January 19, 2018

The infant-B students were really excited practicing the guitar- a very popular instrument that they see Mr. Evan play for them. They love their music teacher!

Leo and Nate took turns practicing their skills on the guitar- tapping on the instrument as if it was a drum. The students also plucked the strings with their fingers, hearing the beautiful music they were creating. 

 

Wow! Leo, Your standing all by yourself! 

Beautiful, Job!

Leo has been independently standing a lot lately, especially when he is distracted and focused during a sensory exploration, like water play. 

It was such an amazing surprise to Leo Shafle take seven perfect independent steps. 

We are so proud!

 

Curriculum Morning Brunch- Family: Sharing Personal Stories!

Today the infant-B families came and read their child's personal stories to the classroom! The stories were all thoughtfully put together by the parents- detailing their child's favorite things to do, how and why they gave their little ones their names and more. 

There were loads of love put into making these stories, and we thank you all for sharing them with us!

Thank you, infant-B families! Have a lovely weekend!

See you all soon :)

January 12, 2018

This week the infant-B students started off their busy week with exploring Tissue paper!

The students used great focus as they pulled and ripped the delicate pieces of paper! Some also chose to create a game of peek-a-boo with the colored paper. 

Spanish Class!

The students absolutely enjoy Spanish.

They are now showing that they recognize the Spanish songs- through excited body movements and facial expressions, (big smiles and giggles).

Independent standing and steps!

We were more than excited to see the students challenging their bodies- standing unsupported and taking independent steps!

-Leo proudly stands unsupported in the gym. 

-Grace stands up and takes three dependent steps in her classroom.

Bravo, students!

Exploring Clay!

Squish, Poke, squeeze and pull!

The infant-B students had a blast exploring the familiar material- manipulating the shape and exploring the flexibility of the clay.

Lovely Transition!

Hello, Nicole!!!

Nicole is a new student to the infant-B class and she is transiting into her new school environment beautifully! 

We are so proud that Nicole is becoming more and more comfortable in her new classroom, each day- becoming more familiar with her teachers and friends!

 

Have a beautiful long weekend, Infant-B Families!

January 5, 2018

Welcome back infant-B students! Starting off their first week back, from the holiday break,  the students created their first portraits of 2018!

They enjoyed their first Spanish class of the new year :)

....And painted with sponges!

Have a great weekend, Infant-B families!

January 2, 2017 : Welcome back infant-b students!

December 20, 2017

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December 14, 2017

Today we started off the exciting day with painting- concluding the day with a beautiful holiday party.

Thank you. Infant-B families!

December 15, 2017

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December 1, 2017

Happy Birthday, Rohan! 

Today the infant-b students celebrated Rohan’s first birthday! Rohan’s daddy came in to celebrate his big day with us- surprising everyone with muffins and fruit to share. Yummy!

Water Play!

The infant-B students had a blast exploring the warm water with silver  ornaments - splashing the water with their hands and tossing the shiny balls in and out of the water.

Have a beautiful weekend, infant-b families!

 

 

November 30, 2017

The infant-B class started their week off with gym time and yoga- excising and stretching their bodies.

Great stretching, Rohan!

In connection with our curriculum theme of the year: Self and Identity-Focusing on the child

During morning circle time the infant-B students always gather together and sing "good morning", to all their friends, welcoming each student to class. Along with singing the student's favorite songs, we also love to bring awareness to our bodies, using music. This week the children were practically interested in their feet, so we sang “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ and “ If Your Happy and You Know It”.

How exciting!

As we sang “if your happy and you know it stomp your feet”, Sloane picked her friend’s feet up and stomped it for him.  Not only are the students becoming aware of their own bodies, but their friends as well. Beautiful job, everyone.

We will continue to encourage body awareness throughout the school year through music, books, and exciting provocations.

( Video Link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/sJeKzut9tMJNgpNI2 )

Busy Feet:

The students have been on the move! They are all so proud, using the walker to cruise around their classroom- each eager to take their turn. Wonderful job, friends!

Textured Ball Painting:

The students have always shown an interest in balls of any kind. A delighted grin spreads upon their faces each time they manipulate the round, bouncy, slightly unpredictable wonder. 

A piece of white butcher paper was attached to the bottom of the sensory bin, before adding paint and textured balls. This activity proved to be an irresistible provocation that supplied the students with endless sensory play and engaged their gross and fine motor muscles in a fun and special way.

When the box was placed in the middle of the classroom floor, it was interesting to see the students automatically go for the paint, as if the balls were not there. The explorers grasped at the bright paint colors, using their pointers to poke at the wet puddles. They are clearly paint experts now and know just what to do!

After a short while, our little sensory experts started to notice the round, bumpy balls and began trying to pick them up with their wet, colorful hands.

As the textured balls slipped from hand to hand, the balls bounced and rolled onto the white paper.

With each drop and roll, the round bumpy balls left behind beautiful imprints and trails on the paper!

In connection with our curriculum theme of the year: Self and Identity-Focusing on the child

Phase#2: Family

Finding Our Mommies and Daddies on the Light Table!

What a beautiful surprise to find their mommies and daddies glowing over the illuminating light! 

The infant-B student first went through all the 2D photos of the parents and then we noticed the students showing preference- choosing their mom or dad to explore only; giggling, staring and kissing the pictures. 

We will definitely continue exploring our family faces. 

We can't wait to see what happens next!

See you all tomorrow, infant-b families!

November 29, 2017

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