November News: Week of November 27th and December 4th

Friendly Reminder

Sproutlings will close at 4pm on Friday December 22nd and will be closed on Monday December 25th and Tuesday December 26th for the Holiday Break.

Annual Flu Vaccines are due no later than December 31st.

Children who are over 6 months and attend a licensed child care or preschool facility in NJ are required to have a flu vaccine no later than December 31st of each year. If we do not receive you child’s flu vaccine record by December 31st 2023. They will be unable to attend school in January until we have received it.

Please bring proof of vaccine to the office. 

2024 Holiday Closing Dates 

Our 2024 Holiday Closing Dates can be found on our website using the link below.



It’s getting exciting in the Peapod room. We’ve been very busy decorating our room. We love watching the big snowflakes moving that hang from our ceiling. We also helped decorate the lobby and of course our windows. We hope you enjoy our Hanukkah and Christmas decorations Ms. Kiera made with us.
We have some new creepers moving around the room. Some are even going under the crib! Our walker has now turned into our runner. He zips all around the room.
Ms. Laura sang “If You’re Happy and You Know It” and Ms. Lu read 8 Nights of Hanukkah by Eric Carle.
To our families who celebrate Hanukkah we wish you love, peace, and happiness.

Peapods II

And just like that, December has arrived! We hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and is getting into the holiday spirit! Peapods 2 is definitely ready for the holidays. Outside our classroom you can find our Mistle’toes’ hanging up, alongside our handprint menorahs. This week we read a new book entitled Happy Hanukkah, Pout- Pout Fish by Deborah Dieson


The Seedlings have been having a blast! We have talked about scarecrows, Hanukkah, and Christmas. We absolutely loved making a huge Scarecrow for our room and that we colored it and glued orange yarn to it. We had a lot of fun using the yarn and the glue.

We had fun painting dreidels and menorahs and decorating our room with them! We can’t get enough of stickers and dot art.

There were some snow flurries this week and we couldn’t stop looking out of the windows. We  were thrilled to see them fall from the sky and disappear on the ground.

The Seedlings are very sad to see Miss Paige leave but wish her the best with her new adventure. She will hold a close place to all of our hearts.

During circle time, we sang “ Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel” and read You’re Mine Little Latke by Natalie Marshall.

Little Sprouts

Little Sprouts had so much fun the last two weeks! We enjoyed using dot markers to color menorahs, and holiday lights! We used color pencils and crayons to color dreidels, an elf on the shelf, and gingerbread men. During circle time we have fun singing our good morning song, days of the week, and our ABC’s. We always enjoy talking about the weather. Our favorite time of the week was when Ms. Lisa came to teach us some new songs. We read Clifford Celebrates Hanukkah by Norman Bridwell.


What an exciting two weeks we’ve had here in Beanstalks! Last week we talked about arctic animals and hibernation. We talked about all the different animals that hibernate, from the littlest ladybug to the biggest bear and even made some animal friends of our own! This week we’ve been talking about Hanukkah! We counted candles, read about dreidels, and even decorated popsicle sticks to make our own menorahs! Wishing all of our families a Happy Hanukkah and a great weekend!

Beanstalks II

Just like that it’s already been two weeks. We hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving.

Last week we learned all about scarecrows and where you can see them and what they are made out of. We practiced our  number recognition, by counting the correct number of  patches to put on a scarecrow. We also made our very own scarecrow.  Books we read included The Scarecrows Hat by Ken Brown, The Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown and The Not So Scary Scarecrow by Mamie Tauk. This week we are learning all about Hanukkah.  We have painted and made a menorah and a  Star of David.  Hanukkah books we have read include Light The Lights by Margaret Moorman, Spin The Dreidel by Alexandra Cooper and The Hanukkah Trike by Michelle Edwards. We also put a Christmas tree up in the classroom and have our menorah ready for Hanukkah.

PreK 3

Pre K 3 has been busy the last two weeks.

We finished our study on trees by discussing the foods that grows on trees. We made our name on lemon trees. The children sorted the foods that grow on trees and foods that do not grow on trees. They also rolled the dice to find out how many seeds to place inside their pears and we had fun peeling stickers to place on our apple trees.

This week, Pre K 3 learned about gingerbread. The children worked on patterns with gingerbread items and decorated a house with colored pompoms.  The kids matched up lettered gum drops to decorate a house and we also made a Menorah to celebrate Hanukkah.

Some of the books we read include Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr., Tree Count by Trish Holland, The Gingerbread Man and The Gingerbread Ninja by C.J. Leigh.

Happy Hanukkah!

PreK 4

In Pre K 4 the children have been listening to different versions of the Gingerbread Man. They made comparisons between the books and noted differences as well. At the end of the week the children made a graph showing which book was the favorite. They enjoyed hearing the stories of The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst, The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup and The Nijabread Man by C.J. Leigh.

This week the children have been learning about a few holidays that are celebrated around the world. This included Las Posadas, St. Lucia, Kwanzaa and Hunukkah. The children learned facts about each and worked on art pieces which represented each holiday. Symbols from each holiday were then used in this week’s lessons as we worked on letter and number identification, beginning letter sounds, patterns and rhyming words.

Next week the children can look forward to learning about how animals hibernate in the winter. We will also be working on special gifts.