Reminders and Upcoming Events:
- Please be sure you ask for an updated Universal Health Record at 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.
- Sproutlings is organizing a fun and safe Halloween celebration on October 30th. Students will have fun doing socially distant trick-or-treating. Thank you to everyone who has donated items!
-All treats will be sent home with your children and no candy will be eaten at Sproutlings
-Children may come to school wearing a costume. Please make sure that it is comfortable and that children over 2 years old wear their regular mask.
We had such a exciting week- surprise visits from Ms Pram and Ms Kerry. They came and sang songs with us! We love when we have special guest singers! We were busy have fun exploring our room, crawling through our open shelf and as always through the high chair legs. We love to fill up our toy bins after taking everything out first. We are also trying really hard to learn to share our toys. It’s not easy but we’re working on it.
Ms Lu read our book of the week Duck & Goose Find A Pumpkin by Tad Hills. Ms. Melissa helped sing our song “Down by the Spooky Bay.”
What a blast the Seedlings had this week! We tried to make a little classroom band with our instruments. We made some fun dance moves to go along with our music. We love to shake things! We played with the bubble machine and couldn’t believe how many bubbles there were. We tried to pop so many of them. We had a fantastic time doing so.
The Seedlings learned how to build a farm in our classroom and loved putting the animals on their farm. We made all the animals sounds while playing!
We painted a Jack-o’-lantern and did some fun dot art too. During circle time, we read The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss and sang the “Wheels On The Bus.”
What a busy week we had in Little Sprouts! We talked all out leaves and their different colors. During circle time we read “Mouse’s First Fall” by Lauren Thompson and “We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt” by Steve Metzger. Some of us can recognize all the colored leaves in the book! We also sang “Autumn Leaves are Falling Down.” For art, we made leaf rubbings with some leaves we collected on the playground. That was so much fun! There are so many different shapes and colors! We also painted leaves using water color paint. Next week we will be talking all about Halloween! Just a friendly reminder to provide a jacket for you child as the weather is getting chillier. Have a great weekend and stay safe!
This week in Beanstalks, we learned and did so many fun activities. We really got into the Halloween spirit and made our very own spiders that we were able to put on the door- they look extra spooky! During circle time, we all talked about what everyone was going to be for Halloween and everyone’s costumes sounded amazing! We also read numerous Halloween books such as If You’re Scary and You Know it, and The Ghost Afraid of the Dark. In addition, we also did some picture and object matching with the letters of the alphabet. It is important that we know our letters and our sounds so that we are able to identify them when reading, especially since everyone loves reading so much! Lastly, we also did some counting and practice with numbers with counting Halloween objects. Next week is going to be a super fun week since it is Halloween and we have so many fun things planned! Can’t wait to see everyone next week!
In the Beanstalks II class this week, we had lots of creative fun as well as continuing our tree study. We used Fall colors to paint at the easel, an activity that helps develop hand eye coordination and uses both fine and gross motor muscles. We loved painting so much that we have done it everyday this week. We made our first collaborative art project – a leaf rubbing mural using crayons. In the Block Area we used our imaginations to create all kinds of buildings with lots of different types of building materials. As we were learning about tree parts we made letters from sticks and explored how tree bark felt. Our favorite books this week were A Tree Named Steve by Alan Zweibel and Tree by Britta Teckentrup.
In the Saplings class this week, we learned about the characteristics of trees. We explored the difference between evergreen and deciduous trees. We learned that Evergreen trees never loose their leaves in the fall. Our favorite “tree” books were Tree Count by Trish Holland and Our Tree Named Steve by Alan Zweibel. We continued working on our handwriting skills. This week we practiced making lines go up, down and around. We got to be creative when we used an apple to paint a pumpkin with!We had fun sorting leaves by their shape, color and size. We really enjoyed painting and creating pumpkins for our classroom door pumpkin patch. Next week will will continue our tree study as we focus on who lives in trees.
This week in Prek 4 we learned about pumpkins. We discussed the ribs, the pulp and their seeds. We also discussed their size, color and where they can be found. Once we learned all about pumpkins we were able to taste pumpkin seeds and graph who did or did not enjoy their seeds. Another large group activity was learning about the letter B, the letter sound and what words begin with the letter B. The children where able to practice rhyming words by connecting rhyming words to complete a pumpkin.
During small group, we did a fun letter matching game. The children were able to pick letter cards and then color the pumpkin seed that had the matching color in it. The children also learned about the life cycle of a pumpkin. They did this while practicing their fine motor skills while cutting and pasting the steps in order.
Some of the fun books that we read this week were The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steve Kroll and Pumpkin Time by Erzsi Deak