Reminders and Upcoming Events:

  • Upcoming New Providence Community Food Drive- Tomorrow!
    Thank you so much to all of the families that contributed to the drive! We are thrilled with the turn out. If you have not donated, it’s not too late! Stop by tomorrow, Saturday, March 13th in the Sproutlings’ parking lot. Drop off times are from 1:00 -3:00 pm
  • This will be a drive-thru drop off, so please have items ready to hand to a volunteer through the window or be ready to open your trunk to a volunteer to collect the items. Masks required! The goal is to collect items to fill “pantry boxes” with everything from breakfast to baking, snacks to spices, along with basic household items for 20 families served by the NP CSA (Community Service Association). If you are interested in donating items, please sign up HERE. We are hoping to get a good turnout from Sproutlings families!
  • When making vacation plans, please be sure you are following the most updated travel restrictions which may require quarantining and/or testing. https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/travel-and-transportation/are-there-travel-restrictions-to-or-from-new-jersey
  • As always, please provide documentation whenever your child receives a vaccination. New Universal Health Records are due at your child’s annual physical each year. If you need a copy, please email Kerry at sproutlings.info@gmail.com

Peapods

This week we had new discoveries. Some of us are now standing and learning how to get back down. Others are learning how to use their pincer fingers to pick up some Cheerios. We are moving and growing fast! We also played ball. It’s fun to try and grab the ball as it’s rolling toward us. We are starting to to inch our way around a bit. Pretty soon we will be all around our room! Our book of the week was The Little Blue Truck by Alice Scherile read by Ms Lu and our song was “Bah, Bah, Black Sheep” which Ms Marisol helped sing.

Peapod II

We’ve been enjoying the sunshine in Peapod 2 this week! We’ve been playing with bubbles and exploring colors with Eric Carle. This week we’ve read The Mixed Up ChameleonThe Very Hungry CaterpillarBrown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?, and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?. Our new sign of the week is “eat.”

Seedlings

What another week in the Seedlings room! We can’t get enough of the beautiful weather and the playground!  We love running, racing our cars, and playing with the cones.

We had a great time making a class mural.  We love being able to color on the “wall” then we put tons of dot stickers on it.  We just can’t get enough of it! We then painted green shamrocks for our room.

During circle time, we read Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle and sang our numbers song. We’re getting really great at counting now.

Little Sprouts

What a bright and sunny week we’ve had in Little Sprouts! Lots of fresh air and sunshine enjoyed by all! ☀ ️ We really enjoyed using the tunnels and tents in our classroom to create forts. We used our gross motor skills when dancing to our favorite songs and we practiced our fine motor skills when we hunted for gold coins in our sensory bin!

Beanstalks

What a fantastic week we had in Beanstalks! We started off the week with reviewing our seasons during circle time and sang our four seasons song. This was super important because Spring is right around the corner! Next, we completed leprechaun activities where everyone was able to decorate their own leprechaun! In addition, our craft of the week was making a rainbow made out of different colored Fruit Loops! This was everyone’s favorite activity, especially since the Fruit Loops smelled so delicious! All of the rainbows came out so  beautiful and look wonderful in the classroom.

While learning about rainbows this week, we also conducted a science experiment that involved dropping different colored skittles into a bucket of water. We loved watching as the colors dissolved into the water! Everyone was fascinated by this fun experiment. Our favorite book that we read this week was Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. Lastly, we discovered a new song that everybody in Beanstalks loves to dance to called “We’re Going on a Dragon Hunt.”

We got so lucky with the weather this week and had so much fun outside. We can’t wait to see everyone next week. Have a wonderful weekend!

Saplings

We began our building study this week in the Saplings classes. We have talked about what we know about buildings and what we want to learn about buildings. Our book this week was The Three Little Pigs. We collaged houses made of straw, sticks and bricks and talked about what would be the best material to build a house with. We also made shape houses and painted at the easel. We are looking forward to learning about some of the buildings in our neighborhood next week.

Pre K 4

This week in Pre K 4 the children learned about different types of weather. During our large group time we named all sorts of weather and in what season you were most likely to see it. The children learned that it takes sun and water to make a rainbow and they enjoyed our science experiment which was to make “Rain in a Jar” using shaving cream, food coloring and water. We made rainbows from paper scraps and wrote about the colors as a journal entry. The children filled in pictures of clouds using  mini pom-poms as we counted to 20. Our fingerprints helped us to make rain drops which we then counted and used in addition equations.

We reviewed the letters “M” and “N” and the number 8 and 9 in our Handwriting Without Tears activity and practiced our rhyming words and beginning letter sounds as well. We enjoyed listening to the story Thunder Cake  by Patricia Polacco  and How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow by Monica Sweeney.

Next the children can look forward to some fun St. Patrick’s Day activities.