Reminders:

  • As pediatrician offices begin to see patients for “well visits,” please be sure you ask for an updated Universal Health Record for Sproutlings. Thank you for your help with making sure our records are up to date!

Peapods I and  II

We had a great week in Peapods! Miss Lu read us lots of stories. We enjoyed listening to music and dancing around the room. We love it when our teachers put on the bubble machine! We try to catch the bubbles.  It is so good to be back with our friends!

We will miss Miss Emma who is headed back to college. We can’t wait to see her when she comes home to visit!

Seedlings

For the past two weeks, the Seedlings enjoyed learning about the ocean.  They had a fantastic time making our class mural! They painted the ocean, a sunset, clouds, seaweed, fish, octopus, and starfish.  We all love admiring our classroom mural everyday.  We also had a tickle of a time of using our feet as stamps. We really enjoyed going to the playground and using our cars in races. The children loved singing “The Wheels On The Bus” and reading  Where’s Spot by Eric Hill during our circle time.

If you haven’t brought in a muslin blanket for your child, please bring one in. Thank you!

Little Sprouts

Welcome to Little Sprouts! We are so excited to have you join our class. Our theme this week was insects. We read “The Grouchy Lady Bug” and “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle. During circle time, we sang “Baby Bumblebee” and “The Itsy Bitsy Spider.” For art, we painted coffee filter butterflies using water-color paint. They are hanging all around our classroom! During small group, we practiced our colors and matching the bears to the correct cup. Some of us are really good at color matching!  Just a friendly reminder to please continue to label all of your child’s belongings (cups, containers, clothes, etc) so we know who it belongs to. Our theme for next week is farm & farm animals. Have a great weekend and stay healthy!

Beanstalks

Hello from Beanstalks! This week we learned about the farm. We learned all about the animals that live on the farm and the fun things we can do if we go to a farm! Some of us have been to a farm before and seen chickens and pigs. We enjoyed reading Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin and Duck on a Bike by David Shannon. We sang along to “Old Macdonald Had a Farm.” During art, we finger painted our barns red and then we added popsicle sticks to them for a fun mixed media project. We practiced identifying the letters in our names using our uppercase magnet letters. Next week we will learn about the zoo and the animals that live there. Have a great weekend!

Saplings

Our PreK-3 friends went on a camping trip this week! We explored the woods and what we might see! In large group, we sat around the campfire and sang songs and told stories. We also discussed what to bring with us on our camping trip and what animals live in the woods. In art the kids made their own campfire using their hands as the flames. In literacy, the kids made letter s’mores! They matched the letters together to make a s’more. Next week we’re going to have a picnic!!

 PreK 4

This week Prek 4 went under the sea! The children discussed all the things you can find in the ocean from sea animals to sunken ships. We explored how we can keep our oceans clean and what we can do to keep sea animals safe. A couple of the books that we read were The Adventures of Gary And Harry by Lisa Matsumoto, The Bravest Fish by Matt Buckingham and Hidden Treasure by Marcus Pfisher.

This week we practiced our numbers by sorting, counting and measuring sea animals. The children also enjoyed working on patterns and learning about one to one correspondence. This was done by identifying each number and putting the same amount of sea animals in front of that number.  We were able to practice our shapes by creating sea animals using pattern blocks. During this activity, the children named the shapes they were using and counted the amount of each shape that had been used once their sea animal had been completed.

The letter of the week was “A” for animals,. We discussed words that start with the letter A,  practiced our A letter sound and traced the letter A.