Dear Sprout Families,

In April, we explored Containers and Bugs! Everyone found plastic bugs scattered around the room and enjoyed housing them in bug containers.

At circle time we read:

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
  • The Suitcase by Chris Naylor-Ballesteras
  • The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle

Songs we sang:

  • Bumble Bee
  • The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Fun we had:

  • Coloring and painting containers.
  • Identifying bugs outside on the playground
  • Filling containers with “stuff”
  • Our sensory table included containers bugs and blocks to explore
  • The Sprouts found giant Bugs (plastic) and placed them in jars. Everyone was excited over their Big Bugs.”
  • Outside we found them on their bellies looking for bugs in the grass.
  • It was truly a buggy month.

Sprout Happenings:

Beckett had fun filling up the containers with bugs. He would walk around the room saying “Look. A big spider.”

Kruz enjoyed reading the spider book. He would sing “Itsy Bitsy Spider” as the book was being read to him. 

Levi liked to put one of the little bugs on the car. He would walk around saying, “It is driving.”

Julia had fun filling up the round containers with colored bugs. She would walk around the room, holding it with a big smile.

Archer has been into dinosaurs. He would fill the bug containers with the little dinosaurs and say, “I got it.” 

Penny would take a container and fill it with books. She would then carry the container over to Ms. Jennifer and say, “Read now.”

Riley liked to stand at the sensory table, find a colored spider, and sing, “Itsy Bitsy Spider climbed up the table leg.” She was a great singer.

Rowan enjoyed going outside and finding the little bugs in the dirt. He would find one and say, “I found a little one.” 

It was a great month exploring all the different containers and bugs. We can’t wait to see what fun new things we will learn in May.

In May, we’ll be learning about Lights and Shadows. Have you noticed your Sprout’s interest in the sun and in watching their shadow on the ground lately? We have! As we study lights and shadows. The Sprouts will develop their language and literacy skills by naming and describing different types of light and discussing their shadows on the ground. Math skills as they count the lights they are using and shadows they see on the ground. Also, they will get a growing sense of independence as they turn on and off the lights they use daily. 

Thank you to all the parents for coming to the conferences. It was great being able to talk one on one with no interruptions.

Here is a few reminders for the month: 

  • We can only hope that Winter is gone and Spring has arrived.
  • Please take home all your Sprouts winter gear, it’s sunscreentime!
  • Ensure your Sprout has weather and size-appropriate extra clothes in their cubby.

Thank you once again for all you do. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to come talk to us. Have a wonderful May and Mother’s Day.

                    Teresa, Jennifer and Nana Julie

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