Gobble, Gobble, Gobble!
Although it was a short week for us, we managed to fit plenty of exciting activities into our days! On Monday we brought in some large boxes & bubble wrap for the sprouts to explore. Everyone was very interested in how we were going to play with these items, but as I demonstrated that the box would make for a fabulous game of peek-a-boo they were instantly enthralled & soon after each babe was taking turns poking their heads thru the openings of the box; this was a great object permanence activity. The bubble wrap was a big hit as well. During circle time we rolled out a large amount for each sprout to enjoy at the same time, then Ms. Jenn & I helped each babe pop some bubbles. The reaction we got from the popping was adorable! This was a wonderful fine motor activity.
On Tuesday We spent the morning singing plenty of songs, I tried my best to incorporate songs about turkeys as we were decorating our lovely turkey craft. :) We had a lot of giggles at the end of "one little,2 little turkeys" they especially loved when we would say "gobble, gobble, gobble!"
During circle time we read Corduroys' Thanksgiving and sang even more songs, this time about the weather; Once it was time for lunch we had all the babes wear a party hat for Ryes birthday! We sang him happy birthday and blew up plenty of balloons; it was a super fun celebration! Rye even brought some yummy snacks in
to share with everyone!
**Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!**
I'm very thankful to be a part of this amazing community yall are such a great group of parents, I love you and your sprouts dearly!
It's great to be back in the classroom, I missed the sprouts dearly; I received tons of hugs and lovin from each babe!
Since I was absent Monday+Tuesday Ms. Jenn filled me in a bit on these days & she even snapped a couple of shots so I could share with you. Monday the majority of the day was spent outdoors visiting with the community. On Tuesday the class got to create an art project using balloons; they had so much fun exploring the texture of the balloon & squishiness of the paint, as the balloon was dipped into the bright red and deep blue colors. This was an excellent gross motor skill activity!
Wednesday- As you know our current theme is colors; this week we focused on the colors red & blue. Our activity of the day allowed the babes to utilize their cognitive & gross motor skills. During circle time we placed a red and blue container in front of them, handed them a red/blue object and had them place their object inside the matching container, they all did really well with this activity & most definitely had a blast tossing the balls in!
on Thursday I brought in some sensory bottles for the babes to explore they were filled with water, oil & red/blue food coloring.(the bottle tops are glued on to ensure they will not open) We enjoyed this activity in the afternoon before we read some great books that Rye brought in to share with the class. The titles of the books are: Press Here, Pantone Colors & Perfect Square. We read each book and I showed them an item that matched each color that was being presented in the books.
Friday- We prepared leaves for our sprouts to place onto our appreciation tree, which will be used as a centerpiece for the friendsgiving dinner next week. During circle time we brought in some hand/tattoo puppets, the kiddos sure enjoyed them we sang some fun songs & went on to read our books of the week; Clifford the Big Red Dog & Color Zoo it was a spectacular week!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend full of warmth & coziness!
Crystal Gonzales and Jenn Joslin Green Sprout Infant Co-Teachers