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Sproutlings News – Week of May 13 and May 20

Reminders:

  • An important safety reminder! Please do not enter the playground from the outside. As a safety precaution, please enter the building regularly and pick your child up from the playground through the inside entrance. Parents should not be opening the gates. Thanks for your help with this!
  • Our Trike-a-thon is rescheduled for Sunday, June 2nd. Save the date! Sproutlings will be holding a Trike-a-thon to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Please support this wonderful cause and burn a few calories! Children are welcome to bring their bikes, trikes, strollers, scooters and wagons! The event will take place at 3:00 pm and will last about an hour. This is a great opportunity to meet other Sproutlings families. Click on the link below to register.
  • http://fundraising.stjude.org/SproutlingsChildcare
  • Sproutlings families will be marching in the New Providence Memorial Parade on Monday, May 27th. This is a great opportunity to meet other families and support the community. We will meet in the Sproutlings parking lot at 9:45 and then walk to our spot in the parade. The event should be over by 11:00. Feel free to sport your Sproutlings’ gear or wear red, white and blue! Strollers and wagons welcome.
  • Sproutlings will close early at 4:30 on Friday, June 14th for the Pre K 4 graduation. Graduation will take place in the parking lot and will begin promptly at 5:00. Siblings, grandparents, and friends are welcome. We will be handing out flags to all of our marchers. Parents, grandparents, and siblings welcome!
  • The June menu is available for Simply Gourmet. Please make sure you order before the beginning of the month!

Peapod I

Hooray!! The sun came out and so did we!  We almost forgot what it looks like.  Some of us were amazed when the sun shone in our room and on our arms.  We just didn’t know what to make of it.  We’re getting so big and developing just so fast.  Most of our little friends are sitting up with little support.  Getting in all of that tummy time is really paying off.  Sometimes our siblings come and visit.  We were lucky to have one read a story to us.  We are practicing signing “thank you.”
We hope all of our moms enjoyed Mother’s Day and their special gift.  Ms Emily worked very hard to make them special.  Our books this week were Just My Friend and Me by Mercer Meyer and If You Give A Pig A Party by Laura Numeroff.  Our songs were “A Tisket, A Tasket” and “Do You Know The Muffin Man?”

Peapod II

This week in Peapods II we got to play both outside and in the indoor playground! It was fun getting to stretch our legs. We have been loving the song “One Little Finger.” It helps us identify our body parts. We had fun painting for art this week. When our pictures are done we are going to hang them from the ceiling. Our book this week was Spring is Here by Will Hillenbrand.

 

Seedlings

This week in the Seedlings room was an awesome one!  We also did free style painting, making whatever design we wanted. We got very creative with our paintbrushes! When it wasn’t raining, we tried to go outside as much as possible and we loved every minute of it. The Seedlings had a good time playing with bubbles and pretending to cook in our kitchen. During circle time, we read Thank you Mr. Panda by Steve Anthony and sang “If you’re happy and you know it.” We really enjoy doing all the movements to the song.

Last week, we really enjoyed making our Mother’s Day gifts for our moms. We put a lot of work into it and we are quite proud of ourselves.

 

Little Sprouts

Last week we welcomed Miss Meshar to our classroom! We are so excited to have her join us. We have been busy making lots of fun artwork. We love to color with our crayons. We made tulips using a fork and paint. This week, we were very excited to play in the sandbox. We’ve been enjoying our outside time. As always, we love Stretch and Grow.

 

Beanstalks

We’ve been having a blast in Beanstalks! We are currently investigating pets. In our pet study, we asked ourselves, “What kinds of pets do we have at home?” We discussed the difference between animals that can live inside and outside. We voted for our favorite pets. Dogs and cats seem to be the most popular! We played a fun game identifying animal sounds.

This week, we are talking about animals on the farm. We read a book about a barn. We played a game where we matched animals to their habitats. In art, we made frogs. Our song of the week is “Old McDonald Had a Farm.”

Beanstalks II

We’ve been very busy in Beanstalks II! Every day we discuss our Question of the Day. First, we asked, “What do we know about pets?” Our friends made a list of all the things they knew. Next, we asked, “What animals are good pets?” We decided animals like dogs, cats, birds, fish and bunnies make good pets. Animals like tigers, lions, and elephants are not good pets. We also asked, “Where do pets live?” We matched animals to their habitats. Lastly, we discussed the difference between people and pets. We have also been working on our letter recognition and one to one correspondence in math.

Last week was author Eric Carle week.  All week long we read and talked about various Eric Carle picture books.  What fun we had making crafts and singing the accompanying songs about the books! We read, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” “The Little Cloud,” “Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?”  “Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear?”  “Today is Monday,” and “From Head To Toe.”

We fed our caterpillar all the various foods from the book and created number caterpillars. The children put them in order themselves!  We continue our fabulous circle time each morning and are improving our calendar skills each day. Weather Boy Roy dressed in a different outfit each day, with the weather being so unpredictable!!  The children really enjoy their activity mats and are so proud of themselves especially with matching colors and identifying the letters in their names and numbers!! I’m so proud of my Beans!  They never cease to amaze me!!

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