Between playing music, having a dance party, blowing bubbles and playing peek a boo in a tent we made, it sure has been a fun-filled Friday! Sandy brought in her guitar this morning and let the children strum on the strings. Walter and Genevieve had a short drumming session on the table with Mike and everyone danced to the Flaming Lips. Later Genevieve and Walter started playing peek a boo with a sheet. After watching them for a while Mike created a tent using the sheet and our activity mat that has crisscrossing arches. They had enormous fun crawling through the tent and lifting up the sides to peek through at each other. Although Julia is not as mobile as the others in our group she had fun watching them and she spent some time playing with Walter on the activity mat. Julia was full of smiles all through our dance party!
That is all for today. Please enjoy the pictures. We hope you all have a wonderful long weekend!
Chase, Towers and Music
As often happens, Walter and Genevieve were the first up from nap today. Energized by their rest, they began a game of chase. They chased each other over to the table, where they pulled up and began drumming. Soon they were playing peek a boo, hiding under the table and popping up. They seemed to be having the best time! Next Julia joined in the fun, knocking down towers with Genevieve and rolling balls around. Later, Judah and Tula added some music to the mix. They both love playing the piano and Judah learned how to beat on the big drum!
August 29, 2012
Hello everybody. Happy hump day! This morning we enjoyed the weather outside on the deck it felt warm with a breeze which was really nice. The children have seemed to really enjoy starting the day outside as well and we plan on continuing this practice as long as the weather is nice. While outside our friends found tent poles left by the older children. Everyone enjoyed playing with these poles. Some friends rolled the poles while others used them to make sounds on the deck. Overall it was a very pleasant morning and everyone seemed very happy to be at school and enjoying the outdoors. After our first nap and lunch we had lots of cuddle time followed by some silly times around the canopy in our cozy area. Everyone was laughing as Jackie played pick-a-boo through the mesh and made funny faces. After we all calmed down from the excitement we sang some quiet songs and read some stories before going down for our afternoon nap.
We want to inform everyone that Jackie will be out Friday and Tuesday for her Bachelorette party. However, Mike, Magdalen, Toni and Sandy will all work to cover her hours.
Rattles and Reflections
Today during free play we brought out the mirrors. Some of the babies crawled on the blue mirror block and found their reflections in the small round mirrors. Judah played the piano and soon after everyone seemed to want to make music. Julia played a rattle we made from recycled materials while Genevieve, Jackson and Walter shook small wooden rattles. After Judah was finished playing the piano he joined the rest of the crew to shake rattles. It was a fun morning! Enjoy the photos :)
Poster Friday 8/24/12
Happy Friday everyone! This morning we had a fabulous time out on the deck playing with balls and enjoying the not too hot weather. It went so well that we plan on starting more mornings this way so if you come into the room at drop off and we are not in there look outside. We may be on the deck! Hope you enjoy today's slideshow and posters. Have a great weekend!
so much fun at circle time
Today we had so much fun at circle time! During circle time we sing songs including, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, 10 Little Fingers and Clap Your Hands. You have probably heard us sing all of these songs but if you ever want us to demonstrate for you let us know and we would be glad too. We also read a few stories together and then just had fun relaxing and hanging out with each other. Just a reminder Magdalen will be on vacation Friday and Monday but Jackie will be in the room full time. Have a great day!
Play based learning
August 21, 2012
Crystal Gonzales and Jenn Joslin Green Sprout Infant Co-Teachers