We started our morning off with some great free play. Tula brought in a rattle that her mom made out of a coffee can filled with the plastic tops from pouches. Walter was especially interested in shaking and banging on the rattle. throwing, shaking and rolling balls were other popular activities this morning. After first nap Toni stopped by for a visit and lead a dynamic circle time. We sang lots of songs, danced, jumped up and down and read a book about dinosaurs. After circle we at lunch together as a class. The babies like eating together and Toni even stayed for lunch, so they got to hang out Jackie, Magdalen and Toni at the same time! We are improving our signs every day which is very exciting! After second nap we brought out a big roll of bubble wrap and let the babies explore it. They crawled all over it and listened to the popping sounds. The whole group spent a lot of time playing together today, which is always fun for the teachers to observe.
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At Green Sprout we are influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach. Part of this philosophy is that children have a hundred languages. The aim of the Reggio Approach is to promote children’s education through the development of all their languages: expressive, communicative, symbolic, cognitive, ethical, metaphorical, logical, imaginative and relational. As teachers. co-learners and observers of children's work we see the use of such languages every day here in the infant room. We encourage you to think of the hundred languages concept as you make observations of your child. Please enjoy the photos from today and the famously beautiful poem by Loris Malaguzzi the founder of the Reggio Emilia philosophy.
Today we listened to a lot of music, and of course we danced and sang along! We also lots of free play time. I has certainly been a fun-filled day so far!
We hope everyone has a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you all next week! Please enjoy the slideshow.
Much love from the Infant Teachers <3
Good afternoon everyone!
As usual, we started our day outside. Lately some of our friends have become very interested in climbing. Genevieve has shown the most interest and she loves climbing up the slide over and over again. Jackson is often right behind her, pulling his way up the slide and Walter has also begun climbing, but he is a bit more cautious. Our Kangaroo Climber (which has the slide) also has some big holes that our friends like to peek at each other through. They have also begun crawling through these holes, like they are entering into or emerging from a cave. As they fit their bodies into various spaces they are learning about their bodies and how they fit in space. When we came inside the children snuggled up on their nap mats to drink their bottles and wind down for nap. After a solid morning nap we took them, two at a time, to eat lunch. Those who were not eating had lots of fun reading books and singing all our favorite songs with Jackie. Tula loved snuggling with Jackie and when Judah (who took the longest nap!) popped his head up over the edge of his pack n play he was ready to join in the fun!
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Today we had so much fun playing outside in the sun on the deck. Sandy brought her guitar and played songs while everyone explored our outdoor materials. Several of our friends played the drum while she played and everyone danced along. Later Dom came to visit and told stories while pretending like she was MR. OWL (the purple owl in our classroom). Everyone thought that was so funny and their were lots of giggles. This afternoon we plan on singing more songs and dancing while Sandy plays the guitar. As you all know we are very musical here at the sprout and love singing and dance parties. We would like to send out an open invite to any of you that play instruments or have friends that play to come visit and have a music circle with us. If any of you are interested or know of anyone who would like to visit let us know. Also we want to inform all of you that there have been two reported illnesses in our class. Mike was home with a fever today and we also had a friend go home with a fever today as well. As always have a great rest of your day and enjoy the photos!
Happy Friday Everyone!
I hope you all are having a wonderful day and are enjoying this change in weather. We are having a great day here at the Sprout :) Today Jackson (who is almost 1 year old!) had a great time bouncing in the exer-saucer. Tula pulled up beside him and and danced as we sang 'One Little, Two Little, Three Little Fingers'! Genevieve also joined in the dancing and Walter bounced from a seated position. Soon Gage began drumming on the big drum and he was joined by Tula and Walter. Julia discovered some orange cellophane, which she crunched up in her fingers. Some of our friends spent time playing various 'instruments' at the music wall.
We sang all our favorite songs, and read the Elusive Moose before second nap. The babies love looking at pictures of animals and hearing our interpretations of the sounds they make. I think the babies missed their outside time because they seemed to have extra energy stored up when it came time for second nap.
I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Crystal Gonzales and Jenn Joslin Green Sprout Infant Co-Teachers