Sproutlings Newsletter: Week of November 2
Reminders and Upcoming Events:
- Sproutlings will close early at (4 pm) on Wednesday, November 25th and we will be closed Thursday the 26th and Friday the 27th for Thanksgiving weekend. For a list of all Holiday Closures, please visit our website.
- A big THANK YOU to all our parents for making our Halloween celebration such a success. The children had a blast! Thank you to all the families who donated goodies.
- An updated Universal Health Record is required after your child’s annual well visit every year. Please submit these to Kerry.
- All students are required to get a flu shot no later than December 31st. Please bring documentation to Sproutlings or email us with a picture.
- If a child visits any of the states on the New Jersey restricted travel list, they are required to stay home for 14 days prior to returning to Sproutlings. Quarantine begins on the first day a child returns to NJ after travel. Please keep this in mind while planning for the holidays. Parents are required to check the most updated list before leaving New Jersey.
- Picture Day for our daycare is Tuesday, November 17th! Rain date: November 19th. (Full Day Kindergarten- Picture Day is next Tuesday, November 10th)
Another great week is in the books! We are learning to help and share with our friends. We built a tower from our soft blocks. We’re getting very good at balancing the blocks on top of each other. We never get tired of going through our cabinet. We especially like to chase each other too. Our friends are very important to us and sometimes we like to show our affection for them. Hugs make us feel so happy! Ms Lu read Still A Gorilla by Kim Norman and Ms. Melissa helped us sing “Autumn Leaves are Falling Down.”
We had such a fun week in this Seedings’ room. We got to explore with pegs and had fun building them into big towers! We also had fun trying to guess all the colors correctly and we’re almost there. The Seedlings were excited to glue different colors on to our fall leaves.
During circle time, we read Where’s Spot by Eric Hill and sang “The Wheels On The Bus.”
What another exciting week we had in Little Sprouts! This week we talked all about some of our favorite things. During circle time, we shared our favorite colors, foods, and animals with everyone in the class. We read At The Zoo by Sesame Street and Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae. We sang some of our favorite songs like “Mr. Sun,” “Five Little Monkey’s” and “Wheels on the Bus.” For art, we made colorful hand print turkeys. They are hanging up in the classroom for everyone to see. We always have so much fun playing on the playground and collecting leaves outside. Our theme for next week is “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.”
Just a reminder to please label all of your child’s belongings (jacket, hat, containers, etc. ) so we know what belongs to everyone. Have a great weekend and stay safe!
We had a blast in Beanstalks this week. During centers, everyone was able to work one on one and successfully identify pictures of each season and describe the weather, along with some of the holidays in each season. During math time, we focused on identifying bigger numbers and used our math puzzles to count and match numbers. We also picked a new book this week that everyone really enjoyed called Monster Be Good! We always have so much fun listening to music and listened to some of our favorites like “Rocketship Run” and “I Know a Chicken” by Laurie Berkner. Although it was a chilly week, we all still had a great time outside playing with all of our friends. We can’t wait to see everyone next week and do more fun activities!
This week in the Beanstalks II class we learned about foods that grow on trees with a special focus on apples. Our favorite book of the week was Apple Trouble by Ragnhild Scamell and we really enjoyed retelling the story together and making a hedgehog collage using forks to paint the hedgehogs spines. We learned how to make an AB pattern and then practiced making one by printing with apples using 2 colors and when we made our apple prints we discovered that every apple has a star inside! Practicing our scissor skills with playdough was lots of fun and so was drawing at the easel with crayons. This week in the Beanstalks II class we learned about food that grow on trees with a special focus on apples. Our favorite book of the week was Apple Trouble by Ragnhild Scamell and we really enjoyed retelling the story together and making a hedgehog collage using forks to paint the hedgehogs spines. We learned how to make an AB pattern and then practiced making one by printing with apples using 2 colors and when we made our apple prints we discovered that every apple has a star inside! Practicing our scissor skills with playdough was lots of fun and so was drawing at the easel with crayons.
It was a busy week in the Saplings room! “What grows on trees?” This was our question of the week and we discussed as a class all the things that grow on trees like fruit, nuts, flowers, and leaves. We also made a chart of our favorite fruit. The fruit with the most votes was apples. Our books this week were Henry Penny retold by Bonnie Dobkin and Tree Count by Trish Holland. Some of us counted apple seeds while others made leaf AB patterns. In Ms. Pam’s room the kids made turkeys for their classroom door. Ms. Amelia’s friends colored acorns to add to our tree in the classroom.
We continued working on our handwriting skills. This week we practiced coloring in the lines and we carefully traced shapes using our fine motor skills. Next week we’ll be focusing on the question, “Who takes care of trees?”
This week in PreK 4 the children learned about elections and what it means to vote. They learned this by having an opportunity to vote for their food as well as their favorite season. We read the book Clifford for President by Mark McVeigh.
Our HWT letter and number of the week were letter N and number 5. The children worked on writing each using the correct starting points to form each. We reviewed uppercase letters and their sounds by using a turkey matching game.
The children used various shapes to recreate picture cards working on their geometric cognition as well as hand-eye coordination and logical thinking. Practicing our scissors skills, the children cut out various shapes and then sorted and glued them to their correct place. We created turkeys out of shaped construction paper pieces. Upon finishing, they were asked which shapes and how many of each they used. We also worked on ordering items by size by using pictures of animals and placing them from smallest to largest.
Next week, the children can look forward to learning about forest animals and how the prepare for winter. In our HWT curriculum we finished our frog jump capitals and will begin the next group of letters which are the starting corner capitals.