! by Amy Gibson.

Seedlings

This week in the Seedlings room was exciting! We had a lot of fun working on our gross motor skills by practicing walking on the balance beam in our indoor playground. We’re actually quite good at it! We also had a great time molding play-doh. It was fun to being able to make something with our hands and work on our fine motor skills too. The Seedlings were happy to create beautiful art too! We love seeing how to paint with bubble wrap and then make hand print turkeys for Thanksgiving. During circle time, we sang “Baby Beluga” and read  Llama Llama Gives Thanks by Anna Dewdney. 

Little Sprouts

It was a great week in the Little Sprouts. We talked all about farms. We learned what animals live on a farm. We know all the sounds the animals make! We talked about what we can grow on a farm. Our song of the week was, “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” This week, we spent a lot of time practicing our colors. Some of our friends can name lots of them! We sang “Five Green and Speckled Frogs” with Miss MIchelle from Elephante music and her puppet Freddy.

Beanstalks

The Beanstalks have been learning all about trees this week! We began our study on trees by seeing what we already knew about them. We read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. We went outside and collected leaves that had fallen on the playground and talked about what they looked like and why they were all different colors. We used our magnifying glasses to look closely at the leaves and branches in our science center. We made our own trees using play dough and we painted them at the easel! We loved Stretch and Grow and singing and dancing along with Miss Robin!

Parents, we are asking that no toys be brought into school from home.  We have a very busy day and so many fun toys in the room. Lost or broken toys result in very sad feelings! Special items like loveys or a teddy bear for nap are always acceptable! If you have any questions, please let me know!

Saplings 

This week in Saplings we ended our study on trees. We learned the life cycle of trees and the parts of trees. We also talked about what we learned over the course of our study. In math this week we counted leaves from 1-10 and built trees with different shapes like triangles, squares, ovals and circles. In sensory we added leaves and rice and the kids had a blast playing with the leaves! This week we started our Handwriting Without Tears curriculum which teaches us very important pre-writing skills. This will get our little hands ready for handwriting! This week, we learned how to hold a crayon correctly.
Our stories of the week were  Growing Trees  by Judith Bauer Stamper,  Trees,Trees,Trees by Nancy Noel Williams and  A Grand Old Tree  by Mary Newell DePalma. In literacy we formed letters in shaving cream and practiced spelling our names. Next week we are going to learn about harvest time! Have a great weekend!

Pre K 4

The Oaks and the Maples

This week in Pre-K 4 we started talking about Community Helpers.

For writing, we began using our Handwriting Without Tears program to practice the letters E and F. We also started our journals. We talked about what we wanted to be when we grew up, and used that prompt to draw a picture and write a sentence about it. We also talked about who community helpers are and why they are important to our community. For math, we practiced number order by using puzzle pieces to put numbers 1-10 in order. We also practiced one to one correspondence by playing a dice game.  We enjoyed reading  Stop That Ball this week by Michael McClintock. We also, enjoyed playing community helpers bingo!