|Posted by [email protected] on October 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM||comments (0)|
This week in the infant classroom the theme is Nursery Rhymes! We explored quite a bit but here are the crowd favorites! The entire class loved singing “Rock a bye baby” as we explored and practiced gentle touches with plush baby dolls! We also tried singing and pointing to simple body parts while singing head shoulders knees and toes. A different activity we explored was mixing shaving cream and food coloring in baggies! After we mixed up the coloring in the baggies a teacher clear contacted the bags to the window. It was a fun way for the infants to re-visit the bags through out the day! We also sang old MacDonald as we explored animal puppets, twinkle twinkle little star with mini flash lights and other familiar nursery rhymes. It has been a wonderful week in the infant room but we look forward to a new theme on Monday. Until next time!
|Posted by [email protected] on October 7, 2021 at 1:40 PM||comments (2)|
This week in the infant classroom the theme is Community helpers and Fire Safety! We have explored so many fun things this week but here are a few of the groups favorites. The older infants enjoyed trying on fire fighter hats as we faced the play yard mirror! It was fun to not only explore the hats together, but we also tried to touch familiar body parts like our head or our feet as we watched our reflections! A book that we visited quite a few times this week is a sensory book called “Let’s Go to the Firehouse!” It shows different things we may find at a fire station as well as sensory patches on each page. The younger infants loved practicing turning pages with teachers help and feeling the sensory on each page. We also explored the metal reflective balls, pounding benches and finger painting at the low table or on the mini easel. It has been a wonderful week in the infant room but we look forward to our Nursery rhymes theme next week! Until next time.
|Posted by [email protected] on October 4, 2021 at 10:35 AM||comments (2)|
This week in the infant classroom the theme is Pirates! We have had such a blast this week but here are a few of our favorite activities. The older infants thought it was silly and fun to watch teachers imitate the “boat” yoga pose on the classroom floor. The infants did a great job attempting to lift their legs up and off the ground. Our class also enjoyed sliding fish and sensory balls down our painted tube and practicing retrieving them where ever they landed in the classroom. The group also practiced sticking pieces of tissue paper to clear contact paper, taking shapes in and out of shape sorters and reaching for bubbles in the air! We also explored the pop up tunnel and played a game of peek a book from either side of the tunnel. It has been a blast this week but we look forward to exploring a new theme together on Monday. Until next time!
|Posted by [email protected] on September 27, 2021 at 8:15 PM||comments (2)|
This week in the infant classroom the theme is Fall! We have loved talking about weather this week as we sit next to our patio window as the weather is starting to shift into cooler temperatures! We talked about the leaves we see falling to the ground on our patio and the different colors we see in them! Our older infants enjoyed exploring with the large rainbow parachute together as a group.. We placed fake leaves on the inside of the parachute and practiced raising it up and down to move the leaves. We also practiced shaking corn kernel sensory bottles, dropping clothes pins into empty juice bottles and exploring alphabet magnets on a metal cookie sheet! It has been a wonderful week in the infant classroom but we look forward to our Pirates theme next week! Until next time!
|Posted by [email protected] on September 16, 2021 at 3:50 PM||comments (10)|
This week in the infant classroom the theme was colors and shapes! Here are a few things we did this week. Our older infants loved making shape pizza’s. We practiced using sponge brushes to brush glue across our circle shape and pressing different shape cut outs to the circle to make a pizza! The infants did a great job with this. We also tried rolling balls together over or inside large shapes we made on the floor with masking tape! Our infants loved looking at color/shape books together as a group, exploring shape sorters and stacking shape blocks together! We also loved retrieving light up sensory balls from inside our large pop up tunnel. It has been a great week but we look forward to a new theme next week! Until next time!
|Posted by [email protected] on September 9, 2021 at 4:15 PM||comments (6)|
This week in the infant classroom the theme is Friends! Here are our crowd favorites from the week..
The infants loved to explore together in small groups this week. We practiced taking turns, waving to our friends and teachers in class and our big kid friends outside. The older infants also enjoyed taking chalk and bubbles outside this week. We tried making marks on our patio wall with chalk, popping bubbles and clapping for our friends learning to take steps and walk with the push cart! Our infants also enjoyed painting/stamping with bubble wrap taped to the end of an empty toilet paper roll! It was fun to watch the group notice the small bubble marks on their paper and to see which friends preferred to use their fingers instead of the stamping tool! We have had a blast this week and we are so excited to see you all at the Fall festival on Saturday. Until next time!
|Posted by [email protected] on September 2, 2021 at 3:35 PM||comments (3)|
This week in the infant classroom we explored the theme of Rain forest and jungle. We explored quite a bit this week but here are some of the infant’s favorites from the lesson plan. Our entire group of infants enjoyed exploring clear contact paper with a parrot on it! The older one year old infants loved sticking different colored feathers to the contact paper. Our younger infants loved to touch the feathers on our sticky paper, and try tummy time on top of it after we stuck it to the ground! We also tried an activity where we used masking tape to tape jungle animals to the walls and ground. The infants then practiced “rescuing” or removing the animals from their tape. We tried finger painting at the low table and the art easel as well! It’s been a lot of fun this week, but we look forward to our Friends theme next week.
|Posted by [email protected] on August 26, 2021 at 1:55 PM||comments (361)|
This week in the infant classroom the theme is All About Me! Here are a few of our favorite activities from the week so far. Our younger infants have been working on their sounds and exploring different sensory books with teachers. It’s been fun to try imitating the sounds we hear from our group of infants and watching and talking about their reactions out loud! Our older infant’s have tried a few different things this week but a crowd favorite was rolling and retrieving light up sensory balls out of a large pop up tunnel. It was fun to see the children smile and interact with one another through the mesh tunnel as well as seeing them work on retrieving the balls independently or with teacher help. We’ve had a blast this week in the infant classroom but we look forward to our Jungle theme on Monday. Until next time!
|Posted by [email protected] on August 19, 2021 at 3:30 PM||comments (0)|
This week in the infant classroom, we explored many different things for our Back to School theme. The group loved to sing “The Wheels on the Bus” with teachers and watching/practicing different hand motions! We also explored transportation vehicles as we sang. We have a few friends that are practicing how to pull up to standing, so we’ve been exploring different light up and noisy toys on the tops of our low tables and shelves to encourage our friends. Our mobile friends also practiced retrieving light up balls and small toys out of our pop up tunnel and loved waving and blowing kisses to our older friends outside on the big kid playground. It has been a great week in the infant classroom but we look forward to a new theme next week.
|Posted by [email protected] on August 12, 2021 at 3:25 PM||comments (0)|
This week in the infant classroom the theme is Legos! Here are our favorite activities so far this week. Our one year old infants enjoyed using jumbo Legos to paint with! It was fun to show the infants how to move the Lego from the paint bowl to the paper and the reactions they gave. Our younger infants loved knocking down jumbo Lego blocks after our one year old group practiced counting and stacking them with teachers! We did get to talk about the weather and about the rain, lightening and thunder we’ve had this week as well! Our smaller infants loved using flash lights while our older infants slept during nap time! We waved bubble wands in the air and practiced saying “Pop!” as they fell to the ground and exploring and tossing bean bags into mini baskets! It’s been a wonderful week in the infant room, and we look forward to a new theme next week!