Greetings infant families,
I hope everyone has had a lovely week thus far! We have certainly had a wonderful week in the classroom. On Monday we welcomed our newest friend Fisher! He had a great first day and was very popular among his new classmates. During circle time this week we have decided to use more than one book for our daily circle time. Today we read: A very hungry caterpillar, we happen to know a very cute song for this book and decided to sing it since we are focusing on music for this month's theme and what better month to learn about music than March madness aka SXSW madness! :p We ended the day singing various songs in high and low notes, the babes were very intrigued! On Tuesday Ms. Jenn brought a microphone in to share with class, everyone had chance to hold it and "speak" into it ;) Ms. Jenn and I used this to sing to the babes all day! On Wednesday Ms. Jenn and I thought it would be very entertaining for the babes if we sang a warm up song that we're both familiar with since we recently discovered that we both took choir during our high school years! :p We practiced singing the vocal/pitch scales of Do-Re-Mi..the babes were definitely enjoying all the hand movements that go along with this song and the different ranges we made using our voice. During circle time we read/sang five little monkeys. On Thursday we brought some paper towel rolls into class and practiced making high and low sounds with our vocal chords the paper towel rolls were great to help amplify the sound and keep our friends interested in the activity, shortly after we passed it around the table so that our friends could get a better view of this item. On Friday we made our very own microphones for the babes to explore it was tons of fun!!
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Have a great weekend!
Greetings infant families,
All of this wacky weather the past couple of weeks was perfect for our weather theme from extreme cold, windy, rainy weekdays and cool, sunny weekends. Oh, Texas weather is so unpredictable! Lol
*Everyday of this week we have been singing you are my sunshine & Mr. Sun. Throughout our entire weather theme we have incorporated a fun song titled- What's the weather like today?(sung to the tune of London bridges) If you're interested in the lyrics let me know and I will be more than happy to share them with you!*
It has been a fabulous week! On Tuesday we headed out to the deck to soak up the sun! While outdoors we talked about the importance of the sun to the earth and how our sun is a magnificent, life-giving force. We also talked about how the sun supplies us with heat and light. On Wednesday we could not wait to go outdoors to the deck again, as soon as we mentioned outside to the babes their little faces lit up with excitement! As soon as we got everyone settled and all comfy on the deck we began to sing our circle time songs for the week: "You are my sunshine & Mr. Sun" these songs are super fun and very entertaining for the babes as we use big hand gestures to keep them focused and interested throughout the full circle time. Today the babes had the opportunity to explore sunglasses, I'm sure this was fun for each of them as they got to experience a different view of the day thru the lenses, it also made for a great sensory activity. On Thursday we started working on a project that incorporates the sun & the clouds for our weekly theme. We focused on pasting the "clouds" first and decided to complete the project on the following day. Each of the babes had a turn exploring the soft and puffy texture of the cotton balls aka clouds, and surprisingly no one tried to eat them! Lol. We ended the day with a playdate/visit from a new friend who will be joining us very soon, his name is Fisher! He will be in the class part-time (Mon,Wed,Fri) we can't wait to have him join the group! On Friday we used some toilet paper rolls that were used to help paint and complete our project, Ms. Jenn & I cut some slits into the ends of the TP rolls this helped them take a similar shape to the sun, then the babes were able to help us dip the TP rolls into some paint and stamp a "sun" onto their page.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
It has been a super fun filled week in the infant class! On Monday we celebrated June's birthday, during lunch Ms. Jenn and I sang happy birthday to our friends and they even got to wear colorful party hats. Later in the day we made valentine cards that will be distributed to various children in hospitals. The babes helped us pat down the stickers which doubled as extra practice to strengthen their pincer grasps! On Tuesday we made a beautiful birthday card for the director of Green Sprout, Ms. Toni and she absolutely loved it. On Wednesday we brought a rain maker into the classroom, the babes were instantly interested in this item. As we demonstrated how the rain maker worked we sang plenty of songs that incorporate rain such as: Rain, rain go away and itsy bitsy etc. After nap we decided to set up the big green tunnel and play peek-a-boo by peeking at them from each end of the tunnel this activity was a lot of fun, the babes certainly enjoyed it. We ended our day with a visit from a new friend who will be joining us soon, his name is Enzo he is 4 months old and we are very excited to have him join us! On Thursday we spent the majority of the day crafting a very special Valentine for you!!! We had tons of fun creating this special project, during the project we talked about love and sang I love you throughout snack time.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend filled with love!
This week the babes got to explore windy weather. It was so fun watching them react to the wind. The majority of the week was spent exploring a fan that Ms. Jenn brought in to share with the class. The weather was not OK to be outdoors and we wanted the babes to still have a chance to experience some sort of wind. For one activity, we tied some pieces of fabric to it to demonstrate how wind affects certain items/objects. We then placed a large piece of fabric over the fan and even had some of the babes huddle under it to experience the gust of wind and the flowing fabric. We also brought a pinwheel in for the babes to explore. We practiced blowing air from our mouth to make the wheel spin! During circle time all week we read Curious George flies a kite; this book was perfect for the homemade kite we made for our classroom, all of the babes sure enjoyed it! Over all it was a lovely week.
I would like to officially welcome our newest daisy to the bunch; her name is Adele and she just completed her first full week in the class. All of our friends were very interested in getting to meet her. The babes have been doing really well at practicing gentle touches with her.
Have a great weekend!
Crystal Gonzales and Jenn Joslin Green Sprout Infant Co-Teachers