Happy Halloween Green Sprout Infant Families!! It was great seeing those who came out for our celebration!! It was so fun seeing all the babies in their amazing costumes!!
In the spirit of Halloween we played around with sunglasses this morning. Genevieve and Jackson had a lot of fun looking through the dark lenses, taking the glasses off, trading glasses and opening and closing them. Some of our other friends, however, were less thrilled to have something placed over their eyes. Judah was very interested in the camera today and he came up with some nice poses for us. Miles and Julia explored some tulle together. Miles liked looking through it and seeing the difference when we pulled it off his face. Walter spent some time tearing it up in the exer-saucer for old times sake.
As you all know, it was Walter's last day at Green Sprout today. All the babies helped make a card for him. We put each of their hand prints on a big card made out of construction paper so that he has something to remember his class by. We will all miss him very much and we wish him the best in his new school!
We wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween!
Mighty Fine Monday
Orange you glad it's Thursday!
Happy Thursday everyone! We had an excellent day today with the babes. We have been working on doing some artwork for the welcome center for Halloween. Yesterday and today we spent time doing some finger-painting I have attached photos from yesterday as well. It was super fun. The babies really enjoyed getting their hands dirty. We also had a good time playing with pumpkins and other orange items in the classroom. We were rolling the pumpkins around on the floor, sharing them with our friends, and hiding them around the room. We were also playing with carrots, the orange shaker, and paint.
In the afternoon we brought in some boxes. We spent time pushing babies around the room in the box. They LOVED it. They were so excited, and after we were done they took turns pushing each other around or just pushing the empty box. We also built a fort, jumped on the mattress, and danced to Michael Jackson. We had a pretty eventful afternoon. Hope everyone is having a fabulous week thus far.
Bubbles, Pumpkins and the Outdoors!
We had a small group today, which allowed us to do a lot of different things. We missed our friends who were absent though, and hope they feel better soon! We started the morning with some cheerios and bubbles in our classroom. The babies got really into popping the bubbles. Genevieve stared at the bubbles intently and then popped them with her finger. She also liked saying "pop". Jackson also enjoyed watching the bubbles and popping them and he even started saying "bubble". Julia watched them land around her and she reached out and tried to pop some of them. Judah was also very interested in the bubbles and how they popped.
When we were done with the bubbles we moved to the deck where we played with balls, climbed the slide, used the walkers and little trikes, and climbed in and out of the little house. Jackson particularly enjoyed climbing through the openings in the house with the slide. He also spent some time playing with a leaf of kale, which he examined and touched his tongue to but didn't eat. Genevieve enjoyed bouncing the big read ball and climbing in and out of the house. Julia played with a soccer ball, which she rolled and held. Judah had a blast using one of the walkers to walk all over the deck! Toni also brought out some small pumpkin that the children got to explore.
After lunch we did an art project. Check back for more about our Halloween art project!
Spiders and Pumpkins!
Happy Friday! Today we made spiders and pumpkins using our hands. We traced Walter's, Jackson's and Miles' hands using a white pencil on black construction paper. Julia and Genevieve moved their hands around so much that we decided to use orange paint to make their spiders. They dipped their hands in the paint and put their handprints on the black paper. Julia painted a pumpkin and Genevieve made an orange spider. During naptime we added eyes to the spiders and a stem to the pumpkin.
Enjoy the pictures and have a great weekend!
Hello all! I've posted some photos from yesterday's adventures along with today's activities for you to enjoy.
As for today, we had a relaxing morning hanging out in the classroom playing. We took turns eating our pretend foods and sharing it with our friends. Genevieve and Walter each had a corn in hand that they banged on the table together. Judah was a fan of the asparagus which he carried all around the room. Julia and Miles liked the carrots and spent time biting on them. We talked about vegetables and worked on saying the names of them.
In the afternoon we read some books, and enjoyed the nice weather with the windows open. After lunch I brought in a few ice trays and some hair rollers for the babes to check out. They really like new objects and exploration, so I try to take the time to think of new things for them to do. Although ice trays and hair rollers may seem like simple or boring objects, to an infant it is a new creative outlet. I will let you in on the biggest secret of all infants. They don't need real toys to be happy. Shhhhh. Don't let the word out. :) So we put hair rollers on our fingers, and in our hair, and we stuck them in small spaces we could find. We stacked the ice trays on top of each other, passed them to our friends, and found places to hide them around the room. Everyone had a fabulous afternoon, and it was a great Thursday. See you all tomorrow!
Today has been a lot of fun so far! We started the day with some free play in the classroom. Our friends have been very social recently, and it was great to watch them interact this morning! They were particularly interested in shaking various shakers and passing objects back and forth. Gage and Walter seemed to really enjoy passing a blue maraca back and forth and shaking it.
After first nap we got out some puzzles and watched as the children explored them. Many of the puzzles were of farm animals, so we talked about the names of the different animals and what sounds they make. A couple of our friends were quick to share their impressions of the different animals. Jackson enjoyed showing off his piggy sounds and we also worked on mooing.
Before second nap Sandy flipped a pac n play over on its side and the children had a blast walking and crawling in and out of it. Genevieve particularly enjoyed standing up in it, smiling at us, then walking out.
Miles loves bouncing in the pink bouncy chair. Julia enjoyed relaxing in the mama roo, but she also joined our other friends on the floor. Judah has been enjoying cruising along the furniture in our classroom.
We hope everyone is havinag a treat week
Good Times !!
Have a Great Weekend!
Happy Friday Everyone!
We have been having an excellent day here at the Sprout! We spent some quality time out on the deck enjoying the beautiful weather! We had a great time bouncing balls, playing with a balloon and exploring the hut with the slide.
We hope everyone has a great weekend! Enjoy the slideshow!
Boxes o Fun
Crystal Gonzales and Jenn Joslin Green Sprout Infant Co-Teachers