Sproutlings News – October 22, 2018

Reminders and Upcoming Events:


-Our annual Halloween Parade will take place next Wednesday, October 31st at 9:15.We invite all parents to gather in our parking lot starting at 9:00 for coffee and bagels. Our parade will start with our Peapods at 9:15. Please send your child to school in their costume. We are asking that parents do not send candy in to school. If you would like to bring in a Halloween treat, please reach out to your classroom teacher.

-Come see us at the Street Fair this Sunday, October 28th for some face painting and balloons!

-Vote for our Sproutlings Scarecrow in the New Providence Scarecrow contest! We are #55! Our Scarecrow is located outside of Chase Bank.


-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. The Health Nurse will be coming to make sure all vaccinations and flu shots are up to date. Thank you for your help with this.

-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 one to your pediatrician to have it signed.

Peapod I

This week we were so fortunate to be able to enjoy being outside.  We love being outside in our strollers and  watching the “big kids” running and playing. In the classroom, we’re really getting a move on with our dancing. We either stand or sit and wiggle to the music.?We’re learning to point to our nose and toes when we sing our song. It was fun painting our orange pumpkins. We all hope you enjoy our decorations that are on our window. We also enjoyed squeezing and squishing the insides of a pumpkin ?.  It was great fun! Our book this week was From Seed to Pumpkin by Wendy Pheffer and our song was “I’m a Little Pumpkin.”

Peapod II

This week in Peapods II, Ms. Laura made us applesauce. It was so good most of our friends went back for seconds. For sensory we played with a spooky, squishy Halloween hand. Our song of the week was “The Wheels on the Bus.”  We even had a pop-up school bus to play in! Our book of the week was The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin by Sonali Fry.


The Seedlings has another great week! We had had such an exciting time carving our very own Jack-O-Lantern. We all took turns getting the pulp and seeds  out of the pumpkin. Then we made them into sensory bags. We had so much fun squeezing the pulp and seeds around the bags. We also colored some spiders and we loved counting all the legs.  We had fun using dot art to color our Jack-O-Lantern. It looks just like our real one! During circle time we sang “5 Little Bats” and read  Bears in the Night by Stan and Jan Berenstain.

Little Sprouts

This week in Little Sprouts, we continued talking about pumpkins. We got to touch our sensory bag full of pumpkin guts! For art, we made finger-paint pumpkins, lego stamped pumpkins, tissue paper pumpkins, and a chalk stenciled pumpkin. We sang “Five Little Pumpkins,” “I’m a Little Pumpkin,” and “Pumpkin, Pumpkin” again. We really enjoyed singing them! Our book this week was The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons. We enjoyed our Stretch-N-Grow class with our coaches, Elefante music class with Miss Michelle, and music and movement with Miss Robin. Next week we will celebrate Halloween. We can’t wait to see all of the fun things happening in our classroom!


This week in Beanstalks, we learned all about Halloween! We are so excited for the upcoming holiday. We learned about what things we can see during Halloween. As a class we conducted a foamy, fizzy science experiment using the pumpkin we carved last week. We read The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams. We made monsters using coffee filters and by squeezing paint into the crease of a paper and spreading it out. This week, we really focused on one-to-one correspondence up to five! As always, we had a lot of fun playing during Stretch and Grow and singing and dancing along with Miss Robin!


We had a fun week in the Sapling room! This week we learned what grows on trees. We learned that many different kinds of foods grow on trees! In small group we did an apple investigation. We learned that apples float in water and inside of them you can find seeds. You can find our observations in the classroom. In literacy we sorted objects starting with the letter “a” and “p”. As a group, we made homemade applesauce! The kids got a chance to mix our applesauce. For snack time we got to taste our applesauce and boy did it taste yummy! Our stories this week were  Apples  by Erika L. Shores and  Henny Penny  by Bonnie Dobkin. Next week we are going to learn all about pumpkins! We are going to find out what’s inside a pumpkin and try pumpkin seeds! Have a great weekend!

Pre K 4

The Oaks and the Maples

This week in Pre-K 4 we finished up our tree unit! We read Maple by Lori Nichols and Fletcher And The Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson. In math we practiced one to one correspondence by using our fingers to create leaves based on the number next to the tree. In science we talked about the different animals that live in trees and played a matching game with animals and their homes. In reading we matched upper and lowercase letters using leaves, and went on a letter hunt for things in our room that started with L. We also created a tree book using the pictures that were brought in!

We are going to talk about pumpkins and Halloween next week!