Sproutlings Newsletter: Week of January 6th
- We will be closed on 01/20/2020 for Martin Luther King J. Day
- Parents MUST use their key cards to enter the building. We have noticed that many parents are forgetting their key cards and either ringing the bell or waiting for another parent to let them in. Please do not “tailgate” behind the person in front of you. This is uncomfortable for parents who are trying to follow our protocol. If you do forget your card and need to ring the bell, we ask that you refrain from ringing it repeatedly. It may take a few minutes for us to get to the door as we are taking care of your children. Thank you for your help in making sure the building is secure. If you have lost your key card, please write us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) requesting a new one. There is a $15 charge for all lost key cards.
- All children in the center will be required to have a flu shot before the new year. Please provide documentation of your child’s flu shot to Pram. Please hand in an updated Vaccination Record to Kerry each time your child receives a vaccine. A new Universal Health Record is required after each yearly physical. Blank copies are available in the lobby.
Another busy week in the Peapod room.
We welcomed two more new friends; Emilia and Jeremy. Welcome! We are so happy to have you join us. We also have started a new transition with one of our friends to the Peapod II room. We’re growing so fast!
We have been enjoying singing along to some favorite songs. Some are even clapping too. We have also been rolling some of the new balls we have back and forth to each other.
Miss Lu read our book of the week Here Comes the Snow by Angela Shelf Meteris.
Miss Emily conducted our sing a long with our song of the week “Frosty the Snowman”.
We had a week full of fun in Peapod II! We practiced singing our alphabet and sounding out letters using our flash cards. We got new books for the classroom that we love to read. Sometimes we just like to look at the pictures and read to ourselves. Looking forward to another fun week!
This week in the Seedlings room was awesome! We had a great time exploring with bubble wrap. We were able to stomp our feet, jump on it, and walk over it. It’s great with developing our gross motor skills. Then we learned to pinch and press down on the bubbles, working those fine motor skills that we have. The Seedlings had a fun time with their art projects too. We can’t get enough of using dot art and seeing what we could make with all those different dot markers. We also tried to make a snowy scene with using white paint. We were able to go outside a few times this week! It felt so nice being able to run, ride our bikes/scooters, and playing on the jungle gym. During circle time, we sang “ Head, shoulders, knees, and toes” and read A Parade of Elephants by Kevin Henkes.
What had a fun filled week we had in Little Sprouts! We learned all about winter and the seasonal changes that occur. During circle time, we talked about the weather and the appropriate clothing we wear when we play outside on the playground. We read There Was A Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow by Lucille Colandro and Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney. Our favorite song to sing is “Frosty the Snowman!” Our sensory table was filled with white shredded paper that resembled snow! For art, we colored snowflakes and snowmen. Some of us can even name the items the snowman is wearing! We had a lot of fun singing songs and dancing with Miss Michelle from Elefante Music. Next week, we will be talking about different animals that live in cold places. Have a great weekend!
This week in Beanstalks, we learned all about clothes. We learned that there are many different kinds of clothes like dresses and pants, and that the weather helps us decide what to wear. We read D is for Dress Up which was a fun alphabet book that showed us many types of clothing and we sang “Monster Boogie” by Laurie Berkner. We focused on the letter “H” and “U” this week. We learned that two friends have names that start with an H! We loved playing with our play dough with letter stamps which worked on our fine motor skills and our letter recognition. We also practiced counting and drew our favorite clothes. Next week, we will learn about the features of clothes!
This week in the Sapling room, we started our study on clothes. As a class, we explored what clothes we wear for all the seasons and what makes our clothes special. In large group, we answered the question, “What are clothes?” Our story we read this week was Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina. Our letter of the week was the letter “T”. As a class we came up with words beginning with “T”. The kids also learned how to make the letter “T” and the sound it makes.In art, the kids made their own caps for sale tree. The kids rolled a dice and counted what number they landed on after they glued the caps on their tree. In our sensory, the kids had a great time exploring all the different types of buttons and yarn. Next week, we will be learning about the features of clothing.
Pre K 4
This week in Pre K 4, the children described what what they would look like if they were a snowman and wrote about it for their weekly journal entry.
We worked on letter identification by playing a game where they had to use a spinner labeled with uppercase letters and then match the uppercase to the lowercase letters.
We began to understand rhyming words by looking at picture cards sounding out the word and then finding the picture card that rhymes.
This week, our math activities include graphing, counting and writing numbers.
Our favorite book this week was Snowmen At Night by Caralyn Buehner.
Next week the children can look forward to learning about Arctic animals.