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Sproutlings News – September 24, 2018

Picture Day will be held October 2nd and Wednesday, October 3rd. If you would like a sibling photo, please return the form that went home earlier this week. Otherwise, all children’s photos will be taken on their scheduled day and parents will be given the option to buy the prints afterwards. There is no need to return a formunless you are requesting a sibling photo or you feel strongly about what background color they use. Photos will be taken first thing in the morning between 8:00 and 10:30.

Tuesday: Peapod I, Peapod II, Pre K 3, Pre K 4

Wednesday: Seedlings, Little Sprouts, Beanstalks, Make Ups

-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 Kerry. The Health Nurse will be coming in January to make sure all vaccinations and flu shots are up to date. Thank you for your help with this. As always, please return a Universal Health Recordafter your child’s yearly physical. These can be found in the lobby. Please also provide an updated vaccination record whenever your child receives a new vaccination.

-Please help us keep Sproutlings secure by using your key card to get into the building every day. If there is a grandparent or constant pick up person that requires a key, please reach out to Kerry. An extra key card can be made for $15. As always, please do not hold the door open for people you do not recognize. Kindly ask them to wait outside and get a Sproutlings staff member for assistance. Remember, you are not being rude- you are helping to keep the children safe!


-The New Providence Fire Department visit- Friday, October 12th

-New Providence Street Fair – Visit us for balloons, snacks, and face paint on October 28th!


Peapod I

Happy Fall!  We are looking forward to cooler weather and our soon to be finished play yard.  We’re very excited to being able to enjoy it. Each week brings another accomplishment for us.  Some are able to pull themselves up and sit down nicely.  Some are learning the army crawl.  We’re getting around our room and exploring! We started our finger painting.  We’re hoping to decorate our room with it.  We love squishing the paint. Some of us are enjoying crawling through the tunnel.  It’s a lot of fun. Our book this week was We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger and our song was “Bah, Bah, Black Sheep.”

Peapod II

We’ve been busy with our arts and crafts led by Miss Laura. This week we painted leaves in a Ziplock bag. It’s fun to squish the colors together and see what happens. It’s also mess free so we won’t get paint all over!? Our favorite song this week was “Autumn Leaves” sung by Ms. Robin. Our book of the week was Doggies by Sandra Boynton.


This week in the Seedlings room we had a blast! We were able to play with the new blue blocks in the indoor play area. We loved building them up and knocking them down. Also, we were delighted to experience the new projector. What a treat! We had a fantastic time doing our our projects such as dot art and making hand print apple trees. During circle time, we read  Today is Monday by Eric Carle  and sang “The Wheels on the Bus”.  We can’t wait to see what next week has in store for us!

Little Sprouts

We have been talking all about fall! We have been busy creating some fall artwork.We love music time with Miss Robin and Stretch and Grow every Monday. We have been having a blast with our dramatic play clothes. We really love to dress up and play pretend. We also love building with the blocks. Many of us can build tall towers. Our favorite part is knocking them down! Our favorite song this week was “The Wheels on the Bus.”


Happy fall from the Beanstalks class! This week we learned all about apples. We cut open an apple and used magnifying glasses to see what we could find inside. We saw the seeds, the stem, and the different colors of the peels. We read Harvest Party by Jennifer O’Connell. We learned about following a recipe to make food and made yummy cinnamon applesauce! We also cut open apples and dipped them in paint to make apple prints. We also learned “Hickory Dickory Dock” this week as we were learning about what clocks do and how we follow a classroom schedule everyday. As always, we had a lot of fun playing during Stretch and Grow and singing and dancing along with Miss Robin!

Saplings (Pre K 3)

This week in Saplings we continued our study on the beginning of the year. We answered the question “When do things happen at school?” In large group, we went over our daily schedule. We read the books  Jalapeño Bagels by Natasha Wing and  Quinito, Day and Nightby by Ina Cumpiano. In literacy we made letters with craft sticks and traced letters in shaving cream. In math we learned what short and long means. We compared and measured different sizes of yarn. Next week we are going to wrap up our study! Have a great weekend!

Pre K 4

The Oaks and the Maples

This week Pre-K 4 celebrated Johnny Appleseed week and learned all about him and apples. We discussed what we knew about apples, what we wanted to learn, and what we learned. We read Ten Apples Up On Top by Dr. Seuss, Johnny Appleseed by Jodie Shepherd, and The Biggest Apple Ever by Steven Kroll. We practiced writing uppercase letters in shaving cream with our fingers and identified objects with 1, 2, and 3 syllables in our room.

For math, we played “apple roll and cover” to work on our number recognition and one to one correspondence as well as understanding the concept of “one more.” We would roll dice and ask ourselves, “What is one more than this number?” Then, we would cover that number! For art, we created apple prints using cut apples with paint. For science, we experimented with baking soda and vinegar to create apple volcanoes! We also cooked our very own applesauce and taste tested three different kinds to determine our favorite. The winner was red apples!