Sproutlings Childcare

Sproutlings News – October 29, 2018

Reminders and Upcoming Events:

Events:

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

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. An email will go out this week providing further detail on the matter.

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

Peapods

Peapod I

Such a busy week we had.  As always we take advantage of the great weather to spend time outside.  We also had our Halloween parade.  Our costumes we quite special, but parading is exhausting!  We’re working on saying and waving goodbye.  We are also doing our tummy time. Some days we are able to go in the “new big room.”  There is a lot of space and things to play with. Some of us are learning to put jar tops into our giant jar.  It’s not easy but we keep trying. We’re also stacking the blocks so we can knock them down. When Miss Lu reads to us she points to pictures in the stories.  Our book this week was I Love Fall by Alison Inches and our song was “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” 🕷.

Peapod II

We had tons of fun this week in Peapods II! Our friends had great, creative costumes for Halloween and we loved showing them off in the parade. Our favorite activity was stacking blocks and knocking them down. Some of us could even name the different colors of the blocks. The book of the week was Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbel. Our song of the week was “Monster Mash!” 👻

Seedlings

We had such a fantastic week! The Seedlings had a ball on Halloween with the parade and their afternoon celebration. All the Seedlings loved looking at everyone’s costumes and talking about what we were. We’d like to say thank you to everyone who contributed to our party. We worked on our gross motor skills and counting by having races. We all had a blast! We had fun with our pumpkin sensory bags. We loved being able to squish them with our fingers and watch the seeds move around. During circle time, we sang our new favorite song called “Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree” and read  Bears on Wheels by Stan and Jan Berenstain.

Little Sprouts

We had so much fun at the Halloween parade this week! Thank you to all of our family members who stopped by to see us! We practiced our fine motor skills by using Halloween stamps. We sang lots of Halloween songs. We especially love reciting the poem, “Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate.” Some of our friends have the words and hand motions memorized!

Beanstalks

Happy Halloween from Beanstalks! We had so much fun learning about and celebrating Halloween. We had so much fun at the Halloween parade and party. Thank you to everyone who came! We read There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat by Lucille Colandro and had sang and danced to “Monster Boogie” by Laurie Berkner. We made fluffy ghosts using cotton balls and practiced our cutting skills by making bats. This week, we worked on letter recognition.

As always, we had a lot of fun playing during Stretch and Grow and singing and dancing along with Miss Robin!

Saplings 

This week in Saplings we learned all about pumpkins. We answered the question “What’s inside a pumpkin?” You can find our answers in the classroom. The kids got to feel what’s inside a pumpkin. They all said it was gross and squishy. In math we sorted pumpkins by size and matched numbers on a spider web. In literacy, the kids found the letter that doesn’t belong. With a marker they crossed out the letter that didn’t belong. In art we made ghost with cotton balls and painted a pumpkin as a class. Our pumpkin turned out beautifully! It is very colorful.
Our stories we read this week were  Pumpkins   by Erika L. Shores and  Ready For Pumpkins  by Kate Duke. As a treat, we got to try pumpkin seeds. Our friends didn’t like them very much. We had such a fun time marching in our Halloween parade! Hope everyone had a great Halloween! Next week we are going to be wrapping up our study on trees! Have a great weekend!

Pre K 4

The Oaks and the Maples

This week in Pre-K 4 we learned all pumpkins and celebrated Halloween! We read some spooky books like Halloween Night by Marjorie Dennis Murray and The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin by Margaret Wise Brown. We sang a new favorite song “5 Little Pumpkins.”

For science, we did a pumpkin investigation and explored how tall it was, counted how many lines, described the outside, described the inside, and we estimated how many seeds.
We used our pumpkin in math this week and we talked about different shapes. We picked out shapes to use to carve our own class pumpkin. For literacy, we played “Pumpkin Pumpkin” and practiced our letter recognition and phonics. In art we created spooky monsters using coffee filters. Next week, we will begin our next investigation; community helpers!